Updates for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

    • Level   5

    Minecraft is almost pulling into it's first month of being on the Xbox Live Arcade and it's been a very successful month so far. But if you've played the version you know it's version 1.6.6 and well you can't run, double jump and pistons are not available. But don't worry as 4J Studios have said that they're working on the update for the game which will bring it up to version 1.7.3 and here's a few things to expect.  New to 1.7.3 are pistons, which shove other blocks around, and shears, which allow you to 'mine' foliage. There's also a lot more clay to find, making those grand brickwork building projects a tad more achievable.

      • - Added pistons.

      • - Fixed clay generation.

      • - Flint and Steel or redstone is now required to trigger TNT.

      • - Fences can be stacked.

      • - Added Shears.

      • - Redstone wire now will connect to a repeater.

      • - Shears can be used to pick up leaf blocks.

      • - Shears can be used to shear sheep without hurting them

      • - Sheep no longer drop wool from being punched, only from being killed when they are unsheared.

      • - New textures for Cobblestone and Brick blocks.

      • - Silverfish skin was added (for Beta 1.8)


      So if you have stacks and stacks of redstone you'll find use for them very soon, so if you have never used pistons before check the internet and get a heads up on the things you can do, ready for the release. Although their is no release date yet for the update but here's an article from OXM to keep things rolling. Happy crafting miners!

      • Level   5

      I hope they fix the "acquire hardware" achievement. It's glitched for me and a lot of other people as well.

      www.xbox360achievements.org/.../66294-Acquire-Hardware.html

      • Level   5

      I have a load of redstone, like 12 stacks of 64, not found any clay yet, can't wait for the update!

      • Level   5

      because in 1.6.6 clay only appears if the X and Z axis are the same or something stupid like that, making clay near impossible to find.

      Best free game of the month: Saints Row: The Third.

      • Level   9

      US Revenge

      because in 1.6.6 clay only appears if the X and Z axis are the same or something stupid like that, making clay near impossible to find.

      Use STARSCREAM as your seed and you'll get an alright amount of clay to start out with.

      #360Elitism
      Are You Yeti Yet?

      • Level   9

      Yep that is stupid!

      • Level   1

      hey how do i grow seeds? also what about furniture

      • Level   8

      Does it fix it being Blocky.. =P I don't think it is that great of a game, seeing how it's only a striped iPhone game, ported to the 360 etc...

      • Level   1

      Wat. :|

      Minecraft started out on PC a while ago, and was then ported to a portable version (Minecraft: Pocket Edition)which is lacking  just about everything in the regular version. And now it has been created for Xbox Live.

      The Storm of Friendship.

      • Level   8

      Actually...No, you're wrong on that... It was ported to the PC from iOS & Android, nearly a year later...

      The PC version, is a bigger version of Minecraft, for the iPhone & Android Phones though & from the PC version, it was ported to the Xbox etc..

      • Level   2

      The update needs to hurry and they need to fix the duplication glitch, its fun too use but  its fun to play the game how you are supposed too.

      • Level   2

      Yay can't wait.

      Ambassador- Help is on it's way. Total Miner is EPIC

      wjacksig

      • Level   7

      "its too blocky/the graphics suck" = stop playing or looking at minecraft and go play something else./

       

       

      • Level   9

      NanoTechSoldier

      Actually...No, you're wrong on that... It was ported to the PC from iOS & Android, nearly a year later...

      The PC version, is a bigger version of Minecraft, for the iPhone & Android Phones though & from the PC version, it was ported to the Xbox etc..

      What? It started on PC in 2009. The phone versions came out last year in 2011.

      It's not enough for people to just live. They have to live for something.

      • Level   5

      PC>iOS>360 and is an earlier version than the PC version for the 360 and iOS version is awful