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Bad App Reviews: Minecraft

There are some fantastic games on the App Store, but not everyone loves every best-selling title. When some customers decide to use their eloquent writing skills to pen disparaging reviews, hilarity ensues. Bad App Reviews brings you actual App Store critiques written by living breathing humans....

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The ultimate Mac user's guide to Minecraft on OS X - mods, skins, and more

Minecraft is an amazing game thanks largely to a massive community of creative individuals who spend their free time tweaking, modifying, and overhauling just about every aspect of the experience. The game can be played in its "vanilla" version quite easily on OS X -- and to be fair the original,...

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Weekend App: Block Fortress: War brings real-time strategy to the original Minecraft-style Block Fortress game

Block Fortress: War debuted in the App Store this week and is the latest offering from development house Foursaken Media. Building upon the success of Block Fortress, the new Block Fortress: War game adds a real-time strategy component to the Minecraft-inspired game. In true RTS fashion, Block...

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Daily Update for December 16, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some of the top Apple stories of the day in five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of the...

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Apple's headquarters recreated in Minecraft is a sight to behold

For most Apple faithful, visiting the company's iconic headquarters doesn't rank high enough on the bucket list to actually become a reality, but thanks to YouTuber (and 9to5Mac writer) Michael Steeber, you can take a virtual tour of 1 Infinite Loop within the blocky walls of Minecraft. Covering...

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Daily iPad App: Dig deep with Terraria

The easiest way to describe Terraria would be to say that it's like a 2D version of Minecraft, but this would also be selling the game short in many regards. The familiar sandbox gameplay mechanics that the two titles share -- things like gathering resources and crafting items -- mask a much...

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Daily iPhone App: Pixlgun 3D is full of surprises

Even after browsing the description of Pixlgun 3D on the app store, you may still not know what to make of it. It looks like Minecraft, but it's a shooter. It emulates analog sticks on a touchscreen, but boasts fantastic control. And it looks cartoony, but offers a very real sense of panic and...

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Terraria digging its way into mobile platforms

Terraria is a Steam title that just recently arrived on consoles, and now publisher 505 Games has announced that it's coming to iOS as well. The game is a 2D variant of the Minecraft-style sandbox genre, where players can hack away at squares of various types, recombining and reusing them to...

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Minecraft Pocket Edition hits 10 million downloads

Mojang has announced that the Pocket Edition of its extremely popular sandbox game Minecraft has also reached 10 million downloads, a feat made even more impressive by the fact that the app is being sold for a premium price of $6.99. The original PC version of Minecraft hit 10 million sales back...

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Dad hooks up an iPad and Hue light to Minecraft for his son

Sure, the Phillips Hue (a light bulb that can be controlled with an iPad) might seem slightly silly, but one dad found a really good way to use it: By helping his son play some Minecraft. Dad #1 Jim Rutherford set up a quick iPad app to easily and quickly sync up the Hue light with wherever the...

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Minecraft's mobile version outsold others by volume in 2012

Minecraft creators Mojang have released stats on how the game's various platform clients (Windows/Mac, Xbox 360 and of course iOS and Android) have been selling, and the numbers have a surprise. The mobile version is outselling everything else by volume. As you can see above, Christmas sales...

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Daily iPad App: Deepworld pulls off some very impressive multiplayer magic

Deepworld is a very impressive title, and I told the creators as much back when I met them at GDC earlier this year. In fact, it was so impressive that I kind of doubted they could pull it off. A full 2D server-based Minecraft multiplayer game, running on the iPad? Sounds good, but good luck,...

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Minecraft Reality app for iPhone, iPad enters the real world

Everyone loves Minecraft, but having to return to the dull, dreary real world after spending countless hours crafting amazing works of blocky art can be a real drag. But fear not, as reported by TNW, a new iOS augmented reality app called Minecraft Reality can change all that by giving you a...

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New Minecraft: Pocket Edition update due out soon

The next version of iOS' Minecraft Pocket Edition has been submitted, according to the official Mojang blog, and it brings another round of updates designed to bring the game in line with its bigger PC and console cousins. In this update, players are set to get access to things like paintings,...

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Deepworld officially launches on Mac, coming soon to iOS

I saw Deepworld in action in March at GDC in San Francisco. It's a Minecraft-style 2D sandbox game, with lots of fun steampunk elements and mechanical contraptions to make. A little while later, the game's developers held a Kickstarter to try and get a Mac beta off of the ground, and though...

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