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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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Hide Find Bar: Hide The Finder Bar After A Period Of Inactivity [Firefox]

21st August, 2012

Hide Find Bar is the perfect Firefox add-on for anyone who uses the browser’s built-in find on page function. All you need to do to open the find bar is press “CTRL-F” or “F3.” However, once you have it open, it does not go away until you manually close it, and it shows on all […]

4 ‘Non-Gaming’ Companies That Are Shaping The Future Of The Video Game Industry [MUO Gaming]

21st August, 2012

When you think about the video game industry, you often think about Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Activision and EA as the big names. After all, they are the developers of the consoles and many of the best selling games. Obviously, their influence over the video game industry is vast. Currently, we are waiting with baited breath for the announcement of the next console generation. This puts the attention firmly on Microsoft and Sony.

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Draw Me Something, Musical First Timer, Subreddit Of The Week And More [Best of Reddit]

18th August, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages; welcome to another fun-filled edition of the Best of Reddit. This is the weekly column where we look at some of the coolest shenanigans taking place on Reddit and share them with all of you. This week we have a draw me anything, a man hearing music for the first time, some interesting things I learned, the Subreddit of the week, and more juicy bits of Reddit goodness.

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NoSleep: Stop Your MacBook From Sleeping When You Close It

16th August, 2012

Have you ever wanted to close the screen of your MacBook and have it stay awake? Maybe you are downloading a large file and you want to keep it downloading while the screen is closed. Maybe you are hooked up to an external display and you want to make sure it stays awake while closed. […]

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Evernotify.me: Receive Evernote Notifications In Your Inbox

16th August, 2012

Evernote is a great place to keep track of your thoughts, cool things you find on the web, and ideas as they come to you. It can also make a great place to keep track of the tasks you need to accomplish, but it is lacking any sort of notification feature to actually remind you […]

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What Ports To Look For When Shopping For Gadgets

16th August, 2012

When shopping for a tablet or laptop, there are so many ports and connectors, it can be confusing for the uninitiated consumer. Knowing the right ports to purchase for your individual needs can make a huge difference in how much enjoyment you get from your new (probably expensive) toy. You might think everything is perfect […]

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YouTube Rolls Out A Shiny New App For PlayStation 3 [Updates]

15th August, 2012

YouTube is finally bringing an official application to the PlayStation 3. The new application is available to download now, from the PlayStation Store. As you would expect, it is free, and offers much of the important functionality users expect from YouTube. The PlayStation 3 has a browser, so it has always been possible to watch videos on YouTube, but this app is poised to take that viewing experience to the next level.

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Twitter Audit: Find Out If Your Followers Are Real

14th August, 2012

Are you curious if the people following you on Twitter are a bunch of bots? What good is it to have lots of followers if most of them will never actually see anything you post? A new tool called Twitter Audit is designed to scan your followers and find out what percentage of them are […]

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Grooveshark Downloader: Download And Play Your Favorite Songs

14th August, 2012

Grooveshark is one of the best ways to stream your favorite music for free. However, it does not offer any way for you to download the music and take it on the road. That is where a third-party program like Grooveshark Downloader comes into play. It allows you to download any song from any artist and […]

Dave’s 4 Steps To Becoming A Better Gamer [MUO Gaming]

14th August, 2012

I have made no secret in my time at MakeUseOf that I am a huge video game fan. In fact, it is one of my favorite things to do in both the virtual and the real world. However, things are not always great in the video game world. There are plenty of problems, and most of them come in the form of what I like to call “bad gamers”. Most of this has nothing to do with their skill at actually playing games.