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29
Mar
2014

Game & Gadget Podcast #4 – Xbox One and PS4 Impressions 4 Months On

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In the latest Game & Gadget Podcast we discuss the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles 4 months after the launches, covering the interface, games and features of the two.

Joining me are Ken Barnes – Editor at PureXbox.com and Marty Greenwell – writer, editor and podcast host at ConsoleMonster.com.

12
Mar
2014

5 Features You Will Love About Windows 8.1 Update 1 with a Keyboard and Mouse

Windows 8.1 Update 1
In April of this year, Microsoft will release an update to Windows 8.1 (remember Windows 8.1 was a free update to Windows 8!) with a number of minor yet incredibly useful features that will improve your experience of the operating system when using a mouse and keyboard.

Windows 8 has been criticised by many users for ignoring traditional computers and going ‘all in’ with touchscreen interactions. Although I don’t agree with this viewpoint, I can certainly see the need for improvement.

2
Dec
2013

Monster Cast #S04x04 – Xbox One and PS4 Debate – Console Monster [Podcast]

Console Monster Podcast
In the latest Monster Cast podcast for Console Monster, I feature as a guest along with host Marty Greenwell and other guests Rob Rymond and Anthony Barker – discussing the releases of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.

19
Aug
2013

Game & Gadget Podcast #3 – Microsoft, Blackberry, Apple & Even Ducktales

Game & Gadget Podcast
In the latest Game & Gadget Podcast, we discuss Sky’s £9.99 NOW TV Box, Microsoft, Blackberry, Apple & even Ducktales Remastered…

20
Jun
2013

The Xbox One Eighty – The Microsoft DRM Reversal A Backwards Step?

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I have been a huge fan of the original Xbox and the following Xbox 360 consoles. They always felt one step ahead of the competition with the introduction of Xbox Live, Xbox Live Arcade, Achievements, Gamertags and more besides. However, ever since the Xbox One was announced back in May – the rumblings of discontent have been reverberating through every outlet where the community could be heard.

A series of completely unnecessary errors and outright gaffs on Microsoft’s part have damaged the reputation of the Xbox One and indeed the Xbox brand. What was one of Microsoft’s crowning achievements for garnering generous amounts of goodwill from the community, became tarnished almost overnight with the negative perception of Digital Rights Management (DRM) and the restrictions imposed when attempting to trade used games.