Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off To Court We Go! Notch That Is…

I hope he’s got a big wallet!

Over the past couple of months, Markus “Notch” Persson the creator of one of the most successful indie games of all time, Minecraft, and Bethesda, the multi-billion dollar company home to famous titles such as Fallout and The Elder Scrolls Series, have been embroiled in a crazy battle over a single word, Scrolls.

Scrolls is, as the website claims is a “new and unique experience” offering destructive, strategic combat, centred around the use of scrolls for almost all actions, up to and including summoning of monsters, magic spells, and much more, something of contention when compared with Bethesda’s greatest RPG giant, The Elder Scrolls series, of which, Skyrim is set to launch on the 11th of November. They both include the use of the word “Scrolls” in the title, to which Bethesda claims to own the copyright of, and that Mojang’s latest creation is an infringement on such ownership.

Just minutes ago, Notch himself posted on his Twitter feed, that  “The Scrolls case is going to court! Weee! :D”. Now either Markus Persson has a metric boatload of cash to fund and eternal legal brawl with one of the biggest companies in the video games industry (*cough*Minecraft*cough*), or he has the silver bullet which will shut up the other side, a much needed bullet if you ask me, as if they continue this, the word scrolls will not be allowed to be used anywhere, ever again.


Sources :

@notch: http://twitter.com/#!/notch
Scrolls Website: http://www.scrolls.com

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Edward is the Australian Asshole of the group, you'll often find him bitching about censorship or the fact that he gets shafted on most video game releases. Solid has a penchant to rattle on about little niggling parts of games that he gets angry with and tends to get angry with them often. He owns most of the current systems and a lot of the older systems, and has a general distaste of most of the current generation of games, but that doesn't mean he can't enjoy them all the same.