I'm going deeper underground...
Minecraft creator 'Notch' Persson has been getting a bit of flak from some quarters for his decision to sell the franchise to Microsoft for $2 billion, with some critics accusing him of "selling out" and going back on his perceived anti-corporation stance.
Rust and Garry's Mod creator Garry Newman, himself no stranger to indie success, has on Notch's side, arguing that no-one else would have done any different.
So it turned out that Minecraft to Microsoft for the very reasonable price of $2 billion chuffing pounds.were true - Mojang has sold its phenomenally popular franchise
Creator Markus "Notch" Persson took to "a real game developer".to clarify his reasons for the sale, explaining that he sees himself as a hobbyist and an enthusiast, not
Microsoft are looking to swoop in to purchase the eternally popular Minecraft, according to the latest rumblings from the financial world.
The Wall Street Journal (paywalled, unfortunately)"a person with knowledge of the matter" as its source.that the deal could be worth more than $2 billion, citing
In what might have been an extended fit of madness, the British Geological Survey has recreated the entirety of Great Britain in Minecraft. Should you feel a desperate need to wander around Plymouth or Runcorn reimagined in blocky, pixelised form you can download the project .
Minecraft Great Britain was created from data gathered in the 2013 Ordnance Survey, and covers England, Wales, Scotland and several smaller islands just off the coast.
It's fair to say that Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson wasn't a big fan of the news that the Oculus Rift had been bought up by Facebook. In fact he was so annoyed heto adapt Minecraft for the VR headset.
Seems he's mellowed out somewhat in the last few months, as he's "officially over being upset" about the Facebook deal, and is now "upset about there being a hole in my favorite sock instead". That is annoying, to be fair.