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Vector's appearance as one of two new games in this week's Android chart has got me thinking about switching things up. There's just not enough variety in the traditional week-to-week top games rankings, so starting next week I'll be tracking top new games instead.

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There was a time when mines and minecarts dominated video games. If a platformer or RPG didn't have a mine stage or a mine-themed dungeon, it wasn't a game. We felt like mines -- where actual mining was eschewed in favour of racing around on minecarts -- were the most natural things in the world, just as common as forests.

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Another week, another 20 Android apps vying for attention on the top paid and free charts. All the usual suspects are present and accounted for -- 19 games that have been poking about the rankings for weeks, months and even years. There's only one fresh face here, though technically it's been rotting for ages.

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The success of Temple Run, a simple 3D endless runner created by the husband and wife team of Keith Shepherd and Natalia Luckyanova, has been nothing short of astounding. Since its 2011 release the game has grown into a casual gaming phenomenon, as definitive a mobile entertainment experience as Angry Birds or more Angry Birds.

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In 2011, the husband and wife team Keith Shepherd and Natalia Luckyanova released a simple little 3D endless runner that took the world by storm. Temple Run has been downloaded more than 170 million times since its launch. We called it the modern-day Pitfall. Looks like it's time for the modern-day Pitfall 2 -- Temple Run's sequel hits the iTunes App Store today.