MMGN writes: One Minecraft fan, 10-year-old Sabrina Lane, has taken the lead for millions of fanatical virtual builders, writing to Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella begging the company not to change the game.
Similar to that one little girl that wanted the grim fandango remake
Maybe these letters are all written by one particularly vocal girl?!
When I was 10 I wrote letters to The Flash, wishing him well in his struggles with supercrime... Nearly shit myself when he responded, THANKING ME for my support and the fun-sized boxes of M&Ms... It took about a week of correspondence for me to notice that 'The Flash' didn't seem to know very much about himself, or the exploits for which he was famed... When my Mother confessed that SHE was The Flash, it blew my tiny mind... Stole my innocence AND my M&Ms. (cries) What I'm trying to communicate here is that KIDS ARE DUMB... I'm an intelligent man, but I was a DUMB kid. I think it's very unlikely a child wrote that letter to Microsoft... Some creepy whiz-kid MIGHT be able to get her head around their business legacy, but then the sentiments expressed wouldn't be so damned 'childish'... So I call bullshit.
That was an awesome comparison & point, even made me laugh bubble up for you homey.
Bubble up for a good laugh.
When I was 8 I started a petition to my elementary school principal to construct a baseball field in this big empty lot at the edge of the school property. Got around 40 signatures and a meeting with the principal where he very politely told me, "no." Just because you weren't a terribly mature kid doesn't mean others weren't. There's nothing worse than patronizing children.
LOL That was a good story, but only one small part I have a personal variance with: All kids are geniuses: you just have to invest their faith into true things and you'll be amazed what they can do.
Hey, thanks! It was still the best week of my young life. To those who disagreed... Well, you just WAIT until I tell Batman...
I don't think MS is going to risk ruining anything after spending 2.5 Billion.
SimCity Sims 4 They'll break it apart, dumb it down, and sell it to you at in a huge amount of tiny chunks at premium prices.
Windows 8.1 is fantastic, seriously, it's the best version on Windows yet. Obviously is fashionable to hat on windows so disagree away, but anyone who has spent a fair bit of time with 8.1 has similar feelings to me. It works very nicely with my XB1 and lumia phone too
@Yi-Long What does Microsoft have to do with the The Sims 4 and Sim City? You know since those games are published by EA.
@ deathof...no, it's not. Charms are useless as is the double home screen. I don't want to use my laptop like a mobile device.
I know, right? It was such a HUGE risk making the start menu more aesthetically pleasing. In Microsoft's defense, they had no way of knowing that minor change would piss off so many idiots.
@Xof Exhibit A: http://fumaga.com/i/Windows... Making it stuffed with useless stuff, boxes for advertising and just breaking apart what made Windows 7 so good, isn't innovative. Metro was designed for phones/tablets, should stay on phones and tablets.
@Yi-Long That's EA you are referring to. You must have your "evil corporation" troll list mixed up
The point is no amount of money spent acquiring a company means that good decisions will be made to make that money worth it
LOL i laughed so hard at your comment. here you go my friend bubble up.^^
where were you last year when Microsoft were screwing all of us over?
I didn't have any problems with MS policies when it came to the Xbox One. Always online meant Developers could plan around that aspect knowing everyone was on the same page and take advantage of what it has to offer. Not to mention the family sharing aspect of the whole thing meant it would have been the best deal in videogames period.
@shloobmm And it would be a useless paperweight for anyone without decent internet service. MS came up with that policy under the assumption that everyone has access to internet as good and as fast as theirs is. Hell, net providers out here are s#!t. But at least I know with things the way they are right now, if I ever do away with them all together, at least my lonely, disconnected a** can still get my game on.
Of course they wont mess this up, its not like MS has a track record of making bad choices and messing things up...
the only way they'll ruin it is by blocking it (or future versions) from appearing on certain formats...
True, but I doubt they'll do that. Spending $2.5 bill, keeping it multiplatform is their best option to keep generating revenue.
I'm trying to imagine a world where, uh...no. Another MS exclusive. Bought and paid for.
Why can't people see this as a good thing? Without technological backing, the game can't really go any further (bar from MC2) If there was any company in the world that had anything to offer the franchise, it's actually MS (contrary to popular belief). Here's some of the pro's I can think off that MS have to offer: - at the moment, MC has run as far as it physically can on it's own. - MS has cloud servers (Free for developers) - DX12 API streamlines porting between multiple devices - DeLorean will likely make streaming feasable on ANY device - Financial backing - LARGE 1st party studio's/expertise - They send out their own engineers/developers to help streamline the process - Minecraft might/could be shipped free with windows 9. - Gameplay is clearly fun, hence the install base. It's not demanding so can be run on any device - DLC/Mods, There's already a heap of pre developed content out there, they may endorse it and make that TOO available and more accessable then ever before. -They will take MC2 and scale it up to be a truly cross platform user experience. - Could this be the first thim they allow ALL devices to play together? - It's clearly not about the money that can be made, but the service that can be offerred. They're happy to pay 2.5billion to secure MC's future for 50 million players, giving it a decade longer lifespan. If the above does happen, then are they so bad? for MC lovers they're doing it justice by bursting the MC universe wide open. ^^^ speculative off course ;)
Do you really think that with MS owning MC that the playstation platforms are going to get any updates, patches or DLC ? Do you think that any new iterations of MC will also come to the playstation platform? Maybe.... but I personally doubt it. There is absolutely no reason for MS to buy the franchise other then to make it exclusive to xbox and pc. And yes I know that it is out on ps3 and ps4 , but that doesn't mean that playstation will get any love from MS.
Wouldn't be surprised if they remake minecraft with kinect usage exclusive
Windows Me, Zune, and Games for Windows Live(bought gear of war from it, can't download it anymore..) If my work environment accept other office product like LibreOffice and other free development tools, I would go for Linux OS a long time ago.
They won't ruin it silly child, they'll make it linear! Put explosions and cutscenes in it and add a generic story featuring your newest favorite actor :D /s Hope Notch does well himself. Minecraft will be grand.
Minecraft is going to be just fine. Probably better even.
Sounds more like Bioware or Square-nix.
Don't worry Irishguy, I caught your sarcasm.
When even a 10 year old knows that you ruin things, you have a problem.
I very much doubt a ten year old can write a letter like that lmao! why would a ten year old even care if Microsoft bought it! Just another click bait article, BS
"why would a ten year old even care if Microsoft bought it!" Because that is the core audience for minecraft right now. My nephew is into it right now and so are all his classmates. They even watch stampy long nose on youtube playing minecraft. The casuals and kids is what MS wants with minecraft.
I agree with you tbh! but this article is a load of BS! a ten year old does not write letters to head of Microsoft lmao!
If there's anything video games have taught me it's that... Evil monsters feed on children's tears.
even little girls know MS ruins game franchises lol.
So... how did this letter to Microsoft end up over the internet? Surely the child didn't send it to Microsoft then post it to his favourite gaming message board did he? Surely it would be bad PR if Microsoft released this letter? I smell bulls**t with this article.
Lol I agree. Just the usual hate towards Microsoft/Xbox.
How does a 10 year old get the idea that a certain company has a history of "ruining things"? Maybe she reads a lot of gaming history or maybe somebody (her gamer daddy) put ideas in her head and then made the letter available on the interweb. I'd opt for the latter. I'm sure she's also been instructed to use Chrome but to never, EVER, under any circumstances use IE, because Google=good and M$=bad.
Or maybe you can look at MS recent actions and know they ruin things. They also have a habit of buying popular games instead of just making them, you know like Nintendo and Sony. 2.5 could make a really great game but nooo just buy something instead no work needed. As for Chrome vs IE...just use IE and know how crappy it is. Like Firefox was at the top but became crap like IE before it, eventually something better than Chrome will come and replace that. Cycle of life.
@Summons75 You should have some quality time with the "10 year old" kid.
i was reading about videogame stuff on ign and 1up when i was 11~
Oh, will the drama never cease? "Look, you made the children cry, big evil corporation! How can you say no to that face?" Give me a break. I'm getting mighty tired of everyone making mountains out of molehills lately. All I ever see is whining lately.
Couldn't agree more!!! Well said sir!
Too late kid
I would believe the headline should be '10 year old asked to right a letter to Microsoft by ........'
Well, I'd say someone would then need to take a look at the headline and-- *takes off his 8bit shades* write some wrongs.
Change isn't always bad. However, this kid thinks they have it tough? What about us that grew up with Crash Bandicoot, look what that became. Give us sympathy!
" We grew up looking at muddied polygons and walking to school in the snow until our legs were bloody stumps, and we loved every minute of it!"
Please don't ruin Xbox ..... dammit .. too late.
OH you ....I see what you did there.
It's funny how they throw little innocent kids into stuff like this. How do we even know about this story? I'm not touched because it looks so scripted or manipulated. Am I suppose to have an aww moment? Fanboys stoop so low they'd use instances like this to make Microsoft look like the bad guy. I'd tell the little kid to not worry. Minecraft will be fine.
There was way too much punctuation in there for me to believe its the 10 year old who wrote it. However the sentiment is valid even if people are spinning it to suggest she thinks Microsoft ruin everything.
Lol!! I believe its a grown a*@ man who wrote this too. Stop pretending your grown a*! doesn't play minecraft.
Can the internet stop crying about this already?
Same kid asked them not to ruin the up coming X1 last May.
Microsoft, crushing little kid's dreams with microtransactions.
Don't worry little guy... Microsoft doesn't give two shits what you say. They'll find a way to fuck it up.
When I was 10, (36 years ago) I once wrote a letter to santa. He never did respond.
To make this buyout worth it money wise, Microsoft will have the change this game. Expect DLC to be the first thing they implement. And to make it clear, Sony, Apple, or any other company would do the same thing if they had bought them out.
This is a good opportunity for this kid to learn about life's disappointments.