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Wednesday, 19 January 2022 19:14

Microsoft acquires Activision Blizzard for $US 70b

Microsoft made big news when it bought Minecraft and when it bought Bethesda, but today’s news is a deal 10 times that. Microsoft has now announced its acquisition of Activision Blizzard for an eye-watering $US 70 billion. It makes Microsoft the world’s third-largest gaming company.

Published in Deals

With two years of work, a dedicated Minecraft Java edition player has released a DOOM-inspired adventure map, for free. The almost 80MB download includes textures, levels, collectibles, coloured keycards, and even the chainsaw.

Published in Games

Thursday, 16 May, is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and Craig Smith, who works as a school educator in Australia and around the world working with children on the autism spectrum, tells us all about the inspiring inclusive technologies you need to know about – and can even use yourself!

Published in Development
Thursday, 02 February 2017 11:09

Millions of gamers' accounts hacked

The details of 2.5 million gamers, who had accounts on Xbox360ISO.com or PSPISO.com, have been exposed on the Internet, having been hacked in late 2015.

Published in Security

Just in time for Computer Science Education Week in the US, from 5 to 11 December, both Microsoft and Code.org "believe the new offering will again introduce tens of millions to coding for the first time".

Published in Home Tech

Microsoft has announced four new Xbox One S bundles, with "Deep Blue" and "Storm Grey" the new Xbox One S colours to tempt you into upgrading.

Published in Entertainment

The magic of Minecraft has moved to the world of education, and did so in "early access" format in June, but it officially launches on 1 November.

Published in Home Tech

Minecraft is a game that has captured the hearts and minds of many young children, and now it will help introduce millions to the creativity of computer science.

Published in Apps

Seeking to take pester power to a whole new level, Woolworths has joined forces with Microsoft’s Minecraft to bring the Ancient Animals promotion to life.

Published in Entertainment
Monday, 25 May 2015 17:22

ESET warns of 'Minecraft' scareware

More than 30 Minecraft-related scareware apps have found their way into Google Play, according to a security vendor.

Published in Entertainment

The Minecraft Pocket Edition update is almost here, and it's a big one - the update brings with it infinite worlds, Enderman, wolves and "loads of new flowers", among other features.

Published in Entertainment
Thursday, 17 April 2014 11:54

PS3 Minecraft goes to the disco

1.5 million Minecrafters have downloaded the game on the PlayStation 3.  Now offline PS3 owners get a chance to plumb the depths of creativity.

Published in Entertainment

Is it ambitious of developers to expect folks would enjoy a deeper gaming experience on the go?  The team at Flat Earth Games felt that the landscape was changing and created the challenging, yet engaging, TownCraft.

Published in Radioactive IT

With some of the most beloved characters harking back over 9 decades as well as owning the rights to the more modern popular names from the brilliant Pixar animated movies, Disney is well placed to launch into a multiplatform spanning, real-world collectible, video-game toy box.  Launched today is Disney Infinity a new way to adventure, enjoy and interact with your favourite fictional folk.

Published in Entertainment
Tuesday, 07 June 2011 08:39

E3 2011: Microsoft looking to Re-Kinect

A new imagining of the original Halo plus Halo 4, Gears of War 3, Mass Effect 3 and Minecraft all slated for Xbox 360. No new hardware announcement, but plenty of choice for the millions of Kinect motion detection controller owners in the future with Microsoft confirming at E3 today details of Star Wars, Dance Central, Fable and many more Kinect enabled titles on the horizon.

Published in Entertainment




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