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Bloomberg: Mojang's Notch 'unlikely' to stay on after MS buyout

If Microsoft's reported attempt to buy Mojang is successful, a Bloomberg source says founder and owner Markus "Notch" Persson is "unlikely" to stay on at the Swedish studio afterwards. According to the source, which Bloomberg notes as a person "familiar with Microsoft," the two companies are...

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SimCity lays foundations for new mobile game, 'coming soon'

EA unveiled SimCity BuildIt this morning, an "all-new" iOS and Android entry in the metropolis-making franchise. Beyond a few screenshots and the mention of pinch, zoom and rotational controls, details are sparse at present. EA's overview page does note BuildIt is "coming soon" to iPhone, iPad,...

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Game devs on board with the iPhone 6, Apple Watch

Apple unveiled its shiny new toys at a conference today, including the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the Apple Watch and iOS 8. A lineup of game developers are already signed on to play around with Apple's new chip, the A8, which supports 64-bit and is 50 percent more energy efficient than the...

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Final Fantasy creator sees mobile success in download numbers

Hironobu Sakaguchi's name is credited with leading and assisting in the creation of many games over the years, from Final Fantasy to The Last Story, Chrono Trigger to Parasite Eve. The veteran designer announced his latest project in July, an action-RPG-puzzle game for iOS and Android called Terra...

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Joystiq Deals: Relive the good old days with the NES30

If you're a retrogamer with a soft spot for the '80s and '90s, Joystiq Deals has an offer that you won't want to miss. The NES30 is up for grabs today, letting you play your favorite PC and mobile games with the familiar shape and grip of a Nintendo Entertainment System controller. Connect the...

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Booty free - Assassin's Creed Pirates goes free-to-play

Assassin's Creed Pirates is now free-to-plarrrrr... sorry [clears throat] free-to-play, after originally going on sale back in December 2013 for $5. The game retains in-app purchases, such as packs of coins you can buy and use to build up your artillery. Pirates is a mobile take on the naval...

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Run Sackboy! Run! starts an endless stitch-hunt on Vita, mobile

Sony is pumping up the volume ahead of LittleBigPlanet 3 with Run Sackboy! Run!, a free-to-play side-scroller on its way to Vita , iOS and Android sometime in October. Going by Senior Producer Tom O'Connor's announcement on the PlayStation Blog, it sounds like an endless auto-runner in the vein of...

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Hearthstone expansion coming 'soon,' iPhone and Android versions by end of year

Eric Dodds, lead designer for Blizzard's digital card game/spare time killer, Hearthstone, told Joystiq at PAX Prime that an expansion for the game will be coming "soon." The expansion will add new cards and lots of them - more than 100, actually. Unfortunately for those who enjoyed taking on...

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Valiant Hearts, Angry Birds Stella on mobile today

Ubisoft's Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Rovio's fierce (the Tyra definition, not literal) Angry Birds Stella are available now on mobile gizmos. Angry Birds Stella can be flung for free onto iOS and Android devices and is the pinker version of the 2 billion unit downloaded franchise. Stella...

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Joystiq Deals: Complete iOS 8 Developer's Course, PSN sale

Today on Joystiq Deals, we're giving you the chance to acquaint yourself with Apple's mobile OS through The Complete iOS 8 Developer's Course With Swift. Offering unlimited access to over 36 hours of development-oriented training courses, you can pre-order the $998 package for only $79 through...

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