Dave LeClair

Joined June 2011

Dave LeClair (Twitter) is MakeUseOf's gaming editor. He loves games on console, PC, mobile, handheld, and any electronic device that is capable of playing them! For game review requests, shoot an email to the address below. Check out his podcast on Twitch.

Feel free to contact at dleclair@makeuseof.com

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qsnipps: Store Snippets Of Code For Later Use

29th December, 2012

When programming, there will be plenty of pieces of code that you will need to return to time and time again. Getting back to these can involve typing them over and over, or copying them to your clipboard. Neither of these are the greatest option, especially if there exists multiple snippets that you will need […]


The Creeps Is A Tower Defense Game With Some Awesome Twists [iOS]

29th December, 2012

The Creeps is a great example of a free tower defense game that is really good. It features the standard tower defense gameplay that you expect, but it does it in a fun package. If you still love sitting down and taking part in some good old-fashioned tower defense gameplay, then you will love The Creeps, especially when you consider that you can get the core game without spending a dime.


InstaWeather Pro Allows You To Merge Weather With Instagram Photos [iOS, Free For A Limited Time]

28th December, 2012

Instagram is one of the most popular ways to share photos with friends. It takes the complicated process of editing and customizing photos and scales it back so that even amateurs can make some really cool looking images. In addition to the filters and core functionality of Instagram, there are some cool third party applications that allow you to do even more with the photo sharing service.


Google Extends Free Calling For Gmail Users Through 2013 [Updates]

28th December, 2012

Gmail users will be able to use the Google Voice service to make free domestic voice calls for another year, as Google has just announced that is extending the use of the service through all of 2013. Of course, this only applies for users in the US and Canada, but it’s an awesome feature nonetheless, and one that users should most certainly take advantage of.


Thumbr.it: Web-Based Image Editor With An API For Developers

26th December, 2012

Are you looking to implement a Instagram-like photo editor into your website? The fact is, there are not many places out there to make this happen. Well, Thumbr.it is a website that offers all kinds of filters that can be applied to images, and the free API makes it so you can simply copy the […]


Openera: Put Your Email And Cloud Files In One Place

25th December, 2012

Do you get a lot of files sent to you though email? Do you store a ton of files in the cloud? Depending on what you do for work, this may be a common practice, and many of those spreadsheets, documents, and presentations could be very important. Sometimes it can be difficult to remember where […]

Video Games That Converted Me From Casual Gamer To Hardcore Addict [MUO Gaming]

25th December, 2012

Throughout the life of a gamer, there are certain games that make us cross over from the realm of casual gaming to being a hardcore gamer. If you look back at your gaming life, you can probably remember what the first games were that you kept coming back to. Those were the games that you did not just pop in to play casually. Instead, these games kept you coming back for hours.


Google Chrome – A Fantastic Replacement For Mobile Safari [iOS]

22nd December, 2012

Do you use Chrome on your computer to browse the web? A lot of people do, as it is one of the most popular web browsers out there. It runs fast, and it offers a user-interface that many people feel comfortable with. The Chrome Webstore is filled with some fantastic extensions that help make the browser even better. I myself am an avid Chrome user on my PC and Mac, but I take my love of Google Chrome to another level.


Don’t Miss Your Diet And Exercise Goals Again With My Personal Trainer [iOS, Free For A Limited Time]

21st December, 2012

Well don’t worry, there is an app that makes it easier for you to stay motivated and reminded. The app, called My Personal Trainer, will remind you to stick with your food and exercise goals so you never miss a workout again. Consistency is key when starting an exercise program, and this app helps you make sure to stick with your plan so you can start seeing more results faster.


Vapp: Activate Your iPhone Camera With Voice Command [iOS]

20th December, 2012

One of the best things about the iPhone is the camera. It’s fast, it has a moderately high-resolution, and it’s incredibly easy to use. To enhance the iPhone’s camera, there are lots of applications on the App Store that add all kinds of cool features. You will see apps with timers, filters and all kinds […]


Secure Password Generator: Create Random Passwords That Are Hard To Crack

20th December, 2012

There are far too many bad people on the Internet, and you always run the risk of having your private information stolen. Having passwords that lock down your information and keep it secure is incredibly important. After all, hidden behind those passwords is information such as your bank accounts, credit cards, and in some cases, […]


Infinity Blade II Is The Best Looking Mobile Game Ever Made [iOS]

20th December, 2012

Infinity Blade II rivals Real Racing 2 in terms of pure graphical fidelity, and arguably, it surpasses Real Racing. Not only that, the game is a ton of fun to play. It truly is the total package in terms of mobile gaming, and it is a game that every single iPhone owner should have installed on their device. It’s been given game of the year awards on all kinds of video game websites, and it most certainly deserves it.


Mailvelope: Send Encrypted Emails Using OpenPGP Encryption

20th December, 2012

Sometimes, you need to send something in email that you would prefer to be kept from prying eyes. It could be something personal, or related to business, but either way, it’s something you only want the receiver of the email to be able to see. Thankfully, we live in an age of the web where […]


IcoMoon: Browse & Download Vector Icons

19th December, 2012

Are you looking for a cool way to make some new fonts? Perhaps simply letters and numbers are not sufficient, and you want to make a font out of symbols instead? Well if so, fear not, IcoMoon has you covered. It has a lot of vector icons available to download, and from these, you can […]

6 Gifts For Gamers On Your Holiday Shopping List [MUO Gaming]

18th December, 2012

The holiday season is upon us. The hardcore gamer in your life is going to want some cool video game paraphernalia to go along with their hobby. There are plenty of cool things for gamers out there that you can grab at the last minute and make their holiday one to remember. Sure, Christmas is only about a week away, but fear not, with a little extra cash for shipping, or a trip to the mall, you can still get some cool gamer gifts and make your favorite gamers happy.