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A peek inside Notch's housewarming party and the $70M mansion that Minecraft bought

Last month, Markus "Notch" Persson set a new record for the highest price ever paid for a home in Beverly Hills. The man behind Minecraft dropped $70 million to snatch the 23,000-square-foot home away from Jay-Z and Beyonce in a bidding war.

This past weekend, Notch flew into town to christen his new home away from home with the mother of all housewarming parties.

And judging by the pictures, it was a big hit. Among the attendees were John and Brenda Romero, Tim Schafer, Respawn's Vince Zampella and former Blizzard chief creative officer Rob Pardo. And it wasn't just a party packed with gamers, quite a few celebs showed up as well, including Selena Gomez and producer/DJ Zedd.

Notch's plans for the future? Dungeon crawlers, friends and Vegas, he wrote on Twitter.

Check out some of the shots from the party below (including ones of the two most important rooms in the house) and then head over to for the full gallery.



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