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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

Gaming

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

Gaming

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?
EA’s Amazing Feat, Dark Souls 2 Pain, Wolves Among Us Again: Video Game Hub Episode 1

Gaming

EA’s Amazing Feat, Dark Souls 2 Pain, Wolves Among Us Again: Video Game Hub Episode 1

Welcome to MakeUseOf’s Video Game Hub, 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.

17-01-2014
EA’s Amazing Feat, Dark Souls 2 Pain, Wolves Among Us Again: Video Game Hub Episode 1
How You Know You Spent Too Long Playing Arcade Games In The 1980s…

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How You Know You Spent Too Long Playing Arcade Games In The 1980s…

The problem with arcade games — as with any kind of video games, old or new — was their addictive qualities that suck you in and refuse to let go until you (and your dwindling pool of money) are exhausted. Which invariably means you spent too long playing these early gaming gems.

14-01-2014
How You Know You Spent Too Long Playing Arcade Games In The 1980s…
MakeUseOf Hits Classic Game Convention MAGFest 12 With Video

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MakeUseOf Hits Classic Game Convention MAGFest 12 With Video

Anyone who in even remotely into classic video games has heard of Magfest, which takes place each year in Maryland, USA. But there’s more to the convention than just the retro stuff. In fact, there is something there for any kind of geek, even those who could not care less about video games. And we’ve caught it on tape.

14-01-2014
MakeUseOf Hits Classic Game Convention MAGFest 12 With Video
5 Video Games From 2013 That Did Things Differently

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5 Video Games From 2013 That Did Things Differently

While big games like Grand Theft Auto V and Battlefield 4 were, as usual, the most popular titles released last year, the surge of indie game popularity has not subsided. 2013 saw the release of literally hundreds of indie games, and many of them made their mark by ignoring convention and picking a less traveled path. Here are five indies that were unlike anything released this year – or, for that matter, ever.

10-01-2014
5 Video Games From 2013 That Did Things Differently
4 Great Flight Simulators From A Forgotten Gaming Genre

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4 Great Flight Simulators From A Forgotten Gaming Genre

Flight simulators can be great fun to play, but you don’t really hear of any others besides the main three options: Microsoft Flight Simulator, X-Plane, and FlightGear (which I wrote about a while back). While these three are certainly great, there’re far from the only ones you should consider when looking at the flight simulation genre. Here are four other flight sims that are sure to get your attention.

10-01-2014
4 Great Flight Simulators From A Forgotten Gaming Genre