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CNBC's Josh Lipton discusses Apple's ridiculous iPhone 6 pre-order numbers, and the founder of Minecraft is leaving after selling the company to Microsoft.
Microsoft's $2.5 billion Mojang acquisition might seem like an odd fit to some, but it could be a key strategic move for the tech behemoth.
CNBC's Josh Lipton reports from San Francisco's GamesBeat conference on the latest buzz from Amazon and Microsoft in the video game sector.
The "Squawk Alley" crew discuss news Microsoft has finalized its $2.5 billion deal for Mojang, the creator of "Minecraft."
CNBC's Josh Lipton speaks to Amazon vice president of games Mike Frazzini, about Microsoft¿s purchase of Mojang for $2.5 billion and Amazon's gaming strategy.
STOCKHOLM, Sept 15- Microsoft Corp said on Monday it has agreed to acquire Stockholm- based games developer Mojang and the company's wildly popular Minecraft video game franchise for $2.5 billion.
Microsoft will buy Stockholm-based game developer Mojang, the creator of the "Minecraft" video game franchise, for $2.5 billion.
DENVER— The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family. A third caller on New York's Long Island claimed to have killed his mother and threatened to shoot first responders.
Emmett Shear, Twitch CEO, discusses his $970 million deal with Amazon and the opportunities collaborating with the e-commerce giant presents. Shear says he was attracted to Amazon because they promised autonomy and more resources to operate faster.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin speaks to Bobby Kotick, Activision Blizzard CEO, about the launch of its first-person shooter videogame "Destiny," and how its success augurs for the holiday sales season.
ANAHEIM, Calif.— When it comes to video games, are they better late than never? At this week's GameStop Expo, the video game retailer's annual consumer-centric event, more than 3,000 attendees had the chance to test drive highly anticipated titles like "Evolve,"'' Dying Light "and" Battlefield Hardline "in the halls of the Anaheim Convention Center.
Norman Young, Senior Equity Analyst at Morningstar, explains why the $2 billion deal will be more significant for the Swedish game developer Mojang than Microsoft.
Discussing the potential deal between Microsoft and Minecraft developer Mojang, with Dan Ives, FBR Capital Markets. "Nadella needs to go aggressive," he says.
The video game's sales, which equate to roughly 9 million copies sold, were even higher than most analysts had forecast.
CNBC's Josh Lipton reports Mojang, the developer behind blockbuster game MineCraft, may be bought up by Microsoft.
CNBC's David Faber and Jim Cramer discuss Microsoft's potential buy of Sweden's "Mojang," the maker of the "Minecraft" video game. Cramer says Xbox is not core to Microsoft and this is the beginning of a spin off.
We are still very relevant, says Robert Lloyd, GameStop CFO, weighing in on the pulse of the video game industry and the rise of downloadable games.
Microsoft Corp is in serious discussions to buy Mojang AB, the Swedish company behind the popular "Minecraft" video game, The Wall Street Journal said.
Michael Pachter, managing director of equity research at Wedbush Securities, discusses the release of Destiny - the most expensive video game ever made - and whether it will sell enough to break even.
The company that made the Master Chief a household name is introducing a new game, and they hope it will become the next billion-dollar franchise.