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Halo 2's Lockout in The Master Chief Collection - TGS 2014 - IGN Video

Get a look at Lockout being played at TGS on Xbox One

Microsoft will allow Youtubers to monetize their Minecraft videos

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you may have heard that Microsoft recently purchased the hit indie game <i>Minecraft</i> for a whopping 2.5 billion …

Phil Spencer Talks About Microsoft's Minecraft Acquisition - IGN Video

The head of Xbox chats about Microsoft's $2.5 billion USD deal to buy developer Mojang and Minecraft.

Microsoft's checkered history of gaming acquisitions, from Bungie to Minecraft

pour one out for ensemble<p>Microsoft has just generated the biggest gaming story of the year, buying indie behemoth <i>Minecraft</i> (and its accompanying developer Mojang) for $2.5 billion. To try to put this purchase in perspective, we took a look at Microsoft's 15-year history of picking up developers to …

Microsoft's Mojang deal gives it Minecraft — and the massive audience that adores it

Did you buy anything interesting today? Like some new shoes? Maybe a new phone? How about a $2.5 billion dollar game developer? That’s exactly what Microsoft paid for today when it acquired Minecraft developer Mojang.<p>The move is somehow puzzling and yet logical, too. Minecraft is a huge hit across …

Minecraft's immense popularity, broken down by platform

With Microsoft's announcement this morning that it's acquired Swedish developer Mojang, there's been no shortage of numbers thrown around. First is the princely sum of $2.5 billion, which might seem like an awful lot of money for a studio with really just one game to its name. But that game just so …

No, Microsoft isn't saying Minecraft will make $2.5 billion in a year

When Microsoft says it expects to break-even in over the current fiscal year on its $2.5 billion acquisition of Mojang and its powerhouse franchise <i>Minecraft,</i> it's not saying it expects to make $2.5 billion on the series in that span. It's more like $25 million.<p>That's because Microsoft couched the …

From solo Minecraft dev to startup to $2.5B acquisition in less than six years

Microsoft today announced the $2.5 billion acquisition of Mojang, the company behind the world's most popular computer game <i>Minecraft</i>.<p>With such a big number involved it might be easy to forget just how simply this game started and how incredibly quickly it grew.<p><i>Minecraft</i> started as a pet project by …

Terraria in development for Mac and Linux

<i>Terraria</i>, a sandbox adventure game created by developer Re-Logic, is currently in development for Mac and Linux, according to a post on the game's official site.<p>A launch date for the new PC versions has not yet been announced, and the developer warns it's still in question if the ports are …