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  • How to Normalize Volumes in Ventrilo Created: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
    One of the most common complaints I hear about using voice chat is that some people can barely be heard, while others are so loud that they blow your ear drums out. And we all know what it's like w...
  • Top Multiplayer RTS Games for the PC Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
    Many real-time strategy games for the PC now have multiplayer options that allow you to wage war over the Internet. In most cases you are required to gather resources, research new technology, buil...
  • LPB - low ping bastard Created: Monday, February 13, 2006 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
    The Internet Games Glossary definition of a LPB. Explains how bandwidth affects the perceptions players get from an LPB player.
  • CSI: Crime City Tips & Tricks Created: Saturday, October 30, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
    Having trouble on the mean streets of Las Vegas? We're here to help. Here are six useful tips to make your time in the Facebook game CSI: Crime City go by much easier.
  • How To Play PopCap Games For Free Created: Thursday, February 18, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014
    Over the years, PopCap Games has created some of the most addictive and well known casual games on the market. Titles like Bejeweled and Peggle have stolen countless hours of our time due to being ...
  • Top Video Cards for Computer Gaming Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014
    Every experienced gamer is familiar with constantly escalating hardware demands of the latest games. These PC graphics cards will help get your frame rate back up to tolerable levels whether you're...
  • PlanetSide 2 Certification Grinding Tips Created: Thursday, February 14, 2013 Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014
    Tips for maximizing your Certification gain in SOE's new MMOFPS, PlanetSide 2. Learn about support roles and Sunderer certification to accumulate points." itemprop="descrip='t3'" --> itemprop="desc...
  • How To Play FarmVille Outside of Facebook Created: Sunday, February 07, 2010 Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014
    FarmVille may be the biggest game on Facebook, with over 75 million active users, but you don't necessarily have to be on the social network to play anymore. Utilizing Facebook Connect, developer Z...
  • Cheating in Online Games Created: Friday, October 21, 2005 Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014
    It takes an great effort to keep an online game cheat-free. Read about online game cheating history, how it's done, who to trust and fair play initiatives." itemprop="descrTP='t3'" --> itemprop="de...
  • Top Free Online Pinball Games Created: Thursday, May 21, 2009 Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014
    They will never be quite like the old arcade pinball machines with roll digits, but online pinball simulations are getting incredibly realistic and there are no quarters required. Free pinball has ...
  • Wizard101 Review (PC) Created: Wednesday, February 04, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
    Wizard101 is an online kids game with adult MMORPG features built around a unique card-based combat system. Learn about combat, mini-games and more here.
  • Internet Game Timeline Created: Saturday, November 05, 2005 Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014
    This is a timeline of key events in the history of Internet gaming. It includes significant developments in computer games, console games, and Internet technology." itemproexpr="$zTP='t3'" --> item...
  • World of Warcraft Mount Guide Created: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014
    There are a large number of mounts available in World of Warcraft, and more are added to the game on a regular basis. The total is currently around 200, although that includes different color varia...
  • Using Voice Chat in Games Created: Monday, March 24, 2003 Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014
    While there are still some die-hard speed typers among us, the keyboard is giving way to headsets and microphones as voice becomes the preferred way to communicate in online games. These software a...
  • How to Install World of Warcraft Addons Created: Sunday, April 26, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014
    Installing World of Warcraft addons are simple, useful and best of all condoned by Blizzard. Here's a guide on downloading and installing a WoW addon." itemprop="descriptio3'" --> itemprop="descrip...
  • Top Match-3 Puzzle Games Created: Friday, October 01, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    If you're into casual puzzle games, chances are you've come across one or two match-3 games throughout your journey. The fact is, the sheer number of match-3 titles available makes it hard to separ...
  • Top Multiplayer RPGs Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    Highly graphical multiplayer RPGs have become a large online gaming trend in recent years. See the top seven with a variety of Internet play options.
  • Gaming for Money: Online Games of Skill Created: Friday, January 16, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    A lot of people dream of turning their gaming habit into a full-time job. There are a number of ways to put your game skills to the test for a wager online." itemprop="desczTP='t3'" --> itemprop="d...
  • User Feedback on F2P Games Created: Sunday, February 27, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 05, 2013
    What do you think of the F2P game trend? Is the subscription-only approach on its way out, or is there room in the market for games to employ a variety of business models?
  • User Feedback on Video Game Addiction Created: Friday, November 19, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 05, 2013
    If you follow gaming news, you know that video games are regularly accused of being addictive and destroying lives. They are often placed in the same category as heroin, alcohol, and nicotine. One ...
  • Are Subscription Games a Good Value? Created: Friday, July 31, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 05, 2013
    Although the number of people subscribed to games that charge monthly fees continues to grow, we've all heard protests from those that refuse to pay any regular fees to play a video game. Many are ...
  • Etiquette Tips for Online Gamers Created: Monday, July 13, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 05, 2013
    It's an unfortunate fact that online gaming involves tolerating a remarkable amount of rudeness, vulgarity, poor sportsmanship, and plain old bad manners. What etiquette tips do you have for online...
  • Your Favorite Sci-fi MMORPGs Created: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 05, 2013
    Science fiction is a natural fit for a roleplaying game, and, although medieval fantasy still has the largest draw, there has been a steady increase in the number of MMORPGs with a sci-fi setting. ...
  • Your Favorite Fantasy MMORPGs Created: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 05, 2013
    There are a remarkable number of choices available to massively multiplayer online gamers compared to a few years ago, but medieval fantasy continues to be the most popular setting. In these games ...
  • Your Favorite Free Online Soccer Games Created: Thursday, October 08, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 05, 2013
    I'm not sure if Soccer, or perhaps more accurately, Football, is the world's most popular sport, but if it isn't, it certainly comes close. Free online soccer games have been growing in number, and...
  • Your Favorite Multiplayer RTS Games Created: Monday, June 29, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 05, 2013
    Many real-time strategy games now have multiplayer options that allow you to wage war over the Internet. In most cases you are required to gather resources, research new technology, build up an arm...
  • Your Favorite Free Online Pinball Games Created: Monday, June 29, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 05, 2013
    They will never be quite like the old arcade pinball machines with roll digits, but online pinball simulations are getting incredibly realistic and there are no quarters required. Free pinball has ...
  • Your Favorite Free Tower Defense Games Created: Monday, June 22, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 05, 2013
    Tower defense games have been growing in popularity at a rapid rate ever since the success of Flash Element Tower Defense and Desktop Tower Defense in 2007. Of course, the basic concept for these g...
  • Your Favorite Free Match-3 Puzzle Games Created: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 05, 2013
    Match-3 games have become a staple of the casual game genre over the years, and you'll now find them adapted to countless different themes and seasons. The central mechanic they all share is that t...
  • Your Favorite Multiplayer Online Shooters Created: Saturday, May 02, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 05, 2013
    FPS fans have a remarkable number of games to choose from these days. What are your favorite multiplayer online shooters?
  • Your Favorite Free Online Mahjong Games Created: Saturday, May 02, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 05, 2013
    Mahjong (or Mah-jongg) is a tile-matching game that originated in China over a century ago. Today it is played all over the world, and like many other traditional games, there are now a multitude o...
  • Your Favorite World of Warcraft Addons Created: Saturday, May 02, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 05, 2013
    There are hundreds of useful interface addons available for World of Warcraft. Which ones are your favorites and why?

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