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5 questions now Microsoft is (possibly) buying Minecraft

Sensational news over night as it has been reported that Microsoft is about to close a deal to buy Mojang, the company that developers the wildly popular game Minecraft. According to the WSJ, the deal would value the company at $2bn. Here’s four questions we’re asking as a result. 1) What’s in it for Microsoft? There’s two ways of looking …

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James O'Malley5 questions now Microsoft is (possibly) buying Minecraft
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Batman: Arkham Knight coming June next year

Rocksteady games has announced that the next major Batman game, Arkham Knight, will be hitting shelves on 2nd June 2015. This is around six months later than we hoped to be playing it. As we’ve known for some time, the game is experiencing delays in development – and Rocksteady announced in June that it was pushing it back. The thinking …

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James O'MalleyBatman: Arkham Knight coming June next year
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PS4 passes one million sales in just the UK

Sony has announced that the PS4 has now sold over one million units in the UK alone. In a suspiciously neat coincidence, apparently the millionth unit was sold alongside Destiny – which is out today. The company has also released a bunch of stats on social sharing: Apparently over half a million screenshots have been shared on Facebook and Twitter …

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James O'MalleyPS4 passes one million sales in just the UK
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Microsoft get around Destiny advertising ban

Microsoft has created an advert for its new perfume, known as “Destiny”. Hang on… doesn’t that sound familiar? If you head over to the Destiny Fragrance website, you’ll discover that it is in fact all a ruse and the company is actually pushing Destiny the game – which it technically isn’t allowed to advertise. The reason for this is that …

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James O'MalleyMicrosoft get around Destiny advertising ban
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Minecraft coming to Xbox One on Friday

Good news for Minecraft players – the game will be landing on the Xbox One on Friday, Microsoft has announced. It seems Microsoft may have beaten Sony to it. The Xbox One edition of the game will set new players back £15.99, though Xbox 360 players can upgrade for only £3.99. As you might imagine – there isn’t anything hugely …

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James O'MalleyMinecraft coming to Xbox One on Friday
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Nintendo unveils new 3DS handhelds

As Nintendo continues to struggle with its Wii U console, the Japanese games giant has turned its attention back to its handheld device. The Kyoto-based company has announced a new version of its successful 3DS console – cleverly called the New Nintendo 3DS. As with the current models, the New 3DS will come in regular and XL sizes. The New …

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Microsoft rolls out Xbox One updates for SmartGlass, Media Player and more

Microsoft has got a head start on its roll-out of the September Xbox One system update that brings many new features and updates to the console. The latest firmware update, available now, adds a new media player app with improved media management, a new Party app, improvements to SmartGlass, and more. The Media Player will now play media from an …

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Stuart O'ConnorMicrosoft rolls out Xbox One updates for SmartGlass, Media Player and more
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Peter Capaldi’s Doctor coming to Minecraft on Xbox 360

The BBC has announced that a special Doctor Who DLC pack will soon be available for Minecraft’s Xbox 360 edition. From “September 2014″, players will be able to customise their avatar to look like new Doctor Peter Capaldi, Clara as well as five older Doctors and their companions (unfortunately the press release didn’t specify which exactly). The pack will also …

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James O'MalleyPeter Capaldi’s Doctor coming to Minecraft on Xbox 360
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Separate Xbox One Kinect rumoured to be launching in October

If you’re one of those Xbox One owners who picked the system up without a Kinect, you’ve probably been wondering if you’d ever be able to buy a standalone Kinect. Now Microsoft is reportedly going to be selling the Xbox One Kinect sensor from October 6. According to Windows Phone Central, which quotes unnamed sources, the peripheral will be available …

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Stuart O'ConnorSeparate Xbox One Kinect rumoured to be launching in October