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  1. Officially Official: Microsoft Buying Minecraft and Its Developer for $2.5 Billion, Creator Leaving the Company

    What do you think Mojang will build with all that gold?

    Reports were creeping around the Internet last week that Microsoft was looking to buy Minecraft developer Mojang, along with the game itself, for $2 billion. The sale is now officially happening with an even ridiculously higher price tag of $2.5 billion, and we're one step closer to every tech company just buying every other tech company until there's a giant tech mega-corporation that rules the world... and builds everything out of poorly-textured cubes.

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  2. BREAKING: Microsoft Looks to Be Buying Minecraft For a Lot of Money

    The Wall Street Journal is saying Microsoft is working on a deal to purchase Mojang AB, makers of Minecraft. Guess how much they're reportedly offering...

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  3. Xbox Kinect Can Be Used to Collect Crime Scene Data, Help Police… Kinect the Dots

    ( •_•)>⌐■-■ ... (⌐■_■) YYYYEEEEAAAAAHHHHH!

    No stone has been left unturned in the quest to find something, anything, that the Xbox Kinect is good for, and it may have paid off: The Kinect seems pretty useful for investigating crime scenes. I can only guess that it wound up in this role after its prominent part in the case of how the PS4 murdered the Xbox One.

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  4. Looks Like You’ll Be Able to Preview Windows 9 Next Month If That’s What You’re Into

    No judgment.

    Microsoft is quickly moving towards the next version, but if they're not moving quickly enough for you, you can get your hands on the software early with a Windows 9 preview.

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  5. News and Video Replay From Microsoft’s Gamescom 2014 Xbox Press Conference

    The press conference is Xbox Done.

    Microsoft held their Gamescom press conference at the unholy early hour of 8AM ET, but we'll forgive them, since Gamescom is in Germany. If you missed it, you can catch the full replay with tons of gameplay footage and post-show coverage, or you can take a look at the highlights below.

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  6. Sorry, PS4 Owners: The Tomb Raider Sequel Is an Xbox One Exclusive. Update: For Now

    You'll just have to dry your eyes on The Last of Us Remastered.

    Microsoft is doing everything it can to regain the momentum that put the Xbox 360 in the lead last generation (albeit just barely) and announced today that Rise of the Tomb Raider would be coming exclusively to Xbox One. We'll have to wait until the game's holiday 2015 release window to see if it works, but Microsoft just may have a system-seller on its hands.

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  7. Microsoft Already Abandoning Most of Its Xbox TV Content, Closing Xbox Entertainment Studios

    We are not will not be entertained.

    You're safe for now, Netflix! Actually, since Microsoft is abandoning their Xbox TV content arm that only just got started last month, you've probably been safe the whole time. I can't imagine it's gone incredibly well for them given this information. Unfortunately, this comes as part of Microsoft's massive layoff of 18,000 jobs over the next year.

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  8. The E3 Show Floor Is Open! Get All Your Live Coverage Here

    Just watch it all at once and let pure gaming invade your brain.

    The E3 show floor will be open for attendees to play games and bring us even more news today, and you can watch all day on Twitch or on Spike All Access Live. Individual companies will also be running their own dedicated streams, so we've got Microsoft's, Sony's, and Nintendo's streams for you here, as well.

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  9. Today in E3: Two New Tomb Raider Games, Plus A Look at the Next Mass Effect [VIDEO]

    Our sister site Geekosystem is where you want to go for extensive E3 coverage, but there are some videos we wanted to share with you ourselves. Above is an introduction to BioWare's next Mass Effect game, if Mass Effect 3 didn't put you off the franchise entirely. Below the cut is the trailer for Rise of the Tomb Raider, a sequel to the Lara Croft reboot that Becky liked so very much. But... what's that? Microsoft announced another Tomb Raider game?

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  10. Microsoft E3 Roundup, Halo, Tomb Raider, Fable Legends, and More

    Microsoft didn't want to talk about hardware much this year, so we've got a lot of games to look at.

    Of course Halo got a lot of the attention this year with its high definition remakes and upcoming sequel, but Microsoft's entire press conference focused on games today, and there sure were a lot of them. Here are the high points in case you didn't have the time/desire to sit through the whole thing.

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