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  • Blog Post: Markus "Notch" Persson And Tracy Fullerton To Receive Awards At GDC 2016

    The 30th Game Developers Conference is coming up next month, and with it comes the 16th annual Game Developers Choice Awards. Two of the winners have just been announced: Markus "Notch" Persson will be given the Pioneer Award, and Tracy Fullerton will receive the Ambassador Award. The Pioneer... More
  • Blog Post: Markus "Notch" Persson Explains Why He Sold Minecraft

    Notch created one of the most popular games of all time and then sold his ownership of the property to Microsoft. In an recent interview, Notch talks about why he wanted to get out from under Minecraft and why he chose to sell to Microsoft. Notch was recently ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the richest... More
  • Blog Post: Notch And Gabe Newell Make Forbes' List Of Richest People On Earth

    Forbes has released their annual list of the richest people on Earth. This year, Bill Gates has reclaimed the #1 spot with a net worth of $79.2 billion. Meanwhile, a few people with greater ties to gaming, such as Notch and Gabe Newell, have also secured spots on the list. Both Notch and Gabe Newell... More
  • Blog Post: Notch's Beverly Hills Love Shack Recreated In Minecraft

    Notch now owns a $70 million Beverly Hills mansion, but we bet he’d rather live in this swank Minecraft recreation of the property…or maybe not. We can’t say what he’d really like. Last week, Minecraft creator Notch bought a $70 million Beverly Hills mansion before Jay-Z and... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft: Pocket Edition Finally Available On Windows Phone

    It cost Microsoft $2.5 billion to get Minecraft on Windows Phone, but it will only cost users $6.99. It's actually been available since the beginning of the month, but Microsoft hasn't done much to highlight the game's release on its mobile platform. It was one of the first things we assumed... More
  • Blog Post: Notch Wins Bidding For $70 Million House Over Jay-Z And Beyonce

    Jay-Z and Beyonce had their hearts set on this Bevery Hills mansion – but Minecraft creator Notch ended up the winner. This $70 million property has been the subject of a lot of interest, and until recently Jay-Z and Beyonce were told that they were the winning bidders. However, some last minute... More
  • Blog Post: Notch On Mojang Departure: ‘It’s About My Sanity’

    Now that Microsoft’s acquisition of Mojang is confirmed , the way forward for the studio and its founders is starting to come into focus. Since the announcement just a bit ago, we’ve known that Markus “Notch” Persson, the creator of Minecraft, is leaving the studio. In a statement... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Creator Releases Cliffhorse

    In his first commercial project since Minecraft, Markus "Notch" Persson has released Cliffhorse. (I can't believe this somehow ended up being my first commercial game after Minecraft) — Markus Persson (@notch) June 8, 2014 You can find the game here on cliffhorse.com . There is a... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Notch Cancels Oculus Rift Version Of Minecraft

    Update: Following his note on Twitter about canceling Minecraft for Oculus, Mojang founder Markus "notch" Persson elaborated his position on his personal blog. He recounts his recent trip to Oculus headquarters, which was a backer reward for funding the Oculus Rift Kickstarter at the $10,000... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft PC Tops 100 Million Users

    After touching off a wave of sandbox building games and the early access movement, Minecraft now boasts 100 million registered users. The wildly popular game has made its way to other platforms, including Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and mobile. In the same tweet from Mojang head Markus “notch”... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Has Sold 14 Million Copies On PC

    Mojang has built Minecraft into a phenomenon of historical proportions, and it's showing no signs of slowing down. Mojang founder and Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson recently tweeted the news that the original PC version of Minecraft has eclipsed a new milestone: "The computer... More
  • Blog Post: Notch Loves Nintendo, But Don’t Expect Minecraft On Wii U Soon

    In so many ways, the Wii U gamepad would be an ideal tool for playing Minecraft. Inventory and recipes easily displayed on the gamepad screen, and touch-powered building would present new opportunities. It’s a shame that it won’t happen anytime soon. Yesterday, Mojang’s Markus “Notch”... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft's Notch Makes An Appearance On The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

    Markus "Notch" Persson, the man behind Minecraft, recently made an appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson to chat about his video game phenomenon. There was no particular occasion to mark(us) Persson's appearance. Ferguson doesn't appear to be a fan of video games like... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Creator Builds Zombie Shooter Shambles For The 7DFPS Challenge

    Markus "Notch" Persson is best known for creating Minecraft, but he likes to create small experimental games, too. His latest, Shambles, was created as part of the 7DFPS game jam , which challenges developers to create a first-person shooter in seven days. In the game, which you can play here... More
  • Blog Post: State Of Decay's First Patch Is Causing Problems

    State of Decay, the very successful Xbox Live Arcade game , send out its first patch recently, and it's causing some problems. Basically, the issues that were supposed to be addressed by the patch ( you can check out the patch notes here ), are simply not being addressed. There was some kind of error... More
  • Blog Post: State Of Decay Sells More Than 250,000 Copies In 48 Hours On Xbox Live

    State of Decay, the very recently released Xbox LIve Arcade title, is the second fastest selling Arcade title in the service's history, behind only Minecraft. The game released on Wednesday June 5, and according to developer Undead Labs' blog , the game has already sold more than a quarter of... More
  • Blog Post: Notch's New Typing Game Will Drop Your Confidence

    Typing speed is the writer's equivalent of the weight a bodybuilder can bench press. We compare numbers and have frequent competitions to see who has the nimblest digits. In reality, none of that is true, but if it were, our performance enhancing drug would be Notch's new free browser game, Drop... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox 360's Retail Version Of Minecraft Delayed

    Minecraft is already available on the Xbox 360 through the Xbox LIve Arcade. A retail version of the game was supposed to release on April 30, but it has been pushed back to June. According to Microsoft's Major Nelson, the game has been delayed until June 4 in the interest of including, "the... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Age Of Wonders III In Action

    Triumph Studios showed off some gameplay from its Age of Wonders III title at GDC, and how players can wage holy war against their enemies using the Theocrat class. The developers go through a portion of the game with High Elf Avulas while explaining some of the mechanics like how to research, use skills... More
  • Blog Post: Age Of Wonders III Funded By Minecraft Creator

    Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson was not able to fund a sequel to Psychonauts , but he is funding Age of Wonders III. According to Eurogamer , Persson has provided enough money so that developer Triumph Studios can skip getting a publisher for their new PC game, though that does not... More
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