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Retail version of Minecraft landing on Xbox One one month after PS4

Retail version of Minecraft landing on Xbox One one month after PS4

It seems that Microsoft’s $2.5bn acquisition of Minecraft creator Mojang doesn’t mean the retail version of the brick-building game will launch on Xbox One ahead of its rival, the PS4.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 1st 2014 at 10:43AM in News
Windows 10 announced, coming late 2015

Windows 10 announced, coming late 2015

Microsoft has revealed the next iteration of its Windows operating system, Windows 10.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 1st 2014 at 10:19AM in News
Xbox One arrives in China with reportedly very strong numbers

Xbox One arrives in China with reportedly very strong numbers

Microsoft has finally released the Xbox One in China, and early reports are very positive.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2014 at 12:30PM in News
iPhone 6 to go on sale in China following security concerns

iPhone 6 to go on sale in China following security concerns

Apple’s latest handset has been approved for sale in China, after government concerns that the iPhone would allow US agencies to track user data were quashed.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 30th 2014 at 11:07AM in News

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US startup Skillz raises $6m for mobile eSports

US startup Skillz raises $6m for mobile eSports

Mobile eSports platform Skillz has raised $6m in its latest round of fundraising, money the company will use to help drive a user acquisition initiative for its partners.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 29th 2014 at 8:55PM in News
Xbox 360 receives Australian price cut

Xbox 360 receives Australian price cut

Microsoft has once again cut the price of the Xbox 360 console in Australia.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 29th 2014 at 9:36AM in News
ACCESSORIES UPDATE: Xbox One PC controller and Mad Catz STRIKE TE keyboard

ACCESSORIES UPDATE: Xbox One PC controller and Mad Catz STRIKE TE keyboard

MCV takes a look at the best accessories heading to UK retail. This week, we check out the PC version of the Xbox One controller and a new Mad Catz ...

on Sep 26th 2014 at 12:52PM in News
Microsoft (unofficially) cuts Xbox One UK price for the third time

Microsoft (unofficially) cuts Xbox One UK price for the third time

The price for an Xbox One in the UK is now £100 less than it was when it launched back in November 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2014 at 12:24PM in News

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Microsoft delays Xbox One in China at the last minute

Microsoft delays Xbox One in China at the last minute

The much anticipated launch of Xbox One in China has been delayed at the last minute.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 22nd 2014 at 10:56AM in News
Minecraft PS4 heads to retail next month

Minecraft PS4 heads to retail next month

Sony has announced the PlayStation 4 edition of Minecraft will receive a retail release in Europe and North America.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 19th 2014 at 12:58AM in News
Wired Xbox One controller for PCs revealed

Wired Xbox One controller for PCs revealed

Microsoft is to release a wired version of its Xbox One controller for use with PCs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2014 at 12:46PM in News
Newman on Mojang sale: 'I'd have done the same thing'

Newman on Mojang sale: 'I'd have done the same thing'

Garry’s Mod and Rust developer Garry Newman has defended Markus ‘Notch’ Persson from the criticism he has faced following his sale of Mojang to Microsoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2014 at 11:03AM in News

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Spencer vows that Minecraft will not be pulled from PlayStation and iOS

Spencer vows that Minecraft will not be pulled from PlayStation and iOS

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said that Microsoft’s acquisition of Mojang will not result in the game being dropped on rival platforms.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2014 at 2:16PM in News
Mojang confirms $2.5bn Microsoft acquisition

Mojang confirms $2.5bn Microsoft acquisition

As expected, Microsoft’s acquisition of Minecraft creators Mojang has been confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2014 at 2:07PM in News
Minecraft owner Mojang is a perfect fit for Microsoft's ambitions

Minecraft owner Mojang is a perfect fit for Microsoft's ambitions

IHS games analyst Piers Harding-Rolls discusses Microsoft's reported bid for Minecraft owner Mojang.

on Sep 15th 2014 at 8:33AM in News
Trio of Xbox 360 holiday bundles unveiled for this week

Trio of Xbox 360 holiday bundles unveiled for this week

Microsoft has announced three new Xbox 360 holiday bundles for arrival later this week, including the previously rumoured 500GB Call of Duty-themed package.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 14th 2014 at 7:18PM in News

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Formal reveal of Microsoft's Mojang acquisition set for Monday - report

Formal reveal of Microsoft's Mojang acquisition set for Monday - report

Microsoft’s rumoured impending deal to acquire Minecraft developer Mojang could be announced as early as Monday, according to a new report.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 13th 2014 at 10:12PM in News
Mojang 'is a perfect fit' for Microsoft, analyst says

Mojang 'is a perfect fit' for Microsoft, analyst says

Market analyst Piers Harding-Rolls has said that the expected union of Microsoft and Mojang is a very low-risk move for the platform holder.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2014 at 4:07PM in News
Notch to pocket $1.4bn of potential $2bn Microsoft Mojang buyout

Notch to pocket $1.4bn of potential $2bn Microsoft Mojang buyout

Those questioning Markus Persson’s reported decision to sell his studio Mojang to Microsoft need to take a realistic look at the numbers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2014 at 9:09AM in News
Xbox 360 500GB hardware bundle arrives next month - report

Xbox 360 500GB hardware bundle arrives next month - report

Microsoft is readying a new Xbox 360 system bundle boasting the console’s previously announced 500GB hard drive, according to a recently leaked advertisement.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 10th 2014 at 4:34PM in News
Microsoft is replacing noisy Xbox Ones

Microsoft is replacing noisy Xbox Ones

Customers who believe their Xbox Ones are producing an excessive amount of noise are being offered replacements by Microsoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 10th 2014 at 11:14AM in News
Persson likely to leave Microsoft-owned Mojang; Minecraft won't be pulled from PS4 and PS3

Persson likely to leave Microsoft-owned Mojang; Minecraft won't be pulled from PS4 and PS3

Markus ‘Notch’ Persson is unlikely to stay at Mojang once Microsoft’s acquisition of the Minecraft developer is completed, reports suggest.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 10th 2014 at 10:49AM in News
Xbox One launches to half the sales of Xbox 360 in Japan

Xbox One launches to half the sales of Xbox 360 in Japan

The Japanese launch of Xbox One has failed to match the numbers seen when the Xbox 360 launched back in 2005.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 10th 2014 at 10:39AM in News
Microsoft in discussions to acquire Minecraft studio Mojang - report

Microsoft in discussions to acquire Minecraft studio Mojang - report

Microsoft is reportedly in serious discussions to purchase Mojang, makers of indie game-turned-phenomenon Minecraft.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 10th 2014 at 1:40AM in News
Get any free game you want with an Xbox One console purchase for one week only

Get any free game you want with an Xbox One console purchase for one week only

Microsoft is offering US gamers the chance to claim any game they like free when they pick up n Xbox One console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 4th 2014 at 2:40PM in News