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2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Minecraft

Minecraft is the most popular title on XBox. Mojang, the company that makes the game, has been sold to Microsoft.

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11 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Tokyo Game Show: On the hunt for the next Minecraft

The staggering US$2.5 billion that Microsoft has just shelled out for Minecraft and its quirky graphics will be foremost in developers' minds at the Tokyo Game Show this week, where simple yet immersive games are expected to figure heavily. Visitors play US software giant Microsoft's Xbox One at the Tokyo Game Show in Chiba, suburban Tokyo on September 19, 2013.

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Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Microsoft Xbox, X360, World News, Japan,

Mon Sep 15, 2014

TrustedReviews

UK Games Chart: Destiny's record launch for new IP tops chart

Destiny has topped the UK Gaming Chart thanks to its major claim to fame as the biggest launch and new IP ever. The Destiny release date happened last week on September 9 and it quickly shot to first place thanks to strong sales on all platforms.

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Related Topix: Activision, Destiny, Video Games, Bungie Software, The, Deep Silver, Ninja!, Electronic Arts, NHL, EA Sports, Zoo Games, Glacier

Ticker

Microsoft Buys Minecraft Developer, Micro Focus in $2.35 B Deal

Hannover estimated net profit for the year of 850 million. Micro Focus agreed to acquire U.S.-based rival Attachmate Group for $2.4 billion.

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Joystiq

Microsoft confirms acquisition of Minecraft studio Mojang

Microsoft announced it's bought Minecraft studio Mojang for a deal worth $2.5 billion. The buyout will see Mojang founders Markus "Notch" Persson, Carl Manneh and Jakob Porser leave the Swedish studio.

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Related Topix: Video Games, The, Deep Silver, X360, Microsoft Xbox

ActionTrip

It's Official: Minecraft Creator Joins Microsoft

The rumors flitted around last week about Microsoft potentially buying out Minecraft developer Mojang for around $2 billion. It turns out that the official sum is $2.5 billion, and the Microsoft proudly announced the news today.

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GamesIndustry.biz

Microsoft acquires Minecraft

Microsoft today announced the acquisition of Mojang, including the studio's blockbuster Minecraft franchise, in a deal worth $2.5 billion. Mojang's Owen Hill confirmed the news in a posting on the company's website, explaining why Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson consented to the sale.

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Related Topix: Video Games, The, Deep Silver, X360, Microsoft Xbox

Fri Sep 12, 2014

GameTrailers.com

GT Time Rags to Riches to Rags

Minecraft probably finds a new home, Destiny already makes its money back, and the Xbox One isn't big in Japan. Since we've relaunched GameTrailers.com, some of the pages you have gotten used to over the years may have changed.

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Related Topix: Video Games, Destiny, Activision, Bungie Software

Time

Remastered Grand Theft Auto V Release Date Locked In: Consoles Go First

The remastered version of the fastest selling product in entertainment history will arrive in November for PS4 and Xbox One. The remastered version of Grand Theft Auto V , teased since this summer for PS4 and Xbox One, will finally be available on November 18. But if you were hoping to play it on PC, you'll have to wait until 2015.

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Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Go, Rockstar North, Rockstar Games, Grand Theft Auto V, Grand Theft Auto

Penny-Arcade

News Post: The God-Womb

I guess we'll find out to what extent this selling Minecraft stuff is real, or which parts of it are real, in the next few days. I saw Notch at PAX once, years ago, a fact that has cemented my role as Cool Dad for eternity with my son and his fellows.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

IGN

PS4 Is the Best-Selling Console 8 Months in a Row

PlayStation 4 is the best-selling platform for the eighth month in a row, Sony told IGN, with Madden NFL 15 on PS4 taking the "#1 spot for overall software sales." Xbox One sales nearly doubled in August compared to July, a Microsoft representative told IGN.

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Related Topix: Madden, EA Tiburon, Video Games, EA Sports, SCEI, PlayStation 4, SCEE, Madden NFL, X360

GlobalNews

Microsoft close to buying Minecraft: Report

Microsoft is reportedly in talks to acquire Swedish video game developer Mojang - maker of the incredibly popular game Minecraft - much to the disappointment of gamers. The software giant has put together a bid of around US$2 billion for the company , according to a report in the Wall Street Journal citing "people familiar with the matter."

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Metro

Games Inbox: Xbox One in Japan, The Sims 4 vs. EA, and Watch Dogs Wii U

The morning Inbox is not impressed by Microsoft's attempts to buy Minecraft, as one reader recounts his first five levels of Destiny. Japan says A e So apparently the Xbox One had the worst home console launch ever in Japan, doing half what the Xbox 360 did .

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Wall Street Journal

Minecraft Creator Plays Way to Riches

Many fans of Minecraft creator Markus Persson have long held him up as an outspoken programmer who relishes public brawls with global tech giants and champions small, independent game and software developers like his own, Mojang AB. Now, Notch, as he's known in gaming circles, is in the middle of negotiating the sale of Mojang for some $2 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Reuters

Microsoft nears deal to buy Minecraft maker Mojang : WSJ

The deal is be valued at more than $2 billion and could be signed as early as this week, the Journal reported. The acquisition will add to Microsoft's Xbox video game business, at a time when the competition in the video game console market is heating up.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Examiner.com

'Minecraft's' first cross-platform update coming to Xbox One, PS4, and last-gen

After having finally launched the Xbox One and Playstation 4 editions of Minecraft , 4J Studios has a short list of goals for what to work on next for the popular sandbox creation title. Mentioned as one of their objectives for the near future, the developer announced on Sept.

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Eurogamer

Destiny's Tower hub recreated in Minecraft

Waiting until midnight for your copy of Destiny to unlock? One intrepid fan is already exploring the game's Tower location - albeit in Minecraft. This detailed recreation of Destiny's Tower social hub was made by YouTuber Quincy Van Hilst using Minecraft on Xbox 360.

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Eurogamer

UK chart: The Sims 4 finds a home in the top spot

The latest entry in EA's mega-selling simulation series reached number one purely on the sales of its boxed PC copies - no digital downloads are included in Chart-Track data. It's the first time a PC-exclusive has been top of the pops since the launch of Guild Wars 2, over two years ago.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

Examiner.com

'Minecraft's' newest update adds new features to old DLC on Xbox One, Xbox 360

With Friday's launch on the Xbox One edition of Minecraft , 4J Studios released a minor title update on last-gen consoles that adds the ability for fans to save their game on a new cloud server so that they can import the file to new-gen platforms. While the update was originally thought only to lay the groundwork for save transfers, PlayXBLA confirmed on Sept.

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Examiner.com

'Minecraft' PS3 and Vita upgrade to PS4 feature further explained

Sony Computer Entertainment has further explained how " Minecraft PS3 Edition " and " Minecraft Vita Edition " can be upgraded to " Minecraft PS4 Edition ." According to a report from Playstation Lifestyle on Sept.

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