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Minecraft Breaks Xbox 360 Sales Records
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Microsoft today announced that the Xbox Live Arcade port of the popular indie PC game Minecraft has broken digital sales records for the platform. Minecraft has sold more downloads in its first 24 hours than any other game in Xbox …

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Profitable Within An Hour
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, which is quite possible for Minecraft players, you are no doubt aware of the Xbox 360 version of the seminal indie game that launched this week. The $20 Xbox Live Arcade game sought …

Notch Says EA is Destroying Gaming
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Speaking out on Twitter, Minecraft and indie game producer Notch has said he and other indie game makers are trying to save gaming while “EA is methodically destroying it.” @notchMarkus PerssonEA releases an “indie bundle”? That’s not how that works, …

Notch vs. Pirate Quake 3 Match Delayed

Last week I brought you the fascinating story of how the creator of Minecraft, Markus “Notch” Persson, was challenged to a bout of Quake 3 Arena by a person giving away free copies of Minecraft. The match seemed to be …

Minecraft Creator “Notch” Challenged to Quake 3 by a Pirate
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Independent video game developers have a reputation for responding to and being involved in the communities that love their games. Perhaps no single developer embodies this more than Markus “Notch” Persson. Notch, along with others at Swedish developer Mojang, developed …

Minecraft Maker Creating New Science Fiction Game

Minecraft creator Markus Persson (a.k.a. ‘Notch’) has announced sparse details on a new game he is working on with Swedish indie-game development house Mojang. Some details of the game were made available as an April fool’s joke, but it turns …

Mars Effect Is The Next Game From Minecraft Creator

Notch and his company, Mojang, have been busy developing new ideas after he left Minecraft in the capable hands of Jeb. One of those games was Scrolls which got the company into hot water with Bethesda over its The Elder …

EA Exec Offers to Help Minecraft Commercial Success

In an interview with Gamasutra, Rich Hilleman, Chief Creative Director of Electronic Arts, says Notch and Mojang need help managing Minecraft and wants to put the game on Origin, EA’s platform for purchasing and downloading games. Hilleman acknowledges that Notch …

Minecraft Developer Mojang Takes in $80 Million

Mojang, the Swedish indie-game developer, has taken in $80 million in the 15 months since Minecraft launched. Tim Bradshaw on the tech blog for the Financial Times reports that the company stands to make over $13 Million after taxes. Mojang …

Notch Provides Psychonauts 2 Details

We reported last week that Notch, the creator of Minecraft, offered to fund Psychonauts 2 via Twitter. The Internet gamer population literally exploded with the news. The hype may have gotten a little out of hand, however, and Notch took …

Minecraft Creator Pledges To Fund Psychonauts 2 Over Twitter

Minecraft creator Notch might have pulled the greatest Twitter stunt that the gaming world has ever seen. Many people have given up hope on a sequel to Tim Schafer’s Psychonauts since it would require a substantial investment and many publishers …

Minecraft Made It Hip To Pay For Indie Games

Game piracy is still a big deal and maybe even more for indie titles, but Notch of Minecraft fame doesn’t seem to think so. Speaking to PC Gamer, Notch spoke on whether or not they are still indie developers with …

Minecraft May Speed Up Xbox 360 Title Updates
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There is a wait time between a patch’s completion and it hitting consumers at large. Minecraft on the Xbox 360 may change that. Microsoft may be speeding up the time it takes patches to hit games on the Xbox 360 …

Minecraft Hits The 20 Million Mark

Minecraft users would weigh about 25 percent of the Great Pyramid in Giza. That’s what Minecraft creator Markus Persson (Notch) wanted his fans to know when he announced on Twitter that the game had hit 20 million users. If you’re …