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Follow These 8 Twitter Feeds For All The Gaming News

Gaming

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

Gaming

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

Gaming

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

Gaming

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

Gaming

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?

Gaming

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
Worms 3: Finally, A Proper Worms Game For iPhone & iPad

iPhone and iPad Gaming

Worms 3: Finally, A Proper Worms Game For iPhone & iPad

Team 17 originally released Worms for the Amiga in 1995, and it didn’t take long before the world took note and the game was ported to the PC, PlayStation and even the GameBoy. Now, nearly two decades later, Team 17 are still releasing invertebrate-themed turn-based war games with the latest being iOS-exclusive Worms 3. Whether you fondly remember the early Team 17 releases or are simply looking for a first class iOS multiplayer experience, Worms 3 is sure to delight.

30-08-2013
Worms 3: Finally, A Proper Worms Game For iPhone & iPad
4 Hidden Gems From Sega’s Forgotten 32X Console

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4 Hidden Gems From Sega’s Forgotten 32X Console

In spite of its poor performance, there were actually some good games released for the 32X, it’s just that no one actually played them. In total, there were only 40 games, which is insanely small when you compare it to other consoles released in that era. Today, we are going to take a look at some of the gems released for the console. So, if you have a 32X sitting around, it’s time to bust it out and have some fun!

30-08-2013
4 Hidden Gems From Sega’s Forgotten 32X Console
Wii Fit Trainer? Seriously? 4 Other Characters We Didn’t Ask For In Smash Bros

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Wii Fit Trainer? Seriously? 4 Other Characters We Didn’t Ask For In Smash Bros

We didn’t ask for this, Nintendo – and seriously, we asked for everyone else. Google Smash Bros wishlist sometime – we’ve thought of everything, but I’m pretty sure absolutely none of us asked for the Wii Fit Trainer. Maybe you’re confused, though. For reference, here are some other characters we didn’t ask for in Smash Bros. Please don’t add them.

30-08-2013
Wii Fit Trainer? Seriously? 4 Other Characters We Didn’t Ask For In Smash Bros
5 Kickstarter-Funded Games You Will Want To Play In 2014

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5 Kickstarter-Funded Games You Will Want To Play In 2014

Kickstarter has enabled a good number of games to be developed that otherwise wouldn’t have ever made it off the drawing board. And what follows are just five games from that list; all which look phenomenal, and all of which are due to be released in 2014. Let’s check them out!

29-08-2013
5 Kickstarter-Funded Games You Will Want To Play In 2014
Can You Really Get A Good Performing Gaming PC For Under $1000?

Gaming

Can You Really Get A Good Performing Gaming PC For Under $1000?

For many the $1000 mark is an important cut-off. Computers under this are generally considered affordable, even “mainstream,” while those exceeding it are looked at as luxurious items. The average selling price for a PC has meandered between $500 and $600 for the last five years, so even $1000 is a stretch for most buyers. But can you really buy decent gaming PC for less than a grand?

29-08-2013
Can You Really Get A Good Performing Gaming PC For Under $1000?
6 Educational Console Games For A Fun And Successful School Year

Gaming

6 Educational Console Games For A Fun And Successful School Year

Contrary to popular belief, video games aren’t a useless form of entertainment responsible for sucking precious time away from children and adults alike. Even generic first-person shooters such as the Call Of Duty titles could, in theory, help develop hand-eye coordination, strategic thinking, and teamwork. And there are plenty of other titles that offer similar unseen opportunities for mental growth. What follows are six educational console games that parents can buy for their offspring and be safe in the knowledge that there is an educational element embedded somewhere in the gameplay.

28-08-2013
6 Educational Console Games For A Fun And Successful School Year
This Is What You Need for Real Gaming on Your Mac

Mac Gaming

This Is What You Need for Real Gaming on Your Mac

Apple computers, like all of the company’s products, are supposed to be more intuitive and user-friendly than the alternative. Generally that is true, but there are some areas where Macs clearly fall behind the competition. Gaming is one such area. Gamers who want to use a Mac shouldn’t give up hope, however. The experience is not as simple as it is with Windows, but with the right software and hardware, it’s still possible to have an experience similar to what PC gamers enjoy. Here’s what you need to know to get the most out of Mac gaming.

27-08-2013
This Is What You Need for Real Gaming on Your Mac
4 More Awesome SNES Games You’ve Probably Never Played

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4 More Awesome SNES Games You’ve Probably Never Played

I think we can all agree that the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) is one of the best video game consoles ever made. The range of games on the console is truly staggering, with every genre from shooter to RPG represented. It’s time to look at some obscure games you can add to your collection.

23-08-2013
4 More Awesome SNES Games You’ve Probably Never Played
5 Special Edition Video Games That Every Collector Wants To Have

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5 Special Edition Video Games That Every Collector Wants To Have

As gaming has grown, there have since been some pretty impressive bundles and special/collector’s editions. Another of our authors, Dave, put out a great article outlining some of the most quality collector’s editions of video games. It’s a great list of popular games, all worth playing, but there are many more out there that could impress you. In this article, let’s look at five more of them.

22-08-2013
5 Special Edition Video Games That Every Collector Wants To Have