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join our clash of clans clan

I can’t even BEGIN to tell you how many of you have contacted me asking if we could hang out, be BFFs, have me officiate your wedding, etc. Well, I am far too anti-social for any of THAT to happen, but I DO enjoy sitting alone in the dark for hours on end playing Clash of Clans with my imaginary online friends. Over the years we have actually created quite a decent clan,... Read More

How to: Put up big numbers in Samurai Siege alliance wars

Samurai Siege

By far the best thing about Samurai Siege is the Alliance wars, where you work alongside your fellow alliance members, trying to put up more war points than your rival alliances. Of course the WORST thing about these wars is the long wait times to rebuild your army so you can attack again. I figured I would take a quick minute to share MY tactic when battling, which allows me to... Read More

Review: Threes

Threes iPhone app

It takes a brave journalist, a hero, some would say, to recommend the top-selling app on iTunes, but that is just what this man is willing to do. Fair warning, Threes (on sale for $1.99) is a number-based puzzle game, so if you are an idiot, you may want to steer clear. However, at its heart Threes is really a matching game, so even very young children should be able to understand... Read More

Watch Flappy Bird fall for the last time

flappy bird dominos

Odds are most of you are sick to death of all the Flappy Bird coverage going on these days, and so are we. But if you have just an ounce of interest left, we here at Macenstein are bringing you the one Flappy Bird story the other sites are too scared to. Namely, this kick ass Flappy Bird domino setup created by the world famous (well, in OUR house, anyway) Flippycat. Flippycat... Read More

Games That Don’t Suck: Samurai Siege

Samurai Siege

I’ve been putting off writing about Samurai Siege (free) for a few weeks now, primarily because it so closely resembles one of my favorite games (and previous “Games That Don’t Suck” nominee) Clash of Clans. I’m not a fan of games that rip-off other successful game formulas, but I cannot deny that I have been playing the game nearly non-stop and enjoying... Read More

Games That Don’t Suck: Clash of Clans

Clash of Clans

There’s a part of me that hesitates to recommend any game that is number 1 on iTune’s “Top Grossing Apps” list, especially a “free” one, as you can assume that there is likely going to be a fairly intense push for you to buy in-game currency in order to enjoy the game. Clash of Clans (free: iTunes) does indeed follow your standard “freemium”... Read More

How to: Get LAN multiplayer working again in Minecraft

Minecraft LAN not working

For many of us, the 1.4.4 Minecraft update broke the ability to host and play games locally on our home network. When choosing to “Start a LAN World”, we would be told our game was being hosted on “0.0.0.0:59922″ instead of “192.168.1.7:59922″, and those people attempting to join us received “Connection Refused” errors. Mojang has... Read More

How To: Change your characters on Minecraft Pocket Edition without Jailbreaking

Adventure Time Minecraft

UPDATE: With iOS 6 Apple has locked down the app directory, and this will no longer work. iExplorer is working on a solution but for now ether stick with iOS 5 or ask Mojang to allow us to import skins. For fans of Minecraft, the Pocket Edition for the iPhone is a mixed blessing. On the one hand you can play your favorite game anywhere you go… on the other, there are a ton... Read More

DragonVale: How to breed a SILVER Dragon

DragonVale Silver- Dragon

SILVER DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 47 Hours BUY-IT Price: 2100 GEMS HOW TO BREED: Lichen and Metal / Blue Fire and Metal (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to help support my rushing breedings & incubations to discover the latest dragon combos for you, please send me gems – GameCenter... Read More

DragonVale: How to breed a IRONWOOD Dragon

DragonVale IRONWOOD Dragon

IRONWOOD DRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 12 Hours BUY-IT Price: 50 GEMS HOW TO BREED: Chrome and Plant Thanks to faithful Macenstein reader DKNtrade for the heads up! (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to help support my rushing breedings & incubations to discover the latest dragon combos... Read More

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