Minecraft: Pocket Edition has been confirmed for Windows Phone.

Mojang developers Jens Bergensten and Tommaso Checchi revealed the news on Twitter, explaining that while the port runs already, additional work was needed before release.

The Windows Phone port is announced the month after Microsoft confirmed plans to purchase Mojang in a deal worth $2.5 billion (£1.54 billion).

Microsoft confirmed that it would continue to make the game available on existing PC, iOS, Android, Xbox and PlayStation platforms, adding that the deal would be "rich with new opportunities" for the Minecraft community.

The game was also given an October release date on PlayStation Vita.

Minecraft will make its European Vita debut on October 15 after releasing in North America on October 14.



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Destiny is being played by more than 3 million people every day, according to Bungie.

In a post on the Bungie blog, the developer revealed that one month after launch, the game is being played by an average of 3.2 million people on a daily basis.

Furthermore, Bungie claims that users are spending an average of 3 hours a day playing the game, even on weekdays.

The average user is said to play 1.8 times a day and has loaded up the game nearly 21 times since launch.

"Over the past three weeks, we've had more players online in Destiny than we did during the same span for Halo 3 and Halo: Reach, combined," the post continues.

Thanking fans for their support, Bungie has urged fans to "stay tuned for the next evolution of our shared adventure".


Destiny recently pushed PS4 sales past the one million mark in the UK.

It has since been confirmed as the biggest PS4 game launch in North America and the biggest ever new franchise launch in the UK.

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The studio behind Dragon Age: Inquisition has seemingly taken a dig at Ubisoft.

Via Twitter, BioWare commented on the resolution of its upcoming role-playing title in regard to the publisher's recent statements on the frame rate of Assassin's Creed Unity.


Earlier this week, Ubisoft released an official statement on claims that Assassin's Creed Unity has been downgraded on PS4.

The publisher directly addressed quotes from producer Vincent Pontbriand that the PS4 version had the same frame rate and resolution because it was 'constrained' to match the Xbox One release.

Both Assassin's Creed Unity and Dragon Age: Inquisition launch next month on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

The latter will also be available on PS3 and Xbox 360.

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Three classic Sid Meier games have been released on Steam.

Pirates! Gold Plus, Covert Action and Colonization are all available for the first time on the platform as a result of a partnership between Tommo Inc and Night Dive Studios.

Pirates! Gold is an updated version of the 1987 original that was released in 1993, boasting a graphical overhaul and other minor improvements. The game would later be remade and launched in 2004.

Covert Action is a 1990 espionage thriller. As super-spy Max Remington, the player is tasked with neutralising terrorists around the globe.

As well as performing investigative work, mini-games must be completed in order to successfully break codes, install wiretaps, tail suspects and infiltrate enemy buildings. Cases are randomly generated, enhancing the game's replay value.

Colonization is a turn-based strategy title that launched in 1994. The player must select one of four colonial forces and build a colony in the New World.

All three games were previously released on GOG.com.


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Lindsay Lohan has filed a new 67-page complaint against the makers of GTA 5.

The Mean Girls actress filed a lawsuit against Take Two and Rockstar Games earlier this year.

Lawyers representing Lohan claim that the character of Lacey Jonas is an "unequivocal" reference to the actress.

Replacing an original 10-page dossier, the new filing contains 45 pages of picture evidence, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It is argued that a red bikini-clad woman holding a peace sign evokes the "persona and image" of the actress by imitating a 2007 photograph.

The updated filing also argues that there is a "common interest among all celebrities, actors, singers, and athletes to protect their likeness and personas from misappropriation by unscrupulous merchandisers".

"The Defendants were in the business of selling games as opposed to artists displaying artwork in galleries for profit where unauthorised images or portraits of individuals were reproduced in limited editions as opposed to the mass production for commercial promotion and financial gain," the filing continues.

Lawyers representing the video game maker have previously described the case as "frivolous" and suggested that the lawsuit was "filed for publicity purposes".

GTA 5 will launch on new-gen consoles on November 18 and PC on January 17, 2015.


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Unity is rumoured to be up for sale.

The game development platform's owners are currently seeking acquisition partners, according to a report published on CNET.

Unity is an integrated development environment spanning multiple platforms and used by more than three million registered developers worldwide.

Its marketed highlights include fast and powerful 3D graphic functionality, animation, AI, scripts and SFX.

Virtual reality headset Oculus Rift was recently named an official platform and build target for Unity.


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Football Manager 2015's November release date has been announced by Sports Interactive.

The game will be available globally for PC, Mac and Linux from November 7.

In addition to the release date, Sports Interactive has listed a number of changes and improvements fans can expect from the upcoming release.

Managers will first have to decide whether they're a "tracksuit" manager who spends time on the training ground with players, or if they're a tactical manager obsessed with tactics and recruitment.

Management styles can be combined, and users will now be able to spend time on the training ground with players.

"Football management is a multi-faceted role nowadays and many of the new features in FM15 reflect this," explains game director Miles Jacobson.

"Whether a manager wants to be old school, or a head coach, they can now dictate this from the very start of their managerial career - and improve their skills throughout by taking virtual coaching badges."

The game will also benefit from an improved user-interface, motion capture Match View technology, better opponent intelligence, post-game interviews in the tunnel, player-preferred moves and more.

Football Manager 2015 pre-order customers will be granted access to its beta tests two weeks prior to launch.


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The Minecraft film is unlikely to arrive before 2017, a Mojang executive has said.

Chief operating officer Vu Bui has revealed the company's plans for Warner Bros' adaptation of the bestselling video game.

"I still have no idea. A long time," he told The Guardian when asked when the film would arrive.

"I'm going to guess three years, but it could be four, probably not two. 3-4 years seems to be a reasonable bet."

"A movie takes years, especially a large-budget movie like this," he continued. "It's still in the beginning stages, and there really isn't a clear picture yet of what this is going to be. Once there is, I'm sure we'll share more."

He emphasised that the film just tells one of the countless possible stories from Minecraft's build-it-yourself world.

"We don't want any story that we make, whether it's a movie or a book, to create some sort of 'this is the official Minecraft, this is how you play the game' thing," said Bui. "That would discourage all the players who don't play in that way.

"When coming up with a story, we want to make sure it is just a story within Minecraft, as opposed to the story within Minecraft."

Talks between Warner Bros and Mojang about a Minecraft film were first announced in February.

Microsoft recently purchased Minecraft and Mojang for $2.5bn.


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Capcom games must sell 2 million copies before sequels are approved, according to Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono.

In an interview with Famitsu (via VG247), Ono seemed to rule out sequels to Street Fighter X Tekken and Darkstalkers due to a lack of sales.

"At the end of the day, there are just some brick walls that a salary-man can never overcome," Ono explained.

"For instance, if a game doesn't sell over two million copies, then we'd have to put the brakes on any plans for a sequel. All that means is that we weren't capable enough.

"And all we can do after that is to reflect on the experience, take what we can learn from it, and try to apply those lessons on some other title."

Released in 2012, Street Fighter X Tekken is available on Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Vita and iOS.

Namco-produced crossover Tekken X Street Fighter is still in development, it was recently revealed.

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New Uncharted 4 details will be unveiled "very soon", Naughty Dog has suggested.

The Uncharted 4 developer said that the team will have "some stuff" to show in the near future.

"It's coming along nicely. We've been hard at work since E3 and all I can say is that we'll be having some stuff to show you very soon," Naughty Dog's Evan Wells told Gamecrate.

Asked how soon the new details would be revealed, Wells replied: "Very."

Set several years after the events of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, A Thief's End will see Drake and his mentor Sully embark on "one last job".


Its development team is being headed by The Last of Us designers Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann.

It has been speculated that the game will end the Uncharted series.


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