What Is Minecraft Gratis?


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"Minecraft gratis" is the Spanish term for a pirated version of "Minecraft." "Gratis" means "free" in Spanish. "Minecraft" is a commercial game that is not offered for free, and downloading a free version is copyright infringement.

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What Is Minecraft Gratis?
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Downloading or distributing an illegal copy of a commercial game is punishable by a fine or a judgment in civil court. These fines may be as high as $1.5 million, according to a CNN report.

A legitimate copy of "Minecraft" for PC or Mac costs approximately $27 as of 2015. Prices for other platforms vary. These platforms include Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and Kindle Fire. "Minecraft" has sold over 19 million copies, making it the best-selling PC game of all time as of 2015. It is the 7th best-selling game on any platform, with sales of over 34 million copies across all available platforms.

A free demo of the game is available on the official "Minecraft" website. In the demo version, the player is limited to one preset world and can only play in survival mode. Multiplayer mode is not accessible except over a local network, and play time is limited to 100 minutes. There is no expiration date on the demo; the user may play the free demo for an unlimited number of 100-minute sessions.

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