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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5 Failed Video Game Consoles That Were Actually Great Ideas [MUO Gaming]

8th January, 2013

Over the history of video games, there have been more consoles than most people think. People think about the dominance of Sega and Nintendo in the prime of video games, and of course the Atari VCS (aka Atari 2600) before that. In the modern era, gamers think about Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo as the big three. Of course, this is true today, but back in the day, all kinds of odd systems hit the market, some of which were from the big companies.

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Instaframe+ Allows You To Make Awesome Collages For Instagram [iOS, Free For A Limited Time]

8th January, 2013

Are you addicted to Instagram? You can admit it; plenty of people are. Think of this as a judgement-free zone where you can enjoy your Instagram fun without the need to feel bad. In fact, I am even going to help add fuel to your Instagram addiction fire by introducing you to a really cool application that will take your Instagram experience and bring it to another level of awesomeness.

MovieShare: Share Movies Between iPhone, iPad & Mac

7th January, 2013

Are you looking for a way to share movies between your various Apple devices? Are you looking for a way to share them with friends connected to your Wi-Fi network? If so, you will want to take a look at a really awesome application called MovieShare. It allows you to share movies between any Apple […]

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PayItSquare: Collect Money From Groups For All Kinds Of Scenarios

6th January, 2013

One of the most difficult things to do is collect money from people. Of course, if you own a business and have a merchant account, you can easily take payment via credit cards, but if you don’t, you are limited to cash. With Pay It Square, you can collect money from people for almost anything, […]

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RansomGram Picture Message: Send Your Friends Fun Ransom Note Pics [iOS]

6th January, 2013

Sending pictures is a fun way to communicate with your friends. Instead of simply sending a text, you can take it to another level and tell a real story with photos. Of course, just sending photos is fun, but with some awesome applications from the App Store, you can send photos that are even more […]

Routehappy: Find Flights Based On The Comfort Of The Experience

5th January, 2013

Generally, when you go to one of the hundreds of websites designed to help you find a flight, the main search parameter is price. Getting a flight for a good price is certainly important, but it’s not the only factor to consider when it comes down to booking a flight. You will also want to […]

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Facebook Stealthily Launches Page Manager App On Google Play [Updates]

5th January, 2013

Facebook is currently bringing its Page Manager app to Google Play for Android device owners who need to respond to their fans while on the go. This is certainly a step in the right direction, but Facebook’s iOS presence is still substantially higher.

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Medscape Gives You All The Medical Information You Need At Your Fingertips [iOS]

5th January, 2013

When it comes to medical issues, the best way to find out what is wrong is to go to a doctor. However, there is most certainly some value in getting a general idea of what could be wrong before you pay a trip to your local physician, using apps or the Internet. Of course, no app or website can replace the knowledge and skills of a doctor, and that is something you most certainly need to keep in mind before using an app like the one I am going to talk about today.

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My Medical Info Allows You To Keep Track Of Your Medical History [iOS, Free For A Limited Time]

4th January, 2013

When you show up to a doctor’s office for the first time, one of the first things they ask you about is your medical history and what prescriptions you are taking. Keeping track of all this information is difficult, after all, how are you supposed to remember a small condition you had a few years ago? With a simple iPhone app, you can prevent this from being a problem ever again. With My Medical Info, you can keep all of your important medical data in one place.

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Amazon Discounts Kindle Fire HD 8.9 By $50 For Students [Updates]

3rd January, 2013

One of the most popular Android tablets is the Kindle Fire, and with good reason. It’s a fantastic device and it comes with a very reasonable price tag when compared to the competition. Students can get an even better deal on the device for the month of January, as Amazon has dropped the price on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 by $50.

3 Downloadable Games From 2012 That Every Gamer Needs To Play [MUO Gaming]

3rd January, 2013

2012 was a big year for downloadable games on consoles and PCs. The indie and smaller developers came on strong this year and brought some truly special games directly to our consoles, without the need to go buying a disc at the local video game retailer. There is something so incredibly satisfying about being able to boot up your console and download a game instantly.

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scroblr: Scrobbles The Music You Listen To On The Web To Last.fm [Chrome]

2nd January, 2013

One of the best things about Google Chrome is the multitude of extensions available in the web store. One of the coolest things about Last.fm is the ability to scrobble the music you listen to from various locations so it can better build radio stations that suit your needs. With the power of the Chrome extension called […]

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Echo Piano – An iPhone Musical Instrument Done Right [iOS, Free For A Limited Time]

2nd January, 2013

When the App Store first launched, one of the first kinds of apps that seemed to make sense was musical instruments. Playing piano and strumming a guitar on a touch screen just seemed like a natural thing to do. Most of those apps in those days were lacking on features and functionality, and we’ve certainly come a long way in terms of quality of apps on the App Store. Echo Piano is a great example of an app to play the piano done right.

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Score The Big Goal In Flick Soccer – A Simple Touch & Swipe Sports Game For iOS

1st January, 2013

A great example of a sports game that pulls a section of the sport and makes it into a fun game that is made for the touch platform is Flick Soccer. It might not be the deepest game I’ve ever played on iOS, but it offers simple, fun gameplay that anyone can pick up and play and have a good time with. It’s relatively challenging and really fun. As a bonus, it is available on the App Store for the low-cost of $0.

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MetroTextual: Simple Text Editor With A Windows 8 Style

1st January, 2013

Often, when we look at word processors, we look for lots of features and options. However, that is not always the best option, especially if you are using the text editor for programming. Sometimes, a minimalist approach is actually better for a text editor. Sure, it can have some cool features in there, but the […]