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Re: Notch to sell Mojang to Microsoft
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2014, 08:22:59 PM »
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inb4 diamonds become buy able for a dollar in an ingame shop

1.9 Microsoft update!

- Minecraft now requires Games for Windows live

- Online gameplay requires a gold subscription

- Diamond spawn chance now 0.00001%

- Diamonds now available in store, £1.99 for 6 or £2.99 for 12

- Apples removed from game
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Re: Notch to sell Mojang to Microsoft
« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2014, 08:28:56 PM »
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Apples are overrated anyway.

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Re: Notch to sell Mojang to Microsoft
« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2014, 10:05:53 PM »
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1.9 Microsoft update!

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- Apples removed from game

had a good laugh, thanks  :lol:
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Re: Notch to sell Mojang to Microsoft
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2014, 10:11:01 PM »
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MS now owns the 2nd highest grossing paid app on the App store... Not sure thats worth that amount though.
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Re: Notch to sell Mojang to Microsoft
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2014, 08:49:24 AM »
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I was following this as soon as I heard the news, and I was actually a bit upset to hear it was true. Now, Bungie was purchased by Microsoft in days of yore, and it seemed the development of the Halo games was largely untouched after the initial development of the game (from a Mac RTS to a Xbox FPS). So long as Mojang developers like Dinnerbone and Jeb remain, the game should be fine, but as soon as they leave if ever, the game could get pretty ugly.

I'm mostly upset because this was the first game where I felt my voice actually mattered. Maybe it was because I was growing up (purchased this in Fall 2010 during high school), or maybe it was because the interaction between the consumers and Notch, Jeb, and Co. on Twitter actually influenced future, content-adding updates. Seeing it grow from this little Java game to being merchandised in my local Target was mind-blowing enough. My biggest fear is the loss of community-to-developer relationship. Notch was just another gamer like everyone else here, he just could make games too.

Seriously Microsoft, what are you thinking? you could have funded 8300 desperate indies with 300k each and gotten some huge hits out of it...

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Re: Notch to sell Mojang to Microsoft
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2014, 02:41:27 PM »
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I wasn’t exactly sure how I fit into Mojang where people did actual work, but since people said I was important for the culture, I stayed.

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If I ever accidentally make something that seems to gain traction, I’ll probably abandon it immediately.

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It’s not about the money. It’s about my sanity.

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In other words he's scared of responsibility/work and saw $$ signs so sold out. Now he can happily laze around for the rest of his life doing fuck all.

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Re: Notch to sell Mojang to Microsoft
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2014, 05:08:44 PM »
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He is a freaking smart enterpenour, thats waht, started fromt he bottom and sold his company to microsoft, probably for a good deal too.