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Wii U Games Worth Getting Excited About

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Wii U Games Worth Getting Excited About

The Wii U just hit the market, and there’s a good chance that if you didn’t get one, you missed the boat. Supply shortages are commonplace with the launch of a new console. That being said, if you did manage to get your hands on the Wii U, there are some great games coming along and some that are on store shelves already. Sure, the Wii U might be a little weird with its new control method, but it still looks like a pretty awesome system with some great games.

27-11-2012
Wii U Games Worth Getting Excited About
4 Things About Grand Theft Auto V That Have Me Incredibly Excited [MUO Gaming]

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4 Things About Grand Theft Auto V That Have Me Incredibly Excited [MUO Gaming]

The epic reveal of all things Grand Theft Auto V is here. The folks at Game Informer have shown off a massive cover article that details lots of information about Rockstar’s upcoming mega game. When a new GTA is announced, gamers cannot help but froth at the mouth for new details. GTA is one of those games that transcends gaming. Like Call of Duty and Halo, the launch of a new Grand Theft Auto is an event. It seems to be all we can talk about.

20-11-2012
4 Things About Grand Theft Auto V That Have Me Incredibly Excited [MUO Gaming]
6 Dreamcast Games That Stand The Test Of Time [MUO Gaming]

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6 Dreamcast Games That Stand The Test Of Time [MUO Gaming]

In many ways the Dreamcast is the forgotten console in video games history. It didn’t sell well, it didn’t stick around long, and it never quite lived up to its early promise. However, those who owned one at the time it was on the market invariably loved it, and hold it in high regard even today. I owned a Dreamcast at the time, and still own one now. The Dreamcast was the last home games console from Sega.

14-11-2012
6 Dreamcast Games That Stand The Test Of Time [MUO Gaming]
NES Games That Retailers Chronically Overcharge For

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NES Games That Retailers Chronically Overcharge For

Recently, I wrote an article about NES games that sell for insane prices. Games like Stadium Events can easily sell for thousands of dollars. That’s all well and good, but there are some classic NES games that are really popular that constantly sell for more than their value. You can walk into any retro video game retailer and see these games selling for far too much. Games that are really popular today were also really popular when the NES launched.

13-11-2012
NES Games That Retailers Chronically Overcharge For
Play James Bond Text Adventure To See If You Could Work For MI6

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Play James Bond Text Adventure To See If You Could Work For MI6

If you’re of a certain age you’ll be aware of text adventures. These simple games were both fun and frustrating in equal measure, requiring the player to use stock commands to guide the character through the situations encountered, and telling a story in the process. The fun was derived from these games being a kind of interactive fiction, while the frustration emerged when simple commands were misunderstood or ignored.

07-11-2012
Play James Bond Text Adventure To See If You Could Work For MI6
3 First-Person Shooters That Actually Have Great Stories [MUO Gaming]

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3 First-Person Shooters That Actually Have Great Stories [MUO Gaming]

First-person shooters (or FPS) have long been a genre that is based around competition. Ever since the invention of multiplayer gaming, it only made sense to have shooters as a key genre. I once wrote an article about the best multiplayer shooters here on MakeUseOf, and while I stand by my choices, I think some shooters get lost in the shuffle. Not all first person shooters are about connecting to the Internet and shooting people with your friends.

06-11-2012
3 First-Person Shooters That Actually Have Great Stories [MUO Gaming]
2 Third-Party Applications That May Change The Way You Play League Of Legends [MUO Gaming]

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2 Third-Party Applications That May Change The Way You Play League Of Legends [MUO Gaming]

If you haven’t heard of League of Legends, why not? Recently, it was crowned the most popular game online (based on usage statistics) and more than eight million people tuned in to watch their Season 2 World Championship. With more than 30 hours played this week, it’s safe to say that I’m addicted. There’s good reason, too.

30-10-2012
2 Third-Party Applications That May Change The Way You Play League Of Legends [MUO Gaming]
4 Halo 4 Websites to Pump You Up for November 6th

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4 Halo 4 Websites to Pump You Up for November 6th

If you’re like me, you never expected Halo 4 to come out. Every once in a while, we’d see a few fake teasers pop up on YouTube. Sometimes, someone would post in a forum something that said “Halo 4 confirmed!” But alas, we’d find out it was merely a troll. Of course, we didn’t really expect a Halo 4. After all, we had “finished the fight” and were told that Halo was meant to be a trilogy. But one day, a video popped up on the Internet, and we all discovered that it was an actual, real-live, true-blue Halo 4 trailer!

24-10-2012
4 Halo 4 Websites to Pump You Up for November 6th
NES Games With Prices That Will Blow Your Mind [MUO Gaming]

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NES Games With Prices That Will Blow Your Mind [MUO Gaming]

Old video games have reached the point of being collectibles What used to be a fun family activity has become a gold mine for collectors. Sure, there are plenty of NES games that you can pick up for a dollar, and they are still fun to play, but there are some games that are worth absolutely insane dollar amounts. Some games are so valuable that they cost substantially more than most cars.

23-10-2012
NES Games With Prices That Will Blow Your Mind [MUO Gaming]
Know Your Enemy: 5 Types Of Online Gamer You’re Guaranteed To Encounter

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Know Your Enemy: 5 Types Of Online Gamer You’re Guaranteed To Encounter

Assuming you play online then you’re guaranteed to have met certain types of online gamer. It’s unavoidable. There are a wide range of them out there, but they can all be pared down to just five main types (and their opposites). You can try and ignore them, but they’re there regardless, plying their trade as an annoying n00b, an incessant talker, a quiet quitter, a tiresome cheat, or an unwilling team player.

18-10-2012
Know Your Enemy: 5 Types Of Online Gamer You’re Guaranteed To Encounter
The Ultimate Guide To Setting Up An Awesome LAN Party

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The Ultimate Guide To Setting Up An Awesome LAN Party

The LAN party is an event that started out of necessity. PC gaming was a thing well before the Internet, and no Internet meant no multiplayer – unless you took your machine to a friend’s house. Geeks had no choice but to descend on each other’s homes to play games togethers. The Internet has made local play somewhat obsolete, but LAN parties are still a lot of fun.

18-10-2012
The Ultimate Guide To Setting Up An Awesome LAN Party
Why Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 Makes Me Want To Play COD Again [MUO Gaming]

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Why Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 Makes Me Want To Play COD Again [MUO Gaming]

Sometimes, it seems as if Activision purposely releases a franchise until gamers hate it. Every year they pumped out a new Tony Hawk until everyone was sick of it. They did the same with Guitar Hero. All these years later, they seem to be doing the same with Call of Duty. I was feeling it with Modern Warfare 3. In fact, I played less of it than any Call of Duty game in the history of the franchise.

16-10-2012
Why Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 Makes Me Want To Play COD Again [MUO Gaming]
Exercise Your Mind With ‘Games For The Brain’

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Exercise Your Mind With ‘Games For The Brain’

It is very important to keep your brain occupied and working hard. Not constantly, of course, as we all need time off from thinking, from calculating, from forming ideas. But exercising it on a regular basis can help keep your mind focused and sharp. Which is especially crucial as we get older and hopefully wiser. There are several ways to achieve this.

11-10-2012
Exercise Your Mind With ‘Games For The Brain’
4 Reasons Why Mists Of Pandaria Makes WOW Worth Going Back To [MUO Gaming]

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4 Reasons Why Mists Of Pandaria Makes WOW Worth Going Back To [MUO Gaming]

The latest World of Warcraft expansion has been on the market for a couple weeks, and I have been able to spend far too many hours playing it. I started playing WOW again a few months ago, before I even knew that Mists of Pandaria existed, and I could not be happier with my decision. There is so much to do in WOW, and this new expansion makes it all even better.

09-10-2012
4 Reasons Why Mists Of Pandaria Makes WOW Worth Going Back To [MUO Gaming]
4 Video Game Sequels I Am Actually Looking Forward To [MUO Gaming]

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4 Video Game Sequels I Am Actually Looking Forward To [MUO Gaming]

Last week, I attended the Eurogamer Expo in London; a geek fest of smelly teenagers, scantily clad booth babes and insanely long queues. For the most part, I was disappointed; I don’t know what I expected really, but it wasn’t that. There were a few unique indie titles on show, but nothing truly compelling. Anyway – here’s my pick of sequels that I am actually looking forward to this and next year.

07-10-2012
4 Video Game Sequels I Am Actually Looking Forward To [MUO Gaming]
5 Places To Play Console Games In Your Browser For Free [MUO Gaming]

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5 Places To Play Console Games In Your Browser For Free [MUO Gaming]

We all would like our games to be free, but they rarely are. Even consoles can be expensive. Throwing peripherals and extras can quickly turn a $200 console into a $400 one. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just play games online, for free, whenever you want? You can. There are some limitations, of course. There’s no such thing as a truly free game. But there are some websites that offer an in-browser console experience.

05-10-2012
5 Places To Play Console Games In Your Browser For Free [MUO Gaming]
How To Speed Up Steam & Get Games Now

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How To Speed Up Steam & Get Games Now

I’ve been using Steam for game delivery for some time now. Even when I own physical copies of the games I use the service to download them, safe in the knowledge that the original media is safe. As I write this, I’m fortunate that I have a high speed Internet connection – 50 Mb/s – however it wasn’t always this way. The benefits of optical cables aside, the distance from my home to the local telephone exchange meant that ADSL was never going to offer more than 2 Mb/s.

04-10-2012
How To Speed Up Steam & Get Games Now
Play Free Online Video Games With ‘Core Online’ From Square Enix [MUO Gaming]

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Play Free Online Video Games With ‘Core Online’ From Square Enix [MUO Gaming]

Gaming can be an expensive hobby, whatever your system of choice may be. The games are cheaper on PC, but keeping your rig up to speed in order to play the latest titles can burn through cash quickly. With consoles you have to buy the system, and then pay $60 a pop for each new game. If only there was a way of playing games for free.

04-10-2012
Play Free Online Video Games With ‘Core Online’ From Square Enix [MUO Gaming]
Gardenscapes – A Hidden Item Game You Should Try Now [Giveaway]

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Gardenscapes – A Hidden Item Game You Should Try Now [Giveaway]

Recently, we gave away their classic three-in-a-row game Fishdom, which involves solving puzzles as you build up your own aquarium. Today, we’ve got a similar formula in the form of Gardenscapes. What’s more, we’re giving the Windows version of this hidden item puzzler away, so for your chance to win one of 25 copies worth $19.95 each, check out the full review.

04-10-2012
Gardenscapes – A Hidden Item Game You Should Try Now [Giveaway]
Gaming Firsts: 4 Milestones From The First Games To The Home Console [Geek History]

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Gaming Firsts: 4 Milestones From The First Games To The Home Console [Geek History]

Before video games there were board games, card games, parlour games and some elaborate automaton chess robots that were actually operated by hidden human beings. The 20th century saw a huge shift in the perception of what a “game” could be, with most individuals born within the last 25 years or so now associating the word “game” with “video” before anything else.

04-10-2012
Gaming Firsts: 4 Milestones From The First Games To The Home Console [Geek History]
Gaming In The Classroom [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Gaming In The Classroom [INFOGRAPHIC]

When I was at school, the method of teaching was watching the teacher explain it on the blackboard and then pray to God that you understood everything they were telling you. But these days, children are definitely pampered with this infographic claiming that gaming-related teaching is on the rise in the classroom. Is it happening in your school? Is your child coming home with “gaming thumbs”?

03-10-2012
Gaming In The Classroom [INFOGRAPHIC]