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Minecraft’s Markus Persson: ‘I’ve never felt more isolated’

A series of tweets by Minecraft creator Markus Persson has highlighted the developer’s struggles in trying to adjust to his newfound wealth. Microsoft last year acquired Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5bn, with Notch himself netting somewhere in the region of $1.5bn. He used some of the money to buy a …

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Newman on Mojang sale: ‘I’d have done the same thing’

Garry’s Mod and Rust developer Garry Newman has defended Markus ‘Notch’ Persson from the criticism he has faced following his sale of Mojang to Microsoft. Specifically, Newman thinks that an employer’s obligations to staff outrank any other concern and would much rather see a studio’s workers receive a bumper pay …

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Notch: "Mojang sale is not about the money, it’s about my sanity"

Markus ‘Notch’ Persson has said that the growth of Minecraft and the influence the game now exerts are the reasons behind his decision to sell Mojang. The $2.5bn acquisition at the hands of Microsoft was confirmed today, with a statement from Mojang saying that Persson doesn’t want the responsibility of …

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