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

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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…

Gaming

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

Gaming

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

Gaming

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

Gaming

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
I Promise Steam Early Access Isn’t Ruining Gaming [Opinion]

Gaming

I Promise Steam Early Access Isn’t Ruining Gaming [Opinion]

Steam’s Early Access program allows developers to sell Alpha versions of games currently in development. The system gives players the opportunity to speak with their wallets if they want to support a work in progress and grants them a venue to send feedback to the developer on games before they’re feature complete. I’d like to lay out a defense to the nay saying going on out there. Maybe, just maybe, I can turn your opinion around on the whole operation.

10-01-2014
I Promise Steam Early Access Isn’t Ruining Gaming [Opinion]
Gamer Specific Chairs: Are They Worth Buying?

Gaming

Gamer Specific Chairs: Are They Worth Buying?

Even the most exciting virtual experience ultimately takes place in a chair or on a couch. This presents problems of its own because humans aren’t built to sit for hours at a time. One possible solution is a gaming chair. Besides offering an allegedly improved seating position, these chairs often bundle cupholders, speakers and other features designed to enhance your enjoyment. But do they really work, are they just a waste of money?

02-01-2014
Gamer Specific Chairs: Are They Worth Buying?