Andrew HaywardContributor, Macworld

Andrew Hayward is a Chicago-based games, apps, and gadgets writer whose work has been featured in more than 70 publications. He's also a work-at-home dad to an unruly four-year-old.

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Stopped playing Pokémon Go? Here are 8 reasons to start again

Big improvements, login perks, and further changes ahead make for more fun.

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Pinball gets an endless spin in the dazzling and challenging PinOut

The makers of Smash Hit have a new free-to-play obsession worth flipping over.

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That Dragon, Cancer will break your heart, but it's worth it

Grieving parents turn the loss of a child into a beautiful, yet devastating game.

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The 10 Mac games you need to play from October 2016

Civilization VI could last you the rest of the year, but we've got other options too.

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Plants vs. Zombies: Heroes shakes up the strategy formula, but it's still super fun

Tower defense is swapped for card combat, but this is a very strong freebie.

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The 15 scariest games to play on Mac today

Can you survive this gauntlet of Halloween-ready horror experiences?

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How Minecraft unlocks creativity and collaboration in classrooms

Microsoft's smash sandbox is expanding to more schools, and teachers claim real benefits.

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Get fake rich making fake videos in the really tedious PewDiePie's Tuber Simulator

If YouTube stardom is nothing but ticking timers and video ads, then count us out.

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Animation Throwdown fuses Family Guy, Futurama, and… card combat?

Fox's cartoon heroes meet in this amusing, yet microtransaction-fueled concoction.

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Decide the Dark Knight's fate in the compelling Batman: The Telltale Series

Pick your path through Gotham as both Batman and Bruce Wayne.

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Nostalgia fuels the free-to-play Micro Machines, but it's pretty fun too

Classic toys and a classic 16-bit template, albeit with some modern touches.

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The 10 Mac games you need to play from September 2016

Sorcerers, sled dogs, soccer-playing cars, and so much more to play.

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Pokémon Go Plus improves the grind, but it can be obnoxious

Boosting inventories and hatching eggs faster: it's like a wearable cheat code.

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Nintendo is making all the right moves with Super Mario Run

The gaming icon nearly stole Apple's thunder at the iPhone 7 event this week.

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Mobius Final Fantasy is a glossy, yet grindy twist on the legendary RPG

It's not like the classic entries, but this tactical battler has some appeal.