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UPDATE: Just a tiny update here, but Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson has acknowledge the existence of this item and made a fun joke about it on his Twitter account:
"Adding the Toddhowared Pickaxe to Minecraft."
Let's hope that awesome-sounding item actually makes it in!
ORIGINAL STORY: Bethesda's strange legal tangle with Minecraft developer Mojang has been well-documented, but apparently the developer isn't above poking a little fun at themselves related to this situation.
As seen in the screen above (and discovered by Geekology), you can located a "Notched Pickaxe" within the world of Skyrim. This is important both because it has visual similarities to the pickaxe that is key to Minecraft and, of course, because "Notch" is the popular nickname of Minecraft creator Markus Persson.
Of course, in a game as packed full of stuff as Skyrim, it's possible that this is a coincidence or maybe even a quick, clever mod by some snarky fan. I sort of hope it isn't, though!
This isn't the only example of Mojang and Bethesda playing nice with each other. Way back at E3, before these legal troubles started, Notch sat down with Bethesda's Todd Howard for a one-on-one discussion that we filmed.
I find this pretty awesome, i love it when developers put in Easter eggs that are about something that's current
I see wat u did thar.
Now thats funny
Haha that's awesome!
It's legit, didn't even think twice about it being a minecraft reference haha!
One of the first things I did in my game was climb that massive mountain (fallout3 climbing style) I bypassed all the crazy wind bridges and everything and made it to the top!
The pickaxe is up there and worth a little time to get up there early on! It gives you double the minerals but I'm not too sure about it
It's at the top of the big mountain, by the way. With a lot of ore around it.
i was literally just there its at "the throat of the world" go to the top of the peak it will be right there
Skyrim + Minecraft! Please do it before some idiot comes up with the idea of LEGO Skyrim!
I can't wait to pick up Skyrim and Assassins creed from gamestop tomorrow. goodbye school
Cause it's the company Bethesda, and the lawyers not Bethesda Studios. They love minecraft and have said so on numerous occasions. Makes me happy to see this.
I have it on the 360 version, it does more damage than the regular pick axe.
Pick axes are too *** heavy.
haha i was just there its at the highest peak in the game
Yippie for easter eggs! :)
*leaves to find it*