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Xbox One Games To Retail For $59.99

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Microsoft’s Xbox One console…you know, the ONE causing all of the DRM and online check-fuss will have its games priced at the same cost as current top selling Xbox 360 titles. A Microsoft rep confirmed to Polygon “that Microsoft Studios games on Xbox One will be $59.99…” This is likely to not come at any surprise and expect UK/EU pricing to remain similar to current titles also.

The cost of games in the UK hasn’t really risen all that much with Master System / MegaDrive games in the 90’s costing £29.99 up to £39.99. The same figure also applied to N64, Sega Saturn, Sega Dreamcast, Playstation 1 & 2, so it’s good news that for the eighth generation consoles pricing is to remain consistent and what gamers are used to paying.

Unfortunately nothing has yet been confirmed how much games will be to buy digitally from the Xbox One Store. Currently “Games on Demand” for the Xbox 360 is considered by myself and many to be a bit of a joke with games coming in much higher than retail which was once explained to be so that Microsoft are not treading on retailers toes. Higher pricing was in place to reflect convenience, despite not owning a physical copy, huge downloads being a bit inconvenient there have been a few sales in the past, but nothing to blow your socks off.

Should digital pricing be announced in the near future – we’ll keep you posted.

Thanks: Polygon

UK Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Retail Dated June 28

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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