Microsoft’s Good (and Potentially Great) Minecraft Acquisition

It’s difficult to overstate what a big deal Minecraft is. It’s the third best-selling game of all time behind Tetris and Wii Sports, and unlike the latter especially, it is a remarkably sticky experience: the vast majority of customers (over 90 percent on PC, according to Microsoft) sign in every single month. Were Microsoft to […]

Games and Good Enough

Two months ago I wrote How Apple TV Might Disrupt Microsoft and Sony. Then, about a month later, I went and bought a Wii U. And, a month after that, I bought a 3DS. And now I’m writing another article about gaming, and I think I’ve changed my mind. Still, it’s always dangerous to write […]

Daily Update: Buzzfeed Raises $50 million, NVidia’s Results and Gaming’s Resilience, Apple University Profiled

Good morning, I got really annoyed at the mainstream media last night, which perhaps makes me especially favorable to today’s first item about Buzzfeed. On to the updates: Buzzfeed Raises $50 million From the New York Times: BuzzFeed just closed a new $50 million investment from Andreessen Horowitz, a prominent venture capital firm in Silicon […]