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5 Awesome iOS Games Shown Off At E3 2013

iPhone and iPad Gaming

5 Awesome iOS Games Shown Off At E3 2013

Most of E3 this year was dedicated to the consoles. After all, it’s not everyday that Microsoft and Sony go all out and show off next generation hardware for the first time. While everyone was drooling over the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the rest of the video game industry did not stop moving forward. Sadly, people are not talking about the other games shown at the conference as much as they should. Plenty of quality iOS titles were on display at this year’s E3, as long as you knew where to look.

09-07-2013
5 Awesome iOS Games Shown Off At E3 2013
4 Games You Might Not Expect To Find On Twitch.tv

Gaming

4 Games You Might Not Expect To Find On Twitch.tv

There are certain games that you’d imagine are watched the most on Twitch: League of Legends, StarCraft II, Dota 2, World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, etc. Though they may be the most popular, there is a lot more to watch. Let’s look at gaming as a spectator sport, and I’ll share with you four of my favorite not-so-popular games to be watched on Twitch.

09-07-2013
4 Games You Might Not Expect To Find On Twitch.tv
5 Awesome Must-Play Arcade Shooters For iOS

iPhone and iPad Gaming

5 Awesome Must-Play Arcade Shooters For iOS

The arcade shooter is a style of game that I love, but which went out of fashion in the last decade as improved hardware led most developers to embrace the immersion of a first-person or third-person perspective. Fortunately, the constraints of mobile hardware have caused resurgence in the genre, and there’s a hoard of titles to choose from. Perhaps too many, as with tower defense, picking out the really great games from the schlock isn’t easy. That’s why I’ve rounded up the five absolute must-play arcade shooters for iOS.

05-07-2013
5 Awesome Must-Play Arcade Shooters For iOS
4 Websites You Can Use To Learn Video Game Facts

Gaming

4 Websites You Can Use To Learn Video Game Facts

The trick to expanding your video game knowledge is knowing where to look. We have plenty of gaming articles on MakeUseOf, so you are certainly starting off at the right place. However, I am going to take you through a world of other resources you can go to learn about video games. Whether you want a detailed history about a game, a franchise, or a person in the video game world, or you just want quick and interesting facts, these websites are exactly what you need.

04-07-2013
4 Websites You Can Use To Learn Video Game Facts
4 Indie Games From E3 That Need To Be On Your Radar

Gaming

4 Indie Games From E3 That Need To Be On Your Radar

While the focus of this year’s E3 was the Xbox One and PS4, there was plenty of new indie games shown off at the show. In spite of how much people do care about independent games, this year they were kind of outside of the attention of most gamers. However, not paying attention to these games would be a mistake, as some of them were downright fantastic. If you love sitting down and enjoying a smaller gameplay experience, then you will love these new games that were shown off at E3 2103.

02-07-2013
4 Indie Games From E3 That Need To Be On Your Radar
How To Play N64 And GBA Games On Your Android Device

Gaming Android

How To Play N64 And GBA Games On Your Android Device

For many of us, Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Advance games were our childhood. Unfortunately for the fans of Mario, Zelda, and Pokémon, Nintendo has been reluctant to create Android games, unlike Sega, which has released several Sonic games. It’s here that the openness of Android excels, allowing users to download emulators and ROMs to play some of their favorite old games.

02-07-2013
How To Play N64 And GBA Games On Your Android Device
What Is Dota 2 & Why Should You Care?

Gaming

What Is Dota 2 & Why Should You Care?

In the world of games, Valve Corporation has recently grown into one of the largest and most consistent game publishers (with the skyrocketing success of their Steam distribution network) and game developers (with the international success of series like Half-Life, Portal, Team Fortress, etc.) in the world. In terms of game development, Valve’s Gabe Newell has always approached his titles by pursuing quality over quantity, and it really shows, especially in their latest work-in-progress, Dota 2.

01-07-2013
What Is Dota 2 & Why Should You Care?
Relax and Play (Legal) Poker with the Cross-Platform PokerTH

Windows Gaming

Relax and Play (Legal) Poker with the Cross-Platform PokerTH

If you happen to enjoy playing cards on your computer and are tired of Solitaire and other card games, there are plenty of other options available. Playing Poker on your computer tends to be risky business because most time-worthy poker games are online and actually involve gambling, making its legality uncertain from country to country. If you’re worried or even affected by this, don’t think that you’ll have to forget about playing poker on your computer. Instead, you can try out PokerTH, a fun and complete poker game that’s cross-platform and free.

01-07-2013
Relax and Play (Legal) Poker with the Cross-Platform PokerTH
10 Indie Games So Good, You’ll Forget They’re Indie At All

Gaming

10 Indie Games So Good, You’ll Forget They’re Indie At All

There may be times, however, where you want something different from the indie norm. A game that follows indie values, yet is made with the quality that top-shelf AAA games are known for. Titles like this are rare because games with stunning graphics, good sound design and solid content are expensive to make, but a small group of indie developers have managed to create top-notch titles on a shoestring budget.

28-06-2013
10 Indie Games So Good, You’ll Forget They’re Indie At All
Wikipad Android Gaming Tablet Review And Giveaway

Product Reviews Gaming

Wikipad Android Gaming Tablet Review And Giveaway

Android tablets are everywhere. There are tons of options out there for buyers, so for a new tablet to make its way to the market and make a splash, it needs to do something original and exciting. Enter the Wikipad, a new 7-inch Android tablet with something of a twist. While the tablet portion of the device might seem pretty standard, it features a dedicated gaming controller attached directly to it. Best of all, we are giving one of you lucky readers this brand new gaming tablet!

27-06-2013
Wikipad Android Gaming Tablet Review And Giveaway
Even More Free Games & Downloads For Your Xbox 360

Gaming

Even More Free Games & Downloads For Your Xbox 360

There’s a surprising amount of free Xbox 360 content for Xbox Live Gold subscribers to download. In addition to avatar items, themes and the odd bonus item Microsoft has been known to release whole free games and DLC, particularly for Kinect and Xbox Live Arcade users. Whichever console you buy at the end of the year, be sure to see the 360 off in style with as much free content as you can fit on your hard drive.

27-06-2013
Even More Free Games & Downloads For Your Xbox 360
5 PS4 Exclusive Titles To Make Xbox One Owners Jealous

Gaming

5 PS4 Exclusive Titles To Make Xbox One Owners Jealous

Having already proposed five reasons you should be buying a PlayStation 4, it’s time to focus in on the games that will be released for the system within its first year on sale. What follows is a list of five upcoming games that are being exclusively released on the PS4. They give a good indication of what we should expect from the next-gen consoles, though launch titles are rarely anywhere near the best the hardware has to offer.

26-06-2013
5 PS4 Exclusive Titles To Make Xbox One Owners Jealous
5 Oculus Rift Demos That Will Blow Your Mind

Gaming

5 Oculus Rift Demos That Will Blow Your Mind

Forget the Playstation 4 or the Xbox One – I’ve seen the future of gaming, and it is neither of them. The Oculus Rift is amazing – and with $16 million in fresh funding, the team are hard at work on the consumer version. A few months have passed since the dev kits dropped, and we’ve now seen an explosion of demos. Some are good, some are bad, but some are so cool they ought to blow your mind. If you have a Rift and want to find something else to try out, or if you’re not convinced yet that this is the future – this list is for you.

26-06-2013
5 Oculus Rift Demos That Will Blow Your Mind
What To Expect From A Classic Video Game Convention

Gaming

What To Expect From A Classic Video Game Convention

Many of you might be interested in spending a weekend hanging out with your fellow classic game collectors at a convention like Too Many Games, and you might be wondering what it will be like. Fear not, because now that I’ve been there, I can give you a good idea of what kinds of events and things you can look forward to.

25-06-2013
What To Expect From A Classic Video Game Convention
How A Dream Job Comes True: Interviewing World-Class 3D Artist Rafael Grassetti

Gaming Web Culture

How A Dream Job Comes True: Interviewing World-Class 3D Artist Rafael Grassetti

It’s not every day that I get to pick the brain of a world-leading 3D artist — but that’s exactly what I got to do with Rafael Grassetti. You may not recognize Rafael’s name, but you have no doubt seen his work on massively popular games like Assassins Creed 3, Mass Effect 3, and others, and may have even held one of the toys he designed for toy giant Hasbro. Rafael is one 3D artist who made it big, and I wanted to find out what it takes and how he got there.

21-06-2013
How A Dream Job Comes True: Interviewing World-Class 3D Artist Rafael Grassetti
3 Android RPG Games That Rock

Android Gaming

3 Android RPG Games That Rock

Mobile gaming is known for puzzle games and casual games, but what about the other genres? Games like Angry Birds and World of Goo took the world by storm when they first came out and they pretty much set the stage for mobile games, but a new genre has been burgeoning: RPGs. They’ve been popular for the past few decades and it’s about time that good Android RPGs had their share of the limelight.

21-06-2013
3 Android RPG Games That Rock
Learn The Lingo: Common Gaming Terms You Should Know

Gaming

Learn The Lingo: Common Gaming Terms You Should Know

All hobbies have their own terminology; sets of words and phrases that are only known to those actively involved. Gaming is no exception. What follows are 20 of the most common terms associated with gaming, along with short, easy-to-understand definitions. Think of this as a crash course in gaming lingo that will prevent you looking like a n00b in front of your fellow clan members. If that sentence makes no sense then you’ve come to the right place.

20-06-2013
Learn The Lingo: Common Gaming Terms You Should Know
5 Websites All Beginner Starcraft II Players Need To Read

Gaming

5 Websites All Beginner Starcraft II Players Need To Read

Starcraft II is a complicated game filled with deep nuances and intense strategy that can be rather intimidating for newer players to get a hold off. Many hours of dedication are required, and if you really want to learn the game, one of the best things you can do is take advice from other players. Why try to figure it out yourself when you can soak in the knowledge of those who have come before?

20-06-2013
5 Websites All Beginner Starcraft II Players Need To Read
What Are Your Thoughts on the Next-Gen Video Game Consoles? [You Told Us]

Gaming

What Are Your Thoughts on the Next-Gen Video Game Consoles? [You Told Us]

Anyone into gaming in a big way will be aware of what the next-generation of consoles has in store for us. OK, perhaps not PC gamers, who see themselves as superior and don’t need to worry about such piffling matters as generations of hardware, but the rest of us. Nintendo launched the Wii U in 2012, and now, thanks to E3 2013, we know everything we need to know about the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

19-06-2013
What Are Your Thoughts on the Next-Gen Video Game Consoles? [You Told Us]