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Persson blocks Minecraft’s Windows 8 certification

Minecraft creator Markus Notch” Persson had made a public declaration of opposition to Microsoft’s Windows 8 platform. Microsoft has been certifying software since the days of Windows XP. Certification is supposed to offer the user a certain quality benchmark and requires software to meet a number of technical requirements. However, …

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Mojang profits more than double

Minecraft developer Mojang is on course to make a profit of more than €14m in its second year. The studio made €7.2m last year, and is confident the hugely popular building game will continue to be its main source of revenue, according to MCV Nordic. Last year, more than three …

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Notch is concerned by Steam’s PC dominance

Have you ever noticed that Minecraft isn’t on Steam? Well, it isn’t. Which is odd as Steam is the biggest digital PC distributor and Minecraft is one of the PC’s biggest success stories. The reason, it transpires, is that the game’s creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson remains concerned about Steam’s grip …

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