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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.

 

Zombie Vs Plants Isn’t What You Think

zombievsplants Popcap's Plants Vs Zombies is one of the biggest casual titles in the world. There were always going to be clones and "influenced bys," but one indie developer has gone one step further. He's turned the tables, letting players get revenge as a gun-toting zombie in Zombie Vs Plants. There's only one question: how long till EA shut the whole thing down?

 

Free Godzilla Game is Surprisingly Good

godzilla Excited for the new Godzilla film but disappointed that there's not a video game tie-in to keep you going till the movie is released? Well, actually there is. Godzilla: Strike Zone is absolutely free, playable in web browsers and on smart phones, and it's actually surprisingly good.

 
 

PlayStation Formats in Mass Firmware Update

PS4 Console If you own a PlayStation 4, a Vita or have downloaded the official PlayStation App on your smartphone, you'll have seen an update notification today. The PlayStation 4 has been updated to 1.7, and the other two platforms have been updated to allow for new features or to fix old ones.

 

Google Revealed Cross-Platform Game Support for Android and iOS – Could It Be the Next Big Thing?

google-play-store_129x129 If you’re a hardcore mobile phone gamer chances are you already know how frustrating it is to not be able to compete against of your friends just because they own an iPhone. While universal coding that will work on multiple platforms is still far from being a real thing, Google has made some serious efforts into trying to close the gap between platforms, their latest step in this matter being the release of a cross-platform game support between Android and iOS.

 

Roller Coaster Tycoon 4 Confirmed on Mobile

rcosterc_129x129 It has just been a little less then ten years since the latest RollerCoaster Tycoon launched, and almost fifteen years since the launch of the original classic. And this spring, a new game in the franchise is heading to iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad. According to Touch Arcade, the game will retail for 2.99 USD and will include 20 pre-built coasters, while also allowing players to share their coaster designs in an online community.

 
 

SEGA Revives Crazy Taxi on Mobile

crazy-taxi-city-rush Who's ready for some CRAAAAAAAZZZZY money? Are ya ready?! HERE WE GO. Crazy Taxi was a must-have on Dreamcast, and although it didn't age especially gracefully, mostly because other titles pushed the genre so much further, it still managed to get a decent and seemingly popular re-release a couple of years ago. Well, SEGA aren't done with the franchise, and have today announced a brand new Crazy Taxi title for mobile devices.

 

Flappy Bird Might Come Back

flappybird Surprise, surprise. Flappy Bird, the cultural phenomenon that came and went in just a few short weeks, might be making its way back to the app store. Its creator had originally said he couldn't handle the sudden fame, although it was estimated that he was racking in tens of thousands of dollars in ad revenue every day. Now, after creating an artificial demand for his game, he's let the dust settle and is considering bringing it back in the near future.

 

Atari Teases Rollercoaster Tycoon 4

rollercoaster-tycoon There aren't many games that let you build up amazing rollercoaster rides that end with the track suddenly dropping out and the death of thousands of your guests. That's what makes Rollercoaster Tycoon such an important franchise. Because if you don't terrorize innocent avatars, who on earth will? It's been a while since the last outing was released - almost 10 years - so fans may be happy to learn that Atari are teasing a new entry in the series.

 
 

Phones with Flappy Bird Installed Hit eBay at Extravagant Prices

flappybird Fancy a new phone but can't bring yourself to purchase something that no longer has access to Flappy Bird? If that describes you - and if you have $100,000 or so to spare - you can now hit eBay, where a variety of friendly people are trying to offload their iPhone and Android devices at huge prices.