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Microsoft purchases Minecraft studio for 2.5 billion
Mojang, creators of block-building game Minecraft, have been purchased by Microsoft for a cool 2.5 billion dollars.
In a post on the official Mojang blog, Chief Word Officer Owen Hill stated that "Yes, the deal is real." Hill went on to state that the three founders, Notch, Carl, and Jakob are leaving the company to work on different projects. He also wanted to assure users that "Minecraft will continue to evolve, just like it has since the start of development." Many have speculated that the purchase is to help boost Windows Phone sales.
All points aside, I am really happy for Notch and the rest of the Mojang employees, they got really lucky with a cool idea. The success of this game can also be attributed in no small part to the great communities of players and developers (such as ourselves) who were given free reign to expand on the basic ideas of the game. I personally saw Minecraft as more of a medium, a platform for individuals and groups to create unique experiences. I am unsure of what Microsoft will do with this game, but I certainly enjoyed playing it for the last couple of years.
Posted by dantesus | Mon 15 Sep 16:07 PST | Discuss
Comcast, ATT, Verizon, are taking away an open internet
Comcast and other ISPs are allowing there interconnects to become over saturated and not installing new peer connections. This makes services slower for end users. Instead of keeping customers happy they are requiring corporations to supplement the cost that the end users are already paying for an "Internet Fast Lane".
If you ever wondered why you have been getting worse pings and lag lately this is why. It degrades ALL other services and if you aren't big enough to pay for a fast lane you don't get the speeds required or the end users are paying for.
This will degrade and destroy independent game server operators since latency and jitter are the two killers for competitive online play. This would then require services like BF4 rental where you pay exorbitant amount of money per player and don't actually have control of the service or plugins. As an example we only pay $115 for a real physical server and a Virtual Private Server, we can and do whatever we want with them. This allows us to run custom content, game mods, and other services with out fear of sudden increases in cost or degradation of service.
I urge you to Call the FCC and complain along with your Senator and Congressperson. If not call Email them.
Classifying ISPs as a service like Telephones requires that service not be unduly interrupted and they must share there network with competitors fairly.
Rueters is the source.
EDIT: Added EFF Form Email Link
Posted by scobywhru | Thu 15 May 15:53 PST | Discuss
We started two new servers this week.
First, Starbound. If you want to join, follow the instructions in the post below.
Second, a new RPG themed Minecraft server.
Posted by rottencheeseCA | Mon 20 Jan 20:15 PST | Discuss
Forums SteamID Integration
Over the past few hours, I've been working on integrating SteamIDs into the forums, and I now have it functional. You can set your SteamID in your User Control Panel under the Profile option. You'll notice that once you've assigned your forum account a SteamID that it will appear under your name on every post you make on the forums, as well as when viewing your profile.
We'll also more than likely be using this integration in the future for any type of access on the Source servers (reserved slot, admin, donor, etc).
If, for whatever reason, you want to change the SteamID associated with your forum account, you can feel free to do so. Just note that all changes are being logged, so those caught changing their SteamID with malicious intentions will be
The option to hide your SteamID has been provided. You can do this in your User Control Panel under the Board Preferences option.
Posted by bl4nk | Tue 14 Jan 22:02 PST | Discuss
The Locals Ep. 6 & Toy Drive
As the animators work on the last two episodes of Season 1, we have a bunch of community driven projects coming soon as well.
- 3D Printed toys & busts of Locals characters
- 50 to 100 posters of Nickelbonk & The Locals
- A purely SFM musical mini-episode is in the works
Posted by stabbyclaus | Tue 26 Mar 08:31 PST | Discuss
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