Change, this year has seen a lot of it. Technology has changed, the focus is continuing to push towards the wearable market, the next-gen consoles don’t seem too next-gen now and lets not forget extreme market turbulence (looking at you Apple and Samsung). Gadget Nibble hasn’t been immune from such transitions either – with the last of our beloved mascots, Boog, departing us. As we go into 2015, things are going to keep changing.
This week, more information was tweeted by 4J Studios about the next update to Xbox One and PS4 Minecraft.
What’s in this weeks mysterious picture…
I think we can all say that Minecraft, Xbox 360, has out-lived update 13. We need a new update to the game, before we start a riot to against 4J… Where is Title Update 14? Why is it taking so long? And please, please, let there be something good on the way!
So what do 4J have coming in Title Update 14…
In 2013 the Gadget Nibble team spent over 500 hours building (and rebuilding after Herobrine attacks) on Minecraft Xbox 360. We have accumulated a whole catalogue of awesome builds, but here’s the best:
Today James plays Minecraft survival (and fails). Watch to see what happens……
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This will be a weekly series, so survival videos will be up between Wednesday-Friday. :-)
With the Xbox One set to come out on the 22nd November and Microsoft adding, changing the workings of the console, will the Xbox Live dashboard be revamped to give the people what they want?
The Xbox Live dashboard has been updated over the years to make it look up to date and more user friendly. Back in October 2011 Microsoft added a dashboard update changing the look of the ‘dash’ to look more like Windows 8, adding a random loading ring that looked out of place from the start; along with a Metro UI. Since then smaller updates have been added and now the dashboard has more apps, sub -categories and Bing search engine, to find that long lost game or video. But with Microsoft adding only small updates , it has left the community asking for more to be added.
The community is asking to be able to upload their own picture to be used as there gamer picture (profile picture), to make their own background by uploading a picture, change what they want to see on the home menu, make their own clothes for their avatar, recommend games that the user will want to play and TO REMOVE THE ADS FROM THE MENUS!!!
All around the Xbox dashboard there are Ads popping out at the user trying to get them to click, but they are so out of date and are just getting in the way of the users dashboard experience. Before the Metro UI was added there were Ads but there was a lot less pain because they were placed at the end of a row in the game market place and in the video store, but now they are all over the place.
“I think that the Ads should only be shown if the user has not got an Xbox Live gold account” Tom from Gadget Nibble
With the community wanting Microsoft to change their plans for the dashboard, many in the community are now trying to mod and hack the console to make the dashboard their own, but now find themselves blocked by Xbox Lives hacking system. Locking them out of their account and stopping them from playing games.
I think that Microsoft need to listen to the community because the ‘dash’ is the starting point to find a new game or to load one. By removing the Ads and having a more customisable dashboard experience, players in the community will become happier.
So do Microsoft need to listen to the community or do they go alone and make more changes to the dashboard without the help of the fans?
As 4J Studios add more texture packs and more bug fix updates to the Xbox Minecraft game, does it make it work better? The simple answer NO!
Update 13 to the game was a bug fix to fix all the little things that were a problem in update 12, but as 4J add more bug fixes to the game they make more bugs breaking the game more and more. In the new update the player’s hand has been changed to make it move better but now looks like it has no power in using the tools and placing a block is made harder by the hand moving slow and flicking across the screen.
But out of all the changes in the new update 4J said that the lighting problem from the start of the game releases back in May 9th 2012 had been fixed for the 11th time but has it? No. With more lighting problems, with shadows and seeing into buildings with black lines and black blocks in the sides of walls – its far from fixed.
So what has 4J done that has worked? They have fixed lots of little problems but have left the bigger one to stop the game from working at its best. After update 9 come out on the April 4th of this year it needed 2 more bug fixes before the game was finale updated to the 12th update which add more items and even more fixes to the game.
4J need to fix all the problems with the game before the next in-game update and fix all the problems with the next in-game update (14/15) before letting it out to the public because it is stopping people from playing the game with all the problems that it has.
4J are also making the Xbox One, PS4, PS3 and Vita Minecraft game. So will they be better or the same than the Xbox 360 or with more or less problems. Let’s hope for the fans with Xbox One, PS4, PS3 and Vita that the game will work the first time round and not have lots of bug fixes.
Xbox 360 update information/bug fixes: http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Xbox_360_Edition_version_history
The Xbox Minecraft fans have been waiting a long time for the 12th update to the game and it is now out to update the game with the new jungle biome, new blocks,mobs and texture packs. Full list below.
The picture above is the new tutorial map made by 4J Studios.
The new that texture packs can be added in to the game made by 4J Studios has shocked fans but they will have to wait long for the packs to come out as there is a problem. 4J are awaiting legal sign-off’s for the Mash-up packs and Texture packs.
This could mean that the Xbox Minecraft could get official textures from different game company like with their Skin packs which were different game characters. Below Skin pack 3 with Half Life characters which is out new.
List of added to game:
- 3D items
- Head: Skeleton, Wither Skeleton, Zombie, Human and Creeper (Creative Mode only)
- Upside down stairs
- Iron Golem
- Baby Villager
- Redstone Lamp
- Jungle wood and blocks
- Ocelot Spawn Egg
- Chiselled Stone Brick (Creative Mode only)