The PC Version of Minecraft Has Sold 15 Million Copies

Minecraft Creator Markus “Notch” Persson tweeted today that the original PC version of Minecraft had passed another huge sales record. “The original Minecraft has sold 15 million copies,” he wrote. “Time to celebrate!” Notch also included this picture, which features a thumbs up, a Red Bull, and some Minecraft toys in the background. The PC edition […]

The Simpsons Get Blocky For a Minecraft Inspired Intro

The Simpsons will eventually get around to parodying everything, so this Sunday’s Minecraft intro was inevitable. What do you think of the execution? Personally, it’s a little weird, it looks like Minecraft but not exactly like Minecraft. Maybe like a strange, creepy Minecraft knockoff. I would have preferred to see it recreated using the Minecraft […]

Notch Responds to Facebook Buying Oculus Rift by Killing Rift Plans for Minecraft

There were a lot of extreme reactions to the announcement that Facebook is buying Oculus Rift, the promising virtual reality headset company, but Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson probably had the most immediate impact. “We were in talks about maybe bringing a version of Minecraft to Oculus. I just cancelled that deal. Facebook creeps me […]

Minecraft Creators Crafting a Fortune

Could Minecraft creator Notch build a real-life house out of diamonds if he wanted? Probably not, but he might be getting close. According to the Wall Street Journal, Mojang’s Minecraft profits are going through the roof, even after five years. Mojang raked in 816 million Swedish kronor ($128 million) last year, up from 325 million kronor […]

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