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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Video Games That Converted Me From Casual Gamer To Hardcore Addict [MUO Gaming]

25th December, 2012

Throughout the life of a gamer, there are certain games that make us cross over from the realm of casual gaming to being a hardcore gamer. If you look back at your gaming life, you can probably remember what the first games were that you kept coming back to. Those were the games that you did not just pop in to play casually. Instead, these games kept you coming back for hours.


Google Chrome – A Fantastic Replacement For Mobile Safari [iOS]

22nd December, 2012

Do you use Chrome on your computer to browse the web? A lot of people do, as it is one of the most popular web browsers out there. It runs fast, and it offers a user-interface that many people feel comfortable with. The Chrome Webstore is filled with some fantastic extensions that help make the browser even better. I myself am an avid Chrome user on my PC and Mac, but I take my love of Google Chrome to another level.


Don’t Miss Your Diet And Exercise Goals Again With My Personal Trainer [iOS, Free For A Limited Time]

21st December, 2012

Well don’t worry, there is an app that makes it easier for you to stay motivated and reminded. The app, called My Personal Trainer, will remind you to stick with your food and exercise goals so you never miss a workout again. Consistency is key when starting an exercise program, and this app helps you make sure to stick with your plan so you can start seeing more results faster.


Vapp: Activate Your iPhone Camera With Voice Command [iOS]

20th December, 2012

One of the best things about the iPhone is the camera. It’s fast, it has a moderately high-resolution, and it’s incredibly easy to use. To enhance the iPhone’s camera, there are lots of applications on the App Store that add all kinds of cool features. You will see apps with timers, filters and all kinds […]


Secure Password Generator: Create Random Passwords That Are Hard To Crack

20th December, 2012

There are far too many bad people on the Internet, and you always run the risk of having your private information stolen. Having passwords that lock down your information and keep it secure is incredibly important. After all, hidden behind those passwords is information such as your bank accounts, credit cards, and in some cases, […]


Infinity Blade II Is The Best Looking Mobile Game Ever Made [iOS]

20th December, 2012

Infinity Blade II rivals Real Racing 2 in terms of pure graphical fidelity, and arguably, it surpasses Real Racing. Not only that, the game is a ton of fun to play. It truly is the total package in terms of mobile gaming, and it is a game that every single iPhone owner should have installed on their device. It’s been given game of the year awards on all kinds of video game websites, and it most certainly deserves it.


Mailvelope: Send Encrypted Emails Using OpenPGP Encryption

20th December, 2012

Sometimes, you need to send something in email that you would prefer to be kept from prying eyes. It could be something personal, or related to business, but either way, it’s something you only want the receiver of the email to be able to see. Thankfully, we live in an age of the web where […]


IcoMoon: Browse & Download Vector Icons

19th December, 2012

Are you looking for a cool way to make some new fonts? Perhaps simply letters and numbers are not sufficient, and you want to make a font out of symbols instead? Well if so, fear not, IcoMoon has you covered. It has a lot of vector icons available to download, and from these, you can […]

6 Gifts For Gamers On Your Holiday Shopping List [MUO Gaming]

18th December, 2012

The holiday season is upon us. The hardcore gamer in your life is going to want some cool video game paraphernalia to go along with their hobby. There are plenty of cool things for gamers out there that you can grab at the last minute and make their holiday one to remember. Sure, Christmas is only about a week away, but fear not, with a little extra cash for shipping, or a trip to the mall, you can still get some cool gamer gifts and make your favorite gamers happy.


Winter Is Coming, Avoid The Cold Weather Blues By Playing Some Ski Safari [iPhone]

15th December, 2012

For iPhone owners who want a fun game that fits in with the winter theme, Ski Safari is a perfect choice. It offers fun gameplay, good visuals, and is just downright fun. Not only that, it’s a relaxing game that’s themed around the world’s most popular winter sport; skiing. Admittedly, the skiing is not realistic in this game, but it’s also not supposed to be. If you want a game that lets you take part in one of the best parts of winter, without the cold, Ski Safari is the game for you!


Fotoable Allows You To Organize Your Camera Roll [iOS, Free For A Limited Time]

14th December, 2012

By default, the Camera Roll on iOS is not exactly the most functional part of the mobile operating system. It lets you view your photos, but it does not do it in the most functional and organized way. It just shows you a giant list of photos which is easy enough to scroll through, but it most certainly could be better.


SoundCloud Rolls Out Massive HTML5 Update To Its Service [Updates]

14th December, 2012

SoundCloud is the premier website for people to share the music they have created. For a while, SoundCloud has had a new version brewing, and it has been hanging out in a private beta waiting to unleash itself upon the world. What was once a private beta is now available to masses, and it certainly brings some awesome changes to the music sharing website.

FuelLog: Track Your Cars Gas Mileage [Android]

14th December, 2012

One of the most expensive parts of owning a car is keeping it filled with fuel. Fuel prices are constantly on the rise, and a great way to combat the rising cost of fuel is to make sure to keep track and manage your fuel properly. Knowing exactly how much fuel your vehicle uses helps […]

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Real Racing 2 – The Most Authentic Racing Experience On A Mobile Device [iPhone]

13th December, 2012

Sometimes, a video game is able to blow you away with visuals. Generally speaking, I am not a gamer who gets too caught up in visuals. I am far more concerned with how the game plays than how it looks. However, every so often, a game offers visuals that are so impressive that it actually outshines the gameplay. Of course, a game needs to have fun mechanics in order to keep you coming back for more, but great visuals can most certainly draw you in.


Gmail Notifier: The Fastest Way To Check Your Gmail

12th December, 2012

For people who have multiple email accounts, managing them can be quite difficult. Sometimes the emails just get backed up, and often, the best way to keep on top of them is to check them immediately as they come in. The easiest way we have seen that accomplishes this task is by using Gmail Notifier. It makes […]