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Here at MakeUseOf, we’ve put out many articles reviewing and highlighting software that allows you to completely and cleanly uninstall applications from your system. One issue many of you run into is not knowing which of your installed programs are essential. When you buy a new PC, it’s going to come with at least one or two pre-installed programs that you will want to remove immediately. You need a way to tell apart bloatware from useful software. Should I Remove It? will tell you just that.
As with every trend in games, there will be imitators and competitors. You may have heard of Terraria. It wasn’t exactly like Minecraft, but it obviously took many of its gameplay elements from the success that Minecraft saw. It brought a unique flavor to this style of game, but ultimately it has been considered a failure in the gaming community. Development is dead and it’s being openly pirated and picked apart. Let’s look at two more games that have a shot at making a bigger splash than Terraria did and maybe even competing with Minecraft.
There are certain games that you’d imagine are watched the most on Twitch: League of Legends, StarCraft II, Dota 2, World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, etc. Though they may be the most popular, there is a lot more to watch. Let’s look at gaming as a spectator sport, and I’ll share with you four of my favorite not-so-popular games to be watched on Twitch.
I believe it was 1998 when my family invested in our first PC. Late by many’s standards, but I was only a nine-year-old kid at the time. Since then, if I had to take a stab in the dark. I’d say I’ve been through about eight different PCs. One of the biggest learning experiences is finding out what parts of your computer are sensitive to tweaking. It’s good to be cautious, but not too cautious. If you consider yourself a novice to the Windows platform, here are four areas that I recommend you stay far away from.
Is it just nostalgia that keeps me attached to this OS, or was Windows 98 actually worth remembering? This operating system released 15 years ago had its ups and downs. Critics have been pretty harsh on the recent versions of Windows. Vista took it the hardest, but there are a lot of you who don’t seem to be the biggest fans of Windows 8 either. Maybe we should take a trip back in time and remember just how bad certain parts of Windows 98 were. Love it or hate it, you were in for some pretty big problems.
When it comes to casual gaming, Flash may be the very best platform to play on. The Flash client has one distinct advantage over alternatives, and that’s the fact that it can be played within the browser. However, there’s a trade-off. Flash games are often not as optimized as games that run through a standalone client.
There are very few questions that the Internet can’t answer for you, and that’s one of the many reasons that I love it. However, not all of us are curious enough to always know the right questions to ask. In this article, let me show you eight really cool websites that can introduce you to a piece of advice, a picture, a quote, or something else new and interesting every single day.
A little over a year ago, I hit MUO readers with a short list of lesser-known YouTube series and personalities worth checking out . This list featured video game commentary, a guy who spends his time eating cat litter and shoes, an attempt at putting an iPhone through a blender, and more. It’s about that time to come up with another batch, this time of four!
As long as gaming exists, glitches and bugs will be a part of them. They have always been around, and they will not be going anywhere. It’s one of things that just happens. Games on the NES were filled with glitches and errors, and games on the PS4 will eventually have them, too. There are even certain gamers out there who take a certain amount of pride in finding these mess-ups and exploiting them.
Google has come a long way since starting up as a rinky-dink search engine that played second fiddle to what Yahoo! had to offer. If you’re the average person, you’re probably using Google in some way every single day. It may sound dramatic, but Google is a huge part of our lives. It’s good to know that the company isn’t necessarily evil, either.
If you’re an NBA fan, the offseason is torture for you. It’s weeks and weeks of chatter and speculation with nothing interesting to offer, aside from the draft. What can you do to hold yourself over until next season? One of the things that kept me interested in the happenings around the league last season was staying informed via Twitter.
It’s a fuzzy feeling when you unbox that brand new desktop or laptop and consider how fast and responsive of an experience you’re about to be in for. When you purchase a new computer, treat it like a new car. Take care of it and give it no more or less than what it needs. Is there really a need for you to download six different media players? None of that! If you consider buying a new PC, or you’ve just purchased one, go down this list and let me make your job easier on you.
I’m such a big fan of Amazon, and if you’re someone who shops online then you have almost no choice but to be. You can get anything and everything on Amazon. It’s trusted and reliable. It should be the first thing that comes to your mind when you turn to the internet to purchase something. Another thing that Amazon does quite well is offer some really great deals.
Everyone knows of Mario, Contra, Excitebike, Rad Racer, Metroid, and a few others, but there are some really awesome and under-appreciated NES games that still deserve some love even today. With Nestopia, you can always find and download ROMs to experience these games by PC. Even easier, there are many websites popping up recently that allow you to play NES games through the browser. In this post, I want to turn your head towards five NES games that, with just a click of the mouse, you can give a try right now!
With MSN (or Windows Live Messenger) being recently laid to rest and Skype not offering a protocol for us all to connect through, it’s safe to say that all-purpose messengers like Pidgin are slowly falling out of favor. Nevertheless, it’s still my all-time favorite and – although it’s ancient – I am still a firm believer in AIM as a messenger. I still use it and many of my friends still use it. Text-based IMing is all I really care for and AIM gets the job done.