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.

Popular Japanese video game publication Famitsu Magazine frequently polls its viewers to see which upcoming games have them the most excited. As a testament to just how insanely popular Monster Hunter is in Japan, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (a new and improved version of a game that's been out in Japan for just over a year already and has sold over 4 million copies) tops the most recent list, beating out the recently teased Persona 5 and even the long-awaited Final Fantasy XV. The list contains a wide variety of current and last gen games on both consoles and handhelds from Nintendo and Sony, but Xbox (unsurprisingly for Japan) has no games in the top thirty. Hit the jump to check it out.

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai recently sat down for a video interview and talked a lot about the various products offered by his company, including the PlayStation brand. PlayStation 4 has been immensely successful early on, exceeding Sony's expectations and selling over 10 million units from its launch last November through Gamescom in August. 

Hirai explained that he believes PlayStation 4 offers a unique gaming experience that is set apart from the competition with features like Remote Play and Share Play, and he hopes to see the market for PlayStation continue to expand, attracting more consumers. You can check out the video by clicking below!

Capcom's PlayStation 4 exclusive Deep Down has been in development for quite some time, but we still have no launch window for the game. The beta, which was supposed to have kicked off earlier this summer, has been delayed several times, and now won't launch until next year

In the latest issue of Famitsu Magazine, Deep Down producer Kazunori Sugiura revealed that the game is only about 60% complete so far, and the mutliplayer mode is only 40% complete. This, he explained, is because the multiplayer takes about five times as long to develop as the main campaign. You can check out two scans from the Famitsu article by clicking below!

While Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 were considered very impressive at launch in terms of hardware, the newer consoles have not received the same respect. Much has been made of "Resolutiongate," with many Xbox One games failing to achieve a 1080p resolution, but PlayStation 4 is also viewed by many as sort of middle of the pack tech. Few would know the inner workings of a PlayStation 4 better than a programmer who has experience with the system, and Naughty Dog's Cort Stratton has chimed in on the situation. Hit the jump to see what he 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!