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Week in Game News, September 12th 2014

Microsoft to Buy “Minecraft” The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that an acquisition deal between Microsoft and “Minecraft” developer Mojang AB is near completion. The report goes on to say that the deal is worth around $2 billion. Bloomberg, citing unnamed sources, then went on to report that the deal was because of the […]

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Week in Game News, 22nd August 2104

  Robin <The Entertainer> Three potential NPC characters that would commemorate the late actor and comedian Robin Williams have appeared in the code of “World of Warcraft’s” latest expansion, ‘Warlords of Draenor‘.  A total of three characters have been data-mined from the expansion’s beta build but they have yet to appear in-game. They are a […]

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Atomp Discusses: Crowdfunding, Early Access and Gaming Part 2

Atomp Discusses: Crowdfunding, Early Access and Gaming Part 2

Tom Hooper aka Atomp This is the concluding half of a two part article discussing the current significant trends in gaming of early access and crowdfunding and the changes these are having upon the industry. We are now seeing shifts that would previously have been unimaginable as new tools and models are being used to […]

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Week In Game News, 23rd May 2014

  “Super Smash Bros. Wii U” Gets Figures: Stephan Bole, the managing director of Nintendo France, has stated that the latest release of the “Super Smash Bros.” series will use ‘near field communication’ (NFC) toys. Nintendo said that they were considering using the technology earlier in the year but this is the first conformed use […]

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The Torch Top 5 – April 21st

The Torch Top 5 – April 21st

5) Heroes reboot announced The producers behind hit-and-miss TV show Heroes have announced they want to try again. The show hit good ratings in its first season, but when the writer’s strike of 2007 hit, the ratings plummeted. They now feel the show did not get the chance it deserved and are working on making […]

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The Torch Top 5 – April 14th

The Torch Top 5 – April 14th

5) Mysterious bank shutdown On Thursday evening, all of Swedish bank Swedbank’s systems were mysteriously shut off. Neither customers nor employees could access anything that had to do with the bank for 5 hours, starting at 9pm local time. This included bank withdrawals, credit card services, the telephone services and even the website. An investigation […]

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The Torch Top 5 – April 4th

The Torch Top 5 – April 4th

5) “TV-licence” extends in many countries Sweden was one of the first countries to do it and now more countries follow. UK is about to do it as well. We’re talking about extending the “TV-licence”, the fee put on every television owner in a country to fund the public service TV and radio stations, to […]

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