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  • Microsoft buys 'Minecraft' creator     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:57 AM ET

    The "Squawk Alley" crew discuss news Microsoft has finalized its $2.5 billion deal for Mojang, the creator of "Minecraft."

  • Gaming trends & themes     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    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.

  • A still from Minecraft

    Microsoft will buy Stockholm-based game developer Mojang, the creator of the "Minecraft" video game franchise, for $2.5 billion.

  • Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:11 AM ET

    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.

  • Twitch 's Amazon wish list     Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 3:33 PM ET

    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.

  • Activision unleashes biggest launch ever     Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    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.

  • For gamers, waiting can be the hardest part Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 9:09 AM ET

    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.

  • Microsoft to buy 'Minecraft' developer Mojang     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 6:34 PM ET

    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.

  • WSJ: Microsoft to buy Minecraft     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 2:47 PM ET

    Discussing the potential deal between Microsoft and Minecraft developer Mojang, with Dan Ives, FBR Capital Markets. "Nadella needs to go aggressive," he says.

  • 'Halo' creators' 'Destiny' tops sales expectations Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 2:14 PM ET
    Scene from "Destiny"

    The video game's sales, which equate to roughly 9 million copies sold, were even higher than most analysts had forecast.

  • Who is behind MineCraft?     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports Mojang, the developer behind blockbuster game MineCraft, may be bought up by Microsoft.

  • Cramer: Microsoft spinning Xbox     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 9:08 AM ET

    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.

  • Death by a thousand downloads?     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    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 nears $2B deal for 'Minecraft': WSJ Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 6:05 PM ET
    Minecraft

    Microsoft Corp is in serious discussions to buy Mojang AB, the Swedish company behind the popular "Minecraft" video game, The Wall Street Journal said.

  • Destiny video game: Activision 'is all in'     Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    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.

  • Billion-dollar 'Destiny' for 'Halo' creators? Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 2:33 PM ET
    Scene from "Destiny"

    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.

  • Game creators seek mature storytelling in games Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 5:26 PM ET

    SEATTLE— For many of the game designers showing off their latest creations at the recent Penny Arcade video game expo in Seattle, the push to feature more mature storytelling has been one of their most significant challenges. "We are changing as a medium," said Richard Dansky, a writer who has worked on several "Tom Clancy" games, in a talk called "You're So Mature!

  • Esports: The next big tech bet?     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 3:45 AM ET

    Jo Twist, CEO of UKIE, and Claire Enders, CEO of Enders Analysis, discuss the appeal of esports and how it could be lucrative for many companies.

  • 'Angry Birds' maker Rovio names new CEO Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 7:22 AM ET

    Finland's Rovio has hired Pekka Rantala from beverage maker Hartwall to take over as its new chief executive by the beginning of next year.