Minecraft Ex-Boss Markus Persson Now Feeling “Isolated”

If you need further proof that money can’t buy happiness, look no further than Markus Persson, aka “Notch,” former CEO of Mojang. After he and his dev team created Minecraft, they enjoyed worldwide fame. Notch was already a millionaire before he met with Microsoft, but his deal to sell sell Mojang and the Minecraft rights […]

Mean Tweets Helped Inspire Notch to Sell Minecraft

Notch is, despite his larger-than-life presence as the former face of Minecraft, a relatively private person when it comest to his own life. So this Forbe’s profile about why Notch sold Mojang and Minecraft and what he’s been doing since might be the deepest and most honest look we’ll get into what happened. The profile […]

Notch Buys Beverly Hills’ Priciest Mega-Mansion

So here’s what Microsoft’s money can buy. Earlier this year Minecraft creator Markuss “Notch” Persson closed a deal to sell Mojang and Minecraft to Microsoft for $2.5 billion. Now he’s made another impressive deal, reportedly outbidding Hollywood’s power couple Jay-Z and Beyonce for this $70 million mansion in Beverly Hills, according to curbed.com. The mega-mansion […]

Microsoft Buys Minecraft for $2.5 Billion

Like it or not Minecrafters, this is really happening. Microsoft announced today that it has reached a deal to buy Mojang, the maker of Minecraft, for $2.5 billion. The deal will be finalized later this year. It’s an open question as to how this purchase will affect Minecraft, but at least Microsoft promised not to […]

Notch Profiled in Rolling Stone

You know, demographically, I’m going to bet you guys are too young to remember, but it used to be that getting featured in Rolling Stone magazine was a big deal. There was even a song about it. Agh, I’m old. Now get off my lawn and I’ll tell you the rest. Anyway, the reason was […]

Play Notch’s New Game

Minecraft creator Notch (Markus Persson’s) new game, Drowning in Problems, isn’t an ambitious world builder like Minecraft. Instead it’s a completely text-based life builder than walks you through the stages and problems of living. And in it’s own way it’s brilliant, and more emotionally powerful than a few lines of text and an inventory system […]

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