Thursday, November 6, 2014

Notch Cuts and Runs

Quote of the Day
I left the mojang office for the last time, and didn't properly say bye because everything is strange. - Markus Persson, Minecraft Creator
After selling out to Microsoft and betraying the people who supported him and his game when it was just a silly little project, Notch has been brazen enough to admit that he couldn't even properly say goodbye to the team he assembled to work on his game. He says it's strange. Of course it is! You just sold out and gave the middle finger to all the people who backed you and believed in you. These people, including myself, gave you money and helped test and improve your game for years, and on a whim you decide it's time to go back on all the things you've said and call up a big stinking corporation to ask for a sweet deal.

Monday, September 15, 2014

R.I.P. Minecraft

It's official. Mojang, creators and owners of Minecraft, have been purchased by Microsoft.

According to the official statement Notch got overwhelmed with how big Minecraft got and decided he couldn't handle it anymore so he sold out.

He’s decided that he doesn’t want the responsibility of owning a company of such global significance. Over the past few years he’s made attempts to work on smaller projects, but the pressure of owning Minecraft became too much for him to handle. The only option was to sell Mojang. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Rumor - Minecraft going to be Sold to Microsoft

According to Bloomberg, and other sources, Microsoft is about to purchase Mojang, the company started by Notch (Markus Persson) after he created Minecraft, for Two Billion Dollars. Naturally, the indie phenomenon known as Minecraft will be included in the deal (why else would Microsoft be interested?).

First, let me say that all signs point to this rumor being true. A lot of Minecraft faithful want to try and dismiss this rumor, but things are not looking good. Everyone thought it was strange when Mojang suddenly decided to start enforcing its EULA and start cracking down on servers. Then the latest update, version 1.8 of Minecraft, gets rushed out even though there are some pretty major bugs that a lot of people have been complaining about. The news sources reporting this are reputable so there is no way we can ignore them, but the biggest sign that this rumor is true for me, though, is the fact that Notch has been completely silent on the matter. Known to be reactionary and spout off on Twitter constantly Notch hasn't said anything. I highly doubt that if this weren't true we would have seen a string of tweets from him by now laughing this thing off.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Lebron James - Legacy

 So Lebron wants to go home? I thought he wanted to win championships and become the greatest player to ever play in the NBA? Wasn't he talking about being on the Mt. Rushmore of NBA players not too long ago? Well, we can't be surprised since it wasn't too long ago that he was saying he couldn't see himself playing for any other team besides Miami. If Lebron sounds fickle and disingenuous that's because he is, and I'm glad he is gone.

Review - Philips Portable Speaker System

 The Philips portable speaker system is a battery operated portable speaker that boasts up to 40 hours of operation and a thick connector cable that doubles as a lanyard. You can find it for anywhere between $10 - $20 dollars. I purchased mine for only $6 and have had it for quite some time. There is no bluetooth (If the cable didn't give that fact away).

At first I hated this speaker, and felt like I had wasted my money, but it slowly grew on me and now I find it rather useful. It's not amazing by any means, but it is functional and practical.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lebron's Indecision 2014

  I'm not a Lebron fan, but I'm glad that the best basketball player in the world came to play for my home team. I've never trusted him, and never felt like he wanted to make Miami a home. Now after four straight trips to the NBA finals and two championships Lebron James is repaying the city and the Heat organization by holding the team, the city and the entire NBA hostage.

Adding insult to injury is the rumor that James is actually contemplating a return to Cleveland to play for a man who publicly insulted and attacked him via a letter that looked like it was delivered straight from an insane asylum - A man who has never publicly apologized for what he did. How does leaving a team you just won two championships with to go back to an inexperienced team managed by a crazy man who openly bashed you make any sense? It doesn't.

I'm not going to lie. I want Lebron to stay on my home team, I like winning after all, but if he wants to leave then good riddance. I'm ready for all of this nonsense to end. His decision should have been easy - Stay with the team you just had the most success you've ever had in your life with - But if he wants to go back to that mess in Ohio then we don't need him. The Heat were a championship organization before Lebron and they will continue to be after him.