Submitted by Arai 576d ago | news

Sony gives Minecraft developer a golden PSOne as VIP invitation to E3

Sony has sent Minecraft developer Markus "Notch" Persson a golden PSOne as VIP invitation to an E3 event.

They also sent him an original copy of Dungeon Master 2 they had lying around.
Could this mean that Minecraft will be coming to the PlayStation brand? (Markus Persson, Minecraft, PS Vita, PS3, PS4)

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izumo_lee  +   576d ago | Well said
Wow! Sony going all out to entice developers to Playstation.

Btw the PSone still looks amazing after all these years.

PSOne > XboxOne
PSVita  +   576d ago | Well said
Sonys marketing team is amazing even me!
abzdine  +   576d ago
that's for sure buddy! Sony's E3 conference is gonna ftw this year
"Sonys marketing team is amazing even me!"

They used to market halo, gears & google chrome.

So the #! and #2 xbox games and the #1 browser.
Yeah they are good team.

They know what they are doing.

I want pc/ps4 cross gameplay!!
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JoySticksFTW  +   576d ago
dat marketing

@ PSVita

"Sonys marketing team is amazing even me!"

Dude, tell them to start working on you next.
WalterWJR  +   576d ago
Pc/ps4 gameplay is not going to happen. The mouse has to much of an advantage in certain games.
ShoryuSwordsman  +   576d ago
yea, this marketing team is the best thing that happened to Sony since Kevin Butler lol


don't be so sure, I'm fairly certain the PS4's new touchpad can easily function as a mouse, and don't be surprised if a Pc game comes out on the ps4 and the touchpad is an option over the right stick for camera control, or even just for those quick 180 degree turns can use a quick swipe. Now I know I'm just imagining here, but I feel like this may be a strong application for the touchpad.
jeromeface  +   576d ago
I'm sure its real hard to add mouse capability to the ps4. It's blown my mind that it hasn't been added to the ps2 and 3... considering the USB ports.
andrewsqual  +   576d ago
@WalterWJR They already did it with PC/PS3 with Portal 2 and it was incredible. With PS4 it would be easily possible.
sikbeta   576d ago | Trolling | show
WalterWJR  +   576d ago
You can't play ps3 with a mouse and a keyboard because it is equivalent to cheating. It's just logic that a mouse is so much more accurate when playing shooting games, the opposite is true for driving games where they are better for a pad.
SlyFoxC  +   576d ago

the ps3 does have mouse and keyboard support....
psyxon  +   576d ago
Um, the ps3 does have mouse compatibility., and even keyboard compatibility. It's up to developers to choose to allow those inputs for their games. They choose not to do it on consoles. Why? Because they're consoles.
omi25p  +   576d ago
Surprising, This generation they have failed to advertise the majority of they're games.
JoySticksFTW  +   576d ago
@ omi25p

recent marketing team change
PLASTICA-MAN  +   576d ago
Does this golden PS One play games or it is just a golden item ?
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PSVita  +   576d ago
@plastica- I doubt it works because they didnt send it with cables but it did include a game, so who knows.
AliTheSnake1  +   576d ago
@sikbeta I'm pretty sure bribing is how Microsoft got the 3 years old pc game on their xbox in the first place. And kept it there for a year.
dudeOplenty  +   576d ago
PS3 already supports mouse/kb. Unreal 3 and CS:GO to name a couple. Cross platform is possible as shown by unreal 3(if i'm not mistaken) and portal 2. they took it out of CS:GO though, which it was originally touted as having.

it's definitely possible, and, hopefully, with the obvious spec upgrades that comes from the next generation of consoles, this will hopefully be more common place.
Utalkin2me  +   576d ago

I played Unreal On the PS3 with a mouse and keyboard.
BattleAxe  +   576d ago
Wow, I am really loving what Sony is up to these days. Great to see them reach out to developers at all levels, and that gold PS One is awesome!
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StraightPath  +   576d ago
I always wanted a black psone! just a small and amazing looking console.
DonFreezer  +   576d ago
WOW Sony brides developers and ps fanboys calling it great marketing .This is getting out of hand really.
yesmynameissumo  +   576d ago | Well said
Sony isn't making anyone their bride silly. They're a company, not a person.
Salooh  +   576d ago
This is a sign of respect. (bride) would be a car/money/house..etc Not an old ps one console lol
SexyGamerDude  +   576d ago
They didn't bribe him. If you go on his twitter you would see that he was already planning on going over to Sony.
noctis_lumia   576d ago | Offensive
waltercross  +   576d ago
LOL @ bride, I dunno if Markus in a dress will do anything for this Generation.
RyuCloudStrife  +   576d ago
your post gave me cancer
kenshiro100  +   576d ago
Lol, you trolls never cease to amaze me. The good Sony news is slowly killing you on the inside.
rainslacker  +   575d ago
Well...MS bribed with all those exclusive content deals and xbox fan boys called it great marketing...or we could call it what it is, business. A token of gratitude to show that they appreciate his efforts for the PS brand. Or better yet, just a cool way to send an invitation.
MYSTERIO360  +   576d ago
I'm sure when he opens it up there will be a million dollar contract for him, ready to be signed on the dotted line.
kupomogli  +   576d ago

Buy Unreal Tournament 3. It's one of the PS3 games that support mouse and keyboard. I know someone who plays Unreal 3 and UT 2004 with a controller and he's better than most players.


A gold PSone and a copy of Dungeon Keeper 2 is a custom invitation, like a card, not a bribe. The items are less than $200.
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Horny  +   576d ago
I love dungeon keeper, I really wish 3 wasn't canceled
T2  +   576d ago
ya i have a rocketfish bluetooth keyboard and mouse I used to use all the time for messaging, or surfing the web on my ps3.. works perfectly, although I did always wish there was some game support, especially for a RTS like Red Alert
fr0sty  +   576d ago
Back when I was into PC gaming, I played UT2004 with both a controller and a mouse. The controller was held in the left hand, using L1 for jump, L2 for crouch, L3 to enter/exit/use, the d-pad was mapped for other functions that I needed it for. the mouse handled aiming, shooting, alt-fire, and the scroll wheel switched weapons. I was able to murder everyone using that layout, as I had perfect analog control of all my vehicles and movement, and all the accuracy of a good mouse.
nosferatuzodd  +   576d ago
sony and microsoft is in a rap battle, xbox one said>> sony you suck we have more money this is the year of the duck .

sony said my turn >>> sony said >>microsoft isn't it evil to live backwards check it out << live evil backwards 359 step backwards oh

Hard liquor, y’all full of DRM, remember
I tried to give Microsoft the large picture
Your Microsoft wasn’t no gamer, they're just another lost money grubber
You think it’s gangster to let a gamer love that TV more than their FPshooter
used the kineck camera to watch his son even around the corner?
Or leave your son out here alone to fend for himself, knowin that the kineck camera is government surveillance stalker,
Is your money being long worth your lifespan bein shorter? Huh? Microsoft
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Reverent  +   576d ago
We appreciate what you're doing, but don't try so hard.

Sony, keep up the good work!
waltercross  +   576d ago
@ nosferatuzodd

"I Get it!, You are supporting sony, but this rap is kind of corny. We know that The Xbox One has all of that DRM crap and we all know that Microsoft needs a Real slap and at that Xbox One reveal we know that nobody really clapped, it was all fake and Microsoft is a snake!. I ain't paying a fee to register my used game that's kind of lame, Don't even get me started on that Eye and ears in the livingroom shit thats something I'm not wit.

Americans and gamers alike, wake the fuck up before you lose your rights, I think that the XBox one could be a nice Cable box but get real Microsoft, we are gamers at heart make the fuckin Real XBOX 3 and play your part."

Ok I went overboard LOL, it was fun though!.
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Cryptcuzz  +   576d ago
LOL my man, that was awesome just for the sheer passion behind your intention. However, I literally had chills running down my spine while reading your piece there since it was oh so cheesy!

I'd give you props for that though, since I would imagine it takes serious balls to share something like that with everyone here.

I wish I got an invitation from Sony at all, let alone one this cool with a gold PSone. I wonder what would become of this friendly gesture...E3 2013 cannot come soon enough!!!
batbatz  +   576d ago
Sony are class
3-4-5  +   576d ago
E3 This year is going to be amazing...finally! :

Nintendo - 3D Mario, Legend of Zelda U, LoZ WW HD, Mario Kart U, Super Smash Brothers U/3DS, Pikmin & Other games they said they will announce that we have yet to hear about.

Sony - We've seen the lineup they are promising and it looks good. Can't wait to see more information and gameplay and actually see the PS4.

Microsoft - They are promising 15 exclusive titles, 8 of them being brand new Ip's.

Regardless of their failed reveal, I'm a gamer and I'm still excited about the potential of those games.

They still have time to win people over, but it's not going to get any easier.

They may not think Nintendo is a competitor anymore but once they release their big games, all bets are off and it's fair game.

People are going to notice the 50+ games already available on Wii U + Virtual console, along with what Sony is offering and I'm sure people would be happy with either.

I'm a huge xbox fan( own OG+360) and the only thing that excites me about XB1 is:

* Controller, 8 new IP's,..........and that is about it.
lela11fernandez   576d ago | Spam
HaVoK308  +   576d ago
Wow gold colored spray paint! A $10 console! Yes, they are going all-out!

The mentality of the fanboy will never cease to amaze and befuddle.
izumo_lee  +   576d ago
At least Sony is trying to make allies whereas Microsoft has given indie devs the cold shoulder.

Also the PSOne is a console Microsoft would dream of achieving the same success as. So yeah i rather have that gold painted PSOne than a XboxOne.
Blackdeath_663  +   576d ago
"The mentality of the fanboy will never cease to amaze and befuddle" Oh the irony...
waltercross  +   576d ago
@ HaVoK308

Come on man, don't bash on the classic. If it wasn't for the PSone there wouldn't even be an XBOX brand.
Cryptcuzz  +   576d ago

Why the hate man?

Ever heard of "It's the thought that counts..." ?

You think these multi-million dollar devs can easily be bribed? Put some thought into something with a touch of sentiment and it can go a long way.

Why don't you try it someday.
kenshiro100  +   576d ago
It's interesting how you just post one comment and then disappear.
SideShort  +   576d ago
No doubt the Xbox One is not doing so hot right now, but the level of absolute bias mindsets on this site is getting ridiculous, if not ridiculous already. Probably going to get restricted from commenting for this, but I am not coming back to N4G until June. When you can ACTUALLY say what system is greater than the other.
MRMagoo123  +   576d ago
If MS dont change nearly everything they have planned Sony already has the better console, MS can have 140 new ips this year but it still wont be worth a damn with all the crap it has on it at mo. Sony on the other hand are doing it right and i have no doubt they are going to be putting on a show at E3 with no bad press involved.
SideShort  +   576d ago
@MRMagoo123 See, I would have to agree with you 1OO% there. Sony's console is simply way more appealing to me at this point, I'm just holding out hope MS can match your prediction of the show Sony will put on at E3. I wouldn't mind going back to Sony at all, as the PS1 and especially PS2 holds a special place to what I am assuming is the majority of us. Just announce Kingdom Hearts 3 and its PS4 all the way lol.
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insomnium2  +   576d ago

I don't think it's bias at all. If someone (anyone) pulls some BS moves on the gaming community they will get hate on them on a gaming website. It has zero to do with bias. People are just calling it as they see it.

MS is truly a parasite of this industry imo. No foundation at all. They just concentrate on making the moves that most likely makes them the most money. It doesn't matter who they have to trample on. Sony fans, Nintendo fans, their own fans it makes no difference.

No other company would've gotten away with such childish mentality other than MS in this USA centric industry. No other company would've gotten away with going for the core and then completely abandoning them mid flight. A truly disgusting parasite.

I'm happy if MS goes for the casual TV crowd. They can have it if they are gullible enough to bite. After the x360 trainwreck I think you would've struggled to gain sales with the core audience. I as sure as hell hope so.
Kevin ButIer  +   576d ago
*Saw golden PSOne

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OlgerO  +   576d ago
interesting, sony really seems to think that it can impress these developers by what they show at the e3 conference. This is going to be good!
SandWitch  +   576d ago
Minecraft on PlayStation confirmed?
sinncross  +   576d ago
Minecraft on PS3/ PS4 and PSV would be pretty neat.
Arai  +   576d ago
Looks like it, most likely we'll see him on stage at E3.
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amiga-man  +   576d ago
Because of the ease of development for the PS4 bringing it to the new platform should be a piece of cake.
3-4-5  +   576d ago
Minecraft + PS4 = graphical update mods considering PS4 is more computer like now, compared to 360.
waltercross  +   576d ago
Oh man I hope so, I have Minecraft for the PC, I'll get it for the PS4/PS3 to!.
iRocket  +   576d ago
Only question, does it work?
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andibandit  +   576d ago
Problably not meant be used since they didnt include the power cable (see tweet)
Aquarhane   576d ago | Bad language | show
RiPPn  +   576d ago
Looks like that PSone should play The Legend of Zelda, good stuff.
ltachiUchiha  +   576d ago
Its bound to happen. I bet sony will wow them & also they will bring it over because of the freedom sony will give them. I knew this will happen sooner or later.
Prcko  +   576d ago
Sony is doing great job this time around
fattyuk  +   576d ago
I know for a fact that Sony have always been impressive on press kits of their games and have always been good with these little gestures to devs
SonyNGP  +   576d ago
Money-hatting with style. I like this!
BlmThug  +   576d ago
Lucky developers. The PSOne is gorgeous, especially with Crash Bandicoot in the disc tray
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DEATHSTROKE-cro-  +   576d ago
Sony marketing team is doing good job for last 4 months
badvlad  +   576d ago
sry but minecraft sux
The_Infected  +   576d ago
In your opinion. If your creative and like a good time no it don't suck. It's by no means my fav game but it is pretty fun.
MrDead  +   576d ago
Minecraft is like Lego, it only suck's if you have no imagination.
Salooh  +   576d ago
I don't like it but i respect it with the people who play it. It's a great game just like LBP..
Drainage  +   576d ago
maybe with ps4 graphics but the whole GBC graphics dont cut it
Sharius  +   576d ago
This....is....PS.....ONEEEEEEE EEE!!!!!!!
Tatsuya  +   576d ago
Minecraft is coming to PS4. Great news indeed!
Woah this bring back old memories when I first saw that PS logo and owned my first PlayStation. It was a legendary day and I intend to create that legendary moment again when I hold my PS4 day one at the game store soon!

PS4: Greatness Awaits
BlaqMagiq24  +   576d ago
*sheds tear* So... beautiful *sniff*
Xsly  +   576d ago
Hopefully Minecraft on Ps Vita that would be awesome. I would defenetly buy minecraft on the Vita.
rainslacker  +   575d ago
I've never been able to get into the game for too long, it's fun but for some reason after an hour my ADD kicks in. But I could see it being more my thing if they integrated the Vita specific hardware into it. Now you got me wondering how those could be used in the game.:)
xtremexx  +   576d ago
mayberry  +   576d ago
What does a golden PSONE look like?!
KillrateOmega  +   576d ago
Do not attempt to look at. Only imagine. Our mortal minds cannot handle that level of epicness.
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ElitaStorm  +   576d ago
was is it that hard to click on the page?

Related image(s)
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mayberry  +   576d ago
I viewed on my pos tablet at work. No time to click. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
rainslacker  +   575d ago
I wish his was a fake one, and I find the real golden PS1 in my mailbox tomorrow...
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r21  +   576d ago
Awesome PS1. Really hoping this means that darn Minecraft deal with MS is over now, and we can now have MC on PS and Nintendo platforms :)
imt558  +   576d ago
Double kudos to Sony!!!! Bravisimo. After all these years PSOne is still gorgeus.
Prcko  +   576d ago
imagine real gold ps one :DD
bocajbee  +   576d ago

Vita needs a game like minecraft.
MattMawko  +   576d ago
Kudos to sony, i really hope they could port Minecraft to the Vita!
S2Killinit  +   576d ago
well if you have a Vita, and you get the PS4 you can play whatever PS4 game you want directly on your Vita with remote play (: so cheers
MattMawko  +   576d ago
Looks like im buying a PS4!
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MuhammadJA  +   576d ago
If only they could show all this support and excitement to the Vita as well.
despair  +   576d ago
sweet, I want one now :(
MultiConsoleGamer  +   576d ago
Microsoft already bought his loyalty.
SexyGamerDude  +   576d ago
Then they lost it with their policies dealing with Indie developers.
WeAreLegion  +   576d ago
They didn't buy his loyalty. A separate developer asked Notch and the rest of Mahjong if they could port it to the 360. They said yes. Sort of like EA asking to port The Orange Box to PS3. (Oh, the sadness...)
TrickishDcnc  +   576d ago
Wow I want one :D would probably play on it to as at moment I am playing ff8 disc 2 on my vita so I defo think I could get back into playing ps1 games (Might buy some of my old favs from ps1 and fire them up on the ps3).
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jimbobbeers  +   576d ago
This must confirm it then, or you know, you could stop clutching at straws and wait for some confirmation.
waltercross  +   576d ago
That is The Developer of Minecraft himself that tweeted this picture and announced it, so It is confirmed.
jimbobbeers  +   575d ago
I''m talking about everyone saying Minecraft is coming to Playstation. Not confirmed.
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