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  • Hallmark Cards' Family-Oriented SVOD Service SpiritClips Renamed 'Feeln'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - SpiritClips, an Internet subscription video-on-demand service owned by Hallmark Cards targeting the kids-and-family demo, has renamed itself "Feeln" as the company expands its content lineup and tries to carve out a niche...
  • Microsoft to buy Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion

    Microsoft to buy Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion
    STOCKHOLM/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has agreed to acquire the Stockholm-based developer of the wildly popular Minecraft video game for $2.5 billion, as it tries to lure a new and mostly young audience into its mobile world. Minecraft - a...
  • Review: �Destiny� dazzles, but time for genre to evolve?

    For lovers of sci-fi action video games, "Destiny" was worth the wait. Players zoom though the solar system to battle aliens and each other on dazzlingly rendered versions of Earth, the moon and other planets. It's hard to turn away even during pause...
  • 'Destiny' dazzles, fulfills fans' expectations

    'Destiny' has the polish, zing and epic feel of the "Halo" franchise that Bungie created for Microsoft before spinning itself out as an independent studio, partnering with mega publisher Activision and building for Sony's PlayStation as well as the Xbox....
  • 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...
  • ‘Destiny’ review: Mars is lovely; too bad about the war

     
    THE PLAYER The opening moments of “Destiny” are mesmerizing. It’s a Mars landing, complete with sparkling views of our galaxy […]...
  • Microsoft Eliminates 2,100 Jobs in Latest Round of Layoffs

    Microsoft handed out pinkslips to 2,100 employees Thursday as part of the company's plans to reduce its workforce by 18,000 through the end of the year. Those impacted by the cutbacks this week involved staff across all of its divisions, including...
  • Microsoft bets on gold mine from 'Minecraft' purchase

    In a move to bolster its gaming and mobile businesses, Microsoft is buying Mojang, maker of the popular "Minecraft" video game, for $2.5 billion. The Mojang team will join Microsoft Studios, maker of the "Halo" and "Forza" franchises, Microsoft said...
  • Bungie's new video game 'Destiny' is pretty old hat

    Bungie's new video game 'Destiny' is pretty old hat
    “Destiny” PlayStation 3 & 4, Xbox 360 & One 3 stars out of 4 Bungie Studios has come a long, long way from its early days as a side project by former University of Chicago undergrad Alex Seropian. It made its first big splash with the...
  • NFL Now Adds 2 Shows, Expands to Yahoo and More Devices for Regular-Season Debut

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The National Football League is stocking its NFL Now online network with two new original series and has launched on five additional platforms leading up to the kickoff the 2014-15 regular season as the league hopes to super-...
  • IndyCar racer Josef Newgarden has game off the track

    GamerHub.tv IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden has worked with Microsoft to promote its "Forza 5" game. Now the 23-year-old is helping to raise money for Teen Cancer America by playing the "Forza 5" game against fans as part of a Tiltify.com charity...