Is Microsoft Buying Minecraft?

  Here’s some news that gamers probably didn’t want to hear. It’s been reported by the Wall Street Journal that Microsoft is on the verge of purchasing Notch’s Minecraft IP for over 2 billion dollars.  Both representatives of Mircosoft and Mojang AB, the Swedish software company behind Minecraft have opted to not comment on the potential deal. What does this mean for the future of Minecraft?  Markus Alexej “Notch” Persson, the head of Mojang has historically kept away from the major developers, espousing more of a indie sensibility.  Earlier this year, a version of the reality building game planned for Oculus … Continue reading

Are Call of Duty and Skylanders Coming to a Theatre Near You?

  Activision-Blizzard has its most well-known property, World of Warcraft, already being developed by Universal Studios and it will arrive in theatres in early 2016. However, the video game developer has been hesitant to sell the rights to franchises Call of Duty and Skylanders.  Rather, they may want to keep creative control of the rest of their intellectual properties; and you could hardly blame them.  Call of Duty is one of the most successful franchises of all time,  easily making more money than the most successful movie franchises like Star Wars or Harry Potter. The multimedia financial services company The Motley … Continue reading

Amazon Buys Twitch

  Remember when Google was going to buy Twitch for 1 billion dollars? Well, not anymore. Amazon has stepped in and is on the verge of acquiring Twitch for just under 1 billion dollars. It is being reported that its a cash deal.  Sounds like pretty sweet deal for Twitch’s Justin Kan and Emmet Shear.     But what does this mean for streamers and viewers? Immediately, probably not much,  But down the line, who knows?   We may see a service become  subscription based. Amazon has its on-demand service, Amazon Prime, so only time will tell.  If that happens, expect … Continue reading

THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL / Legacy of Music Contest

  Square Enix is releasing a new Nintendo 3DS game Thetrythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call. this September 16th. This game remixes the classic Final Fantasy music written by Nobuo Uematsu, 221 songs from the entire 25 year-long Final Fantasy franchise. In concert with the game, Square Enix is running the Legacy of Music contest.   Fans can  show off their own version of the iconic Main Theme of Final Fantasy. They can hum, sing, whistle, or play the Main Theme on any instrument of their choice.  The winners get a ton of cool Final Fantasy prizes, and have their version of … Continue reading

Rocksteady Puts Their All Into Batman: Arkham Knight

  It’s being already hailed as the greatest Batman game ever, if not the best comic book based game.  Batman: Arkham Knight won’t be out until early next year.  But it already our attention, and the attention of gamers and comic book fans alike for both its gameplay and its storytelling.     Arkham Knight, the third act in Rocksteady’s Arkham trilogy of games, breaks out of the Asylum, and the abandoned neighborhoods it spilled out into in the last installment, to encompass all of Gotham City.  Gotham, in all its seedy, schizophrenic glory, is a sprawling metropolis, and will … Continue reading