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Microsoft acquires Minecraft and creator Mojang for US$2.5 billion

Confirming the sensational rumour, Microsoft yesterday announced that it has acquired the Minecraft franchise and its creator, Swedish studio Mojang, at a price of US$2.5 billion. Allaying initial fears, Microsoft has confirmed...



Microsoft’s Minecraft acquisition could be announced today

According to a report from Reuters, Microsoft will announce its rumoured purchase of Minecraft maker Mojang today. The reported deal is pegged at US$2.5 billion, and will give Microsoft control over the massively popular block-...



GAMES 14: Arabic language support coming for PS4 system and games

Earlier today at their official GAMES 14 press conference, Playstation announced that Arabic language support will arrive for the Playstation 4 with the upcoming 2.0 system update due to be released this fall. PlayStation’...



Gold Xbox One and Playstation 4 to be unveiled at GAMES 14

United Arab Emirates retailer Jumbo Electronics are set to unveil the world’s first gold gaming consoles tomorrow in Dubai at the Middle Eastern equivalent of E3, GAMES 14. Both the Xbox One and Playstation 4 have receive...



Beyond: Two Souls may be coming to Playstation 4

Last year’s Beyond: Two Souls was one of the most anticipated PlayStation 3 exclusives, and while reviews were rather mixed, the emotional adventure was praised for its fantastic performances provided by actors like Ellen Pag...



Alienware’s new Area-51: a triangle of sheer gaming power

WTF is that? It’s Alienware’s next Area-51 desktop PC – the fourth incarnation of what many view as the ultimate pre-built gaming computer. It looks like a nerd’s wet dream Now now, don’t stereotype. We’re sure this...



Nintendo shows off updated 3DS and 3DS XL designs

Nintendo has revealed updated designs for its 3DS and 3DS XL handheld consoles, known simply as the “New 3DS” and “New 3DS XL”. Both models feature a new screen that enhances the 3D effect by widening its viewing angle,...



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Amazon acquires Twitch streaming service

Earlier this summer, it seemed certain that YouTube and Google were set to acquire Twitch, the wildly popular video game livestreaming service. But then we heard little about the reported deal. Here’s why: Amazon leapt in as ...



Sony, Microsoft, other gaming services hit by network attacks

On Sunday, numerous online gaming services – from PlayStation Network and Xbox Live to Battle.net, League of Legends, and Path of Exile – were downed for varying periods of time due to distributed denial of service ...



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Daylong game trials coming to Xbox One

It appears that free 24-hour game trials of certain titles are coming to Xbox Live Gold members using Xbox One, thanks to a report from a user in Microsoft’s ongoing preview program. An image posted on Reddit shows “Free Pl...



Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on the horizon?

Earlier this month, Capcom announced plans to remaster and rerelease the excellent GameCube remake of the original Resident Evil, but the publisher may have additional plans on the horizon – namely a sequel to Resident Ev...



Flappy Bird creator’s new game is essentially vertical Flappy Bird

Dong Nguyen famously cracked under the incredible success of his free game, Flappy Bird, which was pulling in huge amounts of ad money and equally entertaining and enraging millions of players. In response, he pulled the game a...



Xbox One’s huge August update is now available

Microsoft has announced that its August update for the Xbox One, the console’s biggest yet, is now rolling out. The update brings with it a number of improvements, most notably support for 3D Blu-ray movies – something the ...



BioWare’s new game is Shadow Realms, an episodic, modern-day PC RPG

BioWare has more or less mastered sci-fi role-playing with Mass Effect and done well in fantasy with Dragon Age, so what’s next for the EA-owned studio? Something current and in episodic chunks. The studio announced Shadow Re...





 
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