Microsoft’s Mojang Will Be Minus Its Founders

The video game and financial worlds are still reeling from Microsoft’s $2.5 billion purchase of the project Markus “Notch” Persson started for fun five years ago. What’s clear from today’s reporting is that we’ll see a very different Mojang under Microsoft. In addition to Notch’s departure, two other founders, Mojang’s CEO Carl Manneh and Jakob […]

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 […]

VR Minecraft May Be Happening After All

When Facebook bought the promising virtual reality headset Oculus Rift earlier this year, Minecraft Creator Markus “Notch” Persson cancelled development talks about a version of Minecraft for the Oculus Rift. He made no excuses, he didn’t want the game to be associated with a company owned by Facebook. But now Notch seems to have changed […]

‘Notch is EVIL’ Video Sums Up the EULA Fight in Hilarious Fashion

Here’s a funny video that perfectly encapsulates the hysteria surrounding the controversy over Minecraft’s latest change to its EULA (End User License Agreement). What started as an attempt to crack down on predatory practices on servers, many of whom prey on children, instead became a big old fight, with people mobilizing against Mojang and Minecraft […]

Notch’s New Game is About a Horse and a Ball

So what would you think Markus “Notch” Persson would make as his first commercial game since Minecraft? Would you think he’d make a game about a horse rolling a ball, that’s covered in a skin ┬áthat’s identical to the horse, around in some hills? That’s why he’s rich and you aren’t, I guess. Cliffhorse is […]

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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