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After several days of rumors and reports, it was officially confirmed yesterday that Minecraft developer Mojang had been purchased by Microsoft for a whopping $2.5 billion. We learned earlier today that this will not affect the sale of the PlayStation, PC, or mobile versions of the game, but Microsoft still expects the deal to become profit positive during fiscal 2015. If so, both sides will coming out of this deal with a mountain of money. How will Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson spend the cash he's just made? Conan O'Brien gives his humorous take on it in a new video. Check it out after the jump!

Assassin's Creed Unity blends a mission-driven narrative and stealth gameplay with a vast and seamless open game world set in Paris, France. As a first for the series, Unity's main campaign allows for cooperative play of up to four players tackling the secrets of the French Revolution all at once. Due to an unfortunate delay, you'll have to wait until November 11 (the same day that the last gen Assassin's Creed Rogue launches)  to pick up Unity, but you can check out the game's co-op action in a new trailer from Ubisoft by clicking below!

Metal Gear series creator and director Hideo Kojima will be showing off new footage of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain at Tokyo Game Show in a few days, and per usual, he's teasing fans with cryptic messages ahead of time. In recent history, he's gone as far as setting up fake game studios and releasing game trailers and demos under fake names, but this time he's not being quite so elaborate. 

Kojima has simply tweeted an image that says "Keyword: 37" with Japanese text that reads "Keywords?!" Apparently he's just as confused about what he's up to as we are! Stay tuned for Gamnesia's coverage of Tokyo Game Show to find out more about what's up Kojima's sleeves!

During the legal battle between Call of Duty creators Vince Zampella and Jason West and Activision, details about Destiny and Activision's contract with Bungie came to light. It's becoming commonplace in the industry now for publishers to base pay or bonuses on review scores as compiled by websites like Metacritic and GameRankings, and that was the case for Destiny according to the original contract. Hit the jump for details!

As you have likely heard, Microsoft just shelled out $2.5 billion to acquire Mojang, the (former) indie studio behind the immensely successful sandbox game Minecraft. Minecraft started as a PC game, but has exploded as a gaming phenomenon, releasing on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and iOS and Android devices. 

Many worried that the non-Microsoft versions of the game would be discontinued with the company's purchase of Mojang, but that is not the case. Microsoft has released an official statement regarding the purchase (which they expect to pay itself off during fiscal 2015), and it will continue to sell on all platforms. Hit the jump to see what Microsoft had to say.

Yesterday I polled our viewers to see what you thought of the industry standard of a $60 price tag for most games, and there was a good amount of variety in your votes and responses. The winning option, and the one I personally agree with, is that only a few games should be priced at $60 these days. The rise of frequent discounts, cheap gaming services, and a steadily increasing (in terms of quality, quantity, and affordability) indie market makes it hard for me to justify dropping $60 on a game. That said, there are definitely games that are worth the full price purchase, and I believe the industry still has a long way to go before it stops being the standard. Hit the jump to read more!

Complete Destiny Map Video

September 13 2014 by Sean Ayres

Most of you are probably too busy actually playing the game to read this right now, but for those who have taken a break from the amazing universe of Destiny, we have a video of the full map for the game right here. It covers all the planets, including Earth, Mars, Venus, the Moon, and the Reef.

The video comes courtesy of YouTube user DattoDoesDestiny, who managed to play unseen content before the launch.

Check out the video after the jump for the full map reveal!

Video games occasionally vary in price, but the general industry standard for quite some time now has been that most games cost $60. However, a recent study showed that half of all PC gamers are not willing to purchase a game at full price, and services like Steam have negated the need for them to. With frequent sales, PC gamers have become accustomed to avoiding the $60 price tag, and subscription-based services like EA Access look to provide console gamers with a cheaper way to play as well. Add in the rise of the indie scene where quality games can often be purchased for $20 or less, the question becomes: Is the $60 industry standard still viable? How much longer can major companies continue to charge $60 for a majority of their games? Hit the jump to vote in the poll and leave your thoughts!

After months of conflicting rumors, reports, and "confirmations," we finally have official word straight from Rockstar as to when Grand Theft Auto V will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The highly successful open-world game will hit the new-gen consoles on November 18 of this year, while the PC version will unfortunately come a little later, launching January 27, 2015.

These updated versions of the game will feature “major visual and technical upgrades to make Los Santos and Blaine County more immersive than ever. In addition to increased draw distances and higher resolution." Hit the jump for more details, screenshots, and a trailer!

Microsoft is reportedly in talks with Mojang AB, creator of games such as Minecraft and Scrolls, to purchase the indie developer, which is currently valued north of $2 billion. The discussion is currently in an advanced stage and could be concluded as early as either this or next week. Minecraft already has a solid base on the Xbox brand with over 12 million sold copies on the 360, and the Xbox One version was recently released.

Read on past the jump!