Are Microsoft and Minecraft a Good Fit?

Mojang, the maker of the highly popular Minecraft video game, has reached an agreement to be acquired by Microsoft. The purchase price is $2.5 billion. The deal is important to both Mojang and Microsoft, the maker of Xbox. As Mojang posted at its Web site: “Yes, we’re being bought by Microsoft. Yes, the deal is […]

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Nintendo and the Evolving World of Video Gaming

It was less than a decade ago (November 2006) when Nintendo revolutionized the video game marketplace with its interactive — and highly successful — Wii. But, the landscape has gotten a lot more competitive since then, especially since Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect introduction. As Nick Winfield reports for the New York Times: “Nintendo’s enemies have arrived […]

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