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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