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Angry Birds Makes Its Way to Facebook, Just In Time For Valentine

Angry Birds Makes Its Way to Facebook, Just In Time For Valentine

Angry Birds is a worldwide gaming phenomenon that has swept the competition under the rug. Rovio announced that Angry Birds is now the most popular downloaded game in history, with over 700 million downloads worldwide! I’d say making Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, and Angry Birds Rio all available on major smartphone platforms, as well […]

Emulating SNES, NES and N64 Games In Mac OS X

Emulating SNES, NES and N64 Games In Mac OS X

After years of being maligned, Mac users now often have access to the latest and greatest games sooner rather than later and as Apple’s market share continues to increase, this trend is surely bound to only increase – it’s a great time to be a Mac gamer! Still, sometimes it’s fun to look back and […]

How to Move a Steam Game to Another Location

How to Move a Steam Game to Another Location

If you’ve just bought a fancy new solid state drive, you might want to move a select few games across for improved performance and loading times. You may also just be running out of space on your main drive and feel like relocating a game to a secondary hard drive. Unfortunately the guys at Valve […]

4 of the Best Economy Games for Linux

4 of the Best Economy Games for Linux

If you’re anything like me, sometimes you just crave a particular kind of game. Maybe it’s an FPS, maybe a puzzle game, maybe a new Real Time Strategy. Lately for me, it’s been games of economy. SimCity and Tycoon type games – where you build up your business/city to greatness through clever monetary strategy. As […]

The 7 Best Minecraft Editors and Utilities for Linux

The 7 Best Minecraft Editors and Utilities for Linux

For an independent game with no storyline, no tutorial, and graphics that make Windows 95 look slick, Minecraft has developed an amazing following. Who could have ever predicted that shuffling virtual cubes around could be so fun and so full of possibilities? And if, somehow, you find yourself running out of ideas for your virtual […]

Steel Storm: Burning Retribution Review

Steel Storm: Burning Retribution Review

Once in a while, an indie game comes out that reminds us that great games need not come from huge companies with large development budgets. Steel Storm was one such game, as my previous review of Steel Storm: Episode I highlighted. The developers of Steel Storm, Kot-in-Action Creative Artel are back again with the next installment, […]

Avadon: The Black Fortress – Highly Addictive RPG Game

Avadon: The Black Fortress – Highly Addictive RPG Game

I admit…I am a die hard RPG fans. I grew up on RPG games: Diablo, Final Fantasy, Baldur Gate, you name it and I had played them all. However, it has also been a long time that I last get addicted to a RPG game. Most of them are just not that good anymore. When […]

The Complete Guide to Set Up a Minecraft Server

The Complete Guide to Set Up a Minecraft Server

Minecraft is one of the most engrossing PC games to come out in the last few years, and with the semi-recent additions to SMP mode, it’s more fun than ever to host your own custom server. Getting the basic server up and running isn’t that difficult, but that’s only part of the picture. Once the […]

A Review of Red Eclipse, Free and Open Source FPS

A Review of Red Eclipse, Free and Open Source FPS

The number of truly free and open source games available for download is small in general, but in terms of genre, first-person shooters (FPS) have plenty of representation. This is largely due to the 3D engines that have been released into the free software community, which lend themselves well to FPS games. The Cube Engine 2 is […]

M.A.R.S. – A Ridiculous Shooter, Indie Game Showcase

M.A.R.S. – A Ridiculous Shooter, Indie Game Showcase

At MakeTechEasier, we  have reviewed quite a handful of cross-platform indie games. The latest to catch our attention is M.A.R.S. – a ridiculous shooter (their words, not mine). Like some of the other favorites we have highlighted, M.A.R.S. is a 2D retro-style arcade game with some modern features like online multiplayer matches. The weird thing about […]

Legend of Fae Game Review: Bejeweled + RPG = Addictive [Free Giveaway]

Legend of Fae Game Review: Bejeweled + RPG = Addictive [Free Giveaway]

I am sure you have played Bejeweled or other similar kind of gem swapping game before. I am sure you have played RPG game too where you walk around to kill monsters. What if you combine these two style of gameplay together? You get the indie game: Legend of Fae. At first glance, bejeweled-style combined […]

Steel Storm Indie Game Review

Steel Storm Indie Game Review

As the indie game market continues to grow, we thought it would be timely to kick off 2011 with another game review. Steel Storm, a game produced by a small company called Kot in Action Creative Artel, is a top-down arcade shooter that puts you in control of a small futuristic aircraft. Like the addictive space […]

Humble Indie Bundle 2 Is Back

Humble Indie Bundle 2 Is Back

Remember the Humble Indie Bundle where you can play any price you want for 5 great indie games? Well, it have returned again, with more exciting games. Humble Indie Bundle 2 now comes with Braid, Cortex Command, Machinarium, Osmos and Revenge of the Titan. For those who have not heard of the Humble Indie Bundle, […]

Minecraft Tips and Tricks for Newbies

Minecraft Tips and Tricks for Newbies

If you haven’t actually played Minecraft by now, you’ve probably at least heard the buzz about it. Perhaps the astonishing sales numbers, or the guy who built a working CPU with game blocks, or the attack on their servers from angry script kiddies. If you haven’t tried it, imagine this: if the entire world was […]

4 More Linux Games to Distract You From Work

4 More Linux Games to Distract You From Work

As Linux gains more popularity, the number of major commercial game vendors supporting Linux has not increased, but independent developers are certainly taking notice. Here are four more Linux games that are sure to distract you from real work. Be sure to play them only when your boss is not looking. Enjoy!

How to Play The Sims 3 in Linux

How to Play The Sims 3 in Linux

Wine has come a long way in the last few years, making it fairly simple to install many popular Windows games on Linux. Cedega and PlayOnLinux have made it even easier by providing GUI assistance and management of your games. One game series, however, has proven to be consistently difficult to get working, and that’s […]

Linux Game Review: Sun Blast

Linux Game Review: Sun Blast

Remember those insane arcade games that kept you up all night, blasting away at ship after ship, leading up to a showdown with a massive star destroyer that relentlessly hurled various dangerous objects at you? More than likely, the game you remember offered a 2D top-down or side-scrolling view of space. But now take a […]

How to Set Up Your Own (Free) Dark Age of Camelot Server

How to Set Up Your Own (Free) Dark Age of Camelot Server

Before World of Warcraft, there was Dark Age of Camelot (DAoC). For those who haven’t played, it’s a medieval MMORPG originally from Mythic Entertainment, now owned by EA. It was DAoC that formed the basis of many of the game mechanics now found in Warhammer Online. Camelot is still alive today, but its popularity has […]