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« on: September 09, 2014, 06:20:50 PM »

My Word!

http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/9/6128759/microsoft-said-to-be-buying-the-maker-of-minecraft-for-2-billion
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2014, 06:23:04 PM »

unsurprising and sighworthy
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2014, 06:35:20 PM »

Psychonaut 2 guys, psychonaut 2
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2014, 06:40:55 PM »

Psychonaut 2 guys, psychonaut 2

ok actually if that happens then i take it back this is great news good job everyone

tbh i've never enjoyed minecraft anyway so i've no skin in this but if notch uses the money to do that then

good job thank you
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2014, 11:49:17 PM »

I don't blame him. It's a nice way to shuffle off the support work to someone else.
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2014, 12:46:44 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2014, 01:05:49 AM »

Cancels Oculus Rift support because they sold to Facebook. Sells own company to Microsoft.

I really want to see this happen before I believe it. Notch is already a multi millionaire, so the money shouldn't be all that much of a draw. And Microsoft has a tendency to shut down the studios they buy, so it doesn't seem good for Mojang as a company in the long run.

EDIT: On the other hand, I could imagine Notch deciding to split a huge chunk of the 2bn between the employees of the company...
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2014, 01:16:33 AM »

EDIT: On the other hand, I could imagine Notch deciding to split a huge chunk of the 2bn between the employees of the company...

Wouldn't that make every employee a millionaire then? Like, there aren't that many employees in Mojang, are there?
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2014, 01:23:30 AM »

Exactly.
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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2014, 04:02:12 AM »

Psychonaut 2 guys, psychonaut 2

huh? double fine owns the rights to psychonauts.
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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2014, 04:10:14 AM »

huh? double fine owns the rights to psychonauts.

Notch wanted to fund Psychonauts 2 at one point and talked about it with Tim Schafer if I remember correctly.
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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2014, 04:23:42 AM »



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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2014, 04:26:56 AM »

That might be there the origin of the rumor?


How many gta5 is two billion?
how many indie game?
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« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2014, 05:20:38 AM »

It is amusing to see that newspapers like WSJ still refer to Minecraft as a "cult hit" when it has sold more than 50 million copies and is the third best-selling video game of all time. By that definition, the only video games that can't be considered cult hits are Wii Sports and Tetris.

If I was a little more cynical, I would say it's a deliberate attempt to marginalize self-published content and cater to the "old fogeys who don't understand videogames" demographic.
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« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2014, 05:32:08 AM »

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« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2014, 06:55:58 AM »

Since nobody has linked this yet
https://twitter.com/notch/status/478766808841732096

Not sure if that was serious or not but...
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« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2014, 07:15:10 AM »

o dam!
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« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2014, 08:18:34 AM »

believe it or not, m&a by major international tech companies are not usually driven by tweets.

( http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-09/microsoft-said-near-2-billion-deal-for-minecraft-maker.html )

hope (and, frankly, assume) all of the team members have equity. If that's the case more 10 yearolds in more places get to enjoy minecraft, and more rockstar indie devs like jad and eldrone become millionaires.
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« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2014, 06:36:13 PM »



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« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2014, 08:25:00 AM »

anyone who has anything bad to say about any of this is stupid as fuck
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