You can't knock Minecraft creator Notch for being unoriginal. First he, you know, created Minecraft, and now he's bringing BFGs to a word fight. That's right: he wants to end this whole “Scrolls” brouhaha by battling it out in Quake 3. Perhaps the most hilarious part of all, though? This is no laughing matter. On no uncertain terms, Notch has said that he's “serious” about this.
“Remember that scene in Game of Thrones where Tyrion chose a trial by battle in the Eyrie? Well, let’s do that instead,” Notch said on his blog. “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.”
He added, however, that he'd include a disclaimer in his game that clearly points out the lack of affiliation regardless of the outcome. And, of course:
“I am serious, by the way.”
So, consider the gauntlet thrown. Now then, anyone up for wagering the rights to Firefly on a quick StarCraft II match? This is a brave new world we're walking into. Let's milk it for all it's worth.