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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 […]

How to Boost Your Game Performance With Game Booster v2

How to Boost Your Game Performance With Game Booster v2

When it comes to gaming, the hardware may be the most important factor that decide the game’s performance. Give a system more RAM, higher CPU and GPU power and it should tackle effortlessly most of the high-end games in the market. On the other hand, if you are not prepared to shell out the money […]

5 More Linux Games You Probably Haven’t Played

5 More Linux Games You Probably Haven’t Played

Linux is not known for gaming, and when most people think of Linux games, they think of a few free and open source games that are good but not numerous. Nevertheless, there is a growing pool of free and commercial independent gaming developers who are pushing the envelope by offering their games on multiple platforms, […]

Free Mega Games Pack For Linux

Free Mega Games Pack For Linux

Remember a time when the most complex aspect of a game was unwrapping the packaging? It was a time when a first-person shooter truly was just about one person doing a whole lot of shooting and not much else. It was a time when RAM was still counted by the megabyte and 1024×768 resolution was […]

4 Linux Games You Probably Have Not Played

4 Linux Games You Probably Have Not Played

It is no secret that Linux is not a popular gaming platform. Despite that stigma, however, the open nature of Linux makes it easy, even for relatively inexperienced developers, to produce quality games. Therefore, while the number of high-rated Linux game titles may be small in comparison to Windows or gaming consoles, there are a […]

How To Play Multiplayer Games Over Garena

How To Play Multiplayer Games Over Garena

Multiplayer games over local area networks (LAN) took off once the “cybercafé” became ubiquitous. The ability to play games with friends opened up a whole new realm of possibilities for the casual and determined gamer. I personally, started playing computer games at cybercafés since 1999. At the time playing at home over the internet was […]

Get 5 Of The Best Indie Games At Any Price You Want

Get 5 Of The Best Indie Games At Any Price You Want

World of Goo, Aquaria, Gish, Lugaru HD and Penumbra Overture are 5 of the highest rated indies game around and they usually cost a premium for you to own and play. Well, not anymore (at least until this Tuesday). These 5 games are now for you to own at a price of … whatever sum […]

Qjoypad: Keyboard to Gamepad Mapping for Linux

Qjoypad: Keyboard to Gamepad Mapping for Linux

Gaming on Linux can be a wonderful, irritating, or anything in between. Sometimes you get things exactly the way you want them, and other times, you have to improvise. Ideally, every game would support the devices you want to use with it, but there are a few instances where games do not yet support joysticks […]

How to Set Up “Legend of the Green Dragon” Server

How to Set Up “Legend of the Green Dragon” Server

Those who weren’t fortunate enough to have been a nerd in the 80s or early 90s likely missed out on one of the precursors to today’s Word Wide Web, the Bulletin Board System. Many BBS users will remember Legend of the Red Dragon (LORD), an extremely popular text based RPG game. It was the “killer […]

An Introduction to KDE Games

An Introduction to KDE Games

For a long time KDE has come with an assortment of games. Collectively, this suite of games is simply called “KDE Games“. With the advent of KDE 4, all of the KDE games were given face lifts and a standard set of features that make moving from game to game a seamless exercise. The games […]

How to Run Fullscreen Games In Linux With Dual Monitors

How to Run Fullscreen Games In Linux With Dual Monitors

As with all operating systems, the way a Linux game behaves on a computer is largely dependent on the design of the game, the graphics hardware and drivers the user has, and the settings one chooses. Native Linux games are typically better at supporting the computer’s default resolution without much tweaking, but the way it […]

Linux Gaming With Sabayon Gaming Edition DVD

Linux Gaming With Sabayon Gaming Edition DVD

One of the most common complaints I hear about Linux is that it’s just no good for gaming. Some complain about hardware support, others the lack of titles, others that it’s just too complicated. It’s true that Linux probably isn’t the first platform that comes to mind when I think about PC gaming, but some […]