Film Friday: Four Fresh Flicks

We have a smaller edition of Film Friday in store for you this week, featuring these titles: Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Journey, Minecraft: Story Mode, and Shiftlings.

E3 2015 Recap - Xbox

Welcome to today's E3 coverage here on ZAM!

Today's first media briefing (1 of 4) was from Xbox. It was packed with new details, so check out the recap below!

All Events: Bethesda, Xbox, EA, Ubisoft, Playstation, Nintendo, Square Enix, PC Gaming

Friday Update Arcade: Episode 14

Lindsay "geektr0n" Ferguson hosts ZAM's latest installment of Friday Update Arcade! Topics discussed are:

  • Hearthstone now out on Android
  • Hatred controversy on Steam Greenlight
  • Steam Holiday Sale!
  • Minecraft Story Mode?
  • New GTA Online Expansion
  • Square Enix Releases English Final Fantasy XV Trailer

Friday Update Arcade: Episode 3

Lindsay "geektr0n" Ferguson hosts ZAM's latest installment of Friday Update Arcade! Topics discussed are:

  • League of Legends World Championships kick off in Taiwan
  • Tokyo Game Show shows off lots of new trailers
  • Minecraft is bought for 2.5 BILLION. With a B.
  • Grand Theft Auto V is getting the next gen treatment
  • ArcheAge goes west
  • Destiny's first raid

Microsoft Purchases Mojang for $2.5 Billion

Mojang and Microsoft confirmed this morning that Mojang, which includes hit game Minecraft, has been purchased for a cool $2.5 billion. According to Mojang's blog:

Yes, the deal is real. Mojang is being bought by Microsoft.

There are only a handful of potential buyers with the resources to grow Minecraft on a scale that it deserves. We’ve worked closely with Microsoft since 2012, and have been impressed by their continued dedication to our game and its development. We’re confident that Minecraft will continue to grow in an awesome way.

Microsoft acquired Mojang for a smooth 2.5 BILLION dollars.

Friday Update Arcade: Episode 2

Lindsay "geektr0n" Ferguson hosts ZAM's second installment of Friday Update Arcade! Topics discussed are:

  • Minecraft might be purchased for $2 billion?
  • Destiny touts much profit and may eventually see a PC release
  • Batman Arkham Knight gets a release date
  • FOOTBALL!!!??
  • DestinyDB's console giveaway

Minecraft: Now Available on PS4

Minecraft is everywhere. Merchandise of every kind. Discussed in every corner of gaming. On a whim I searched for "Minecraft movie," and there's one in the works. In an effort to reach every possible gamer, Minecraft is available to play on PC, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

PlayStation Vita is coming in a few weeks. Xbox One is here tomorrow. PlayStation 4 is here today.

Minecraft Fails Final PS4 Tests

If you have been waiting for Minecraft to be released on the PlayStation 4, then we have some sad news for you. 4J Studios, the studio behind all console ports of the popular sandbox game, announced today through twitter that Sony had found issues with the PS4 version of Minecraft. 4J Studios is hard at work fixing the issues, but will then have to resubmit Minecraft for PS4 and go through the same testing processes again.

Minecraft Coming to Next Gen Consoles in August

Mojang has been hard at work to get Minecraft ready to debut on the next-gen consoles, and the time is almost right!

Minecraft Realms: Official Server Service

Minecraft has a massive community with a huge market for server hosting. As an alternative to unofficial sources, Mojang is now offering worldwide official servers with Minecraft Realms. With a cost between $10-$13/month and 10 maximum players (20 whitelisted), there are more thrifty deals out there. This is a great option for players who want the easiest possible server experience.