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7 Reasons I Stopped Playing Minecraft

A few weeks back a big announcement swept the gaming community. It was an announcement I feared for some time: Minecraft was sold to Microsoft for $2.5 billion. It isn’t earth-shattering, but it’s big news if you’re familiar with the parties involved. And as someone who has spent decades using Microsoft’s products, and dozens of hours (hundreds?) playing Minecraft, I feel like I’m familiar. With a community of millions of players, and the attention of an audience that ranges from age zero and up, it seems like nothing can stop this game from going on as far as its world does. Or will it?

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