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Minecraft – Microsoft Buys Mojang Trailer [HD 1080P]

Minecraft Microsoft Xbox

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The $2.5 Billion buyout that recently happened in the game industry seeing Minecraft become the property of Microsoft was also hit with an announcement trailer that many of you may have missed. Allow me to present, below, the Full 1080P High Definition Microsoft Buys Mojang Trailer for Minecraft.

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Rumor: YouTube Wants To Buy Twitch Out For $1 Billion ; Gamers Rights In Question

Twitch TV YouTube Merger

Update: Amazon has purchased Twitch (amount and detailed info, with letter from Twitch CEO Here)

Gamers are sure to remember the latest fiasco with YouTube as rights owners to creative content made with permission and facilitation (i.e. free copies) directly from game companies getting their videos false flagged broke major headlines with sweeping changes to the YouTube video service which effected the games industry throughout.

New reports indicate that Google’s brand YouTube is in the stages of making an acquisition of Twitch.TV for approximately $1 Billion. As gamers know, and gameplay walkthrough commentary creators on YouTube will attest to, the policy of Twitch has been regarded as much more pro-gamer and gamer-friendly that that of YT. Long-term worries obviously that come up with a deal like this include gamer’s right getting rejected in favor of the decisions that major corporations make.

Until the deal actually happens and the business world sees the actions a merged Twitch/YT would begin to take, it’s really only speculation at this point. That being said, the new CEO at YouTube Susan Wojcicki could flip what gamers think of as a negative situation into a positive by allowing the smooth operation of Twitch.TV between game companies and gamers to influence the way that pre-recorded videos work on YouTube for gaming broadcasters, or even create a separate part of YT which directs gamers to use a Twitch branded service rather than YT for their commentary channels.

Update: Gaming Community Feedback

Gamers are already speaking about their thoughts on the matter. Here are some uncensored opinions from the gaming community on the potential of a YouTube X Twitch.TV merger and how they feel about it direct from the source of gamers themselves. **Editor’s Note: Names have been slightly edited to provide privacy to those who commented on the story through our promotional partner channels.

YOUTUBE TWITCH MERGER

Twitch Dont Merge YouTube

***Editor’s Note: Names Removed For Privacy***

What Is Twitch.TV?

If you aren’t even sure what the fuss is all about, or what Twitch.TV is – take a look at this video below.

[Some Info Sourced: Akam Ali, NG, V]

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RGN Daily News #63: COD: Zombies = COD Aliens in COD: Ghosts

RGN Daily 63 - COD Zombies Now COD Aliens and GTA DLC Info and Rumors

RGN Daily News #63: COD: Zombies = COD Aliens in COD: Ghosts

– Today’s Top News
– Activision Ghosts Not New Game Engine, Modded Upgrade
– Extinction Game Mode Announced, ZOMBIES-like Aliens Mode
– New Indie Publisher Rebel Machine Formed
– Next-Gen Consoles To Come In 4-5 Years? Pros Vs Cons If So
– Tristan’s Twisted World: How To Review A Game = Gameplay
– Open Discussions
– GTA V DLC [Latest Info & Rumors]
– And More

 

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RGN Daily News #59: BF4 = Best FPS Ever / How to Make $10 Billion Fast in GTA V

RGN Daily 59 - BF4 is Best FPS Ever - How to Make 10 Billion Fast in GTA V

RGN Daily News #59: BF4 = Best FPS Ever / How to Make $10 Billion Fast in GTA V

– Top News of October 2, 2013
– Moment of Silence for Tom Clancy (R.I.P.)
– A.R.E.S. Impressions (RGN Review Coming Soon)
– Pokemon X & Y : Latest Info
– GTA Online’s Current Status + Our Tips
– How to Make $10 Billion in GTA V in 1 Stock Trade
– Battlefield 4 Beta Impressions – Best FPS Ever Seen
– Half Life 3 – Valve’s Latest Info
– HD Remakes + Remasters : Good or Bad for Game Industry?
– Is Assassin’s Creed Jumping the Shark?
– And More

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Grand Theft Auto V Tops UK Charts After Becoming Fastest Selling Game of All Time

GTA V Speedophile 2000

Grand Theft Auto V (our review here) has become the fastest selling video game of all time grossing over $1 billion in just the first 3 days alone, and will likely go on to become the most profitable piece of entertainment ever created easily eclipsing music, film, television, and literature projects. The game has now been revealed alongside the newest UK Sales Charts for video games and of course it is plastered right at #1. The charts are as follows below, courtesy of GP.

All formats
Week ending 21 September 2013
POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR
2 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2014 KONAMI
3 THE LAST OF US SONY COMPUTER ENT.
4 SAINTS ROW IV DEEP SILVER 1
5 TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL: BLACKLIST UBISOFT 4
6 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 6
7 DIABLO III BLIZZARD 3
8 DISNEY INFINITY DISNEY INFINITY 5
9 ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES SEGA
10 KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 REMIX SQUARE ENIX 2
11 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 8
12 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II ACTIVISION 19
13 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV XBOX 360 CLASSICS 20
14 LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 9
15 MAX PAYNE 3 ROCKSTAR 12
16 RAYMAN LEGENDS UBISOFT 13
17 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED EA GAMES 17
18 FARMING SIMULATOR 2013 FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE
19 PAYDAY 2 505 GAMES 7
20 HARVEST MOON 3D: A NEW BEGINNING PQUBE

[Source: GP]

Violent Crime Decreases When GTA Releases

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Activision Responds to Vivendi’s Attempt to Siphon Billions; Get Your Own Money

8 billion Activision goes indie

You may remember that we recently reported Activision was about to get burned pretty bad by their parent company Vivendi who announced they would be taking an unknown amount of billions from the massive publisher which also includes Blizzard Entertainment together grossing more money than perhaps any entertainment company in the world as of late thanks to the Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo franchises netting over $1 billion dollars profit in the fiscal year 2012. You can read that report from our author Garet Peronto who reported Vivendi’s debt as ‘overwhelming’ HERE.

Well apparently Activision isn’t taking this sitting down. They’ve stood up and slapped Vivendi with an $8.2 billion dollar stack right across the face, effectively buying out their share of the company. Activision / Blizzard will soon be an independently owned entertainment company. This comes alongside Activision’s earlier announcement that they will be releasing New IP’s next-generation for the low price of $19.99, leading many to believe that digital and indie-style games will be the most viable option on the next-gen consoles PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE launching from Sony and Microsoft respectively at the end of this year 2013. Is there still hope for AAA companies who don’t follow suit of the largest AAA publisher in the industry? Only time will tell.

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Bluff Wars 2.0 Coming Soon; Developer Brags About Google Play’s 2.5 Billion App Downloads a Month

Bluff Wars 2 Coming Soon iOS Android Kindle

In what has to be one of the most exciting and optimistic press releases issued in recent memory for a mobile title, Bluff Wars Inc. and OBJ Enterprises has announced Bluff Wars 2.0 will be coming as well as a new website dedicated to its PR campaign HERE. Bluff Wars for those who don’t know is a game that was started up by Kickstarter and is available today on Amazon Kindle App Store, Apple App Store, and the Google Play Android marketplace.

In Bluff Wars you make up your own answers to ridiculous questions that are served often purely for comedic value, then you make your friends guess. This kind of simple, easy to pick-up-and-play gameplay and social integration is going viral and helping to cause a massive explosion in mobile game sales. One figure among others cited in the official press release from Bluff Wars Inc. today includes seeing Google Play receive 2.5 billion app downloads per day as well as the overall mobile game business forecast to reach a $14.4 billion value by the year 2017. Check out a trailer for the game below released by developer Fang Tooth Studios:

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Nintendo reports first ever annual loss for FY2012, 3DS sells 17.13 million to date

According to analysis by VG247 on GameKicker Nintendo’s official financial report is a record of their first annual loss occurring during the year 2012. The official sales of the 3DS to date are also in for debating. See the full info below:

“Nintendo has reports its first ever annual loss at a net loss of ¥43.2 billion, a lower than expected figure compared to what was previously predicted.

Total sales of Nintendo 3DS during FY2012 were 13.53 million, with software at 36 million. LTD, 3DS sales are now at 17.13 million, with software at 45.4 million units.

The vanilla DS line – DS, DS Lite, DSi and DSi XL – sold 5.1 million hardware units and 60.82 million software units. In its lifespan, the line has sold 151.52 million units combined and 900.31 million units in software.

For Wii, Nintendo reported hardware sales of 9.84 million units in the FY with software at 102.37 million. Lifetime to date, Wii’s now sold 95.85 million units and 818.46 million software units.

For FY2013, Nintendo has predicted it will stop selling 3DS “below cost” by the middle of the fiscal year – around September – and expects to make a profit on each unit sold by then. It follows a massive price-cut for the system last August that was put in place to boost flagging sales of the handheld.

Its predicted hardware sales of 18.5 million and 73 million software for 3DS in the next 12 months.

Following up on those, Nintendo has big releases planned for the year ahead, including New Super Mario Bros 2 for 3DS in August, Animal Crossing for 3DS this fall, Brain Age 3DS this summer in Japan

Get the full report hereMore soon.”

Source: Nintendo via VG247 on GameKicker

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