If the rumors are true that McSft is buying Minecraft for $2 billion, then I think that is another sign of desperation by McSft. The rumors are that founder Notch is only going to help on the transition and soon after that he just takes his money and walks away (presumably restricted by some sort of long term non-compete). Still, this is even worse than Apple's Beats acquisition. This is tremendously popular video game. But it is one that folks outgrown and also it is based on very old technology that is fairly easily duplicated. How many years will it take to earn back and a return on $2 billion? I just don't see it happening unless Minecraft is VERY relevant ten years from now. A 15 year run for a video game would be unprecedented.