XBL Minecraft different than XB360 Minecraft?

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  1. 3DPiper
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    We bought the XBL Minecraft awhile back.. Now we see there is a disc version coming out..
    Are there any differences? Hope I didn't buy a limited version..
     
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    No.
    Their both the same, other then the disc based version already having the latest applied updates (would make sense)

    Other then that, their exactly the same.
     
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    The disc one is for people that don't do XBL/market stuff... which seems stupid when you remember that Minecraft is better multiplayer and updates are a great aspect, but makes sense if people just don't want to buy the game online, they just want to buy it offline but still get the updates and stuff. Some people don't trust modern console online buying magic pixie-dust stuff get off my lawn you crazy kids etc.
     
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    I also don't get it why they release it as a disc.
    It's exactly the same game, probably already including the last few TU's

    What also might be a reason is that you can gift it to someone (like it is on the PC version)
     
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    Not to mention SOME people have low bandwidth caps (example, the next tier down for my internet connection has a 4GB bandwidth cap (it's meant for grandmas who just check email), and some people can only afford that).
     
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    Bandwith caps.
    Wow.
    That's pretty much unheard of here.
     
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    The XBL version has a fixed price that will remain that way with no discount anytime soon. The retail disk version is being sold at more locations so it has better opportunity to be discounted by a merchant along with used game sales.

    For instance, TrU is having a 3 for $30 sale on games priced 14.99-19.99. That means I purchased the game for half of what it would cost me on XBL.
     
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    Other then price, there's no difference in the retail or XBL version.
     
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    Off-topic but...
    This topic made me wonder about something.
    Does XBox Minecraft require a XBL Gold subscription for online? Would suck if so.
     
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    Yes.

    Every game that can be played globally on XBL requires a Gold subscription.
     
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    Soooo basically the rip here is parents buy the game on disc for their kids to play without XBL and then after peer pressure for the DLC that the mates are getting they feel they have to go buy their kids a sub for XBL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! rip off merchants!!!
     
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    If it's online, yes you'll need a Gold subscription.
    DLC is partially free (trial DLC)

    It's not ripping off, it's just paying for the servers they keep in the air.
    Well, that and it's a company.
    Hey it's capitalism.
    What else you expect?
     
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    some people don't pay for games too so a disc version is nice for dual layer people.