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Minecraft book covers Notch and his story

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 for Seven Stories...   read

 
 
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Watch Notch have his beard shaved

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 donation, with proc...   read

 
 
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Minecraft creator Notch helped fund Age of Wonders 3

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 to have receive...   read

 
 
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Notch backs away from funding Psychonauts 2

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 arrangement. In a re...   read

 
 
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Minecraft builds past 8 million sold mark

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 making grinning soun...   read

 
 
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The DTOID Show: Guns, Boobs & Ninjas

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 editions for The Zon...   read

 
 
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Minecraft surpasses seven million copies sold on PC

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 and beta stage...   read

 
 
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Minecraft is populated by 'genderless homosexuals'

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 sex, but in do...   read

 
 
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Mojang cancels a first-person shooter

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 project was only in...   read

 
 
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Patent troll sues Mojang, EA, Square over copy protection

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 it. Commercial...   read

 
 
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Mojang just unrolled a new Scrolls trailer

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 today, flaming...   read

 
 
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Minecraft is the highest grossing XBLA game of all-time

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 and played it ...   read

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

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, with no official...   read

 
 
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Review: Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

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 depths both lite...   read

 
 
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Notch: EA is methodically destroying gaming

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 the beloved ind...   read

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

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 on the various...   read

 
 
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Victory Mojang! Scrolls shall forevermore be Scrolls

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 infringement on "The E...   read

 
 
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Notch begs internet to chill out over Psychonauts 2

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 Notch made an o...   read

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

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 satisfaction.) T...   read

 
 
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Notch: Can't afford Minecraft? Pirate now, buy later

Minecraft creator Notch has told a fan that if he can't afford Minecraft, he's welcome to steal it. The indie developer was responding to a gamer who asked for a free account, lacking as he did the cash to buy it.  "Just pirate it. If ...   read

 
 
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Hey, it's Ludum Dare 22 and Minicraft!

If you follow the indie gaming scene, you're most likely aware of the fact that the 22nd Ludum Dare, a 48-hour game development competition, was this weekend. A per usual, a theme was given at the start of the event and participants had 2 d...   read

 
 
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The long road to Minecraft

For last month's MineCon, Mojang asked video team Hat Films to whip up a video that chronicled Minecraft's development over the past couple of years. Hat Films has had this up on its YouTube page for some weeks, but I didn't catch the vide...   read

 
 
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The DTOID Show: Xenoblade, Minecraft, and... Tetris?

If you've ever wondered what it looks like when two sick people host a live show together, then look no further. Technical difficulties be damned, today's live taping of The Destructoid Show has explored the boundaries of what a human bein...   read

 
 
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Mega64: Build! Build ze ultimate creation!

The full version of Minecraft was released this past weekend, punctuated by MineCon 2011 in Las Vegas. Notch himself prepared this special video to show to all the convention attendees. That accent is so sexy. MINECRAFT 1.0 OFFICIAL INTROD...   read

 
 
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Scrolls has free-to-play, but we're not calling it that

Apparently Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson is not a fan of the moniker "free-to-play," though he is, apparently, interested in testing the teeming free-to-play waters. Jokingly, he suggests we call it "as expensive as you want...   read

 
 
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