App of the week: Minecraft – Pocket Edition

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Popular indie game Minecraft has made it into the Apple iOS world. Minecraft Pocket Edition is an universal app for both iPhone and iPad. The game however is a scaled down version of the full version on PC/Mac. Minecraft Pocket Edition lacks the survival mode, has a different control using touch, only has 36 type of blocks  and visible elements differences such as terrain, water and sky. Nevertheless, developer Mojang has mentioned that they are working to close the feature gap between the Pocket Edition and the full version.

If you’re not a fan, check out the free Minecraft Pocket Edition Lite to find out what the hype is all about. The Lite version has fewer block types and you can’t save your progress in the game.

Minecraft – Pocket Edition

Minecraft – Pocket Edition Lite

Rockstar releases Grand Theft Auto 3 on the Mac App Store for $14.99

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Rockstar Games has released the classic Grand Theft Auto 3, making it one of the first high profile titles available on the Mac App Store. Released back in 2001 for PlayStation 2, Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 3 is the first GTA game in 3D and was a landmark hit back then. Rockstar plans to release on the Mac App Store GTA Vice City on August 25 and GTA San Andreas on September 1.

Grand Theft Auto 3 Mac App Store

Street Fighter IV and Sonic games on sale for Japan disaster relief

In aid of Red Cross Disaster Relief, Capcom and Sega are having sales of their titles, with 100% of the proceeds donating to the relief effort . There’s never been a better time to buy these titles as the money is going towards a great cause: