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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 …

This Lego Super Mario Bros aquarium is the coolest aquarium of all time

Kelsey Kronmiller, a graphic designer, designed this amazing LEGO aquarium, which is about 90% done and "entirely coated in "Krylon Fusion," a clear …

Retro Technology LEGO Kits by Chris McVeigh | Colossal

<p>Jack-of-all-trades artist and designer Chris McVeigh creates these awesome minimalist Lego models of outmoded technology including TVs, video game …

3D Printed Raspberry Pi NES Case: NinTastic - Technabob

Out of all computers, the Raspberry Pi is most ripe for case mods because it’s tiny and doesn’t come with a case in the first place. We’ve seen a …

Wake up Energized with a Zelda Life Bar on Your Headboard - Technabob

By the time you go to bed at night, you’re pretty worn down from the day’s events. Your life bar must be close to zero. Some sleep will help and that …

Super Mario Bros. on Four Monitors

You don't need to scroll. Just move your eyes. Twitter user <b>Morikuma_Works</b>, an engineer in Japan, made good use of extra monitors by showing the …

19 Amazing Video Game Cakes

Serious gamers know just how time-consuming gaming is, often making it difficult to do anything besides working (only to buy more games) and playing …

Does Your Insurance Cover Street Fighter Characters?

I'll tell you what. When I park my car, the thing I fear most isn't theft, careless drives, or hazardous weather. It's Ryu.<p>Courtesy of <i>Kotaku</i> reader …

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Minecraft movie will be 'large-budget' but unlikely to arrive before 2017

What is Minecraft? It’s a game, obviously: one that its developer Mojang has sold nearly 54m copies of across computers, consoles and mobile devices so far.<p>It’s a series of books published by Egmont that sold more than 1.3m copies in the UK alone in the first eight months of 2014. It’s a range of …

Before Mario Book Now Available for Pre-Order

Before Mario, a new visual book about Nintendo history, is now available for pre-order from Omaké Books.<p>The Before Mario book focuses on Nintendo …

I Wish GameCube Controllers Worked With More Wii U games

If you were looking forward to using the GameCube controller with any Wii U game other than the new <i>Super Smash Bros.,</i> Nintendo had some bad news for …

You Can Buy 5,700 Video Games, Including Complete Sets From Nintendo And Sega, For Just $164,000

There are video game collections.<p>And then there are VIDEO GAME COLLECTIONS.<p>And for $164,000, you can be the proud owner of an intense VIDEO GAME COLLECTION.<p>A seller by the name of "reel.big.fish" is selling his massive video game collection on eBay for the Buy It Now price of $164,000. Or you can …

Why Sega handed Sonic over to Western studios and gave him a scarf

Veteran Sonic game designer Takashi Iizuka is overseeing the production of <i>Sonic Boom,</i> but main development is entirely in Western hands due to Sega's desire for Sonic to be more appealing to Western audiences.<p>Speaking with Polygon, Iizuka said the decision to give developer Big Red Button creative …

Real Life Playable Flappy Bird Game

Flappy Bird might be inexplicably gone from the iTunes App Store but that tricky little flying bird still lives on- in real life. Fawn Qiu made this …

The beautiful aluminum NES that Nintendo didn't build

In 1983, Nintendo introduced the Famicom, which became the Nintendo Entertainment System when it hit North America two years later. Now, a company is reimagining Nintendo's original game console as a vision clad in shining silver. Analogue Interactive, the boutique that turned the NeoGeo arcade …

LEGO Transformer Gaming Consoles

Game Boy Advance<p>Gamebots, transform! 2 years ago, LEGO artist Julius von Brunk built Domaster, a Game Boy Transformer. He's continued to work in that …