Dave LeClair

Joined June 2011

Dave LeClair (Twitter) is MakeUseOf's gaming editor, who has a love for games on console, PC, mobile, handheld, and any electronic device that is capable of playing video games! For game review requests, shoot an email to the address below.

Feel free to contact at dleclair@makeuseof.com

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User-Generated Content Done Right With These 6 Games [MUO Gaming]

29th August, 2012

One of my favorite things to see in a video game is user-generated content. That is, as long as it makes sense within the context of the game, of course. Some games have done a less than stellar job of implementing user-generated content, and it ends up feeling like a throw-in afterthought. However, when a game gets it right and truly knocks it out of the park, it can be something special to behold. The games on this list are examples of user-generated content done right, and I hope many more games follow along with them.

Educreations Interactive Whiteboard: Watch And Create Educational Videos [iPad]

28th August, 2012

Most people love to learn something new. The desire to gain knowledge is something that seems to be hard-coded into each person. Many people also love to teach others what they know. After all, if no one taught, there would be nothing to learn. Educreations Interactive Whiteboard is an iPad app designed for the learner […]


WinZip Gives Away Courier And Offers Chance To Win HDTV After Reaching One Billion Downloads [Updates]

26th August, 2012

WinZip is closing in on one billion downloads, and in honor of this incredible feat, they are giving away version 3.5 of WinZip Courier. They are also providing entries to win a 60 inch high-definition television. Any user who downloads WinZip from their giveaway page will automatically receive their free license for WinZip Courier and their entry to win the gigantic television.


PageSpeed Insights: Check How Fast Your Website Is & Get Tips To Make It Faster [Chrome]

26th August, 2012

One of the greatest challenges a website owner faces is making their website run as fast as possible. If a visitor comes to your site and finds that it takes too long to load, they will quickly move to another site that offers a similar service with better performance. PageSpeed Insights is a tool for […]


Fluid: Convert Web Applications Into Desktop Applications [Mac]

26th August, 2012

Do you have certain web apps that you use all the time and hate having to have a separate tab open for each of them. Well what if I told you there was a way to turn your favorite web apps in to desktop ones on your Mac? With Fluid, this is not only possible, but incredibly […]


Pandora Launches A Massive Update For Their Android App [Updates]

25th August, 2012

Pandora users who own an Android and feel like the app is lagging behind the iOS version can breathe a sigh of relief, as a massive update has closed the gap. The popular music streaming service launched what can only be described as their biggest update for Android to date. The user interface has been completely rebuilt. It now falls in line with the look of the iOS app. This UI update not only changes the look and feel of the app, but it also makes navigating the app vastly more user-friendly.


Groopt: Free Collaboration Tool For Large Social Groups

25th August, 2012

There are plenty of ways to collaborate for businesses. They all offer their own interesting features and benefits, but most of them are not of much use to someone looking to collaborate outside of business. What if you are not looking for a way to work on spreadsheets? Well, in that case, you should take […]


All IAmA Edition And A Subreddit Of The Week [Best of Reddit]

25th August, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages; welcome to another fine edition of the Best of Reddit. This week we have a load of informative, entertaining and downright crazy stuff from the wide world of Reddit. On the agenda for today, we have a very special all IAmA edition. If you love hearing about the subtle intricacies of others’ lives, this is the Best of Reddit for you! It is time to kick back, relax and get ready to be entertained by the best of the crazy stuff Reddit has to offer.

Extension Automation: Enable & Disable Extensions For Specific Websites [Chrome]

25th August, 2012

Are you looking for a way to disable and enable your Chrome extensions for certain websites easily? Maybe you have an extension that only works with Facebook, and running it on another site simply wastes memory. If you do, Extension Automation is the perfect tool for the job. It allows you to define certain websites […]


Facebook Finally Updates iOS App With A Much Needed Speed Boost [Updates]

24th August, 2012

In a move that screams “it’s about time,” Facebook finally issued an update for their iOS applications that make them load at a respectable speed. This is an update that iOS users have waited for. The new update offers a slight change to the look, but the important part is the speed increase.


Hulu Gets A Huge Update With A New Look, Staff Picks And More [Updates]

23rd August, 2012

The popular video steaming service known as Hulu has just received a huge update that offers users a brand new look and adds some features designed to help streamline and optimize the process of finding entertaining things to watch on the service. The new update is not rolled out to all users yet, but fear not, because you can get access to it now via new.hulu.com.


Use Pixel’d To Create Beautiful Pixel Art [iOS]

23rd August, 2012

Sometimes it is fun to sit back and create something new. If you have artistic ability, your options for creating are vast. For those of us who do not have any ability, our options are extremely limited. I have stumbled across this fantastic iPhone app called Pixel’d which allows users to create some beautiful pictures even if their artistic abilities are lacking. We can’t all be the next Michelangelo, but with the help of technology, we can certainly try.


RealtimeBoard: Easy To Use Browser-Based White Board

22nd August, 2012

Do you need a place to collaborate freely? RealtimeBoard is an awesome browser-based white board that helps you and others collaborate in a very open environment. Instead of the limiting framework in Google Docs, you can use this to do almost anything. There are tons of tools in this web app. You can use it […]


dp.huubang.me: Send Bits Of Text To Your Mobile From PC & Back

22nd August, 2012

Do you need a way to temporarily send a piece of text from your computer to your mobile device? If you are looking for a way to do this as quickly as possible, DP is perfect for you. You can type in long strings of text and send it to your mobile device where you […]


Blockr: Block Internet Access Until You Meet Your Writing Or Coding Goals [Chrome]

21st August, 2012

As a person who sits on the Internet and writes all day, I can tell you how hard it is to stay on task. There is a giant world out there waiting to smash productivity to bits. Websites like Reddit, Facebook and so many cool places make me forget I have deadlines to meet and […]