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.
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“He’s gonna take you back to the past, to play the . . .” For many a gamer, this song is immediately recognizable as the theme to the Angry Video Game Nerd. After all, “he’s the angriest gamer you’ve ever heard.” Some know him as “the angry Atari Sega nerd.” Maybe to you he’s the “Angry Nintendo Nerd.” The Angry Video Game Nerd has made close to 110 episodes, and I have seen and enjoyed every single one of them.
The Humble Bundle is a fantastic idea. It typically features a number of indy games where buyers can choose their own price. The Humble Bundle crew is breaking the mold with its latest release, this time bringing a number of triple-A releases from THQ. Not that there is anything wrong with independent games, but the chance to get mainstream games from a huge publisher like THQ is unheard of.
iOS comes with a calculator installed out of the box, and it can handle most basic math functions, but sometimes, you need a little more. For certain walks of life, simply adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing just is not enough. Sure, the iOS calculator can be turned on its side to allow for some basic scientific functions, but even still, that might not be enough for some users.
When people think of watching videos online or on a smartphone, YouTube is the first place that comes to mind. After all, it has more videos than any other place on the web, and there is almost endless hours of entertainment available on the service. Of course, you need a way to watch all of […]
Remembering all the things we need to accomplish can be a challenge. Every day we all face all kinds of goals and challenges that need to get done, and missing one can be devastating. Thankfully, there are plenty of apps out there that help us remember to get things done. Todo.ly is a great example of what a to-do […]
Are you looking for an easy way to leave yourself little reminders on Windows 8 or Windows RT? Well, if you are, you should check out Pin-a-Note. It is an easy to use app that allows you to pin handy little notes right to your start screen. This puts them close at hand and makes […]
The Internet is all about sharing. Word of mouth is how we tend to stumble upon the best content on the web. After all, if your friends think something is cool, you can probably trust that you will like it to. Hopefully, your friends feel the same way about the content you share on the web. Many websites have social sharing options built right into the site, but you may not be able to share on the service you want.
Google has rolled out an update for its Android and iOS applications. In terms of new features, those come to the iOS application. The Android update is pretty much just to fix a couple of nagging bugs that were annoying users of the popular browser. Still, even if it might not be the most exciting update for Android users, fixing bugs is never a bad thing. If you use the browser on iOS, then this update definitely has some cool stuff in store for you.
Do you often have to deal with currency from other countries? It can be a real pain, because let us face it, we are just accustomed to type of money used in our own, native country. For most of us, it’s all we’ve ever known. For Americans, we just think about the cost of things in terms of how dollars it will cost us to buy it. The same is true for many European countries where the Euro is the standard form of money.
Use Parking Meter Pro To Make Sure You Never Get A Parking Ticket Again [iOS, Free For A Limited Time]
Have you ever parked your car in a metered parking space, only to lose track of time and end up with a parking ticket waiting for you when you arrive back to your car. Suddenly, that dollar you fed into the meter is quite a bit more with the cost of the ticket. No one wants to deal with a parking ticket; it’s just a flat-out waste of money. Sure, you could just remember when you parked and make sure you get out there in time, but if you are busy, it can be really hard to keep track of time.
One of the great things to come from the world of apps is user reviews. Sure, users have been able to review products forever, but with apps, it has become one of the main methods by which the merits of an app are judged. And now, user reviews on Google Play are getting a little more personal with a new update from Google. With this update, users’ reviews are now linked to their Google Plus account.
The Wii U just hit the market, and there’s a good chance that if you didn’t get one, you missed the boat. Supply shortages are commonplace with the launch of a new console. That being said, if you did manage to get your hands on the Wii U, there are some great games coming along and some that are on store shelves already. Sure, the Wii U might be a little weird with its new control method, but it still looks like a pretty awesome system with some great games.
Looking To Ditch Mobile Safari? Mercury Browser Pro Is The App For You [iOS, Free For A Limited Time]
Most iOS users are happy to use Mobile Safari. It’s a solid browser with many of the features users need, but for some users, it’s not enough. Some of us want more from our browsers on iOS. There are some pretty solid third-party browsers available on the App Store. In terms of features, some of the third-party browsers blow Mobile Safari out of the water.
Dropbox is a great way for sharing files if you travel between multiple computers. If you have the Dropbox app installed, you simply edit and save the file, and everything just works. However, what if you are somewhere that you can’t install Dropbox? Then you have to download the files, make edits, and re-upload them. […]
Are you looking for an easier way to improve your photos? If so, look no further than Ribbet!. It’s an easy to use web app that does most of the photo editing for you. With a single mouse click it can take your pictures and make them look much better. Just upload a photo, and it will […]