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Why is Notch in LA during E3?


Commence wild speculations in 3...2...1
May 18
Minecraft creator Notch is going to be in LA during E3 next month. His tweet - a casual comment about "being in LA in a month" - tells us nothing. And I know what you're thinking: we're reading too much into it, ri... read
Microsoft buying Mojang?

Report: Microsoft trying to buy Minecraft developer


Suggested deal worth roughly $2 billion
Sep 09
Microsoft is in serious talks to purchase Minecraft developer Mojang, according to a WSJ report citing unnamed sources familiar with the situation. The supposed deal is said to be worth somewhere in the neighborhood... read
Notch

Turns out Notch bought an Aphex Twin album for $46,000


That's where yer Minecraft money is going folks
Jun 25
One of the more interesting Kickstarter projects in recent memory is the Caustic Window project, an effort to buy and then release copies of a fabled "lost" album from electronic maverick Aphex Twin. After being successfully... read
Minecraft

Minecraft creator Notch launches new game Cliffhorse


It's about climbing cliffs as a horse
Jun 09
No doubt as a homage to various Bethesda games that have wonky horse physics, Minecraft creator Notch has launched a new game -- Cliffhorse. The game is in early access form, but it's free (you can donate if you want). I... read
Drowning in Problems

Notch's Drowning in Problems game gets too real too quick


Solve
Apr 28
Need a crushing reminder of the frailty and futility of life? Markus "Notch" Persson has your back. His web-based experience Drowning in Problems does a pretty fine job of making sure you don't forget. Watch as growing o... read
Minecraft

Canceled Minecraft for Oculus Rift would've been free to help promote VR


Notch stands by his decision
Mar 28
I'll admit it: when I heard Markus "Notch" Persson had canceled Minecraft for Oculus Rift because Facebook acquired its creator Oculus VR and the social network company "creeps" him out, I was skeptical about how much work ha... read

Mojang still making buttloads of money from Minecraft


$128 million in 2012
Mar 19
Buttload. It's totally a phrase.  Mojang, the makers of the runaway hit Minecraft, doubled their net income in 2013 according to The Wall Street Journal. They made $128 million last year, and revenue wise they saw 38% fr... read
Minecraft

Minecraft surpasses 14 million copies sold on PC


I guess money's not a rare item at Mojang
Feb 03
Markus "Notch" Persson and Mojang are counting their millions, but that doesn't necessarily mean dollars in this instance. Well, indirectly it does. Notch revealed via Twitter recently that the PC version of Minecraft ha... read
Notch

Notch accidentally interviewed at Valve, turned down job


He wants to create a Valve rather than work at Valve
Dec 10
Most people that are even remotely interested in the videogames industry would figuratively kill (maybe literally!) for a shot at interviewing at Valve, let alone securing a job there. Markus Persson, better known to the gami... read
Minecraft

Watch the Minecraft documentary for free on YouTube


See the story of Notch
Nov 11
The documentary on Minecraft that 2 Player Productions released back in 2011 is now up in its entirety on YouTube. This is a full and official release of Minecraft: The Story of Mojang, and it's not some pirated garbage... read
Mojang

Notch drops 0x10c, wants to work on small games


Fans come together to begin working on their own take on the concept
Aug 19
[Update: Notch has shared his thoughts on 0x10c with a blog post. "Turns out, what I love doing is making games," he wrote. "Not hyping games or trying to sell a lot of copies. I just want to experiment and develop ... read
Notch's Sonic

Before Minecraft, Notch made a crappy Sonic fan game


He made a bunch of sub-4K Java games, actually
Aug 17
A great way to waste time is to Google any odd topic that happens to pop into your head and play a game of link tag until you strike pay dirt. My latest excursion led me to Sonic Racer 4K, a Java-based Sonic fan game. But wha... read
Drop

Notch's new game screws with your head in the best way


How long can you last?
May 01
Notch's new game is called Drop, and it's a simple little speed typing game that you can play right in your browser. Well it starts off simple enough, but then things quickly change and you start to doubt your typing skills a... read

Minecraft book covers Notch and his story


Player creations to be included in insert
Apr 16
Sweedish book Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus "Notch" Persson and the Game that Changed Everything, was written by journalists Linus Larsson and Daniel Goldberg, and has been translated by Jennifer Hawkins fo... read
Charity

Watch Notch have his beard shaved


Because you're clearly not doing anything important right now
Mar 02
During this past week's Mojam event, designers from Mojang, Vlambeer, Wolfire Games and more participated in a 78-hour game design challenge. All of the games created were offered through Humble Bundle in exchange for a dona... read
Age of Wonders 3

Minecraft creator Notch helped fund Age of Wonders 3


Triumph explains how it happened
Feb 13
Did you see the new trailer and screenshots for Age of Wonders 3? The game is looking hot, let me tell you. And the fact that it's not relying on Kickstarter, just this once, is reassuring. Developer Triumph Studios was said ... read
Psychonauts 2

Notch backs away from funding Psychonauts 2


Potential sequel still in limbo, though not all hope is lost
Feb 05
The mere possibility of Minecraft creator Notch funding the development of a creatively rewarding yet financially risky game like Psychonauts 2 was wonderful to see play out online, even if the odds were against such an arran... read

Minecraft builds past 8 million sold mark


Notch, can I borrow $5,000?
Nov 12
Markus "Notch" Persson has confirmed via Twitter that the PC version of Minecraft has passed the 8 million sold mark.  "The PC version of Minecraft just passed 8 million sales!" Tweeted Notch. "My face is makin... read

The DTOID Show: Guns, Boobs & Ninjas


Yes, that is the title of today's episode
Sep 28
Hey gang! Here we are again, another Friday episode where Tara and I goof off a bunch because we feel like it. Big news today: something something boobs controversy Team Ninja Dead Or Alive 5, Konami unveils collector's editi... read

Minecraft surpasses seven million copies sold on PC


Aug 14
Daniel Kaplan has just revealed that Minecraft has sold seven million copies on PC to date. Relatedly, the Xbox Live Arcade version has sold around three million.For those of you who don't remember the extremely lengthy alpha... read

Minecraft is populated by 'genderless homosexuals'


Jul 29
Notch has been chatting about gender in the world of Minecraft, relating how the protagonist was never meant to be a man or a woman, and only became known as Steve due to a random name choice. See Minecraft recognizes neither... read

Mojang cancels a first-person shooter


Jul 27
Minecraft maker Mojang (really, Markus "Notch" Persson) was working on a first-person shooter with another company, but that has now been officially canceled. Gone before you could get excited about it. Fortunately, this proj... read

Patent troll sues Mojang, EA, Square over copy protection


Jul 23
Patent troll Uniloc is suing Minecraft developer Mojang, as well as EA and Square Enix, for infringing on a form of copy-protection it "owns." Uniloc's goal is to "Look at many ideas. Pick an outstanding one. Patent... read

Mojang just unrolled a new Scrolls trailer


Jun 25
Scrolls. Remember that game? The same one that is probably more famous for its legal battle with Bethesda than anything having to do with the actual game? The internet is already on fire due to a new trailer posted by Mojang... read

Minecraft is the highest grossing XBLA game of all-time


Jun 04
People like to buy things. With 2 million copies sold and $20 million made, it's safe to say that Minecraft is one of those things. I thought I was rational in thinking most people with interest in the game had already bought... read

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition sold 1M copies in five days


May 14
In news that's equally surprising as it is not surprising, Microsoft has announced the official sales figures of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. Major Nelson and Notch themselves were hinting at very strong sales last weekend, w... read

Minecraft's success simply cannot be denied, whether you're one of its many loyal fans or highly vocal detractors. The blocky world and lack of objectives may be deceptively simple, but its honest freedom, as well as hidden d... read feature

Notch: EA is methodically destroying gaming


May 03
Minecraft developer Markus "Notch" Persson is angry at Electronic Arts for exploiting the concept of the indie bundle, expressing his distaste for the company's self-made association with independent developers. According to ... read

The DTOID Show: Borderlands, Aliens, and SPACE BATTLES!


Apr 04
Not all at the same time, of course. That would be a little too badass, even for you. It doesn't mean there's not plenty to be excited about, though! Today's Destructoid Show covers a lot of topics, including discussion... read

Victory Mojang! Scrolls shall forevermore be Scrolls


Mar 10
A few hours ago, a very excited Markus "Notch" Persson tweeted that Minecraft developer Mojang and Bethesda have settled their "Scrolls" dispute. As you might recall, Bethesda filed a lawsuit last year over a possible infring... read

Notch begs internet to chill out over Psychonauts 2


Feb 15
Just as Double Fine were about to announce their now highly-successful Kickstarter campaign, an interesting Twitter exchange between founder Tim Schafer and Mojang founder Notch set the online world into fits of hysteria, as ... read

The DTOID Show: Mass Effect on iOS and Psychonauts 2?!


Feb 08
Could it be that all our dreams have suddenly been answered in just one, 13-minute news program? I hope not, otherwise I may as well pack up my desk and non-existent belongs RIGHT NOW. (Don't worry, I'll never give you the s... read






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