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Minecraft gets an Honest Game trailer


Smosh Games, creator of the Honest Game trailer series, has parodied Minecraft in their most recent video. There’s lots of excellent parody content to be had here, but the bit that will really hit home for many readers is in the cast list: “…starring stuff you’ve made — like a hole, or a table…and stuff other people have made, like Battlestar Galactica, or Minas Tirith.”

The full video is available below, and well worth taking the time to view. One quibble: while the “Pocket Edition” of the game (most of the portable editions with the exception of the release for PS Vita) isn’t nearly as good as the PC version, the console ports have been excellent, to which the continuing popularity of Minecraft on Xbox 360 and Xbox One can attest.


Minecraft Halo Mash-Up Pack lands May 28

We’ve been on the surface of Mass Effect‘s Mars, we’ve fought the ender dragons of Skyrim, but Minecraft‘s next Mash-Up Pack will take us to its biggest franchise yet. Minecraft: Halo Edition transforms the game into the popular FPS series, complete with needlers and energy swords. The pre-built world includes re-creations of classic multiplayer maps including Sandtrap, Valhalla and Blood Gulch. The pack comes with 40 new skins, including Master Chief, Cortana, Guilty Spark and much more. A new texture pack and 31 songs from the franchise are also included to truly sell the Halo vibe. The Halo Mash-Up Pack comes out tomorrow for $3.99. Check out the screenshots after the jump to see everything the pack has to offer.

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Halo Mash-Up Pack for Minecraft


Anyone who has ever wanted to explore a Blood Gulch made entirely of blocks or guide Master Chief through their Minecraft worlds is soon going to have those opportunities available to them, as the Halo Mash-Up Pack will add a variety of Halo-themed content into Minecraft. It even features many iconic musical tracks from the popular shooter franchise. In total, the pack will feature 40 character skins and a complete pre-built world, so eager explorers can jump right down into the action, with many popular Halo locations built into a world specifically designed to make use of the new content.

Source: PlayXBLA


Minecraft Xbox One Edition to have larger worlds


4J Studios is hard at work on the Xbox One edition of Minecraft, and it looks like their next-gen port is going to be a lot bigger. They’ve released screenshots on Twitter comparing the draw distances on the Xbox One (above) and the Xbox 360 (below). Being able to see farther into the horizon is nice, especially when you’ve got so much more of the world to see. 4J tweeted that it is currently trying out a world size that is 36 times bigger than that of its predecessor. Wow. With much larger worlds and the ability to transfer save filesMinecraft: Xbox One Edition is shaping up to be one huge upgrade.


Source: Twitter via Total Xbox


Minecraft Spider-Man Skin Pack coming April 30


Everybody loves The Avengers. They’ve been getting all the attention lately, making countless movies and, thanks to their awesome skin pack, saving the world of Minecraft from creepers. Their skin pack contains many characters, yet it somehow neglected the greatest of Marvel heroes. That injustice will soon be corrected, thanks to the upcoming Marvel Spider-Man Skin Pack. The pack contains 35 skins of both friends and foes from the Spider-Man series, finally allowing you to become the friendly neighborhood web-slinger. The skin pack will release April 30 for $2.99, with a reboot coming in the next few years.


Source: PlayXBLA


Minecraft Candy Texture Pack out now


Craving something sweet? Look no further than the new Minecraft texture pack! The Candy Texture Pack turns every block in the world into an edible treat. Forests are filled with ice cream trees, the ocean overflows with soda, and sheep grow thick coats of cotton candy. There’s just so much to see – check out all the delicious screenshots after the jump. You can pick up the texture pack here for $1, and as always you can check out the free trial before you buy.

Source: PlayXBLA

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The Simpsons gives Minecraft a nod in latest intro

Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons started like any other – with a funny, culturally relevant intro. This one is a little more personal to gamers than normal, featuring Minecraft as its main inspiration. Check out the video above for an experience chock-full of references to XBLA’s most popular virtual world, including Moe as a creeper.

According to two tweets from Minecraft creator Markus Persson, “The Simpsons did a Minecraft couch gag. I’m not sure how I feel about it. I STILL feel a bit like it’s just this small game I made at home. It’s so weird to have all these things happen. <3″. With Minecraft showing up more and more in popular culture, who knows where it will make an appearance next.


4J Studios is working to get a fix out for Minecraft bugs

Minecraft TU14 fixes

4J Studios is coming off the release of their latest highly anticipated Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition title update, but that doesn’t mean their work is done. While the update introduced a massive number of new features, according to some tweets from the developer there are still some lingering issues they are working to resolve. Unlike TU14, however, there will be a much shorter timeline for this release: “There’s about 15 [bugs] we want to fix quickly, and get another update out…”

How is the latest update working for you? Sound off in the comments below!



Minecraft TU14 coming tomorrow

minecraft tu14

If our Twitter feed is anything to judge by, the moment you’ve all been waiting for is about to arrive. Minecraft Title Update 14 is smashing onto XBLA tomorrow, March 26. While we’ve been hearing about the update for a while, the release date was announced suddenly by the fine folks over at PlayXBLA, Microsoft’s official XBLA site.

TU 14 brings with it a slew of new items, a massive number of features, and a whole bunch of bug fixes. You can see us get into some of the details here and here, or you can check out the full list after the break.

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Minecraft Title Update 14 enters certification


Minecraft has been pretty busy recently, launching on PS3 and making movies and all. It may feel like the Xbox 360 edition hasn’t gotten much attention in the past few months, but that will soon change as Title Update 14 is right around the corner. 4J Studios has completed the update and handed it to Microsoft, where it is currently being tested. Once it passes certification, it will be released to the public.

A lot of major features from Title Update 14 have already been revealed, including temples, emeralds, and villager trading, but the update has so much more to offer. Nether Quartz has been added, becoming the first ore available in the Nether. The new Ender Chests lets you store items and access them from any other Ender Chest in the world. Invisibility and night vision will soon be possible with the addition of new potions. There’s also plenty of changes to how the game works, including cauldron filling up in the rain and no more knockback while drowning. Cobblestone walls, anvils, flower pots, zombie villagers – the list goes on and on. The entire update log can be found on the official Minecraft forums, so be sure to check it out.

Source: Minecraft Forum via Polygon

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