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Tech Whiz Snags Beverly Hills' Priciest Home

Markus Persson's new digs include a candy room, iPad-controlled fountains

(Newser) - It's the most expensive home ever sold in Beverly Hills: a 23,000-square-foot mansion with eight bedrooms, 15 bathrooms featuring $5,600 toilets, an 18-seat theater, fountains controlled by iPad, vodka and tequila bars, and something called a "candy room." But the $70 million home wasn't... More »

Redditors Save Suicidal Teen's Life

'Minecraft' gamer thanks fellow players for talking him out of a dark place

(Newser) - Minecraft gamers kicked into real-life survival mode on Sunday when a fellow player who IDed himself as a teen "crippled" by depression and social anxiety posted desperate messages on Reddit. NotARomanGuy, who plays Minecraft using the CaesarOctavius handle, posted two notes to Reddit Sunday. One posted on r/UltraHardcore began... More »

Microsoft Scoops Up 'Minecraft' Maker for $2.5B

Creator Markus Persson won't be joining tech giant

(Newser) - Microsoft today confirmed news that emerged last week: It is buying Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion. That price tag doesn't get Microsoft Minecraft creator Markus Persson (who hasn't held his tongue about Microsoft in the past), nor the Stockholm-based gaming company's two other founders, reports... More »

Facebook Drops $2B on Virtual Reality Pioneer

Oculus buy 'creeps out' game makers

(Newser) - Facebook has bought pioneering virtual-reality headset maker Oculus for $2 billion, and Mark Zuckerberg is pretty excited about it. The startup's immersive headset for video game developers has been a big hit, but Facebook appears ready to take virtual reality beyond gaming, Business Insider finds. "After games, we'... More »

Coming Soon: A Minecraft Movie

Warner Bros. acquires the rights

(Newser) - A newly announced video-game-to-movie adaption may be a block-buster ... literally. The creator of the popular creative-building simulation Minecraft says a full-length feature film of the game is now in the works with Warner Bros. Creator Markus "Notch" Perrson confirmed rumors of a deal, first reported by Deadline . The announcement... More »

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