Minecraft did what no other could. Beats Black Ops on Xbox Live.

#1 Edited by Metal_Mills (2997 posts) -
http://majornelson.com/2012/05/24/live-activity-for-week-of-may-14th/
 
Holy shit. Battlefield 3, Halo Reach, Skyrim, Gears of war 3, all failed to beat it. And a several year old, limited PC port, on XBLA?  That's fucking unreal.
 
Xbox 360 Top LIVE Titles (based on UU’s)
1 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
2 Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
3 Call of Duty: Black Ops
4 FIFA 12
5 Battlefield 3
6 Halo: Reach
7 Modern Warfare 2
8 NBA 2K12
9 Skyrim
10 Gears of War 3
11 GTA IV
12 Forza Motorsport 4
13 Max Payne 3
14 Trials Evolution
15 Mass Effect 3
16 NHL12
17 Madden NFL 12
18 Halo 3
19 Red Dead Redemption
20 Saints Row: The Third
 
Also, MP3 not looking too good. :(
#2 Posted by RedRoach (1191 posts) -

I'm more interested in the bottom of that list. NHL beat out Madden? RDR is still being played by clearly a large amount of people.

Also, I'm stoked that a lot of people like SR3

#3 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Wait, isn't Skyrim a single player game? How would it beat BLOPS on Xbox Live? Does it have Live functionality I'm not aware of?

#4 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@Jason_Bourne said:

I'm more interested in the bottom of that list. NHL beat out Madden? RDR is still being played by clearly a large amount of people.

Also, I'm stoked that a lot of people like SR3

I'm really surprised by this as well.

#5 Edited by Metal_Mills (2997 posts) -
@Video_Game_King said:

Wait, isn't Skyrim a single player game? How would it beat BLOPS on Xbox Live? Does it have Live functionality I'm not aware of?

Xbox live activity. You start the game while signed in, it counts as activity.
#6 Posted by believer258 (11914 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

Wait, isn't Skyrim a single player game? How would it beat BLOPS on Xbox Live? Does it have Live functionality I'm not aware of?

No; this list is only telling what games are played the most on Xboxes that are connected to Live. As long as you're online while playing, that game gets another tally on this list.

#7 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

I still don't understand why so many people willingly will play a massively gimped version of the PC version. It's not like it requires a gaming computer.

#8 Posted by JoeyRavn (4974 posts) -

@CL60 said:

I still don't understand why so many people willingly will play a massively gimped version of the PC version. It's not like it requires a gaming computer.

I guess there's a truckload of people who either don't know that there's a PC version or just don't care about it. Or maybe they find it more confortable to play with a gamepad from their couches... I really don't know, but hey, more power to them.

#9 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

@CL60 said:

I still don't understand why so many people willingly will play a massively gimped version of the PC version. It's not like it requires a gaming computer.

Dedicated console gamers.

#10 Posted by Irvandus (2879 posts) -

Me3 is also a surprise.

#11 Posted by WilliamHenry (1203 posts) -

@CL60 said:

I still don't understand why so many people willingly will play a massively gimped version of the PC version. It's not like it requires a gaming computer.

In case you've never realized, most people want to play a game with a controller while on their couch, not a keyboard/mouse and in front of a computer screen. Doesn't matter if a PC game has gamepad support, most people don't know you can even do that.

#12 Posted by bobafettjm (1488 posts) -

@CL60: I have owned the PC version since it was available for purchase, and yet I have already played it more on the 360 than I have on the PC.

#13 Posted by GorillaSalad (22 posts) -

@CL60 said:

I still don't understand why so many people willingly will play a massively gimped version of the PC version. It's not like it requires a gaming computer.

Couch co-op.

#14 Posted by jakob187 (21671 posts) -

@CL60 said:

I still don't understand why so many people willingly will play a massively gimped version of the PC version. It's not like it requires a gaming computer.

I still don't understand why so many people willingly act like people aren't allowed to play games on a console if they want.

#15 Posted by Baillie (4174 posts) -

@CL60 said:

I still don't understand why so many people willingly will play a massively gimped version of the PC version. It's not like it requires a gaming computer.

I have a laptop.

#16 Posted by believer258 (11914 posts) -

@Baillie said:

@CL60 said:

I still don't understand why so many people willingly will play a massively gimped version of the PC version. It's not like it requires a gaming computer.

I have a laptop.

So do I, it runs Minecraft and a small server at the same time! Albeit with all the settings turned down, but it's not like the game's much of a looker anyway.

#17 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

@CL60 said:

I still don't understand why so many people willingly will play a massively gimped version of the PC version. It's not like it requires a gaming computer.

I still don't understand why so many people willingly act like people aren't allowed to play games on a console if they want.

You seem mad because I think it's pointless to get minecraft on a console when it's garbage in comparison to the PC version.

#18 Posted by Baillie (4174 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@Baillie said:

@CL60 said:

I still don't understand why so many people willingly will play a massively gimped version of the PC version. It's not like it requires a gaming computer.

I have a laptop.

So do I, it runs Minecraft and a small server at the same time! Albeit with all the settings turned down, but it's not like the game's much of a looker anyway.

I'm sure you have a mouse though? I have a macbook pro, and playing games with a trackpad isn't fun.

#19 Posted by Ramone (2966 posts) -

I've just started play Red Dead again, I might actually jump into the multiplayer if people are still playing it.

#20 Posted by aquamarin (555 posts) -

I feel threatened by Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition.

#21 Posted by believer258 (11914 posts) -

@Baillie said:

@believer258 said:

@Baillie said:

@CL60 said:

I still don't understand why so many people willingly will play a massively gimped version of the PC version. It's not like it requires a gaming computer.

I have a laptop.

So do I, it runs Minecraft and a small server at the same time! Albeit with all the settings turned down, but it's not like the game's much of a looker anyway.

I'm sure you have a mouse though? I have a macbook pro, and playing games with a trackpad isn't fun.

A mouse isn't that expensive? Unless you just don't have a good solid surface to play it on.

But if you want to play it on 360, fine. I just find that there's so much more I can do with the PC one.

#22 Posted by PixelPrinny (1030 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@Baillie said:

@believer258 said:

@Baillie said:

@CL60 said:

I still don't understand why so many people willingly will play a massively gimped version of the PC version. It's not like it requires a gaming computer.

I have a laptop.

So do I, it runs Minecraft and a small server at the same time! Albeit with all the settings turned down, but it's not like the game's much of a looker anyway.

I'm sure you have a mouse though? I have a macbook pro, and playing games with a trackpad isn't fun.

A mouse isn't that expensive? Unless you just don't have a good solid surface to play it on.

But if you want to play it on 360, fine. I just find that there's so much more I can do with the PC one.

While I understand where you're coming from and agree (I mean who wouldn't agree? It's a fact that the PC is clearly better, no one is arguing that), I think of it this way: Two kids are playing with Lego. One has a fancy Castle set with figures and weapons and horses and all that; the other has a standard set with just your generic pieces. Both are still having an enormous amount of fun using their imaginations to build and create.

Is one experience better than that other just because one's set is fancier? I don't think so; both are able to enjoy themselves with what they have.

#23 Posted by believer258 (11914 posts) -

@PixelPrinny said:

@believer258 said:

@Baillie said:

@believer258 said:

@Baillie said:

@CL60 said:

I still don't understand why so many people willingly will play a massively gimped version of the PC version. It's not like it requires a gaming computer.

I have a laptop.

So do I, it runs Minecraft and a small server at the same time! Albeit with all the settings turned down, but it's not like the game's much of a looker anyway.

I'm sure you have a mouse though? I have a macbook pro, and playing games with a trackpad isn't fun.

A mouse isn't that expensive? Unless you just don't have a good solid surface to play it on.

But if you want to play it on 360, fine. I just find that there's so much more I can do with the PC one.

While I understand where you're coming from and agree (I mean who wouldn't agree? It's a fact that the PC is clearly better, no one is arguing that), I think of it this way: Two kids are playing with Lego. One has a fancy Castle set with figures and weapons and horses and all that; the other has a standard set with just your generic pieces. Both are still having an enormous amount of fun using their imaginations to build and create.

Is one experience better than that other just because one's set is fancier? I don't think so; both are able to enjoy themselves with what they have.

And that's fine, I was just saying that "I have a laptop" isn't a good reason to not play Minecraft on PC, though again no one has to pick one over the other because I say so. I don't care, but I'll hold fast to the idea that the PC version is vastly superior.

#24 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2341 posts) -

Minecraft may have beaten Blops, but you still need to consider its because CoD fans aren't playing the exact same version of CoD (Blops, MW2 and 3).

When something gets number 1 and CoD more or less falls way down the list, I'll be impressed; it means everyone moved on

#25 Posted by SirPsychoSexy (1329 posts) -

cannot believe GTA is still on that list

#26 Posted by Baillie (4174 posts) -

@believer258 said:

And that's fine, I was just saying that "I have a laptop" isn't a good reason to not play Minecraft on PC, though again no one has to pick one over the other because I say so. I don't care, but I'll hold fast to the idea that the PC version is vastly superior.

It's a good enough reason for me. I have it on the PC and I have a mouse, somewhere. If I ever play a game on this, I want to use a joypad. No support? I'm not going to bother playing.

#27 Posted by FoolishChaos (437 posts) -

The thing about minecraft: xbox edition is that this isn't even a skyrim style situation. Pretty much everyone will tell you that skyrim on the PC is the version to get if you can run it, because of mods.

Not only do you not get mods on xbox version of minecraft, you also get a severely limited version of the base game. And its not even a situation of "well my PC can't run skyrim", because everyones PC can run minecraft.

I understand some people feel like they need a controller to play a video game, but I dunno. It seems like that minor discomfort would be worth it to overcome for all the advantages of the PC version. Also I would be surprised if someone doesn't develop a mod using a similar interface that the Xbox version uses, in order to make controller gameplay viable.

#28 Posted by FoolishChaos (437 posts) -

@PixelPrinny said:

@believer258 said:

@Baillie said:

@believer258 said:

@Baillie said:

@CL60 said:

I still don't understand why so many people willingly will play a massively gimped version of the PC version. It's not like it requires a gaming computer.

I have a laptop.

So do I, it runs Minecraft and a small server at the same time! Albeit with all the settings turned down, but it's not like the game's much of a looker anyway.

I'm sure you have a mouse though? I have a macbook pro, and playing games with a trackpad isn't fun.

A mouse isn't that expensive? Unless you just don't have a good solid surface to play it on.

But if you want to play it on 360, fine. I just find that there's so much more I can do with the PC one.

While I understand where you're coming from and agree (I mean who wouldn't agree? It's a fact that the PC is clearly better, no one is arguing that), I think of it this way: Two kids are playing with Lego. One has a fancy Castle set with figures and weapons and horses and all that; the other has a standard set with just your generic pieces. Both are still having an enormous amount of fun using their imaginations to build and create.

Is one experience better than that other just because one's set is fancier? I don't think so; both are able to enjoy themselves with what they have.

If your a kid, that's okay. Kind of.

It was either Mike or Jerry of penny arcade that wrote about their kid playing minecraft. He was enjoying himself so much, that he started looking up youtube videos of other people creations. Now imagine you are this kid and your dad bought you the xbox version of minecraft, and you are looking at all the cool shit that other kids can build. You are going to ask for the fancy Castle set.

The internet ruins everything, basically :P

#29 Edited by PixelPrinny (1030 posts) -

@FoolishChaos said:

@PixelPrinny said:

@believer258 said:

@Baillie said:

@believer258 said:

@Baillie said:

@CL60 said:

I still don't understand why so many people willingly will play a massively gimped version of the PC version. It's not like it requires a gaming computer.

I have a laptop.

So do I, it runs Minecraft and a small server at the same time! Albeit with all the settings turned down, but it's not like the game's much of a looker anyway.

I'm sure you have a mouse though? I have a macbook pro, and playing games with a trackpad isn't fun.

A mouse isn't that expensive? Unless you just don't have a good solid surface to play it on.

But if you want to play it on 360, fine. I just find that there's so much more I can do with the PC one.

While I understand where you're coming from and agree (I mean who wouldn't agree? It's a fact that the PC is clearly better, no one is arguing that), I think of it this way: Two kids are playing with Lego. One has a fancy Castle set with figures and weapons and horses and all that; the other has a standard set with just your generic pieces. Both are still having an enormous amount of fun using their imaginations to build and create.

Is one experience better than that other just because one's set is fancier? I don't think so; both are able to enjoy themselves with what they have.

If your a kid, that's okay. Kind of.

It was either Mike or Jerry of penny arcade that wrote about their kid playing minecraft. He was enjoying himself so much, that he started looking up youtube videos of other people creations. Now imagine you are this kid and your dad bought you the xbox version of minecraft, and you are looking at all the cool shit that other kids can build. You are going to ask for the fancy Castle set.

The internet ruins everything, basically :P

Damn you, Internet! Daaaamn youuuuuuu!

Though that'd be a great time to be all like, "This is the part where I teach my child not to act entitled or spoiled! Maybe tell them, "Sure Timmy, you can have the fancy version as soon as you save up your allowance to buy it!" thus teaching them the value of money and patience.

In all seriousness, however, if I had children, I'd buy the PC version and install some of the crazy more sciency mods and see what sorta crazy things they could come up with. I'd expect them to come up with a cure for cancer inside of Minecraft by the time they're 10 or so. Oh, I'd also install Zork and old school Sierra games. Those things teach ya how to read like nothing else... cept maybe books. I hear books are a good way to learn how to read. But no one uses those archaic things anymore!

Aaanyways the point wasn't to argue the superiority over one vs the other so much as if someone is happy with the standard set, then all the power to them, and they can glean just as much enjoyment as someone with the fancy set. Of course if they find themselves yearning for a more robust experience then that's great if they want to move on to fancier sets. The two versions of the game can coexist just fine, like different types of Lego.

What I'm trying to say is that I basically just came up with the solution to all of the world's problems. What can I say? I'm a miracle worker.

#30 Posted by Rakitox (6 posts) -

The most interesting thing about this list is that there are three Call of Duty games in the top ten. As in, of a console library of thousands of games, three from the same franchise cracked the top ten. And, of the hundreds, if not thousands, of games released between Modern Warfare 2's release in 2010 and right now, only six were played more.

It's surely a testament to something.

#31 Posted by MagusMaleficus (1036 posts) -

@FoolishChaos said:

because everyones PC can run minecraft.

Try playing it on a computer (PC or laptop, doesn't matter which) with Intel HD on-board graphics. Even with everything set to the bare minimum the game is unplayable.

#32 Posted by AlexW00d (6275 posts) -

@MagusMaleficus said:

@FoolishChaos said:

because everyones PC can run minecraft.

Try playing it on a computer (PC or laptop, doesn't matter which) with Intel HD on-board graphics. Even with everything set to the bare minimum the game is unplayable.

No it's not.

-

Hey Football Manager 2012 has been higher than MW3, on Steam, like, all year long.

#33 Posted by MagusMaleficus (1036 posts) -

@AlexW00d said:

@MagusMaleficus said:

@FoolishChaos said:

because everyones PC can run minecraft.

Try playing it on a computer (PC or laptop, doesn't matter which) with Intel HD on-board graphics. Even with everything set to the bare minimum the game is unplayable.

No it's not.

-

Hey Football Manager 2012 has been higher than MW3, on Steam, like, all year long.

Um, yeah, it is. I and a few friends have tried on multiple computers with various flavors of Intel HD. Without the aid of heavy modding, vanilla Minecraft runs like ass (and that's just single-player...forget about multiplayer). And let's not get started on older computers, or Macs for that matter...

#34 Edited by laserbolts (5322 posts) -

It's nice to see NHL on there. If you are a fan of hockey it is a really good hockey game. Sort of sad to see modern warfare 3 at the top. I'm not surprised but it is the weakest entry in the series since call of duty 3 multiplayer-wise anyways.

@CL60 said:

I still don't understand why so many people willingly will play a massively gimped version of the PC version. It's not like it requires a gaming computer.

Maybe it's just more the comfort of playing on a couch or lying down or whatever. Also im sure alot of people playing the xbox version also have the pc version and are checking it out much like I am going to do come payday.

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