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Minecraft creator tells Microsoft to 'stop trying to ruin the PC'

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    Minecraft creator tells Microsoft to 'stop trying to ruin the PC'


    The creator of the popular game Minecraft, Markus Persson, took to Twitter on Thursday to slam Microsoft over Windows 8. Persson's critique is the latest to emerge from the gaming world, which is bad news for Microsoft, as the company seeks the support of software developers to ensure Windows 8's success. With less than one month to go until the operating system's release, the stakes are high.
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    "I'd rather have minecraft not run on win 8 at all than to play along," he continued in a follow-up tweet. "Maybe we can convince a few people not to switch to win 8 that way."
    Markus Persson, Minecraft creator.
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    Example of a hypocrite right there. There is already Minecraft for Xbox and that is through an App certification process that is much more strict than that for W8. It won't matter for Windows 8 running on non RT hardware because those users can always run it on the desktop. If Windows RT tablets do well you'll see how fast he develops or ports over the Xbox version for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R0bR View Post
    Example of a hypocrite right there. There is already Minecraft for Xbox and that is through an App certification process that is much more strict than that for W8. It won't matter for Windows 8 running on non RT hardware because those users can always run it on the desktop. If Windows RT tablets do well you'll see how fast he develops or ports over the Xbox version for them.


    Not only that, Minecraft is available for mac os.

    Now someone tell me, which platform is more locked down than the other....
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    Persson's views are irrelevant. Solitaire has more users than Minecraft. After all, it's a desktop game, it's a game! If his crew wants to stay relevant, he better get some programmers to write a Minecraft app.
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    Erm all he did was say no he wasn't going to certify Minecraft to run on Windows 8 as it would then encourage more sales of windows 8...

    So all he did was tell Microsoft to use their own public displays rather then piggy back on the trend at the moment which is minecraft, and considering he has sold over 3 Million 'Unique' Codes, that is a large business oppurtunity for Microsoft.
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    Sheesh, why does people think that Windows 8 are ONLY FOR APPS and certifying is MANDATORY?

    He doesn't have to do anything with it - just install it as a normal desktop application and be done with it.

    What the hell is the problem with everyone and Windows 8?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tolya View Post
    Sheesh, why does people think that Windows 8 are ONLY FOR APPS and certifying is MANDATORY?

    He doesn't have to do anything with it - just install it as a normal desktop application and be done with it.

    What the hell is the problem with everyone and Windows 8?
    Firstly, Welcome to EightForums!

    And back to the subject, people don't think it is only for apps, MS wanted to showboat and say that Minecraft is compatible with Win8 which would then boost their sales as the minecraft community would think that Win8 would solve alot of bugs and performance issude, when they are just upgrading for Microsofts profit increase.

    That is the only reason.

    And what problem are you refering to? If you have a problem EightForums is right for you!

    Anyway Have fun on her!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Windows Sniper View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tolya View Post
    What the hell is the problem with everyone and Windows 8?
    And what problem are you refering to?
    I don't think Tolya understands why people despise/hate W8.

    There are only a handful of "regulars" here who love W8.
    Most of the other members seem to be disappointed, indifferent or outraged by it.
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 01 Oct 2012 at 23:19. Reason: Syntax
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    I think you will find that most of the people on here that like it are TechNet or MSDN subscribers who have seen the rise and fall of a couple OS's.


    Personally I think that going forward windows 8 is going to unify the way that people use different devices for the same goals and make it easier to go from one office to another, especially if you take Students for Example, they can be shown how to do something on a tablet imbedded into a conference table and then go away and re create the steps on a standalone machine.

    But I think I have pillaged this thread enough, I just wanted to explain the reason for Notch saying that he didn't want to certify windows.
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