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  • News: Why Microsoft bought Minecraft: To lure kids to science

    It's not really clear why Microsoft spent $2.5 billion on Mojang and Minecraft, a game most kids own already. But Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella has given his own explanation: to get kids involved with math and science.

  • How-Tos: How to restore your screen resolution after a graphics driver update

    Sometimes updating your graphics driver can screw up your screen resolution. Here's how to get things back to the way they were and restore your screen resolution following a graphics driver update.

  • News: 3 ways Microsoft can ruin Minecraft, and 3 ways it can make Mojang even better

    With more than 50 million copies sold, a robust line of toys and other accessories, and a near-endless legion of fan-created YouTube Lets Plays, there's no doubt that indie game Minecraft is a colossal hit. Heck, it's a veritable cultural phenomenon. But now, there's reason to question the future of the blockbuster game, as Microsoft has announced that it's buying Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion. What's more, Mojang founder and Minecraft mastermind Markus "Notch" Persson is departing once the deal is complete.

  • News: Farewell letter to Minecraft fans

    It's truly the end of an era. Long before it was a worldwide cultural phenomenon, Minecraft was a simple, insanely fun world-building game conceived and created by one man: Markus Persson, lovingly referred to as "Notch" by fans worldwide. Although Persson stopped working on Minecraft years ago, handing off development duties to a fellow Mojang employee, he was still the name and face synonymous with the independent gaming hit.

  • Opinion: Modder turns Xbox One into Xbook One laptop

    Aw, the console thinks it's a computer. That's adorable!

  • News: Microsoft buys Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion

    The rumors were true. Microsoft has acquired Mojang, the company behind the wildly popular game Minecraft, for a cool $2.5 billion dollars. The deal spells the end of independence for one of the most popular indie titles ever as Mojang joins Xbox Studios.

  • News: Microsoft buys Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion

    Microsoft has agreed to buy Mojang, the Swedish developer of the Minecraft PC and console game, for US$2.5 billion, the companies announced Monday.

  • News: The iPhone 6 matches next-gen consoles, and more games news

    I guess some game called "Destiny" came out this week? But that can't be right. My handy list of "Important PC Releases" says that...well, certainly no game called "Destiny" came out.

  • News: Grand Theft Auto V for PC delayed until 2015

    Just last week Rockstar said "No, of course the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V isn't delayed." (I'd show you the proof, but of course "The page you were looking for doesn't exist.") Something pretty damned catastrophic must have happened over the past seven days. Friday, Rockstar officially confirmed that the PC version of GTA V is delayed until January 27, 2015.

  • News: This MSI laptop transforms into monster gaming rig with a gigantic graphics card dock

    Trying to decide between a laptop and desktop for your next gaming PC? MSI believes it can offer both in one package.

  • Feature: GTA 5 release date on PC, PS4 and Xbox One confirmed UK

    GTA 5 is a great game but it's only available for PS3 and Xbox 360. We take a look at the GTA V release dates for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

  • Opinion: Atari is rebooting Asteroids as...a DayZ-style survival game

    I recently got to sit down with Atari CEO Frederic Chesnais and most of what he said made total sense. "Hey, we're rebooting Rollercoaster Tycoon." Totally! "We're also rebooting Alone in the Dark!" Absolutely! " You will hear a lot more about Asteroids in the next few weeks." Great!

  • News: Microsoft's working to make Xbox games stream right to your browser, report claims

    Microsoft is prepping technology that streams Xbox games on PC browsers, if a new report from veteran Microsoft reporter Brad Sams of Neowin is correct. Both Xbox One and Xbox 360 games will purportedly work with the service, which can be accessed through either Internet Explorer or Chrome.

  • Opinion: Buying the next generation of coders: Microsoft's Minecraft gamble

    When the newsbroke last night that Microsoft was in negotiations to buy Minecraft creators Mojang for $2 billion, people quickly started asking "why would Microsoft buy another gaming company?"

  • News: Microsoft may buy Minecraft maker Mojang for $2 billion

    Is no independent PC gaming phenomenon safe from the enticing billions of massive technology conglomerates? Oculus sold to Facebook, Amazon bought Twitch, and a new report in the Wall Street Journal claims that Microsoft is in the final stages of a deal to purchase Minecraft developer Mojang for a cool $2 billion or more. (Bloomberg reporter Dina Bass corroborated the claim.) Signatures could fly as early as this very week, WSJ claims.

  • News: Microsoft may buy Minecraft developer for $2 billion

    Satya Nadella could be gearing for his first big acquisition as Microsoft CEO: the company is close to buying the maker of the game Minecraft for more than $2 billion, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal Tuesday.

  • News: Dreadnought preview: It's like World of Tanks and Battlestar Galactica had a baby

    "Everyone always wants to be the fast ships at first. And then they die." These are the dour words of the developer watching over my shoulder as I played Dreadnought, a spaceship combat game, last week. He was right. I died almost immediately, picked out of the sky by a much larger ship as I battered ineffectively against its armor.

  • News: Final Oculus Rift pricing, hardware teased as Gear VR reveals Oculus-ready interface

    It seems like we've been waiting for a consumer version of the Oculus Rift for an absolute eternity now, but new tidbits this week provided a tantalizing glimpse at what we can expect from the VR headset when it does eventually launch, in terms of hardware, software, and price.

  • Opinion: Perfect party games to break the ice at any gathering

    Whether you're a college student trying to break this ice with new friends, or you're just looking for activities to spice up your next dinner party, you can't go wrong with playing a game. But save Apples to Apples for another day, and look no further than your own smartphone. The App Store and Google Play Store are full of social games perfect for parties, and that don't require endless button mashing. The best are the games that handle two social elements: Games you play with friends in person, and also involve social media.

  • Opinion: You Should Play: Hazumino

    These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.



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