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One Late Night: A Free Short Horror Game For People Who Work In Offices

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One Late Night: A Free Short Horror Game For People Who Work In Offices

We’ve all done it – turned a seemingly benign situation into a faux-haunting, listening out for any small noise that might suggest we’re not alone. This feeling of manufactured anxiety is where the free short horror game One Late Night differentiates from the rest of the genre. It takes an average situation and plays on your ability to create your own scares.

22-02-2013
One Late Night: A Free Short Horror Game For People Who Work In Offices
5 Reasons Call Of Duty Players Should Give Halo 4 A Shot [MUO Gaming]

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5 Reasons Call Of Duty Players Should Give Halo 4 A Shot [MUO Gaming]

I will readily admit that I am a Halo hater. I’ve played almost every entry in the franchise (except Reach, I heard mostly negative things from my hardcore Halo playing friends). I reached a point where I decided that the Halo franchise just was not for me. If, like me, you’ve given up on the Halo franchise, Halo 4 is the game you should give another chance, and here are the reasons.

21-02-2013
5 Reasons Call Of Duty Players Should Give Halo 4 A Shot [MUO Gaming]
Path Of Exile Is A Free & Addictive Alternative To Diablo III [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

Path Of Exile Is A Free & Addictive Alternative To Diablo III [MUO Gaming]

Despite breaking the single-day record for sales of a PC game, at 3.5 million, I feel as if Diablo III has turned out to be a bit of a flop. The game had a rocky start with a release that was riddled with crashes, and a huge base of players have severe gripes about the game’s difficulty and gameplay in general. Luckily for me, Path of Exile has just come out of closed beta and is available for anyone to play.

15-02-2013
Path Of Exile Is A Free & Addictive Alternative To Diablo III [MUO Gaming]
Mario Gets Around – 4 Best Mario Spinoff Franchises [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

Mario Gets Around – 4 Best Mario Spinoff Franchises [MUO Gaming]

Besides the platformers that Mario is known for, there are a ton of spinoffs that feature the famous plumber’s name and face attached to them. Almost all of the franchises with Mario’s name are of an incredibly high quality, so picking the best is no simple task. However, I have a great deal of experience playing all of them, so I am going to really think hard and choose the Mario spinoffs that are the top of the heap.

14-02-2013
Mario Gets Around – 4 Best Mario Spinoff Franchises [MUO Gaming]
The 4 Most Important Websites For Classic Video Game Collectors [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

The 4 Most Important Websites For Classic Video Game Collectors [MUO Gaming]

Collecting video games is hard work. Sure, you can go on eBay and just buy up everything you want, but if you do, you will be paying full market value or more for every game and console you purchase. This is not the smartest way to collect, as you will be spending much more money than you need to. Instead, the best way to collect is to use your local resources such as pawn shops, flea markets, Craigslist, and if you’re really lucky, Freecycle.

12-02-2013
The 4 Most Important Websites For Classic Video Game Collectors [MUO Gaming]
Game On: Useful Tips And Apps To Optimize Windows For Gaming

Gaming

Game On: Useful Tips And Apps To Optimize Windows For Gaming

Gaming is among the most demanding tasks a consumer PC will ever be asked to handle. Updating hardware is expensive, so many users look for optimizations that can improve performance for free. The truth is that many of these tweaks are barely more than snake oil. They rarely (if ever) work and provide little benefit when they do. There are just a handful of tactics that make a real difference.

12-02-2013
Game On: Useful Tips And Apps To Optimize Windows For Gaming
Pocket Planes: A Pixel Perfect Airline Management Sim From The Creators Of Tiny Tower

iPhone and iPad Gaming

Pocket Planes: A Pixel Perfect Airline Management Sim From The Creators Of Tiny Tower

After spending the last 48 hours passing through various airports, sleeping very little and being crammed into economy airplane seating I don’t think I’ll ever consider a career in commercial aviation. Jet lag aside, there are only so many impatient travellers and take-off procedures I can stomach in one week. I’d rather pretend with the aid of my iPhone and Pocket Planes, another of those oh-so-popular micro-management games.

07-02-2013
Pocket Planes: A Pixel Perfect Airline Management Sim From The Creators Of Tiny Tower
5 Awesome Games That Make PlayStation Plus Worth The Price [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

5 Awesome Games That Make PlayStation Plus Worth The Price [MUO Gaming]

I recently wrote an article about the biggest rip offs in the history of video games. In it, I was quick to point out that Microsoft charges $60 a year for a service that simply grants players the ability to play games online and a few other little perks. Sony, on the other hand, has an incredible service called PlayStation Plus that costs $50 a year, and gives users some cool extras, while playing games online remains free.

05-02-2013
5 Awesome Games That Make PlayStation Plus Worth The Price [MUO Gaming]
Paint The Walls Red Like It’s 1993 With Brutal Doom [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

Paint The Walls Red Like It’s 1993 With Brutal Doom [MUO Gaming]

In December 1993 a little-known game developer called id Software sent shockwaves around the world with the much-celebrated release of Doom. Released as shareware and distributed non-commercially for two years, Doom was experienced by an estimated 10 million people before making it into retail stores in 1995. If you think Doom feels a bit old-hat these days, then this free mod will bring that demonic grin back to your sullen face.

31-01-2013
Paint The Walls Red Like It’s 1993 With Brutal Doom [MUO Gaming]
Why Used Games Are Not Evil [Opinion]

Gaming

Why Used Games Are Not Evil [Opinion]

As a casual gamer I rarely buy brand new games. The number I’ve ever bought on launch day can be counted on one hand, though GTA V will be added to that short list soon. I usually buy used games weeks, months, or even years after a title is released. As is my right. Or is it? The used games market is under increasing threat, to the point that it may cease to exist over the next few years.

30-01-2013
Why Used Games Are Not Evil [Opinion]
Video Games You Probably Didn’t Know Were Created By Shigeru Miyamoto

Gaming

Video Games You Probably Didn’t Know Were Created By Shigeru Miyamoto

When most people think about video games, they think about Nintendo. When they think of Nintendo, they think of Shigeru Miyamoto is one of the first people we think of. He is the genius behind some of Nintendo’s most beloved characters like Mario, Zelda, Link, Donkey Kong, Yoshi, Fox, and the list simply goes on and on. While he might not be the godfather of video games in general, he is most certainly one of the most important figures.

29-01-2013
Video Games You Probably Didn’t Know Were Created By Shigeru Miyamoto
8 Things You Didn’t Know About Steam

Gaming

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Steam

Steam started out as an annoying program that came with Half-Life 2, but it’s grown into the PC game store of choice for most PC gamers. Although some people aren’t fans and prefer alternative stores, it’s a powerful platform that offers a lot of features. Even if you’re a Steam fan, there’s likely a lot you don’t know about Steam. Steam is constantly gaining new features. We’ll be seeing a Linux-based “Steam Box” challenging the consoles in the living room this year, too.

28-01-2013
8 Things You Didn’t Know About Steam
Flow Free – A Game That Gets The Brain Juices Flowing [iOS]

iPhone and iPad Gaming

Flow Free – A Game That Gets The Brain Juices Flowing [iOS]

Games are designed to be fun. No matter what other motivations you have when you sit down and play a game, the number one motivator is always going to be having fun. Of course, while fun might be the primary motivator, there are some other reasons to boot up a game as well. Maybe you just want to kill time. Perhaps you are looking to be told an interesting story. Maybe you want to see a world you would otherwise never experience.

26-01-2013
Flow Free – A Game That Gets The Brain Juices Flowing [iOS]
Why Do My Games Keep Crashing?

Gaming

Why Do My Games Keep Crashing?

Just one more city to go. I launched my tank attack, positioned my bombers and arranged the infantry for the final push. It wouldn’t take long, I knew it, and as the dominoes fell, total victory would be mine. And then Civilization V crashed.Video game crashes are still extremely frustrating – especially as they really shouldn’t happen in this day and age. There are various factors and these will tell you the eventual fix for the issue.

25-01-2013
Why Do My Games Keep Crashing?
How To Reduce Lag In Online Gaming

Gaming

How To Reduce Lag In Online Gaming

There was always some amount of lag in the game, especially when there were lots of players logged in. That’s an experience you can have only so often before you realize that it’s either time to optimize your PC to reduce lag as much as possible, or don’t even bother playing at all. To really optimize for gaming, you’ll need to take a very focused approach to fine-tune the areas of performance that really matter.

25-01-2013
How To Reduce Lag In Online Gaming
Bloodline Champions: Free-to-Play Skill-Based PvP Arena For Competitive Players [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

Bloodline Champions: Free-to-Play Skill-Based PvP Arena For Competitive Players [MUO Gaming]

Bloodline Champions (BLC) is a top-down F2P game with high hopes: to create a game where players can play against each other in an arena that rewards skill, not repetition or luck. If you’ve ever heard of the term “e-sports,” this game is a prime candidate. It’s all about aiming, timing, reacting, and making the right decisions – and it’s HARD. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, though, as a game that rewards skill wouldn’t be very rewarding if it was easy.

25-01-2013
Bloodline Champions: Free-to-Play Skill-Based PvP Arena For Competitive Players [MUO Gaming]
Turn Your iPhone Into A Gamepad With Joypad Legacy [Mac & Windows]

iPhone and iPad Gaming

Turn Your iPhone Into A Gamepad With Joypad Legacy [Mac & Windows]

Recently I have been away from home, with only work, an iPhone and a MacBook Pro to entertain me. While searching for a way to play a few multiplayer games I hit a snag – a distinct lack of controllers. While looking for a solution I came across Joypad for iPhone, and the now slightly outdated Joypad Legacy app. Using a Mac or Windows PC and a couple of iPhones, it’s surprisingly easy to turn your handheld iOS device into a touchscreen gamepad.

24-01-2013
Turn Your iPhone Into A Gamepad With Joypad Legacy [Mac & Windows]
Bring Back An Old Classic With Pinball Deluxe [Android 2.1+]

Gaming Android

Bring Back An Old Classic With Pinball Deluxe [Android 2.1+]

Whenever I think of pinball, I always think of the Space Invaders version of pinball which was installed by default on Windows XP. It was a fun game to play – and definitely more visually appealing than solitaire – and has therefore become a classic in simple computer games. Now that we’re overrun with mobile devices, there’s a lack of those old classics on these devices.

24-01-2013
Bring Back An Old Classic With Pinball Deluxe [Android 2.1+]
Is The Console Dying? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Gaming

Is The Console Dying? [INFOGRAPHIC]

If I take a quick glance at my iPhone or iPad right now, I can see right away that a majority of the apps are games. That’s because as time goes on, more and more high quality games are being brought out for tablets and mobiles. We all know the Angry Birds phenomenon but how about Tetris? Or Diamond Mine? Or a nice soccer game? With addictive games like these, it’s no wonder that my Nintendo Wii games console is dusty and unloved.

24-01-2013
Is The Console Dying? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Stabyourself, Play Some Games [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

Stabyourself, Play Some Games [MUO Gaming]

There’s been a sudden and unexpected lurch from hardcore games to casual games over the last few years, with the deadly combination of smartphones and social networking sites meaning the smallest, seemingly least impressive games have found massive audiences. Take Angry Birds, for example, which is a simple concept featuring visuals a three-year-old could replicate, and yet it’s more popular than Call Of Duty.

23-01-2013
Stabyourself, Play Some Games [MUO Gaming]
Use Your WiiMote As A Mac Gamepad With WJoy

Gaming Mac

Use Your WiiMote As A Mac Gamepad With WJoy

Do you want a gamepad for your Mac, but don’t want to buy yet another controller? Use your WiiMote as a gamepad with Wjoy. This app doesn’t enable motion controls on your Mac, but it does let you use your WiiMote as a simple gamepad – perfect for games and even emulators if that’s what you like to do. Not everyone knows it, but the WiiMote connects to the Wii using Bluetooth – and there’s nothing stopping you from using the WiiMote with any computer that uses Bluetooth.

23-01-2013
Use Your WiiMote As A Mac Gamepad With WJoy
The Most Overpriced Products In Video Game History [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

The Most Overpriced Products In Video Game History [MUO Gaming]

I think at this point, all gamers have accepted that playing and buying video games is an expensive hobby. Between the cost of games, consoles, and accessories, it’s easy for a gamer to drop a large portion of their income on gaming. This is to be expected, as we are involved in a hobby that often uses the latest and greatest technology, which is bound to cost a pretty penny. In some cases, the cost of being a gamer gets a little crazy.

22-01-2013
The Most Overpriced Products In Video Game History [MUO Gaming]
How To Speed Up Or Slow Down Offline PC Games [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

How To Speed Up Or Slow Down Offline PC Games [MUO Gaming]

This article isn’t for those overachieving, goody-two-shoes gamers with every achievement unlocked in their favorite platformer. Nope, this would be better received by those of you who struggle every day to get past that one level. It may even be nice for some of you who want to put a little extra “speed” in your speedruns. Sometimes you need to skip past the annoying, replayed cutscenes or put your game in slow motion.

22-01-2013
How To Speed Up Or Slow Down Offline PC Games [MUO Gaming]
Do You Want To Know How Much Time & Money You’ve Spent On Steam?

Gaming

Do You Want To Know How Much Time & Money You’ve Spent On Steam?

Steam’s annual holiday sale just recently ended and I know some of your wallets are really hurting right now. Day after day, flash sales and daily specials hit us in the face and it was hard to resist. Hundreds of titles were discounted on the Internet’s premiere gaming giant, and hundreds of thousands must have been purchased. I’m at a point in time where I’m finding less time that I can put towards gaming, but my shopping habits remain unshaken.

20-01-2013
Do You Want To Know How Much Time & Money You’ve Spent On Steam?