The creator of Minecraft bought a house that was also desired by Beyoncé. Seriously.
Damn...that is all I have to say about that...
It's pretty cool that this guy made a simple game and has almost triple the net worth of a JayZ.
Video tour: http://vimeo.com/102897742
And for times the talent in his field respectively.
A lil slice of heaven...
Notch is doing it wrong...with that kind of money, you don't buy houses, you buy private islands and private jets with your own landing strip. Or, mega yacht it and travel the world while going to and fro as you please with the twin helicopters on board.
With that kind of money.. you invest to make more. Fund a company, etc. Don't sit on it.
Personally I think that kind of spending is disgusting considering what's going on in the world... Seriously, no one needs that house. You can get a perfectly nice house for a fraction of what he's paying for that. Thought as a Swede he'd have some conscience but I guess not.
Or build houses out of Diamonds..
Waste of cash but it's his money.
Well if your buy real estate that big there's a security issue. So it would make sense to buy a "smaller scale" mansion like this. I'm a city person and I think most gamers are city boys too.
wtf does this have to do with games? in other news later im going to take a shite.
Are you a game designer? Did you make a game that made you billions of dollars? Will your sh!te be able to buy a ridiculous home like the one Notch did? If so, please submit your story to N4G because I would like to know the answers to these questions.
They make it sound like Jay and Bey have the type of money he has lol. At a $2 billion purchase price, Persson would receive more than $1.4 billion before taxes if the deal was paid in all cash. That money would come in addition to payments from Mojang to license the “Minecraft” title he created. In the past, the company’s disclosed that it paid entities affiliated with Persson more than $100 million per year in 2012 and 2013 for licensing fees. According to Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter, Microsoft would presumably be acquiring both Mojang and the rights to “Minecraft” from Persson in the potential deal. Buoyed by the rampant success of “Minecraft” Mojang has been highly profitable since its founding four years ago. In 2013, the 35-employee company reported $288 million in revenues, with $115 million in earnings. The largest operating expense came in the form of compensating Persson for the licensing fees to “Minecraft.”
This is hysterical LOL.
Like the saying goes You slow you B***
She must be Jealous.
I was looking at this house also but it didn't have enough square footage for me and I wanted something with a 6 car garage.
I just read that this house has a underground car garage that holds 16 cars xD and a underground theater with 24 lounge seats xD A lot more than the 6 you wanted lol.
He wanted a 6 car garage specifically.
Think about how confused those neighbors must be. Going from having Queen Bee, Beyonce, as a neighbor to a fedora wearing sweedish guy hahah
2.5 billion sure does buy some sweet things. He said he just wants to quietly get on with his life doing fun, small projects. And he will do so, in THAT house. That, ladies and gentlemen..is how you enjoy the fruits of your labour!
What is this, n4g or TMZ?
whats the difference? n4g is the tmz of video games
But it's not about the money. I mean, I'll take the billions, and buy a house that beyonce wanted, but it's not about the money. Seriously....
Oh man who wouldve ever though agamer who was basically a nobody a couple years ago would he able to outbid hoe ass beyonce
How is this related to gaming?
The guy that bought the house made Minecraft. It's in the title.
That doesn't make it game news.
It's something all of us future game designers and game makers should aspire too.
That's what makes it "related to gaming".
Its tabloid news at best
How is console sales related to gaming?? Yet they are the top articles on here day in, day out.. As long as they bring traffic right?
You've got to be joking. Consoles sales have a major affect on third party (and first party, too, really) support. And are, you know, actually about the hardware people play games on. Notch's choice of home has nothing to do with gaming.
The thumbnail kinda reminds me of the place you rip down in gta v..
i immediately had the same thought
Lol that's the first thing I thought of too.
The title is just hilarious!
My house is bigger!
If only you went inside!.. GET IN YOUR POKEBALL!!
Guess you could say that Jay-Z has 99 problems, and Notch is one. Ahahahahhhhhhhhhh!!!!
You got this line from the article
yes, i was laughing at that.
Geeks are ruling the world!
spending that MS money wisely I see. good for him
"its not about the money its about my sanity" goes off and buys a mansion.....
Well if she liked it she should of put a bid on it!.. Well if she liked it she should of put a bid on it! Woah oh ohh oh oh oh oh ohh oh oh oh oh!
not about the money my ass. just goes to show money can change anyone.
Could fit a family in there.
If you made it why not spend a bit. It's hardly a huge dent in his wealth and he made it fair and square. Hats off to him.
Where's the down to earth guy now? Sure it's all his money and he earned it, but... I dunno. I'd rather put 70 million usd to helping poor people or set up a fund for climate or something. I will never need, nor have I needed, more than 60-80 square feet of personal space to live. It's just waste of money in my mind. Money changes people. I hope I never get as much as he did.
Lol you got disagrees for saying you'd do charity work with it. SMH
I'm used to it! Maybe people are not into helping others here. Thanks for sympathizing with me, though! :) I'm sure Notch wouldn't care :D
Dude I would sympathize with you. But it all depends on what you did to end up in that cell.
I would have thought he would build his own, dedicated to minecraft.
We all know once the money started rolling in he was everything but dedicated to minecraft.
Would be cool to see a minecraft type house in beverly hills I always just built my minecraft home right into the hills.
thank you ms xD
Not related to gaming at all.. Sure he's a game developer, but we don't report what presents Phil Spencer buys for his family just because he's works in the videogames field and we shouldn't report unrelated things like this too
and people say money doesnt buy happiness, muhahahahahaha you poor bastards.
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