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As soon as it was known that Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson had bought a $70 million mega-mansion in LA, it was only a matter of time before someone recreated it in blocky form. One dedicated player took up the challenge immediately and, in less than 24 hours, had a video up on YouTube c...

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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 "familiar with Microsoft," the two companies are finali...

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Earlier this year, Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson announced that his game would not be coming to Oculus' Rift due to the company's acquisition by Facebook. "Facebook creeps me out," Persson said. It seems those heebie-jeebies are starting to subside though, as a different life crisis h...

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Sharpen your pickaxes and keep an eye out for Creepers as the smash-hit building/exploration sandbox Minecraft is inching ever closer to its PlayStation 4 launch, according to a tweet from developer 4J Studios. "We've handed Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition over to Sony for final test!" reads th...

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The fact that Minecraft users can run their own servers has always been a bit of a double-edged sword - a blocky, low-res sword yes, but one sharp on both sides nonetheless. Players can do just about anything they want on these servers, which is great, but these players also sometimes end up breaki...

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Markus "Notch" Persson's first commercial release since the mega-super-ultra hit Minecraft is a game about horses on a hillside. That makes sense. Cliffhorse puts players in control of a horse in the grassy, hilly wilderness, and it's available to download for Windows right here. The whole idea ...

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Markus Persson has a 10-year plan for Mojang, the company he founded to update Minecraft and help him create new games. In the plan, Persson hopes that Mojang will continue to be profitable, but if it stops, "that's fine," he says. "We just have 10 fun years, and then, the last year, we'd say to...

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The latest online game jam in the popular Ludum Dare series carries the theme "beneath the surface," and recently ended with a total of 2,497 entries, 1,493 of which were created in 48 hours for the two-day competition. One entry comes from Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson, and is called Dr...

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The original, PC version of Minecraft recently reached 15 million in sales, according to a tweet from the game's creator, Markus "Notch" Persson. The game passed 14 million sold on PC in early February, and hit two other sales milestones on other platforms this month: 12 million copies on Xbox 360 ...

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The most surprising thing about the Minecraft intro that featured in last night's Simpsons episode is that it hadn't happened already. The real question, though: Is it better than this user-created version of the Simpsons intro in Minecraft? It's not every day the world's longest-running sitco...

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News of the Oculus-Facebook buyout may have saddened gamers -- including Minecraft maestro Markus "Notch" Persson -- but EVE Online developer CCP is taking the corporate high road. The company, which is polishing a virtual reality action title called EVE: Valkyrie that will be co-published by Oc...

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Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson has revealed that a movie based on the wildly popular sandbox creation game may be headed to theaters at some point in the future. "Someone is trying leak the fact that we're working with Warner Brothers on a potential Minecraft Movie," Persson tweeted. "...

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Markus "Notch" Persson, the creator of Minecraft and all-around high-profile indie game developer, guest starred on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson last night. The two gents talked about the games Notch plays – apparently he's into everything, but he really enjoys Grand Theft Auto ...

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Hold on to your fedoras, everyone – Markus Persson, better known as "Notch" and even better known as "the creator of Minecraft," is making his talk show debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Thursday, November 7. This isn't only the first appearance for Notch on a mainstream t...

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In lieu of his Ludum Dare game, Notch today launched a Unity game called Drop, available online for free. Notch is, of course, the mastermind behind Minecraft, and Drop is a quick exercise in rapid wordsmithery, spinning and catchy tunes. Notch attributes inspiration for Drop to Super Hexagon, the ...

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0x10c, Mojang co-founder and Minecraft inventor Markus Persson's first-person spaceship management game, has been put on the back burner until the developer can rid himself of a "weird creative block," Persson told Polygon. "It's just some kind of weird creative block that's been going on for too l...

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