Normally, I don't condone torrenting. But in the case of today's events, I can't really frown upon it too much. 2 Player Productions has uploaded its soon-to-be-released Minecraft documentary, Minecraft: The Story of Mojang, to the popular, yet controversial torrenting site, The Pirate Bay.
The film, which premiered on Xbox LIVE on Saturday, will be available for purchase on DVD today, Sunday, December 23rd. However, 2 Player Producers has taken it upon them to release it a little early.
"We wanted to come here first because we knew the movie would end up here eventually," they wrote in the listing, "and the best thing to do seemed to be opening a dialogue. Torrents and piracy are a way of life and it probably won't be going anywhere anytime soon. There are many people that want to punish you for that, but we have a more realistic outlook on things."
2 Player Productions does urge that you do "consider" purchasing the DRM-free digital download which is available for just $8 or the DVD for $20.
"We're just three guys trying to make a living doing what we love. We love the world of video games, and we love making it real. If you buy the movie, you support those efforts. The reason we Kickstarted this movie in the first place was that we didn't have enough money to make it ourselves, and even then, we still put A LOT of our own money into it. Not to mention nearly two years of work."
"We've worked with a lot of amazing people in the games industry and had the incredible fortune to make some great films the way we wanted to make them. Please consider helping us continue on this path. The best has yet to come."
Via: Minecraft: The Story of Mojang torrent uploaded to The Pirate Bay