Notch banned from Minecraft anniversary event due to wrongthink

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Report: Microsoft excluding Minecraft creator from anniversary event over ‘comments and opinions’
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Company that made Markus ‘Notch’ Persson a billionaire is further distancing itself from him
By Charlie Hall@Charlie_L_Hall Apr 29, 2019, 12:10pm EDT
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Microsoft will exclude Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson from the game’s 10-year anniversary celebrations later this month, reports Variety. The company says Persson’s “comments and opinions” are simply too toxic for him to be associated with its brand. The news comes one month after Microsoft quietly scrubbed references to Persson from the game’s loading screen.
“His comments and opinions do not reflect those of Microsoft or Mojang and are not representative of Minecraft,” a Microsoft spokesperson told Variety.
Minecraft was officially released in 2011 after a lengthy period in beta and has since gone on to become one of the most popular video games of all time. It boasts over 90 million players of all ages, and is used as a teaching tool in schools. Minecraft’s ubiquity comes in part from its available on virtually every modern gaming platform, from computers to consoles to mobile devices.
In 2014, Microsoft purchased Minecraft and its developer, the Swedish studio Mojang, for $2.5 billion. In the years since his payout, he has become increasingly erratic, promoting abhorrent social and political views to his more than 3.7 million Twitter followers. His exploits include publicly promoting bigoted theories about the relative value of cultures and races, as well as the defamation of women and the LGBTQ community generally.
Microsoft says Persson will not be present at a event being held in Stockholm on May 17. Polygon has reached out to Microsoft for additional comment.

It seems that when Minecraft got rid of all mentions of him, it really was because Microsoft decided to bend over to triggered troons and SJWs.
 
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But doncha know, MS doesn’t censor like Sony, so they’re automatically gudgoys despite both SIE and MS Studios being centered in California and likely having just as many numales and dangerhairs with liberal arts degrees in it as SIE.

Edit: MS is actually in WA state, which is still a Democrat shithole full of dangerhairs, so no big deal
 
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In the years since his payout, he has become increasingly erratic, promoting abhorrent social and political views to his more than 3.7 million Twitter followers. His exploits include publicly promoting bigoted theories about the relative value of cultures and races, as well as the defamation of women and the LGBTQ community generally.

Said only what people without fuck you money thinks.
 

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It seems that when Minecraft got rid of all mentions of him, it really was because Microsoft decided to bend over to triggered troons and SJWs.
That's depressing, but also Notch is a billionaire and this is gonna hurt the game and the event more than it's gonna hurt him.

Also, there is nothing abhorrent about his views unless you've got a few chromosomes too many and aren't capable of rationally dealing with complex social issues.
 
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Admittedly I have a hard time mustering much sympathy for the guy seeing as he knowingly jumped into bed with Microsoft and hey, profited very greatly for his trouble. Its fine that he did, but everything has a price, and that price entailed ceding control of his project so that he could work on...S-Scrolls.
 
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Oh I don’t give a flying shit about Minecraft or Sony, I’m just shitting on the hypocrisy of some of the retards who actually sold their PS4s for Xbones over Sony’s shit-ass censorship policies only for us to find out that MS are also run by dangerhairs and numales with pronouns listed on their Twitter bios. There’s no “good guys” in the AAA industry
 
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