Submitted by Electro_UK 673d ago | news

Sony offers Notch free games, turns them down to buy individually

Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, creator of the hugely popular Minecraft, has been tweeting about the next-gen consoles on Twitter. After expressing his interesting in the PS4 on his account, none other than Sony’s Adam Boyes got in contact with him to offer him free games. Notch’s response? No thanks. (Adam Boyes, Marcus "Notch" Persson, PS4)

GreenRanger  +   674d ago
He wanted to make another notch in his wallet.

Kingthrash360  +   674d ago
^^lol well played kimosabi.

this is a gangsta move he pulled. me myself would have had no hesitation on making my order...my list would have 1 word.
"ALL" lol
DK_Kithuni_71  +   674d ago
All? Nice..!
cleft5  +   673d ago
Notch is a popular indie developer with a highly successful, revolutionary game. Despite that he carries himself with a great deal of class and is incredibly humble. People like Johnathan Blow, David Cage, etc could learn a heck of a lot from this guy. Basically he is on top of the world and rather than behave like a self absorbed jerk he behaves with pure class. Really hope this guy continues to do well.
come_bom  +   674d ago
Shame on you Sony! This guy is rich, so let him pay for his games. Offer the free games to me...
SlapHappyJesus  +   673d ago
Pretty sure he made the money he paid on those games in the time it took him to confirm the order of them.
KiLLeRCLaM  +   673d ago
The rich just keep getting richer
I remember in 2006 paris hilton got a free ps3..

"LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 08: Paris Hilton at the Playstation 3 launch party"

Can't find the article on it but I remember i was like wtf back then lol


shut it.. I am glad he turned it down to support game devs..

Also if this was MS would have been a sh!t storm lol..
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Abdou023  +   673d ago
Am not sure how is that a cool move or respect or all that, from all i know if someone offers you a gift you be polite and take the gift, nomatter how rich or important you are.
No respect from me here.
MazzingerZ  +   673d ago
He actually answered like a real gamer:
"I want to buy it myself legitimately! Games is too personal for me, I want to feel like “it’s mine”. :D But omg <3"

and anyway showed he appreciated the gesture, the article tries to make it sound different, negative... so people can read it like if he said something like: "No thanks, not interested, I'm an X1 fan" LOL

He didn't import an X1...he seems ok waiting until 2014 when it comes to Sweden:
"I'd totally get an Xbone too, but they don't release until "early 2014" in Sweden"

I think he is far from console wars, he just want to drink his glögg haha
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xavierbigdaddy1972  +   673d ago
I agree. That was not class. Just shows how some peeps still have no home training
MiloGarret  +   673d ago
In the more civilized cultures of this world, you are allowed to turn down a gift.
curtis92  +   673d ago
Notch needs to tell Mojang to get on that PS4 version of minecraft and stop diddledaddling around with the current gen versions.
SonicRush15  +   673d ago
I thought it was coming out for PS4?
maddskull  +   673d ago
it is
admiralvic  +   673d ago
I think they're saying that the current generation versions should be delayed so the PS4 version can release sooner.
KetchupBlood  +   673d ago
I think there are more people that has a PS3 rather than PS4 right now, so if they are going for money, they would choose PS3 first. Logic.
ColinZeal  +   672d ago
"I think there are more people that has a PS3 rather than PS4 right now"

You THINK? You actually had to THINK about that?
curtis92  +   673d ago
@KetchupBlood True but also, which install base is most eager to spend money right now? I think that goes to PS4. Lot of dormant PS3s sitting in living rooms of people who bought em on a whim or just use them for bluray.

PS4 gamers' bodies are ready. NOW IS THE TIME.
TomahawkX  +   673d ago
That Boyes fellow seems to be trying too hard to get devs to like the PS4, its kind of sad actually.
KwietStorm  +   673d ago
Yea, doing his job is such an embarrassment...
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Software_Lover  +   673d ago
Its not sad. It's just PR tactics. Now if it were Microsoft, people would call it desperation tactics. You can't win them all I guess.
testerg35  +   673d ago
Yup.. When Sony gives PS4s and goody bags to the media its good PR, but when MS does anything like that its a bribe, desperate, and underhanded.
curtis92  +   673d ago
I.. I agree with that. Touche.
Silly gameAr  +   673d ago
Oh lord stop crying fellas.
DragonKnight  +   673d ago | Well said
Oh look, more crying about MS' deserved PR reputation, more crying about "teh Sony bias," more off topic tears that have nothing to do with the story.

Do you want to know the difference between Sony and MS as it pertains to a situation like this?

One: Notch was tweeting about his interest in the PS4 which is what prompted Adam Boyes, whose job is third party relations, to contact him. It was done totally in public with complete transparency and no exchange of green. If it were Microsoft, it'd be shady backroom deals involving money, timed exclusivity, and PR double talk about how Notch came to the decision because he loves the Xbox ecosystem and blah blah blah.

Two: Adam was doing this knowing full well that it could easily amount to nothing. Giving Notch free games wouldn't have secured a partnership any more than giving him a golden PS1 did. Microsoft on the other hand send out $800 worth of merchandise to journalists to secure positive reviews for their biggest games. They only make moves with developers and journalists that they know will end favourably for them, which is their right as a business of course, but the likelihood of Microsoft just handing free games to ANY developer just because they tweeted interest in the Xbox One is pretty much zero.

You wanna know why people are constantly on Microsoft? Because Microsoft are sleezy, back door dealing, PR talking, money hungry automatons who couldn't show any interest in relating to gamers if one of us were running their PR department.

Sony could be guilty of what you call "PR tactics" but if this is how they go about it, in a completely open and upfront manner, then plenty would take that over Microsoft's shady business style any day.
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MaXiM1984  +   673d ago
Why people keep questioning why we don´t like microsoft.

Have they were living under a rock or what????

Negation is the first barrier to happiness XD
SpideySpeakz  +   673d ago
Give away free game content?..MS would never do such a thing. You're so gullible it's pathetic.
SilentNegotiator  +   673d ago
"Its not sad. It's just PR tactics. Now if it were Microsoft, people would call it desperation tactics"

....you realize that you're *responding* to a comment that is calling it desperation with Sony doing it, right? So what's with the "if it were MS" BS?

+1 trolling
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fattyuk  +   673d ago
At least he's talking to Devs and not TV company's and the NFL!!
Studio-YaMi  +   673d ago
The guy is happy to work on the PS4(he said it himself),he just refused the offer because he said that he want to buy the games legitimately because "games" are too personal for him.

Stop being immature and maybe read the article and not just the title next time.
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GraveLord  +   673d ago
That fact you care so much, kinda sad.
Elit3Nick  +   673d ago
Can't you say that for all the fanboys on this site?
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Hicken  +   673d ago
I guess you missed the rest of 2013, but devs already like the PS4, including the developer in question. Boyes didn't have to do a damn thing.

I'm getting tired of people talking and talking and knowing NOTHING.
Sarcasm  +   673d ago

His job is 3rd party relations...
5eriously  +   673d ago
@TomahawkX ["+ 12h ago
That Boyes fellow seems to be trying too hard to get devs to like the PS4, its kind of sad actually."]

What an idiotic and stupid comment. If you read and were able to comprehend the twitter feed you would have noticed that Markus Persson tweeted at 11:38 PM - 28 Nov 13 that he is already waiting for his PS4 and then thereafter at 11:46 PM - 28 Nov 13 from Hayward, CA Adam Boyes tweeted @notch send me a list of games you want and I'll see what I can do! Then Markus at first declined the offer like the great man he is and then tweeted he would like Half Life 3 as a free gift on PS4.

SIRHC13  +   673d ago
This is like trying to offer free sex to Hugh Hefner.
Software_Lover  +   673d ago
.........Wouldn't that make Sony/Microsoft a slut?
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SIRHC13  +   673d ago
Are they not?
Software_Lover  +   673d ago
My good sir you win, lol
captainbigballs  +   673d ago
I can't take you seriously with that avi haha
piffyd  +   673d ago
instead of wasting money giving games away to billionaires maybe sony should have designed a console capable of playing bf4 in something other than 900p at crappy medium settings with jaggies everywhere

this goes for Microsoft too!!

maybe investing in a cpu that wasn't made for a tablet and a gpu that wasn't made for a laptop

just a thought
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fattyuk  +   673d ago
Run back to your pc will ya,
WeAreLegion  +   673d ago
The console would have cost $500 or more with more power. Not worth it. It's plenty powerful.
Soldierone  +   673d ago
Head BF4 sucks in general, doesn't even run right on pc. Give it a few months and DICE will eventually fix most of it, just before releasing BF5 to the same broken mess.
FragMnTagM  +   673d ago
BF4 runs great on my PC. At launch it was a little shaky, but it is fine with me and I have pretty high standards.
MiloGarret  +   673d ago
Agree with above, no problems at all.
EXVirtual  +   673d ago
It's one game. 64 players, 60fps, destruction, the whole seven eleven.
If you wanted it to be playing the game at ultra settings at 1080p @ 60fps, the PS4 would've cost $900+.
Sony is just being classy. No need to get angry about that.
The PS4 is a powerful console as it is. That's the BF4 is the only game that's not running at native 1080p, along with the Order because of the black bars.
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BattleTorn  +   673d ago
Oh man, not letterbox.

I find letterbox to be inexcusable.

*glares at dragons dogma*
MiloGarret  +   673d ago
"Because of black bars"? HAHA, please don't be so gullible. Because of hardware limitations is the correct answer.
EXVirtual  +   673d ago
@MiloGarret, I'm being serious.
Letterbox is the best word. The resolution The Order is in is what people would call cinematic 1080p.
inFamous is an open world game without a letterbox and is 1080p native.
admiralvic  +   673d ago
Did you ever stop to think how much this would actually cost Sony?

In theory, they could just generate some PSN codes and hand him it for next to nothing. If they were going to secure some third party titles, then it might cost a few bucks, but you're talking about an expense that is easy under $200 dollars. This is infinitely less than it would cost to "fix" anything you said and really isn't that much money to a company like Sony.
younglj01  +   673d ago
tbh if you find PC gamers on Youtube that have played the PS4 version,they are saying they really can't tell an difference between the PC and PS4 version...LvlCap is one of the PC gamers I heard say this so I'll believe him over you any day...
MidnytRain  +   673d ago
If LvlCap can't tell the difference between the (texture)resolutions then perhaps you shouldn't listen to him.
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chobit_A5HL3Y  +   673d ago
sony could have very easily designed a console that could play bf4 at ultra settings. but there's this little factor called the "price" that's a major factor. most people aren't gong to spend what it would have cost sony OR ms to make that happen. you have quit a small mind~ *tsk tsk* oh yeah, and before you start spouting more bullshit, please build me a pc that can run bf4 at ultra with $400-$500.
Sarcasm  +   673d ago
Right, and the console will cost like $900. That's going to work out great for Sony again wouldn't it?
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Soldierone  +   673d ago
Hurry up and release Minecraft on PlayStation so you have money to buy even more games!
Smashbro29  +   673d ago
Man with more money then he knows what to do with refuses gift that would seriously not even make a dent in his wallet.
What a headline.
admiralvic  +   673d ago
Ever hear the expression "You can never have too much money"?

Just because he has the money to do it, doesn't mean he will turn it down because of it. Why spend money, no matter how trivial, on something you don't need to spend money on? Thats the point of the article and I can say I can respect the fact he didn't just jump all over free stuff because it was free.
greenart  +   673d ago
Exactly - "No, thanks"
WeAreLegion  +   673d ago
He was so respectful about it, too. Love both Adam and Notch.
static360  +   673d ago
smart move on his part honestly.
GEO9875  +   673d ago
*sigh* why and how is this news. Who cares? Only the lame indie sucking idiots
Gamerita  +   673d ago
a millionaire says no to free games. makes sense. lol
denero1  +   673d ago
exactly lol offer some free games to your long time fans even if randomly
Hekticboss44  +   673d ago
@ dragonknight shutin down them morons huh !! Lolz
Hekticboss44  +   673d ago
At piffy the the little stiffy have a look at the games brah check ur arse coz its bleeding
Hozi  +   673d ago
"I am very happy with the way PS4 is coming along. SONY is doing an excellent job. Good Job SONY!"

Alright, hopefully SONY will see this and contact me.
paul-p1988  +   673d ago
He declined the offer to buy the games himself, i respect that! I always found it weird that as soon as you make millions you suddenly get free stuff (even though you can afford it...), maybe he thinks the same.
Incipio  +   673d ago
I have played minecraft, and to be quite honest, I absolutely do not understand the insane following it's generated.

I've even taken the time to play the many, many games it's influenced. So far, only Terraria I have stuck with.
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denero1  +   673d ago
isn't that nice sony offering a millionaire free games :)
oploft  +   671d ago
looks good
isarai  +   670d ago
well kinda rude to turn down a gift, but his reason of them being very "personal" is completely understandable, i get it. Respect Notch, respect

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