Android Phone Tips

Android Phone Tips
So, Minecraft android. A primer, for those who've yet to tear down their first block-tree with their bare block-fists: Minecraft plops you down into a randomly generated world o' blocks, in naught but your skin. Punch a tree a few times, and you'll get a block of wood. Minecraft Pocket Edition will feature little of this, to start. 

There'll also be an opportunity for group-crafting, by way of local wireless play. Developer Mojang released a portable version of its indie smash-hit Minecraft for Sony Ericsson’s Android-fueled Xperia Play gaming cellphone Tuesday.  Minecraft Pocket Edition, built specifically for mobile platforms, will only be available for the PlayStation-branded Xperia Play at first. In Minecraft, which Mojang says has 12 million registered users, players are thrown into a randomly generated world made of Lego-like blocks where they can collect materials, build structures and forge weapons. 

Minecraft Pocket Edition features the same robust crafting system that has allowed hard-core players to construct crazy creations like full-scale models of the starship Enterprise and re-creations of Bioshock’s underwater dystopia, Rapture. Unlike its desktop counterpart, Pocket Edition will not feature nightly monster raids. 

Like the desktop version of Minecraft, Pocket Edition will receive a steady stream of updates. Mojang says this version of the game will have exclusive features. Pocket Edition players can share their personal worlds with other players with a Wi-Fi connection. Minecraft Pocket Edition is available on the Android Market for $7.

Minecraft Pocket Edition aims to take all the fun of normal, man-sized Minecraft and shrinks it down to fit touchscreen devices. If you're one of the three people who owns an Xperia Play, you'll be glad to know that the game's been optimised for the Play's slide-out physical gaming controls. It's a little galling to see the Xperia Play claim exclusivity on one of the most anticipated mobile games in recent years. 

Sees gamers deposited in a randomly generated world made of big pixellated blocks. We've heard that Minecraft Pocket Edition is destined for the iPhone, and we suspect that it won't be available exclusively to Xperia Play owners for too long -- it would be a crime to deprive Android addicts using other phones of the tunnel-constructing, time-sucking jollies Minecraft has to offer. 
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