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Notch to sell Mojang to Microsoft
« on: September 11, 2014, 05:39:43 PM »
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Re: Notch to sell Mojang to Microsoft
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2014, 05:49:20 PM »
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I would sell my morality for much less than 2 bilion dollars. And Notch probably wants to do some other project, Minecraft is pretty much established
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Re: Notch to sell Mojang to Microsoft
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2014, 07:47:09 PM »
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What's so bad about this?

Other than that he kind of ripped off every early investor whose purchase decision was influenced by Notch's vague promise of a "some sort of open source" version. But we all knew that was never going to happen by now anyhow.

He obviously realized he was a one hit wonder and good for him for realizing it in time and getting his money's worth. Though I feel bad for his employees who actually wanted to do creative things in his company, I understand sobbing could be heard in Mojang Sweden office when the news broke.

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Re: Notch to sell Mojang to Microsoft
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2014, 09:03:29 PM »
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Told ya he's a prick :wink:

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Re: Notch to sell Mojang to Microsoft
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2014, 03:08:15 PM »
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Soon you can only access Minecraft via Games for Windows Live  :mrgreen:

Would do the same, the big time of Minecraft is already over anyways
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Re: Notch to sell Mojang to Microsoft
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2014, 05:39:26 PM »
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Sold!

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Re: Notch to sell Mojang to Microsoft
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2014, 06:04:02 PM »
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- Minecraft was sold for 2.5$ Billion
- Minecraft made about 100$ Million in 2013 from the game and merchandise
- Microsoft wants to break even in less than a year (July 2015)
- you can do the math yourself (hint: they expect a 25000% increase in profit. in one year. ya right)


This is gonna be a wild ride - I, for one, will be watching this very closely.

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Re: Notch to sell Mojang to Microsoft
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2014, 06:20:20 PM »
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Minecraft has been out longer than 2013, it was released in late 2011...so you're missing a whole year of earnings in 2012. 

But I agree with you, highly doubt they'll get their money back and would have been much cooler to see them fund indie games under some new banner.
I guess this is just Microsofts way of buying into the market at a loss to try and get marketshare and rep/street cred.

I at least like direction new CEO is taking Microsoft.


Did you also see that Notch is leaving the company?

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Re: Notch to sell Mojang to Microsoft
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2014, 06:24:51 PM »
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Typewriters have been around since 1900, but I wouldn't buy a typewriter factory based on their profit made in that time :wink:

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Re: Notch to sell Mojang to Microsoft
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2014, 06:30:40 PM »
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But you would sell up for 2.5 Billion smackers.
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Re: Notch to sell Mojang to Microsoft
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2014, 06:49:49 PM »
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Let's state the obvious:

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Guess Microsoft is planning total platform lockdown and changing financial model of the game. Turning it into B2P with microtransactions, raising the price of the game, subscription to be able to host custom servers, renting Microsoft servers. Minecraft related merchandise, TV shows, card games blah blah blah. They'll try everything and fail royally at it. Typical Microsoft that is funding bunch of bullshit projects led by retarded dwarfs (Joe Belfiore comes to mind) from the money earned by actually gifted entrepreneurs like current CEO Nadella.

Notch did a wise thing but that doesn't mean he's not an asshole as I stated numerous times in the past. If he could shut his mouth all these years and don't pretend he's some kind of gaming hero and savior, no one would blame him for this. Still, he's a smart guy who realized that his game is thing of a past and there is hundreds of clones, many open source and that advanced concepts are coming through and will be released as games in near future.

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Re: Notch to sell Mojang to Microsoft
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2014, 07:10:33 PM »
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This is going to be one disaster worth watching.

- Minecraft was sold for 2.5$ Billion
- Minecraft made about 100$ Million in 2013 from the game and merchandise
- Microsoft wants to break even in less than a year (July 2015)
- you can do the math yourself (hint: they expect a 25000% increase in profit. in one year. ya right)

microsoft pls

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Re: Notch to sell Mojang to Microsoft
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2014, 07:13:12 PM »
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Lol, and me and my mates had finally decided to get minecraft literally yesterday after years of umming and arring about it. Oh brave new world
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Re: Notch to sell Mojang to Microsoft
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2014, 08:00:04 PM »
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inb4 diamonds become buy able for a dollar in an ingame shop
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Re: Notch to sell Mojang to Microsoft
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2014, 09:34:27 AM »
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Notch letter about Minecraft sale

tl:dr MC became too big for him to deal with.

Im ok with everything he said but the last sentence fucked up the whole thing. Its not about the money? THEN RELEASE THE SOURCE CODE AS PROMISED BEFORE YOU PIECE OF SHIT
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