As you know, Microsoft today announced that they have acquired Mojang Studios. While we already read about Microsoft’s point out view of this acquisition, what about Mojang’s employees? In their official blog post, they posted a short Q&A to serve their loyal community. Just like everyone of us, they heard it today and they are hoping everything will be ok. They highlighted that the future of Minecraft and you – the community – are extremely important to everyone involved. Once again they confirmed that there’s no reason for the development, sales, and support of the PC/Mac, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Vita, iOS, and Android versions of Minecraft to stop. Why did you sell Minecraft? Minecraft has grown from a simple game to a project of monumental significance. Though we’re massively proud of what Minecraft has become, it was never Notch’s intention for it to get this big. As you ...

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As you already know, Microsoft today announced that they are planning to acquire Mojang, the developer of Minecraft franchise for about $2.5 billion. Phil Spencer, head of Xbox today commented the following regarding the acquisition. Today is an incredibly exciting day for our team as Mojang and the Minecraft franchise join Microsoft. Minecraft is one of the most popular video games of all time, with more than 100 million downloads, on PC alone, from players since its launch in 2009. Minecraft inspires millions to create together, connects people across the globe, and is a community that is among the most active and passionate in the world. Our relationship with Mojang began when we initially talked to the team about bringing Minecraft to the console. Minecraft quickly became the top online game on Xbox Live, with over two billion hours played on Xbox 360 in the last two years. That working ...

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If you want to take Xbox One gaming experience wherever you go, you now have a solution. You can buy XBOOK One, which is a portable Xbox One from Console modder Ed Zarick. XBOOK ONE comes with a 22 inch Vizio 1080p LED television, an upgrade from the XBOOK 360’s 19 inch 720p LCD monitor. Also the device is made of vinyl casing, 3D printed customized color components, a front slot-loading disc drive, and all of the cable connections intact on the backside of the unit. If needed, you can connect your Kinect sensor externally. Pricing: XBOOK ONE 500GB with Kinect – $1,495.00 XBOOK ONE 500GB w/o Kinect – $1,395.00 XBOOK ONE (You provide xbox one) – 1,095.00 to include HDMI Out   –  $50.00 Flat Rate Shipping of $75.00 to 48 US States Please contact me first if your international or at a APO or similar. Read about it ...

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Red Stripe Deals for this week is now live in Windows Store and it now includes popular games like Plants Vs Zombies, Sesame Street Touch and Learn TV, and more. Find the list of apps/games and their store links below, In “Plants vs. Zombies” ($1.99, usually $4.99) the undead are of a more playful variety, but they still need to be stopped. Fortunately, you’ve got 49 powerful perennials to help defend your home. With “Sesame Street Touch & Learn TV” ($3.49, usually $6.99), your child can use your Windows 8 touch screen to interact with eight 20-minute episodes of interactive content based on the “Kinect Sesame Street TV” game for Xbox 360. Reading Trainer ($1.49 in the Windows Store), “Plight of the Zombie” (99 cents in the Windows Store), “Stuntmania Reloaded” ($2.49), LiveATC (99 cents) MetaMoJi Note ($3.99). Source: Microsoft ...

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SoulCraft 2 is an action RPG game with lots of hack n slash and dungeon crawling. It has awesome graphics and great gameplay and it is one of the best roleplaying games available on Windows Store. Description: SoulCraft 2 – League of Angels is the best Action RPG for Windows 8. Choose one of seven Angels and defend earth from the legions of hell! Compete multiplayer against other players in the social league and become the best SoulCraft player in the world. – New Multiplayer League: Challenge other players in asynchronous multiplayer matches and customize your defenses. Win your daily leagues to become the best SoulCraft Player in the world – 7 different heroes: Choose your play style from melee warriors to range mages – Epic singleplayer campaign: continue your quest to save the world from the demons of the apocalypse – Full controller support – play it on your ...

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We all know that Microsoft is working on a cloud based gaming service. Last year, they even demoed it during company meeting with a Lumia 520 Windows Phone device running Halo game from the cloud. Recently, Microsoft Research revealed their project DeLorean, which uses speculation to enable low-latency continuous interaction for cloud gaming. Read about it here. Microsoft always said that latency is the main issue is delivering games via cloud. Today, Neowin reported that Microsoft is currently working on a project that can allow users to play Xbox games through a web browser. Also, it is reportedly a full 60fps game streamed via cloud to the browser. Microsoft is testing this project both with last generation and current generation games and it is expected to be the company’s next killer gaming feature. The question now is when will Microsoft deliver this feature to end users? Even though delivering games via ...

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This week’s games and add-on deals are now live on the Xbox Games Store. You can enjoy these discounts from now through 15 September 2014. Xbox One: Content Title Content Type Discount % Worms Battleground Xbox One Game 40% Watch_Dogs Xbox One Game 30% Xbox 360: Content Title Content Type Discount % Borderlands Games on Demand 75% Borderlands 2 Games on Demand 75% Borderlands 2 Season Pass Add-on 50% Borderlands 2 Mechromancer Pack Add-on 50% Borderlands 2 Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty Add-on 50% Borderlands 2 Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage Add-on 50% Borderlands 2 Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt Add-on 50% Borderlands 2 Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep Add-on 50% Borderlands 2 Psycho Pack Add-on 50% Borderlands 2 Headhunter 1: Bloody Harvest Add-on 50% Borderlands 2 Headhunter 2: Wattle Gobbler Add-on 50% Borderlands 2 Headhunter 3: Mercenary Day Add-on 50% Borderlands 2 Headhunter 4: Wedding Day Massacre Add-on 50% Borderlands 2 Headhunter 5: Son of Crawmerax Add-on 50% ...

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The New York Times Crossword is one of the best crossword in the world and now you can enjoy the same puzzles printed in the daily newspaper on the only mobile crossword app built by The New York Times. Users will get unlimited access to daily puzzle and calendar archive for 7 days. If you want full access all the time, you can subscribe for it. Game Description: PLAY ANYWHERE Your subscription now gives you access to The Crossword on NYTimes.com at no additional charge! Just connect or create an account in your account settings and Play Anywhere. Your Windows puzzle progress will be saved and available on the web and vice versa! DAILY PUZZLE It’s the same puzzle that’s printed every day in The New York Times newspaper. All daily puzzles are available the previous day at 10p EST with a subscription, so enjoy Tuesday’s puzzle on Monday at ...

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This week’s Red Stripe Deals in Windows Store includes puzzle game 4 Elements II Special Edition, Shiny the Firefly and more. Find the list of games and apps on deals below. “4 Elements II Special Edition” ($1.49, usually $2.99) takes you into a version of the puzzle and hidden object game exclusive to Windows 8. Your mission is to restore magic to four fairies representing the elements of earth, air, fire and water. You’ll find this world bursting with color, music and animation. For more eye candy, check out “Shiny the Firefly” ($1.49 in the Windows Store, usually $2.99), set in the middle of a picturesque garden. To help Shiny find his babies, you’re up against mosquitoes, toads, plants, wasps, centipedes and many other obstacles. Ladybird: I’m Ready to Spell! ($1.49 in the Windows Store), “Voodoo Whisperer (Full)” ($1.49), Back to the Drawing Board ($8.99, usually $18.99), “Roman Empire” ($1.49). ...

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Recently, Microsoft highlighted that JumpStart, a popular game developing company has become Azure customer and is moving their games to Azure platform to expand the reach and improve gameplay. In addition, there are releasing two new games in Windows Store. Those are two football games built on Microsoft Azure called NFL RUSH GameDay Heroes and NFL RUSH Heroes & Rivals. Both games are educational and fun, perfect for kids and their families. Microsoft jumped to Azure because they are in need of a cloud solution to quickly help them scale across many devices and support millions of user sessions simultaneously. Like all JumpStart games, School of Dragons and Madagascar Math Ops go beyond typical kids’ games, combining exciting gameplay with essential educational skills. Thanks to the increased popularity of multiple titles, JumpStart needed a more robust backend to support its growing demand and decided to migrate from Rackspace to Microsoft ...

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If you have any doubts whether Microsoft is focused on selling more Xbox One units, just check out this deal. From September 7 through September 13 next week, when buy an Xbox One in the U.S., you’ll get a free Xbox One game of your choice. To sweeten the deal further, you can take advantage of this offer even when buying Xbox One bundles like Xbox One Madden NFL 15 Bundle or Forza Motorsport 5 Bundle, so you will end up with two free games. How cool is that? You can choose from the list of games like Destiny, Titanfall, Watch Dogs, Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, Madden NFL 15 or NHL 15. This offer is valid for any retail Xbox One game, and the offer is good for our Xbox One system bundles, too – so if you want to pick up the  you’re getting another free game of your choice ...

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As part of the Summer sale, Disney is offering six games for free in Windows Store. Each of these games are worth several dollars, so grab it before the offer ends. Disney Solitaire Disney Checkout Challenge Lost Light JellyCar 3 Toy Story: Smash It! “Where’s My Water?” Featuring About these games, “Disney Solitaire” places the classic card game in familiar storybook environments, with classic movie songs and film clips from “Peter Pan,” “The Lion King” and more. “Toy Story: Smash It!” brings together Buzz, Woody and friends to break blocks and have some physics-based fun in 3D. With “JellyCar 3” you squish your ride through a world of tight squeezes as you try to reach the exit, and in “Disney Checkout Challenge,” you can hone your grocery-scanning skills. “Lost Light” takes you through an enchanted forest, and finally, in “Where’s My Water? Featuring XYY,” tag along with the cartoon character ...

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Respawn today announced the 6th update for Titanfall that includes Pilot Skirmish is an 8v8 mode with no AI and no Titans. Due to the difference in player sizes with the rest of the game modes, Pilot Skirmish will not be among the game modes played when choosing Variety Pack playlist. There will now be a Marked For Death playlist to choose from, along with custom Marked For Death loadouts to unlock. Three colorblind options (protanopia, deuteranopia, and tritanopia) have been added. They affect IFF glows, crosshair colors, and names above heads. Also, joining late is no longer penalized. If you join a match that is more than half way over and your team is not winning, a loss will not be counted on your record. If the match is a win for your team, we’ll count it as one. We’ve also added a warning message noting you will receive ...

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Microsoft today announced the Games with Gold for Xbox Live Gold members for the month of September.  Super Time Force is coming to Games with Gold on Xbox One as a free download, replacing Strike Suit Zero (so grab it now if you haven’t already). Crimson Dragon will continue to be available for Xbox Live Gold members as a free download for Xbox One. On Xbox 360, starting Monday, September 1st, Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine (normally US $14.99) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through September 15th. Then, on September 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Halo: Reach (normally US $24.99) for free through September 30th. Source: Major Nelson ...

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This week’s Deals with Gold is now live in Xbox Store. These discounts are valid now through 1 September 2014. : Need for Speed Rivals for Xbox One has been added to this week’s Deals with Gold, at 50% off.  Find the list of games and add-ons available on deals below, Xbox One: Content Title Content Type Discount % Killer Instinct – Sabrewulf Add-on 60% Need for Speed Rivals Complete Movie Pack Add-on 33% Need for Speed Rivals Timesaver Pack Add-on 33% Need for Speed Rivals Ferrari Edizioni Speciali Complete Pack Add-on 33% Need for Speed Rivals Concept Lamborghini Complete Pack Add-on 33% Need for Speed Rivals Simply Jaguar Complete Pack Add-on 33 Xbox 360: Content TitleContent TypeDiscount %Xbox Binge Watch and Play Sale* Need for Speed Rivals Complete Movie Pack Add-on 33% Need for Speed Rivals Timesaver Pack Add-on 33% Need for Speed Rivals Ferrari Edizioni Speciali Complete Pack Add-on 33% Need for Speed Rivals Concept Lamborghini Complete Pack Add-on 33% Need for Speed ...

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Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs game which won over 90 awards at E3 went on sale last May. The game is available from various retailers like Microsoft Stores, Amazon, etc,. This game is now on sale at Amazon. Today, August 26, 2014 only, get a special price on “Watch Dogs.” Save when you buy “Watch Dogs” on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC (physical only). Additionally, save on the “Watch Dogs Limited Edition” for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PlayStation 3. Limited time only, while supplies last. You can also take advantage of FREE Shipping Game Description: DYNAMIC NAVIGATION: Watch_Dogs gives you the ability to not only use the city’s ctOS to your advantage, but the streets as well. In real-world Chicago, cut through one of the buildings or climb to the rooftops to catch your target. HACK THE CITY: Control the city’s infrastructure, in real time, with Aiden’s cell phone. Trap ...

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