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Microsoft to roll out Minecraft education edition

Mojang, the company that created Minecraft, announced today that Microsoft will acquire Minecraft.Edu and will create a new version called Minecraft: Education Edition. The new version of the popular game will be available to schools and educators at a discounted price, and offer many features to use the incredibly popular game in the classroom. The… Read More

Mobile gaming giant calls for longer product life cycles

South Korean gaming firm Nexon has vowed to release mobile games with longer life cycles, focusing on attracting users for at least 10 years rather than relying on fad sales. The company argued that developing a sustainable ecosystem in the mobile gaming industry was more important than generating immediate sales, according to local reports. “At… Read More

Xbox Kinect technology helps create higher-quality X-rays

A team of researchers at Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, has adapted a gaming system to help radiographers [PDF] improve the quality of X-rays. The technology, originally developed for Microsoft Kinect, has been amended to provide a useful tool for measuring the thickness of body parts and monitor movement and positioning in the X-ray field… Read More

Broken promises and broken code means refund or repair now in the UK – or does it?

The launch of ‘digital-only’ amendments to the Consumer Rights Act in the UK today is quite revolutionary, as it brings the same level of consumer protection against shoddy or faulty goods to digital purchases as have been granted to real-world purchases (such as the same product on disk) for decades. It will be interesting to… Read More

Google Ventures invests in Swedish VR studio Resolution Games

Google Ventures has today confirmed their involvement in a $6mn investment round [Swedish] in Swedish virtual reality gaming firm Resolution Games, marking its first European investment outside of the UK. The Stockholm-based studio is led by Candy Crush Saga veteran Tommy Palm, but the company focuses entirely on the use of virtual reality in gaming rather than… Read More

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