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1 HOUR AGO - TheNextWeb

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Unity Pro video game engine is now free for all licensed PlayStation developers

Unity is making the premium version of its video game engine and development platform free for all licensed PlayStation developers. Unity Pro normally costs $1,500 or $75 per month as part of a subscription, and builds on the company’s entry-level package with additional features related to video game graphics, animation, deployment, editing and more. (For a full rundown of the ...

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3 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Why Minecraft Fans Are Right To Be Nervous

By the time Microsoft bought Rare in 2002, the game developer had already created numerous popular video game franchises like Donkey Kong Country, Banjo-Kazooie and GoldenEye 007. Twelve years later, Rare looks nothing like it did during its heyday. It's making sports games that bear little resemblance to any of the titles Rare fans know and love. Now some are ...

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SEP 16, 2014 - TechRadar

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Opinion: It's your fault Microsoft bought Minecraft

It happened again. Just as I mentioned earlier when Amazon bought Twitch, big companies will always buy up the smaller companies. Only this time, it isn't because the little guy needed a boost. Nope, this time it's your fault Microsoft bought Minecraft creator Mojang.That's right, I said it. You have only yourself to blame if Microsoft turns your precious blocky ...

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SEP 15, 2014 - Investors Business Daily

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Microsoft investors don't dig 'Minecraft' deal

Microsoft (MSFT) on Monday agreed to pay $2.5 billion for a one-hit wonder video game company based in Stockholm. Privately held Mojang, maker of the hugely popular game "Minecraft," will bolster Microsoft's first-party video game business. Reaction to the deal was mixed. Microsoft stock fell 1% to 46.24 on the news. The Mojang team will join Microsoft Studios, which creates ...

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SEP 15, 2014 - Business Insider

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MICROSOFT IS BUYING THE COMPANY BEHIND MINECRAFT FOR $2.5 BILLION (MSFT)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is making his first major acquisition, and it's not what you would have expected.  Microsoft is buying Mojang for $2.5 billion. Mojang is the Swedish company behind massively popular game Minecraft. This acquisition is not a complete surprise since it was reported last week.  What is Minecraft? The Guardian had one of the best explanations last year: "Minecraft ...

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