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Minecraft on XBLA is getting bug fixes and more in update 1.8.2, and needs about two weeks of work before it heads off to Microsoft for certification. Developer 4J Studios today gives players a taste of the food fixes and environments in the latest update, tweeting out images and posting a video c...

September 18th 2012 at 4:00am 0 Comments
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Look, we really want the next big update for Minecraft's XBLA incarnation – the big "Adventure" update, which adds NPCs, villages, strongholds, abandoned mineshafts – but it won't be here this week, it seems. Minecraft XBLA developer 4J Studios says it's "still weeks away." Taking to Tw...

September 5th 2012 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Minecraft's Xbox 360 iteration just got a mess of fixes in its latest update ("Title Update 4"), including pistons at the world's edge causing crashes and thunder "not being audible." Why, that's no thunder at all, then!Remedies are also given for the newly released skin packs and and several other...

August 7th 2012 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Minecraft for Xbox Live Arcade has now surpassed 3 million units sold. The announcement comes via Twitter from Mojang's lord of the blocks, Markus "Notch" Persson, who wrote this morning: "I got told Minecraft for XBLA passed three million sales today!"The $20 downloadable title launched on May 7 a...

July 20th 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Minecraft's Xbox 360 version continues to march forward, with the latest update (1.73) bringing "pistons and sticky pistons," "stackable fences," and a whole mess of other items, functions, and skins to your handcrafted block world. There are even 40 new character skins, some of which can be seen a...

July 12th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Five more of those 40 upcoming skins for the XBLA version of Minecraft have been revealed in all their pixelated glory. Jack of Blades, Clayton Carmine, Banjo, Ms. Splosion Man and a prisoner will all be working towards building a better, blockier tomorrow, as seen in the gallery after the jump.

July 6th 2012 at 2:45am 0 Comments
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Minecraft's XBLA edition will get a patch tomorrow, fixing issues with save crashes, enemy spawning, zombie pigmen, and "being able to stand on sugarcane." It also fixes the issue that prevents players from entering the Nether properly. Non-"fix" updates include the ability to turn tooltips on and...

June 14th 2012 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Minecraft for Xbox 360 has sold 2 million copies since its launch in early May. The $20 XBLA version of the sandbox crafting phenomenon sold a million units in five days following its May 7 launch.XBLA portfolio director Chris Charla tweeted earlier today: "I guess I can officially mention Minecraf...

June 4th 2012 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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This week, two important things happened to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition on Xbox 360 – one, the game topped the Xbox Live activity charts once more, this time beating out the longstanding Call of Duty: Black Ops for the number two spot (Modern Warfare 3 remains lodged in the top position). Se...

May 25th 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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It may not be the next update (that's scheduled to be an Xbox approximation of Beta version 1.7.3, which adds pistons), but at some point the XBLA version of Minecraft will be brought up to parity with PC version 1.8, also known as the Adventure Update."There are no big architecture changes with th...

May 24th 2012 at 11:15pm 0 Comments
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Yep, that's a 1 followed by six 0s and two – count 'em, two – commas. Minecraft on Xbox 360 has sold 1 million copies since its launch on May 9, Microsoft announced today. Minecraft runs $20 a pop on XBLA, making its initial revenue bump against $20 million, supposedly split between Moj...

May 14th 2012 at 3:30pm 0 Comments