Lego Batman: The Videogame Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Lego Batman: The Videogame RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Holy Trilogy Collections, Batman! Six Dark Knight Games Free on EGS https://www.gameskinny.com/hh0hb/holy-trilogy-collections-batman-six-dark-knight-games-free-on-egs https://www.gameskinny.com/hh0hb/holy-trilogy-collections-batman-six-dark-knight-games-free-on-egs Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:18:42 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

The weekly free deals on the Epic Games Store just keep coming, and this week's bundle is a doozy.

The Batman: Arkham Collection and Lego Batman trilogy are both free until September 26. Both bundles bring a total of six free games to your growing EGS library. 

Both complementary collections are available for $0.

Those interested in snagging the complimentary titles can simply sign up for or log into an Epic Games account, find the games at the top of the store's front page, and add them to their library. 

All free games downloaded to a user's library remain in that library for the lifetime of the account. 

Batman: Arkham Collection

The Arkham collection includes:

If it seems like "Arkham Knight" and "free" have been bundled together elsewhere recently, it's because the game is also one of this month's free PS Plus games. Yes, it's that good.

In fact, the whole trilogy is that good. The Arkham games are credited with reviving the Batman video game franchise, giving players more of what they love about the Caped Crusader: fast cars, pulse-pounding fights, and, of course, excellent villains like the Joker.

What's more, these are the Game of the Year Editions of each game. That means Arkham Asylum and Arkham City get all their DLC bundled together, but Arkham Knight doesn't, since its DLC isn't on the EGS right now.

Still, think of it as some kind of consolation for Arkham Crisis not actually being real after all.

LEGO Batman Trilogy

In case the Arkham Collection isn't enough, the LEGO Batman Trilogy offers even more superhero action with a lighthearted twist. It includes:

These three feature all the goofiness LEGO games are known and loved for, alongside plenty of collectibles, tons of unlockable characters spread across the DC universe, gadgets, vehicles, aliens, and more.

From LEGO Batman 2 on, the Lego characters even speak, which was a first for the LEGO games franchise.

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Despite being listed as collections, each game in both trilogies is available for free individually until September 26, so you don't have to pick them all up if you for some reason don't want to. 

The Epic Games Store is on a roll the past few months with its free game offerings. A recent set included two of the most well-regarded indie releases in recent years.

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Are the Bricks Stacked for New LEGO Games? https://www.gameskinny.com/ok8hm/are-the-bricks-stacked-for-new-lego-games https://www.gameskinny.com/ok8hm/are-the-bricks-stacked-for-new-lego-games Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:09:02 -0500 Steven Oz

In a report from Comicbook.com's Liam Robertson, he states that two new LEGO games are in development. LEGO DC Villains and LEGO Incredibles 2 could be coming your way soon.

Rumoured to be titled ‘LEGO Incredibles 2’, the game is said to tie directly into the upcoming, long awaited sequel movie.

Giving credence to the LEGO Incredibles 2 rumor was a LEGO toy set leak back in August 2017 showing three sets -- but as LEGO Juniors sets for smaller children. These were swiftly removed due to a DMCA claim. Disney/Pixar's Incredibles 2 movie is set for a June 15th release.

Robertson goes on to add the following:

On the other hand, Warner Bros. is also said to be prepping a new LEGO game based around DC Comics characters. Whereas past games of this nature have focused on LEGO Batman and his fellow Justice League heroes, this rumoured title is said to be all about the villains of the DC universe. Again, few details about this apparent game are available thus far, but our sources are referring to the project as ‘LEGO DC Villains’ or ‘LEGO DC Supervillains.

As for the LEGO DC Villains game, details are sparse and relate to the villains of the DC Universe.

Both games are said to be created by TT Games. They are the primary creative guardians of the main LEGO games since LEGO Star Wars in 2004.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more information as it develops.

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The 11 Best Batman Games of All Time https://www.gameskinny.com/v3u62/the-11-best-batman-games-of-all-time https://www.gameskinny.com/v3u62/the-11-best-batman-games-of-all-time Sat, 27 Jun 2015 13:30:01 -0400 Curtis Dillon

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So there you have it, the best Batman games of all-time.....according to us. There are a slew of Batman games out there, but not so many that were really great titles. Yet we managed to rack up 11 of the finest Bat outings.

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History has given us some respectable movie tie-ins, games that merely featuring the Detective, and even LEGO Batman, but it's undeniable that Rocksteady is the king of Batman games. Arkham Asylum changed not only our perceptions of what a Batman game could be, but what a superhero game could be. And for that, we salute you, Rocksteady!

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What were your favorite Batman games? Let us know in the comments below!

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Batman: Arkham Asylum

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And last but so very, very far from least, we have the literal game-changer, Arkham Asylum. This was Batman's triumphant return to video games, and his best ever fair in the medium.

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Before Asylum, we had gotten LEGO Batman and Batman Begins, two really good games. But neither was the huge, standalone Batman title that the character deserved. In stepped Rocksteady.

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Due to the lukewarm reception of many previous Batman games, few were excited about Asylum. Most of us were at least keeping expectations in check. So when the game released in 2009, it blew everyone away. It's easy to forget how monumental this game was, because every Batman game before it had been good at best, and awful at worst. But this wasn't just an exceptional Batman game, it was just a brilliant game full stop.

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So while Arkham City, and presumably Arkham Knight, improved upon the formula and rank higher in some lists, Arkham Asylum was the one that changed everything, gave Batman the game he had always deserved, and started something pretty special.

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Injustice: Gods Among Us

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And in our penultimate chapter we have a fighting game from NetherRealm Studios, the madmen that brought you Mortal Kombat. Much like DC Universe Online, this technically isn't a standalone Batman game, but he's heavily featured in it and is awesome - what more do you need?!

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Injustice: Gods Among Us is an awesome fighting game that pits DC superheroes against one another in a Flashpoint-style story that features Big Blue as the bad guy! As always, Batman is a badass and a heck of a lot of fun to play. Whether you're thwacking Bane with Batarangs, hitting Raven with the Batmobile, or just kicking Joker in the face, it's always a blast to play as Bats.

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Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate

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Here we have another ugly duckling from the Arkham franchise, which isn't all that ugly. Blackgate was a 3DS/PS Vita game that released alongside of Arkham Origins and put Batman in a Metroid-Vania perspective. Sounds awesome, and it almost was.

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Blackgate had all the makings of a really amazing 2.5D Batman game, but its frustrating level design and repetitiveness made it fall just short of glory. That being said, the game was still a ton of fun, had awesome comic book cut-scenes and condensed the Arkham series combat into 2.5D really nicely.

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You can also get this game on PS3 and Xbox 360, but it looks and plays best on the PS Vita. Sadly, mediocre reviews and sales denied us a sequel that was already in the works!

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Batman Forever

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About the only good thing to come from Joel Schumacher's Batman movie was the game. OK, I'm being facetious - the movie is definitely watchable and charming in its own bizarre right, but this game was pretty great.

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Released on the SNES and Sega Genesis, Batman Forever was a side-scrolling beat 'em up that allowed you to play as Batman or Robin as you ploughed through levels of ridiculous enemies. A product of its time indeed.

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Batman: Arkham City

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And here we have the crown jewel of the Batman games. Arkham City followed up the much-beloved Arkham Asylum and expanded upon it in almost every way.

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Taking Batman from the confined setting of the iconic Asylum and dumping him in the middle of a city-turned-prison, Arkham City upped the stakes for The Dark Knight and pushed him to his limits in what is one of the best Batman vs. Joker stories ever told. Definitely one of the best games of its generation and the defining Batman game to date.

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Batman: Vengeance

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Based in the world of The Batman Animated Series, Batman: Vengeance takes place between that show and its successor, The New Batman Adventures. The game benefited from a cartoony art style and the show's iconic voice actors (who went on to voice the Arkham series).

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The gameplay was a little wonky, although as long as you still feel like Batman it gets a pass. But the story and cut-scenes are what made this a very memorable experience. To this day I can recall Joker swinging on a wrecking ball, trying to destroy Gotham Bridge, and taunting me. But I got him.

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DC Universe Online

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AS I LIVE AND BREATHE! Here we have the very successful MMORPG with the best intro cut-scene of anything ever. Period.

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With over 18 millions players, DC Universe Online is the most successful free-to-play game to ever hit a PlayStation system, and rightfully so - the game is big, wacky and (most importantly) fun. Create your character, make him look like Batman but run like The Flash, fight gorillas in the streets, etc. DC Universe Online is a great Batman game that continues to expand with DLC.

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Batman: Arkham Origins

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Ahh, here we have the ugly duckling. Every family has one. Yes, Arkham Origins is the red-headed stepchild of the Arkham series but it is often judged far too harshly.

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Following up two of the best games of a console generation was never going to be an easy feat, especially considering it had to be prequel, but Warner Bros. Games Montreal did a fine job. I mean, let's face it, we're spoiled now when it comes to Batman games, but had this game come out when Arkham Asylum did, we would have melted over its greatness.

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Arkham Origins isn't without its issues, but it is a freakin' fantastic Batman game with a huge open world, great boss fights and fun story. I believe IGN described it best in their review when they said:

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"Batman games are like pizza: even when they’re not very good, they’re still pretty good."

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Batman Begins

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Batman Begins, a forgotten tie-in to the Christopher Nolan films, completely redefined Batman to mainstream audiences. The game, however, was not that well-received, for reasons that still baffle me.

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Batman Begins was a great tie-in to the movie, featuring awesome combat, great stealth mechanics, Tumbler levels, and an incredibly cool fear system. This game introduced many cool features that make it a wonderful Batman game that was sadly overlooked.

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LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

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Rarely, if ever, has Batman ever looked as cute as he does in the LEGO games. But don't let the cuteness deceive you, the LEGO Batman series is a great one that any Bat-fan should play.

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Chock-full of references to the Bat Universe and hilarious characters that remain true to their legacies and charming plots, all of the LEGO Batman games are great. That being said, I chose the second game in the series because it built upon the original in great ways and opened up the world, whereas the third was more of a Justice League game, and not as good anyway.

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Batman: The Video Game

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What better way to start the list than with one of the oldest Batman games! Batman: The Video Game was based on the mega-successful Tim Burton movie released in the same year. The game was loosely based on the movie and featured quite a few more obscure villains - KGBeast, Heat Wave, Shakedown, Firebug and Killer Moth.

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The game received positive reviews and still holds a respectful 78% on GameRankings. The most impressive feature of the game was the ability to wall-jump, a move only previously seen in Ninja Gaiden

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This list was going to be "The 10:47 Best Batman games", but that isn't exactly a catchy title. Few would probably get the reference, anyway. But if you do get it, hurrah!

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Batman is kinda popular these days. Though he's been on our radar for decades, he really became a mainstream figure when Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins came out and changed the awful taste left in everyone's mouths by Batman Forever. Fast forward 10 years and The Dark Knight is more popular than ever.

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With the release of Rocksteady's final installment in the Arkham trilogy, Arkham Knight, not to mention a pretty big movie coming out next year, the Caped Crusader's popularity isn't fading anytime soon. So we thought: what better time to count down the best Batman games of all time? (Just a forewarning however, Arkham Knight is not in the list due to its very recent release.)

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What Are the Top 5 Open World Superhero Video Games https://www.gameskinny.com/0zld1/what-are-the-top-5-open-world-superhero-video-games https://www.gameskinny.com/0zld1/what-are-the-top-5-open-world-superhero-video-games Thu, 21 May 2015 20:45:33 -0400 Steven Oz

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Batman: Arkham City - PS3 & Xbox 360

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Finally, how could you not list a Batman Arkham series game in this list. It's arguably one of the greatest superhero games out there. While Batman: Arkham Asylum gave you a jail to run around in, Arkham City let you play in a city itself. This is Gotham and you are Batman. This city was full of easter eggs. From crime alley to the GCPD building, it was all there. The inmates added a sense of atmosphere from their stories about the city when you listened into their conversations. 

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What do you think? What are your favorite open world superhero games? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Spider-Man: Web of Shadows - PS3, Xbox 360, & Wii

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You take one part zombie movie and add in some Venom symbiote to create the story for this game. While it was certainly an inventive story, some of the gameplay elements were not all there. However, the open world was your playground. This game opened up a universe in Spider-Man games. The city was bright and vibrant at the start and then as the story progressed the symbiote infection took over. Symbiote webs appeared on buildings and mayhem leaked in the streets. The New York City changed as you played. Current storylines in the comics were shown in this game, like how Stark Tower had the Sentry's Watchtower above it. 

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LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes - PS3 & Xbox 360

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You cant leave out a Lego game when making a list about superheroes. TT Games perfected this in Lego Batman 2. Just like in the previous slides, you can interact in this open world. Now, you can play as who you want and select a vehicle when you want. There are various challenges, races, and collectibles to find around the city. Also, the diverse venues that were in the city were amazing. My fondest memory of playing this was of flying as Superman with the John Williams' Superman score in the background. 

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The Incredible Hulk - PS3 & Xbox 360

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This game was not a critical success. With a Metacritic score of 55 out of 100, it was not going a great AAA game. Like The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, the game before it, you could smash. Being the Hulk you have to smash.

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This game brought something else to the table...destroying the whole island of Manhattan. As the Hulk you could literally bring buildings down on your enemies. It also brought one more thing to the party: Marvel landmarks. From Dr. Strange's house to Daredevil's Law firm, you could destroy them all.  

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Spider-Man 2 - PS2 & Xbox

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He's Spider-Man and he should swing where ever he wants. This game was well received by critics and gamers alike. The city was realistic and life-like in its description of Manhattan. Unlike in previous games, Spider-Man's webbing had to attach to a building and not some invisible platform in the sky. He could swing from one end of Manhattan to the other without touching the ground. With all this combined, this game really made you feel like you were Spider-Man.   

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It's common knowledge in the video game landscape that games based on superheroes...well, suck. Usually. While there are exceptions to the rules, like the Batman Arkham series, most of these games did not land well with gamers. 

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I'm here to tell you that while most of these games were flawed, there was one thing they did right: the Open World setting. Here are the top 5 open world superhero video games.

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Guinness Video Game World Records Players Don't Know About https://www.gameskinny.com/zi0nz/guinness-video-game-world-records-players-dont-know-about https://www.gameskinny.com/zi0nz/guinness-video-game-world-records-players-dont-know-about Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:12:10 -0400 Game Oracle

Interactive entertainment is one of the most robust industries on planet Earth, constantly setting the Guinness record bar higher, with numbers that continue to stagger both video game experts and gamers from year to year.  

Gartner, the world's leading information technology research and advisory company, expects console and PC video games combined sales to reach 77 billion this year. 

Popular video games in the interactive entertainment industry now hold many Guinness world records. World records you don't know about that will astound and entertain you. 

Below you'll discover things about Final Fantasy, Mario Kart, Gran Turismo, Minecraft, and the Lego video game franchise you don't know.

We hope it teaches you a little more about some of the video games you love to play and offers information and facts that will impress friends and fellow gamers.

Final Fantasy World Records 

With a popularity that has spawned a television series, a radio station, and Tokyo's Eorzea Café, the Final Fantasy video game series now holds two Guinness world records. 

The most soundtracks by a video game series?

With over 173 popular and entertaining soundtracks in circulation, Final Fantasy is the world record holder in this category.  

This roster of soundtracks includes video games in the series up until 2010, but not the Chocobo spin-offs. 

What's the first radio station dedicated to a video game series?

Launched on Nov 17, 2008 by Square Enix and AOL Radio, Final Fantasy Radio was the first station dedicated to playing soundtracks created for a video game.

Featuring 200 popular tracks from one of the most popular video game series in history, Final Fantasy Radio went off-air in 2004, but was reborn in 2006 due to popular demand, under an independent banner. 

Gran Turismo World Records

Just seconds ahead of Xbox's Forza Motorsports series in the driving simulation category, PlayStation's Gran Turismo currently holds four Guinness world records.  

Which is the most expensive virtual car? 

With a roster of virtual vehicles designed to turn heads and keep gamers on the edge of their seats, Gran Turismo 6 is a popular title in the series.  

The best part is gamers can get the keys to a Jaguar XJ13 Chrome Line playing Gran Turismo 6, now the most expensive virtual car in the world, at just $196 in online microtransactions.  

The longest run for a racing video game on top-selling charts? 

Gran Turismo 5 spent 155 weeks on VGChartz's 75 top-selling video game rundown, ending on November 9, 2013.  

Just a month later, Gran Turismo 6 would take top spot on VGChartz's list of top-selling video games.

The most successful virtual-to-reality competition is?

Over 4 million Gran Turismo 6 gamers have take part in the GT Academy competition since its inception in 2008, hoping to land a seat driving a real racing car.  

Which is the fastest virtual race car?

The Red Bull X2011 seen in Gran Turismo 5 & 6 features a 1,635 hp engine and can reach a maximum speed of 386 mph (622 kph). Watch this YouTube video of the car at speed.  

Lego World Records 

First seen in 1932, Lego didn't debut in video games until 1997, in different genres.

The Lego video game series holds four Guinness world records. 

What's the most prolific video game series based on a toy?  

Since first appearing in video games in Lego Island in 1997, there have been 49 Lego video games released, as of June 10, 2014. 

The most prolific developer of toy-based video games ever is? 

Developer TT Games has released 20 titles under the Lego brand, making it the most prolific developer of video games based on a toy. 

What's the best-selling superhero video game ever made?  

Lego Batman: The Videogame sold 12.63 million copies as of June 10, 2014.

What's the most critically acclaimed video game based on a toy? 

Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy for the PC, based on the television series, is the highest rated video game based on a toy line. 

Which title has the most playable characters in an action/adventure genre video game? 

Lego Marvel Super Heroes includes a total of 180 playable characters and over a billion unique characters using the hero customization system included with the title.  

Mario Kart World Records 
What's the best-selling racing video game of all time?  

Mario Kart Wii sold 34.53 million copies as of July 8, 2014. Making it the biggest selling karting and racing video game of all time. 

Minecraft World Records 
What's the largest Indie video gaming convention ever held?  

Minecon 2013 was attended by over 7500 fanatical Minecraft gamers in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on 2-13 Nov 2013.  

Only 50 gamers showed up for the first Minecon held in 2010, but this number would increase to 4500 fanatical players in 2011, and the rest is history.  

What's the first video game to model a country of the world in full-scale?  

During April 2014, the Danish Geodata Agency launched a 1:1 recreation of Denmark in Minecraft, which includes every building and feature of the 43,000 sq km country for players to explore, rendered using around 4 billion blocks.  

What's the most played Xbox Live video game ever? 

As of May 2014, Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition players had logged around 1.75 billion hours, or 199,772 years playing Minecraft. 

What's the best-selling Xbox Live title ever?  

As of April 2014, Minecraft has sold 12.4 million copies of the Xbox 360 Edition. 

I hope you have enjoyed the read and the information offered has entertained and taught you things you didn't know about many of the video games you love to play.

These facts will impress and astound fellow gamers, friends, and family with the trivia you know concerning the video games we love to play. 

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