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Phil Spencer, who could make Mr. Halo and the Doom Man smooch (Photo: Christian Petersen / Staff, Getty Images)

Microsoft Can Now Make Master Chief and Doomguy Kiss If It Wants To

Microsoft is buying ZeniMax Media and its subsidiary, publisher Bethesda Softworks — giving it ownership of wildly popular game franchises including Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, Doom, and Wolfenstein, as well as others like Dishonored, Prey, and The Evil Within — for a price of $US7.5 ($10) billion.