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  1. Notch Sells to Microsoft

    January 5, 2015 by Chris

    It must have been a lot of stress for Notch, being responsible for a game everyone loves – just because he created it.

    Now that he has sold Mojang to Microsoft and become a billionaire, what will he do? He says he is fine if it turns out Minecraft was his best work. He expects never to beat it.

    Notch has love and a habit of making games. That’s what we should expect him to keep doing. Watch for his entries into the Ludlum Dare game making competition. They are always fun and creative.

  2. Minecraft on Windows Phone but So What

    October 14, 2014 by Chris

    It hasn’t been long since Microsoft bought Mojang, the Minecraft company, for 2.5 billion dollars. The first obvious effect we’ve seen is that Minecraft will become available for Windows Phone – not that anybody has a windows phone, but it’s good to know if anyone does get a windows phone they can play Minecraft pocket edition on it.

    Jeb confirmed this on Twitter

    Yes, Minecraft: Pocket Edition *is* coming to the Windows Phone! The port runs already, but there’s still much to do before any release

    Poor Notch. He felt so stressed out with the responsibility of running a company that everybody is always watching. He hopes that he will be able to get on with his life now that Microsoft will be making those decisions without him.

    What do you think?

  3. Notch Cancels Oculus Rift for Minecraft because of Facebook

    March 25, 2014 by Chris

    Minecraft’s inventor, our beloved Notch, does not like Facebook. So what? Lots of people are “creeped out” by Facebook.13769247725158fwm87low29_1380485159797

    Well, it sounded awesome that Minecraft was talking to Oculus Rift with the idea of adding Virtual Reality gaming hardware support to Minecraft but unfortunately that deal is now over.

    It turns out Facebook has just recently announced it bought the Oculus Rift company for $2 billion. Facebook has been buying all sorts of things for billions recently. It started with Instagram, then What’s App, now Oculus Rift. What is Mark Zuckerberg planning over there?

    We were in talks about maybe bringing a version of Minecraft to Oculus. I just cancelled that deal. Facebook creeps me out.

    — Markus Persson (@notch) March 25, 2014

    Kotaku was good enough to point out there is a Minecraft mod that can support Oculus Rift unofficially if you’re lucky enough to have one of the cool headsets.