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Microsoft Buys Mojang and Minecraft for Estimated 2.5 Billions

modloader-for-minecraft-02-700x406 It is official. Mojang posted on their own website that, "Yes, the deal is real. Mojang is being bought by Microsoft." This is probably great news for Microsoft as purchasing a giant such as Minecraft is bound to make them a lot more than they spent. One thing Microsoft isn't getting, however, is the brilliant mind of Minecraft creator, Notch.

 

Nintendo Continues Marketing With eShop Super Smashing Sale

Nintendo-Wii-U-eShop_690x374 Nintendo has one more mega hit left in 2014 and they no it. Sure, Hyrule Warriors is huge in Japan,but no one can really believe that it will do similarly as well in the English speaking world. So, why not use Super Smash Bros as a marketing tool. Nintendo has been dropping bombshell after bombshell, and it continued this week with their Super Smashing Sales event happening on the Nintendo eShop for the next few weeks.

 

Nintendo are Opening up to Fans

WiiU_Bayonetta2 Nintendo understands that they are in the uphill climb. The first step to recovery: admittance. Thankfully, Nintendo execs are not just sitting on their gold thrones using their millions of dollars to 'get by' until the next Nintendo console launches. They truly believe the Wii U can be turned around, and all their effort as of late has been to market anything and everything coming out for their systems.

 
 

Journalists: Ignore #GamerGate and #NotYourShield at your Peril

citizenkane The story behind #GamerGate and #NotYourShield is tough to pin down exactly, because there's various origins depending on who you ask. It's either the cruel march of the misogynists, a group of white men tired of having to share their entertainment space with a set of fragile girls and "people of colour" who just want to have a tiny corner of the industry to call their own, or it's a demonstration of how the gaming industry is already a melting pot of ideas, and that this is some attempt at ...

 

The Witcher 3 Preview

The-Witcher-3-Wild-Hunt-Cover-Universelle_129x129 While it's still a few months until The Witcher 3 reviews release and we're able to see whether it can live up to the hype, so far it seems it more than deserves it. The things CD Projekt are trying out will bring in a whole new wave of excitement among fans of the RPG genre, especially on consoles, where fantasy settings have been a bit few and far between. The only question is whether or not they'll be able to actually pull it off.

 

New Nintendo 3DS Coming to Japan October 11

new3dsxl Nintendo never ceases to amaze me. After huge DLC new for Mario Kart earlier this week, Nintendo continued their strong end to August with a Japanese Nintendo direct where they announced a new 3DS with a ton of new features.

 
 

To Buy or Not To Buy: The Rest of the Nintendo’s 2014 Releases

Hyrule-Warriors Nintendo has huge plans for the next four months, both on 3DS and Wii U. Some big games are coming to both systems, so I figured I would let you in on what is coming, what you should pre-order, and perhaps what you might want to hold off buying.

 

Nintendo Announces lots of Mario Kart 8 DLC

080RedShell It's finally coming, and I can guarantee you already that it will be awesome and definitely worth the purchase. IGN has reported that Nintendo is releasing two separate DLC packages for November 2014 and May 2015. Both packs will have new characters, karts, and tracks. And, as an added bonus, the characters won't all be from the Mushroom Kingdom.

 

Will Video Game Stories ever Get Better?

the-last-of-us-remastered-release-date_899x506 One of the biggest topics in gaming over the past few years is the evolution of how video games are becoming more like movies. Some see this as a positive because it shows the evolution and progression of gaming, while others see it as a negative, saying that it represents a culture that is trying to change itself into something it isn't. I think this is wrong. Games aren't becoming more like movies, they're just adapting elements from a successful medium to improve themselves, and there's ...

 
 

Top 10 Tear Jerkers

Metal_Gear_Solid_4_Art_01_690x388 This article focuses on the slightly rarer realm of game related emotional responses - the tear jerker. The games that make us weep with sadness over a lost character, and the games that put a lump in our throats when the story’s grand conclusion unfolds. But before we get into the list itself, it must be said that from here on in there will be spoilers. You have been warned! So here it is, the Top 10 Tear Jerkers.