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The Verge:

Microsoft is nearing a deal to buy Mojang AB, makers of the Minecraft video game franchise, according to a new report. According to the Wall Street Journal, the deal would value Mojang at more than $2 billion and could be signed as soon as this week.

Minecraft is huge for the Xbox. This will be an interesting test of whether or not Microsoft is a company that lets its stuff run on all kinds of platforms. We know how much they love Java.

Seriously, if they screw this up they will be hated for a million years.