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5 Dangerous Gaming Injuries And How To Avoid Them

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5 Dangerous Gaming Injuries And How To Avoid Them

Imagine that you can no longer grasp a can of soda without your wrist feeling like it wants to explode. That, my friend, is what that innocent-looking game console can do to you. I’m not speaking about this as a medical expert, or as a concerned parent hoping to sway kids from playing video games, but as a witness to the pain and suffering that extreme gaming can cause to the human body.

18-09-2013
5 Dangerous Gaming Injuries And How To Avoid Them
4 Ways Parents Can Educate Themselves On Video Games

Gaming

4 Ways Parents Can Educate Themselves On Video Games

The only way parents can guard against their offspring playing video games they don’t agree with is by educating themselves about them. After all, it’s impossible to police something without first understanding it. Thankfully there are several simple ways parents can educate themselves on video games.

14-09-2013
4 Ways Parents Can Educate Themselves On Video Games
6 PlayStation Network Games You Need To Play Before Next-Gen Consoles Launch

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6 PlayStation Network Games You Need To Play Before Next-Gen Consoles Launch

PSN has some true gems, and with the PlayStaion 4’s November 15 release date rapidly approaching, many gamers will putting their PS3s away in favor of the shiny new model. Before that happens, there are some games that absolutely need to be experienced from the service.

13-09-2013
6 PlayStation Network Games You Need To Play Before Next-Gen Consoles Launch
3 Hilarious Giant Bomb Quick Looks For Games You Will Never Play

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3 Hilarious Giant Bomb Quick Looks For Games You Will Never Play

When I think of Giant Bomb’s videos, the first that comes to mind is the Quick Looks. In these, the crew sits and plays a section of the game for our enjoyment. Generally, when I watch these, I prefer to watch videos for games I will never play. I don’t want spoilers for games I will play, and these games I won’t play tend to be pretty dumb, which in turn leads to more hilarious videos.

12-09-2013
3 Hilarious Giant Bomb Quick Looks For Games You Will Never Play
Get Sporty On Your Android With These 7 Free & Fun Games

Android Gaming

Get Sporty On Your Android With These 7 Free & Fun Games

Sports are fun. Video games are fun. Combine the two on your Android device and it’s a guaranteed good time! Personally, I have always enjoyed arcade games (those that emphasize larger-than-life fun) over simulation (those that emphasize being as true to reality as possible). And especially on smartphones, I find that arcade games work better because it’s not as immersive a gaming environment as a big-screen console game. Android has a huge collection of fantastic games, including these sports games that are free, fun and addictive.

11-09-2013
Get Sporty On Your Android With These 7 Free & Fun Games
3 Excellent Android Board Games You Should Try Today

Android Gaming

3 Excellent Android Board Games You Should Try Today

Thanks to the smartphone, you can now carry your favorite board games around with you no matter where you go. Board games have been a solid source of fun for decades – they’re even experiencing a resurgence lately – and for good reason. They offer a style of gameplay that you won’t find in most video games today. And for those of you who use Android, there are apps that recreate and improve on the classic board games of yesteryear.

11-09-2013
3 Excellent Android Board Games You Should Try Today
Follow These 8 Twitter Feeds For All The Gaming News

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Follow These 8 Twitter Feeds For All The Gaming News

Gamers need news. If you’re a gamer, you probably want to know the latest goings-on in the industry. You want rumors, release dates, and trailers. Opinion pieces and round-ups of the best games in a certain genre. And while we at MakeUseOf do our best to provide much of that content, there are some gaming-related Twitter feeds that deserve your attention.

11-09-2013
Follow These 8 Twitter Feeds For All The Gaming News
3 Games You Probably Never Knew Were Created By Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima

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3 Games You Probably Never Knew Were Created By Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima

Of course, while he is known for Metal Gear, Kojima has worked on plenty of other games throughout his illustrious career. Although the quantity of games is no where near some of the other greats, the quality is there. As you might expect, these games come with his own special style, and that’s a good thing. If you are a fan of his more popular games, you should definitely check out each of these. They are really well made, and they cover a range of games, far beyond the stealth action he is known for in Metal Gear.

09-09-2013
3 Games You Probably Never Knew Were Created By Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima
5 Essential Nintendo DS Game Franchises Everybody Should Play

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5 Essential Nintendo DS Game Franchises Everybody Should Play

In a world where all smartphones and tablets are capable of playing brilliant video games such as Angry Birds and Candy Crush Saga, it’s easy to forget about the dedicated handheld games consoles on the market. And with the 3DS and PS Vita being the latest and greatest handheld games consoles, it’s even easier to forget about the humble Nintendo DS. However, ignoring the DS would be a huge mistake.

07-09-2013
5 Essential Nintendo DS Game Franchises Everybody Should Play
Salty Bet Lets You Gamble On Awesome Video Game Character Fights

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Salty Bet Lets You Gamble On Awesome Video Game Character Fights

Have you ever wanted to see how your favorite video game characters would do against each other in one-on-one battles? The Super Smash Bros. series has proven that it’s something that a huge audience seems to be interested in, and Salty Bet takes it one step further. Games like King of Fighters, Marvel vs. Capcom, and Mortal Kombat have dominated the fighting game scene for years. It’s always fun to see those Scorpion vs. Sub-Zero and Kyo vs. Terry matches. These are some of the most competitive games that have ever come to consoles, and there is an immense skill cap. Salty Bet kicks the world of 2D fighters into overdrive and turns it into a spectator sport.

06-09-2013
Salty Bet Lets You Gamble On Awesome Video Game Character Fights
4 Hidden Gems From The Game Boy, Nintendo’s Original Portable Console

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4 Hidden Gems From The Game Boy, Nintendo’s Original Portable Console

Nintendo released tons of games on the Game Boy, the most popular of which are certainly the Pokemon games. However, the portable console has a massive library, and far too many games were overlooked by players. Today, we are going to take a look at some of those hidden gems. Whether you are a collector, or just a fan of good video games, you need to have at least experienced these games once in your life.

05-09-2013
4 Hidden Gems From The Game Boy, Nintendo’s Original Portable Console
4 Of The Best Video Game Opening Scenes Of All Time

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4 Of The Best Video Game Opening Scenes Of All Time

When you launch a boot up game for the first time, it needs to grab you. Just like a book, movie, or any other form of entertainment, a good opening scene is critical to keeping the consumer interested. After all, if a game starts off poorly, players will probably bail to play something else. Today, we are going to look at examples of video games that nailed their opening scenes. Just playing the first few minutes of these games are guaranteed to suck you in. There is no way you can play through these fantastic introductions without wanting to see the rest.

04-09-2013
4 Of The Best Video Game Opening Scenes Of All Time
Play Paper and Pencil D&D Online With Distant Friends With Free Apps

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Play Paper and Pencil D&D Online With Distant Friends With Free Apps

Want to slay dragons old-school D&D style using cutting-edge technology? You and your distant friends can do that using video and audio chat, with the applications we are covering today. After Wizards of the Coast canceled its long-awaited Dungeons and Dragons Virtual Table product line, gamers took matters into their own hands and created amazing products for coordinating active table-top gaming sessions. Forget about D&D the MMORPG!

03-09-2013
Play Paper and Pencil D&D Online With Distant Friends With Free Apps
Is All Of The Hate For The Nintendo 2DS For Good Reason?

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Is All Of The Hate For The Nintendo 2DS For Good Reason?

If you haven’t heard yet, Nintendo is launching a brand new handheld in October that takes the concept of the Nintendo 3DS and crunches it down into a 2D sidekick. Nintendo fans are two things, if nothing else: loyal and critical. Nintendo supporters absolutely love the brand, and that love can sometimes look a lot like hate when Nintendo pushes out a product that fans feel aren’t up to their standards. Is the Nintendo 2DS going to be the next flop? It can’t be that bad, but the internet is buzzing with negativity.

03-09-2013
Is All Of The Hate For The Nintendo 2DS For Good Reason?
SpellTower Is Boggle On Steroids For Your Phone

Android Gaming

SpellTower Is Boggle On Steroids For Your Phone

If you’ve been on the lookout for a new word game to play on your iOS or Android device, SpellTower may be just what you’re looking for. This is Boggle on steroids, and is well worth the $1.99 price tag it comes with. Some word games can get tiring pretty quickly, but SpellTower is one of those games that will keep you hooked. The app is also available as a desktop Mac app, but in this review we’re looking solely at the mobile version, specifically on the iPhone.

02-09-2013
SpellTower Is Boggle On Steroids For Your Phone
6 Video Games With Fantastic Local Multiplayer For Dorm Room Gaming

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6 Video Games With Fantastic Local Multiplayer For Dorm Room Gaming

There are still some titles that faithfully provide an excellent couch experience for multiple players. They either allows for up to four people to play at once, or provide an entertaining enough experience to keep those left to watch entertained while they wait for their turn. Games that can successfully pull of couch co-op are the cornerstone of dorm room gaming and a great way to keep broke college students entertained.

02-09-2013
6 Video Games With Fantastic Local Multiplayer For Dorm Room Gaming
Roguelikes: A Unique & Challenging Spin On The RPG Genre

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Roguelikes: A Unique & Challenging Spin On The RPG Genre

In 1980 a game called Rogue was released that spawned a whole sub-genre of role-playing games, aptly named roguelikes. The dungeon crawling game procedurally generated in-game content, providing infinite replay value by guaranteeing a different game every time. A chess-like turn-based system accompanied the ASCII graphics, and when you died, you really died. Permanently. And so the roguelike genre was born, bearing characteristics like permanent death, turn-based gameplay and games that rely more on your imagination than pretty graphics. These days there are an immeasurable number of roguelikes, a lot of them free to play, and many blending other genres into their gameplay. I’ve assembled a short list of roguelikes to get you up to speed with what might become your new favourite genre.

02-09-2013
Roguelikes: A Unique & Challenging Spin On The RPG Genre