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Microsoft Says Minecraft Will Celebrate its 10th Birthday Without Notch

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punkyliar
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punkyliar
Posted on 30 April 19 at 10:44
Because of his comments and opinions

Please click here to read the story: Microsoft Says Minecraft Will Celebrate its 10th Birthday Without Notch
Hello Im Swat
Posted on 30 April 19 at 10:49, Edited on 30 April 19 at 10:50 by Hello Im Swat
FYI: It's MarKus, not Marcus.
GBANGER05
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GBANGER05
Posted on 30 April 19 at 10:50
Will most likely celebrate without the super duper graphics pack also 😂😂😂
GBANGER05
ElSaviola
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ElSaviola
Posted on 30 April 19 at 10:51
Imagine having your own opinion... I long for the day where politics are kept out of our video games.
pukem0nn
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pukem0nn
Posted on 30 April 19 at 10:55
well, the dude has more money than all users of this site combined, so he likely won't care roll
Xboxoholic
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Xboxoholic
Posted on 30 April 19 at 11:20
Looks like Notch has had a bit too much to think!
TrueAssassin86x
Posted on 30 April 19 at 11:26
pukem0nn said:
well, the dude has more money than all users of this site combined, so he likely won't care roll
And this user of the site doesn't care about him roll
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Zorlac0666
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Zorlac0666
Posted on 30 April 19 at 11:27, Edited on 30 April 19 at 12:07 by Zorlac0666
So to you guys defending him....As a public figure, yes you can still have an opinion. Yes it can be whatever you want it to be. No you can't expect to stay a public figure for very long if you run around insulting entire demographics of people.

Come on guys, this isn't the 1950s. There's no place for hatred and bigotry in today's world, and especially not in our industry. Making stories about it is one thing, that's part of the art. Actually being a racist asshole and expecting a company to keep you on as a representative is a whole other story.

Now I know I'm gonna get called soft or whatever, and I don't care, but that kind of behavior simply has no place in the video game industry, or any other entertainment industry. (or any at all for that matter).
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Xboxoholic
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Xboxoholic
Posted on 30 April 19 at 11:33
Zorlac0666 said:
So to you guys defending him....As a public figure, yes you can still have an opinion. Yes it can be whatever you want it to be. No you can't expect to stay a public figure for very long if you run around insulting entire demographics of people.

Come on guys, this isn't the 1950s. There's no place for hatred and bigotry in today's world, and especially not in our industry. Making stories about it is one thing, that's part of the art. Actually being a racist asshole and expecting a company to keep you on as a representative is a while other story.

Now I know I'm gonna get called soft or whatever, and I don't care, but that kind of behavior simply has no place in the video game industry, or any other entertainment industry. (or any at all for that matter).
What racist or bigoted things has Notch said?
Legohead 1977
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Legohead 1977
Posted on 30 April 19 at 11:36
Zorlac0666 said:
So to you guys defending him....As a public figure, yes you can still have an opinion. Yes it can be whatever you want it to be. No you can't expect to stay a public figure for very long if you run around insulting entire demographics of people.

Come on guys, this isn't the 1950s. There's no place for hatred and bigotry in today's world, and especially not in our industry. Making stories about it is one thing, that's part of the art. Actually being a racist asshole and expecting a company to keep you on as a representative is a while other story.

Now I know I'm gonna get called soft or whatever, and I don't care, but that kind of behavior simply has no place in the video game industry, or any other entertainment industry. (or any at all for that matter).
I agree with your comments, I don't personally know what he said, but if it fulfills any of these categories then I'm with you. Though due to recent over sensitivity you can see why folks would just assume it's another unjustified clamping down.
Legohead 1977
CodeMonkeysGuy
Posted on 30 April 19 at 11:45
Xboxoholic said:
What racist or bigoted things has Notch said?
There were some objectively anti-trans comments in early March that seems to have set things rolling downhill. Beyond that, he's become invested in some US conspiracy theories such as pizzagate or QAnon. Occasionally other bits of... rather tasteless comments thrown in. I'd have to go digging for tweets/tweet archives again, but a lot of news sites cover this sorta thing too. Google is your friend (or Bing, I don't judge).

But at the end of the end, there's some compelling reasons to disassociate. He hasn't really had anything to do with Minecraft for awhile anyways.
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Xboxoholic
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Xboxoholic
Posted on 30 April 19 at 11:49, Edited on 30 April 19 at 11:49 by Xboxoholic
CodeMonkeysGuy said:
Xboxoholic said:
What racist or bigoted things has Notch said?
There were some objectively anti-trans comments in early March that seems to have set things rolling downhill. Beyond that, he's become invested in some US conspiracy theories such as pizzagate or QAnon. Occasionally other bits of... rather tasteless comments thrown in. I'd have to go digging for tweets/tweet archives again, but a lot of news sites cover this sorta thing too. Google is your friend (or Bing, I don't judge).

But at the end of the end, there's some compelling reasons to disassociate. He hasn't really had anything to do with Minecraft for awhile anyways.
What anti-trans comments did he make? I'm not being facetious or edgy here, I genuinely don't recall anything of the sort but I'd be interested to see the evidence if true.

But yeah, politics aside, he hasn't been involved in MC for a long time and it has gone in a very different direction to what he envisioned, so I can understand MS cutting the cord on that basis alone.
Fang Foom
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Fang Foom
Posted on 30 April 19 at 11:50
People can have their own opinions, just like other people can exclude those people from things.
Corrupt XBA
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Corrupt XBA
Posted on 30 April 19 at 11:52
He supported Heterosexual pride day and "it's okay to be white"

He should have known it is NOT OKAY to be a straight white man
PURESSENCE
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PURESSENCE
Posted on 30 April 19 at 11:53
I see the free speech police are out again. 1984 was meant to be a warning, not a guide book.
Too much work, not enough games
Mr Peanutbubber
Posted on 30 April 19 at 11:59
ElliotStone said:
Lame, no one can have opinions without others getting upset. Grow a pair.
It's bad PR if you have someone with unpopular opinions attached to a company as large as Microsoft in any capacity.

I am unfamiliar with the comments Notch has made, but I assume Microsoft is just trying to look out for its own best interests (like any smart company would do).
Vermin360
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Vermin360
Posted on 30 April 19 at 12:05
Xboxoholic said:
What anti-trans comments did he make? I'm not being facetious or edgy here, I genuinely don't recall anything of the sort but I'd be interested to see the evidence if true.
The internet has a good memory. You could probably search it out yourself. Encouraging people to repost hateful comments on our forums isn't really necessary, and will surely make a lot of unnecessary work for our mods.
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ElSaviola
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ElSaviola
Posted on 30 April 19 at 12:07
Corrupt XBA said:
He supported Heterosexual pride day and "it's okay to be white"

He should have known it is NOT OKAY to be a straight white man
It's also your fault for everything that happened before you were born don't you know?
RadiantViper
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RadiantViper
Posted on 30 April 19 at 12:10, Edited on 30 April 19 at 12:11 by RadiantViper
ElliotStone said:
Lame, no one can have opinions without others getting upset. Grow a pair.
How dare people get upset at racist and transphobic opinions! Tolerate my bigotry!

ElSaviola said:
Imagine having your own opinion... I long for the day where politics are kept out of our video games.
This literally is politics being kept away from video games ...

Corrupt XBA said:
He supported Heterosexual pride day and "it's okay to be white"

He should have known it is NOT OKAY to be a straight white man
Of course it is. It's not okay to be a bigot.

PURESSENCE said:
I see the free speech police are out again. 1984 was meant to be a warning, not a guide book.
Free speech police? Did Notch get arrested? Or did he not get invited to an event for video game aimed primarily at children because he became a conspiracy theorist nutjob?
Kennyannydenny
Posted on 30 April 19 at 12:13
Soooo does it matter if it's celebrated with him or not? I mean, if he didn't touch the game since 2014 i'm fine with celebrating it without him.

When you sell your stuff, and you don't start working for the company you sold it to, then the company is going to do things without you with your stuff. Simple as that. I don't see the problem, nor the reason why this article even exists...