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Posts tagged "xbox"

Xbox Summer of Arcade looks hot!

Xbox Summer of Arcade looks hot!

Hurray, it's that time of year again, when lesser mortals go to beach resorts and have sand kicked in their faces, while heroic Xbox gamers stay in to be entertained by a stream of fabulous downloadable titles. The 2012 instalment of Microsoft's popular Summer of Arcade features five new titles handpicked by Xbox experts and fed to us in weekly game gulps.

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Trash TV – thrill your television

Trash TV – thrill your television

Imagine you're a sentient telly trapped in a nightmarish recycling centre, fighting your way out through puzzle strewn 2D levels and doing battle with vending machines and toasters.

Welcome to the Intel award-winning world of Trash TV...

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Minecraft on Xbox – your questions for the producer, please!

Minecraft on Xbox – your questions for the producer, please!

Today I'm speaking to Roger Carpenter, Microsoft's lead producer on the Xbox conversion of Minecraft – and I want your questions.

And this is not because I am too lazy to think of my own.

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Feature: Minecraft – how to rebuild the world for Xbox

Feature: Minecraft – how to rebuild the world for Xbox
Last week, we took a look at block-building pretender, FortressCraft. Today, we interrogate 4J Studios about the XBLA conversion of Minecraft.

How much has Notch been involved, and can we expect any fresh new additions to the recipe?

And how do you re-think Minecraft for a vast online community with no experience of the game – and no mouse and keyboard?

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