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Opinion: Will Minecraft fall apart under Microsoft?

By Daniel Perez, Sep 10, 2014 10:45am PDT

Microsoft may be in talks with Mojang for a $2 billion buyout, but will this possible buyout help or hurt the iconic development studio?

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"Spend a few bi's then abandon it all a few years after Another walk in the park for Microsoft"

- doomed see all 84 comments

Opinion: YouTube's Twitch acquisition rife with peril and possibilities

By Steve Watts, Aug 06, 2014 3:45pm PDT

Reports circulated over the weekend that YouTube (under Google) is planning to acquire Twitch for more than $1 billion. Just how beneficial this is to gamers will depend largely on how autonomous Twitch is allowed to be under the Google banner.

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"Then just leave AdBlock on. Is whatever miniscule amount they earn from your ad view worth the ..."

- adamp117 see all 42 comments

Opinion: When adding multiplayer works... and doesn't

By Nathaniel Hohl, Aug 01, 2014 11:00am PDT

Adding multiplayer to a long-running game series could be just the thing to bring things to a new level. Other times... not so much. Nate Hohl examines the multiplayer score across four different games.

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"resident evil 5's VS mode comes to mind. Seemed un-necessary "

- X-GOUKI see all 6 comments

Opinion: ESPN2's Dota 2 special was far from mainstream

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 21, 2014 9:00am PDT

ESPN2 aired a Dota 2 special last night, but it did little to attract anyone beyond niche viewers.

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"Dota got 30 minutes on ESPN on a sunday night to make it's pitch, that is it, that's the difference."

- dextius see all 6 comments

Opinion: Is the PC Gaming resurgence here to stay?

By Steven Wong, Jul 16, 2014 12:00pm PDT

PC Gaming is king of the hill again, but can it keep it through the fall?

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"We are Borg, I mean PC users. We add all innovation to our gaming machines as they are created ..."

- Early_Grayce see all 141 comments

Opinion: Online free-to-play done right (and wrong)

By Nathaniel Hohl, Jul 11, 2014 11:00am PDT

After checking out worthwhile free-to-play games on iOS and Android, Nate Hohl runs down the PC/Mac/Console F2P games that are worth your time, and a few to avoid.

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"One very good one is Raceroom Raceway Experience, I must say at first i tough their pricing a ..."

- memots see all 34 comments

Opinion: EA, Dungeon Keeper, and when free-to-play isn't 'free'

By Steve Watts, Jul 07, 2014 1:00pm PDT

A UK advertising watchdog has called EA out on one of its "free-to-play" games. But this problem extends far past EA, and this only scratches the surface.

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"Closed shops is a part of Animal Crossings design that makes the game unfortunately. Charging ..."

- Early_Grayce see all 25 comments

Opinion: Nintendo is past due for cross-buy

By Steve Watts, Jun 30, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Nintendo has started taking tentative steps into cross-buy, but it's already so late to the functionality that we need to see more of a commitment.

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"Right now I'd just take an option to backup Wii U game saves. Thankfully my Wii U came back ..."

- rosewood see all 22 comments

Opinion: Time to retire Nintendo's 'no new IP' critique

By Steve Watts, Jun 18, 2014 12:30pm PDT

Nintendo is often berated for failing to introduce new properties, but given the output of the last few years, it's time to put that criticism to bed.

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"Yeah, I had to name-drop it since I loved it so much. I bought it, imported both Ouendan games, ..."

- SporkyReeve see all 14 comments