gaming

Learn To Code Games With Your Kids This Long Weekend

Club Engineer is a not-for-profit organisation that provides free online coding lessons for adults and children. Its latest initiative is the Write Your Own Computer Games program, which aims to teach kids about the building blocks behind gaming via the programming language Pascal.


Steam Now Allows You To Preload Games To Any Folder

Today, Valve announced an update to the Steam beta client that allows you to download unreleased games and install them to any folder you’d like. Previously, this only worked for games that were already released.


How To Setup Steam In-Home Streaming And Fix Its Quirks

Yesterday, Steam released its In-Home Streaming feature to everyone. The feature allows you to install games on one PC and stream them via your home network to any other machine. Here’s how to get it set up (and fix some of the quirkier problems).


Run PC Games At A Higher Resolution Than Your Monitor Supports

You can make most PC games look great with the right graphics tweaks. But if you really want to get down and dirty — and have the graphics card to handle it — you can actually run your games at a higher resolution than your monitor supports (sort of). The folks at LinusTechTips explain how.


Build Your Own Portable Retro Game Station With A Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is already a fantastic retro game machine. However, if you would prefer to have something to play games on the go, Thingiverse user 3Derp shows us how to make your own portable system.


CheapShark Helps Finds You Great Deals On Video Games

Web/Chrome: If you’re looking for a deal on video games, you can save a few bucks on your favourite titles with the CheapShark. The Chrome extension is not directly affiliated with CheapShark itself, but it does use CheapShark’s pricing database.


How To Set Up MAME On A Mac

Earlier in the week, we responded to an Ask Lifehacker question about some possible uses for an unused Mac Mini. A few comments wanted to know how to set up MAME on a Mac.


The Performance Benefits Of Discrete Video Cards (Even For Non-Gamers)

If you’re a PC gamer, you know that upgrading your computer’s video card will give you the best gaming performance boost. PCWorld argues, however, that a discrete graphics card belongs in most people’s desktop PCs — not just gamers.


Frustration, Not Violent Content, May Cause Aggression In Gamers

Video games sometimes get a bad rap for causing aggressive behaviour (though this correlation is in dispute to say the least). New research suggests that it may not be violent games that encourage this aggression, but rather the frustration and challenges to the ego that come from repeatedly losing.