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XBOX WON
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>>263659975
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>>263660081
what is that face supposed to even mean?
What game is that?
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>they'll still be releasing minecraft stuff on sony consoles
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>>263659975
No, mojang won, only people who still play are leddit, hardcore players whom have already lost their money to it, and 10 yr old kids who play it on their mom's phone
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It's really not worth that much money and minecraft already reached it's peak. I have no idea how Microsoft manage to make more money than they lose.
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>>263659975
what does this mean for the PS4 version?
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>>263660397
It means Microsoft will now profit off minecraft on other platforms.
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>>263660364
>It's really not worth that much money and minecraft already reached its peak
>it's not really worth that much money
>already reached its peak
>Minecraft
>not worth much money
>at its peak
Sonyggers everyone
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>>263659975
>>>XBone
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kek, minecraft was always shit.
They did the right thing making tomb raider exclusive. They should've bought rights to resident evil, battle field or something major.

>>263660225
Street fighter 4
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>>263660397
Obviously it's still coming out, but expect only the Xbone version to get updates.
if the Playstation version is lucky, it will get updates a year late.
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>>263660594

That word will get you banned around here, just saying. Maybe you can discuss like an adult later.
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>>263660594
>Xniggers

Never change.
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>>263660594
why do you assume its a sonygger?
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Does anybody else feel bad for Mojang employees?

Can you imagine your leaders all ditching you to Microsoft in the name of money?

This depresses me a lot. Those poor people.
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>>263659975
the sony tears in this thread.
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>>263659975
No. Minecraft will now die just like Rare did.
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I remember when they bought Rare for near 400 million. I had a nice laugh.

Now I just cringe.

Dibs on calling Minecraft 2 a steaming pile of turds.
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>Minecraft 2
>written in C++ by MS
>has a mod API and actual content
Well, one can always dream. In reality it's probably gonna be an Xbone exclusive and have no mods, only DLC.
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>>263660889
i still feel bad that notch started because of OUR interest in his game, and then abandoned us and our legitimate criticisms in favor of the reddit hugbox where nobody will ever tell him he's wrong
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>>263660807
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>>263660364

You would've been saying the same thing over 10 years ago if you were above 18 and Pokemon RBYG was out.
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>Playing minecraft on a console/phone
Fuck off.
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>>263660889
all meaningful things done by mankind are done in the name of money. even shit like the LHC that's supposedly "strictly for knowledge" only exists because conglomerates want to seize that knowledge for new ways of profit. why is this still surprising to you?
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>>263659975
Couldn't give a rats ass about minecraft.

I just hope Microsoft doesn't fuck with Scrolls before it's released because I'm actually having fun with it.
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>>263660594
The game would have to triple the amount of sales it has made in its entire lifespan for Microsoft to break even on their investment, let alone profit.
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>>263659975

guess what microsoft did to rare, OP?

:(
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>>263661302

You really doubt the ability of children to lap this shit up don't you?
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>>263660364
>Microsoft won't be able to make any money on it
Two words:

>Micro.
>Transactions.
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>>263660364
>how Microsoft manage to make more money than they lose.

overpriced software
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>>263659975
Minecraft only got popular because of gaming bloggers. Now that the cat is out of the bag that they're all frauds... why would anyone want to buy minecraft?
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>buy a one hit wonder studio
>good choice
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>>263660296
Yeah, at a later date, unoptimized too run better on xbone(fuel the fire), all DLC will either be ONLY xbox or first on xbox.
Anything not xbone360 will be barebone shit.
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>>263661579
Minecraft got popular because /v/. We made it run viral.
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>>263660807
>>>/NeoGAF/
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Sony counters by buying Dwarf Fortress maker Toady One for $3 million. He lives the rest of his days in slavery working in a factory in Japan.
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>>263661039

Well, it gave him 2 billions, so I'm sure he's not crying too much.


Also, what the fuck. 2 billions, at a point where anybody who would ever want Minecraft on any platform that they own has it? How the fuck is that going to pay itself back? It's not like they shit out success games after games, they only have that one who's a really big thing. That is such a bizarre buy at such a ridiculous price.

Congrats on Notch for winning life and contributing to MS' long line of recent dumb, dumb gaming ideas
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I pirated the game, played for like 2 hours. Uninstalled and never looked back.

Why do people think this is a good game anyway?
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>MOJANG DOESN'T OWN MINECRAFT NOTCH DOES
THEY WANT MOJANG FOR MARKETING VALUE
>MOJANG DOESN'T OWN MINECRAFT NOTCH DOES
THEY WANT MOJANG FOR MARKETING VALUE
>MOJANG DOESN'T OWN MINECRAFT NOTCH DOES
THEY WANT MOJANG FOR MARKETING VALUE
>MOJANG DOESN'T OWN MINECRAFT NOTCH DOES
THEY WANT MOJANG FOR MARKETING VALUE
>MOJANG DOESN'T OWN MINECRAFT NOTCH DOES
THEY WANT MOJANG FOR MARKETING VALUE
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>>263661736
Mojang is going to be turned into a publishing branch. Every 13 year old knows about minecraft and thus Mojang. The marketing potential is huge
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>>263661510
This is obviously what they're going to do as most people who are interested in the game has bought the game already. Forcing micro-transaction "DLC" blocks, items, monster packs and such will create enormous revenue for M$. Especially when those are Microsoft exclusive for a month or two.

You might not buy their shit, but speak with a ten year old kid and you can bet he'll beg his parents up, down, left and right to acquire those DLCs. They'll make a fortune on that and Minecraft merchandise. Think of it like Lego, it's gonna sell like a motherfucker.
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Remember Rare?
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>>263661969
Bullshit, everyone and their mother know that Mojang is a 1 hit wonder. Without Minecraft, they are nothing.
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>>263661969
Notch is gone
http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/09/15/notch-on-leaving-mojang-its-about-my-sanity
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>>263659975
>$2.5 Billion on Mojang
A game company that only has 3 games with only 1 notable game. (Minecraft)
Unless they pull out "Minecraft 2 : Electric Boogaloo", the popularity and community of the game is only going to go down.
Buying the company would be reasonable but not at $2.5 billion.
Though Microsoft has already made micro transactions for the game, so I guess if people keep buying skins and textures then they can profit.
>XBOX WON
It's not like Minecraft is only going to be playable on Microsoft hardware, there is still little reason to buy an Xbone unless you are a helmet wearing 11 year old.
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>>263661969
Any source on this? This would be fucking retarded to do.
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>>263661914

lel, you act like there isn't an ever-expanding market for minecraft.

little fucking kids will be playing this shit for a decade.
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>>263660701
>>263660821

>Paranoia

Never change

At a silky smooth 20FPS
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>>263659975

Isn't maojang a complete flash in the pan anomaly? Notch and maojang have no track record of quality or success besides a beta becoming viral. I'd be hard pressed to attribute much of their work to it'd popularity. Is Microsoft attempting to assassinate minecraft? Attempt to wring the cash out of mine crafts dying corpse? Or, the least likely, attempt to use maojang for creative development ?
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>>263661969
>>263662438
>buy Mojang
>Notch leaves with the rights to Minecraft
That would be funny.
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i thought it was illegal to buy people?
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>Microsoft make Minecraft 2
>kids force their moms to buy anything titled Minecraft 2, no matter what
>Xbone/Winphone/Win8 exclusive
>it's shit and even the most severe Minecraft autists hate the new one

A clusterfuck of tortanic proportions is headed for us.
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>>263661957

Same. I guess you have to be autistic to enjoy it. It's also the worst optimized game I've ever tried.

Java? Really?
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I have a question.

How much would other companies cost?

Like how much would a buy for Ninja Theory, Insomniac, Sumo Digital, Obsidian Cost?

Couldn't they have bought like 3 of these companies instead?
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>>263662625
No, Mojang is of no use to minecraft, they were buying solely the Minecraft name. Microsoft will run this series into the ground. Either that, or Minecraft 2 will be in development hell.
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Earlier this year, I worked at a hotel, and I swear I saw at 4 or 5 new kids sitting in the lobby or in the lounge playing Minecraft on their tablets all day every day. That shit is like crack to young children.
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>>263661969
> Notch is now gone

So... is there anyone left at Mojang?
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>>263659975
$2.5 Billion? Those morons ended up paying half a motherfucking billion more for that shit? Are you for real?
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>>263660296
no they will not, we all know how this will play out, ms will play goody goody with sony and apple until the license is up for renewal and then they will say "we did not feel there was a point in keep it on so many platforms when we can have a more streamlined experience on xbox one, 360, and pc" screen cap this post you know it to be true, unless notch gave sony and apple life time licenses they will be delisted when the license expires
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So Minecraft 2 announced at E3 2016 right?
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>>263659975

So rather than spending $2.5 billion on multiple games for the xbone, ms would rather spend it on buying a shitty game that is already on many platforms and a dev that hasn't released any finished products? Looks like xbox sure has a promising future.
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>>263662942
If those companies were worth anything, sure.
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>>263659975
> Creative force behind what made it leaves the same day
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What a bunk investment
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>>263661502
We sell those where I work
The first time I saw them I was awed at the fact people can't just fucking use a wikipedia, specially when most phones can use the internet

I always crush them in my MHE
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>>263663786
Honestly a lot of people, including myself, thoguht MS would buy them, and then fire them all.
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>>263662438
>get 2.5$ billion fucking dollars
>nah guys it's totally not the money, I just can't handle the responsibility
>probably going on vacation for the rest of his life
At least don't lie about the fucking reason
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Couldn't they buy Crytec or EA or some shit for that kind of money?

Makes me wonder how much money they money hatted for TR2.
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>>263663428

>microshit making good decisions fucking ever.

Nope. I think the last good idea they had was windows 7 and I pirated that shit anyways. From a company that releases a good OS every 5 years they sure do know how to suck a mean dick.
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>>263664096

Pretty fucking much. All this humble shit makes me sick to my stomach. Like hell that guy will ever make something as popular as autismcraft again.
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>>263663428
Minecraft is a good purchase, since there are a lot of filthy casuals interested in that, but not for that much money, holy shit.
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Why the fuck were they thinking. For that money you could fund around ~15 AA games.
It's like they are trying to dig their grave even deeper.
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>>263662942
>How much would other companies cost?

It really depends on the jurisdiction where both companies are located.

Issues with trade departments and employment protection for workers, pensions, liabilities and assets, legal status of company directors, legal due diligence, insurance, how the company is acquired(merger, business transfer, asset sale, share sale) etc

If Notch gets even 10% of a billion dollars in the next 3 years he'll be a lucky man. The paper work that these sort of deals require take half a decade or more to pass through the legal system that involves international trade.
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just think about all the games microsoft could have funded the development of with that money

every franchise you ever loved could have been brought back

a hundred new franchises could be born

Xbox one could have literally hundreds of amazing exclusives made and go down in history as the greatest console of all time cementing microsofts place in the industry

instead autismblocks 2 will be on xbox
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>>263664907
>For just 100 million dollars, a new amazing Banjoo game coulda been made
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>>263660364
They dont need to make the money back from minecraft purchases alone.

Its to make the xbox brand stronger.
If they start messing with minecraft to make the xboner version the best one then kids around the world will want to have that specific version.

If they buy the boner for that then the trojan horse is planted and you got a new generation of Xbox fans after they managed to alienate the previous ones.
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GUYS GUYS!!
what if...just IF microsoft buys minecraft and adds a lot of new shit to it?
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>>263660701

*Tips console*
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>>263664660
Guess what impresses shareholders more:

150 AAA games or the purchase of the most successful video game currently on the market.
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>>263665178
Why would they do that?
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>>263664907
Wasn't the Kinect debacle enough to make you realize they don't give a flying fuck about hardcore gamers? They just want filthy casual money, and Autismcraft would had been a great IP for that, if they had payed like a half of what they ended up paying.
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>>263665346
dunno, maybe they are bored
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>>263665178

>minecraft user created mods as paid DLC
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>Mojang
>2.5 Billion
This can't be real right? Those are some unreal numbers.
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>xbone bombing so hard they have to gamble $2.5 billion on a single IP
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>>263659975
Oh microsoft, always late to the party.
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>give low budget companies like piranha bytes/Larian Studios $100M for them to make the best game of their lives, and make them exclusive
>suddendly 25 new exclusives
OR
>give $2.5B to the most overrated developer ever for 1 game.
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>>263660701
>Skillet
Holy shit wat
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>>263659975

>Microsoft buys minecraft

MAKE WAY FOR

D
L
C
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>>263665384
They have to cater to "Hardcore gamers" soon just like ninty did they've lost most of the dudebros and casuals
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>>263665384
wasnt the kinect debacle enough to show them the casual shit is not worthwhile

autismblocks would have been good if they got it for 500m a couple of years ago before it was available on every other device ever
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>>263660701
>Manga lover
>Sony hater
>Microsoft fanboy
Does not compute.
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I really want to hear their reasoning behind this shit.
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>>263659975
Mojang won.

the fuck are they gonna do with that IP? it's old as shit at this point and Mojang knew it.
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>>263659975
How in the fuck is Minecraft worth $2.5 billion? Jesus christ Notch must be swimming in money.
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Now I doubt we'll even see that Mod API released.

All abourd the Minetest/Freeminer train!
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>>263659975

so Microsoft spent $2.5 billion for Minecraft rights. how the hell will they get back that cash and profit too ? so they will stop making free updates for current Minecraft and just start making Minecraft 2.0 ? and sell DLC every month ?
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>>263665191
>>263660701
I want to see a wrestling match between these two to determine the future of console gaming
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>>263666078
>billions of dollars invested in xbone development and launch
>bombs so hard even the Wii U is outselling it
>desperately need something that sells consoles no matter the cost
It's the last straw
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fuck you guys

if microsoft actually fixes this game then what

its not like minecraft is the pinnacle of game development- it has had no meaningful updates since oct 2010

what if minecraft becomes the game we sought under microsofts desperate attempt to stay relevant
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>>263666269

>He doesn't know about tax loopholes and off shoring
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>>263661510
>>You don't have enough diamonds? I have quite the polarizing solution for that.
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Notch should use liek 500 million to pay a dev team to create the game of his dreams.
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>>263666406
>if microsoft actually fixes this game
Heh, you fucking wish.
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>>263665178
but

Mojang has been adding new shit to the game constantly

you're acting like they just abandoned it completely
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Mods made Minecraft what it is and the community is already dying

If MS wants MC2 to be a success they have to get really close with their customers a thing we know they cant do
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How long until the console Minecraft DLC gets ported to PC

Ohhhh boyyyyy
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Does this mean minecraft is an American game?
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>>263666581
>Mojang has been adding new shit to the game constantly
None of which actually fleshed the stale gameplay that has been almost the exact same shit since alpha.
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$2.5 Billion? The things you could do for the poor guys in africa.
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>>263666269
They don't care about profiting off this IP. The main point was keeping it off of other platforms and not having the game become open source.

They've been fighting a war on open source licenses in software calling it a cancer for decades now. The idea that the most popular video game loved by hundreds of millions of young adults could become public domain and open source made them shit their pants and buy it outright. They would have gladly spent 20 billion to avert the disaster of having an entire generation become interested in open source software.
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>>263666331
Yes, but minecraft? Why would anyone buy it on XBONE?

>everybody probably have it already because it can run on a toaster
>controller
>no easy mods

Do they really expect people to by an XBONE just for that?
Are they going to market it with the usual "now in your living room, big tv, couch" arguments they usually have and expect people to fall for that? I just can't comprehend.
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>lost money on xbone sale
>spend extra 2bil on a block game
#winning
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>>263666729
Who the fuck plays minecraft for the gameplay? When I play minecraft, I go into creative mode and build shit.
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>>263659975
>MS buys one hit wonder studio for 2.5 billions.

Can you imagine Phil Fish jealousy right now ?
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Minecraft 2 prepackaged with Windows 9
or exclusive for Windows 9 maybe
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>They expect to break even by June 5th
AHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
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>>263666406

Microsoft can actually act as a great resource for developers. They have a track record of keeping developers on schedule and under budget.

Case in point: Destiny.

Compare Halo to Destiny, for example.
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>post-peak Minecraft is officially worth more than Oculus
>there are idiots who still think it was a good business decision
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I wonder if that clause about pre-Beta members getting free DLC for life will still apply because I can feel that shit coming.
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>Be billionaire
>Live in feminazi shithole where they send men to prison for buying prostitutes
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>>263666814
Nothing because those niggers cant do shit on their own and are nothing but money sponges
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>>263659975
>fire 18000 employees
>spend 2.5 billion on minecraft
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>>263659975
The western industry besides some good devs in Europe is the embodiment of cancer.
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>>263666837
Minecraft audience.
They will buy anything.
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>>263666926
>I will make Fez 2 if M$ promises to buy it

I hope he'll kill himself from being so jelly
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>>263659975
Good, they can keep that autistic shit.
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>>263665895
Nah, they totally gave up on them at this point. Nintendo kept publishing games for their core fanbase even during the Wii phase, so it's not the same.

>>263666030
Exactly, casual gaming is worthwhile to make some quick cash while the fad remains, not to invest such a ridiculous amount of money in it.
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>>263667176
I forgot about this.
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>>263659975
>2.5 billion

Jesus. ANY ONE OF US COULD HAVE MADE THAT SHITTY GAME.
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>>263667272
>tfw you didnt
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>>263666269
Advertisement and Merchandising mostly. You know those toys/plushies you see for minecraft? Now you can expect tv shows, action figures, more apps related to it, and a movie
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There's no fucking way Microsoft will get that money back. Mojang is a one-trick poney, and Minecraft sales will inevitably stagnate.
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>>263667235
But, but they already have it. It's not like there's gonna be a sequel or anything. Unless they clump together a bunch of mods and sell it as a special edition or something, then I can see it happening.
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How are Microsoft planning to monetise this? I presume they can't pull the game from PS4 or PS3.
Are they going to make a sequel? Would it ever provide more value than Minecraft already does modded? Why didn't they just make a superior clone with their own IP for much cheaper?
>>263666581
>>263666878
Imagine if they worked really hard on the world generation and made proper river or mountain formations, more varied biomes. Something to inspire a broader scope of creativity...
There's so much they didn't do with Minecraft it's embarrassing and Mojang should be ashamed. They never even supported modding properly.
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>>263660364
You're kidding me right?

Minecraft is the new Tetris, it's here to stay as long as they keep tweaking and updating it for modern audiences. I guarantee kids who aren't even born yet will play minecraft at some point, it's THE building/crafting/creating game. It's like saying LEGO reached it's peak 10 years after they created lego. Trust me, Minecraft is here to stay.
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>>263667420
All we had to do is steal code from Infiminer.

Fuck this gay Earth.
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>>263667001
Minecraft IP is worth money and will sell for many years.
Oculus hasn't proven itself to be a money maker yet and could be made obsolete overnight when a better product comes a long. Which will happen.
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>>263661510
>Inb4 MS get a class-action suit from the EU courts, because little Mohammed is using mom's welfarecheck card
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>>263667494
>It's not like there's gonna be a sequel or anything.
Of course there's gonna be a sequel, and it'll be bone exclusive. That's the whole point. The problem is the absurdly amount of money they paid for it.
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>>263666970
Yes Halo with the copy and paste levels that feels like you're wading through an invisible ocean of mashed potatoes in order to slow down the frame rate.
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>>263667639
>microsoft
>"inspire a broader scope of creativity"

are we talking about the same company
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>>263667639
>How are Microsoft planning to monetise this?
It's a long term investment.
All those kids that are currently addicted to Minecraft will grow up and Microsoft will be there to make more money out of them.
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>>263667715

Lesson learned, it's not new groundbreaking shit that makes the most money it's the copied and simplified shit.
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>>263667487

Based on what? The fact that you got tired of it?

There are children yet to have even been CONCEIVED that will be playing minecraft, five or six years from now. This shit will be the next Pokemon.
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>>263667463
>movie
Oh god it's going to be a pixelated shitty copy of Lego movie.
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>>263667250
We'll see by the 2016 mark that'll be the peak of the PS4/Bone at that point the games SHOULD be coming or have came
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>>263659975
Holy shit.

2.5 billion dollars for Minecraft.
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>>263663070
The worst thing is that its worth 350 million dollars.
Notch probably gave them a number he thought impossible and when it was too late to take it off the table, MS bought it.
"Well. I guess I'm going to take a permanent vacation"
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>>263659975
Isn't Minecraft way past its prime?
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>>263659975
They should have bought it before minecraft was sold in a billion copies. Whatever I hope they give minecraft to people who actually care and I can continue playing in on Windows.
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They could have just used that money to sell the xbone $100 cheaper than the PS4.
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>>263660364
You guys forgot about the whole Minecraft Realms shit. Plenty of people are willing to pay for a little private server on a shitty cloud in Sweden or wherever.
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>>263667646
>Minecraft is the new Tetris

And what a huge hit Tetris 2 and 3 were! People kept buying the same game almost every single console generation since it was released!
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>>263659975
>they've spend enough money to make 50 AAA games
>just to buy a game that's already on their platform
Literally why. Wouldn't it be better to make 50 exclusive XBONE games if you have 2,5 billion to "invest"?
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>>263668029
Kids play it on tablets and laptops, not Xboners.
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>>263667870
next pokemon? more like digimon m8
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>>263660225
Street fighter 4. Some guy move swapped a bunch of characters. That's what happened when he put a cammy skin on Oni
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>>263667843
All those kids will grow up, get into game development and make better games than minecraft.
>>263667825
Those were my hopes for what Mojang would do with it. I don't trust Microsoft to do it either. I don't know what they can bring to the IP.

Why hasn't anyone made a better minecraft than minecraft yet? Imagine if they got the physics of stuff right, for a start. The way water works can't be the best solution.
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>>263668139
microsoft board members don't care, minecraft sells like hotcakes and now they own it
thse are the same people who wanna sells xbox to another company
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>buy a shitty company for 2.5B
>everyone leaves the company
>Now its just a name
>games don't come out from thin air
>invest 500M more
>implying it will ever bank 3B in profit
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>>263668240
Honestly, Mojang was just lazy and considering the modding scene, they probably thought their job was done as far as most of minecraft goes.
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>>263668240
>Why hasn't anyone made a better minecraft than minecraft yet?
There are plenty of Minecraft clones out there, some even open-source. It's that they don't have a professional staff LOL maintaining it and an unlimited budget like Minecraft does.
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>>263668121
You are absolutely retarded
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Minecraft 2 is coming, it's so fucking obvious.

Obviously not coming to PS4 though
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>>263668407
but they never even bothered to make things easier for the modders. People were begging for an API for years.
Fuck I'm just annoyed that Mojang have been valued so much when they were at best negligent, at worst, talentless and incapable.
>>263668556
Well that's it I guess. It thrives on the modding scene. Would a minecraft sequel really work?
Does minecraft really have a decade or more in it?
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>>263667105
Isn't Sweden the world capital of little brown wife importation ?

I also find funny that within months of turning billionare he never became single again.
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>>263668727
I don't think they will make a Minecraft 2.

I think Minecraft itself is a thing now, like Lego, or Tetris. People will just play it for many many years to come. They'll just tweak it and update it. They might make special versions like Halo Minecraft or something but Minecraft is going to just be it's own thing.
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>>263668727
Speaking of PS4, will M$ get money from the PS4 Minecraft games sold from now on or what?
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spoilers
they actually lost.
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>>263668773
>Does minecraft really have a decade or more in it?
Without an actual mod plugin support with user-friendly scripting? I doubt it.
Especially since mods now are hard-coded and every game update breaks them.
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>>263668187

top kek, it's essentially the number one game on Xbox live, aside from whatever flavor of the week just got released. It's been in the top three for at least a year now.
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>>263668316
Yeah, but 50 AAA exclusives would literally win the generation for them. If they have this kind of money, how the hell do they not have any exclusives?
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>>263659975
Why would you but a one hour wonder though
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>>263668060
There are laws against predatory pricing and dumping. Selling xbones $100 cheaper would result much more money lost in anti trust legal battles, lawsuits and the PR disaster of being considered to be involved monopolistic in practices again.

>>263668696
Right, it's not a one hit wonder but a classic that will stand the test of time. We know this because it's been out for a whole 4 years already. More than enough time to extrapolate how popular it'll be decades into the future. I mean gaming fads are simply unheard of, you have farmville, angry and flappy bird games that are worth billions as IPs years later.
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>>263660889

Why would anyone feel bad for them? They're all super rich now.
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>>263669252

>implying Notch won't jew them out of billions.
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>>263661007
the only good post so far
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>>263669252
They'll be unemployed in a year or two. The same thing happened with Nokia not to long ago.

Microsoft is interested in the brand name not the people involved in making it.
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>>263669139
Every course of action other than staying the course and fixing what they've seems like a massive risk.
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>release a graphically unimpressive game coded in Java with extreme appeal to autists and people with other disabilities
>promise to support it thoroughly by releasing updates every Friday
>stop halfway
>take a vacation every other weekend
>walk away with 2.5 billion smackaroos

This is the future we chose.
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>>263669194
Microsoft don't bring new content to the games industry though. They never have. They just purchase content and get folks to make more of it.
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>>263669791
Man, why is that couch so sad?
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>>263668952
I wonder what would happen if 'Lego 2' was released
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>>263670110

So, basically, they're a game publisher?
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>>263670140
it would probably flop

people don't like change, Minecraft has such a solid base that people just want little changes here and there, and they'll take it from there with their own creativity and modding.
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>>263668209
why is there no webm for this scene.
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>>263670110
So? 2,5 billion would buy you quite a few AAA studios, enough to put MS on par with Sony in terms of exclusives.
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>>263670225
Yeah, but they toe the EA line from a few years ago. Acquire and incorporate. Churn out the IP.
>>263670579
They would never encourage a AAA studio to create something new though. They would just want more of what's currently big.
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>>263670724

But they are creating new AAA studios.

http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2014/08/21/new-microsoft-first-party-studios-outed/

>There are people who think Microsoft doesn't have enough cash to do both.
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>>263670140
Lego changed over the years.
It's no longer the toy you grew up with.
It's casualized
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So, if they can throw 2.5 billion on notch, why not just buy some other companies and make their games exclusive?
In fact i'm still surprised there are companies that don't belong to either MS, Sony or Nintendo.
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>Xbox division is still in the red
>Minecraft has made $240 million in 2012
>Minecraft has made $124 million in 2013
>Microsoft spent 5 times the earnings of Minecraft to buy Mojang

This is honestly the most retarded business decision ever made.
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>>263670140
>I wonder what would happen if 'Lego 2' was released

It was called Lego Technic and out of it came Mindstorm and Bionicle.

>>263670305
>it would probably flop

It was a huge success and spawned several other successful brands as mentioned above.
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Eh MS has spent worse
hell they lost all their earnings from the 360 05-09 from buying a tech company that was actually a bust for them.

The sad part for me that is that no matter how much they spend they'll never run out and if they truly desperately needed money they'll just call apple for a quick buck.
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>>263671023
Because Japanese companies aren't cheap whores. They value their work over money.
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They bought Minecraft so they can make Minecraft 2
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>>263670821
Fair enough. Anyway I want to back off from smack talking microsoft too much because it's probably not fair. It's just how I see it.
My favourite Microsoft games don't really exist anymore. AoE etc.
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>>263670891
How? It builds itself now?
It was always casual. Except for the Technic stuff. That shit's hardcore.
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>>263659975
I´m happy that owners of the shitbox finally have a game to play on it.
Just be happy for those casuals for ones, will you /v/?
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>>263671212
Capcom values neither.
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>>263671097
It never replaced Lego though lol you're kidding me right. Are you literally fucking retarded?
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>>263660701
>Average Apple hater
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>>263671096
>>Microsoft spent 5 times the earnings of Minecraft to buy Mojang
It's actually not too unreasonable. The will make their money back in at least 5 years or so (From the movie, and LEGOs and merch)

Although, MS is retarded and says THEY WILL BREAK EVEN FROM THIS DEAL BY JUNE 5TH 2015.

That's retarded.
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>>263671096
Those are the people that seriously expected to sell over 400 million XBones. They ARE literally retarded.
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>>263671247
It doesn't hurt to step on them anymore.
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It's Mojang as a whole not Minecraft.

Probably going to do some shit with them for win8 or one of their mobile platforms, that isn't a game.
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>>263671097
That's not a lego 2, it didn't release as a replacement for lego, it was nothing more than a spinoff and was never expected to be more successful than lego itself which it never did OBVIOUSLY.

They could do some Minecraft spinoffs but none would be more successful than Minecraft itself, and Minecraft will always remain as it's base that players will always return to, that's my prediction at least.
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What ever happened to all the Minecraft rip offs?

Like the one on Xbox 360, where the guy claimed he made the game before Minecraft was out or some shit, but was lying out his ass.
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>>263659975
seriously though, before this I assumed the Minecraft fad must be drawing to a close.
it's all about 'horror' games now in this youtube driven gaming market.
microsoft are about 2 years too late for such a massive aquisition. no way they can make $2.5 billion back from minecraft unless they have some plan to make Minecraft Xtreme which becomes the absolute best selling piece of media the world has ever seen.
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>>263659975
so much for notch taking a stand "on principle" for minecraft to never come to win8
lol
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I wish you guys would just celebrate the continuing downfall of terrible console makers

why get exasperated, just enjoy it

the more losers that fall down, the more obvious it becomes that true PC games, not console ports, are the future of gaming
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>>263671247
Highly specialized parts that make for better looking models but are less useful to create something of your own design with.
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>Microsoft purchases one trick pony company

good job, now time to milk mnecraft for all that it's worth, because nothing else comes from that company
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>>263671461

Nigger, learn to offshore. Microsoft is technically based in Ireland while Mojang is in Sweden. Microsoft's using off-shore money to pay it.

Through various tax loopholes and accounting jewery, they should have made it back by next year. It's practically a free deal.
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>microsoft + minecraft
>winning
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Didn't the person who made the music for Minecraft only get like 10,000 dollars or some shit?

I bet he must be mad as fuck.
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>>263671247
Number of pieces are constantly decreasing and the pieces themselves are becoming larger.

>LEGO, a company teetering precariously on the premise that kids want to be creative, has been struggling with exactly that conundrum for just over a decade. As recently as 1990, the standard box of LEGO bricks contained anywhere from 500 to 1000 pieces. Through sales research, focus groups and peer review, LEGO now believes such a set is way, way too complex. Let's dial it back a bit: not only do children not have the patience to gather together all the required parts for a castle, or boat, or car -- there isn't enough space in their tiny, ridiculous brains to previsualize long-term plans, imagine new forms, or create the requisite custom shapes.

>As a response to this trend, LEGO decreased the number of pieces in each box. Instead of grappling with a full one-hundred pieces to build that Kentucky Fried Chicken or Starbucks Coffee, now you only need ten. And look: these pre-fab green umbrella straws snap directly into the miniature espresso machine -- you don't even gotta build 'em. LEGO bricks have gotten bigger, as well: the size of each block in a set has increased steadily over time in direct proportion to your child's inability to manipulate his backwards, clumsy-ass ham hands. Who needs hours of unnecessarily complicated finger work when you're trying to develop your motor skills?

http://www.rotten.com/library/conspiracy/kid-marketing/

>>263671394
>>263671592
It didn't replace Lego because the market didn't react as they expected. It was their intention though.
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>>263671096
By that rate they'll make it back in 10 years. Plus merchandise and other potential shit. Also cockblocking Sony.
That's how businesses usually work. They never expect immediate investment return. It's a long term investment.
Doesn't mean they aren't retarded though
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>>263670821
Could be AAA, could be small crap, could even be a Kinect studio. Can't really say anything before they show the games.
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>>263666945
>minecraft 2
>on pc
Hahaha what a nice joke anon.
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>>263672107
>By that rate
>Implying
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>>263671461
But profits have been going down. They're running out of people who will buy minecraft because everyone and their aunt owns it already. Those were also the profits from a small indie studio, Microsoft will likely triple the staff at Mojang as well as have a fleet of lawyers fighting to remove minecraft clones from every platform. Buying Mojang is like buying Myspace.
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>>263672079
It wasn't their intention though.
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>an entire fucking week into this already
BUT ALMOST EVERYBODY ALREADY OWNS DA GAME WHY BUY IT NOW
MERCHANDISING WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT, MOJANG ONLY MAKES MONEY OFF GAME SALES WHAT IS BRAND RECOGNITION?
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>>263671750
Pretty much what I thought. I really do wonder how they're supposed to get their money's worth.
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Does this mean that Minecraft is somehow going to get worse? After M$ bought Rare and killed it, I've lost all faith in them buying devs
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>>263672071
For some no name video game music artist I'e be pretty happy with that.
The music isnt really that good anyway. I could see if he did all the sound for the game to get more but those shitty little songs dont warrant a huge amount of money.
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>>263672357
Yeah but is microsoft really in a position to capitalise on that?
2.5b isn't chump change.
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>>263659975
not even the autistic money well that is minecraft will save the Xbone.
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>>263672107
If the 2014 figures follow the pattern then profits will likely be around $65-70 million. There aren't many people left who don't already own the game.
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>>263671096
It will be more funny if they fuck it up Mojang like they fucked up RARE
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>>263672079
>way too complex
>children not have the patience or imagination

Holy shit I'm glad I was born when I did. I think lego IS responsible for the development of my imagination as a kid.
Of course kids won't have imagination if you keep denying it to them. I don't want to have kids now.
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>>263672357
Yeah, its a really bad accusation unless they use minecraft's code on other projects.

Anybody who wants the game already owns it
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>>263672639
Except Rare had a ton of awesome IPs, while Mojang only has 1.
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What is with Microsoft buying shit for more than it is worth? They bought Skype for a stupid amount of money and they haven't profited from it. Now they buy a one-hit-wonder games company just for an IP which came to light 5 years ago. Everyone who wanted to play Minecraft has already bought and played the shit out of this, so unless they bother to recode the game from the ground up in C++ so it actually runs better and doesn't use rival Oracle technology (fat chance), nothing good is going to come out of this.
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>>263672639
I get the feeling that all of Mojang would ragequit before that happened.
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>>263672639
I honestly believe MS bought Rare SOLELY for the DK franchise. Explains why they don't give a shit about Conker/Banjo/PD and didn't even touch KI until like 13 yrs later
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>>263672826

Pretty sure it's the company legacy from the Gates era, where buying all of your competitors was a good business practice.
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They just dropped 2.5 billion to get 1 game on their system. 1 game that is already on everything else. This will only make sense if they are already deep into development on Minecraft 2 and its only going to be on Microsoft platforms. The fucking surface will get minecraft 2 before steam os.
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>>263672831
>all of Mojang would ragequit
But Notch already left
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>>263670132
It has seen too many ugly asses.
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>>263672751

>Moves realms to Azure
>Adds Screenshot and Video record functions that go direct to OneDrive
>Dosh rolls in from using Minecraft as a gateway to all their other services.

>>263672826

Skype came into profit last year man. Keep up.
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What's going to happen to that card game?
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>>263673160
How can they ever replace a dedicated worker like Notch?
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>>263673117
They dropped 2.5 billions for the rights of minecraft, rights that they are gonna use over and over in all sort of games with the minecraft name attached to it.
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>>263671750
My guess is they're planning to make Minecraft the new LEGO and push it for decades. The only problem is better more hip Minecraft is bound to appear any year now. I mean it's not like it's hard to make a Minecraft clone that's better in every way. LEGO isn't LEGO because of name recognition. It's LEGO because it's the best thing on the market.
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>>263659975
>pay 2.5billion with a b for an autism simulator
>win

>flagship corporate product for electronic entertainment
>center it around 4 year old software
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>>263672831
The founders of mojang are leaving.
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>>263673097
In the Gates era they bailed Apple out of bankruptcy.

And a games company is not a competitor to a software company which mostly deals with enterprise software and games hardware. They probably just wanted to fill a hole somewhere. Like having a console with no games, for instance.
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>>263673504
>center it around 4 year old software centered around 4 year olds.
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>>263673621

But Sony didn't buy them, anon

>Implying Sony have the money to keep the lights on past this winter
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I guess that works a bit better when you throw in merchandising and related spinoffs they could make like movies and tv shows and other types of games (they did the same with Lego). Good point man. I bet they took the money they had earmarked for Xbox Entertainment Studios and spent it on this and that may have been a smart move all told.
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>>263671936
>Through various tax loopholes and accounting jewery, they should have made it back by next year. It's practically a free deal.
What?
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>>263671562
So who owns the IP?
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Does that mean they will fire Minecraft chick?
http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Lydia_Winters

>Director of Fun
Meaning she sucks off the people who actually do shit.
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so how many vacations is Notch going to go on now with 2.5 billion?
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Remember the immense quality jump Rare made when MS got them?
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>>263672814
>minecraft
>awesome
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>>263673916
Except the thing with Lego is Lego shit is good. Lego movie is good, Lego games are kinda good, Lego toys are good. No way will MS be able to build spinoffs of the same quality. It'll be cheap shit.
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>>263672509
I think one guy did all the sounds and music.

And a lot of people praise the game for the music.
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>>263673916

Actual business papers are saying they did it as a company wide acquisition pool instead of an Xbox division acquisition.

Also it's massively cheaper than the other bloated companies like King and Supercell.

>>263674006

From the wall street journal

>The acquisition isn't much of a financial risk for Microsoft, whose operations generate enough cash in roughly a month to pay for the Mojang purchase. Microsoft said it expects the deal to break even in fiscal year 2015.
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>>263674135
director of fuck
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>>263674271

Remember Viva Pinata?

You faggots didn't put your money where your mouth was when you wanted classic Rare back.
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>>263674271
Yeah, when they landed they named the spot the Mariana Trench.
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>>263674135
I forgot that she was even on their payroll. Every 'indie' company needs its own rainbow haired cumdumpster eh?
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Is Minecraft even as popular as it was 2-3 years ago?
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>>263674487
Oh I thought they meant they'd break even with MC related sales. I guess they mean with Microsoft shit overall.
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>Minecraft
Why would anyone play this game when a much superior spiritual successor already exists?
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>>263674723
Minecraft is still very popular. But it reached its peak 2-3 years ago.
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>>263673504
>center it around 4 year old software

Makes sense when you consider that the AMD chips in both the xbone and PS4 are already obsolete by current hardware standards 4 years ago.

>Jaguar, or Family 16h, is the codename for a low-power SoC microarchitecture designed by AMD to succeed Bobcat. Both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One use chips based on the Jaguar microarchitecture.

A 28nm SoC for lower power devices like tablets and notebooks is probably the equivalent of a half decent CPU and GPU combo 5-6 years ago.
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>>263674723
I'd say last year or so is when it slowly started to decline, but it being on PS4 and Xbone, and maybe PS vita, helps keep it relevant.
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>>263659975
Great. Now Notch can go on vacation for the rest of his life and never make a new game again.
>paying $2.5 billion just to have the original Minecraft ported to the Xbone
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They could've spent that $2.5 billion on like 30 god damn XBone exclusives.

What the fuck were they thinking?
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>>263674375
The music is good but it's lazily unfitting
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>tfw remembering all those fun afternoons during Indev
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>>263668209
I NEED TO SEE THIS
THERE MUST BE VIDEO
Anon please
show me footage
I have leukemia
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>>263674883
He already could.
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>2.5 billion

Why not spend that on like 20 exclusives that aren't shooters?
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https://twitter.com/KazHiraiCEO/status/511511720935063552
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>>263667176

Those layoffs were restructuring after they took over Nokia and laid off 18,000 of its employees that they didn't need. It wasn't a question of not being able to afford to keep them.
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>>263675272
Just search on youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7aTlrDYkso
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>>263675675
#SHOTSFIRED
#REKT
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Reminder that /v/ is almost entirely the reason Minecraft is popular.

Reminder that /v/ is almost entirely the reason Minecraft is a success.

Reminder that /v/ created this beast and has allowed it to become what it is.

Reminder that Microclap will make Minecraft 2 for Notch while still giving Notch oceans of cash because he still technically owns the game and rights to it, while he sits in a cabana, sipping yakisoba and a dr. pepper, masturbating to some b-list pornstar, knowing that he has succeeded on /v/ where countless /v/irgins have failed.
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>>263675675
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>>263675795
i am cure
thank you
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>>263675675
This dude
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>>263675795
I was not ready for that fucking face.
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>>263675675
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>>263668727

You guys are fucking idiots. The whole reason they bought Minecraft was to make money. They've already said they will support all platforms. Why would they spend 2.5 billion to make a title exclusive? Are you really that fucking stupid? The most you can expect is some exclusive content to land on Xbox consoles, use Destiny as an example. It will be weird however to see Microsoft Studios on playstation. Maybe, if MS are more serious about maximising its exposure, the Wii U might finally get a port? The gamepad seems like a far better option than your average xbox or playstation controller
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>>263659975
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-09-15-microsoft-buys-mojang-and-minecraft?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialoomph

Not sure if this was posted aleady, but wow.
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>>263675675
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>>263675675
That's not Kaz's real account. It's a parody account. Still funny though.
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>>263676034
I don't know, the something awful forums and their creation of the "let's play" genre combined with minecraft at the same time probably contributed as much if not more to the early success.
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>>263676242
they bought the studio and the IP
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>>263676242
>&utm_campaign=socialoomph
Remember to report advertisers like this one.
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>>263669252
Mojang employes are not rich. They were being paid a monthly wage and that's not going to change with this
They will probably be laid off or leave on their own after Microsoft is done killing whats left of the company's identity.

Mojang owners and stockholders are the ones that got rich with this deal.
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>>263663043
yeah, the people who are actually developing minecraft
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>>263676503
>>263676517
It says MS will make that back by June next year.
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>>263676371
Didn't stop Matt from TBFP getting butthurt at it and thinking it's real
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>play it on PC, android, win8 tablet
boy, this'll boost xbone sales right?
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>>263675675
my sides have left the building
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Daily reminder that Notch still comes here.
https://twitter.com/JustinRoiland/status/506355669285740545

Daily reminder that he still comes here knowing we all hate him for Jewing us so long ago.

Daily reminder that Notch after this will have more money than Gaben.
http://www.forbes.com/profile/gabe-newell/

Daily reminder that he will do nothing at all with it other than get fatter and more bitter.
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>Microjew acquires minecraft
>"Don't worry the game will never change"
>waits a year so everyone forgets
>Annouces Knightscraft
>5 million units sold
>/v/ "w/e it wont last long"
>Next year annouces Wizardscraft
>charging 40 dollars because it has a few cutscenes
>Sell 8 million. critics give it a sold 9.5
>Next year annouces Robotcraft
>They are literally charging 60 dollars for a texture pack.
>No one cares anymore. They just let it happen
>10 million units sold. Solid 10/10 for creativity.

We ded now.
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>>263676628
Nice and all but the url makes it clear that whoever linked that is working for eurogamer.
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>>263675675
If it were any other company I would have laughted, but it just hurts too much
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>>263660364
>minecraft already reached it's peak.
That's why MS is probably going to make Minecraft 2.
>I have no idea how Microsoft manage to make more money than they lose.
I buy Microsoft licenses for my company's clients all the time. This shit is mad expensive and they buy a LOT of them.
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>>263664856
Most of the money is coming from money microsoft has cash on hand outside of the US. I would imagine he would get most of the money although it would most likely be taxed to hell. Maybe doing some stock swaps might be better for him. Looking at the current state of the market I would buy some gold and bonds. I got a feeling we are heading for a low soon. But then again I am a lowly neet so what the fuck do I know.
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>>263676847
He's like the alter-ego for Toady. Which, thinking about it, makes me appreciate Toady more.
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>>263675675
Okay that was funny.
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>>263660364
The same way Lego still makes money. By cutting deals with other franchises to include related content.

You can forget about the modding API but I would bet they would be more than willing to bloat it with licensed, pay to use shit.
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>>263659975
I must've missed the resurrection of Steve Jobs. And he's working for Microsoft now, huh.

Oh, the thread is about Minecraft. Nobody gives a fuck about this game at this point, unless you're 12. In which case you should fuck off from this board.
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>>263668240

Well, you do have alternatives now. Especially the clone, known as Minetest. I would wager that modders and competent developers could probably go farther faster with Minetest as it is free, and the source code is out in the open.
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>>263668240
Say what you will about Minecraft being shit, but Minecraft is literally teaching 7 year olds the fundamentals of Boolean logic.
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>>263659975
>2.5 bil
It's gone up. It's even worse.
Also it depends entirely if they have minecraft itself, or Mojang itself. Mojang is a one shot wonder.
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>>263678023
They have both.
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>>263659975
Too bad it's already on PS4 and they will have a hell of a problem with lawsuits if they try to get it taken down.
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I want apathetic cowards who are too lazy and heartless to help humanity to die.

Looking forward to the "Minecraft creator commits suicide, just like his faggot father," headlines.
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>>263677936
Yeah, I think that's fucking great. I think a game could go so much further beyond Minecraft in regards to it's educational scope though.
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>>263674647
If everyone on /v/ bought it, VP still would've died, blame the retarded CoD, Gears and halofags.
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>>263675675
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>>263678442

I'm still bitter because I bought a 360 for that game and WarTech. It easily stood with their Nintendo era products. And everyone who parrots off "HURR MS KILLED RARE" seems to never played it (Most likely because they were playing Gears at the time)
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>>263659975
They should use minecraft on the xbone to create a nice working, secret sauce, coprocessor.
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>>263677936

I never considered Minecraft to be shit. It gets boring real quick though. You play it in seasons, pick it up for a little while then never touch it again for a few months. It could have been better, but I still love creating stuff, also, there have been fun adventures and maps that have come out over the years.

Survival was fun when I first started out after buying the alpha. All in all it was well worth the price I paid for it ($15?). It played nice and I had fun much longer than many full priced games.

Still a shame it had to turn out like this. It could become better, but I figure this is less likely than Microsoft going for full control and literally strangling all mods and community content in favor for pricey dlc and control over monetization of videos.
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Anybody who plays minenigger is stupid. I'm going to video game now.
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>>263659975
Nice. I can get the sequel on my xb1.
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>>263677061
why are scum like these allowed to dictate what games are made
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>>263660594
Xbone ball sniffer everyone
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>>263679506
It's official. This place is sonygaf.
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>>263679616
nice buzzword
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>>263677061
so was that furry who made those down syndrome redesigns hired before or after this happened
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>>263679361
>He has a bone
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>Xbox won
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>Could have got the rights to vtm of CCP
>Could hire all the old devs, and Obsidian
>Given the game a high budget to ensure quality
>Could have done this several times
>Buy a one shot wonder instead
I am actually mad.

I know it's MS, but think about it /v/. Your beloved devs, that franchise you love so much, just think of it. They could have got the rights of whoever (say Viewtiful Joe and Okami from Capcom) then given you a sequel, or several. Or revived multiple franchises.

Any of your dream scenario's (even shit like having a profesional writer make the story) could be possible. Instead, they gave the money to a lazy, fat swede. Just think about what that money could have done.

I bet Notch wont even re-invest it back into gaming to revive dead studios and publish much needed sequals to some games.
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>>263677392
Who is toady?
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>>263659975
That's a lot of dollarydoos. I've never played dorfort for casuals, but my little cousin really likes it.
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>>263680478
The guy who makes Dwarf Fortress
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>>263675675
How can this guy be so funny every single time?
That's like an actual talent. He should make more fake accounts
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>>263680702
So it's his fault the piece of shit fanbase that Dwarf Fortress has exists.
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>>263680702
Why does the cat have no tail?
That's a magnificent beard.
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>>263677176
I don't know why Google or the Libre Office guys (Canonical?) flesh out their free office type software. Eventually companies will notice that the free stuff is just as good as Microsoft's overpriced shit. I heard MS was dropping the price of Windows because so many laptops were ditching it for Chrome and whatnot, although it was probably just something like 5%.
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>>263681214
>Why does the cat have no tail?
He's part Coon and part <some breed that has no tail>. It's hereditary, he's fine.
http://dwarffortresswiki.org/index.php/Scamps
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>>263681265

>Chome
>Workstation Software
>Not shitty entertainment apps
>The year of our lord 2014
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>buying autismcraft after the fad is way past over

kek
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>>263680702
>Scamps will kill toady before he can finish Dorfort
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>>263682112
>What is Google docs?
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>>263682291
Valve tried 2 years ago or something
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>>263680702
>strange mood
I hope the door to this one's workshop is locked. He looks like he's going to snap.
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>>263682428

Pure shit for getting work done

>you have to be always online
>We're gonna remind you of your google drive every five fucking minutes
>If the page hasn't loaded properly you are going to lose features
>Oh yeah, we're totally disregarding your gutter settings when you print out and we also are going to force you through our shitty printing system.
>HAVE WE TOLD YOU ABOUT GOOGLE DRIVE YET

No fucking thanks.
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>>263660586
Sony still has the better deal, they make $3 for every Xbox One sold since they own Blu-ray.
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notch left mojang
funny
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>>263666827
go back to /x/ you paranoid faggot
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>>263683010
thats not how it works
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>>263683010

>$3

kek. More like 40 cents. Panasonic owns 80% of Blu-Ray. Rest goes to a consortium.
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>>263683086
they probably already knew how incompetent he was and didn't want his ass awkwardly sitting around with that stupid smile on his face trying to explain why he didn't meet the deadline
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>>263682926
I don't get shit about Google Drive, but whateves.

What about Libre Office? My point was why don't these other services try and match office and offer themselves for free to take MS place?
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>>263683338
Kill yourself naive coward.
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>>263661039
Jesus you sound like a whiny bitch.
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>>263683818
>kill yourself
Dohh what a fucking generic response.

I'm sorry, I misspoke.

Go back to /g/ you paranoid faggot.
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Why?

Even ignoring the fact they're a one hit wonder that people are getting bored of, there's no obvious reason that microsoft buying them would be better for their shareholders than just handing out the money as a dividend and letting them decide to invest in it. Shit that can be trivially pirated on the PC is never going to be a system seller for xbones.
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>>263664096
i love that people like you pretend you have integerity.

You'd have probably sold minecraft at your first offer over 100k and youre talking shit about someone walking away from their start up with a fortune as if its dishonorable. THATS WHAT START UPS ARE FOR you put your work into it, create a brand and you cash out
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>>263684398
The only reasonable thing at this point would be making a Minecraft 2, and even that could fail and it's not gonna make 2.5 billions back, so good luck with that.
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>>263685136
Not everybody in the world is a Jew.
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>>263685349
selling your own property isnt a dishonorable notion. its how economies function
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>>263684192
Kill yourself naive coward.
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>>263685136
It's not about integrity. He doesn't blame him for taking the money.
It's the fucking annoying PR talk. We all know it was for the money so notch should just admit it.
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>>263685597
You paranoid lunatic

Notch clearly said it wasn't about the money. He also said that Minecraft, in the bigger picture, belongs to all of us now!

Why do you claim to disbelieve double-speak? It's double. That means it's twice as true. Idiot tin foil hatter UFO shit head.
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>>263685136
Project more, you hollow faggot.
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>>263659975
MINECRAFT: NUTS AND BOLTS!
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>>263666827

In that case, there are alternatives, some honest alternatives by decent and struggling devs who are pretty much doing it on their own more-so than notch did. Games like VOX. You also have Minetest, a clone with it's source code open to all, and it runs objectively better than Minecraft to boot.

If you are a skill dev and you liked Minecraft, you can basically design your own vision through and through. No waiting for the de-obfuscation of the code. If Minecrosoft takes a big sloppy shit on the community and content-creators, you can go to Minetest with the added bonus that not even a cent would go to MS.
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>>263685597
i see you point. But still you have to imagine even with how lazy notch became the stress that a huge title like minecraft puts on you.

Especially with the autistic audience that minecraft collected
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>>263685594
How autistic are you? Do you know who your father is?
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>>263686226
You can bet your ass they're gonna make a racing game. Except Minecraft has no characters, other than that Herobrine, so it'll be just like a Mii shovelware thing.
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>>263660737
> They should've bought rights to resident evil, battle field or something major.

Do you not go outside or something? Have you SEEN how popular Minecraft is? Do you not notice that's been consistently topping sales charts since release? This thing has an unbelievable amount of staying power.

There is conceivably no bigger purchase for Microsoft to make instead of arguably purchasing Nintendo in its entirety.
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>>263685958
Notch is the true savior of indie gaming -- nay, gaming as a whole.

With his beautiful 8-bit 3D dreamscapes we are left to retell the story of our childhood back when games were about good gameplay and not all the bells and whistles of modern gaming.

Notch has given us more than just his amazing game, though.

As a gamer first and an indie dev second, Notch has shown a level of work ethic like no one before him. It was tough, and he had many challenges to overcome, but Notch continued to humbly cultivate his masterpiece into something far more grandiose than any indie game, or even video game period, has ever been, is, or will ever be.

Thank you Notch.
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>>263659975

The only thing it won, is $2.5 Billion dollars worth of autism.
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>>263660594
ITT: fucking retards like yourself
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>>263686718
Not really. Nobody buys Minecraft for the graphics, which is the first thing they'll improve in the sequel. Most people do it for the mods or for the online coop and pvp, which are all mostly free. So M$ will immediately turn off a lot of people with their paid online and their huge amounts of DLC that won't ever be as good as any mod.
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>>263686226
Minecraft: WITH FUCKING LEGO CARS!
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>>263659975
Was that really wise? I feel like Mojang is heading towards being tapped out.
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>>263659975
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_arpL8sJUZ0
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>>263659975

$2.5Billion is a hell of a lot of money.
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>>263687482
>Nobody buys Minecraft for the graphics

What the fuck does that have to do with anything I just said? People WILL buy a sequel if one is made and people WILL buy Xbox1's to play it on if it's exclusive to that console. This is a massive IP Microsoft now has their hands on. That's why I said there was conceivably no better purchase for Microsoft to make here outside of possibly buying Nintendo, because the combination of Nintendo's IP's might make it more valuable than Mojang and Microsoft. Obviously that type of purchase would be impossible, Nintendo would likely never sell themselves like that.
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Meanwhile back at Sony...
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>>263686226
That would actually work really, really well.
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>>263687843
It's at least 3 times what the actual value of the company, IIRC.
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>>263687482
>Most people do it for the mods or for the online coop and pvp,

You don't appear to realize that the main audience for this game right now, and why it still sells so consistently well is in large part due to the fact that it's extremely popular with children.
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That's 2.5 billions never coming back...
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>this faggot has 2.5 billion dollars
>I will never have 2.5 billion dollars

why even live
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>>263687923
Because you need a reason to buy a sequel. And the only thing Minecraft 2 could add is better graphics, cause surely you know is not gonna have more content.
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>>263687990

Ouch!

>>263688175

They'll make it back on the first new game. They make it back again on all the merchandise.
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Why do I get the feeling that Minecraft is now somehow going to integrate with Project Spark?
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cant wait for next year's e3 when ms walks on stage waving minecraft around as some kind of thropy and the dudebros will all just ask where the COD pre alpha is.
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>>263660594
>Xdrones thinking mineshit is something to brag about

You want starbound to? take it for free if you're that desperate for games.
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>>263670132
Why are you farting into it?
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>people thinking Microsoft bought them because of the consoles

They did it so they can secure minecraft only on windows 8 mobile platforms, this acquisition will not have any major effect on the PC and consoles versions of minecraft
This will have a big impact on the iOS and Android ports of Minecraft
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>>263687808
>biggest TITS
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>>263688276
See>>263688075


You're under the impression that Minecraft is massively popular due to the fact it has a large audience of adults and gaming enthusiasts, it isn't. It's popular with kids. Kids don't need any reason to buy a sequel other than it being a sequel to a game they really enjoy.

>Oh, Minecraft 2! Mommy I want it!
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>>263659975
Was browsing wikipedia the other day for movies made from videogames, apparently there's a Minecraft movie in the works.
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>>263687843
>Microsoft is the biggest autist out of them all.
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>>263688279
>They'll make it back on the first new game
They'd need to sell like 42k million units to do that, dude...
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>muh billion gorillion
Notch is just part of New World Order now, numbers are just for the masses.
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>>263688279
Given Minecraft's code and conceptual work is practically stolen, there won't be a second Mohjang game other then same shit rebranded as "Minecraft 2".

But maybe on minecraft merchandise... yeah.
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>>263688631
I think you're overestimating the amount of children interested in this game.
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>>263661007
skin dlc
texture dlc
new content dlc
music and sounds dlc
premium version
cosmetic dlc
map dlc
r u ready?
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>>263688495

It's about having more IP for the future. MS already see PC and Mobile as the future. Consoles are pretty much dead.

Also having what's practically guaranteed to be the best selling PS4 game of that console's lifecycle. It's basically money for them whatever happens.
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>>263688914
I'm not, by a long shot. You're severely underestimating it. There's Minecraft childrens merchandise fucking everywhere. There's a reason why people considered it a massive oversight for Nintendo to not have it on their system. It's bigger as a children's game than ANY of Nintendo's own titles right now.
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>>263689130
This is one thing i cant understand. People have bought mutiple copies of minecraft

Theres like 2 xbox versions, the pc, the mobile version and now the PS3 and 4 are getting it. ANd there are probably people whove bought them all
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>>263665176

my seven year old daughter loves Minecraft but if it goes Xbone exclusive and she wants one than tough shit, pandering to kids is meaningless when it's their parents who have the purchasing power.

the thing Microsoft doesn't get is that there aren't many people on the fence these days. their cancerous practices lost them a lot of the fans they did have and backpedaling to copy sony just makes them seem weak. Gamers aren't nearly as fickle as they seem to think. most people went into this generation firmly entrenched in their camp and all this stuff does is piss people off. gamers wont buy a system for a game they will feel betrayed, get angry and boycott the fucking franchise. I kinda liked Tomb Raider and probably would have bought the sequel but now that's out the the question just based off principle. it's more of a loss for them than for me. same thing with Dead Rising. I enjoyed 2 but can certainly live without that series. this shit doesn't sell systems it poisons brands and burns bridges.
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>>263661479
It is definitely in decline, too. A lot of big name YouTubers have felt the waning interest in their views, and are branching out. I can only assume that sales were reflecting this, and the founding trio knew it was the perfect time to abandon ship, before the buyer - that they approached - noticed.
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>>263689562
wait they approached MS about selling?
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>>263675795
>HE
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>>263689532
>pandering to kids is meaningless when it's their parents who have the purchasing power.

Most parents are stupid and have enough disposable income to buy their kids what they want to shut them up. Obviously you aren't like that, but you're in the minority.
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>>263689532

>Enforcing console warrior mentality on your kids

We really have reached peak beta
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>>263666331
>>desperately need something that sells consoles no matter the cost

not a good strategy when when the game you bought is available on almost as many platforms as Tetris. at this point I'm pretty sure everybody who is interested in it already has it. I really don't get what they expect to get out of a one trick pony like Mojang. Minecraft isn't really even a game so much as digital lego. what would a sequel even add that modds aren't already doing?
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>>263675675
I don't get this. What did they do to Rare?
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I wonder if this is going to get the Vita version cancelled? Too bad for Sony, it sounds like they were planning on that game to keep the Vita's sales momentum up.
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>>263662704

>Notch then proceeds to fulfill his promise and release MC open source, and all MS can do is watch.
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>>263690268
Nothing. Rare was in a decline before they left Nintendo anyways, look at Banjo Tooie and DK64. With its major talent leaving and no Nintendo to watch over them anymore the studio collapsed.
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>>263689679
Can't find the exact source right now, but this was the first result on Google:
http://www.pcgamer.com/uk/2014/09/10/notch-approached-microsoft-about-rumored-mojang-buyout-says-bloomberg/
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>>263690172

What if the strategy is that there is no future for consoles and this is just another step in the PC/Mobile future?

Plus they don't care it's on as many platforms as possible. It's more money for them. Especially when they start introducing realms and more onto the PS4 version.

>>263690334

Vita version's still releasing

Microsoft is supporting Vita better than Sony. Think about that.
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>Minecraft
>Sunset Overdrive
>Forza
>Crackdown
>The Crew
>Crimson Dragon
>Killer Instinct
>D4
>Halo HD
>Halo 5
>Phantom Dust
>Scalebound
>PS4 and PC have nogaems

GG you two, Xbone only has to go up against an already 2-year old system from the Nintendon'ts.

Xbox always wins.
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>>263690580
>Microsoft is supporting Vita better than Sony. Think about that.

Godamn retard, Sony created so many more games for the Vita and even the Vita itself. All MS is doing is buying out just about the only game they can legally buy.
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>>263688279
MS has already stated that they will make that back by next June.
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>>263690686
>Killer Instinct
Literally the only interesting thing. And it's not a system seller anyway.
>12 games
L, motherfucking O, L.
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>>263675795
>THIS KONGS HAS A FUNNY FACE
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>>263675795
God damn monkey.
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>>263690686
Trying to copy the "Sony Always Wins" motto? Xfags are pathetic
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>>263689532
>"Sorry Susie, you can't play Minecraft ever again"
>"But why, Daddy?"
>"Because it's on a Microsoft console!"
>"Why does that matter? I'm only a seven year old and it's something I like."
>"KEK MICROSHIT NSA SPYBOX FAGGIT"
>"I hate you, Daddy."
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>>263690686
>Screamride
>Ori
>Cuphead
>Fable Legends
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>>263691125

>He bought a PS4!
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>rewind twelve years
XBOX WON
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>>263690981
>Killer Instinct only interesting thing
filename related.
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>>263690686
Might as well add Dead Island 2 on there as well.
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>>263687990
wow...
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>>263691367
>>263691367
>Deflecting
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>>263689532

>daddy, can I play minecraft?
>FUCK OFF XDRONE
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>>263661007
>Windows only

Naw fuck Micro$uck.
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>>263691540

>HE BOUGHT A PS4 RUNNING AT THE SILKIEST SMOOTHEST BUTTERY RED HOT THIRTY FRAMES PER SECOND!
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>suddenly xbots love minecraft

>b-but we've always loved minecraft!
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>>263689532
With parenting like that, it's only a matter of time before your daughter discovers she can get her passive aggressive revenge on you by sucking as many dicks as possible.
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>>263691817
>>263691817

>Xbone
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>>263691954
but they/we have. Did you miss how huge it was on Xbox? There's a reason they are buying it. Xbox and minecraft go hand in hand.

>tfw no wii u minecraft
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>>263661348
>new ways of profit

Or they'll use it for time travel for the total domination of mankind.
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>>263692237

>Consoles
>Consoles that are already being called outdated by the companies that create them

http://wccftech.com/sony-ice-team-ps4-hardware-no-top-line/

>Silky
>Smooth
>30
>F
>P
>S
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>they could literally start 50 AAA games for their console
>nope, let's buy the guy that did minecraft while we already have minecraf to begin with

all of my WHY
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>>263692441
>Talking about Sony in an Xbone thread
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how are they going to make money with this? Everyone and their mother has already 2 copies of the game and it's not like microtransactions would do anything
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>>263691419
At least back then they didn't waste all their budget on them.
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2.5 FUCKING BILLION DOLLARS

BILLION
BILLION

JESUS CHRIST
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>>263692623
>make their money back next year
>further profits go into more games for 2017 and beyond
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>>263690340
The code he stole is already open source, who wants a piece of java port?
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>>263660364
Microsoft makes money by forcing people into a closed ecosystem based on Windows. If they can force just 15% of current Minecraft users unto Windows and Windows Phone then they won, because those users will be Microsoft drones for the rest of their lives.
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>>263692706

Look who did it first

>>263691125
>Trying to copy the "Sony Always Wins" motto? Xfags are pathetic

All at a silky s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-smooth 20FPS
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>>263692706
>de_dust_beta
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2.5 Billion

That's as many as 5 Destiny's.

And that's bad.
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>>263667646
>This level of autism
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>>263693121

You're the one who copied it first fag, I was merely pointing it out. I wonder if you'll keep spamming "Xbone Always Wins" after this it's laughable.
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>>263693121
Meanwhile, on PC with their ludicrous speeds of 240 FPS:

>inb4 charts of pc games
indies, flash and shitfests don't count.
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Atleast it wasn't infinity ward. Could you imagine those retarded fucks sequalizing the shit out of it?
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minecraft was ruined with the food system and the other RPG shit.
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>>263672814
Hahahahaha how does that even matter?

MS cant make a good rare game for shit!
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>>263693402
Minecraft 2 can be 5 times shittier than Destiny!
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>>263659975
No, anon

Anyone who plays Minecraft just lost.. There are no winners here.
Except Notch, I guess..
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>>263693645
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>>263693645
> these amazing games like EU don't count because i said they don't count because le

Le is a french article, it's not a fucking argument. Nothing can be "because le". Retard.
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>>263693553
>he doesn't know he's been talking to a completely different person this whole time
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>>263693645
>tfw spent 2.5 gorillion dollars buying a gaming PC
>i can count the amount of actual good games with good graphics on my fingers
>Steam library filled to the brim with indie shitters
I don't feel that bad, it's not like Xbone has games either.
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>>263693820
No one has good exclusives
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Mojang is the new Rare
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>>263693782
That's the point, you doofus. At least this time they will only ruin 1 game.
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>>263693553

>"Y-Y-Y-You're the fag! Y-Y-You are an xboner!"
>Console levels of stuttering on outdated hardware
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>>263693820
> removing indie games because you're told to

fucking retarded
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>>263659975
>paying $2.5 billion for an alpha.
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>>263693031
>Make their money back
How? They would have to triple Minecraft's lifetime sales to make 500 bills bills back.
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>>263690686
>The Crew
>xbox exclusive

>Minecraft
>xbox exclusive
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>>263689945

I"m not enforcing shit, I"m just not playing into Microsofts hand and buying her an Xbone. she plays Minecraft on my system so the choice is mine.
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>>263672751
>Yeah, its a really bad accusation unless they use minecraft's code on other projects.

Minecraft is coded like fucking shit, though
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>>263694006
>implying mojang ever did anything good
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>>263693951
Nice try

>>263694039
Xbone Always Loses
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>>263694082
There are no good exclusives. They all suck.
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>>263693820
> le exclusives

Exclusives are a fucking scam and the only purpose they have is to hold games hostage. Stop buying into this shit and stop supporting console exclusivity. Jesus christ /v/, you're so fucking retarded. Grow the fuck up.
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minecraft isnt worth 2.5 billion
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>>263694226
That's actually true.
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>>263694262

>Shilling this hard for Sony
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>>263661969
Because the children that make up the majority of the audience are totally paying attention to what "Mojang" is.
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>>263694291
100% agree. That's why I put it together. PC/Sony/Xbox, it doesn't matter. None of them have good exclusives.
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>>263692623
>>263693031
they've got near unlimited funding and its not like they arent also investing into games. You cant just decide to not do something, when they can do both. they spent over 1 billion just last year founding 8 brand new studios. Quit being so nitpicky, they can afford it
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>>263694290
Exclusives can get fucked. Smart indie developers port their games to consoles for a quick buck, dumbed down of course.

Indie is the future.