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Microsoft purchases Minecraft studio for 2.5 billion

Post by dantesus » Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:07 pm

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Mojang, creators of block-building game Minecraft, have been purchased by Microsoft for a cool 2.5 billion dollars.

In a post on the official Mojang blog, Chief Word Officer Owen Hill stated that "Yes, the deal is real." Hill went on to state that the three founders, Notch, Carl, and Jakob are leaving the company to work on different projects. He also wanted to assure users that "Minecraft will continue to evolve, just like it has since the start of development." Many have speculated that the purchase is to help boost Windows Phone sales.

All points aside, I am really happy for Notch and the rest of the Mojang employees, they got really lucky with a cool idea. The success of this game can also be attributed in no small part to the great communities of players and developers (such as ourselves) who were given free reign to expand on the basic ideas of the game. I personally saw Minecraft as more of a medium, a platform for individuals and groups to create unique experiences. I am unsure of what Microsoft will do with this game, but I certainly enjoyed playing it for the last couple of years.
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Re: Microsoft purchases Minecraft studio for 2.5 billion

Post by Wolsk » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:26 pm

Pretty much all of Minecraft's success came from Mojang communicating with the community about future updates and such. If Microsoft doesn't keep that up, they will prolly kill Minecraft, which will also be bad for the LPers who live off making Minecraft YouTube videos. Either way, Minecraft was one of the biggest indie game success stories ever, and I respect Mojang for what they've accomplished.

Let's see where things go from here. :v
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Re: Microsoft purchases Minecraft studio for 2.5 billion

Post by Ikri » Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:45 pm

I had to stop that video at 1:01. There's another SEVEN minutes of that painful awkwardness? WHY
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Post by timtoborne » Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:11 pm

Minecraft will be $20 a month for online. watch. it will fuck up minecraft youtubers
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Post by Ikri » Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:02 pm

timtoborne wrote:Minecraft will be $20 a month for online. watch. it will fuck up minecraft youtubers
And where did you find this? :P Seems like bullshit, considering the original purchase agreement is for the game (which includes MP) and future updates.
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Post by Eviltechie » Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:38 pm

timtoborne wrote:Minecraft will be $20 a month for online. watch. it will fuck up minecraft youtubers
Quit spreading FUD.
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Re: Microsoft purchases Minecraft studio for 2.5 billion

Post by rottencheeseCA » Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:51 pm

Eviltechie wrote:
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Quit spreading FUD.
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Eviltechie wrote:
timtoborne wrote:Minecraft will be $20 a month for online. watch. it will fuck up minecraft youtubers
Quit spreading FUD.
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Post by Grndslmhttr3 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:42 am

Ikri wrote:I had to stop that video at 1:01. There's another SEVEN minutes of that painful awkwardness? WHY
You're really missing out. You owe it to yourself to watch the entire thing.
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Post by narwal » Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:13 am

Grndslmhttr3 wrote:
Ikri wrote:I had to stop that video at 1:01. There's another SEVEN minutes of that painful awkwardness? WHY
You're really missing out. You owe it to yourself to watch the entire thing.
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Post by Ian7 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:16 pm

Thank god. Maybe this will finally kill it and people can go back to playing with legos instead of virtual legos.
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Re: Microsoft purchases Minecraft studio for 2.5 billion

Post by KoD » Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:39 pm

Oh god that video
You can tell how pissed off they're getting as the questions go on and on


*Sigh* ... The old days of Minecraft Alpha <1.0.15
Multiplayer had no monsters or objective, just blocks and space.
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Post by dyl1138 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:27 pm

KoD wrote:Oh god that video
You can tell how pissed off they're getting as the questions go on and on


*Sigh* ... The old days of Minecraft Alpha <1.0.15
Multiplayer had no monsters or objective, just blocks and space.
I actually thought all mobs until beta 1.5 were pretty nifty, especially dogs. The Nether used to be scary and just a tad more difficult.
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