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Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition – Free Halloween Texture Pack


Hardhitting block building super crafting Minecraft gamers on Xbox 360 can now obtain a free Halloween texture pack on Xbox LIVE to transfer the scariest night of the year into your digital world.

Quoted by MOJANG:

It’s the scariest night of the year… but that’s not to say we can’t have a lot of fun! Get this celebration texture pack to give your Minecraft worlds a spooky look. Happy Halloween!

The free download is only available until November 3rd 2013, so if you are looking for extra goodies to spook up Minecraft over the next few days, I would just go ahead and download it right now from this direct link.

If you are yet to experience Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition – we rated the game 10/10 when it was released on the Xbox LIVE Arcade last year.

Minecraft Xbox 360 TU9 Update Friday April 5

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition is the best selling Xbox LIVE Arcade game of all time and now for all the millions of gamers who are enjoying this, the latest update known as TU9 has passed Microsoft Certification and will be released on Friday April 5th 2013.

Here’s a complete list of changes and updates we copied from OXM

– Added ‘The End’, with new layout, and new Enderdragon behaviour.

– Added Climbable Vines.

– Added Fire Charge, Wooden Button, Item Frames, Spawn Eggs, Sandstone Stairs, Spruce Stairs, Birch Stairs, Nether Bricks, Spruce Planks, Birch Planks, Nether Brick Slab, Spruce Slab and Birch Slab.

– Added new music for The End and The Nether from C418

– Made buckets and signs stackable.

– Sheep now re-grow their wool after shearing.

– New gravel texture.

– Can now smelt Netherrack into a Nether Brick in a Furnace.

– Blacksmith buildings in Villages now hold chests with loot of the same type as found in Strongholds.

– Crafting recipe change – Sign recipe gives three Signs.

– Crafting recipe change – Half Slab recipes give six Half Slabs.

– Crafting recipe change – Stone Button now requires one block of stone instead of two.

– Added smoother color transitions between biomes.

– Added beaches to terrain generation.

– Fence Gates can now be opened and closed with Redstone.

– Changed Nether Fortress to make Nether Wart rooms more likely.

– Made Nether Wart spawn randomly wherever Soul Sand is generated in the Nether.

– Nether Wart will now grow in the Overworld.

– Made Dispenser dispense mobs from Spawn Eggs, rather than the egg itself.

– Dispenser will dispense lava/water from a Bucket of Lava/Water.

– Dispenser will shoot Fire Charges.

– Trapdoors can be placed on half slabs and stairs

– Allow players to block with a sword when the ‘Can Build And Mine’ option is unchecked by the host.

– Moved six of the twelve music disc quests in the Tutorial World

– Changed the Tutorial world to add climbable Vines, and some of the new items, and removed/reduced the items in the Brewing, Farming and Breeding chests.

– Don’t show the achievements warning when loading a creative map that has already been saved in creative mode.

– Reduced the volume of the Ghast sound effects.

– Increased the distance jukeboxes can be heard from.

– Improved lighting code performance.

– Improved the loading/saving time.

– Changed the display order in the Minecraft Store to show newest DLC first.

– Added How To Play for The End and Farming Animals

– Added HUD size options for both splitscreen and full screen modes.

– Added Reset Nether option to force regeneration of The Nether. This is helpful for older saves that didn’t have a Nether Fortress.

– Added a toggle for Death Messages.

– Added a toggle to hide or display the animated character in the User Interface.

– Allow individual splitscreen users to have their own settings for HUD.


– Fix for a Nether portal crash due to Ghast fireballs

– Fix for Cave Spider size.

– Fixed Experience Orb pickup sound not having pitch variance.

– Fixed a crash when attaching Glowstone to Pistons.

– Fixed a render update problem on the end of world chunks

– Fixed a crash with players throwing Enderpearls and leaving the game.

– Stop the player animation for eating happening in the Change Skin menu

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Heading For Retail


Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition which is currently available for download on the Xbox LIVE Arcade is soon to hit retailers next month in the US. If you’re not one of the five million gamers who downloaded and contributed to the worldwide success of the title from 4J Studios, then maybe some retail therapy is in order?

We rated Minecraft 10/10 in our review last year:

In a console gaming world that often faces accusations of lacking invention and innovation we now have Minecraft, a game that can be whatever you choose to make it and that alone is something very, very special indeed.

The upcoming retail edition will include all previous updates and the long awaited TU9 patch which is currently in bug-testing before hitting Xbox LIVE.

If the retail version comes to Europe – we’ll be sure to let all of you Europeans known in due course…

Minecraft Xbox 360 To Eventually Resemble 1.2.3 Final PC Version – Updates Soon

4J Studio’s has taken to twitter to reveal information about the future updates for Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition. Open Servers are currently in duscussion, although not fully confirmed – and an update to hit in the near future will resemble the PC Beta version of Minecraft 1.8. Continue reading Minecraft Xbox 360 To Eventually Resemble 1.2.3 Final PC Version – Updates Soon