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Microsoft Announces It’s Buying Minecraft For $2.5 Billion

Microsoft Announces It’s Buying Minecraft For $2.5 Billion

By Chris Crum September 15, 2014

Rumors circulated throughout the media last week that Microsoft was preparing to acquire Mojang, the makers of the massively popular game Minecraft. On Monday, Microsoft officially announced that it is doing so. The company says it has reached an agreement …

OITNB Meets Flappy Bird for Wonderful Time Waster OITNB Meets Flappy Bird for Wonderful Time Waster

Today, Netflix dropped an entire new season of their hit show Orange Is The New Black in our laps – 13 episodes ready to stream whenever you’re ready. Here’s the thing – most of us are at work. Damn. While …

'Terminator 2' Truck Chase Gets a GTA Remake 'Terminator 2' Truck Chase Gets a GTA Remake

You know how there are some things that just make you happy? No, not the obvious things like beer, money, and grilled meat. I mean those times when you’re just delighted by something, inexplicably? This is one of those times. …

So, Lance Armstrong Played Cards Against Humanity... So, Lance Armstrong Played Cards Against Humanity...

On October 2nd, 1996, professional cyclist Lance Armstrong was diagnosed with stage three testicular cancer. On October 3rd, he underwent an orchiectomy to remove his cancerous testicle. Armstrong’s cancer had already spread to other parts of his body, and things …

Rubik's Cube Invention Celebrated with Google Doodle Rubik's Cube Invention Celebrated with Google Doodle

Today, Google is celebrating one of the most ubiquitous and frustrating puzzle toys ever conceived–the Rubik’s Cube. Originally called the Magic Cube, the Rubik’s Cube celebrates its 40th birthday this spring. Google has honored the occasion with a (you guessed …

Flappy Bird Returning in August with Multiplayer Flappy Bird Returning in August with Multiplayer

As 2014 was just beginning, a new craze was taking over the smartphone-using world. It was a simple, addictive, yet highly difficult little game called Flappy Bird. It became such a sensation that its creator, Dong Nguyen, decided he “just …

Gamers May Actually Prefer Freemium, Shows Report Gamers May Actually Prefer Freemium, Shows Report

For the past few years a new pricing model has begun creeping into the games industry. Beginning on mobile devices, the so-called “freemium” model gives players a taste of a game for free while plastering the title with ads or …

Here's 8 Hours Of Google Developer Day At GDC Here's 8 Hours Of Google Developer Day At GDC

Google held (and livestreamed) its Developer Day at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco yesterday. The recording, which is over 8 hours long, is now up for all to view. Dig in. Below is the full agenda via the …

Flappy Bird Is Coming Back, Says Developer Flappy Bird Is Coming Back, Says Developer

Wednesday, when asked on Twitter whether he’d ever put Flappy Bird back in the App Store, the games creator Dong Nguyen responded with the answer that many former addicts wanted to hear: Yes. Of course, this all rests on Nguyen …

Should Scrabble Add 'Selfie' to the Dictionary? Should Scrabble Add 'Selfie' to the Dictionary?

Scrabble and Merriam-Webster are about to publish the first new edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary in over 9 years, and they want Facebook users to vote on one word that they must have included. Fans of the game …

Now You Can Play Matt Cutts Whack-A-Mole Now You Can Play Matt Cutts Whack-A-Mole

So remember that Matt Cutts Donkey Kong game from a few weeks ago? That has inspired a new Matt Cutts Whack-A-Mole game, in which (you guessed it) you get to whack Matt Cutts with a gavel over and over again.

‘Flappy Bird’ Knockoff Apps Being Rejected by Apple

After Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen announced he was pulling his addictive game from the Apple App Store and Google Play, which prompted reactions that varied from outraged to threatening, quite a few games have popped up that are very …

'Candy Crush' Maker King Files For IPO 'Candy Crush' Maker King Files For IPO

King Digital Entertainment, the company behind the massively popular Candy Crush Saga and other games, announced that it has filed for an initial public offering. The company said on Tuesday that it has filed a registration statement on Form F-1 …

The GoldenEye Telescope Sustained 'Serious Damage' The GoldenEye Telescope Sustained 'Serious Damage'

Fans of the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye (and the subsequent N64 game) no doubt know the Arecibo Observatory as the “cradle.” The famous movie set is actually a 1,000-ft. radio telescope, the largest single-aperture telescope in world. The giant …

Candy Crush Saga Hits Half a Billion Installs
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According to game developer King, Candy Crush Saga has been installed over half a billion times – as in a 5 with 8 zeros. No word on how many millions have destroyed their devices because of level 65. Really really …

Temple Run Is Coming to Theaters, So There's That Temple Run Is Coming to Theaters, So There's That

At some point in the next couple of years, there’s going to be a Temple Run movie. That’s the word from Hollywood Reporter, who says that Warner Brothers is in negotiations to bring the popular app to theaters alongside producer …

E-Cigarette Ad Pops Up Inside Kids iPad Game E-Cigarette Ad Pops Up Inside Kids iPad Game
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If you asked the world’s second-largest tobacco company about their new marketing strategies, I’m going to assume that they wouldn’t include running ads in kids apps in their response. Nevertheless, an ad for Vype, the first e-cigarette marketed by British …