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#152128 16-Sep-2014 22:53
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http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-one/news/g54175ffc210fa/Microsoft-acquires-Minecraft-and-Mojang-for-US-2.5b/


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  #1130354 16-Sep-2014 23:31
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I think the craze is coming to an end tbh. And how long can they milk a game. And they say they're going to break even middle of next year!

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  #1130361 17-Sep-2014 00:09
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Since Gameplanet is down, linking to the same story, here on Geekzone: 

Microsoft confirms acquisition of Mojang, the company behind Minecraft





 

 

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  #1130363 17-Sep-2014 00:12
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Acquisitions where startups go to die...

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  #1130453 17-Sep-2014 09:25
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Nokia, Skype, now Minecraft... They destroying everything good in this world.

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  #1130456 17-Sep-2014 09:32
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It should be interesting to see what happens, if Microsoft leaves the development team as is mine craft shouldn't die off

However if Microsoft starts inputting there own ideas into the game and cut the original staff then we shall more than likely see the destruction of the game

Which would be sad due to the influx of 12 year olds into other games




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  #1130457 17-Sep-2014 09:36
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benokobi: I think the craze is coming to an end tbh. And how long can they milk a game. And they say they're going to break even middle of next year!


I'm not so sure.  Minecraft is MASSIVELY popular with children, even so far as to be integrated into a lot of primary school classes.  My wife is going to a conference about it this weekend in fact.

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  #1130463 17-Sep-2014 09:41
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solival: Nokia, Skype, now Minecraft... They destroying everything good in this world.


As if Yahoo!, Google, Apple and others didn't buy smaller companies, absorbed technologies and then closed them, leaving existing users in the dust.






 

 

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  #1130473 17-Sep-2014 10:06
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You can also help them decide how to spend it.

http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/2ghddz/if_you_had_25_billion_to_spend_what_would_you/


EDIT: Seems it's not notch's real reddit account, perhaps unsurprisingly, still humourous. :)




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  #1130637 17-Sep-2014 13:07
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Yea Notch's real one doesn't have the dash after it

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  #1133933 22-Sep-2014 17:26
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solival: Nokia, Skype, now Minecraft... They destroying everything good in this world.


lol skypes been crap forever




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