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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. Both companies confirmed the acquisition this morning, with Head of Xbox Phil Spencer noting Micr...

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Report: Microsoft to announce Mojang acquisition on Monday

Fans of alliteration, try this tongue-twister on for size: "Minecraft maker Mojang to merge with Microsoft." Better hurry though, because according to reports from Reuters, the rumored acquisition will be announced Monday, September 15, giving you just a couple days to practice the M-heavy news. ...

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Sony UK boss: Vita sales are 'robust,' banking on Minecraft

Sony has been fairly low-key on Vita recently, with little mention of the device at its Gamescom press conference this year, and just a little Vita love during its Japan & Asia conference. However, Sony hasn't forgotten Vita – its sales are "robust and consistent," Sony UK head Fergal Gar...

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Report: Microsoft may buy Minecraft studio Mojang

Microsoft is in serious discussions to buy Mojang, the independent Swedish studio responsible for Minecraft, in a deal estimated at more than $2 billion, The Wall Street Journal reports. An agreement could be signed this week, the site says....

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Destiny's Tower gets blocky in Minecraft tribute

Destiny isn't even out in stores yet, but its iconic hub area The Tower already has a fan-made Minecraft tribute. Creator Quincy Van Hilst takes us on a tour of his block-by-block Tower replica above, showcasing an impressive attention to detail throughout. Even in Minecraft, the Tower seems like...

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Build that city in Minecraft PS4, launching today

The ever-growing, seemingly insatiable Minecraft family welcomes PlayStation 4 today, with a stateside PSN launch locked in for "before 12PM PT" (3PM ET.) Mojang's blocky world of creativity and creepers is already out on PS4 in Europe, as of late last night. As we reported yesterday, the Xbox O...

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Minecraft on Xbox One this week, PS4 'soon, maybe sooner' [update]

Not satisfied with mere bajillions, Minecraft starts racking up more sales this week when it launches as a downloadable on Xbox One - and perhaps PS4 too. The Xbox One release date is locked in for Friday, September 5, when 360 owners of Mojang's sandbox game will be be able to upgrade for $5/&poun...

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Doctor Who DLC wibbles, wobbles to Minecraft Xbox 360 [Update]

A Doctor Who skin pack (that still sounds gross) hits Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition in September, priced at $3. The pack includes the Daleks, other enemies, six Doctors and each of their companions, starting with a version based on current Doctor Peter Capaldi and his companion, Clara, played by Jenna...

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No Minecon 2014, Mojang 'shooting' for spring 2015

Minecon will miss its annual appearance this year, Mojang COO Vu Bui announced on the company blog. Instead of crafting a 2014 iteration of its Minecraft-themed convention, the next Minecon will be tentatively be held in 2015. "While we don't have a set date for the next MINECON just yet, I want...

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Minecraft PS4 fails certification as August creeps to a close

It's looking unlikely Minecraft will meets its August release window on PS4 after it failed Sony's certification tests. So it's back to the fixing board for 4J Studios, and the team will have to re-submit the game for certification before it can be released. 4J's been busy fixing issues and squi...

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