First Look at Minecraft's Dragons (Well, Dragon)

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So the owner of the Elder Scrolls trademark is taking Minecraft developer Mojang to court, saying the latter's upcoming game Scrolls should be called something else. Bad words ensue. And now competing screenshots.


Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson has just posted a work-in-progress screenshot for his game, and it's got...a giant dragon. You know, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the other game at the centre of this whole mess, has dragons. In fact, it's all about dragons.


While dragons have been on Minecraft's drawing board for a while now (pre-dating Skyrim's public reveal, let alone the recent legal woes), the timing of this reveal is certainly...interesting.

Shame nobody owns the rights to the word dragon. Then somebody could take somebody else to court!

Markus Persson [Twitter]

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Luke Plunkett

The seriousness with which people take this dispute is, ironically, hilarious. Its SCROLLS vs SCROLLS. Now its DRAGONS vs DRAGONS.

I will edit this to make the humour OVERLY CLEAR.