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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
The Worst Reboots In Gaming’s Storied History [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

The Worst Reboots In Gaming’s Storied History [MUO Gaming]

Last week we discussed how glorious it can be when a game developer takes its time and reboots a franchise properly. Games like DMC and Tomb Raider were given a proper reboot, and the new versions are arguably better than the originals. When it goes down like this, it’s great. Gamers get to enjoy a beloved franchise brought to modern standards, and developers and publishers get to make some profit from an idea that already existed. Of course, reboots are not always good.

02-04-2013
The Worst Reboots In Gaming’s Storied History [MUO Gaming]
The Best Video Game Reboots In Recent Video History

Gaming

The Best Video Game Reboots In Recent Video History

Often, video game franchises will attempt a reboot. Essentially, this means they take an established franchise and move it in a new direction. Whether it be a major shakeup to the main character, a dramatic shift in setting, or a complete rethinking of the way the game actually plays, reboots can often inject new life into a beloved franchise. After all, a game franchise can only hang around in the same form for so long before gamers are going to move on to something else.

26-03-2013
The Best Video Game Reboots In Recent Video History
How Role Playing Games Can Teach You To Improve Your Finances

Gaming

How Role Playing Games Can Teach You To Improve Your Finances

Games are often viewed as entertainment, yet the lessons learned in them can be useful in real-life situations. Learning to balance present needs against future plans in a strategy game can also help players decide the right course of action in the real world, and the twitch skills learned by gamers can help them quickly react to objects they see. Habits that work well in these games can be a boon to your wallet.

26-03-2013
How Role Playing Games Can Teach You To Improve Your Finances
Ilomilo: Cute, Challenging Xbox Live Puzzler For Windows Phone

Gaming

Ilomilo: Cute, Challenging Xbox Live Puzzler For Windows Phone

I’ve largely avoided puzzle games over the last twenty years, which makes me wonder why on earth I’m reviewing Ilomilo, a Windows Phone title that features cutesy, ditsy characters with backstories that could have come from a cereal packet and plenty of puzzles. Either I’ve gone mad under the strain of playing so many Windows Phone games of late, or else Ilomilo really is rather good.

21-03-2013
Ilomilo: Cute, Challenging Xbox Live Puzzler For Windows Phone
5+ HTML5 Games to Play in Your Browser Now

Gaming Browsers

5+ HTML5 Games to Play in Your Browser Now

HTML5 is driving Web development forward in an exciting way. It offers a range of advantages over its predecessors, and could (and really should) kill proprietary plugins such as Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight. HTML5 is capable of handling a wide range of multimedia requirements, including video, audio, and, best of all, games. What follows are 5+ HTML5 games to suit all tastes. These are all free, and available to play in your Web browser right now.

21-03-2013
5+ HTML5 Games to Play in Your Browser Now
5 Essential Interface Mods For World Of Warcraft

Gaming

5 Essential Interface Mods For World Of Warcraft

World Of Warcraft is nearly nine years old, an age at which most good games border on “classic” status and have long since been forgotten by both players and developers. Yet the game remains the most popular MMO in both North America and Europe. Millions continue to enjoy it and, for some players, the experience is new. The game’s default interface is alright, newcomers may wonder why certain features aren’t included.

21-03-2013
5 Essential Interface Mods For World Of Warcraft
SimCity 2013 – The Tale Of a Terrible Launch & a Terrific Game [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

SimCity 2013 – The Tale Of a Terrible Launch & a Terrific Game [MUO Gaming]

SimCity was one of the first PC games I ever played when it was first released in 1989 – I was just 7 at the time. You’ll understand then why this game holds a particularly dear place in my heart, and why the launch of it’s most recent iteration has been somewhat upsetting. What exactly went wrong with the launch, and more important – is the game any good?

20-03-2013
SimCity 2013 – The Tale Of a Terrible Launch & a Terrific Game [MUO Gaming]
How Microsoft Can Outdo Sony’s Announcement [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

How Microsoft Can Outdo Sony’s Announcement [MUO Gaming]

Sony’s PlayStation 4 announcement has come and gone. Most of our lives have gone back to normal, and gamers have returned to blissfully enjoying the latest awesome games on their current generation consoles, content to hang out and wait for the holiday season when the next round of consoles will make their way onto store shelves (and promptly sell out due to inevitable supply issues). However, there is one group of people who cannot just kick back and relax.

19-03-2013
How Microsoft Can Outdo Sony’s Announcement [MUO Gaming]
Hundreds: A Game Like You’ve Never Played Before [iOS]

iPhone and iPad Gaming

Hundreds: A Game Like You’ve Never Played Before [iOS]

I’m not a gamer. The last gaming console I owned was the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (or SNES), which gave me hours of pleasure with Yoshi’s Island, and that’s after years of work on mastering Super Mario 3 on the classic NES. These consoles marked the end of my gaming days, at least the serious ones. But my interest in gaming got piqued again when I got my iPad 3 years ago.

18-03-2013
Hundreds: A Game Like You’ve Never Played Before [iOS]
Plants Vs Zombies Is Still One Of The Most Fun Things You Can Do On Mobile [iOS]

iPhone and iPad Gaming

Plants Vs Zombies Is Still One Of The Most Fun Things You Can Do On Mobile [iOS]

The world of iOS gaming moves fast. Games come out, generate hype, and are forgotten all in a matter of a couple of days. On consoles, gamers will stick with a game longer, but with the low-cost of games on iOS, gamers are always looking to move on to the next big thing. When a game is able to stand the test of time and remain popular long after its release, it deserves to be praised, because very few iOS games are able to make this happen.

14-03-2013
Plants Vs Zombies Is Still One Of The Most Fun Things You Can Do On Mobile [iOS]
Real Racing 3: The Best Mobile Racing Game Goes Free

iPhone and iPad Gaming

Real Racing 3: The Best Mobile Racing Game Goes Free

The original Real Racing was a very playable yet basic racing game that got the fundamentals right and earned itself a following among mobile gamers for being the Gran Turismo or Forza of the platform. Real Racing 2 improved on the graphics, gameplay and included content in every way but stuck with the same standalone price point, also earning well-deserved praise.

13-03-2013
Real Racing 3: The Best Mobile Racing Game Goes Free
Bombermine – A Must-Play Bomberman MMO [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

Bombermine – A Must-Play Bomberman MMO [MUO Gaming]

The best video games are often those with simple ideas at their core. Tetris is a perfect example – it’s simply piling odd-shaped blocks together in order to form a solid wall, and yet it’s highly addictive, even if you’re only playing the unofficial online clones of Tetris. Then there is Angry Birds, which is addictive for many reasons. Even Call Of Duty is simple in the sense that you shoot the bad guys, and that sells like the proverbial hotcakes.

13-03-2013
Bombermine – A Must-Play Bomberman MMO [MUO Gaming]
5 Sony Franchises I Want Brought Back for the PS4

Gaming

5 Sony Franchises I Want Brought Back for the PS4

Sony has finally announced the PlayStation 4, ushering in the end of the longest console generation in recent memory. Sony showed plenty of exciting games at the press conference, such as Bungie’s Destiny, a new Infamous, and even Diablo III. However, there are some franchises that used to be synonymous with Sony platforms that are sitting idly and watching a new generation of gamers get into the hobby with no knowledge of their greatness.

12-03-2013
5 Sony Franchises I Want Brought Back for the PS4
Build Your City In Triple Town – A Casual Game With Lots Of Strategic Depth [iOS]

iPhone and iPad Gaming

Build Your City In Triple Town – A Casual Game With Lots Of Strategic Depth [iOS]

Triple Town is sort of a city-building game with elements of tile-matching. The overarching puzzle to crack is how to build a large city quickly enough. The larger the city, the more points you pick up. Triple Town is available on multiple platforms and has been lauded in all. Including our Best iPhone Games page. But what’s the reason? Let’s find out.

11-03-2013
Build Your City In Triple Town – A Casual Game With Lots Of Strategic Depth [iOS]
Simple Brick Breaker: The Old Classic Game Remains As Addictive As It Was Before [iPhone]

iPhone and iPad Gaming

Simple Brick Breaker: The Old Classic Game Remains As Addictive As It Was Before [iPhone]

Brick breaker games were very popular arcade games. You have layers of colored bricks and a tossed up ball with which to break the layers. Controlling the momentum of the ball (usually a white ball) is a paddle which you have to maneuver from side to side. The complexity of the brick layers and the speed of the ball increases as you go up the levels.

08-03-2013
Simple Brick Breaker: The Old Classic Game Remains As Addictive As It Was Before [iPhone]
The PS4 Revealed: 10 PlayStation 4 Videos All Gamers Should Watch

Gaming

The PS4 Revealed: 10 PlayStation 4 Videos All Gamers Should Watch

After months of speculation Sony recently entered the eighth generation of video games hardware, joining Nintendo, which kicked it all off by releasing the Wii U at the end of 2012. The not-very-imaginatively-titled PlayStation 4 will be released before the year is out, with PlayStation fans able to look forward to the 2013 holiday season with gusto. Sony chose to reveal its next-gen plans during a huge conference titled PlayStation Meeting 2013.

06-03-2013
The PS4 Revealed: 10 PlayStation 4 Videos All Gamers Should Watch
7 Classic Video Games You Can Play On iOS [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

7 Classic Video Games You Can Play On iOS [MUO Gaming]

I’ve made it no secret that I am a big fan of classic gaming. I’ve written about NES games with insane values, websites for collectors, and even games that retailers overcharge for. Of course, not everyone is ready to run out and buy all the classic systems because they tend to take up a lot of space, and collecting classic games can be an expensive hobby. If you have an iPhone or other iOS device, you can play some awesome classic games legally on it.

05-03-2013
7 Classic Video Games You Can Play On iOS [MUO Gaming]
How To Setup a Minecraft Server

Gaming

How To Setup a Minecraft Server

Minecraft has exploded over the last couple of years to become one of the greatest indie games of all time. There’s simply so much you can do with the game – not only by its own, but also with the wealth of plugins that are now available. With so many people playing the game, there’s no better time than now to set up your very own Minecraft server. It’s not too difficult to get started, and with some time you can turn your server into the next big thing.

04-03-2013
How To Setup a Minecraft Server
5 Resources To Make You A Better Path Of Exile Player [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

5 Resources To Make You A Better Path Of Exile Player [MUO Gaming]

In the middle of February, I dropped an article on you guys that introduced you to everything you ever wanted in Diablo III – all in another game. That game is Path of Exile, and since my article, the game has done nothing but grow increasingly more popular. I’ve played the game for about a month and, though I feel like it’s a pretty bold statement to make this early, I truly feel like Path of Exile is one the best games I’ve ever played on the PC.

03-03-2013
5 Resources To Make You A Better Path Of Exile Player [MUO Gaming]
Has Gaming Innovation Stopped Completely? [Opinion]

Gaming

Has Gaming Innovation Stopped Completely? [Opinion]

The last major innovation to be seen in the world of gaming was the WiiMote motion controller, first available in 2006. It set the scene for the current generation, but has since been overshadowed by the technically superior Xbox Kinect. But 6 years on I have to ask – is that it? Are we done with innovation now?

01-03-2013
Has Gaming Innovation Stopped Completely? [Opinion]