Tag: Microsoft

Sep 28 2017

October 2017 Xbox Live Games With Gold

If this entry seems short, forgive me – I had an entire standard GwG article typed, and WordPress decided it would be good to just completely fail at the exact moment I saved the draft post. Anyway, here we go with October’s Games with Gold lineup. As is typical, nothing too much in the way …

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Sep 20 2017

HP Computers Aren’t Booting Properly After A Recent Windows Update

A little while ago, I got a message from a friend of mine telling me he damn near called tech support regarding his new (read, $1000 kind of new ) computer – after a round of Windows updates it wasn’t booting. Right about as he was going to dial them it finally got going, and …

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Sep 05 2017

Understanding Backwards Compatibility On The Xbox One – A Quick Mini-Guide

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You wouldn’t think something like this would still be as confusing an issue as it is, but the seemingly simple idea of playing an Xbox 360 game on the Xbox One can be incredibly complex to some people. Indeed, in my work video game sales, I often get asked details on this, and when I …

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Aug 26 2017

September 2017 Xbox Live Games With Gold

We’re coming up on another month, which means, yes, another set of games free with Xbox Live Gold. Wow, that reads like a paid advertisement if I’ve ever seen one. Let’s try this again – new month, new games, same old same old. I just really need to pad these out. Anyway, yeah, September games …

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Jul 26 2017

Let’s talk about Microsoft Paint

A couple of days ago, the internet was seemingly enraged over the announcement that the next Windows 10 update would remove the legendary paint program from Windows. Oh yes, people got pissed. Then, the next day Microsoft decided to announce that paint isn’t going anywhere; at least, not in principle. Here’s what’s up: Paint 3D …

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Jul 26 2017

August 2017 Xbox Live Games With Gold

We’re reaching the tail end of Summer, the month of August, and that means another stash of games to sit there and rot away on my Xbox One hard drive! Seriously, I need to get around to playing some of these games! Anyway, let’s get going. For the Xbox One, we got Slime Rancher and …

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Jun 30 2017

Tech Scammers Arrested In The UK And Microsoft Discontinuing Syskey!

Touching on our old friend, the tech support scam, we have some news coming from a well known member of the anti-scammer community, Lewis of Lewis’s Tech. To start with, we have the recent arrest of 4 people who were probably the masterminds behind a few groups: while we all know the calls originate in …

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Jun 27 2017

July 2017 Xbox Live Games With Gold

Microsoft was super late on on getting out the video for July’s Games With Gold. Not just were they late on it, but they also seem to have been at quite a rush on this as the game selection seems lacking – almost as if Microsoft had gotten so wrapped up in E3 they had …

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Jun 13 2017

State of Decay 2 – Zombie Smashing Fun

I absolutely loved the original State of Decay when I played it on the Xbox One in late 2015 or so – while it was originally a 360 title, the Xbox One version contained all the expansion content and was a nice, physical collection – convenient, to say the least. It was the first game …

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Jun 12 2017

How I’m Going To Do E3 Game Coverage

The major element of E3 is the games. Last year, I only covered a few major games and let the rest come and go as it was. This year, I plan on covering many many more games, over the next week or so – easily probably 20 different games are certainly worth me at least …

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