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Following a reveal during the "Hello Again" event in October, Mojang has now announced that Minecraft will officially launch today for the fourth-generation Apple TV. The exploration and crafting game is said to be "rolling out in all regions" throughout the day.

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Minecraft for Apple TV will also come with seven pieces of DLC, including Holiday 2015, Town Folk, and City Folk skin packs, along with other add-ons "for a limited time." Otherwise, the game is similar to every other version of Minecraft, tasking users with venturing into a randomly generated world and customizing it to their liking.
We've just released Minecraft for the slim black boxes. And, for a limited time, it comes with seven pieces of lovely DLC, giving you the chance to customise the fun to your liking. Minecraft: Apple TV Edition currently includes the Holiday 2015, Town Folk, and City Folk skin packs, along with the Plastic, Natural, Cartoon, and Festive 2016 mash-ups. It costs $19.99 and is rolling out in all regions as I type.
The Apple TV version will also be up to date with the all-new Ender Update that Minecraft just launched. For those interested, Minecraft for Apple TV will cost $19.99.

Article Link: Minecraft Launches on Apple TV Today for $19.99
 

Naraxus

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Still doesn't make the Apple Tv a viable platform or give it an air of legitimacy
 
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WarDialer

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My kids absolutely love minecraft, been playing for years and watching lets-play videos for almost as long. Amazing game and $20 is what it costs on desktop so the price is fine.

Only downside is the lack of mods, but then vanilla minecraft is fine too and you can make a lot of neat stuff without mods.

I wonder how you can use the remote to move around and craft..
 
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cardfan

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I'm not even sure I'd fool with it on apple tv for free much less 20 dollars. Daughter only plays this on PC.
 

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I didn't know Minecraft had DLCs, just tons of mods. BTW, the Minecraft community kinda died for whatever reason after MSFT purchased it, possibly because they killed the extensible server called Bukkit (even though Spigot took over after).
 

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Isn't that what it costs on all platforms?
$27 for PC/Mac, $20 for anything that resembles a console, $7 (usually) for Pocket Edition.
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I didn't know Minecraft had DLCs, just tons of mods. BTW, the Minecraft community kinda died for whatever reason after MSFT purchased it, possibly because they killed the extensible server called Bukkit (even though Spigot took over after).
The community died for the most part because Microsoft ruined PvP and it crashes more. PvP was the main reason that most people even played Minecraft in the first place.
 

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My kids absolutely love minecraft, been playing for years and watching lets-play videos for almost as long. Amazing game and $20 is what it costs on desktop so the price is fine.

Only downside is the lack of mods, but then vanilla minecraft is fine too and you can make a lot of neat stuff without mods.

I wonder how you can use the remote to move around and craft..

This doesn't even compare to the desktop version.
 

profets

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I was wondering when this was coming! There had been no news of it since the announcement in October.

My son is going to be excited tonight... Not that he doesn't already play it on Mac and iPad all the time, lol.
 

TallManNY

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Wow Minecraft and Mario within a week of each other. Apple is certainly getting its Game On this holiday season. The revenue for Apple versus effort (almost none on Apple's part specifically for these applications) ratio is going to be off the charts.
 

TallManNY

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I was wondering when this was coming! There had been no news of it since the announcement in October.

My son is going to be excited tonight... Not that he doesn't already play it on Mac and iPad all the time, lol.

Yeah, but imagine how much easier it is going to be for him to show you what he is doing or has done if it is on the family TV in the living room. You might even want to encourage that so that he interacts more with the family while messing around with it.
 

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The community died for the most part because Microsoft ruined PvP and it crashes more. PvP was the main reason that most people even played Minecraft in the first place.
I'm assuming you're referring to 1.10, but everything died down before then (circa 1.9).
Edit: My mistake, that was the 1.9 update.
 
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Zimmy68

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Awesome, since I own the iPad version, I should be all set to go the next time I boot up my Apple TV, right?

It's the same internals as the iPad, no?
 

profets

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Yeah, but imagine how much easier it is going to be for him to show you what he is doing or has done if it is on the family TV in the living room. You might even want to encourage that so that he interacts more with the family while messing around with it.

Lol, forgot to mention he already plays it on an Xbox as well.

Once in a while I set up a few Macs for him and his cousins to play in a world together. Sometimes I jump in and terrorize stuff. Good fun, lol.
 
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