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Minecraft quietly tosses out a dated 4chan reference

Minecraft quietly tosses out a dated 4chan reference

Mojang Studios has scrubbed a decade-old reference to 4chan from the Java version of Minecraft.

The loading screen splash text “Woo, /v/!” has been in Minecraft: Java Edition for over 10 years—a reference to the large part the imageboard site played in the game’s initial success. Markus “Notch” Persson promoted the game heavily on 4chan, garnering a large amount of attention on the videogame topic /v/ board and contributing towards Minecraft’s popularity (thanks, Kotaku). The reference never made it outside the Java version of the game.

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