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Bloxels lets you make your own video game, set up blocks then play on screen

Geeks who grew up playing Lego understand the Minecraft craze and any other games similar to it. Well, I still don't get Minecraft for the simple reason I easily get dizzy. That's lame I know but if I were to build my own game, I'd try the Bloxels first by building blocks and then playing the game on screen. This Kickstarter project requires the player to play video games with blocks positioned by his own hands.

Mojang’s Scrolls card-slash-board game launches on Android

When Minecraft makers Mojang announced that it would be making a new game based on a new IP, all eyes were on it. Almost all of those eyes probably rolled when it was revealed to be a card game, which meant somewhat competing with Magic: The Gathering and the more recent Hearthstone from Blizzard. Pushing through adversity, doubt, and a trademark lawsuit from Bethesda (owners of the Elder Scrolls line), Mojang finally releases Scrolls on PCs, Macs, and yes, Android as well.

Terraria gets massive update, over 1k new items in-game

Ever since Minecraft hit the big time, world-building games have been experiencing a renaissance not seen since the world builders in the original Warcraft and Starcraft games. Terraria is one take on the world-building genre, albeit with a side-scrolling approach. The game just recently received a massive update that should boost its playability.

Block Fortress: War launches on Android

If you play Minecraft, you know that there are a slew of mods for that game including some that turn the game into a shooter. A new game has landed for Android gamers to check out called Block Fortress: War and it reminds me a bit of one of those Minecraft shooter mods.

Minecraft releases massive update in Pocket Edition 0.9.0

If you thought that Minecraft was already addictive and counter-productive enough as it is, well, it’s creators didn’t think so. They just released a massive update (they say it’s their biggest ever) and parents and bosses everywhere should get ready to start setting down rules as to when their children and employees can actually play the mobile game, if they themselves are not obsessed with it.

Minecraft PE Android beta program launched by Mojang

The Play Store beta release program ins't new, however there is a new entry as of today. Mojang has announced a beta program for Minecraft PE (Pocket Edition) this morning. This will be open and available for anyone that has previously purchased the game, or alternatively, for those who are still planning to purchase the game.

Android game developers: innovate, don’t emulate

I have a confession to make: I almost never use any of my Android devices for gaming. If I want to play video games, I either find a truck to jump-start my ancient desktop computer or turn on my even more ancient Dreamcast. The fact that I'm terrible at touchscreen controls (and I am) is only part of the problem: there just isn't enough innovation on the mobile platform for me to choose it over more traditional forms of gaming.

Minecraft sells a million on Android

Ah, Minecraft. Not since WoW have we seen a gaming experience so effortlessly addictive, not to mention appealing to the obsessive-compulsive in all of us. As testament to that fact, Minecraft Pocket Edition has now sold over one million copies on the Android Market since its introduction just six months ago. That doesn't even come close to the game's success on the PC side, but it's incredibly impressive nonetheless. Minecraft developer Danuel Kaplan confirmed the news on his Twitter account.
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