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    Notch's blog post about why he sold Mojang
    Does it sound honest or am I just gullible?


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    Quote Originally Posted by rajpoot View Post
    The game has sold 54 million copies across all platforms. In the past 24 hours it has sold more than 8000 copies on the PC alone. And the number is increasing every day. Notch is already a millionaire and has been for a while.
    Everything must have its price but even from a business standpoint I don't see why anyone should sell such a profitable venture unless they already had plans to stop adding new content to the game and were just looking to get rid of it.
    I can think of a couple of billion reasons

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    The blog post reads somewhat honest, at least the part where he says he is just a nerdy programmer.

    The end however is a bit weird considering he didn't sell it for the symbolic sum of a single dollar.
    Then again with 2.5 billion he can now do and try and program whatever he wants I guess, so he basically took the financial freedom offered to him and I can't honestly say that I would have said no to that.

    And I still don't think Microsoft is inherently evil.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Husar View Post
    And I still don't think Microsoft is inherently evil.
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    I guess honest, in that is what's he actually feeling about this. He doesn't need more money, so it's difficult to view this as the only or best solution to his stated problem.

    In my book, the guy has absolutely zero credibility now. Not that it matters all that much since I view him simply as a very lucky game dev who hit one out of the park, not like I'm going to pay attention to much he says about anything really. But w/in the framework of commenting about dear old Notch, he can never run away from this simple fact: What he has said in the past and what he did this week are incompatible. Period, full stop.

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    I'm sure he cares what a lot of faceless internet avatars think about him, at least he can console himself doing everything he ever dreamed of, spoiling the people he loves and starting off on whatever journey takes his fancy

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    Clearly he does to some extent, and so do most people unless they're veteran public figures.
    When hundreds of thousands of people spew hate at you together, and probably every gaming website and board you visit is filled with articles about, you have to be pretty thick skinned to take it all in your stride and just ignore it.
    In fact I think if Notch could have been that thick skinned he would not have sold the company at all (unless he's lying). He mentions the EULA misunderstanding which lead many people to label the company worse than EA. He also mentions that he does not like the fact that he is being used as a face of the average gamer's fight against the big game developers and that each and every opinion he makes is being judged.

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    On an entirely different note BTW, one good thing that's bound to happen through all this is that now we might actually see Minecraft for Oculus Rift
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    Quote Originally Posted by rajpoot View Post
    On an entirely different note BTW, one good thing that's bound to happen through all this is that now we might actually see Minecraft for Oculus Rift
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    Quote Originally Posted by rajpoot View Post
    On an entirely different note BTW, one good thing that's bound to happen through all this is that now we might actually see Minecraft for Oculus Rift
    If enough people are willing to pay 400$ for wearable nausea and social isolation.


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    Oh my http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...coming-for-you

    Silent Hill getting seriously up again? YAY

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    If enough people are willing to pay 400$ for wearable nausea and social isolation.
    I say bring me a large bucket, a few six packs and all the chips you can


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    This looks incredibly creepy https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lLqHUSefBjw

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    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...eleasing-on-pc

    Ohhhhhhh pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaase release it on consoles as well

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    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...eleasing-on-pc

    Ohhhhhhh pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaase release it on consoles as well
    So much time wasted playing these.
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    Wonder what this (Valkyria Chronicles) bit of quasi turn based goodness will be like now that Sega randomly decided to port it over to the PC?
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/294860/

    I've heard nothing but good things for the console version, might be worth a look now that it's going to show up on steam, and doesn't look like it'll break the bank either.

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    I can only recommend it. It's very Japanese in style though, could annoy you.

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    I can go with that style, loved every single thing about Shogun 2. That and the combat mechanics sound a bit unique, not entirely turn based. I'm intrigued by that.

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    Meant the anime-style; animations, dialogues, could put you off. It's a terrific strategy-game though even if you don't like the presentation.

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    Oh, I gotcha. Yeah, I'll admit that aspect of it is something I'll just have to sort of put up with as it's not my cup o tea.

    I want to play it because of the game mechanics pure and simple, it sounds interesting and rather like something others would consider adopting as well. Course I've always thought that as well of WEGO in the combat mission series and no one has adopted that either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by easytarget View Post
    Wonder what this (Valkyria Chronicles) bit of quasi turn based goodness will be like now that Sega randomly decided to port it over to the PC?
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/294860/

    I've heard nothing but good things for the console version, might be worth a look now that it's going to show up on steam, and doesn't look like it'll break the bank either.
    Same as Fragony here. I enjoyed the game, even though I never got all the way through it. It does have an anime-ish style to it, but fun nonetheless.
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    Retrospective of Valkyre Chronicles that might be helpfull http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...-retrospective

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    BTW, bought it for 13 bucks on GMG, already pre-dwonloaded for launch tomm. Thanks for the link, I'll take a look!

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    Good call. Going to be interesting how the pc-gaming crowd receives it as it is really a console game in every way, jerks probably won't bother giving it a try probably, others will and probably love it. It's one of the PS3's greatest titles if you don't let it's obvious console heritage get into your way of judging it on it's merits.

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    Ive been wanting that game to come out on PC ever since I saw it on ps3. Im definitely going to buy it when I get paid on Friday, but, my gaming desktop is in shambles as I had to send the mobo for an RMA. Its going to be a boring weekend owning it but not being able to play it.
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    I'm loving the game play and I'm not much of a fan of anime at all. But turn based missions is all I need to be very happy, couple that with choosing your squad make up and leveling up your characters and I've got me some good old fashion xcom-esque game play goodness!

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    If you like it you will love it, this is a pretty huge game. Don't get too attached to your soldiers t's pretty brutal.
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    I've played and completed XCOM I/C, so I've lost my fair share of fully ranked up and decked out Colonels. In fact I lost one just this afternoon as I'm bouncing back and forth between Valk and a new campaign of XCOM, man it stings every single time, consequences you can't save scum your way out of definitely put a nice fine edge to the engagement.

    I anticipate much the same happening here, only I don't believe there's an ironman setting that I'm aware of, so if I lose someone I really value I suspect I'll just run the battle again seeing as how this is my first run through.

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    Bayonneta 2, you make it look so easy. Thankfully a little bit less hard than the first but it is still really hard. I love the extreme violence and sexism, somebody probably will have a problem with it but shoo it's a game. Absolitily dazling just like the first.
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    Lookingglas is back :) Well the team at least

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...orld-ascendant
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    Oh no you didn't http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...eedus-confirms

    The brilliant Kojima and the brilliant del Torro making a Silent Hill game what could go wrong???

    Well Konami apparently. Damn

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