The Rise of Minecraft, The Coming of MineCon

Minecon, the celebration of all things Minecraft, kicks off today at 10 a.m. in Las Vegas (that's 1 p.m. Eastern). What better way to celebrate than with an infographic highlighting all of the game's many achievements.

Did you know, for instance, that game creator Notch quit his day job on his birthday? Or that Minecraft, which is said to release today, hit 4 million games sold earlier this month?

MineCon runs through to Saturday, we'll be on top of any news that comes out of the event so make sure to check back here for the lowdown. Check out the full infographic below and don't forget to clock on the bottom right expand button to see it full-sized.

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