PSA: Beware of fake Minecraft PE info/screenshots

Screen Shot 2014-03-16 at 8.01.45 PMThe community surrounding Minecraft Pocket Edition is different from that of the PC Edition. Pocket Edition attracts much younger players than other editions (due to the simplicity of buying an app versus playing it on PC and messing with Java/possible viruses/etc), meaning some PE players can be gullible at times (please don't take offense to that if you play PE, I'll explain why).

We have had countless emails and twitter messages telling us that our estimated release dates are wrong, and points us to a video of someone with 100 subscribers saying something different. Simply put, because the overall average age of Pocket Edition players is younger than PC, there tends to be more false update information being passed around.

We have become aware of several sites and YouTube channels passing around false information and screenshots of Minecraft PE. Although we won't pinpoint anyone in particular, the problem is rather rampant on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. A common practice for Minecraft PE players is to make 'concepts' - basically a poorly photoshopped PC screenshot to show what something could look like on MCPE. We took the screenshot on the right from Twitter, it's an obvious fake by the white line on the left of the Enderman.

While most PE players can tell with basic common sense that these are fakes, sometimes these screenshots are taken out of context by others and shared as actual screenshots. There are hundreds of 'MCPE News' Twitter accounts that share stuff like this, and this results in fake information becoming rampant.

We take our news very seriously. All of our Minecraft news comes directly from Mojang or a developer at Mojang, and you can check simply by clicking the Source link at the bottom of every article we have ever written. That's why we want to caution our readers to watch out for this fake information/screenshots in the future. Be careful where you get your Minecraft news from!

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#1 Mcpe News Source!
March 16, 2014 at 1:03 PM delete

You know you can trust me. I don't give any information out that I don't know if it's confirmed. If it isn't confirmed I DO say that that thing is a POSSIBILITY of coming into the game. So whoever is reading this comment you can trust me. I really don't want to spam so I won't. Just try to find me on YouTube and Twitter. That's all I'm saying :)

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Ghgore
March 16, 2014 at 3:33 PM delete

This is all people post on MCPE communities on Google+, I should probably leave the MCPE community I am part of.

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Ghgore
March 16, 2014 at 3:34 PM delete

I might check out your YouTube sometime :D

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Batman
March 16, 2014 at 3:54 PM delete

sorry but this is my number 1 news source :) lol

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#1 Mcpe News Source!
March 16, 2014 at 10:17 PM delete

That's ok :) Just remember, you can still come to me.

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FruitcakeCat63
March 17, 2014 at 12:03 AM delete

I can't believe people will really make fake screenshots that are THIS bad. Like, seriously? Is it not obvious that it's fake to you?

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March 17, 2014 at 3:40 AM delete

Why not join our community? https://plus.google.com/b/112972201547887051101/communities/106479868965146767375

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Batman
March 17, 2014 at 11:21 AM delete

its not obvious to 6-8 year olds

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Batman
March 17, 2014 at 11:21 AM delete

ill have to do that sometime.

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Ghgore
March 17, 2014 at 2:38 PM delete

I have been a part of it since the day you realeased it :D

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Blake Beard
March 18, 2014 at 4:19 PM delete

excuse me? really, not cool. I know a lot of smart 6-8 year olds

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FruitcakeCat63
March 19, 2014 at 12:18 AM delete

never said they weren't smart, I said they should be more ACTIVE

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Alan Tracey
March 19, 2014 at 12:46 AM delete

I have found popular videos on youtube saying that they have the apk for the beta, and they lead to a website that tries to take your personal information. And when i was trying to get the 0.8.0 beta, there were alot of fake versions filled with adware.

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carpet111
March 20, 2014 at 8:29 AM delete

there was no minecraft when I was 8(probably not you either)
but we have it now and kids play with it instead of legos.

P.S. not to be offensive to you if you find it so

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FruitcakeCat63
March 21, 2014 at 5:50 AM delete

I know man, it's just... they should be outside more D:

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carpet111
March 21, 2014 at 9:35 AM delete

I guess I see your point

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March 21, 2014 at 10:34 AM delete

You should NEVER get APKs from outside the Play Store unless you are 100% sure they are legitimate. Google offers no protection against apps outside the Play Store, so you are at risk when you install them.

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Alan Tracey
March 21, 2014 at 4:50 PM delete

The 0.8.0. beta was out before i got my LG Optimus g pro, and i had, (and still own,) my kindle fire HD, which cannot use the google appstore, despite the fact that it's an android. Due to the fact that i have access to google +, I'll probably just jet the beta the right way.

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THE SLENDERMAN
March 22, 2014 at 11:24 AM delete

Its stupid!

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Ghgore
March 22, 2014 at 5:45 PM delete

Not all 6-8 year old's are lazy nerds that post horrible pictures like the one shown above :D Also I agree with you Blake Beard :D

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Ghgore
March 22, 2014 at 5:47 PM delete

Also most APK's are illegal because of obvious reasons :D

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Ghgore
March 23, 2014 at 3:48 PM delete

He forgot the 0.9.0 alpha watermark, noob xD

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NintendoGuy64
March 25, 2014 at 1:40 PM delete

You should have added a troll face. Again know me as Justin M Berry because im not using facebook anymore.

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KKPUPLUV
March 26, 2014 at 10:19 AM delete

PE is going to be so awesome

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Rexo5
March 29, 2014 at 4:16 AM delete

I've dealt with putting up with these there are even fake Enchantment Table pics but Enderman have been confirmed so that person got some thing right

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Ghgore
April 10, 2014 at 2:29 PM delete

That is actually no longer true, Google "verify apps" feature has gone to the whole OS now. It is being rolled out, so we should get it soon :D

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