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  • Why video game sound is so powerfully bonding

    Nostalgia sometimes comes in a thick soup of buzzes, beeps, trills and, of course, wakka-wakkas. That cacophony of sounds paint an audio landscape that any child of the 70s', 80s' or 90s' can pick up in an instant: The arcade. It is so specific, so...
  • Microsoft agrees to $2.5-billion deal to purchase 'Minecraft'

    Microsoft Corp. plans to spend $2.5 billion to buy what it called the most popular online game on Xbox, the building adventure title "Minecraft." “Minecraft is more than a great game franchise – it is an open world platform, driven by a...
  • In the shadow of a $2,5 billion deal, one famed game dev slips away

    The biggest gaming news of the week wasn't the $2.5 billion purchase by Microsoft of the studio behind massive-hit Minecraft, it was why the game's creator chose to sell and not stick around after he did. And Markus Persson, known to his fans simply as...
  • Microsoft to buy 'Minecraft' maker for $2.5 billion

    Microsoft to buy 'Minecraft' maker for $2.5 billion
    What started as a one-man project and quickly grew into a computer game phenomenon played by tens of millions of children and adults worldwide will be absorbed by Microsoft Corp. for $2.5 billion. Microsoft announced Monday that it will buy the maker of...
  • Machinima Names Daniel Tibbets Chief Content Officer

    Daniel Tibbits, who once ran Bunim/Murray Prods digital media division, has joined Machinima as chief content officer, a newly created position at the online entertainment network that targets younger males. In the role, Tibbets will oversee all of...
  • Bethlehem Township seeks grant to repair, clean Housenick Park mansion

    Bethlehem Township officials are hoping to get about $40,000 through the county gaming authority to put toward chimney repairs and interior cleaning of the historic mansion in Housenick Park. Commissioner Tom Nolan said Monday night that the request...
  • Microsoft to Acquire 'Minecraft' Maker for $2.5 Billion, Founders to Exit

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Microsoft said it reached an agreement to acquire Mojang AB, the Swedish game developer behind the blockbuster "Minecraft" franchise, in a deal worth $2.5 billion. With the Microsoft acquisition, Mojang founders Markus Persson...
  • 'Destiny' review: Mars is lovely; too bad about the war

    'Destiny' review: Mars is lovely; too bad about the war
    The opening moments of “Destiny” are mesmerizing. It’s a Mars landing, complete with sparkling views of our galaxy and crystallized red space dust. It’s a vision that looks lifted straight from photographs sent in by NASA’s...
  • Olczyk talks a smooth game—even without his telestrator

    Olczyk talks a smooth game—even without his telestrator
    In the recently released "NHL 15," you can score spectacular goals with Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. Or make mind-blowing saves with Corey Crawford. But even they can't be in on every play in the game. Not the case for Eddie Olczyk. The Blackhawks...
  • Police: 16-year-old girl, with baby nearby, killed man over PS4

    ATLANTA Two people are in custody for the fatal shooting of a man during what Sandy Springs, Ga., police said was the attempted theft of a video gaming system the victim was trying to sell on Craigslist. The alleged shooter in the Friday night incident...
  • Microsoft to Acquire 'Minecraft' Maker for $2.5 Billion

    Microsoft said it reached an agreement to acquire Mojang AB, the Swedish game developer behind the blockbuster "Minecraft" franchise, in a deal worth $2.5 billion. Microsoft said its investments in cloud and mobile technologies will let "Minecraft"...