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Minecraft 1.8.2 – released date announced!

Minecraft 1.8.2 - released date announced!
4J Studios has announced that Minecraft update 1.8.2 is coming to Xbox in less than 24 hours. Are you ready to get creative? You might be after you watch the fun trailer!

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Minecraft exclusive: Xbox to separate from PC version after next update?

Minecraft exclusive: Xbox to separate from PC version after next update?
What's coming next after Minecraft update 1.8.2? Will Xbox owners ever see mods? And will the console get exclusive new features? We get an intriguing glimpse of the future courtesy of Paddy Burns at 4J Studios...

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Minecraft Xbox exclusive interview: 4J Studios on the 1.8.2 update!

Minecraft Xbox exclusive interview: 4J Studios on the 1.8.2 update!
We're just weeks away from the latest Minecraft Xbox update, with a host of fresh features. But what exactly can we expect? We asked Paddy Burns of developer 4J Studios about the Creative Mode, SuperFlat Terrains and new tutorial mode features – and he answered!

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On the download #4 – Minecraft

On the download #4 - Minecraft
On The Download is Hookshot Inc's new, official comic strip, drawn by friend of the site Timothy WInchester.

For this installment, the little-known Minecraft.

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Soil yourself with Hookshot Inc’s most diggable games

Soil yourself with Hookshot Inc's most diggable games
Spelunky, Derek Yu's randomly-generating, perma-death wielding spelunking indie game adventure, is out on Xbox Live Arcade today.

This - combined with Independence Day - got us thinking: what are our favourite dig 'em ups?

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Minecraft XBLA retrospective – why a small world doesn’t matter, and more!

Minecraft XBLA retrospective – why a small world doesn't matter, and more!

We catch up with 4J Studios chief Paddy Burns about the story of Minecraft XBLA so far; the differing requirements of console gamers, and the future of this hugely successful conversion project.

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Notch on Minecraft XBLA and Fez!

Notch on Minecraft XBLA and Fez!

We speak to Markus 'Notch' Persson about the success of Minecraft on Xbox and what this means for the future of the game. Plus, there could be some intriguing infrasturcture changes on the way for the fans of the PC multiplayer modes...

Oh, and what's he playing at the moment while he's supposed to be developing 0x10c?

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Minecraft: They mostly come at night

Minecraft: They mostly come at night
There are reasons to be afraid of the dark. On my first night I’d strayed too far. I’d built my cabin far away from the woods, and I was busy foraging while night began to fall. The world began to darken, but I thought a few more excavated trunks wouldn’t hurt...

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Minecraft Leg

Minecraft Leg
Yeah, we're all playing Minecraft at the moment. But which one of us is hardcore enough to actually injure themselves while playing Minecraft, eh?

It's Chris.

Read on to discover why he's like a grossly over-evolved duck.

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Minecraft XBLA digs up launch trailer. World trembles.

Minecraft XBLA digs up launch trailer. World trembles.
So here's the closing entry in an XBLA Arcade Next month that went slightly saggy in the middle. There’s little, however, that can compete with the return of a downloadable champion like Trials – or the modern phenomenon that is Minecraft. Which is due on the 9th May. That's next Wednesday!

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Minecraft XBLA release date announced + more!

Minecraft XBLA release date announced + more!

Microsoft has come to the rescue of Minecraft fanatics everywhere and revealed the release date for its excellent Xbox Live Arcade edition. The game will be released as part of Microsoft's Arcade NEXT season, which kicks off with the equally brilliant Trials Evolution, then takes in Bloodforge and Fable Heroes.

What a line-up!

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Minecraft XBLA Avatar pack revealed

Minecraft XBLA Avatar pack revealed

Microsoft has released its promised Avatar pack for the XBLA version of Minecraft. There are 12 items to opt for including T-shirts, heads (you can be Steve! Or a Creeper!) and cute little pet pigs and wolves. There's even a Notch-style hat.

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