Microsoft buys Minecraft for $2.5 billion

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Microsoft has announced that it has bought Minecraft and developer Mojang for $2.5 billion. Releasing details of the deal on the official Xbox site, Phil Spencer confirmed that talks had been ongoing since 2012 about a possible acquisition and that he was excited about working with the developers and community to help Minecraft further grow […]

New Special Edition 3DS XLs Announced

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Nintendo is releasing three special edition models of its 3DS XL handheld consoles  themed around Super Smash Bros., Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, and a design based on the original Nintendo Entertainment System. The models were announced on Wednesday during the GameStop Expo in California, according to Nintendo the Super Smash Bros. model will […]

September Xbox One update details revealed

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The latest Xbox One update has been detailed by Xbox Live director of programming Larry Hyrb. New Snap functions have been a priority for the Xbox team recently, with the developers working to make it more useful and allow it to display things like achievements. The September update further adds to Snap by allowing players […]

Bayonetta 2 To Feature on Thursday’s Nintendo Direct

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The next Nintendo Direct, scheduled to air September 4th, will focus on Platinum Game’s upcoming action game Bayonetta 2. While Nintendo has been decidedly mute on the exact nature of announcements, the looming October release date indicates that Nintendo will like start revving the hype engine. Bayonetta 2 is set to be released in North America […]

Assassin’s Creed Unity Delayed Until November

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Assassin’s Creed Unity Delayed Until November Publisher Ubisoft has today confirmed that their next-generation title Assassin’s Creed Unity will suffer a slight delay. The delay comes following leaked footage over the past few days, revealing new modes and a variety of returning characters for the next Assassin’s title. Assassin’s Creed Unity will now launch on November 11 in North America, November 13 in Europe; […]

Bungie discusses the future of Destiny and the studio

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In an interview with TotalXbox, Destiny director of production Jonty Barnes has explained what the future holds for the new series and what Bungie plans to do after release. Speaking in the interview Barnes noted how Destiny is a huge investment for both developer and publisher. They are working on making a huge series with […]

Amazon buys Twitch in $970 million deal

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In a move that took the video game  industry completely by surprise, Amazon has announced that it has purchased Twitch in a $970 million cash deal. Reports earlier in the year suggested that Google were set to buy the video game streaming site through their YouTube brand in a similar $1 billion deal. The deal […]

Super Smash Bros. Wii U delay explained by Nintendo

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The latest Super Smash Bros. is approaching its release but gamers will only be to get their hands on the 3DS version, with the Wii U version having a delayed release date. This has struck many fans of the franchise as being strange, but the series creator Masahiro Sakurai has explained the reasons behind the […]

Activision looking to create its own movie studio

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According to The Information, Activision is currently working on a plan to launch its own movie studio to create hit films based on its biggest brands. The site claims that sources within the publisher have confirmed that the initial plans are still in the early stages but it is something executives are seriously looking at. […]

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Season Pass announced

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Warner Bros. has revealed that the upcoming Lord of the Rings game, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, will come with a season pass that will make extra content available to users. The pass will be available from launch and will grant immediate access to the exclusive mission ‘Guardians of the Flaming Eye’. Buyers will also get […]

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