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Submitted by Snealiv 1110d ago | news

Polytron angry at Minecraft’s Preferential Treatment

Polytron, developers of Fez, are angry at Minecraft's preferential treatment on the XBLA Marketplace. (Fez, Marcus "Notch" Persson, Minecraft, Mojang, Polytron Corporation, Xbox)

Snealiv  +   1110d ago
The developers had quite the kerfuffle over Twitter. Someone seems a little jealous, but he has some valid points.
acidbrn  +   1110d ago
I saw some of the back and fourth between them, I found it rather humorous. Hopefully this leads to a change in policy.
Sharodan  +   1110d ago
Good lord it looks like a train wreck in that feed. Someone ground that person and put him in time-out until he knows how to act like an adult again! Or give him a personal Twitter account to sound butt-hurt in...
kungfuian  +   1110d ago
Hopefully it leads both of them to release their games on PSN :-)
Snealiv  +   1110d ago
That would be nice to see. I wonder if PSN would allow more creative freedom on the game.

Fingers crossed for mod support?
Getowned  +   1110d ago
Would be awesome but you'll never see that(mods) because people would abuse the system
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WeskerChildReborned  +   1110d ago
Nah but i bet PSN would allow cross platforming though.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1110d ago
If Minecraft were to release on PS3, that would be sweet. And i think we would be able to do cross platform for PC and PS3 cause PS3 is open to that kinda stuff.
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Sharodan  +   1110d ago
Now something like that would be fantastic! I long for the day when we can see cross-platform play with ALL systems. Maybe in twenty years...
Welshy  +   1109d ago
@Sharodan

if all platforms in the future cross played each either, wouldn't that defeat the purpose of even having separate platforms in the first place?

Each system needs its own identity to sell, if they were all the same what can they do to tempt you to the platform?

Edit: i was going to add "we will have one universal system", but that would be dumb too, because there would lack competition, and competition pushes each other to raise the bar.
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Sharodan  +   1109d ago
@TheFaceless

I actually hadn't considered that side of things and you make a really good point. I'd still like to see something like that, but I also think I'd prefer to continue seeing that competition that drives the quality.
acidbrn  +   1110d ago
One can only hope!
Snealiv  +   1110d ago
The story just keeps getting better too, check the article again to see Polytron's increasingly angry tweets and responses.
TekoIie  +   1110d ago
I don't get how he says leaderboards don't represent accurate sales : /. It sounds like an accurate way of predicting your games sales. Not like you can buy minecraft preowned lol (but you can share content I think).
DeadIIIRed  +   1110d ago
Someone on the marketing team is getting fired
Series_IIa  +   1110d ago
Way to ruin your company. Minecraft has millions of rampant fanboys who get pissed just for putting the word Minecraft in a bad sentence.
RandyL84  +   1110d ago
While Polytron does have a point in the special treatment, they are going about it all wrong. You definitely shouldn't use your companies twitter account to vent like that.
Christopher  +   1109d ago
It depends. If other Indie developers get behind them on the same issue in a similar fashion, it can turn into something that Microsoft has to respond to.

These type of things rarely get taken care of if you go through the usual channels of filing a complain with Microsoft. I mean, seriously, do you think Microsoft doesn't prioritize CoD over other games and their DLC?
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adamant715  +   1109d ago
Minecraft isn't even that great.. lol totallu overrated
specialguest  +   1109d ago
I've never heard of Fez until reading this article. Fez looks really interesting.
SeanDKnight  +   1107d ago
They have a right to be made to a point. Microsoft doesn't do a good job of supporting Indie games or giving them enough exposure.

However that doesn't excuse Polytron whinin like a little child.
SeanDKnight  +   1106d ago
*mad

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