Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson has found himself in the middle of an unexpected legal battle with Bethesda, publishers of the Elder Scrolls series. Rather than fight it out in court, though, he has a better idea.
Persson has challenged Bethesda to a game of Quake III. 3v3, two maps (one chosen by each side), highest total frag count wins. If Persson wins, Bethesda drops the lawsuit. If Bethesda wins, Persson changes the name of his upcoming game, Scrolls, to something Bethesda doesn’t claim a trademark on.
It’s no pistols at 10 paces (shame!), but anything to keep manly disputes out of the courts and in the hands of men should be applauded.
Ball’s in your court, Bethesda.