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Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition hits 4 million sales

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition hits 4 million sales

For Mojang, Minecraft is the gift that keeps on giving. Perhaps it would better to call it the cash cow that keeps producing that sweet, sweet money, but whatever you want to call it, it's safe to say that it's one of the most popular indie games ever created. That's evidenced in the latest sales numbers for the Xbox 360 edition: 4 million sales less than 5 months after release. That, ladies and gentlemen, is a success.

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Terraria coming to Xbox 360, PS3 next year

Terraria coming to Xbox 360, PS3 next year

Well here's a surprising bit of gaming news: it turns out that indie gem Terraria will be making its way to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network next year. Publisher 505 Games announced the console version of the much-loved PC title today. Sadly, there isn't a solid release date for the console version of the game yet, with 505 Games and developer Engine Software merely saying it'll be out "early next year."

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Xbox 360 Essentials Pack sets gamers up for cheap

Xbox 360 Essentials Pack sets gamers up for cheap

Microsoft has introduced a package for gamers that will be rocking a fully-supplied Xbox 360 this October for an inexpensive sum - this package containing everything a user would need to make total use of their gaming and multimedia-playing system. This pack will be popping up for $79.99 and will be containing no less than a basic wireless controller, an HDMI cable, a remote control, and 3 months of Xbox Live Gold. This package will be priced at $55 lower than you'd normally pay for each of these items on their own.

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Fan interest for TimeSplitters 4 not high enough yet, Crytek says

Fan interest for TimeSplitters 4 not high enough yet, Crytek says

Sad news coming out of Crytek today, as it seems that the long-awaited TimeSplitters 4 will have to wait a bit longer. We've been hearing rumors of TimeSplitters 4's existence for years now, but in an interview with VG247, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli said that fan interest is not yet high enough to justify making the game. However, don't despair TimeSplitters fans, as Crytek might have something for you anyway.

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD rockets to 120,000 sales

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD rockets to 120,000 sales

Nostalgia is proving to be a powerful thing for gamers, with developer Robomodo confirming that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD has sold around 120,000 copies in its first week of availability. That number is pretty impressive on its own, but what makes it even more impressive is the fact that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD hasn't yet launched on PC and PS3, meaning those numbers are for the Xbox 360 version alone. Robomodo's Josh Tsui tells Gamasutra that day-over-day sales of the downloadable title have been "staying very consistent" throughout its first week.

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Microsoft recruits Xbox Live update beta testers

Microsoft recruits Xbox Live update beta testers

Microsoft is ready to dole out its latest update to Xbox Live. And today, a bunch of lucky Xbox 360 users who have nothing better to do than check out the latest Xbox news had the chance to sign up to become a beta tester for the latest online Xbox features. But even for those who didn't get their names entered in time, today's news provided an insight into what we can expect next on the Xbox 360 Dashboard.

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Microsoft responds to Fez patch controversy

Microsoft responds to Fez patch controversy

Fez creator Phil Fish has been making a lot of headlines lately. He recently penned a blog post on Polytron's website which said that the Fez patch that has caused save corruption issues for some players will be going back up on Xbox Live unchanged because the company can't afford to pay the fee to get a new patch certified. The blog post caused something of an uproar in the gaming community, and up until today, Microsoft remained silent on the issue.

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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition hits 3 million units sold

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition hits 3 million units sold

We already knew that Minecraft was immensely popular on PC, but it turns out that Minecraft's popularity is not restricted to just one platform: the Xbox 360 version of the game - which has only been available since May 9 - has topped 3 million sales. Mojang founder Markus "Notch" Persson announced the sales milestone via Twitter today, saying "I got told Minecraft for XBLA passed three million sales today!" At this rate, it won't be long before the XBLA version catches up with the PC version, which has sold nearly 6.7 million copies according to Minecraft.net.

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Fez patch not getting fixed because Polytron can’t afford it

Fez patch not getting fixed because Polytron can’t afford it

There's no denying that Polytron's Fez is one of the coolest downloadable games of the year, but unfortunately, a small percentage of players can't actually enjoy the game. Shortly after Fez released on Xbox Live Arcade, Polytron issued a patch that was intended to fix some minor gameplay issues, but ended up creating a whole new mess of problems for a few players. For some, this patch led to corrupted save files, deleting all of the progress affected users had made in the game.

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