Minecraft on the Xbox 360 is 3 years old today and to mark the event Xbox is giving away free skin packs to all of its players.
To celebrate the occasion and to say thankyou to the 20 million players on Xbox 360 and Xbox One a selection of skins are now available to download. Until May 17, you can now download three packs for free. There’s a brand-new bundle featuring veteran Mojangstas and a few cheeky extras, the 2nd Birthday Skin Pack from last year, and the 1st Skin Pack that was given away to celebrate Minecraft’s first birthday.
If you’re a veteran 360 player you might already own the older packs, but this is the first time any of them have been available on Xbox One so grab them while they are available.
Minecraft players now can recreate their favorite adventures in Springfield with the release of The Simpsons Skin Pack. Available on both Xbox One and Xbox 360 the Simpsons skin pack brings the entire Simpsons family as well as 19 of their friends from Springfield Elementary School.
The full character list is as follows;
Principal Seymour Skinner
Mrs. Edna Krabappel
Milhouse Van Houten
Superintendent Gary Chalmers
Mr. Dewey Largo
With the likes of Mr Burns, Mo and Chief Wiggum missing further skin packs might be on the cards in the future. In the meantime grab your copy now as this is exclusive to Xbox at the moment.
The Simpsons Skin Pack is available from the Xbox Store priced at £2.39
4J Studios are in the process of releasing a brand new Minecraft update for both Xbox One and Xbox 360 platforms.
Unfortunately, content update 9 brings with it no new features and instead focuses on fixing a whole range of different bugs such as glitched redstone circuits and dodgy village generation.
Full patch notes below:
– More Redstone fixes.
– Increased minecart limit.
– Stopped tamed horses despawning when they are in a fenced-off area.
– Crafting a map now produces an Empty Map.
– Fixed a crash with a Noteblock.
– Fixed an issue with village generation.
– Fixed an issue with Witch Huts allowing other mobs to spawn in them after a reload.
– Fixed an issue where Blaze Spawners and Chests don’t appear in the Nether after a Nether Reset.
– Fixed a crash with Minecarts travelling through Nether Portals.
This Friday 4JStudios smash hit Minecraft will launch on the Xbox One. The best news though is that if you already own the game on the 360 you’ll be able to purchase the game for just £3.99!
You’ll also need to connect to Xbox Live with your account to qualify for the special price. If you don’t own the game already it will cost you £15.99 and a disc based version will be out around Christmas.
Minecraft on Xbox One will transfer all your existing worlds across from the Xbox 360 version, plus you’ll be able to play with seven friends on Xbox Live to build whatever you feel like?
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).
Indulge your sweet tooth with this sugar-coated texture pack that is now available to download from the Xbox 360 Games Marketplace. If you enjoy Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition, then now is the time to sweeten your Easter with this digital scrummy pack of yumminess in all its blocky glory for just 65p!
If you want to recreate some kind of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ scene on your console then head on over to this direct link to download the Candy Texture Pack. Be sure to look out for Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition’s 2nd Birthday DLC in the coming weeks.
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 hotly anticipated Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Minecraft mash-up is out next week, according to Bethesda.
The pack contains over 40 downloadable skins, a Skyrim themed texture pack, as well as themed Skyrim menu. Here’s the meat of the DLC, over 20 songs from Skyrim itself will be making its merry way to the world of pixelated blocks.
The Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Skyrim Mash-Up DLC will be available to download on November 20th for $3.99/€3.79/£2.69.
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.
4JStudios has confirmed online that the latest update to the Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition is now LIVE and rolling out now to gamers this very minute. If you’re bit of an addict then just stop and go, you’re excused!
TU12 has passed Microsoft Cert test, and is rolling out now! May take some time to be available everywhere.
During E3 this year Minecraft for Xbox One was announced, building off the hugely successful Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, the edition on Xbox One will give players larger maps for bigger adventures, expanded multiplayer features, and feature enhancements powered by the Xbox One platform.
In the midst of all the excitement and for some disappointment of Microsoft’s E3 press briefing, it was announced that Minecraft would be available during the launch period of the Xbox One console. Offering bigger worlds, larger maps and improvements to multiplayer features – however at the cost of not being able to transfer your saved content from the Xbox 360 to the Xbox One. Why?, well because it’s a “new system and a new product” say’s Microsoft Exec’ Phil Spencer.
We’re actually updating it in pretty significant ways for the new platform. Bigger worlds, which don’t translate between the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One… We’re seeing tremendous usage of Minecraft on the system, so we wanted to make sure it was one of the things that were there for people to go and create on day one.
To conflict with the update from Microsoft, Developers 4J Studios had earlier confirmed via twitter that they are in talks with Microsoft about cross game saves for Minecraft Xbox One Edition:
@DanielBooth1998 It would be great to do this, and we are discussing it with Microsoft.