Microsoft has bought Mojang, the creator of Minecraft for $2.5Billion

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  1. T-hug
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    What does this mean for the Minecraft series?
    Will we still get the Vita version!? (j/k - we are ;) )

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  2. Lilith Valentine

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    Well good bye Minecraft, it was nice playing it another product before M$ ruined it.
     
  3. loco365

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    At least you can still down pre-MS snapshots, so there's that going for you.

    Now just wait for the Windows block. You can right-click on it, and it will start a copy of Windows Vista embedded that will crash in 5 minutes due to a lack of resources.
     
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  4. Wellington2k

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    Have fun making Minecraft for the Kinect, Mojang. :P
     
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    Something tells me as a Linux User, that's all I am going to be limited to. It's going to be like skype all over again. Sure we got an update, but it only took a few years.
     
  6. Gahars

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    Mo' money, Mojang.

    In all fairness, there's not really anything to ruin. Plus, like them or not, at least Microsoft has an actual work ethic.
     
  7. Lilith Valentine

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    Considering how they treat Skype and pretty much every product they buy out, I have very little hope of them treating Minecraft any better.
     
  8. WiiCube_2013

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    Hm, Minecraft Kinect edition? I wouldn't mind trying it out.
     
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    now we are gonna have to install the trash called games for windows live client to play minecraft
    I could care less about the outdated console and mobile versions but leave the pc version alone...
     
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    Didn't they sort of stop doing GFWL?
     
  11. WiiCube_2013

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    Stop worrying so much about your pixelated craft game.

    Microsoft has confirmed that the game will stay as a multiplatform so no real changes, unless for PC/XO.
     
  12. DinohScene

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    Doesn't have to be bad news.
    Could also be that MS is just funding Mojang with better resources.

    Also a better source for the news would be this
    It's straight from Mojang self, which I believe more then BBC news.
     
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  13. Lilith Valentine

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    I'd be optimistic, if I didn't know M$'s track record.
     
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    Who wouldn't sell it? With 2.5 billion you can live the life of thousand rich people.
     
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    Not bad for a company that basically has made only one game out of alpha/beta stage. Notch will be netting a good wad of money out of the deal as will probably the rest of the founders. Interestingly they're not going to stay with the company post-MS acquisition:

     
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    MS fucks up everything when they get the development over it.
    Jeb n the rest is still developing Minecraft.

    People just see this as the next "facebook aquires Oculus Rift" case.

    It's about Notch's sanity.
    Not the money.
     
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  17. GameWinner

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    Well..there it is.
     
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    Planet Earth :P
    And m$ gobbles up yet another company and franchise om nom nom lol XD
     
  19. Lilith Valentine

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    You know they said the same thing about Rare, now look them
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    M$ only puts on the illusion that they won't be interfering, but we know that's not true. As soon as people start to settle down, M$ will come and start fucking it up like they always do.
    They've never just sat and let the people they buy out work on their own, they always get in involved and that's where things start going down hill.
     
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    Knowing Mojang, who worked close with MS for 2 years.
    Jeb and Dinnerbone would be extremely lazy and stupid if they'd allow MS to take it over.