MineCraft Creator Asks To Settle Lawsuit Through Deathmatch

After taking his time to think his options over, Markus "Notch" Persson decided to settle the lawsuit filed by Bethesda Softworks against him in the old-fashioned way: a deathmatch.

In the first post on his blog after coming back from vacation, Markus wrote that "the only negative thing going on at this moment is the Scrolls trademark lawsuit nonsense, and I think I came up with the perfect solution:"

"Remember that scene in Game of Thrones where Tyrion chose a trial by battle in the Eyrie? Well, let's do that instead!"

"I challenge Bethesda to a game of Quake 3. Three of our best warriors against three of your best warriors. We select one level, you select the other, we randomize the order. 20 minute matches, highest total frag count per team across both levels wins."

"If we win, you drop the lawsuit."

"If you win, we will change the name of Scrolls to something you're fine with."

"Regardless of the outcome, we could still have a small text somewhere saying our game is not related to your game series in any way, if you wish."

"I am serious, by the way."

Ironically, Bethesda now owns Quake III after it acquired its creators, id Software, a while ago.

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lol

Scrolls.. you cant trademark the word "Scrolls". If bethesda would ever win this,
i might as well trademark the alphabet as well then and make myself rich.. for everytime you use one of my letters you pay 1$.. F*CK U BETHESDA.

lol

Scrolls.. you cant trademark the word "Scrolls". If bethesda would ever win this,
i might as well trademark the alphabet as well then and make myself rich.. for everytime you use one of my letters you pay 1$.. F*CK U BETHESDA.

Obviously

This is obviously a move by Notch to make Bethesda look awful if they turn it down.

The best thing for Bethesda to do is to just ignore this stupid proposition altogether.

are you sure?

I disagree with notch trying to make beth look bad. He even offered to add a disclaimer stating his game is unrelated to TES. What he doesn't want are retards suing him for using A SINGLE WORD as the name of his game as if they owned it. If you think his proposition is stupid then you should realize how stupid this lawsuit is to begin with. Hence why it would be a great solution to all this crap.

Meh

Can Minecraft craft a hole so deep that it can't crawl out of?...What would be the legal ramifications of playing god? Choices! Choices! Meanwhile back at the lair: Bethesda - Hmmm mah screw this lets sue them anyways the dye rolled 12

Now..

This is going to be funny...

Is he scared to loose that LS, so he have to spend a itti bitty sum from that big amount of green he earned wit MC?

Nevertheless: 3, 2, 1, FIGHT !!!
Referee will be John C.
Gong hitter the Lawyers... so maybe this fight's up to last a long time!

He doesn't sound scared at

He doesn't sound scared at all, also he does seem to be willing to change the name of his new game (so much so that he's willing to bet it). I think he just wants to avoid all the annoying law crap while still having a chance to keep his games original name. I liked his challenge, its much more 'gamer-like' than all the lawsuit crap you see going on between big game companies like EA, Ubisoft etc...

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