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XBLAFans Twitch Schedule: Week of 10-13

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This week’s schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, October 14th @ 8:00 pm (CST) – Recurring Tuesday Stream with Marshall.
This week: Minecraft: Xbox One edition – Join me again!

Wednesday, October 15th @ 8:30 pm (CST) – Killer Instinct with Jeff.

Thursday October 9th @ 9:30 pm (CST) – Strike Suit Zero with Jen.

If there is a game you would like to see streamed or previewed, let us know and we will do our best to get to it quickly. Enjoy this week’s stream!

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Doctor Who skins now available for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

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Get ready, Whovians! As of Friday you can now take the form of over 50 of your favorite Doctor Who characters while playing Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. The skin pack has been in the works for a while, and is available for $2.99 from the Xbox Marketplace. Minecraft is certainly fond of releasing new skin packs, and we can hardly wait to see what fanbase they’ll appease next.

Check out the trailer after the break.

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XBLAFans Twitch Schedule: Week of 10-6

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This week’s schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, October 7th @ 8:00 pm (CST) – Recurring Tuesday Stream with Marshall.
This week: Minecraft: Xbox One edition – Join me!

Thursday October 9th @ 9:00 pm (CST) – Crimson Dragon with Jen.

If there is a game you would like to see streamed or previewed, let us know and we will do our best to get to it quickly. Enjoy this week’s stream!

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Minecraft: Xbox One Edition review (Xbox One)

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition was developed by Mojang and 4J Studios and published by Microsoft Studios. It was released on Friday, September 5 2014 for $20 and is also available to owners of the Xbox 360 Edition for $4.99. A copy was provided for review purposes.

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Well, someone had to do it. And that someone is me. Drawing the review for Minecraft: Xbox One Edition may have been the most challenging assignment of my XBLA Fans writing career, simply because there isn’t much left to write which hasn’t been written a million times before. When he reviewed the Xbox 360 version of this seminal mining/crafting/adventure game over two years ago, our reviewer opened with the throwaway line that even the most casual of weekend gamers must already have heard of Minecraft – and he was absolutely right.

So where does that leave us? Well, my review of the recently released Xbox One version will reinforce Minecraft‘s core elements for those already familiar with giving newcomers an introduction to those same elements. At the same time, I’m going to lay out some of the changes, no matter how subtle they may be, that differentiate this version from that of the last generation of consoles. Let’s dig in.

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Retail edition of Minecraft coming to Xbox One on November 18th

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Xbox One owners that have not yet purchased a digital edition of Minecraft will be able to buy a physical edition of the game from retail stores beginning this November 18th. As noted previously, both created worlds and downloadable content will transfer from the Xbox 360 edition to the Xbox One edition, so players can feel free to upgrade without losing any of their content. There is also discounted pricing for players who already own the Xbox 360 edition of Minecraft — upgrading (via digital download) costs only $4.99 compared to the $19.99 cost of both the digital and retail editions of Minecraft on Xbox One.

Source: Xbox Wire

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Microsoft to finalize acquisition of Mojang today for $2.5 billion

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Microsoft has been rumored over the past week to be in talks with Mojang about a $2.5 Billion buyout of the small indie studio responsible for Minecraft. The purchase is expected to be finalized today and is accompanied by this blog post by Minecraft creator Notch announcing he is leaving the company. The acquisition may be a way for Microsoft to boost it’s mobile presence considering the windows phone holds less than 2.5% of the market. What this means for Minecraft’s future is not entirely apparent at this point. The Mojang release says they will continue to support and update Minecraft as they always have. This is one of the largest game company acquisitions in history, however the purchase price is a small portion of Microsoft’s reported 86 billion real-time spendable dollars.

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Minecraft update including save transfers rolling out

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4J Studios’ Twitter account recently announced a small Minecraft update allowing for the transfer of save files from the Xbox 360 to the Xbox One. The process involved is fairly specific — players may upload a single save file to a designated transfer location on their 360 edition, and then retrieve that file from the Xbox One. This is a repeatable process, meaning that players aren’t limited to transferring only a single save file, but the whole process will have to be repeated for each save file that players want transferred.

As already announced, players who own a copy of the Xbox 360 edition of Minecraft can upgrade to the Xbox One edition for just $4.99 — players just jumping into Minecraft on Xbox One will pay $19.99 instead. Downloadable content packages will transfer free of charge (players who paid for content on the Xbox 360 edition won’t get charged again on the Xbox One edition — that content, however, is not without cost), and trials of DLC content are now built right into the Xbox One edition of Minecraft, so players won’t have to download trials anymore.

One caveat to all of this: You must have connected to Xbox Live while playing Minecraft to qualify for the upgrade pricing and get DLC packs to transfer — and if you just connected or just bought the Xbox 360 edition of Minecraft, it will take up to 72 hours for that to register. Don’t buy at the higher price while you wait, because refunds aren’t being given out.

Source: PlayXBLA

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Rumor: Microsoft negotiating to buy Mojang for $2 billion

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Microsoft is negotiating to purchase Mojang, the developers of Minecraft, for over $2 billion, reports The Wall Street Journal. Nothing is confirmed yet, but Microsoft’s interest is not surprising. The mega-hit franchise tops retail sales charts each week and shows no signs of stopping.

What is surprising is Bloomberg’s report that Marcus “Notch” Persson initiated the deal himself a few months ago. Sources say that pricing and framework have already been drawn up, so we could hear the official word in the next week or two.

As for Notch, sources also suggest that he will assist with the transition, but eventually part ways. Notch is known to dislike large corporations, as demonstrated by his public dismay over Facebook acquiring virtual reality platform Oculus Rift.

Sources: Wall Street Journal via CNET, Bloomberg

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Minecraft: Xbox One edition comes out this Friday

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Minecraft, the super star of the sandbox game world is finally going to be available for the Xbox One starting this Friday, September 5th. The move to the next-gen console includes some pretty cool features including larger worlds and world transfers from the Xbox 360. Players who own the Xbox 360 version will be able to purchase the One version for $4.99, the price for new owners is $19.99. The world sizes claim to be up to 36 times larger, so look forward to bigger and more impressive creations in the near future.

Source: Xbox Wire

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Doctor Who coming to Minecraft this September

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Thanks to a partnership between the BBC and Microsoft, Minecraft on the Xbox 360 will be receiving some Doctor Who themed DLC packs, the first of which has been announced to release this September. The first pack will include the Twelfth Doctor (that’s the new one played by Peter Capaldi, for readers who aren’t up on the show), Clara Oswald, and five other doctor/companion combinations in addition to some of the “most well-known adversaries” of the Doctor — thus far the Daleks have been revealed in a screenshot, but no other specifics have yet been announced. There is no word on whether this DLC pack will be coming to other editions of Minecraft — hopefully this content makes its way to Xbox One as well.  Readers looking to have some wibbly wobbly timey wimey pixely blocky fun might just have to plug in their old consoles for now.

Source:  Polygon via BBC

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