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Minecraft now available for free on the Raspberry Pi

Dan Graziano

Raspberry Pi Minecraft

Minecraft, the popular sandbox construction game that has taken the world by storm, is now available for the similarly popular Raspberry Pi computer. Mojang, the company behind the hit game, announced on Monday that Minecraft: Pi Edition is available for free on the credit card-sized device. The game supports the same creative gameplay, although it doesn’t support the survival mode that mobile and desktop users have come to know. On the other hand, it also grants users the unique ability to edit the game’s code at a base level and allows them to manipulate the game to their liking.

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“It’s like hacking your way into Minecraft and modifying the game world with code, a bit like being Notch, Jeb, or Nathan, but arguably more fun and less stressful,” said Owen Hill, Chief Word Officer at Mojang AB.

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The Raspberry Pi is a microcomputer that is aimed at computer science students, hackers, and the do-it-yourself (DIY) crowd. The device is equipped with a 700MHz processor and is available with either 256MB of RAM or 512MB of RAM. The Raspberry Pi Model A is offered for $25 and the slightly more powerful Model B unit can be had for $35.

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