How to make Minecraft fun again?.

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Ways to make Minecraft Fun again.

A game that doesn't have any storyline, missions or objectives sounds pretty boring right?. Minecraft may lack those three things that make most games work, but it doesn't need them. Minecraft is essentially virtual Lego where you can do whatever you like within your world, to say the possibilities are endless would be a bit of a lie, but it's not far off. Markus Persson the mastermind behind one of the biggest games of all time has managed to pull of a truly awesome feat by creating Minecraft and I can safely safe I have managed to clock up a lot of hours playing the game. The reason I have created this blog post is because I recently became very bored of the game, due to running out of ideas and not having the skill set to create some of the things that I have seen others pull off, I mean lets be honest If we could never see other peoples builds in photos or videos online Minecraft would have died out a long time ago but because we are constantly seeing other amazing building and creations it spurs us on to create are own better worlds right?. Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition is unfortunately lagging behind the PC version of the game in terms of what you have available to you and the fact that they are endless Mods available on the PC to keep you entertained on the game means that owners of the XBLA version have to just suffer without. I have never played the PC version of the game myself however I have watched more than enough videos on Youtube and Twitch to know that the PC version of Minecraft is far Superior to the Xbox 360 Edition. I hope that these ideas will help you get back into enjoying the wonderful world of Minecraft.

Set yourself a Project.

One of the main reasons I get bored of Minecraft to easy is because I can't stick to a project long enough. When ever I seem to start building something, I decide that I want to build something else and it seems to constantly go on & on and I never seem to get anything proper built. I recently took to creating my own little project in my Minecraft world and for once I have managed to stick to it. I started out with the idea that I would build a Christmas themed world, complete with a Santa's grotto, reindeer's, presents, you get the picture. The thing I found out is that once I had the foundations down and had a rough Idea of where I was going with the world I wanted to create. The game instantly became more fun as each time I loaded the game up I had a purpose and wasn't just aimlessly walking around wasting my time. Simply google cool Minecraft projects or ideas and pick something you would like to do and then stick at it, trust me you will start to fall in love with the game again. If you would also like to create some sort of Christmas winter wonderland check out my other blog post Cool things to build on minecraft Christmas 2013.

Minecraft Mini-Games ideas Xbox 360 Edition.

Minecraft mini games are all the rage these days, it seems that ever single Minecraft Youtuber out there is playing some mini game or another on Minecraft these day. So what are Minecraft mini games?. They are games that you can play within Minecraft itself, to save anymore confusion let me show you some cool Minecraft mini game ideas that you can build and play for the Xbox 360 edition. Most of theses mini games would require you to have access to the online multiplayer however you would be able to play split screen offline, just not sure how much fun some of the games would be.
  • The minecraft Hunger games: If you are familiar with the film The hunger Games you will understand how the game works fairly quickly. To get an idea of what the game is all about check out the Youtube video below this. The Minecraft hunger games on Xbox 360 is a lot of fun If you find a decent game that is set up well and I urge you guys to play it if you haven't already. If like me you don't know someone that has created a hunger games map you can also check out this forum where you will find plenty of people who have created these cool hunger games on the Xbox 360 and are after people to join there games.

  • Mazes: This is another very cool way to enjoy Minecraft on the Xbox 360, and most importantly it is a lot simpler to setup yourself. The game does exactly want it says on the tin really, you create a Maze and challenge yourself and your friends to get out of there, or to a special point within the maze. Once again the forum I mentioned for the Hunger games idea is a great place to find people who have created some epic mazes for you to have a go at so remember to check them out.
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Minecraft Mini-Games Xbox 360 Maze

  •  Minecraft Infected: This is quite possibly one of my favourite Minecraft mini games on the Xbox 360 right now and it really is a must play, I'm not saying the rest aren't cool its just personal preference. The goal of the game is pretty simple; One person starts out as infected, and the rest start as survivors. The goal of the infected person is to kill the survivors. Once a survivor is killed, he re spawns as infected. The infected have unlimited re spawns (this isn't always the case some hosts will have different rules). Once a survivor is infected, he helps infect the rest of the survivors. The last survivor remaining wins. As you can Imagine this game is carnage from start to finish, I can't believe how nervous I was getting over playing Minecraft the very first time I played Infected.
That is all I have for you right now, however there are some many other cool things to do in Minecraft Xbox 360 edition all you have to do is try different things. If you haven't already I strongly urge all of you to go play some of the cool Mini games that people have come up with. I will continue to post ways to make Minecraft on the Xbox 360 fun again as and when I come across cool new things, In the mean time why not let me know in the comment section below if you have any cool Ideas on how to make Minecraft fun again, or why not leave your gamertag and some information about yourself so people can add you on Minecraft and create your own cool worlds together. Hope you enjoyed this post and feel free to share it to the wonderful Minecraft players around the world.

Christmas Comes early for players on Happy Wars XBLA

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80 Happy Tickets Free for Happy Wars players all this week.

The free to play XBLA game that draws in thousands of gamers around the world each day, including myself is getting into the festive spirit by give everyone 80 happy tickets to spend on what ever they like in game.If that wasn't enough, there is now a alterative game mode to save the king, which is save the santa (I love it!!). In Save the santa the objective of the game will be to try and get santa to the enemy castle. So what could be better that rushing around trying to get santa to the enemy castle while playing on the maps that have now also been given a touch of festive decorations. Other things that have been added along side this awesome free giveaway is some brand new items for you to buy/unlock theses include: exclusive Mage equipment ”Imperial Hat”, “Commander’s Hat”, “Patriot Armor”, “Military Suit”, “War Horse Head”, “Horse Head”, “Cape of Revolution”, and “Conductor’s Cape”. Toylogic also said this in a announcement the other day "Also, don’t miss out on the “Happy Cards Limited Edition” event, which give out only brand-new items and Warrior items. Eight new items have been added to the Happy Cards – the Cleric’s “Nutcracker Helm”, “Military Band Helm”, “March Bugle”, and “Military Drum”, and the Mage’s “Jiangshi Hat”, “Super Chinese Garb”, “Super Chinese Wand”, and “Imperial Fan”. With some many news things ready for you, get playing Happy wars NOW!!!. Please note this offer won't last forever, the close dates are The Happy Tickets free giveaway campaign and the “Save the SANTA” event ends on December 25th (Wednesday), and the “Happy Cards Limited Edition” event ends on Decemeber 18th (Wednesday).

Never played happy wars before wacth the trailer below to give you a idea of what you are in for.

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition: Fantasy Texture pack out now.

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Fantasy Texture Pack out Now For Minecraft on Xbox 360. 

The latest texture pack to hit the hugely popular Xbox Live Arcade game is out now, however this was a huge surprise to most fans of the game as there has been no mention of the new texture pack at all from 4j Studios, that was until a couple of days ago 11th of December 2013 when 4J studios announced on twitter that it would be out today( 11th December). 

The King Of The Texture Packs

The new texture pack is designed to bring you A fantasy medieval kind of feel not only to the world but the user interface too. The new Fantasy texture pack brings you some new blocks and other tools and a complete overhaul to the way the rest of the blocks and the world looks. Not only that but all the animals and MOB's have also been given a medieval makeover with the MOB's sporting helmets on there heads. The main new things added to your Inventory are Glowstones and Torches now turned into medieval style candles. Check out some of the pictures below to see the new texture pack in action.

New Fantasy Texture pack Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
New style Ore Blocks Miencraft Xbox 360
Showing of the new Candles
As with all other Mincraft DLC on Xbox 360 the Fantasy Texture pack will cost $1 / €0.95 / £0.65!. As always 4J Studios have managed to  provide the community with some awesome new content to keep the game as fresh as possible. Unfortunately there has been no new news of the long awaited title update 14 but I don't expect we will be seeing that for another couple of months yet due to the fact 4J Studios are currently working on finishing the PS3/PS4 version on minecraft plus the Xbox one version as well. Be sure to keep checking back here for more news related to Minecraft, in the mean time why not have a look at the cool things to build in Minecraft Christmas edition post that I made a couple of weeks ago and get your world set up for the festive seasons.

Cool things to Build in Minecraft Xbox 360 edition (Christmas Special.)

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Cool Christmas Themed Minecraft Builds.

With Christmas 2013 fast approaching, I thought I would create this post to hopefully give all you guys out there some Ideas on what to build in Minecraft in the run up to Christmas, so lets begin.
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Xmas fireplace Minecraft Xbox 360 edition
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House with Santa on the roof Minecraft Xbox 360 edition

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Minecraft Xbox 360 edition Christmas tree
Santa & his reindeer Minecraft Xbox 360

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Cool Minecraft Xbox 360 Build- Christmas snowman

There's just a few things that you can build in the run up to Christmas to give your Minecraft world a truly awesome looking Xmas feel. Got any ideas on great Christmas themed things to build in Minecraft?. Why not let us know what they are in the comment section below.

Minecraft Skyrim Edition coming to Xbox Live Arcade November 20th

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Minecraft Skyrim Edition out November 20th

4J Studios have finally announced that the highly anticipated Skyrim DLC for Minecraft will be arriving on Xbox Live arcade on the 20th November. The DLC which will cost just $3.99/€3.79/£2.69 is an absolute steal for any game loving fans. So if the fact that the biggest selling Xbox live arcade game of all time is doing a mash-up with one of the biggest selling console games of all time isn't enough to convince you to buy this awesome looking DLC, then this video that 4J Studios created should be enough to tip you over the edge.

To find out what else is coming to Minecraft in this DLC be sure to check out my other post here. Let me know in the comment section below what you are looking forward to most in the new Skyrim mash-up DLC

Skyrim Mash-up pack Coming to Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition.

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Minecraft Skyrim DLC coming soon to XBLA.

 4J Studios have pulled out all the stops by teaming up with Bethesda Softworks to bring the fans of the biggest selling Xbox live arcade game a DLC worth buying. At this years Minecon, Mojang and 4J Studios made the announcement that got the Minecraft (XBLA) community buzzing. There has been no news as to when the DLC will be available to buy yet, however I am certain it's not far away. The new Skyrim DLC for Minecraft will cost just $3.99/£2.69/€3.79, which is a bargain for what you're getting.
Skyrim DLC coming soon to Minecraft Xbox 360 edition

What's Included in the Minecraft Skyrim Mash-up?.

The Skyrim mash-up DLC will give you a new Skyrim related texture pack that will once selected automatically update both new and saved maps. Also available with the brand new texture pack you will have an option of over 40 new Skyrim character Skins which are: Dragonborn (male), Dragonborn (female), Ancano, Elenwen, Argonian Fighter, Argonian Mage, Bosmer Archer, Bosmer Mage, Breton Mage, Forsworn Shaman, Dunmer Mage, Dunmer Assassin, Imperial Soldier, Vex, Khajiit Merchant, Stormcloak Soldier, Lydia, Orc Blacksmith, Orc Warrior female, Nazir, Saadia, Vampire Lord, Isran, Astrid, Aela the Huntress, M’aiq the Liar, Greybeard, Frost Troll, Flame Atronach, Dragon Priest, Hagraven, Draugr Deathlord, Sheogorath, Spriggan, Dwarven Centurion, Wispmother, Dremora Lord, Master Necromancer, Vilkas, Orc Warrior Male.
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New Skyrim character Skins for Minecraft Xbox live arcade. #Whiterun
 Other cool things coming to the latest Minecraft DLC include a new pre-built world that will have some of the Iconic features that we have falling in love with on Skyrim, including places like Whiterun Riverwood and Bleak falls Barrow. If that wasn't enough The DLC will also include over 20 original Skyrim Soundtracks, just to really get you in the mood to build some epic structures.
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Bleak Falls Barrow, Skyrim DLC for Minecraft XBLA.

 As If this DLC didn't offer enough value for money, the user interface with change into an Skyrim style theme just in case you forget what your playing, looks pretty sick if I do say so myself.

Minecraft :Skyrim Edition For Xbox 360
Be sure to check back for more information on when the DLC will be coming out and in the mean time why not let me know in the comments below what Skyrim related things you intend on building when the DLC arrives.

Minecraft For Xbox One Coming soon

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4j Studios have recently announced that the biggest selling Xbox Live Arcade game of all time, Minecraft is set to make a brand new appearance on the Xbox One. The big news was announced at this years E3 however no release date has been confirmed yet.

What will the difference be between Minecraft for Xbox 360 and Minecraft for Xbox One?.

The game itself will remain hugely unchanged, however there are a lot of rumours flying around to suggest that Minecraft for Xbox One will now have unlimited world space just like the PC version. This is something that I can really see happening myself given the fact that the Xbox One will be more than powerful enough to handle the upgrade. Another thing we are set to expect is Bigger Multiplayer, meaning more people can join games with friends making Minecraft that much more fun. Apart from them two things that I have mentioned above there isn't much more information to give in regards to what will be so different with the new Xbox One version of the game. On another note 4J Studios have also confirmed that they will continue to update both the current version on the game and the new Minecraft for the Xbox One, which should keep the 6 million current players happy :).

What will happen to all us that already have Minecraft for Xbox 360.

 Unfortunately It would appear that you will have to repurchase the new version of Minecraft for the Xbox One which is a shame however there were suggestions that thanks to the massively used cloud storage on the Xbox One there could be a possibility of transferring all your saved worlds over to the new versions, however this has recently been confirmed as not true, according to Phil Spencer because of the new Minecraft having bigger worlds it would be near impossible to transfer your current saves over, however Phil Spencer also believes this will not put fans of the game off from repurchasing the game.
While we are waiting for the new version of minecraft why not check out my post on Minecraft building ideas for some inspiration on what to build in your minecraft world.

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