Tag Archives: notch
Fri, Jan 13, 2012 | 00:57 GMT
“Piracy is not a solution to anything,” says Minecraft creator Notch. The Swedish developer has never really hidden his views on piracy. Summarised, the Minecraft creator considers software theft a “minor offense” overall, something on par with jaywalking or littering.
It’s not really surprising then, that when a fan commented that he loved the game but couldn’t afford a copy for himself, the creator suggested that he “just pirate it“. Almost as an afterthought, “don’t forget to feel bad.”
Mon, Nov 21, 2011 | 02:51 GMT
Ahead of the full game’s release today, Nathan Grayson takes look at how Minecraft changed the games industry whilst still in its infancy, and how it will further continue to revolutionise it in the future.
Fri, Oct 07, 2011 | 18:05 BST
Dragons are coming to Minecraft, and Notch has posted some shots of the creatures through here, pics. As G4 noted, textures for the critters haven’t been implemented yet, but you get the idea of what they will look like plain enough. Enjoy.
Tue, Oct 04, 2011 | 10:36 BST
Mojang founder Markus “Notch” Persson has admitted it had offered to give up the trademark for Scrolls for Zenimax, as well as deciding to add a subtitle to at the end.
Fri, Sep 30, 2011 | 14:41 BST
The full version of Minecraft will be released on November 18, and before that happens, “two more major features” will be added to the game, according to Notch. Mojang plans to have all content development finished by October 18, so that the time remaining can be focused on fixing any issues such as bugs and the like. After release, the team plans to start work on future updates. Get more over on Notch’s blog. Thanks, G4.
Tue, Sep 27, 2011 | 15:48 BST
Wed, Sep 21, 2011 | 05:05 BST
Those scary new Endermen that were only just introduced to Minecraft have already had their powers turned down a notch (ha. Geddit?), which shouldn’t make them less terrifying, but will make them less annoying. Subtle difference, that – but a crucial one.
Thu, Sep 15, 2011 | 03:04 BST
After a slightly protracted development schedule and a pre-release leak, the massive Adventure Update (1.8) has arrived for Minecraft.
Sat, Sep 10, 2011 | 22:07 BST
It’s that time again, only it’s Saturday.
Tue, Sep 06, 2011 | 18:52 BST
A video for the Adventure update to Minecraft has been released, and we’ve got it posted below for you courtesy of Shack. Mojang plans on releasing the update on September 8 which will include various fixes, new enemies, achievements, crafting recipes, a Creative mode, mod support updates, multiplayer lists and tons more.
Sat, Aug 27, 2011 | 18:48 BST
Minecraft’s next update is in the works, and a few early details on it have been posted online from PAX Prime, which is going on this weekend in Seattle.
Wed, Aug 17, 2011 | 21:58 BST
Time for a second batch of shorts to get your gamescom afternoon rolled up.
Mon, Aug 08, 2011 | 00:01 BST
Despite outsourcing its development, Mojang has revealed Minecraft’s Xbox Live Arcade release will begin life as a beta, just like its PC progenitor. Xbots: get on board, stat.
Sat, Aug 06, 2011 | 20:27 BST
“EA came to see us. I think they had plans, but picked up the vibe. Nothing’s been said since – it’s all very high politics. I play their games, and they make great games, but we are too far from each other. They can make their games, and I’ll buy them. We’ll make ours, and they can buy them. Not the property – that’s ours. But they can play it like everyone else.” – Minecraft creator Markus Persson on his meeting with EA CEO John Riccitiello, via Develop.
Fri, Aug 05, 2011 | 21:55 BST
Fri, Aug 05, 2011 | 11:26 BST
Notch has just said on Twitter that Minecraft has now sold 3 million units. Here’s the tweet: “Minecraft just sold its third million copy!” Amazing. The game first launched bare bones in 2009, with the full version launching on November 11 and an Xbox 360 version to follow this holiday season.
Wed, Aug 03, 2011 | 18:42 BST
Minecon is a go, and the Minecraft convention will take place on November 18 and 19 to coincide with the launch the game’s full release.
Fri, Jul 29, 2011 | 09:33 BST
Ah, humility. Sometimes, it earns you the respect and admiration of your peers. Other times, it makes you more pleasant to be around. Other other times, it gets you free stuff. This, happily, is the latter situation. The humblest of all known indie bundles (we can’t account for space or other dimensions) has introduced a free Minecraft pass to its already formidable lineup. From now until August 14, you’ll have your own set of keys to Notch’s block-by-block opus. So then, you should toss a few coins in the bundle’s cap. After all, considering that it’s earned more than $500,000 already, it has to be doing something right.
Tue, Jul 19, 2011 | 11:15 BST
Markus “Notch” Persson has said that 360 version of Minecraft was being made so it could work a lot better on consoles.
Thu, Jun 30, 2011 | 14:49 BST