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Minecraft Creator Regrets Being Rich After Selling Company for $2.5 Billion

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Markus Persson, Minecraft creator

For many hard-working video game developers, the idea of building a successful game and/or business and then selling it for millions, if not billions, of dollars would be a dream come true; for Minecraft creator Markus Persson, it’s been misery.

That’s right, while it’s easy to assume that developers who make untold millions from their projects — let alone just one — will be happier living the good life rather than coding away from dawn to dusk, 8 am to 11pm, Persson regrets being rich.

Back in September of 2014, Microsoft purchased Mojang AB — the Swedish video game company responsible for Minecraft — for $2.5 billion, instantly making the Swede and his business partners some of the richest people in the world.

Persson didn’t join Microsoft in order to pursue other projects, and with so much money at his disposal, he wasted no time buying an opulent, $70 million Beverly Hills mansion, complete with a 2,500 bottle wine room, a candy room, and 15 bathrooms, among other big ticket luxury items. The big man even hosted crazy parties where guests like Selena Gomez, Skrillex and Tony Hawk sometimes made appearances.

However, as he old saying goes, money can’t buy happiness…. In a series of tweets, he indicated that he has never felt more isolated in his life, with his discontent largely stemming from feeling a lack of purpose and the general uneasiness about not having to work. One tweet read…

“The problem with getting everything is you run out of reasons to keep trying, and human interaction becomes impossible due to imbalance.”

Even a party paradise like Ibiza makes him feel lonely…

“Hanging out in ibiza with a bunch of friends and partying with famous people, able to do whatever I want, and I’ve never felt more isolated.”

Life without a job is apparently not all it’s cut out to be…

“In Sweden, I will sit around and wait for my friends with jobs and families to have time to do shit, watching my reflection in the monitor.”

You’d think girls would be glued to him, but even that’s not the case…

“Found a great girl, but she’s afraid of me and my life style and went with a normal person instead.”

With so much money and time on his hands, you’d think he would help out our poor little world or create another stellar video game…

“I would Musk and try to save the world, but that just exposes me to the same type of assholes that made me sell minecraft again.”

After a few back and forth exchanges with his twitter followers and the general public, many of who didn’t feel sorry for him, it seemed Persson came to the understanding that all his feelings are quite normal for those who instantly became rich…

“People who made sudden success are telling me this is normal and will pass. That’s good to know! I guess I’ll take a shower then!”

Maybe it’s because he’s an extreme introvert trying to live the life of an extrovert that he feels so isolated…

“I really appreciate all the offers to hang and talk and all. As an introvert, new friends is hard to do even when fine, but it means a lot!”

However you look at it, Persson needs to sit down and reflect on what really matters to him in life. We have no doubt that some of his skills and wealth will find his way sooner than later.

Frankly, as an introvert myself and a struggling businessman, I would love to be in his shoes. Wouldn’t you?

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This Is Mortal Kombat 11’s Official Cover, What Do You Think?

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It’s familiar, but different; simpler, but engaging.

Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has revealed the official cover art for Mortal Kombat 11, and its of little surprise that it only features Scorpion.

Compared to Mortal Kombat 10, the overall design is brighter and simpler, featuring a yellow, hot background that surprisingly works well with Scorpion’s yellow outfit.

Scorpion’s pose is imposing, and its interesting that NetherRealm chose go with the more modern version of the character rather than the classic one that appeared in the reveal trailer.

Mortal Kombat 11 releases on April 23, 2019 on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch.

What do you think about the cover art? Better yet, what’s you favorite Mortal Kombat cover art of all time? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Epic Games Store New Return Policy Allows Unlimited Refunds, But…

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Gamers get more leniency and a simplified verification process.

Epic has updated the Epic Games Store’s return policy to make it more competitive with other digital storefronts.

With the old policy, you were allowed just two refunds per year, but now everyone has unlimited refunds within 14 days of purchase and with under two hours played.

The Epic Games Store doesn’t have a “self-service” solution, at least not yet, so you will have to go through Customer Support to request a refund.

A change was also made to the verification process for receiving a refund. Customers no longer have to provide their IP address, last four digits of the card used, account creation date, and other information if the return meets the set criteria, though a contact form will still need to be used.

Epic plans to add more regional pricing options to the store. There are currently 30 different regions available, encompassing a total of 130 countries.

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Chinese Minecraft Player Spent Entire Year Creating Awesome Cyberpunk City

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There is seemingly no limits to the scale and creativity one can realize in the blocky world of Minecraft.

Indeed, in Minecraft, you let your imagination run wild, and
we’ve seen some truly awe-inspiring creations

This cyberpunk city by Chinese Minecraft player AZTTER has to be one of the coolest ever.

The man has the patience and persistence of a winner, seeing as it took him an entire year to build it from the ground up.

The results speak for themselves …

Forget about the lights — just look at the scale of it all! AZTTER is bone fide champ.

Have you seen a city as impressive in MinecraftLet us know in the comments below.

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Half-Life 2 Co-Writer Eric Wolpaw Has Returned To Valve, But Why?

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What could Valve be working on?

After leaving the company in February 2017, Half-Life 2 and Portal co-writer Eric Wolpaw has returned to Valve.

Shack News confirmed the writer’s return after finding his name listed in the credits for Valve card game Artifact. This would mean Wolpaw joined sometime in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Jay Pinkerton, another writer that left with Wolpaw, has also returned to the company, but it’s not known what the two are working on.

Whether its the rumored Half-Life VR or some other project, for Valve to successfully entice two of its writers back into the fold, it must be working on something exciting.

What are the chances it’s Half-Life 3?

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Forza Horizon 4 Reviews Round-Up, It’s Love All Around

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Forza Horizon 4 is arguably the best installment in the series to date.

Reviews for the latest Forza Horizon are in, and Microsoft, Playground Games and, most importantly, racing game fans have a lot to be happy about.

Forza Horizon 4 is a resounding hit with critics and gamers alike, earning an average score of 92 percent on metacritic as of the time of this writing.

This time around, car aficionados take to a shared open-world Britain that has been fine-tuned to take into account both the seasons and the time of day, with seasonal changes altering the driving conditions and the accessibility of pathways. The game world literally changes over time.

There are 450 unlockable cars, including the Warthog for the Halo series, that can customized and raced to the heart’s content.

If you are still on the fence about getting Forza Horizon 4, check out some of the more notable reviews and scores here…

If you’ve played Forza Horizon 4, what would you personally rate it, and why? Let us know in the comments below.


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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Gameplay Launch Trailer Is Action-Packed

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is primed and ready for your enjoyment.

Activision and Treyarch have unveiled a new gameplay launch trailer for the shooter, showcasing all three modes of the game: Multiplayer, Zombies and Blackout.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is available on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Check out the trailer here…


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