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Halo 5: Guardians Minecraft update incoming

halo 5 guardians minecraft

Halo 5 fever is spreading fast, as from Friday 23rd October you will be able to join the Master Chief and Fireteam Osiris in the world of Minecraft on Xbox One and Xbox 360.
This update comes free to those who previously purchased the Halo Mash-up pack, back in May, and $3.99, or your local currency equivalent, to those who did not.

Included in the DLC is all content previously released from the Halo Mash-up pack.

  • A Halo-themed texture set, themed menus and user interface,
  • Craftable items and 31 music tracks across the Halo franchise.
  • 40 pixel-perfect character skins depicting beloved Halo characters such as the Master Chief, Cortana, Sergeant Johnson, the Arbiter and more.

For fans looking to fully immerse themselves into the Halo universe, the Halo Mash-up pack also features pre-made worlds such as Silent Cartographer, Sandtrap, Valhalla, Blackout, Guardian, Blood Gulch and plenty of well-known Halo vehicles and features, while gaining the following new characters as well.

Blue Team:

  • Spartan-117 The Master Chief
  • Spartan-104 Fredric
  • Spartan-087 Kelly
  • Spartan-058 Linda

Fireteam Osiris:

  • Spartan Locke
  • Spartan Buck
  • Spartan Tanaka
  • Spartan Vale

The Halo 5: Guardians Minecraft Mash-Up update will be available from the 23rd of October.

Minecraft Title Update 19 coming soon


4J Studios have released the trailer for the soon to be incoming Title Update 19 for Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition, (CU 7 for Xbox One).

This will feature some exciting new additions, namely;

  • New Mobs – Wither, Wither Skeletons, Witches, Bats, Donkeys, Mules
  • Beacons
  • Coloured clay
  • Hardened clay
  • Hay bale
  • Activator rail
  • Daylight sensor
  • Dropper
  • Hopper
  • Minecart with TNT
  • Firework star
  • Nether star
  • Trapped chest
  • New tutorial map
  • Horse spawn egg
  • Horses

Yes, that’s right, horses. Having played the PC version, the horses are a great way of getting around, they’re much faster than pig-riding.

4J have confirmed that Minecraft 1.6.4 is rolling out to 360 and One now, and I’m looking forward to this and posibility of riding off into the sunset.

I wonder if they’ll produce Minecraft beans to sit around the campfire with at night?

Have a look at the trailer 4J released and let us know what you think.

Oh, did I mention the horses?

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Celebrating 2nd Birthday


Today marks the 2nd Birthday of Minecraft on Xbox 360 and they are celebrating with free content and special deals. No word yet on a release date for the Xbox One edition of the smash-hit block building game, but if you are still enjoying the Xbox 360 Edition then get ready for some great content this week.

Available for FREE from today 9th May to 18th May: The original “Birthday Skin Pack” plus a brand new “2nd Birthday Skin Pack” including characters from Halo, Fable, Banjo and Viva Piñata.

Also from today 9th May to the 11th May:  You can receive 50% OFF Skin Packs and Texture Packs (not including any of the Marvel products).


Via: PlayXBLA

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 TU11 Update Now In Certification


Minecrafter’s – well Xbox 360 Edition builders , the next title update for the game has hit the Microsoft Certification process and will eventually find its way to your console via the medium that is Xbox LIVE.

Here is a list of some (if not all) of the improvements you can expect to see in the coming days or weeks.

  • Fix for explosion lag issue on clients in an online game.
  • Fix to remove any Fireballs hanging in the air in a save game.
  • Fix to only show the spawn limit message to the player attempting to spawn something.
  • Fixed the terrain mipmaps to have the updated version of the gravel texture in them.
  • Fix for the spawn limit overrun when shearing or breeding Mooshrooms
  • Increased the limit for Paintings/Item Frames, Villagers, and Snow Golems in a world.
  • Display a message when the maximum Paintings/Item Frames are reached.
  • Display a message when the user tries to put an animal in Love Mode when the spawn limits have been reached.
  • Display a message when the user tries to spawn an enemy from a Spawn Egg in Peaceful mode.
  • Reduced Ghast sound volume

We blatantly robbed and copied this from OXM.

You can read our review of Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition from this direct link, and if you haven’t yet bought it – it is available (obviously) on the Xbox LIVE Arcade or from June 28th on an actual disc from retailers…

…an actual real disc!

UK Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Retail Dated June 28


For the first time since its launch back in 2009 – and previous North American announcement, Minecraft, will soon be available to buy in retail stores across the UK.

From 28th June if you’ve never experienced the joy of Minecraft, or want a physical copy – then you can get the Xbox 360 Edition straight from disc that will provide the magic and experience already loved by millions worldwide. A bonus 48hr Xbox LIVE Gold Trial is included to give newcomers the thrill to explore, build, and conquer alone, or play with friends via split-screen mode or over Xbox Live.

Including a wealth of new features designed specifically for Xbox 360, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is a whole new way to make imagination a blocktastic reality.

We rated Minecraft 10/10 in our review 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…