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  • 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...
  • 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"...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Switch to New Consoles Hurts Game Sales in August

    The video game industry finds itself in an interesting holding pattern as consumers make the switch to new consoles from Sony and Microsoft. The good new is that consoles continue to sell at a brisk pace, with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One boosting...
  • Hallmark Cards' Family-Oriented SVOD Service SpiritClips Renamed 'Feeln'

    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 against the likes of Netflix,...
  • USA, Syfy Launch Xbox Apps with Access Restricted to Pay-TV Customers

    "Sharknado 2" is coming to Microsoft's Xbox One gaming console -- but you have to subscribe to a participating cable, satellite or telco TV service to gain access to it. NBCUniversal has launched apps for cablers USA Network and Syfy on Xbox One, the...
  • Watch Kevin Spacey in Full Villain Mode in New 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Story Trailer

    With Activision starting to take pre-orders for "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare," the videogame publisher has released a new story mode trailer for the military game that sets up the latest installment of the franchise the way any major Hollywood actioner...
  • Microsoft Slashing Up to 18,000 Jobs, Its Biggest Layoff Ever

    Microsoft said it will eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year, with the bulk of the cuts coming from its acquisition of mobile-devices maker Nokia. The technology giant said the layoffs -- representing about 14% of its workforce, the largest...
  • Microsoft to wind down Hollywood operations

    Microsoft is shutting down the bulk of its Hollywood unit as part of a broader restructuring at the software giant that will result in 14,000 jobs being cut. Launched in 2012 with big expectations, Xbox Entertainment Studios will wind down operations in...
  • Microsoft to Curtail Original Series Programming for Xbox

    Microsoft is said to be reconsidering its strategy of developing original series for its Xbox platform. The tech giant made headlines Thursday with plans to layoff as many as 18,000 employees following its recent $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's...