Microsoft Buys Minecraft for $2.5B

(CNN) — Your kids aren’t the only ones going crazy over the video game Minecraft. Microsoft is buying the game’s developer Mojang for $2.5 billion. Since 2009, Minecraft has had more than 100 million downloads on the PC alone and has a huge online community around the world. Mojang says the relationship began when it … Continue reading »

NextStep is Taking Unneeded Electronics

EUGENE, Ore. — Have you considered reducing, reusing and recycling your electronics? A group called NextStep Recycling wants people to donate their used and unneeded gadgets rather than stashing them away. It takes everything that runs on batteries or plugs, including TVs, radios, stereos and VHS/DVD players. NextStep says what you may consider trash another … Continue reading »

Man Takes a Stand Against Video Game

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Violence in our culture has been brought to the forefront of many American minds after what has happened in Newtown, Connecticut. Now a local man is speaking out about a violent Internet video game. Springfield resident Nathan Jordan says the game he came across is inappropriate, disturbing and needs to be removed. … Continue reading »