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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Having a boring day? Try Playing Tetris On Your Mac Terminal

Having a boring day? Try Playing Tetris On Your Mac Terminal

After a long boring day at work, what about taking a short break and play some cool tetris game on your Mac terminal? Yes, you hear me right, I am referring to the black, ugly, unglamorous terminal app that you never want to open, and you can play tetris on it. Here’s how:

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Console Gaming For iPhone

Console Gaming For iPhone

[Game console lover] If you need a reason to convince yourself to buy the expensive iPhone, here is it: You can now play all your favorite console games in your iPhone, via the emulators. Be it Playstation, Nintendo or even Sega Genesis, their emulators are easily available in the installer app. Simply click and install […]

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Gaming Version of ‘YouTube’? Check Out Kongregate…

Gaming Version of ‘YouTube’? Check Out Kongregate…

Tired of your desktop games? Or just want to take a break from work? Just point your browser to Kongregate.com and enjoy highly addictive online flash games, and if you like, challenge other gamers to a game too. Kongregate is a social gaming site that allows users to upload and share flash-based games. Aiming to […]

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City Simulation Game For Linux

City Simulation Game For Linux

For sure, not everyone love gaming in Linux, and there are even fewer people who love city simulation games in Linux. But if you are like me, a lover of city simulation game (and also using Linux), here are some great choices for you: 1. Lincity-NG I have been finding an alternative to the popular […]

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Why Windows Vista Is Suitable For Gaming?

Why Windows Vista Is Suitable For Gaming?

I have many people asking me whether Windows Vista is suitable for gaming. I suppose to use that as the title for this post, but I decided to change it. The reason being, whether you like it or not, Windows Vista is here to stay and will eventually replace Windows XP. Rather than discussing whether […]

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