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5 Minecraft How-To Tips To Start Crafting Like A Pro

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5 Minecraft How-To Tips To Start Crafting Like A Pro

Minecraft has steadily gained popularity with no signs that the trend will change anytime soon. I’m a big fan of the game and I have plenty of friends who play it or would like to get a copy for themselves. But let’s say that you liked the game so much, you bought your own copy. Of course you can now play a round of survival, but that’s too basic. What other cool stuff can you do with Minecraft, and what essentials do you need to know?

02-05-2013
5 Minecraft How-To Tips To Start Crafting Like A Pro
The Most Rare & Valuable Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Games [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

The Most Rare & Valuable Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Games [MUO Gaming]

I’ve come to realize that I tend to write about Nintendo too much. While I absolutely love all of the old-school Mario, Zelda, Metroid and other classic games available from Nintendo, we must remember, “Genesis does what Nintendon’t.” So with that in mind, I realized that I would do well to drop some serious knowledge about the good old Sega Genesis (also called the Mega Drive in some regions, but I will refer to it as the Genesis for the rest of this article).

30-04-2013
The Most Rare & Valuable Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Games [MUO Gaming]
Doom Vs. Call Of Duty Modern Warfare – Just How Far Has The FPS Come?

Gaming

Doom Vs. Call Of Duty Modern Warfare – Just How Far Has The FPS Come?

First person shooters have been at the forefront of game development since their first incarnation over two decades ago. They combine adrenaline-soaked action with a perspective that provides a great stage for technology; first-person games feature excellent graphics, carefully crafted story events and amazing sound. Yet the core remains the same. You shoot a thing, until its dead – then repeat.

30-04-2013
Doom Vs. Call Of Duty Modern Warfare – Just How Far Has The FPS Come?
5 Great SNES RPGs Online & How To Play

Gaming

5 Great SNES RPGs Online & How To Play

Gaming sure isn’t what it used to be. I haven’t touched a console since the PlayStation 2 days, and I don’t think you’ll ever be able to convince me to purchase a new one ever again. Console gaming in the year 2013 strikes me as consisting of nothing more than overhyped first-person shooters and overly-cinematic “movie” games. That’s not my style. I’ve always been into quality gameplay. It may just be the nostalgia inside of me taking over, but gaming was best in the ’90s.

30-04-2013
5 Great SNES RPGs Online & How To Play
3 Best Free Flight Simulators To Pretend You Know How To Fly

Gaming

3 Best Free Flight Simulators To Pretend You Know How To Fly

For me, there are only two kinds of simulator games which actually get me interested – city management games and flight simulators. However, anyone who’s looked at getting a simulation game will have quickly discovered that they are not cheap. In fact, SimCity currently goes for $60, or $80 if you consider the Deluxe Edition. Good flight simulation software isn’t much different. So which flight simulators are both free and good enough to use?

29-04-2013
3 Best Free Flight Simulators To Pretend You Know How To Fly
Building A New Character On Path Of Exile? Check These 3 Sites

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Building A New Character On Path Of Exile? Check These 3 Sites

Nearly two months ago, I brought a post to MUO that introduced readers to five resources that can help you improve your Path of Exile gameplay and better understand this game. It’s an extremely deep and complex ARPG, and to be a solid player you will definitely need to read up. One of the most dynamic aspects of Path of Exile is the passive skill tree. In conjunction with the items system and skill gems, it makes for some very unique builds.

28-04-2013
Building A New Character On Path Of Exile? Check These 3 Sites
Middle Manager Of Justice Is Time Management Gaming Is At Its Finest [iOS]

iPhone and iPad Gaming

Middle Manager Of Justice Is Time Management Gaming Is At Its Finest [iOS]

One of the more popular genres of iOS games is known as time management. Most people think of Farmville when they think of these types of games, and it’s certainly one of the more popular titles in the genre. However, many gamers would not exactly describe Farmville as “good”. If you are looking for a time management game that actually brings something exciting to the table, check out Middle Manager of Justice.

27-04-2013
Middle Manager Of Justice Is Time Management Gaming Is At Its Finest [iOS]
Micropolis – A New Name For a Classic City Simulator Game

Gaming

Micropolis – A New Name For a Classic City Simulator Game

Remember when SimCity first came out? When you sank days into what by modern standards is a simple simulation? Nothing quite like it existed before, and it took the world by storm – and killed more than a few of your weekends. Well, you can experience the original city simulation all over again – free of charge. Micropolis is a free city simulator you’ll almost certainly find familiar – but it’s not just some clone.

25-04-2013
Micropolis – A New Name For a Classic City Simulator Game
8 Disappointing Video Game Endings

Gaming

8 Disappointing Video Game Endings

Video games offer epic experiences with the power to excite, enthrall, and entertain. At least they do on occasion, when all of the various elements needed to turn a game from a mildly amusing distraction into a piece of art are present. Unfortunately, even the best games can often turn ugly in the end. Video games often require hours of effort to complete. And there’s nothing quite like sitting back and enjoying a satisfying ending.

24-04-2013
8 Disappointing Video Game Endings
Level Up – How To Improve Your Gaming Ability

Gaming

Level Up – How To Improve Your Gaming Ability

For most gamers, sitting down with a controller means escapism and relaxation. There are others, however, who enjoy games for the competition they provide. A great game can offer an adrenaline rush unlike anything most people experience in day-to-day life. Of course, that rush can turn to despair when you’re repeatedly stomped. Losing a game time and time again isn’t fun, and isn’t instructive. The only way to solve the problem is to improve your skills.

23-04-2013
Level Up – How To Improve Your Gaming Ability
4 League Of Legends Streams To Make You A Better Player

Gaming

4 League Of Legends Streams To Make You A Better Player

The great thing about online gaming is that there are no restrictions. If you learn the game and you own a computer, you have just as good of a shot as anyone at becoming a professional. You don’t need to know the right people. You don’t need some sort of scholarship or anything like that. You play, improve, get noticed, and essentially make a job out of entertaining others while playing this game.

21-04-2013
4 League Of Legends Streams To Make You A Better Player
Everything You Want To Know About The Oculus Rift Dev-Kit

Gaming

Everything You Want To Know About The Oculus Rift Dev-Kit

The future is here – the Oculus Rift has finally begun shipping. It’s early days yet, but if you’re one of the lucky few who backed or pre-ordered the dev kit, here’s a collection of resources, videos, and information on everything we know about the Oculus so far. The excitement is unbearable though, so apologies in advance if you just can’t wait after reading this.

19-04-2013
Everything You Want To Know About The Oculus Rift Dev-Kit
Getting Started With The Lord Of The Rings Online

Gaming

Getting Started With The Lord Of The Rings Online

Turbine’s take on Middle Earth has been live for almost 6 years now and, despite the appearance of numerous other titles, remains one of the most popular western MMOs. It’s also one of the easiest to access thanks to its free-to-play business model. You still need to have a handle on the game’s basics, however, and the complexities of the pay store can be confusing. Here’s what you must know to get started.

18-04-2013
Getting Started With The Lord Of The Rings Online
Important First Person Shooters That Evolved The Genre [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

Important First Person Shooters That Evolved The Genre [MUO Gaming]

First and third person shooters are the most popular genre in the video game world right now. Call of Duty and Halo have the charts on lock down, and games like Battlefield and Crysis are extremely popular in their own right. On the PC, shooters have been around for a long time, with classics like Unreal Tournament, Doom, and Half Life really bringing the genre to the forefront. The common theme with all of these shooters is, well, shooting.

18-04-2013
Important First Person Shooters That Evolved The Genre [MUO Gaming]
SEQ Is A Puzzle Game That Will Push Your Brain To The Limit [iOS]

iPhone and iPad Gaming

SEQ Is A Puzzle Game That Will Push Your Brain To The Limit [iOS]

A bit like connect the dots for grown ups, SEQ is a minimalist puzzle game that involves linking sequences of numbers. If you are the kind of gamer who enjoys a puzzle game that actually gets those brain juices flowing, SEQ will serve you well. Just don’t expect this to be a cake walk because after the first few levels, this game will test the minds of even the most intelligent gamers.

16-04-2013
SEQ Is A Puzzle Game That Will Push Your Brain To The Limit [iOS]
3 Websites That Help Preserve Gaming Nostalgia

Gaming

3 Websites That Help Preserve Gaming Nostalgia

The games of today can’t even be compared to my favorites from way back then, and I couldn’t be happier that there are emulators and ROMs available that have managed to preserve them forever. More than just that though, the internet has managed to capture some nostalgic gaming memories in plenty of other ways. Let’s check out how with the following three websites.

12-04-2013
3 Websites That Help Preserve Gaming Nostalgia
Critical Strike Portable Brings First Person Shooter Mayhem To Your Tablet [MUO Gaming]

Android Gaming

Critical Strike Portable Brings First Person Shooter Mayhem To Your Tablet [MUO Gaming]

While not specifically marketed for tablets, let’s face it – to fully experience any FPS game, you really need the larger screen of a tablet. You can purchase from a long list of great first person shooters for an Android Tablet, but if you’re looking for the affordable option – aka free – Critical Strike is the way to go. The quality of the game jumps right out at the main window when you launch the game.

11-04-2013
Critical Strike Portable Brings First Person Shooter Mayhem To Your Tablet [MUO Gaming]
Find Your Next Video Card With GPU Boss

Gaming

Find Your Next Video Card With GPU Boss

Purchasing a video card is a rite of passage for PC gamers. Researching, buying, and installing a brand new card for an existing rig separates casual gamers, who simply buy a new PC every so often, from those who truly care about the capabilities and performance of their system. That’s why any gamer looking to break into the do-it-yourself territory should check out GPU Boss.

11-04-2013
Find Your Next Video Card With GPU Boss
Awesome SNES Games You May Have Never Played [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

Awesome SNES Games You May Have Never Played [MUO Gaming]

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) is, in my opinion the greatest video game system ever made. It has the perfect amount of old school feel and style, while still having good enough graphics and sound to produce beautiful looking games. The addition of two extra face buttons and the L and R button on the top expanded the possibilities for gameplay in ways the original NES just couldn’t. Throughout the history of the SNES, over 700 games were released.

09-04-2013
Awesome SNES Games You May Have Never Played [MUO Gaming]
osu! – The Most Fun & Complete Rhythm Game You’ll Find [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

osu! – The Most Fun & Complete Rhythm Game You’ll Find [MUO Gaming]

Looking back over this game today, I can’t imagine what would have initially attracted me to osu!, because I’ve always been terrible with mouse-heavy games and I’ve never been a fan of J-pop or K-pop. That being said, I’ve somehow been addicted to this game since the first time I played it. If you’ve played Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero, or any other game in that genre, you know that it feels completely different from any other gaming experience.

09-04-2013
osu! – The Most Fun & Complete Rhythm Game You’ll Find [MUO Gaming]
Experience A Wild West Shootout Up Close And Personal In Smokin Guns [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

Experience A Wild West Shootout Up Close And Personal In Smokin Guns [MUO Gaming]

Smokin’ Guns isn’t like the usual military-style shooting games like Call of Duty or Metal of Honor. It also isn’t like the surreal, monster-filled Doom-esque games that fill the gamestore shelves. No – this game is all about a gunfighter and his gun. Just trying to survive in a crazy, wild place where everyone else also has a gun with a bullet that has your name on it.

06-04-2013
Experience A Wild West Shootout Up Close And Personal In Smokin Guns [MUO Gaming]
Quantro – The Best Tetris Alternative For Android

Android Gaming

Quantro – The Best Tetris Alternative For Android

I can’t remember the last time I wrote an entire MakeUseOf post about a single game. But here I am, dedicating this whole post to tell you about just one game, because it’s that good: Quantro for Android. You won’t find mention of it on the Quantro page, but it’s a Tetris clone. It’s not just a dumb clone, though – it’s even better than the original. They can’t tell you it’s Tetris, supposedly because of copyright issues, so here I am to lay down the truth.

05-04-2013
Quantro – The Best Tetris Alternative For Android
How to Live Stream Your Gaming Sessions

Gaming

How to Live Stream Your Gaming Sessions

As we enter our month of gaming giveaways, it seems only appropriate that we look at the delicate art of live streaming PC and console games. Although it’s difficult to understand why anyone would want to watch strangers playing games, I have to be completely honest and say I found BanadanRob’s SimCity sessions quite compelling (at least until I bought the game myself). The first thing you’ll need to start streaming is an account over at Twitch.tv.

03-04-2013
How to Live Stream Your Gaming Sessions