The rumor has become reality: Microsoft bought Mojang, makers of Minecraft. Being that Minecraft is such a huge game, people have a lot of feelings about this $2.5 billion deal.

Some folks are upset. Some are confused. Some people are incredulous. It makes sense: the question on everyone's mind is, what does this move mean for Minecraft? Of course, as easy as it is to be cynical, and as easy (and perhaps unfairly) as it is for some to assume that Microsoft will ruin things, there are many people who see the move in a positive light, too. Now that Notch isn't at Mojang, he can do his own thing without as much pressure. That's a good thing.

All of these things are topics that people are reacting to now that Minecraft is owned by Microsoft. Let's take a closer look, shall we?

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( via r/minecraft)

( via r/minecraft)

Folks are making tributes in Minecraft to Notch, as a farewell:

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Actually, it's quite heartening to see people tweet at Notch, too. While there are some assholes, lots of people are thanking him for creating Minecraft—and wishing him the best in his future endeavors.

Still, there's skepticism about what Microsoft will do with Mojang...

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What about you, how did you react to the news that Microsoft bought Mojang? Let us know in the comments.