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Notch Knocks Win8: Minecraft Certification in Doubt

A tweet by Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson relates an exchange with Microsoft about Windows 8 and the indie sandbox game: "Got an email from microsoft, wanting to help 'certify' minecraft for win 8. I told them to stop trying to ruin the pc as an open platform." He follows this expressing his distaste for the process and the new OS: "I'd rather have minecraft not run on win 8 at all than to play along. Maybe we can convince a few people not to switch to win 8 that way.." Thanks Computer and Video Games.

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87. Re: Notch Knocks Win8: Minecraft Certification in Doubt Sep 27, 2012, 21:10 Krizzen
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Sep 27, 2012, 11:27:
*snip* ... but if you're going to make the open platforms argument but be on those two, it's hard not to look like a hypocrite.

No, no, no. To get on XBox you MUST go through Microsoft. To get your game even seen on Android, you have to be on the Android Market. I'd say maybe <0.5% of Android users routinely install apps not found in the market.

So when it comes to the PC, there are TONS of WELL ESTABLISHED avenues of distribution, the most prominent one for Minecraft is via a webpage, download and install. No silly Microsoft BS. There's absolutely no need for Minecraft to tag along with all the greedy corporations, and I'm glad Notch stands up against them!
 
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