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Microsoft buys Minecraft studio but promises cross-platform

Microsoft buys Minecraft studio but promises cross-platform

Microsoft is buying Minecraft developer Mojang, bringing the team behind the massively popular franchise into Microsoft Studios, and taking over the reins at the game. The deal, which is expected to close in late 2014, is worth a whopping $2.5bn, Microsoft said today; however, those players worried about what this could mean for their favorite block-building game shouldn't worry, it seems.

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Xbox One laptop mod takes console on the road

Xbox One laptop mod takes console on the road

Turning a regular console into a portable version isn't new, but Xbox One gamers seem to have been too busy playing so far to have taken the time to convert their Microsoft system into a "laptop" form factor. James "DarkUncle" Terry cooked one up back in December 2013 for a private client, and now, with the help of a couple of Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printers and a little patience, modder Ed Zarick is also coaxing the contents of an Xbox One casing into a more portable version.

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Grand Theft Auto V PS4 & Xbox One release dates revealed

Grand Theft Auto V PS4 & Xbox One release dates revealed

Grand Theft Auto V is headed to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 18th, Rockstar Games has confirmed, though PC gamers will have to wait until the new year before they can get in on the action. The much-anticipated game will deliver graphical upgrades to the Los Santos and Blaine County areas where gameplay takes place - there are plenty of new screenshots after the cut, too - in addition to a new batch of weapons, vehicles, and challenges.

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First Dragon Quest now available for the mobile generation

First Dragon Quest now available for the mobile generation

Aside from flooding the market with raging avians, brittle sweets, and violent vegetation, mobile gaming has become a chance for game developers and studios to re-introduce well-loved titles to a new generation. And maybe cash in on that, too. In that light, Square Enix is finally making available the original Dragon Quest to give veteran gamers a chance to relive the past on their smartphones and newer gamers to meet one of the games that started it all.

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