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‘Minecraft’ Officially Owned By Microsoft, Notch Has Left The Building

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Microsoft’s $2.5 billion deal to acquire Minecraft was finally completed Thursday. Xbox head Phil Spencer made the announcement on Twitter while Markus “Notch” Persson, the game’s creator, found it awkward to say goodbye. Rumors of Microsoft’s purchase of Mojang first cropped up in September, followed by an official announcement mid-month. That was only the first… Read more »

Activision Reports ‘Destiny’ Has Over 9.5 Million Guardians

Destiny 9.5 Million Users Guardians

Activision held its third quarter earnings call today, in which it was revealed that Destiny has over 9.5 million registered users across the 4 platforms. While this is not a definitive number, it does give the impression that 9.5 million is close to the number of units sold through to consumers. There’s a relationship to… Read more »

Nintendo Amiibo Final Design Revealed

Nintendo Amiibo Final Design

Nintendo has been hard at work finalizing the designs for their upcoming physical toy line, Amiibo. The gaming press was given hands on time with the new plastic figures for the first time since their unveiling at E3 earlier this year. Amiibo is Nintendo’s next effort to increase their visibility on shelves coming into the… Read more »

‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ PS4 Pre-Load Issues Solution From Sony

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Gamers who purchased digital copies of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for the PlayStation 4 may have found themselves experiencing issues trying to pre-load the game. The issue has been confirmed by Sony, and the company has released a troubleshooting guide on their support page. “If you pre-loaded CoD: AW and you’re experiencing issues with… Read more »

New Video Game Releases For The Week of November 2, 2014

New Video Game Releases Week Of November 2

The flow of new games video games does not show any sign of slowing and this week hits hard with one of the biggest franchises in gaming. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare drops on the console and PC this week alongside several indie darlings on the PlayStation platform, which has seen more indie love in… Read more »

‘Resogun’ Coming To PS Vita From Developer Housemarque

Resogun Coming to PS Vita

Resogun is coming to Sony’s PlayStation Vita from developer Housemarque. Confirmed with IGN earlier today Resogun is being ported to the PS Vita by Climax Studios, whose previous work includes Dead Nation Apocalypse Edition for the PS4 and Dead Nation on the PS Vita giving them a good familiarity with the newer Sony platforms. We… Read more »

PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection Details For November 2014

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Every month, Sony offers up 6 games for its PlayStation Plus subscribers as part of the Instant Game Collection. EGM has confirmed the list of the latest games from Sony for PS Plus subscribers today. The collection spans the 2 consoles and handheld currently on offer from Sony. While the previous months have been well… Read more »