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Oculus CEO On Microsoft's Minecraft Acquisition: "How Ironic"

When Oculus was purchased by Facebook for $2 billion earlier this year, Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson famously cut ties with the VR company. Now that Notch has sold his company to Microsoft for $2.5 billion, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe has a little something to say. Read more...

How the gaming community destroys its heroes

Microsoft it announced it was buying Mojang, the developer of indie-game turned phenomenon Minecraft, for $2.5 billion Monday. The same day, Markus "Notch" Persson announced that he was leaving the company, ending a heartfelt note with two very telling sentences. "It’s not about the money. It’s about my sanity." Gaming, like many subcultures, is prone […]

How the gaming community destroys its heroes

Microsoft it announced it was buying Mojang, the developer of indie-game turned phenomenon Minecraft, for $2.5 billion Monday. The same day, Markus "Notch" Persson announced that he was leaving the company, ending a heartfelt note with two very telling sentences. "It’s not about the money. It’s about my sanity." Gaming, like many subcultures, is prone […]

What's wrong with Markus Persson? He sold Minecraft for $2.5B, but sounds SO depressed!

E arlier this year, Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson was at home with a fever when a group of his more vocal customers violently turned against him and Mojang, the gaming company he co-founded, following a clarification of its...Show More Summary

Minecraft Creator Made Billions Then Left the Company For His Own Sanity

Microsoft just announced its $2.5 billion purchase of the company behind Minecraft, the computer game that exploded onto the scene a few years ago and has since gathered a diehard following of devoted fans. Markus "Notch" Persson, the...Show More Summary

Notch Explains Why He Sold Mojang to Microsoft - IGN News

Markus 'Notch' Persson has revealed his reasons for selling Mojang to Microsoft, explaining, "It's not about the money. It's about my sanity."

Minecraft Creator Explains Controversial $2.5 Billion Sale to Microsoft

Markus "Notch" Persson has a message for Minecraft fans. "It's not about the money. It's about my sanity." The post Minecraft Creator Explains Controversial $2.5 Billion Sale to Microsoft appeared first on WIRED.

Markus Persson: ‘I’m Leaving Mojang’

Minecraft creator MarkusNotchPersson: I love you. All of you. Thank you for turning Minecraft into what it has become, but there are too many of you, and I can’t be responsible for something this big. In one sense, it belongs to Microsoft now. Show More Summary

Minecraft Creator Notch and Other Founders Are Leaving Mojang

The announcement from Mojang that it is being bought by Microsoft settled one question: founder Markus Persson, better known as "Notch," is leaving.

Why Minecraft's Creator Is Leaving Mojang

Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson will be leaving Mojang after the company is officially purchased by Microsoft. Persson explained the decision in a very personal blog post.Click To Continue Reading

Why Notch Won't Be Coming With Minecraft To Microsoft

2 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

Markus Persson Minecraft’s creator confirmed Monday that he is selling his monumentally popular game to Microsoft—but he won’t be coming with. Marcus Persson, known as “Notch” in the online gaming community, has always been outspoken about his dislike toward large companies, including Microsoft. Show More Summary

Minecraft Creator Explains Controversial $2.5 Billion Sale to Microsoft

MarkusNotchPersson has a message for Minecraft fans. “It’s not about the money. It’s about my sanity.” On Monday morning, tech giant Microsoft announced that it has acquired Persson’s indie gaming company, Mojang, maker of Minecraft,...Show More Summary

Minecraft’s Notch: ‘I Can’t Be Responsible for Something This Big’

"I can't be responsible for something this big." Read the full text of Minecraft creator Markus Persson's thoughts on selling Mojang to Microsoft for $2.5 billion.

Microsoft Buys Minecraft for $2.5 Billion

The company that makes Minecraft has been sold to Microsoft for $2.5 billion. Minecraft lead developer Markus "Notch" Persson and the two other founders of Mojang announced the sale on the company's blog. "Though we're massively proud of what Minecraft has become, it was never Notch's intention for it to get this big," the company states. Show More Summary

MarkusNotchPersson leaves Mojang and Minecraft after Microsoft sale

"If I ever accidentally make something that seems to gain traction, I’ll probably abandon it immediately."

Microsoft Officially Obtains Minecraft Maker Mojang for $2.5 Billion

Microsoft just announced in a press release that it has acquired Mojang, creators of Minecraft, in a $2.5 billion deal. Furthermore, all three of Mojang's original founders, including Markus "Notch" Persson, will be leaving Mojang following the acquisition. Read more...

Bloomberg: Mojang's Notch 'unlikely' to stay on after MS buyout

If Microsoft's reported attempt to buy Mojang is successful, a Bloomberg source says founder and owner Markus "Notch" Persson is "unlikely" to stay on at the Swedish studio afterwards. According to the source, which Bloomberg notes as a person...

Report: Notch "Unlikely" To Stay At Mojang After Microsoft Sale

In addition to a report yesterday claiming Microsoft was in talks to buy Swedish developers Mojang, Bloomberg now says that according to "a person familiar with Microsoft" Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson will in all likelihood step aside from the company once the sale goes through. Read more...

Microsoft's Phil Spencer accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge in this new video

Xbox head Phil Spencer has accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and successfully recorded himself getting drenched in icy water following a nomination yesterday by Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson. The Ice Bucket Challenge dares...Show More Summary

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