Dave LeClair (Twitter) is MakeUseOf's gaming editor, who has a love for console, PC, mobile, handheld, and any electronic device that is capable of playing video games!For game review requests, shoot him an email at the address below.
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Making a racing game with a top-down perspective is a real challenge. It takes a skilled developer to create a game that is able to flip the controls as you change directions. After all, with a top-down racer, there are occasions where left is right and right is left. How do you do this without the player getting confused? There is no simple answer, but when a developer gets it right, you can just feel it.
Shizzlr is attempting to break into the ultra competitive world of social networks. It offers a way to plan events with your real friends. The idea is that Facebook is a place for every person you have ever come across. With Shizzlr, it’s all about the people you are actually close enough to call or […]
PDF files are great. They allow you to make beautiful documents that do a lot more than just a simple Word document. However, manipulating a PDF after its initial creation is not as easy it could be. But with Sejda, you can manipulate PDF documents with no software to download and no registration required. It […]
It seems like forever since Amazon launched their Cloud Player, but now it is finally available on iOS devices. The Cloud Player app on iOS allows users to stream and download any music stored with Amazon to their device. Just like Google and Apple’s Cloud based music service, you can buy songs through Amazon’s Cloud Player and upload an entire music library that was acquired elsewhere.
Binreader is designed for someone who wants a portable Usenet client that runs on anything. You can run it on Mac, Windows and Linux and it does not need any installation. It is incredibly easy to use and it uses almost no system resources. All you need to do is start it up, add your […]
We look at a lot of cool tools here at MakeUseOf. Some of them are pretty dumb, and some of them are downright fantastic. Spool is definitely the latter. It is an incredibly useful tool for anyone who frequently wants to read content while in an area without a mobile signal. With this Chrome extension […]
Many aspects make a video game stand above the rest. When I write a review of a game, there are certain factors that stand out immediately, and based off these, I can have a pretty good idea of the quality level of a game rather quickly. Of course, over the many hours spent with a game, my opinion may change slightly, but there are a few key design elements that give me a general idea of what to expect.
If you are an avid Internet user, (I assume you are if you are hanging out at MakeUseOf) you cannot avoid the meme. You encounter them everywhere. The memes are always lurking, even within the relative safety of your favorite social networks. These iOS apps will help you take your meme addiction with you anywhere you travel.
I remember when I was in school and one of the most difficult things to learn was fractions. Now that I understand them, they make sense (although I still prefer decimals). Whether you think they are annoying or not, you still need to learn them. Thankfully, there is so much technology available to help.
Do you have an Android device that your child loves to play with? Handing them your cell phone can be a great way to keep them busy when you are stuck in a boring situation. They can play games and keep themselves entertained while you do what you need to. Of course, there are certain […]
Are you looking for an easy way to store and edit unlimited files in the cloud? The fact is, there are so many options available for cloud storage. However, of the options available, not too many offer unlimited storage for free. Even less allow you to edit the files right from your virtual drive. Book My Drive offers both […]
In the video game industry, success is highly reliant on innovation. This is especially true when it comes to hardware. For games, there are plenty of successful sequels that do nothing new. However, when making a new console or other piece of hardware, if it is to be successful, it needs to bring something new to the table. There have been some incredible innovations in the world of video games over the years.
Have you ever run into a video or song that you cannot get access to because of the region in which you live? This can be frustrating and annoying. After all, you are not trying to pirate anything. You just want to see a piece of content that is available legally online, and you are […]
Today, we are reviewing thinksound’s ms01 in-ear monitors. Do they offer something that makes them stand above the rest? Or do they blend in with the pack? We’ll also be giving 2 pairs of these $99 in-ear monitors away, so read through our review, make sure you like them, and join the giveaway for a chance to win a free pair!
Do you love to workout, but hate thinking of specific things to do? Some of us just are not creative when it comes to finding a plan of attack. If this describes you, then you should take a look at Sworkit. It takes all the work of planning a circuit training workout away. It randomly […]