Hey! Play! Drop by Notch’s Ceiling

Notch may be hitting his head against the wall with trying to make 0x10c fun to play, but apparently he’s at least bashing his head to some sort of beat. At least that’s where I’m guessing his random rhythmic typing game, Drop, came from. The goal is simple, letters fly at the screen in step… Continue reading

Welcome to Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition – The Cursed Checkpoint #116

Brandon and JP had never planned on trying Minecraft, but the 360 release proved to be too enticing. They are joined by the seasoned Minecraft PC player, Aaron, to talk about their first impressions and plans for future adventures. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a single… Continue reading

Notch Shows his Mojang Crew 3 Million Dollars Worth of Love

The success of most companies, whether multi national corporations or mom and pop delis, is built from the efforts of dedicated employees. Some orginizations don’t always see it this way, but Markus “Notch” Persson certainly does, evident by the distribution of his 2011 Mojang dividends (around 3 million dollars) to his employees. Safe to say, there was a… Continue reading

Shiniest Objects: Who Wants to Make Awesome?

A truly memorable week for fans of the industry with Double Fine shaking things up on the business side with a record setting Kickstarter project. Funny that Activision also announced this week that they’ve made more money than ever before. On Horrible Night we posted a triple dose of Gaming Crushes and a triple dose… Continue reading

891 Free Games: Ludum Dare 22 is Complete

Ludum Dare, the speed-run of game development, has just wrapped its 22nd competition. Founded in 2002 by Geoff Howland and maintained by a crew of indie developers in their spare time, Ludum Dare sees hundreds of game developers, independent and professional, making games in extremely accelerated time frames all in the name of creativity. For… Continue reading

Minecraft Reaches 1.0 and Becomes a Full Product on Friday

I’m in the camp that says if you can buy and play a game, it has been released. Notch and the folks at Mojang see things a bit differently. Minecraft will officially launch this Friday during the sold out Minecon. As of this writing, 4,072,110 people have already purchased the “beta”. You can actually watch… Continue reading

Mojang and Bethesda to Officially Fight Over a Single Word in Real Live Courtroom

A few months back, Markus “Notch” Perrson (creator of Minecraft and head of Mojang Studios) spoke about the legal action AAA studio Bethesda was bringing against Mojang’s newest title Scrolls.  Bethesda created a game franchise called The Elder Scrolls which is an open world action RPG set in a fantasy realm. Mojang’s Scrolls (the assumption is that these scrolls… Continue reading

Notch Adds Cake to Minecraft! Version 1.0 May Come Out This Year

In a post on Monday, Minecraft creator Notch shared what he called an “information dump” but I will eloquently refer to as “The State of Minecraft Address”. He spoke about some of he and his team’s plans for the upcoming year, stating that the full release of the game would more than likely be out… Continue reading