Joystick Mapper Makes Your Favorite Mac Gamepad Work with Any App

OS X: Some games have gamepad and joystick controls functional out of the box. Some don't. For the latter, a little app called Joystick Mapper can allow you to use any compatible controller with any game—whether it supports your gamepad/joystick or not. » 12/13/13 6:14pm 12/13/13 6:14pm

How to Keep Your Overflowing Steam Library Neatly Organized

If you play more than a few games, you know the pain of a cluttered Steam library—whether you've spent a ton of money during Steam Sales or you just really love video games. Here are some tips to keep your library neatly organized so you can find what you want to play right away. » 9/20/13 10:58am 9/20/13 10:58am

Overwolf Adds Facebook, YouTube, and More to Your Favorite Games

Windows: If you've ever played a full-screen game and wished you could open a browser or respond to an IM without tabbing out, Overwolf is the utility for you. The app adds useful tools so you can look up strategies, chat with friends, control your music, and more, all without leaving the game. » 5/31/13 9:28am 5/31/13 9:28am

How Can I Play My Old PC Games on a Modern Computer?

Dear Lifehacker,
I have a couple old PC games from the Windows 95 days that I'd like to keep playing. However, I use Windows 7, which creates an obvious problem. Is there a way to play it on my current machine? More importantly, will I just have to give it up some day? » 5/22/13 1:16pm 5/22/13 1:16pm

In Four Days Temple Run 2 Has Been Downloaded 20 Million Times

Last week Imangi Studios surprised everyone with the stealthy release of the Temple Run 2. Being the finely-honed sequel to one of the most popular mobile games in the world, I can't say I'm surprised by massive reaction. » 1/21/13 12:55pm 1/21/13 12:55pm

I Learned How to Share My Toys By Kindergarten, But Modern Gaming…

There are a few dozen games in our home that I haven't really ever been able to play. The same goes for my spouse. It's not a lack of interest, time, or ability that keeps each of us from experiencing these games; it's Steam. Although Steam is hardly the only culprit, of course. Origin now plays the same role, as do… » 8/28/12 6:00pm 8/28/12 6:00pm

Square Enix LA Working On Downloadable Games

Square Enix's new Los Angeles studio is still hiring » 11/20/08 4:20pm 11/20/08 4:20pm, but they now have a small core staff of coders. To ease the new kids gently into the world of Squeenix development, the new studio is going to focus on downloadable games. "We started the in-house development team a couple of months ago and we're starting with…