dealsminecraft xbox 360 game microsoft (pre-order) for…

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So...is this different from the Xbox Live Arcade version? Or is this just for people with small hard drives?

Edit:
I guess it's a couple bucks cheaper than the download...I was just confused by the pre-order.
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Minecraft-Xbox-360-Edition/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802584111f7

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OK. I don't get it. I'm old; I've got responsibilities.... I just downloaded this on XBL for my two boys because they were pestering me relentlessly. All they want to do is play Mine Craft. They will do anything: dishes, homework, clean the chicken coop, just for 15 minutes each. The worst part is that the game looks like the games I grew up playing in the 80's. Mine Craft is less than two years old!

My 8 year old wants to tell me about the creepers and portals and sheep that ride in mine carts, that you can shoot with your enchanted bow. Really reminds me of Oregon Trail, in a weird way.

My point?
I have not heard kids laugh, giggle and yell "oh, dude!" this many times in my life while watching them play on XBL. It's good.

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@bsmith1: I believe that it's the same as the download version from XBL. The difference being that this is an actual disk. This can be handy if you are low on storage space or if you have multiple people trying to play Minecraft on multiple Xbox 360s.

In my case, I have 2 kids. One downloaded it our Xbox. Anyone can play it on that Xbox. When the kids go to Grandma's house and want to play, the profile that downloaded it to our Xbox has to be signed in for anyone to play (without repurchasing the download). With the disk, I believe anyone could play regardless of who is signed in. This may seem small, but it matters to the kids. Gotta love DRM...

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This is the same as the downloadable version and it was delayed until early June so it would have the most up to date patches for people without internet or large hard drives.

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@hulsets: Its like a digital version of legos with endless worlds to explore and create. Quite a fantastic game for all ages.

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I suck at this game apparently. I can't seem to make a house that keeps the creepers out. I thought I got it all figured out, but I guess now. I give up at this point. I have been trying to play Terraria, but that game is more of the same. I want to like it, I just suck.

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@retom7: Build a house in a cave, the other option if you just want to build is changing the difficulty to peaceful and there will be no "bad guys"

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@retom7: Create glass blocks by smelting sand in your furnace, then place them in your windows. although you can see through them, it still counts as a wall between you and the creeper and it won't blow up. Additionally, keep your house well lit with torches to keep creepers and other monsters from spawning inside your house.

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@hulsets: my 9 year old son and his friends can play this for hours. They

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Just buy the pc version. It offers soo much more!

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Price is back at original preorder price $19.99.