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Sunday Sit-down: We’re all real Windows 10 users, right?
4 years ago

Sunday Sit-down: We’re all real Windows 10 users, right?

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Technology reporting has a strange problem. No, I’m not talking about the lack of ethics in video game journalism — because that’s you know, a questionable stance already. Instead, I’m talking about technology writers trying to put themselves in your shoes and then judging the rest of the world based on what they think you think.
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Sunday Sit-down: Windows 10 and Xbox Gaming Essentials
4 years ago

Sunday Sit-down: Windows 10 and Xbox Gaming Essentials

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Sometimes we as users get so wrapped up in success. We tend to focus with laser-like precision on the things that our favorite sports teams, companies and people do correctly that we forget they make small but crucial mistakes. Microsoft, makers of the Xbox One, hasn’t made small crucial mistakes when it comes to PC gaming. No, they’re entire legacy in PC gaming is a giant joke worthy of a Saturday Night Live parody featuring Kenan Thompson. Now, Microsoft has big gaming announcements planned for Windows 10.
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Sunday Sit-down: What a Difference the Xbox One Price Makes
4 years ago

Sunday Sit-down: What a Difference the Xbox One Price Makes

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Price tags are a funny thing; they can ruin your day or change your entire outlook on life and success. A price tag with a number you can actually afford to pay without being destitute is a beautiful thing. A price tag with a number too high will force you into existential questions like, “Why am I working?” and “Who thought that was affordable.” The price tag of Microsoft’s Xbox One console has straddled both extremes this year. That’s sort of amazing.
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Sunday Sit Down: The Game Awards rocked
4 years ago

Sunday Sit Down: The Game Awards rocked

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My road to living room gaming was not paved with the sweet smell of fresh ink wafting from a classic copy of Nintendo Power or Game Informer. Even after I picked up an original Xbox, then the Xbox 360 a few years later, I had no wish to read a gaming magazine. I had no regular interactions with the gaming community in general. One thing I did do every year was settle in front of a television set each December to watch the Video Game Awards.
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How many different versions of digital games do we need?
5 years ago

How many different versions of digital games do we need?

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At some point a guy told me that digital games were the answer to our salvation. I distinctly remember someone at a pulpit preaching about how the end-times of overly complicated game shopping were near. People held their hands up and screamed “testify.” We then all broke into song. A good time was had by all
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Town Square: 5 things Xbox Music on Windows Phone needs now
5 years ago

Town Square: 5 things Xbox Music on Windows Phone needs now

Xbox Music on Windows Phone should be a no brainer. Just as games on Windows Phone should have been a slam dunk.
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Integrating Twitter in the Xbox One is a Brilliant Idea
5 years ago

Integrating Twitter in the Xbox One is a Brilliant Idea

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It’s probably best that I don’t know when I started doing it. It used to be that watching television or a movie in my living room was a solitary experience. It was something that I did because I needed to get away from the world; I needed to get away from everyone else who wanted to share their ideas and opinions about my favorite characters and storylines. Early this month Microsoft revealed that it’d be kicking solitary viewing experiences in rear when it updates integrates Twitter directly into the Xbox One’s TV app.
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Sunday Sitdown: For Microsoft to Win Consumers It First Has to Understand Them
5 years ago

Sunday Sitdown: For Microsoft to Win Consumers It First Has to Understand Them

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In the waning days of his tenure, Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer couldn’t be interviewed without a sentence including the phrase “software & services.” Like the Microsoft Ballmer left, the Microsoft of new CEO Satya Nadella wants to be the one solution for just about everyone and everything.
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