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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Mario, Beloved Video Game Character Or Hardened Criminal [MUO Gaming]

4th September, 2012

Today, I am here to expose the dirty secret that has been parading right in front of us all along. Mario is a hardened criminal. The crimes committed throughout Mario’s life are on par with anything Tommy Vercetti or Niko Belic have committed in Grand Theft Auto. Today I stand before you as the judge, jury, and executioner to bring the crimes of the great Mario to the masses.


Tinder: A Cloud-Based, Social Collaboration Tool For Businesses

3rd September, 2012

Today’s work environment takes place remotely far more often that it used to. With the prevalence of the cloud, it has become much easier for businesses and groups to get together and work without being in the same room or even in the same country. Tinder is a new cloud-based collaboration tool for businesses and […]


Facebook And Fox Sports Join The Same Team To Gives Games A Social Twist [Updates]

2nd September, 2012

Facebook and Fox Sports are coming together to give watching sports a social twist. Starting Saturday with the College Football game between Hawaii and USC, fans will have a direct impact on the game’s broadcast through the popular social network. Facebook and Fox Sports are calling this new program Social Sidelines, and it will be used in sports events in the future. We should see Social Sidelines implemented in Major League Baseball, NBA and NFL games fairly soon.


IAmA With Mars Curiosity Team, Histories Mysteries, Subreddit Of The Week And More [Best of Reddit]

1st September, 2012

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 trip to Mars with the Curiosity team, historical misconceptions, motivating weight loss stories, the Subreddit of the week, and more juicy bits of Reddit goodness. So sit back and get ready for the Best of Reddit.

Inky Fingers: Finger Paint On Your iPad

30th August, 2012

One of my favorite things to do as a child was finger paint. Of course, when I did, I would end up getting paint everywhere but the paper I was supposed to be painting on. With that in mind, Inky Fingers was created for iPad. It is designed for kids and parents to have all […]

TechieBot: Quickly Clean Out & Spead Up Your Computer

30th August, 2012

For the most tech-savvy among us, performing basic computer cleanup is a non-issue. We know that Internet Explorer is not the fastest browser. We know that we need an anti-virus installed on our computer to make everything safe. We understand that have 25 programs run at start-up is not the best way to use your […]


Spotify Updates iOS App With Playlist Sorting, New Login Screen And More [Updates]

30th August, 2012

The tireless people behind Spotify are at it again, this time with another great update for their iOS application. This update brings some new features that help make that $9.99 a month price tag to be a premium member a little more valuable. With this update, iPhone users will notice a shiny new screen when the app boots up. This helps make the app feel a little more welcoming when you are going to enjoy some of your favorite tunes. This new login screen is designed to mimic the style of the one used on iPad.


Soluto Launches ‘Quick Question’ To Allow PC Users To Get Help With One Button [Updates]

30th August, 2012

All of us geeks out there know what it is like to be tech support for our friends and family. They turn to us when they have a computer issue, and expect us to pinpoint and fix the problem in an instant. While we love helping friends and family where possible, sometimes it can be hassle to even figure out the problem. This is why the new Quick Question feature for Soluto came into being. It is designed so that less skilled users can press a single button and send the state of their machine to the person assisting them with Soluto.


Take A Closer Look At Maxthon, One Of The Coolest iPhone Browsers On The Market

30th August, 2012

I am always on the hunt for a better way to browse the Internet on my iPhone. While there is not necessarily anything wrong with Mobile Safari, I still feel I need something better. I have been quite happy using Google Chrome on my iPhone for a couple of months now. Then, Maxthon for iOS released an update with full iPhone support, and is making me reconsider my decision to stick with Chrome.

Grafetee: Bookmark Real World Locations From The Web To Your Phone

29th August, 2012

Are you looking for a way to send the real world places you find on the web straight to your phone so you can go check them out in real life? If so, Grafetee is the perfect application for you. It is available for Android and iOS, so you can use it no matter what […]


Surfmark: Take Screenshots Of Webpages And Add Notes To Them [Firefox]

29th August, 2012

There are plenty of tools on the web for taking screenshots easily. That makes it challenging for a developer to make theirs stand above the crowd. There needs to be a really compelling feature for users to take notice, and Surfmark certainly has such a feature. Not only does it make taking screenshots easy, it […]

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 […]