• Minecraft in 2014: Your Guide To Mods and Modpacks

    … By Duncan Geere on October 13th, 2014 at 9:00 pm. Minecraft gets more popular every day, but we don’t talk about it much anymore. To find out what the game is like in 2014, we asked Duncan Geere to impart his wisdom. The result is a three-part series which will run across this week. To start, a look at the game’s modding scene. It’s been…

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  • Conan O’Brien On How Minecraft Celebrate Microsoft Acquisition

    … just how resident Minecraftian Steve would celebrate the takeover, lavishly with nothing too expensive. Check out the video for yourself below: Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson has decided to leave the franchise following many years keeping things in working order, he announced his exit through an emotional letter to fans which you can read…

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  • Minecraft – Goodbye Notch, It’s been Emotional

    … their support over the years. Goodbye letter, why? If you haven’t heard, Microsoft have confirmed they are purchasing Mojang, the studio behind the game, all for a reported $2.5 billion. Notch has decided not to stay on, making it official in the letter posted on both his website and Pastebin. I’m leaving Mojang September 15th, 2014 I don’t…

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  • Notch Writes A Personal Farewell After Leaving Mojang

    …In light of the recent news of Microsoft buying Mojang for a reported $2.5 billion, Mojang founder Markus Persson AKA Notch, took to the internet to announce his decision to leave the company. For those who don’t know, Mojang is the company that created the massive hit, Minecraft. Founded just five years ago, Mojang has become quite a big name…

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  • TheirCraft: Microsoft Buying Mojang For Real

    …By Adam Smith on September 15th, 2014 at 2:12 pm. Speculation occasionally has a basis in fact. A few minutes ago, Minecraft creators Mojang confirmed that Microsoft’s purchase of the company is going ahead. The price? Two and a half billion dollars. The reason? As you might already know, Notch is the creator of Minecraft and the majority…

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  • Could Microsoft Soon Own Minecraft Devs Mojang?

    … was originally put forward by Mojang founder Markus “Notch” Persson several months ago after developing a good working relationship with Microsoft and Xbox boss, Phil Spencer. The site’s sources also claim Microsoft intend to keep the game available on rival platforms, meaning the PS3, PS4 and upcoming Vita versions may not be affected. Neither Microsoft…

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  • Mojang's selling to Microsoft wouldn't affect Sony versions of Minecraft

    … on everyone's minds is, "Won't that take Minecraft off of the PlayStation consoles?" Not really. Inside sources spoke to Bloomberg over the matter, stating that "Microsoft will keep Minecraft available for rival products" should the deal go through. However, no mention was made as to what will happen to future products. We're betting, though, that they would be exclusive to Microsoft's Xbox consoles. So breathe easy, PlayStation owners. And build on. Click here to comment... …

    8 readers - Robert Workman - Shacknews - Minecraft -

  • Report: Notch "Unlikely" To Stay At Mojang After Microsoft Sale

    …In addition to a report yesterday claiming Microsoft was in talks to buy Swedish developers Mojang, Bloomberg now says that according to "a person familiar with Microsoft" Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson will in all likelihood step aside from the company once the sale goes through. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that, according…

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  • Microsoft Nearing Deal To Buy Mojang?

    … sold more than 50 million copies, last year alone Mojang acquired 100 million dollars in profit. The multi-platform global phenomenon would be an interesting purchase for Microsoft as the game has recently been launched on Sony consoles. The Journal also comments that the acquisition could “invigorate” Microsoft’s income. Minecraft creator ‘Notch…

    1 readers - Harlee Grey - The Gamer Headlines -
  • Minecraft Creator Notch Takes On The Ice Bucket Challenge

    …If you’ve been on social media the last few weeks then you may have noticed celebrities dowsing themselves with buckets of ice water to raise awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The Ice Bucket Challenge has also made its way through the many personalities of the gaming industry and Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson…

    6 readers - LzyGmrs - Minecraft -

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