Post news RSS Hey, Bethesda! Let’s settle this!

Marriage has been wonderful so far, and nobody sabotaged my computer while I was gone. 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...

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I am back, and I am excited.

Marriage has been wonderful so far, and nobody sabotaged my computer while I was gone.

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.

(Development blog link)

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Lockdown323
Lockdown323 - - 275 comments

This should be how all lawsuits are settled.

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TheLeadHead
TheLeadHead - - 364 comments

Indeed. This is so far the best way to settle a problem I've seen so far! Way to go Notch! Good luck with the fight!

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codeblue666
codeblue666 - - 272 comments

make sure Bethesda doesn't use an aimbot

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Akalonor
Akalonor - - 1,686 comments

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Why would they do that? If they did it would be the worst move EVER for them publicly, plus I doubt they need it or would give any advantage to either side.

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AAAStudios
AAAStudios - - 136 comments

i would like to see this battle, u should livesteam it :D

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morgoth780
morgoth780 - - 133 comments

they totally should

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sev......
sev...... - - 97 comments

INDEED

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Relifed
Relifed - - 1,112 comments

notch said on twitter that he would livestream it and record it for youtube :)

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RedBeardedGriff
RedBeardedGriff - - 35 comments

If he does, I'll be watching it.

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ReezeTheVampire
ReezeTheVampire - - 3,927 comments

THAT! is how you solve a problem.

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unknow5763
unknow5763 - - 905 comments

quake three the cause and solution to most of life's problems

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Akalonor
Akalonor - - 1,686 comments

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My moneys on Bethesda.
Sorry but I love Bethesda, they made some of the best games ever like FO3, Oblivion, Morrowind, and Skyrim will be epic. (FYI I NEVER say 'Epic' unless its utterly true.)

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TheLeadHead
TheLeadHead - - 364 comments

I'll be honest with ya, Fallout 3 is the worst game created by Bethesda.

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nosfer4tu
nosfer4tu - - 1,378 comments

Notch hardly ever ceases to amaze me with his humor.
Oh, and i hope bethesda accepts.
They should livestream it.

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AVittoz
AVittoz - - 65 comments

Best idea ever! This is how we should settle wars too :P

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forehanddeath11
forehanddeath11 - - 57 comments

What is livestreaming? and when is it happening? (sorry didn't mean to reply) :P, agree though

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nosfer4tu
nosfer4tu - - 1,378 comments

Livestreaming is when somebody streams their game/movie/whatever live so everybody can see it happening live.

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yardymothymus
yardymothymus - - 148 comments

I think it's a great PR stunt and all but... Bethesda kinda owns id and id employees are generally the best Quake 3 players on Earth. I really, really don't expect this to end in Mojang's victory if they go through with this, even though I really, really hope that Mojang wins the lawsuit.

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Lopper
Lopper - - 1,559 comments

Q3? will it be instagib? :D

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Chino0023
Chino0023 - - 10 comments

Am i sensing an upcoming meme here? Notch challenge perhaps? XD

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GeneralOwn3d
GeneralOwn3d - - 245 comments

Lawsuit in progress?
Settle it with Quake 3.
Yeah, that works!

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insane55
insane55 - - 91 comments

i would call off work to watch this Q3 match

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mathinator
mathinator - - 302 comments

please if they accept the challenge you'll put the video on moddb!!! battle of the titans!!!

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rainerwain
rainerwain - - 21 comments

As many mentioned before me, id is now part of bethesda, so you might challenge the ones who invented the game , good lock with that one :)

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Akalonor
Akalonor - - 1,686 comments

exactly! When I said it I get a total of -32 Karma just for stating the obvious which contradicts the majorities opinion.

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx - - 4,807 comments

I like how seriously Notch takes being prosecuted LOL

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Orac|
Orac| - - 896 comments

Well, sued. But same basic principle I guess.

All law should be done like this.

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PredatorX
PredatorX - - 54 comments

...as if Bethesda agreed to that proposal...

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Drakel101
Drakel101 - - 66 comments

Notch Logic = A Game of Thrones Law = <3 <3 <3

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ShogunAssassin50
ShogunAssassin50 - - 506 comments

actually i think there is a better way. one that is both enjoyable and competitive. dont play quake three play Battlefield BC 2. Both notch and Bethesda create a team of gamers who actually THINK when playing a war game and use teamwork to win. and you settle it off in the only game close enough to a war simulator than ARMA2. think about it. Battlefield requires teamwork to win as well as common sense and thought of the situation. it will show who is better as well as which company doesnt work well together. its perfect!

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deadrawkstar
deadrawkstar - - 396 comments

How about tell Bethesda to go back to their roots, make games because they love making them, and not because they want money. If they love making (good) games, and people pay for them, why do they want more?

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robofork
robofork - - 752 comments

Games.on.net

Notch may have dun goof'd

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Kazanunda
Kazanunda - - 181 comments

I like the irony. Game developers settling their disputes in-game. But I doubt this will turn out with a result.

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Orac|
Orac| - - 896 comments

This would be pretty good publicity for both companies, actually.

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hagamablabla
hagamablabla - - 240 comments

If Bethesda accepts, I'm going to flip ****.

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Scorpionov
Scorpionov - - 977 comments

i cant believe people are suing over a simple word......or is this all a joke

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Copperhell
Copperhell - - 48 comments

Already done at memebase:

Memebase.com

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