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Introducing The Microsoft Studios Xbox One Show!


The countdown to the launch of the Xbox One is on, and with only 63 days to go it’s time to start getting excited! The PlayXBLA Community Team is doing their part to get gamers geared up with our new weekly live stream show featuring an exclusive look at our favorite Xbox One Titles from Microsoft Studios.

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any cooler we have another surprise up our sleeve! Each show will not only feature the community team you know and love but also the creators on each title highlighted! The chance to pick the brains of the some of  gaming industry’s best and brightest developers is a rare opportunity you will find only here. While you still may have to wait a little while to get your hands on the Xbox One controller that’s not the case with our new show. The first stream starts tomorrow, Friday September 20th, at 11 A.M. PST on our official Twitch channel, Studios.

Tomorrow’s schedule will feature a THREE HOUR look at what those lucky enough to attend the Tokyo Game Show are getting to see! Mark those calenders and get your questions ready for everything you could want to know about Killer Instinct, Powerstar Golf, and Crimson Dragon!

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September 19th 2013, 11:19 am pt | by:
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Minecraft:Xbox 360 Edition TU10 Is TU True!


First, I need to let the world know how close this blog came to having history’s greatest title…. if only “true” was spelled “ture”. Ah well…. I can dream right? Anyway enough with my typos and on to this important message!


We’re hearing that there’s a little bit of confusion over whether players have got TU10 or not. Be assured, if you have been prompted to download a new Title Update for Minecraft, it will be TU10, you will have the latest update.

So why doesn’t it say that then in the game then? To make sure we got the fixes to players as quickly as we could, we made the decision not to update the ‘What’s New’ section in the game. The game is translated into 10 languages and to get translations done takes a bit of extra time plus testing time, that’s time we’d decided you’d prefer to play the game with. So we didn’t update any text in the game, sorry for any confusion caused.

But I want proof that I have TU10?

Ok, if you really don’t believe us, from the Main Menu (Not the in-game Pause Menu) go

  •  > Help & Options
  •            > Controls.

In the bottom left corner of the screen it will show ‘1.1.0188.0’. That is the TU10 magic number. Promise.


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April 19th 2013, 9:03 am pt | by:
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PlayXBLA Live Stream For April 17th Featuring BattleBlock Theater!

The daily official PlayXBLA live stream on the PlayXBLA Twitch channel features everything from unreleased XBLA titles to some of your favorite classics of XBLA past! Check out our stream for today and join us on our Twitch channel to take part in all the fun!

banner (1)BattleBlock Theater  – Wednesday, April 17th (4-5PM PST)

Shipwrecked. Captured. Betrayed. Forced to perform for an audience of cats? Wait, what?? You’ve just unlocked the door to BattleBlock Theater! There’s no turning back once you’ve started on your quest to free your imprisoned friends from evil technological cats! Immerse yourself in this mind bending tale of treachery as you battle your way through hundreds of levels in order to discover the puzzling truth behind BattleBlock Theater.

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April 17th 2013, 2:55 pm pt | by:
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The Latest Minecraft Title Update Is Now Available!

boxartlgMake sure you launch the game, grab the update, and enjoy the latest and greatest version of Minecraft yet! Thanks everyone for your patience as we nailed down those pesky bugs that cropped up in the latest title update. Anyone wanting to check out the complete list of what was included in this update can click read Read More to check it out! Happy Crafting gamers! 

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April 16th 2013, 3:37 pm pt | by:
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PAX East Twitch Party Goodness!

Our friends at Twitch know how to throw one amazing shindig!

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March 22nd 2013, 7:39 pm pt | by:
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PlayXBLA Livestream for Monday, March 4th Featuring Happy Wars! 3-4 PM PST!

The daily official PlayXBLA live stream on the PlayXBLA Twitch channel features everything from unreleased XBLA titles to some of your favorite classics of XBLA past! Check out our stream for today and join us on our Twitch channel to take part in all the fun!

Happy Wars  - Monday, March 4th  (3-4 PM PST)

happywars1Happy Wars is a multi-player action game that pits different comic-style characters against each other in over-the-top combat arenas. Taking place in a variety of fantasy battlefields including grasslands, a dark world, and the ocean floor, players can control any of 3 types of characters: warrior, mage, and cleric.
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March 4th 2013, 3:10 pm pt | by:
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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Title Update 8 Is Now Available!

The next update for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is now available! All you have to do is sign into Xbox LIVE on your console, launch Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, and accept the download! The team at 4J pulled out all the stops once again to make crafting even better than before! Check out the list below for the complete details on what the latest title update includes!



Changes and Additions:

- Fix for random crash on Kick Player.

- Fix for a random crash on loading the tutorial.

- Fix for freeze when writing on a sign as an autosave starts.

- Fix for crash when attempting to enter an online enabled game session after losing connection to the Xbox LIVE service.

- Performance improvement for the Enchantment interface.

- Fix to display a message when monsters are nearby on trying to sleep in a bed.

- Fix for an issue causing blocks to reappear after being destroyed when the server is busy.

- Fix for Experience Orbs being invisible for a period of time when created.

- Fix to force a Nether Fortress, Blaze Spawner and Nether Wart to always be present in the Nether for a newly created world.

- Fix for autosave not working when the host has gone into an idle state.

- Fix to increase the spawn rate for Mooshrooms.

- Change to make Blazes drop Glowstone Dust as well as Blaze Rods.

- Fix to player experience level display in two player vertical splitscreen mode.

- Fix for Quick Move not being possible while holding something in the cursor.

- Fix for armor position on Bad Santa when sat down.

- Changed “Download Content” menu to “Minecraft Store”.

- New photo frames for avatar items in the Minecraft Store.

- Fix for Magma Cube hit boxes.

- Added an Awkward Potion to the Potions page in the Creative Menu.

- Fix to show the aura of enchanted items for other players in an online game.

- Fix for tools enchanted with Unbreaking occasionally repairing themselves.

- Changes to improve breeding – Love Mode status is now network synchronised, and animals react more correctly if spawn limits are reached when breeding.

- Fix for issue with “Take Half” in the Brewing Stand interface.

- Fix to allow the map to be displayed when the player has turned off Display Hand.

- Fix for potion effects being removed after using the Nether Portal.

- Fix to stop the item in hand being changed when traveling to/from the Nether.

- Fix for Compass not pointing to the original spawn point after having been in The Nether.

- Fix to allow players to be able to eat food even if they are not allowed to build and mine.

- Fix to allow client players to toggle Custom Skin Animation.

- Fix for player gamertag border color being wrong after a respawn/dimension change.

- Fix for issue in splitscreen where it was possible to craft items without a player having the resources required.

- Fix to remove the Love Mode tooltip when animals are unable to enter Love Mode.

- Change to moderator option description in the Host and Player Options.

- Fix for the submerged edge of the world emitting a faint light.

- Fix for lighting issue with mobs in water.

- Fix to stop food being removed when feeding animals in Creative Mode.

- Fix to stop Bones being removed when taming wolves in Creative Mode.

- Change to make baby wolves tame when born.

- Fix for Blaze Rods not being identified as fuel for a furnace.

- Fix for issue with sky lighting values making bedrock layer fully lit.

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January 30th 2013, 8:46 am pt | by:
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Microsoft Studios Presents Play!

Get your game on with this amazing line-up of titles from Microsoft Studios. Our games have something for everyone, from casual puzzlers and high energy racing to immersive adventure and non-stop arcade. For Xbox fans you’ll also find your favorite features like leaderboards, multiplayer modes, connecting with friends, and more. All Microsoft Studios titles let you try before you buy; Check them out by visiting our new page – HERE!

Microsoft Studios titles are available for Windows 8 and Windows RT via the Windows Store.


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January 14th 2013, 10:55 am pt | by:
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PlayXBLA is Starting The New Year With New Features, New Games, and New Surprises!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! I hope everyone had a great holiday season full of fun, family, and of course gaming! The PlayXBLA team took full advantage of the extra hours to prepare and rest up for all the amazing new features we have in store for you in 2013! The PlayXBLA  site has been live for just over a year and the community here has been beyond  incredible to get to know. The rate at how large we’ve grown in such a short time is well beyond even the highest pre-launch predictions…. at the three year mark. The success, existence, and continued growth of PlayXBLA is because of our community and I can’t thank everyone enough or even find words to express how amazing you all truly are! Alright, I better end the mushy stuff there before it starts to get all silly and get to the good stuff, NEW FEATURES AND 2013 PLANS! The list is long so you’ll have to click Read More to check it out! Make sure to post your questions, suggestions, and overall thoughts in the comments below!

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January 2nd 2013, 1:06 pm pt | by:
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Reckless Racing Drift Tutorial Part 2

The Drift mode in Reckless Racing is a little different from the regular race modes. This is a short primer to introduce you to the new mechanics and get you drifting like a pro. Soon you’ll realize that racing is a lot more fun while sideways and really not all that difficult. After all, you only need to turn a little harder in a corner to start drifting. Then it’s all about balancing the slide with the steering to stay on the road. Click Read More to check out all the details and to leave your own tips in the comments!

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December 21st 2012, 12:05 pm pt | by:
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