Minecraft For Xbox One Get Retail Release

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Minecraft For Xbox One Get Retail Release

You might already have Minecraft on your PC, Xbox 360, Vita, mobile phone, GPS device, or microwave, but if you want to add a Minecraft box to your shelf of Xbox One titles then you'll only have to wait a little longer for the release.

Minecraft Xbox One Edition officially released for download on September 5, but if you're the kind of gamer who likes to have a physical case for all their games so you can look at them on your shelf like trophies, then you might be interested in the retail release of Minecraft for Xbox One. The game officially hits retail stores on November 18 for $19.99. Play areas in the Xbox One edition of Minecraft are up to 36 times larger than they were on the 360, and players can transfer their Xbox 360 creations and most of their downloadable content to the Xbox One.

Read our list of predictions about what's in store for Minecraft now that Microsoft owns the property.

Microsoft Announces Windows 10 With Familiar Start Menu

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Microsoft has announced the next version of its operating system, Windows 10. No, you didn’t miss Windows 9, as the company is skipping right over it.

The new operating system is in technical preview right now, and if you are an enthusiast and comfortable with in-development software, you can opt-in. Among the features touted are a return to a more familiar start menu, searching on the task bar, windows for all apps (even those that currently run at full-screen), and task and desktop views that are reminiscent of features found in Mac OS X.

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Next Hearthstone Expansion To Have More Than 100 Cards

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Next Hearthstone Expansion To Have More Than 100 Cards

With Hearthstone’s first add-on now behind Blizzard, the team is focusing on the future of the popular collectible card game. Curse of Naxxramas offered players a solo experience this summer, and the next expansion will bring new cards, strategies, and a common theme to the more than 20 million players.

Speaking with Polygon, Hearthstone production director Jason Chayes offered some early details about the future of the game. The team is looking at pacing to make sure that it keeps veteran players engaged while ensuring that new players can easily come aboard.

Collectible card games typically expand with new mechanics and themes, and if you use Magic: The Gathering as an example, these are spread across the five colors (an analog to Hearthstone’s leader classes). How that will play out in Blizzard’s take on the genre won’t be fully understood until we start seeing card spoilers, though.

Say Halo To Your First Look At NECA’s Finished Master Chief Figure

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Say Halo To Your First Look At NECA’s Finished Master Chief Figure

With Halo: The Master Chief Collection right around the corner, NECA is getting ready to ship its take on the series’ hero. We highlighted The Master Chief during the figure’s development, but now we have our first look at him as he’ll appear on your shelf.

This figure is 18 inches tall and offers 30 points of articulation. It was designed directly from the Chief’s digital model and comes with a number of accessories, including a magnum and assault rifle.

List price is $119.99, and NECA says the figures will be shipping in October. 

PlayStation Plus Members Get One-Week Battlefield 4 Trial On PS3

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PlayStation Plus Members Get One-Week Battlefield 4 Trial On PS3

Sony and EA have announced a one-week trial of Battlefield for for PlayStation Plus members. The PS3 version of the game is yours for 168 hours of play.

The trial covers single-player and multiplayer, so if you’ve been itching to try out huge 64-player battles, you can do that. To access the game, head over to the PlayStation Store on your PS3, search for Battlefield 4, and download the full game trial.

It’s going to take you a while, as you’ll need to grab the whole game and the updates that have rolled out since launch. For more on Battlefield 4, check out our review.

Reminder: Three Xbox Live Games With Gold Titles Expire Today

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This is your friendly reminder that today is the last day of September, which means Xbox Live Games with Gold turns over tomorrow. You don’t want to miss out on your free-with-membership games, right?

Three games leave the service today. Be sure to nab Super Time Force and Crimson Dragon on Xbox One. On Xbox 360, you’ll want to download Halo: Reach before it’s gone.

A new slate of titles join the program tomorrow. Chariot, a new ID@Xbox game, comes to Xbox One. Battlefield Bad Company 2 hits Xbox 360 for the first half of the month. If you haven’t downloaded the games yet, don’t hesitate.

Latest Wii U Update Keeps Things Tidy With Folders

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Nintendo has rolled out a new update for the Wii U that adds a number of convenience changes, including something to keep your Wii U neat and tidy. As of version 5.2.0 U, you’ll be able to create folders in which to keep your games and apps.

The update also adds a function to hide software on the Quick Start Menu. You’ll also find a new download management icon in the menu.

Nintendo has also taken a step to prevent download code confusion, disabling the letters O, I, and Z, which are not used in eShop codes. You can start pulling down the update now.

Shadow Of Mordor Trailer Takes Us There And Back And There Again

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Yesterday, we shared with you the Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor season pass trailer. Today, the game is out and you may have already been playing it (all night long).

To celebrate the launch, Warner Bros. has delivered a launch trailer that is a brief recap for Talion’s motivations. Of course, if you aren’t a Lord of the Rings fan, hacking off Uruk heads might just be all the motivation you need.

For a complete rundown, be sure to check out our review. If you’re looking for the last-gen versions on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, you’ll need to check back with your retailer of choice on November 18, as those versions needed a bit more time in the oven.