Hat connoisseur (and creator of Minecraft) Marcus ‘Notch’ Persson has been challenged to a showdown by someone who is distributing copies of the runaway smash, Minecraft for free.
Persson tweeted that he asked the distributer to take down the site, in response to which, he was challenged to a Quake 3 match! Not long after Notch tweeted the original challenge, Notch reported that the offending site had already been removed. So while the match is no longer a deciding factor in the site's future, it would still be awesome if it went ahead anyway. Really awesome.
The challenger has suggested that the map q3dm17 be the battleground for their head to head gib fest. Unfortunately, as someone who was too under-caffeinated to appreciate the twitchier shooters, I am unfamiliar with the map in question.
Some may remember that Notch challenged Bethesda to a similar battle over the naming rights to Mojang’s upcoming game Scrolls, with the challenge being turned down by the Elder Scrolls developer.
While I can’t imagine multiplayer shooters as a medium to settle legal disputes becoming a trend, it’s refreshing to see a sense of humor and light hearted fun in an industry that has seen its fair share of ad hominems and mud slinging recently.
According to Notch, the match is taking place this coming Monday, 7PM GMT+1.