Microsoft today confirmed that they are acquiring Mojang, the developer of popular cross-platform game franchise Minecraft. All those reports from last week are true, as Microsoft is paying $2.5 billion for Minecraft. Also, the founders of Mojang are leaving for a new project as Mojang will join other Microsoft Studios in enabling “Minecraft” players to benefit from richer and faster worlds, more powerful development tools, and more opportunities to connect across the “Minecraft” community. Read the full press release below. REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 15, 2014 — Microsoft Corp. today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Mojang, the celebrated Stockholm-based game developer, and the company’s iconic “Minecraft” franchise. The Mojang team will join Microsoft Studios, which includes the studios behind global blockbuster franchises “Halo,” “Forza,” “Fable” and more. Microsoft’s investments in cloud and mobile technologies will enable “Minecraft” players to benefit from richer and faster worlds, more powerful ...

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Microsoft today announced that NHL 15 game is now available for order and download on Xbox One. NHL 15 brings hockey to life the sights, sounds and feel of real NHL action like never before with real-world physics leading to multiplayer collisions and pileups through 12 Player NHL Collision Physics. Game Description: Built to harness the power of the next generation console – NHL® 15 brings to life the sights, sounds and feel of real NHL action like never before. Every player is affected by real-world physics leading to multiplayer collisions and pileups through 12 Player NHL Collision Physics. NHL 15 welcomes Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk and analyst Ray Ferraro providing insight through revolutionary real life visuals all presented in an authentic NBC Sports Broadcast Package. This is the next generation of Hockey. To get 10% off your purchase and an exclusive trial five days before the release date, ...

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Destiny game is now available for download from Xbox Store for both Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Destiny is an incredible story set within a newly-imagined, always-connected universe filled with action and adventure. Unprecedented variety of FPS gameplay that redefines the genre and breaks traditional conventions of story, cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes. GAME OVERVIEW: From the Creators of Halo and the company that brought you Call of Duty. In Destiny you are a Guardian of the last city on Earth, able to wield incredible power. Explore the ancient ruins of our solar system, from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. Defeat Earth’s enemies. Reclaim all that we have lost. Become legend. A Bold New World Embark on an epic action adventure with rich cinematic storytelling where you unravel the mysteries of our universe and reclaim what we lost at the fall of our Golden ...

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Back in July, Microsoft released a preview version of “Catan Anytime,” a new social version of the beloved board game “The Settlers of Catan,” is available for free. This is game is developed to promote Internet Explorer, so it works in any modern browser with best experience on IE. Catan Anytime game developed to be fast, fluid and designed for touch making it easy to play the game from mobile browser to your TV screen with IE on XBOX. Catan Anytime game is now out of preview and available to play from any device. Thank you to all the registered users who signed up for beta and gave us valuable feedback. This feedback helped us prioritize what new functionality to develop for Catan Anytime. We understand that balanced gameplay is key to any Catan experience – whatever the platform. So to present the best online experience we welcome feedback as ...

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer trailer was revealed last month. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare takes multiplayer gameplay to new heights. The core movement system is fundamentally changed with exoskeleton technology, creating the most dynamic, action-packed multiplayer experience in Call of Duty history. Today, a new video with a closer look at many of the game’s new mechanics, including the awesome exoskeleton and its accompanying abilities that offer a wide variety of offensive and defensive strategies was released. Combined with the Pick 13 system that’s explored in greater detail in the above video, the exoskeleton will fundamentally change the way players interact with the battlefield and each other. Speaking of battlefields, the video also breaks down some of the new maps, including many of the interactive elements that dynamically alter the flow of the game’s 12 multiplayer modes (including the all-new Uplink game type). You can pre-order the Call of ...

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If you are planning to buy Destiny game on Xbox 360, you have some great news! For a limited time, whenever you buy a digital copy of Destiny, you will be able to download the next-gen version within the same console family for free. Yes, buy a Xbox 360 version and get Xbox One version for free. When you buy/redeem the Destiny Digital Base Game or Expansion Pass for Xbox 360 on or before January 15th, 2015, you can download the Xbox One copy from the Xbox Store for free by doing the following: – Log into your Xbox One using the same Microsoft Account (Xbox Live Account) used to buy/redeem the Destiny Digital Base Game or Expansion Pass on Xbox 360. – Navigate to the digital content’s location in the Xbox Store. – Add the item to your download queue and wait for the download to complete. Also, when you buy ...

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Microsoft today announced that NHL 15 game is now available for digital pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. NHL 15 brings hockey to life the sights, sounds and feel of real NHL action like never before with real-world physics leading to multiplayer collisions and pileups through 12 Player NHL Collision Physics. To celebrate the launch of the game, the following two NHL 15 game bundles are available for pre-order globally, starting today, through the Xbox Store on the console or online at store.xbox.com: Xbox One NHL 15 Pre-Order, available starting today for $59.99, includes the standard game, plus $15 of Hockey Ultimate Team content. (Amazon, Microsoft Store) Xbox One NHL 15 Ultimate Edition, available starting today for $69.99, includes the standard game, plus over $40 added value of exclusive content.  (Amazon, Microsoft Store) Also, you can get 10 percent off your purchase and an exclusive trial five days before the release ...

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Gameloft has released their Order & Chaos Duels for Windows 8 devices in Windows Store. This game features nearly 300 gorgeous cards to collect, reflecting the artistic direction of Order & Chaos, quests & adventures to fight against evil and free the world of Haradon and more. Description: Rediscover the Order & Chaos universe in this FREE collectible trading card game (TCG) that lets you battle evil forces on many adventures or fight against real players for leaderboard supremacy. The ancient demonic spirit Zepar and his Corruption have returned to use the world as their twisted, wicked playground once again. Create your great hero, the Card Dueler, and embody the world’s only hope! » Nearly 300 gorgeous cards to collect, with all the heroic fantasy-art style of the Order & Chaos games (MMORPG & MOBA) » Fast & accessible duels on the go with spectacular special magic effects for the ...

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Fans will experience WARRIORS OROCHI 3 in a brand new light as they enter the fray with the implementation of new generation console features, new storylines and scenarios. There is enough new gameplay content and depth of replayability to satisfy warriors of all levels including special cross over characters such as Sophitia from the SOULCALIBUR series and battle stages from ATELIER, DYNASTY WARRIORS, NINJA GAIDEN Sigma 2 and SAMURAI WARRIORS. The next evolution of the OROCHI universe, WARRIORS OROCHI 3 Ultimate, awaits fans. Game description: The WARRIORS OROCHI series is a series of tactical action games in which heroes from the DYNASTY WARRIORS and SAMURAI WARRIORS franchises work together in an effort to defeat Orochi, the Serpent King. The latest title in the series, WARRIORS OROCHI 3, features over 120 playable characters, who can be played freely in three-character teams. Themes of loyalty, betrayal, friendship and love are explored in ...

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Warframe game is now available for download from Xbox Store for Xbox One console devices. Game description: They were called Tenno. Warriors of blade and gun – Masters of the Warframe armor. Those that survived the old war were left drifting among the ruins. Now they are needed once more. The Grineer, with their vast armies, are spreading throughout the solar system. A call echoes across the stars summoning the Tenno to an ancient place. They summon you. Come Tenno, you must join the war. Check out Warframe from the Xbox Games Store ...

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As announced earlier, Dance Central Spotlight is now available for Xbox One on for just $9.99. This game will include the following soundtracks, Avicii – “Wake Me Up” Cher Lloyd – “I Wish” David Guetta ft. Sia – “Titanium” Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz – “Talk Dirty” Kid Ink ft. Chris Brown – “Show Me” Lorde – “Royals” OneRepublic – “Counting Stars” Pharrell Williams – “Happy” Rihanna – “Diamonds” will.i.am ft. Justin Bieber – “#thatPOWER” Gamers can also customize it with more than 50 tracks available on Music Store. Add-on content from previously purchased versions of Dance Central for Xbox 360 are Spotlight-compatible, and easily loaded into the forthcoming game. And on top of that, Dance Central Spotlight features an expanded Fitness Mode, with special dance routines authored to focus on strength and cardio. But the dance floor just gets bigger from there as players can customize their soundtrack with additional songs ...

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‘Stick It to the Man’ now available for Xbox One. Game Description: On an ordinary day, hard hat tester; Ray has a bizarre accident and wakes up with a giant pink spaghetti arm sticking out of his brain, giving him extraordinary mind-reading powers. Ray can suddenly change the world with stickers, transforming his paper universe by tearing it, folding it and using the crazy stickers he finds (along with his awesome new powers) to solve mind-boggling puzzles! Sadly, Ray doesn’t have much time to get to grips with his new-fangled psychic abilities. Instead, he’s on the run from ‘The Man’ for a crime he didn’t commit. Can you help Ray out of this sticky situation? Get ready to tear it, rip it and Stick it to the Man!  Purchase Stick It to the Man from the Xbox Game Store ...

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We already know that Ascension, Coagulation, Zanzibar and Sanctuary maps of Halo 2 will be re-imagined  and will be part of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Microsoft yesterday revealed that Lockout is the fifth map that will be part of the collection. Set in an old Forerunner research laboratory in the frigid mountains of Delta Halo, Lockout features fast-paced, close quarters combat with its narrow corridors and vertical level design. With three levels to navigate, adept players can deftly traverse around the map by mastering specific jumping points, enabling them to secure power weapons faster and set up ambushes for unsuspecting opponents. The re-imagined version of Lockout also includes a few new features that will surprise even the most hardened Halo 2 veterans. “Lockout was hands-down the most popular small arena-style map in Halo 2,” said Max Hoberman, president of Certain Affinity and one of the original lead designers of Halo 2. ...

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  State of Decay game was released for Xbox 360 on Xbox Live last June, and it was known for breaking number of genre gameplay conventions like allowing characters die permanently, story progression without any predefined script, and the world continues to change even when players are offline. Today, Microsoft revealed that State of Decay with the Year-One Survival Edition will be coming to Xbox One in Spring 2015. The State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition will include the original State of Decay, now running in glorious 1080p, previously released Add-on packs Breakdown and Lifeline, as well as some entirely new content. Undead Labs will reveal more on the new content closer to release, and you’ll read about it here when they do. Source: Xbox ...

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Destiny game is now available for pre-order from Xbox Store. Like the latest Xbox One titles, this game is pre-loading enabled. So, you can download the game and install it on your Xbox One even before the release and start playing the game on the day it releases. Once purchase is complete, download this game by selecting the “Manage” button on the product details page on your console. Upgrade to the Destiny Digital Guardian Edition to receive a digital download copy of Destiny, and access to the Vanguard Armory and Emblem pre-order bonus, an exclusive Ghost Casing, Player Ship, and Player Emblem, and a reservation for two upcoming Destiny Expansions featuring all new storylines, new cooperative and competitive activities, and new weapons, armor, and gear to earn. Destiny is a next generation first person shooter, with rich cinematic storytelling set in huge worlds to explore. Create and customize your Guardian. ...

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Dead Island 2 is an upcoming action role-playing, survival zombie game for Xbox One from German developer Yager Development and published by Deep Silver. The developers have given a brief demo of this game to folks at Microsoft and they shared the experience at Xbox Wire. Our time with Dead Island 2 barely scratched the surface of the potential festering beneath its rotting flesh. On top of southern California, the massive open-world contains a huge NorCal region, as well as a third monster-populated mystery area. And while our time beating back the hordes beneath the iconic Hollywood sign was shared by a trio of co-op buddies, the final game will support a total of eight zombie-poppin’ pals. It’s also important to note that our defensive mission was not specific to (or segregated into) a cooperative mode, but instead displayed the same story objectives that a solo apocalypse survivor would encounter. Dead ...

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