Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Review (@GameSpot)


“It’s immediately apparent after digging into Minecraft on the Xbox 360 that the platform is well suited for Mojang’s first-person sandbox-style building adventure. From comfortable controls and the effortlessness of jumping into multiplayer co-op over Xbox Live, to detailed in-game tutorials and a more user-friendly crafting system, this updated yet scaled-down port of the indie hit is deliciously accessible. Total newcomers to the game will no doubt find themselves blissfully swept away by the many opportunities for open-ended creativity found throughout the Xbox 360 edition. While coming to this version after spending lots of time playing Minecraft on PC is a jarring and disappointing experience,  the joy of free-form exploring, building, and adventuring in randomly generated blocky worlds is nicely reproduced here.”

Check out the full review here at GameSpot.

Karate Chop Missiles In Cobalt (Preview)


“When it comes to sweet questions like “why dodge an incoming missile if you can punch it back at the metal jerk that fired it at you in the first place,” Cobalt has all the right answers. As the first third-party indie project published by Minecraft creators Mojang, this little battle-intensive platform shooter, with its wide-eyed and heavily-armed robots, is disarmingly cute for the brutal, cutthroat combat contained within.”

Check out the full preview here at IGN.

Feature: Getting Down and Dirty With Minecraft’s Adventure Update


“Anyone held in thrall by a raging Minecraft addiction for the past year can attest — these are exciting times. While developer Markus “Notch” Persson’s surprise indie hit is pushing closer to its official release in a few months, the just-released beta update 1.8 ushers in some exciting new changes to the game’s sandbox realm… and the way you can interact with it. If you’re like me, you’ve probably already sunk an absurd number of hours into building and exploring in the game’s blocky world. But don’t retire your virtual pickaxe just yet; Minecraft’s 1.8 “Adventure Update” is here, and it’s awesome.”

Check out the full article here at GameSpy.