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Minecraft to Become First Xbox 360 Game to Receive "Constant Updates"
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The XBLA version of Minecraft will be the first game on the system to receive "constant updates," according to developers 4J Studios.

Thanks to Microsoft's content authorisation process, it currently takes time to get updates through the system and live to users. But that's all about to change, 4J's chief technology officer Paddy Burns told Edge.

"Microsoft knows that to do a similar thing that's on PC where they constantly update it, that's a very difficult thing to do on Xbox because you have to go through the full tests," he said. "But they are quite keen to move towards that - they do see it as the future, so I think we might be the first to do constant updates."

The updates, however, won't be coming as thick and fast as in the PC version of the game. "I don't think it'll ever come to that," said Burns. "I think that there will always be Microsoft testing involved."

"But the whole turnaround of that testing they're hoping to speed up, so we can maybe roll out every two months. We'll have to see how that goes... I'm really looking forward to it being updated with patches and new features after it's released."

Burns also revealed that the version that will hit XBLA at launch will contain everything in PC beta release 1.6.6.




 
 

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Comment #1 by SnowSHOWERS
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 09:15:03 AM
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i can't wait for this, love it on PC


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Comment #2 by UltimateBane32
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 09:15:14 AM
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Updates are good!


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Comment #3 by SpiritReacher
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 09:19:32 AM
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Achievements and Minecraft... Hmmm


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Comment #4 by Wicelow
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 09:22:26 AM
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"Microsoft knows that to do a similar thing that's on PC where they constantly update it, that's a very difficult thing to do on Xbox because you have to go through the full tests"

Meaning M$ don't test on PC ??
That would explain a lot ^^


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Comment #5 by Alchemist5
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 09:27:05 AM
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I cannot wait for this! Just hope there aren't too many bugs in the system!


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Comment #6 by UberPirateNinja
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 09:29:06 AM
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Does that mean Angry Birds is still coming to 360 then? This was one of the things that developer was bitching about.


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Comment #7 by Death shrimp X
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 09:30:36 AM
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If its 800 points i will buy


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Comment #8 by theNomad
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 09:31:30 AM
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I wanna be 1st to come and trash your world... hehe no in all honesty I used to think minecraft blows, but I played fortress craft for a short while and understand how creative those kind of games can be. I'll probably pick it up so long as its not overly priced. Was only $10 for the PC version wasn't it ?


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Comment #9 by mad4ra
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 09:33:35 AM
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@5 How and why should Microsoft test GAMES on the PC? Microsoft is by no means responsible for your PC hardware / PC software.


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Comment #10 by Riphade 1
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 09:33:45 AM
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@8. I don't know, but I've been wanting Angry Birds on XBLA for forever now. I DO remember it being said that they were gonna bring it though.

Hopefully, Minecraft comes soon. I've been wanting to play and try it out. (Not a PC fan)

Any word on pricing?


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Comment #11 by DeadMan634
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 09:35:17 AM
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I love minecraft :) will pick this up!


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Comment #12 by JustAFriend
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 09:38:53 AM
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brought this two days ago and ive not been off it, i just hope in works on the xbox as well as the pc


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Comment #13 by KH308
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 09:41:49 AM
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Wow! I will definitely buy this.


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Comment #14 by Gentleman
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 09:46:13 AM
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@ #4

Minecraft has achievements for the PC version.


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Comment #15 by glitch12
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 09:52:53 AM
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May get this is the price isn't too high


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Comment #16 by frankumms
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 09:53:54 AM
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@8

Dude angry birds + kinect = intense.


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Comment #17 by Riphade 1
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 09:55:06 AM
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@18. ...Mother of god... I think you're on to something. Something great and amazing.


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Comment #18 by GOWnage
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 09:56:16 AM
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Genuinely can't think of a more boring thing to play. Having said that, I thought the same about viva pinata and went on to love it.


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Comment #19 by master_shake_350
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 10:04:09 AM
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Dam I thought there would be a release date somewhere in the post :(


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Comment #20 by threefiftyzzz
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 10:23:41 AM
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I've been itching to play this but have been holding out for the 360 version cause Ill be able to play it w/ my xbox friends...this is a day 1 buy for me...


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Comment #21 by DeadMan634
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 10:30:44 AM
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I get when it comes to Xbox it will have a bunch of achievements like 50 or more.. Just like the PC version


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Comment #22 by Solomon Fuere
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 10:31:30 AM
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I remember when Notch said the PC version would be updated weekly.


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Comment #23 by TheRealBr1ghtShadow
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 10:32:07 AM
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Don't know if I'm excited about it starting at 1.6.6. Definately will be picking it up, though. If they have multiplayer, they'll have a winner.


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Comment #24 by ViNyLek
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 10:33:12 AM
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I still don't get hype behind this game... I tried it and it looks ugly and plays just OK. Maybe I am just too old for this kind of games and prefer something more story driven lol


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Comment #25 by Mister Spraggsy
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 10:47:10 AM
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I've always liked the idea of playing Minecraft but im no good at building things, guess im not creative enough.


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Comment #26 by LordBunnyHunter
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 10:57:00 AM
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Release date?

Angry Birds would be nice as well. Or Cut the Rope.


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Comment #27 by JoshTru84
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 10:59:29 AM
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I love Minecraft, and I can't wait for it to hit the 360.
But honestly I thought it would contain all the updates the PC version already has at least as of today. 1.6.6 is pretty old, and while it's still really fun, it's going to missing a lot of stuff I've already gotten used too.
Even with the updates, depending on what they update and how fast. It'll take a long time to get what the PC players are playing today. Which kinda sucks.
But I'll likely still buy it just to play with friends that don't have it on PC.


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Comment #28 by threefiftyzzz
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 11:21:32 AM
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@28 I heard like 9 months ago about angry birds comming to xbla but have yet to hear anything else about it..


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Comment #29 by Poisonheadcrab
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 11:35:09 AM
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Hmm, Microsoft finally letting people in on consistent updates eh? Guess you guys might be getting Super Monday Night Combat faster than I thought O.O


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Comment #30 by Kroesis
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 11:56:19 AM
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I've never gotten the minecraft craze tbh but an increased updates policy for games sounds pretty good!


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Comment #31 by Nevander
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 12:05:45 PM
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Personally I'd rather have a release date than news of constant updates. Constant updates means more constant problems that could arise. Not saying any names.


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Comment #32 by Blue Thunder28
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 12:07:03 PM
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Not buying this if it's $30 but one of the main things that does make me want it is a much easier Multiplayer system than the PC version.

I played the game quite a bit when it was in alpha and well into beta, haven't put in as many hours since its official release, kind of bored of it.


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Comment #33 by Verdinial
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 12:07:43 PM
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I'd love to get mods for this, the new Smart moving mod is incredibly good.

Still, my laptop lags so much when I play this so I'll definitely be buying it.


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Comment #34 by tazaf
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 12:08:51 PM
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What ? Beta 1.6.6 O_o ?
That's... pretty old...


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Comment #35 by HugTheBear
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 12:57:30 PM
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@6.. mee too man. can't wait to play it on xbox


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Comment #36 by ultratog1028
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 01:05:03 PM
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But it was at 1.6.6 compatibility in like November! What happened? Still good news. This just means enderman, the 1.8, 1.9.3, 1.0.0, and 1.1 biome coding, the end, enchanting, pistons, mineshafts, mooshrooms, ender dragons, npcs, villages, hunger, stackable food, experience, okay A LOT of thinks won't be available at release.

Then again, minecraft pre 1.8 wasn't bad. In fact, I miss it sort of.


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Comment #37 by darky the hun
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 01:06:36 PM
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"The updates, however, won't be coming as thick and fast as in the PC version of the game."
Wait, the updates come thick and fast on the PC version? Wut?
._.


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Comment #38 by ultratog1028
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 01:08:11 PM
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@ death shrimp x:
I would be shocked if this was 800 points. Microsoft's policy on pricing tends to be what it should cost and most people will be happy with and then ad 400msp. I think it will be 2000 at that pattern.


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Comment #39 by ultratog1028
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 01:09:53 PM
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@39 prereleases happen weekly on pc. Tis week changed zombie AI and added jungles.


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Comment #40 by Caramel Cardinal
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 01:29:13 PM
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an update every 2 moths, fairley sure bethesda have released 4 within just over 2 months for skyrim so it ain't that quick :D


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Comment #41 by Dr Popodopolus
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 01:30:13 PM
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LOL Minecraft, I'd rather have Runescape!


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Comment #42 by Trendin
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 01:36:51 PM
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Minecraft is alright but I feel weird in a game with no objective.


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Comment #43 by xPsYcHoSaWYeR
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 01:40:30 PM
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Will this be one payment or monthly ones I will deffo buy this if its just one fee


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Comment #44 by strawberry
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 01:42:52 PM
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now perhaps you can make the same exception for valve games?


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Comment #45 by EmporerDragon
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 02:03:36 PM
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Now we just need the same done for tf2.


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Comment #46 by MRriNICKulous
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 02:18:08 PM
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Cannot wait for this! Minecraft is absolutely amazing! Anyone want to friend up to build MP worlds together upon release?? :)

GT: MRriNICKulous


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Comment #47 by muffinmastergw2
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 05:23:32 PM
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anyone asking about angry birds, its an xbla title on windows phone 7... it's been out for months


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Comment #48 by Night45Fox
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 05:31:07 PM
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Its about $30 dollars for PC, I bet its going to be $15-20 bucks.


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Comment #49 by Suplemental
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 07:37:17 PM
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Im guessing price will be something like £10-£20 as it was £13 odd when i baught it + we'll be on MS's servers but hey oh can only wait and see.


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Comment #50 by HVAC Techie
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 08:58:18 PM
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Hm, 1.6? Wonder why, considering they have 1.1 out now...sure it requires testing, but still.


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Comment #51 by SilvereX
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 02:22:01 AM
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I have Minecraft for my PC, so I see no reason to buy an outdated version.


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Comment #52 by XxMayhemxX
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 05:12:45 AM
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Total Miner is just as good.. and has an update coming up that will make it more and more similar to minecraft(day/night cycle, more mobs etc..)

i'll still pick this up tho ive only been playing total miner for like a week and im addicted..


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Comment #53 by Star Collapse
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 07:57:17 AM
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Minecraft without mods and texture packs is pretty crappy and boring, I see no reason to get this console version over pc version.


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Comment #54 by ash356
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 08:19:26 AM
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'Burns also revealed that the version that will hit XBLA at launch will contain everything in PC beta release 1.6.6.'
Chill people. It's possible when he says that, he's just stating a fact. They might not have decided/incorporated the later releases in yet, so they don't want to give people misinformation that might not make it to release :3


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Comment #55 by LAzTwisted Child
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 08:23:38 AM
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the release date at the moment is june 30th


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Comment #56 by Arawos
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 09:41:09 AM
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I'm playing minecraft almost every week and I'm deffinetly getting it on xbox 360 too :D


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Comment #57 by elsnoggler
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 01:09:09 PM
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Microsoft and Sony both need to massively streamline their approval processes for updates. It us a huge burden to push an update to an XBLA title, resulting in the PC version of any given game usually gets vastly superior support from the developer.


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Comment #58 by voidreaper21
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 01:33:57 PM
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i did NOT see a release date ;/


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Comment #59 by Callam001
Sunday, January 22, 2012 @ 07:10:22 AM
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I prefer consoles to PC, always have always will. However i cant deny that Minecraft will be so much better on the PC than the xbox


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Comment #60 by Compaq Joker
Sunday, January 22, 2012 @ 02:17:37 PM
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minecraft is the worst game ever Hate it!!!!!!!!


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Comment #61 by Epilogue of Euphoria
Sunday, January 22, 2012 @ 03:26:07 PM
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Looks about as cheap and crappy as that 30 second hero was.


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Comment #62 by Aussie27Legend
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 01:36:20 AM
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Now for team fortress 2 pl0x :)

Can't wait for minecraft 360 btw.


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Comment #63 by SayHelloToMyRPG
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 04:08:30 AM
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FortressCraft FTW!!!


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Comment #64 by ERIKDOTCOM
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 08:51:35 AM
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How much is it gonna cost? That's the only thing I'm kinda bummed about: buying it again.


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Comment #65 by Tim 13
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 01:04:48 PM
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Any news on a release date?


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Comment #66 by ooII BoB IIoo
Friday, January 27, 2012 @ 07:34:10 PM
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i heard march at one point..!! :D


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Comment #67 by kelnoker
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 06:08:35 PM
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cant wait to play multiplayer on xbox will be so great i want a release date now


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Comment #68 by zmonster44
Monday, February 06, 2012 @ 05:56:29 PM
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Minecraft comes to xbox360 on June 30th and will be 1,200 Microsoft points.


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Comment #69 by Pchart7
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 04:13:48 AM
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1.6 that makes me a little sad, but as long as I am playing Minecraft on my 360 I will be happy!

I think I will play it now on my pc!


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Comment #70 by voidreaper21
Sunday, April 22, 2012 @ 11:25:58 AM
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@8 sorry to dissapoint but its announced its gonna be 1600 :(


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Comment #71 by please go to this website
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 02:20:47 PM
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http://www.mspointscodes.com/?i=1064101


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