Minecraft Officially Joins Microsoft

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That deal for Mojang is going through, and Notch is leaving the company. In his announcement, Persson said,

I don't see myself as a real game developer. I make games because it's fun, and because I love games and I love to program, but I don't make games with the intention of them becoming huge hits, and I don't try to change the world. Minecraft certainly became a huge hit, and people are telling me it's changed games. I never meant for it to do either. It's certainly flattering, and to gradually get thrust into some kind of public spotlight is interesting.

As soon as this deal is finalized, I will leave Mojang and go back to doing Ludum Dares and small web experiments. If I ever accidentally make something that seems to gain traction, I'll probably abandon it immediately.

Meanwhile, Microsoft celebrates their huge acquisition in the video above.

Microsoft's Buying Mojang for $2 Billion

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Microsoft's Buying Mojang for $2 Billion
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Microsoft is buying Minecraft Mojang AB after Notch approached them a few months ago and offered to sell. Many are speculating that after the deal is done, Notch (real name: Markus Persson) will leave the company. Alongside Minecraft, Microsoft is also getting Cobalt, Scrolls, and, well, all of Mojang for $2 billion.

Microsoft Has Lost $400 Million on Xbox One

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Microsoft Has Lost $400 Million on Xbox One
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According to their latest reports, Microsoft has spent $2.1 billion on the Xbox division, but only made $1.7 billion, putting the department at a $400 million dollar loss, attributed to the Xbox One. Many are using this as an opportunity to call the Xbox One a failure, but there's still time; it's too early to expect a new console to be entirely profitable.

Upset About Buying an Xbox One Before the Price Cut? That's Too Bad

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Upset About Buying an Xbox One Before the Price Cut? That's Too Bad
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Speaking to Total Xbox, UK marketing director Harvey Eagle basically says sorry, not sorry to people who are upset over buying the Xbone at launch before it dropped to £399 with Titanfall in the UK.

Business is business, I guess.

Investors Want Microsoft to Kill Xbox

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Investors Want Microsoft to Kill Xbox
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According to an article in the Washington Post,

Two influential Microsoft shareholders have been pushing the Redmond software giant to abandon what they view as non-essential product lines so that Microsoft can focus on its core strength: selling enterprise software to businesses.

That would probably mean dropping Xbox, Bing, and hardware including the Surface. Bless anyone who gets rid of Bing, but dropping Xbox seems like a terrible idea. What do you think? Should Microsoft focus on selling software to businesses? How long until the iBox? Link to the article in the via below the image