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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.
At least Bethesda got the memo.
It's nice to see this kind of humor isn't dead.
ive been found this, i thought it was just some type of special pick axe..
weird that it was a minecraft reference.
I heard one of the guards say "Let me guess, someone stole your sweet roll", I kind of figured it was a reference to Fallout 3 where the bully tries to steal your birthday sweet roll at the beginning of the game, could just be coincidence but Bethesda did make both games.
...............I get it..............lol
I'm guessing coincidence.
This might be worth noting, but in one of the marshes outside Whiterun I ran across an arm sticking out of the marshes with a sword. Sounds like a King Arthur reference to me!
Seems to me like quite a stretch to call this situation anything more than a coincidence. Now, if there was a character in the game named Notch and when you meet him you automatically go into 'Dick-mode' and file legal action, that would clearly not be coincidence.
lol i found it.
That..... is amazing
Skyrim is ENDLESS!!!!! Why is it you have to freaking give back the *** skeleton key. . . I suppose if you don't want to lead the thieves guild you can keep it but thats CRAP!
Lol im on the hunt for that now!
its visually similar? its a pickaxe
You can tell its special, just look at the value on that thing