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iPad Games Galore: Kick Up The 80’s & 90’s With These 5 Retro Games

iPhone and iPad Gaming

iPad Games Galore: Kick Up The 80’s & 90’s With These 5 Retro Games

Everyone loves retro. Whether you actually grew up in the 80’s or laid eyes on Pac-Man for the first time on a Windows PC, we can’t help but love these games. Recently, I discovered there is a whole drove of retro game available for the iPad, and not only that, they tend to be quite expensive. It’s hard to find a full version of a true retro game for less than $4.99, and many of them can go up to $9.99.

27-04-2012
iPad Games Galore: Kick Up The 80’s & 90’s With These 5 Retro Games
3 Games With Unexpected Great Multiplayer Capabilities [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

3 Games With Unexpected Great Multiplayer Capabilities [MUO Gaming]

Some games seem destined for a life of solitude. Their design seems inherently singular, and we go through life with a general acceptance of this fact. These work as single player games, and we are comfortable playing them as such. However, what if a developer decides that they are not content to have just a single player experience? Gamers would be in uproar about how the game does not need multiplayer capabilities.

24-04-2012
3 Games With Unexpected Great Multiplayer Capabilities [MUO Gaming]
5 Fun Draw Something Videos for the Addicted

Web Culture Gaming

5 Fun Draw Something Videos for the Addicted

Draw Something is the current darling of the mobile games industry, having achieved huge popularity around the world in a short space of time. In fact, it’s been crowned the fastest-growing mobile game of all time thanks to 50 million downloads in its first 50 days of being available. Zynga saw so much potential there it bought the company behind the game just to get its hands on this one title.

18-04-2012
5 Fun Draw Something Videos for the Addicted
Why You Need To Play Saints Row: The Third Right Now [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

Why You Need To Play Saints Row: The Third Right Now [MUO Gaming]

I usually do not use this space to talk about one specific game. I try to keep things broad, with round-ups and opinion pieces on various important matters in the video game world. Sometimes I rant about why digital distribution might suck. Other times I go on and on about my favorite first person shooters of all time. Today, I am throwing that out the window in favor of telling you why you need to play Saints Row: The Third.

17-04-2012
Why You Need To Play Saints Row: The Third Right Now [MUO Gaming]
How To Make Your Own Computer Game [Part 2]

Gaming

How To Make Your Own Computer Game [Part 2]

In part one we saw how to create your own text-based game, platformer, or first person shooter in the blink of an eye, often with mere drag-and-drop procedures. Those tools already allowed you to tell your own interactive story, but your influence on gameplay mechanics remained limited. This week features tools of intermediate complexity.

16-04-2012
How To Make Your Own Computer Game [Part 2]
4 Reasons The Digital Distribution Of Video Games Will Make Your Life Worse [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

4 Reasons The Digital Distribution Of Video Games Will Make Your Life Worse [MUO Gaming]

Last week we looked at why we should not hate the inevitable future where all video games are distributed digitally. There are some compelling reasons to put your ball in digital distribution’s court, but there are some reasons you should consider hating digital distribution as well. There are two sides of every issue so there are reasons why I am standoffish towards the whole thing.

10-04-2012
4 Reasons The Digital Distribution Of Video Games Will Make Your Life Worse [MUO Gaming]
How To Make Your Own Computer Game [Part 1]

Gaming

How To Make Your Own Computer Game [Part 1]

There’s only so much gaming glee you can take, before you start wondering about creating your own game. To answer your first question: yes, making your own game is very doable. In this first installment, we will take a look at a number of quick and easy ways to create a customized game. There will be no or minimal programming required.

09-04-2012
How To Make Your Own Computer Game [Part 1]
3 Dual Joystick Shooters You Won’t Believe Are Free [iPhone]

iPhone and iPad Gaming

3 Dual Joystick Shooters You Won’t Believe Are Free [iPhone]

One of the most undervalued genres on the iPhone is the dual joystick shooter. Twin stick shooters are a genre that has been around for as long as video game consoles have had two joysticks, but they were really popularized by the release of Geometry Wars on the Xbox 360. Since then, lots of developers have tried to get a piece of the dual joystick pie on every platform.

06-04-2012
3 Dual Joystick Shooters You Won’t Believe Are Free [iPhone]
The 10 Best Action Games You Can Play On Your Mac [MUO Gaming]

Gaming Mac

The 10 Best Action Games You Can Play On Your Mac [MUO Gaming]

Getting your frag on with a Mac has never been easy. The most popular action shooters, like most of the Quake games and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare have been ported, but as you move away from first-person shooters and mega-hits it becomes harder to find good titles. There are, however, some games worth your time.

05-04-2012
The 10 Best Action Games You Can Play On Your Mac [MUO Gaming]
The Wrath Of The Angry Birds [INFOGRAPHIC]

Gaming

The Wrath Of The Angry Birds [INFOGRAPHIC]

We’ve made no secret of the fact that some of us here at MUO are big Angry Birds fans. Dave Parrack and I are currently battling it out on the Facebook version of the game (along with my wife, who is kicking my bottom) and with Angry Birds Space having just come out, even more people are getting addicted to the pig bashing game.

05-04-2012
The Wrath Of The Angry Birds [INFOGRAPHIC]
Why Next-Generation Games Consoles Can Wait [Opinion]

Gaming

Why Next-Generation Games Consoles Can Wait [Opinion]

The current generation of home games consoles – the Wii, the PS3, and the Xbox 360 – have all been with us for some time. This seventh-generation began in 2005 with the release of the Xbox 360. The Microsoft console was joined by Nintendo’s innovative new motion-control-based Wii and Sony’s more-of-the-same PS3 a year later in 2006. By industry standards this is a long-lasting generation.

04-04-2012
Why Next-Generation Games Consoles Can Wait [Opinion]
4 Reasons The Digital Distribution Of Video Games Will Make Your Life Better [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

4 Reasons The Digital Distribution Of Video Games Will Make Your Life Better [MUO Gaming]

Video games are going digital; it is a fact that we cannot avoid. The chances are great that the next console generation will allow gamers to buy all of their games by downloading them directly to their hard drive. But what does this mean for gamers? Is it a good or bad thing for the future of video games? As with any important issue, there are multiple ways to look at it.

03-04-2012
4 Reasons The Digital Distribution Of Video Games Will Make Your Life Better [MUO Gaming]
10 Great Strategy Games You Can Play On Your Mac

Mac Gaming

10 Great Strategy Games You Can Play On Your Mac

Mac gaming can be frustrating at times. The problem is finding games that are available on the platform. Even today, after Steam’s adoption of the Mac, finding games to play can be difficult. That doesn’t mean there aren’t some excellent games. You just have to do a little extra work to find them. Let’s have a look at ten strategy titles that are sure to please any fan of the genre.

30-03-2012
10 Great Strategy Games You Can Play On Your Mac
The Fourth Wall Game Provides Mind-Bending, Screen-Wrapping Fun

Gaming

The Fourth Wall Game Provides Mind-Bending, Screen-Wrapping Fun

The fourth wall is the invisible wall which separates the audience from a performance, whether it be on stage, on television, in movies, or in video games. Breaking the fourth wall is when a performer obliterates the idea of that invisible wall and talks directly to an audience. This is how The Fourth Wall, an indie game for Windows, got its name.

28-03-2012
The Fourth Wall Game Provides Mind-Bending, Screen-Wrapping Fun
8 Awesome Angry Birds Videos For The Addicted

Web Culture Gaming

8 Awesome Angry Birds Videos For The Addicted

I hate to admit it but I’m a little addicted to Angry Birds. I know many people hate the game in all its different iterations – it’s for casual gamers, it sucks, it’s pointless – but I just can’t get enough. I know why this is so, having explored the reasons Angry Birds is so addictive in a previous article, but that hasn’t helped. Never mind. There are worse things to be addicted to.

28-03-2012
8 Awesome Angry Birds Videos For The Addicted
3 Fun Games You Can Play With A Friend On The Same Device [Android]

Gaming Android

3 Fun Games You Can Play With A Friend On The Same Device [Android]

Multiplayer games are usually played over a network connection, one device per player. Socially, this means that even if you’re playing a multiplayer game with a friend who is in the same room as you are, each of you has their head stuck inside their phone. For all intents and purposes, it looks like you’re doing something separately – not like you’re actually playing together.

27-03-2012
3 Fun Games You Can Play With A Friend On The Same Device [Android]
3 Video Games That Actually Made Me Laugh Out Loud [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

3 Video Games That Actually Made Me Laugh Out Loud [MUO Gaming]

Video games have come a long way in terms of telling a story. They have high grade voice actors and cutscenes that occasionally rival at least mid-grade movies. However, the one place video games always seem to lack in is comedy. Humor just never seems to come across as well in a video game as it does in other entertainment mediums. I never really understood why.

27-03-2012
3 Video Games That Actually Made Me Laugh Out Loud [MUO Gaming]
5 Free ADDICTIVE Arcade Games for iPad

iPhone and iPad Gaming

5 Free ADDICTIVE Arcade Games for iPad

Welcome to another edition of MakeUseOf’s free iPad games column. This month, it’s all about arcade. Be it shooting, running, slicing or rolling, no one is immune to the addiction of arcade games. If you don’t want to spend the next few hours playing, save this post for later. Otherwise, dive into the world of arcade games, and find your next addiction.

26-03-2012
5 Free ADDICTIVE Arcade Games for iPad
Turn Your iPhone Or Android Device Into A Game Controller For Your Computer [Windows & Mac]

Android Gaming

Turn Your iPhone Or Android Device Into A Game Controller For Your Computer [Windows & Mac]

Do you like playing casual games on your computer? Do you own an iPhone or an Android device? Then how about forgetting about your keyboard and mouse and using your trusty old smartphone as a controller for games? If it sounds to good to be true, you should give Wanderplayer a try.

23-03-2012
Turn Your iPhone Or Android Device Into A Game Controller For Your Computer [Windows & Mac]
3 Best Video Game Publishers On The Scene Right Now [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

3 Best Video Game Publishers On The Scene Right Now [MUO Gaming]

I love video games, and I am assuming that because you are reading this article, you probably do too. Well, in order to have video games, we need solid companies out there working hard to put out the games we enjoy so much to market. There are lots of companies out there making video games, and some have had a hit or two here and there.

20-03-2012
3 Best Video Game Publishers On The Scene Right Now [MUO Gaming]
The Neurology Of Gaming [INFOGRAPHIC]

Gaming

The Neurology Of Gaming [INFOGRAPHIC]

I am not that much into gaming but I know a lot of people who are, and after showing them today’s infographic, all of them had very mixed reactions. One wanted to shoot me with his laser gun, another wanted to blow me up with his Apache helicopter missiles while a third started humming the Tetris music while trying to bend me into a weird shape to fit into the corner of the room.

16-03-2012
The Neurology Of Gaming [INFOGRAPHIC]
7 Great Android Games for Casual Gaming

Android Gaming

7 Great Android Games for Casual Gaming

For those of you who love to play games in random idle moments, here’s a list of great games which are entertaining, cheap, casual, silly and easy to pick up and set down. Well okay, easy to set down for some of you. For the rest of you, these games may spell disaster for your productivity. You’ve been warned. Read on!

15-03-2012
7 Great Android Games for Casual Gaming