Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Microsoft Says It Will Pay $2.5 Billion for Company That Created Minecraft - NYTimes.com

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"One person who will not stick around to see what changes lie in store for the game, however, is Minecraft’s creator, Markus Persson. Mr. Persson — better known by his gamer tag Notch — wrote in an unusually candid blog post exactly why he would leave Mojang after the closing of the deal, which is expected late this year.

Rather than engage in fist-bumping or writing a missive to users about how selling his baby will only expand Minecraft’s horizons, Mr. Persson sounded as if he were having a large tumor excised from his body. He described the pressures of being the figurehead of such a big and influential game as too much for him to bear."
Microsoft Says It Will Pay $2.5 Billion for Company That Created Minecraft - NYTimes.com
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