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Video Game Hub Episode 3 – Free Games, Buying Old Franchises, And Nintendo’s Rebound

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Video Game Hub Episode 3 – Free Games, Buying Old Franchises, And Nintendo’s Rebound

This week, we have Microsoft offering some money in exchange for your old console, provided you use it on an Xbox One, Nintendo has a plan to turn things around, Sony is offering more fantastic free games to PlayStation Plus members, Gears of War has a new home at Microsoft, and backwards compatibility with PS1 and PS2 games might be coming to a PlayStation 4 near you.

31-01-2014
Video Game Hub Episode 3 – Free Games, Buying Old Franchises, And Nintendo’s Rebound
3 Free PC Games That Took Off In 2013 That You Should Play

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3 Free PC Games That Took Off In 2013 That You Should Play

There were many games that reached the surface last year, but these are three that really shined over the rest. These games are free, very popular, and extremely addicting. 2013 was a breakout year for these games, and I really think they’ll hold strong as we continue through 2014. Let’s look at them.

31-01-2014
3 Free PC Games That Took Off In 2013 That You Should Play
Tired of Words With Friends? We Found 2 Android Multiplayer Word Games That Are Better

Android Gaming

Tired of Words With Friends? We Found 2 Android Multiplayer Word Games That Are Better

Oxyphenbutazone. That’s about as high as you can go in Words With Friends – a word worth 1674 points. That’s either an awesome feat of linguistic prowess, or just plain cheating – you be the judge.

30-01-2014
Tired of Words With Friends? We Found 2 Android Multiplayer Word Games That Are Better
5 Tips Before You Play Your First Hearthstone Game In Open Beta

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5 Tips Before You Play Your First Hearthstone Game In Open Beta

After months of frantically scavenging forums and giveaways for a closed beta key, Hearthstone is now officially in open beta! Blizzard is set not to disappoint with this new title, and thousands upon thousands of people are already downloading the game and watching others play it on Twitch.

29-01-2014
5 Tips Before You Play Your First Hearthstone Game In Open Beta
4 Nintendo 3DS Games That Make Incredible Use Of The 3D Tech

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4 Nintendo 3DS Games That Make Incredible Use Of The 3D Tech

The 3D in the 3DS isn’t just there for show. It’s actually a key part of the console that just isn’t used by enough games. However, there are some games that take the 3D technology from the console and use it in a good way. Whether it’s using it to actually alter the gameplay or just make a world more beautiful, the games that follow make the 3DS hardware all the more worthwhile, and they remind us that 3D can be more than just a sales gimmick.

29-01-2014
4 Nintendo 3DS Games That Make Incredible Use Of The 3D Tech
Video Game Hub Episode 2 – Nintendo Woes, Shady Dealings, Titans are Falling

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Video Game Hub Episode 2 – Nintendo Woes, Shady Dealings, Titans are Falling

Welcome to MakeUseOf’s Video Game Hub episode 2, the weekly news show where we count top the top five news stories from the busy world of video games. A new episode airs each and every Friday. We keep up with the latest video games news, so you don’t have to.

24-01-2014
Video Game Hub Episode 2 – Nintendo Woes, Shady Dealings, Titans are Falling
Evolve Client: Voice Chat, VPN, and Livestreaming All In One

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Evolve Client: Voice Chat, VPN, and Livestreaming All In One

Calling all PC gamers! Are you sick and tired of having to juggle a handful of different programs that accompany your gaming sessions? You know what I’m talking about: voice chat programs like Mumble, screencasters like Fraps, live streaming tools like OBS, and gaming VPNs like Tunngle. What if there was one program that handled ALL of the above?

24-01-2014
Evolve Client: Voice Chat, VPN, and Livestreaming All In One
8 of the Weirdest Simulation Games You Can Play Now

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8 of the Weirdest Simulation Games You Can Play Now

People are weird; like really, really weird. Some of those weirdos go on to be game developers, and that beautiful marriage of madness and digital potential creates the most random simulation games you’ll ever find. Here’s just a few of them, all of which you could play right now if you really had the desire to.

23-01-2014
8 of the Weirdest Simulation Games You Can Play Now
Fight Bandits and Monsters in the Old West with Six-Guns On Windows Phone

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Fight Bandits and Monsters in the Old West with Six-Guns On Windows Phone

Howdy, pardner. We need your help. Something is stirring in the hills of Arizona, and we need you to go there and stop it. Six-Guns might look like just another cowboy game, but believe us, it’s something altogether stranger…

21-01-2014
Fight Bandits and Monsters in the Old West with Six-Guns On Windows Phone
5 Great Railway Games for Locomotive Enthusiasts

Gaming

5 Great Railway Games for Locomotive Enthusiasts

Now that we’re grown up, we realize that conducting a train is a job like any other, and that qualifying for it requires a very specific set of skills that most of us don’t have the time to develop. Fortunately, there are games that can help you indulge your love of the rails from the comfort of your computer chair.

21-01-2014
5 Great Railway Games for Locomotive Enthusiasts
Smartglass with the Xbox One – Is it actually useful now?

iPhone and iPad Gaming

Smartglass with the Xbox One – Is it actually useful now?

SmartGlass was Microsoft’s attempt to integrate this phenomenon into the gaming and Xbox experience – interactive meta displays when watching movies or TV; mini-maps for games or extra controls. But mostly it was just crap. Have Microsoft upped their game this time or is it more of the same?

20-01-2014
Smartglass with the Xbox One – Is it actually useful now?