Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th May 2011 22:30 UTC
Games "Minecraft developer Mojang has confirmed to Gamasutra that the previously revealed Android version of its PC indie hit will be arriving on Sony Ericsson's PlayStation-certified Xperia Play before other phones. The Xperia Play version of Minecraft will feature customized controls for the system's PlayStation-styled slide-out buttons, the company said. Mojang is also developing versions of the title for iOS and other Android phones, and said the smartphone versions of the game will be tweaked slightly to deal with the vagaries of the new platform." And we have video. I'll be buying an iPad 2 soon, and with that thing getting Minecraft... I fear for my life.
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kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

I had some hope for the Adam, but as it stands now all tablets are utterly useless.

I tried a few and I always go back to using my tiny EeePC with a custom really fast Linux install that handles _THE_WHOLE_WEB_ without limitations (there is no Netflix where I live)

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helf Member since:
2005-07-06

"...All tablets are utterly useless for my uses."

There, fixed that for ya. Troll much?

Edited 2011-05-26 19:50 UTC

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Comment by zetsurin
by zetsurin on Thu 26th May 2011 03:15 UTC
zetsurin
Member since:
2006-06-13

Hmm thinking of getting the Xperia Play to replace my HTC Desire which has served me well. I am a bit put out by the increase in fragmentation that this brings about though. Between the Tegra store, the PlayStation Suit, the US-only (at present) Amazon store and god knows what else, you are virtually back to PC gaming where you need to check a requirements label to work out whether your device can not only play a game, but be able to access it in the first place. Still, one way or another I will be staying with Android for my handset.

The iPad I have on the other hand is straightforward - whatever is on the App Store is what's available. Different approaches I guess, but I've never liked the whole 'exclusivity' concept which Microsoft and Sony are huge champions of. It essentially takes away consumer choice in a brute force market share push.

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Terraria
by Verunks on Thu 26th May 2011 08:43 UTC
Verunks
Member since:
2007-04-02

if you like minecraft try terraria http://store.steampowered.com/app/105600/
it's much better imho, even if it's not really the same thing
The way I see it minecraft is more a "lego" game where you build structures with blocks, but the crafting and pve is very limited, terraria instead is less about building and more about crafting armor, weapons and other items, it's more like an action rpg

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RE: Terraria
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 26th May 2011 09:36 UTC in reply to "Terraria"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29
RE[2]: Terraria
by WereCatf on Thu 26th May 2011 16:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Terraria"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Thom needs a better wallpaper.

:3

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RE[3]: Terraria
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 26th May 2011 18:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Terraria"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Thom needs a better wallpaper.

:3


I'm open to suggestions.

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Thom buying an iPad 2
by henderson101 on Thu 26th May 2011 09:02 UTC
henderson101
Member since:
2006-05-30

Thom - if you're really getting one - cool. I got mine on launch. I've had nothing buy joy from it ;-) People love to hate Apple, but it's a good device. I create music on it, I edit movies on it, I blog, I draw, I read (lots and lots of Manga and Comic books - really not suited to eInk devices) and I read PDF's full screen. The email client is good, could be better, but way more usable than the iPhone one. The speed is awesome. I have 3G and it works really well (£7.50 per month for 1GB and I find I only use it when I'm caught out, as at work and home I have WiFi.)

The file sharing is pretty good. It's not a perfect as having a real file system, but it does work out awesomely: example, I was at a client's site, and one of our contractors off-site needed a document urgently to provide an estimate for the meeting I was about to attend. I didn't have access to it, but I knew the client I was sitting with had a copy (as they had created it), so I got them to email it to me, I then put the files directly on to the Dropbox shared folder we use to distribute files to our contractors. All in all, 1 minute. All over 3G! If ever I needed a reason to love my iPad, it was that moment.

I recently installed iCab Mobile, which has a download manager. I can now grab any file from the web and so long as an app on the iPad can open it, I can do something with it.

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Comment by Lava_Croft
by Lava_Croft on Thu 26th May 2011 10:23 UTC
Lava_Croft
Member since:
2006-12-24

Less games and more operating systems.

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