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Dave’s 4 Steps To Becoming A Better Gamer [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

Dave’s 4 Steps To Becoming A Better Gamer [MUO Gaming]

I have made no secret in my time at MakeUseOf that I am a huge video game fan. In fact, it is one of my favorite things to do in both the virtual and the real world. However, things are not always great in the video game world. There are plenty of problems, and most of them come in the form of what I like to call “bad gamers”. Most of this has nothing to do with their skill at actually playing games.

14-08-2012
Dave’s 4 Steps To Becoming A Better Gamer [MUO Gaming]
2 Ways To Test If Your PC Can Run That Game [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

2 Ways To Test If Your PC Can Run That Game [MUO Gaming]

For the everyday, off-and-on PC gamer, knowing how to match your specifications to those that are recommended for playing certain games isn’t always the easiest task. How should you know if your GTX 550 is above or below a Radeon HD 6950? Problems like this, coupled with laziness, have probably cost some of us some cash that we wish we had back while we’re running a game at 10 FPS.

14-08-2012
2 Ways To Test If Your PC Can Run That Game [MUO Gaming]
Revisit One Of Gaming’s Most Influential Series With The Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Website

Gaming

Revisit One Of Gaming’s Most Influential Series With The Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Website

A while ago, it was announced that Square Enix has released a beautiful new website to commemorate the Final Fantasy series’ 25th anniversary. It sounds tough to believe that it was way back in 1987 when the very first Final Fantasy game dropped for the NES. Since that release, the series hasn’t looked back. The Final Fantasy brand is untouchable and at the top of the class for the RPG genre.

12-08-2012
Revisit One Of Gaming’s Most Influential Series With The Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Website
5 Reasons You Should Play Orcs Must Die! 2

Gaming

5 Reasons You Should Play Orcs Must Die! 2

Sometimes an indie game comes out of seemingly nowhere and blows up on the scene, gaining significant attention and much praise. Orcs Must Die! was a perfect example. The game, which was largely unknown until just before its release, gained numerous positive reviews and did so well that its developer has released a sequel just nine months later.

10-08-2012
5 Reasons You Should Play Orcs Must Die! 2
Satisfy Your Sudoku Cravings With Andoku Sudoku! [Android]

Android Gaming

Satisfy Your Sudoku Cravings With Andoku Sudoku! [Android]

Puzzle games are all the rage these days. As with all things related to technology, puzzle games have been evolving – and quite rapidly, too. Have you seen the new Alchemy game? Yet even as they continue to change and improve, the classics will always remain, and what greater classic is there than Sudoku? It’s extremely easy to play, though hard to master.

10-08-2012
Satisfy Your Sudoku Cravings With Andoku Sudoku! [Android]
Why Is League Of Legends The Most Popular PC Game In The World? [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

Why Is League Of Legends The Most Popular PC Game In The World? [MUO Gaming]

Earlier last month, news broke that League of Legends, the addictive rehash of MOBA games like DotA and Heroes of Newerth, has officially earned the right to call itself the most popular game on the PC platform. This data was pulled from statistics over at time-tracker gaming service Xfire. As Xfire is a little outdated (or so you can argue), many have disputed the crowning of LoL.

10-08-2012
Why Is League Of Legends The Most Popular PC Game In The World? [MUO Gaming]
How to Turn Your Wii Into a Media Center With WiiMC

Gaming

How to Turn Your Wii Into a Media Center With WiiMC

Turn your neglected Wii into a media player. Listen to music and watch videos from your computer on your TV, or browse a bit of the best the web has to offer using your Wiimote. With WiiMC it’s easy. I’ve shown you how quick it is to set up the Homebrew Channel on your Wii with Letterbomb – all you need is an SD card. There’s a lot of great software you can install when you do, including several media players.

08-08-2012
How to Turn Your Wii Into a Media Center With WiiMC
What Is The Nintendo 3DS XL & Should You Get One? [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

What Is The Nintendo 3DS XL & Should You Get One? [MUO Gaming]

The buzz around Nintendo’s Wii U has been rather lackluster. Much like the Wii, people seem confused by the new controller that is looking to revolutionize gaming, as we know it. In an effort to add to consumer confusion, Nintendo is rolling out a new handheld system called the 3DS XL. But what is the 3DS XL?

07-08-2012
What Is The Nintendo 3DS XL & Should You Get One? [MUO Gaming]
The Fading Games Of Yesterday, And How We Preserve Them [Feature]

Gaming

The Fading Games Of Yesterday, And How We Preserve Them [Feature]

What is your favorite video game of all time? If you’re in your twenties, or older, there’s a good chance that you answer to this question isn’t a recent title. It may be a classic RPG like Baldur’s Gate. Perhaps it’s Halo, a benchmark against which all other console shooters are compared. It could be X-Com, a brilliant strategy that is now repeatedly ruined by spin-offs. Or maybe you’re a fan of Elite, a founding game in the space trading genre, which today is nearly extinct. We did a thorough investigation into the afterlife of gaming, and where it’s headed.

06-08-2012
The Fading Games Of Yesterday, And How We Preserve Them [Feature]
Play DOS Games On Your Mac In Style With Boxer [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

Play DOS Games On Your Mac In Style With Boxer [MUO Gaming]

When it comes to DOS emulation, the general consensus around these parts is that DOSBox is the way to go. It’s free, completely cross-platform and runs virtually any DOS game or app you can throw at it. If you’re a Mac OS X user interested in simplifying the process and making everything look good while you’re at it then you might be interested in Boxer, an app that wraps your favourite DOS games in an app-like wrapper.

02-08-2012
Play DOS Games On Your Mac In Style With Boxer [MUO Gaming]
I Abandoned PC Gaming, But Now I’m Back & Here’s Why

Gaming

I Abandoned PC Gaming, But Now I’m Back & Here’s Why

Years ago, I was fully into gaming on my PC. I owned a PlayStation 2 and barely ever hit the power button to turn the thing on. I just did not see the value in console gaming and I was a PC gaming loyalist to the end. So I thought. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 launched with graphics that rivaled mid to upper range PCs and I figured it could not hurt to dabble in console gaming for a little while.

31-07-2012
I Abandoned PC Gaming, But Now I’m Back & Here’s Why
6 Great Free Games Based on Top TV Shows [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

6 Great Free Games Based on Top TV Shows [MUO Gaming]

Everyone loves free games. Getting some good entertainment without opening the wallet is a good feeling. Whether you are trying to kill some downtime at work, or looking for something cool to do while hanging around the house, booting up a free game is always a good thing. Besides gaming, another thing I love is watching some television. What if there was some way to combine the two?

24-07-2012
6 Great Free Games Based on Top TV Shows [MUO Gaming]
HedgeWars: A Multiplayer Worms-Like Game With Hedgehogs [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

HedgeWars: A Multiplayer Worms-Like Game With Hedgehogs [MUO Gaming]

Games are so prevalent nowadays. There are games for the hardcore and competitive types, and then there are games for the casual crowd. But more recently, I’ve seen a trend where developers have been incorporating both competitive and casual elements into their games – the best of both worlds. As an avid gamer, it’s always nice to see something that comes out of nowhere and blasts you into the past with a large dose of nostalgia.

20-07-2012
HedgeWars: A Multiplayer Worms-Like Game With Hedgehogs [MUO Gaming]
6 Unforgettable Multiplayer Maps From Shooters Gone By [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

6 Unforgettable Multiplayer Maps From Shooters Gone By [MUO Gaming]

Sometimes the arenas in which your multiplayer battles are fought are as memorable as the games themselves. The mere mention of certain titles first reminds me not of the single player campaign or arsenal of guns but my favourite multiplayer map, as that’s where I tended to spend most of my time. Dying, repeatedly. Today we’ll be taking a short trip down memory lane and remembering some of the finest arenas in first person shooter history.

20-07-2012
6 Unforgettable Multiplayer Maps From Shooters Gone By [MUO Gaming]
5 Video Games That Should Be Movies [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

5 Video Games That Should Be Movies [MUO Gaming]

Many modern video games play out like movies, with strong storylines, fleshed-out characters, and action sequences that surely give even Michael Bay pause for thought. And yet when it comes to actually making movies from video games, Hollywood and its film-making sister cities around the world have failed spectacularly. There are some video game movie adaptations worth watching, but most end up pleasing neither film buffs or gamers.

19-07-2012
5 Video Games That Should Be Movies [MUO Gaming]
Join Enemies & Allies In A Blazing Tank Battle With NetPanzer [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

Join Enemies & Allies In A Blazing Tank Battle With NetPanzer [MUO Gaming]

I should start off here by saying that I’ve tested out a lot of networked games in my time online, and I think I would only recommend less than half of them. Usually it comes down to either game quality, or lack of participants. Sometimes it’s just the fact that even though the game is awesome and there are lots of people online all the time, the game is set up so that long-time players can just sit there and massacre newcomers.

18-07-2012
Join Enemies & Allies In A Blazing Tank Battle With NetPanzer [MUO Gaming]
My Favorite Video Game Accessories Ever Created [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

My Favorite Video Game Accessories Ever Created [MUO Gaming]

A video game console usually comes with the system itself, some cables and a controller. These are the essentials necessary to give the machine power, make it display images on your screen of choice and provide you with a method of interacting with the game. Nine times out of ten, this is more than sufficient to play the game and have a damn good time. However, some games require a little more.

17-07-2012
My Favorite Video Game Accessories Ever Created [MUO Gaming]
5 Classic Indie Strategy Games You Must Play [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

5 Classic Indie Strategy Games You Must Play [MUO Gaming]

Strategy games have a long history that dates back to the very first game consoles and even arcade games (such as Rampart). As with any other genre, most of the games produced have been developed by one studio and then released by a separate publisher. This includes important titles such as Homeworld, Populous and SimCity 2000.

17-07-2012
5 Classic Indie Strategy Games You Must Play [MUO Gaming]
Nintendo vs Sega: Video Game Logo Evolution [INFOGRAPHIC]

Gaming

Nintendo vs Sega: Video Game Logo Evolution [INFOGRAPHIC]

In the world of gaming, the two most recognisable icons in the world are Mario, and Sonic the Hedgehog. But they both come from separate companies, one of which has been around for 123 years, the other for 72 years. Who am I talking about? Nintendo and Sega of course. But in the days before the Italian Plumber and the Blue Hedgehog stormed onto the scene, what were Nintendo and Sega up to?

17-07-2012
Nintendo vs Sega: Video Game Logo Evolution [INFOGRAPHIC]
Xfire vs. Raptr: Which Should You Use To Track PC Gaming?

Gaming

Xfire vs. Raptr: Which Should You Use To Track PC Gaming?

Statistics, metrics, and achievements. This is what new-age gaming has taught the average person to look forward to. In the early ’90s, PC gaming was nearly non-existent and a real shining achievement was being able to play through an entire NES game (no memory cards back then) without some freak accident happening, like your power cutting off. Things sure are different today.

17-07-2012
Xfire vs. Raptr: Which Should You Use To Track PC Gaming?
How To Migrate Steam To a New Hard Drive

Gaming

How To Migrate Steam To a New Hard Drive

Unlike most Windows applications, Steam can be easily moved between hard drives without redownloading or reinstalling anything. If you want to put Steam on a new hard drive – say, if you’ve bought a new computer or a larger hard drive for your games – you can copy your games over without going through a long download process. This is just one of the things that makes Steam awesome.

11-07-2012
How To Migrate Steam To a New Hard Drive
6 Cult Japanese Video Games Still Worth Playing [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

6 Cult Japanese Video Games Still Worth Playing [MUO Gaming]

The history of video games is littered with the dead corpses of titles that never quite fulfilled their promise. Not because they sucked – far from it, in fact – but because they didn’t sell in anything like the number they deserved to. Critical acclaim didn’t result in commercial success. Many of these titles are slow-burners or a little strange, but those gamers who took the time to become fully immersed in their worlds became hooked.

11-07-2012
6 Cult Japanese Video Games Still Worth Playing [MUO Gaming]