Notch reveals AVG approached Mojang to bundle Minecraft launcher with antivirus

avgThe great thing about Markus "Notch" Persson is that he's a gamer, like us. He understands what makes gamers mad and what makes us happy to play games. Today on Twitter he shared an interesting tidbit about Minecraft, saying:
"I frequently receive emails from people who want to "help monetize minecraft.net". My reply is usually "No", sometimes "Go away." Latest hopeful partner was avg, offering us 20k upfront to bundle it with the minecraft launcher. No. Not as long as I work here.

It seems even large companies like AVG Antivirus jump in the pile of Notch's inbox hoping for a commercial deal. Where other video game companies would have taken up the opportunity, Notch's perspective from the average gamer could see that it would be terrible. It doesn't have much to do with news, but it's definitely a sign that Mojang will continue to be an amazing company - at least as long as Markus is there and most likely longer.

Source: Twitter

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Jacob Boudreau
June 24, 2013 at 11:27 AM delete

I'm so happy Notch is such a good person.

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BFJ
June 25, 2013 at 1:23 AM delete

*Defiantly is a word too

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Lucky
June 25, 2013 at 1:32 AM delete

Thank you Notch for having morals!

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Seamuspotter
June 26, 2013 at 9:26 AM delete

"Definitely*"
FTFY

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Epicfishguy
July 3, 2013 at 2:13 AM delete

The only way to please gamers is to understand gamers. Thanks Notch!

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Red_K
July 10, 2013 at 6:43 PM delete

ha got an AVG ad for this article

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July 16, 2013 at 1:24 PM delete

maillot de foot...

I am quite happy to read through this report .. thanks for giving us go via data.Great good. I recognize this post....

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Alcide
July 19, 2013 at 10:46 AM delete

You ask Notch and you give me a AVG ad.... Why did you have to do this AVG!

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