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May142012

Daily News - 13th May 2012 - Minecraft XBLA Does Well, Portal 2 DLC Also Does Well and Assassin's Creed 3 Gameplay Revealed

Minecraft Made Money, Almost Instantly

It's no secret that Minecraft is kinda a big deal, but just how big of a deal is still a bit mental. The game launched on XBLA last Wednesday and, well, absolutely crushed it. The XBLA version is, ofcourse, a port of the insanely huge PC version, so wasn't expensive to make, which resulted in the game turning a profit after just an hour on sale. AN HOUR! That is absolutely ridiculous! In just 1 hour of the game launching it had already made back all the money it cost to port and then some. Notch (it's creator) called the 24 hour sales for the game "very, very good". Yeah, I'll fucking bet they were mate! Minecraft has made Markus "Notch" Persson a multi-millionaire, and the money just keeps coming. Unbelievable.

Any game with a Weezing in it can't be ALL bad...

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Perpetual Testing Initiative Launch Is A Triumph. I'm Making A Not Here: HUGE SUCCESS!

Enough of that. Some Portal 2 free DLC launched last week on Steam, allowing users to create their own levels, with new added voice acting from Cave Johnson, J. Jonah Jameson himself: J.K. Simmons. The user-created content seems to have done the trick, as users had already, by Friday, downloaded maps 1.3 million times. I've played some of the levels myself and, while not all great, still keep you playing by including that old Valve magic in the form of Cave Johnson constantly reminding you of the unspeakable horrors going on just outside of the test chamber you're currently in. It's pretty great. If you already own Portal 2, give it a go. If not? Hopefully you picked it up in the sale last week!!!

So. Many. Possibilites! ...For someone else to make stuff with, obviously. Fuck doing it myself.

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Assassin's Creed 3 Trailer Shows Off Gameplay

Fight a bear, parkour through a building, stab multiple dudes! Shame it's an Assassin's Creed game!

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