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Microsoft Acquires, Reshapes "Minecraft" in the Classroom

After purchasing the popular video game "Minecraft" late last year, Microsoft has announced that it has also acquired "MinecraftEdu," a classroom-focused version of the game.

Naveen Nattam (l) Sean Riley (r) play games during their lunch break at Twisted Pixel, a video game company in Austin. Texas is second in the nation for video game industry employment and promoting further growth with incentives and training.

After purchasing the popular video game "Minecraft" late last year, Microsoft has announced that it has also acquired "MinecraftEdu," a classroom-focused version of the game. A revamped version, called "Minecraft: Education Edition," will debut later this year and will feature new tools for students and teachers, such as a library of lesson plans, help forums and unique student login accounts. (NBC News)

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