Earlier this week we learned that Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson purchased a mansion in Beverly Hills, California for $70 million, which Beyonce and Jay-Z were supposedly trying to buy as well.
You can actually see a video tour of the place here, but why settle for a boring, regular video, when you can watch a video tour of the mansion recreated in Minecraft.
That's right, only a couple of days after we learned about Notch's new digs, British Minecrafter Dan Bovey already rebuilt a pretty accurate version of the Los Angeles mansion, which you can see in the video above.
Persson owned a 70 percent stake in Sweden-based developer Mojang when it was sold to Microsoft for $2.5 billion in September this year. He would have made approximately $1.75 billion as a result of the deal. Following the sale, Persson, along with chief executive Carl Manneh and co-founder Jakob Porser, departed the company. The deal saw Mojang join other internal Microsoft game studios including 343 Industries (Halo), Black Tusk Studios (Gears of War), Lionhead Studios (Fable), and Turn 10 Studios (Forza).
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Target and Amazon have what is one of the best deals on Xbox One we've seen to date. For $350, you'll get the Xbox One Assassin's Creed Bundle that includes Assassin's Creed Unity and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, as well as $70 gift card.
This effectively brings the price of the Xbox One bundle down to $280.
The deal is available on Target's website now through Saturday, and since Amazon is matching the price, it's likely to expire there around the same time. In short, if it sounds like a good deal, you better grab it by the end of the day.
For more ways to save on gaming this holiday, check out GameSpot's regular Gaming Deals post.
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It's that time of the year when any leftover money you've got after buying gifts, arranging holiday travel, and donating to worthwhile causes is going to go PC games. The Steam Winter sale is live, and we'll be updating this story every day with what we think is the best of the best as well as all of the other day's deals. Things are structured little different this year:
What are you picking up (or hoping to buy) during Valve's quarterly sales event? Let us know in the comments below.
Our pick: Metro 2033 Redux -- $12.49 (-50%)
Metro 2033 was released four years ago, but with the Redux treatment, it's still one of the best-looking first-person shooters on PC. If you didn't play it back then, you owe it to yourself to pick up the discounted version. Read GameSpot's Metro 2033 Redux review and check it out on Steam here.
Other Day 3 Deals:
Our pick: Castle Crashers -- $1.49 (-90%)
At 90% off, there's no reason not to buy developer The Behemoth's colorful beat-em-up. It makes a good gift as well; after all, the game is a lot more fun with friends. Read our Castle Crashers review and check it out on Steam here.
Other Day 2 Deals:
Flash sale round 1:
Flash sale round 2
Our pick: Dark Souls 2 -- $14.70 (63%)
The follow-up to the crazy-hard Demon's Souls and the crazy-hard Dark Souls is... still crazy-hard. The game might not be to everyone's tastes, but it's a series that you have to respect for sticking to its punishing formula. Read our Dark Souls 2 review and check it out on Steam.
Other 48-hour deals:
Community's Choice hasn't kicked off yet, but here are the first six flash sale games:
And an additional six flash games (note that the deals below didn't expire 24 hours after posting.
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Square Enix has revealed details on a new race, jobs, and raid included in the Heavensward Expansion to MMO Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn at its Fan Festival in Tokyo.
The new race, the Au Ra, which didn't appear in any previous Final Fantasy games, come from the continent of Othard. They have curved horns that players will be able to customize, patches of scales on their skin, and long tails.
The first new job is Astrologian, a healer class that uses the power of the stars to cast healing and supporting magicks.
The second new job is Machinist, a ranged DPS class that deals damage with a large firearm and mechanical turrets he or she can deploy.
The new, endgame raid takes place in an abandoned mechanical fortress called Alexander, where goblins have summoned a primal essence. Players will be able to choose to tackle it in either Normal or Hard mode.
Square Enix also announced that the expansion will feature a new musical theme by Final Fantasy series composer Nobuo Uematsu, and a Collector's Edition featuring art by Yoshitaka Amano, a figurine of a dragon that plays an important role in the story, an art book, and special in-game items.
The Heavensward expansion will release in spring 2015. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was released in August last year for the PlayStation 3 and PC, followed by a PlayStation 4 launch in April this year. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's review.