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Satya Nadella: Microsoft's Minecraft purchase will help kids learn about science and technology

Microsoft's $2.5 billion purchase of the game developer Mojang and its hugely successful Minecraft series wasn't just about adding a new game franchise to the Xbox division. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said today that it will also be a big boost in helping kids learn more about science and...

Microsoft to officially acquire Minecraft creator Mojang for $2.5 billion

Microsoft has now confirmed the rumors that started last week that it will acquire Mojang, the creators of the hit PC, mobile and console game Minecraft, for $2.5 billion In a press release, Microsoft stated that the acquisition will be completed sometime in late 2014. It added, "Microsoft...

Mojang: Our founders, including Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson, will depart

Mojang has now issued their own statement today about Microsoft buying their company, and the Minecraft game franchise, for $2.5 billion, confirming that the three founders of Mojang, including Minecraft's creator Markus "Notch" Persson, will now be leaving the development team they formed....

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Xbox One in Japan – Raiden V announced and the Chaos;Child demo is now available

While the launch of Microsoft's Xbox One console was recently delayed in China, the Japanese launch came and went earlier this month with little fanfare. Xbox consoles have always struggled to gain consumer support in Nippon, and the Xbox One is no different. Still, the Japanese availability...
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Xbox One launch in China pushed back to the end of the year

Originally set to launch next week, the launch of the Xbox One in China has been pushed back to the end of the year. Microsoft has stated that customers who have pre-ordered the console in the country will be among the first to receive it once it launches in the country, along with "an added...
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PSA: Xbox One preview members should decline system update to avoid factory reset [Update: fixed]

Update Microsoft has just announced on their forums that this particular issue has now been fixed Original story In the Xbox One system preview program? You're going to want to decline any system updates you're asked to download in the near future. Microsoft has identified an issue that could...
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Live action Forza Horizon 2 TV ad morphs from toy track to the real thing

Microsoft's next big first party Xbox One game is Forza Horizon 2, and this week the company released a cool looking live action trailer for the game that shows some cool cars driving both off and on the road. In fact, the first part of the commercial seems to show a toy racing track with high...
Focus Home Interactive soon to unleash Sherlock Holmes, Styx, and Blue Estate on Xbox One

New Sherlock Holmes, Styx, and Blue Estate games headed soon to Xbox One

Having recently published a roundup of horror games coming to Xbox One and 360 next month, it's time to look at another batch of upcoming games. This time we turn our eyes and hearts to three distinct games from French publisher Focus Home Interactive. Later this month, Focus will release Crimes...
D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die

Solve a mystery in D4 or save sheep from doom in Flockers, both now available on Xbox One

Yesterday we brought you some unique insights into Xbox console games with new previews of Evil Within and Alien: Isolation for Xbox One and 360, FIFA 15 EA Access impressions, and an exclusive interview with the makers of TMNT: Danger of the Ooze. Now today is shaping up to be a day of not just...

You can now try FIFA 15 on EA Access for Xbox One

FIFA 15, the latest edition to one of the best-selling sports video game franchise in the world, is now available for trial on Xbox One for EA Access members. Unlike the demo version, which was released just over a week ago, this is the full game. The catch here is that EA Access members are...
Fresh looks at upcoming horror games The Evil Within and Alien: Isolation for Xbox One and 360

Fresh looks at upcoming horror games The Evil Within and Alien: Isolation for Xbox One and 360

Next month will be a landmark time for horror games. Sega and the Creative Assembly have Alien: Isolation, a game inspired by the first Alien film, on the way on October 7. Just one week later, Bethesda and Tango Software will unleashed The Evil Within, the long-awaited return to horror from...
Interview – WayForward on TMNT: Danger of the Ooze for Xbox

Interview – WayForward deep-dishes on 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze'

Earlier this month, Activision announced a new Ninja Turtles game for Xbox 360 and other consoles called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze. The game will be a single-player exploration-based action platformer, and comes from fan favorite developer WayForward Technologies. As a...
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Microsoft thinking about porting Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach to Xbox One

Microsoft and its in-house game development studio 343 Industries are thinking about bringing two more Halo games made originally for the Xbox 360, Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach, to the Xbox One. Microsoft will be bringing Halo 1-4 to the Xbox One in the form of Halo: The Master Chief...