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Fri
23
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

How to Fix: Windows 10 Display Shifted when Playing Games

Infopackets Reader "Ivar" writes: " Dear Dennis, I just upgraded to Windows 10 and am using a monitor with 60hz and 1600x900 resolution. Since the upgrade, I have encountered problems with my screen shifting whenever I play some games. When this ... happens, my screen shifts to the left, leaving a black bar of about 4 centimeters on the right side. This only seems to happen when the games change resolution to 1024x768 - however, in Windows 7, changing resolutions worked flawlessly. I came across your article on how to calibrate your screen , and looked for the 'auto calibration' button you ... (view more)

Thu
28
Jan
John Lister's picture

Microsoft Refunds $8,000 Video Game Bill

Microsoft has refunded a man whose son used his credit card to spend more than $8,000 on a video game. It's a surprise move given the son is 17 years old. Lance Perkins's son had used a credit card provided by his father to make "micro transaction" ... purchases for the FIFA soccer game on the Xbox video game console. The game includes an "Ultimate Team" mode in which players can create a fictional super team using players from around the world, rather than sticking to real world team lineups. The son claims that although he knew Ultimate Team carried an extra cost, he ... (view more)

Tue
19
May
John Lister's picture

Candy Crush Saga Bundles With Windows 10

Candy Crush Saga will come pre-installed for Windows 10. It's not yet clear how in-game purchases will work in the Windows edition. The game will be one of four pre-installed games in Windows 10, alongside long-time classics Solitaire Hearts, and ... Minesweeper. Those three were all made optional downloads in Windows 8 after years of shipping as part of Windows systems, but have now returned as part of the main package. Candy Crush Saga was already a hit online through Facebook and in Apple and Android apps, with a reported 500 million downloads, before being added to Windows Phone last year ... (view more)

Mon
31
Mar
Brandon Dimmel's picture

'Free Spider Solitaire 5.0', and 'RouterPassView 1.53'

Free Spider Solitaire 5.0 Looking for a new take on the traditional game of Solitaire? Then try Free Spider Solitaire, a card game collection that includes five different spider game types. This game presents players with more than nine trillion ... possible games to play in addition to fully customizable decks and background. Note: scroll 3/4 down the page to access the Free Spider Solitaire download link. http://www.treecardgames.com RouterPassView 1.53 Hoping to recover the password for your favorite router? RouterPassView helps you recover lost passwords and keys for your router. This program ... (view more)

Fri
28
Mar
Brandon Dimmel's picture

Virtual Reality: Fad or Flop? Facebook Invests $2B

Facebook has made a major investment in virtual reality technology by purchasing Oculus VR, a virtual reality technology firm for $2 billion US dollars. For the past several years Oculus VR has been developing Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset ... that is said to revolutionize home entertainment. The Oculus Rift was first unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (or "E3") during the summer of 2012. The head-mounted display generated a great deal of interest among the video game community. This interest led Oculus VR to initiate an August 2012 Kickstarter campaign to further ... (view more)

Tue
10
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

'NeuroRacer' Game Improves Multitasking Abilities

Video games are blamed for a lot of things -- exposing kids to violence, encouraging antisocial behaviour, and generally 'rotting' peoples' brains. But a new study finds that a computer game called 'NeuroRacer' can actually improve neurological (or ... brain) activity. In fact, the game is apparently having the most positive impact on players over age 60. NeuroRacer was specially designed for the Gazzaley Lab at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). There, neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley and a team of researchers have been using the game to test its impact on the neurological activity ... (view more)

Wed
10
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

Apple Releases Free Stuff on App Store Anniversary

It's been five years since Apple launched its popular App Store. To celebrate its fifth anniversary, the Cupertino, California-based firm is giving away free applications and games. Apple's App Store originally launched in 2008 (shortly after the ... release of the iPhone) with roughly five hundred different applications. Today, the App Store is approaching one million apps. Earlier this week Apple unveiled a new section of its App Store displaying five free apps and five free games for the iPhone and the iPad tablet computer. (Source: latimes.com ) Typically each of these apps / games costs a ... (view more)

Tue
09
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft Loses Prominent Executive to Zynga

One of Microsoft's leading executives has been acquired by a social media game company. Don Mattrick, who until recently headed Microsoft's Xbox division, will receive a $5 million signing bonus and stock awards totaling $40 million from Zynga. The ... 49-year-old Mattrick has been a major presence in the video game industry for many years now. He started his own game company at the age of 17 and subsequently sold the firm to Electronic Arts, where he worked until 2007. Xbox One Mired in Controversy Mattrick then made the jump to Microsoft, where he became a Senior Vice President and oversaw the ... (view more)

Fri
08
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

New SimCity Wracked with Technical Problems

SimCity, one of the PC gaming industry's most renowned franchises, has finally received an update. Unfortunately, the new game, while visually attractive, is suffering from some paralyzing technical problems. SimCity is the first game of its kind in ... a decade. If you never played the original (or one of the updates, like SimCity 3000), the game challenges players to build their very own city. Along the way, they must deal with all of the problems faced by city leaders, including crime, natural disasters, and controversial business operations. DRM Presents Problems The problem with this new ... (view more)

Wed
07
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

'Random Password Generator 1.2', and 'Game Booster 3.4'

Random Password Generator 1.2 Random Password Generator is designed to help you create secure, random passwords that are extremely difficult to crack. This program produces passwords that feature a combination of random lower and upper case letters, ... numbers, and punctuation symbols. Easy to use, and very important if you go online regularly. http://www.iobit.com Game Booster 3.4 Game Booster 3 is capable of delivering a great gaming experience even if you are playing on an older PC. It does this by temporarily shutting down the computer's background processes and any unnecessary Windows ... (view more)

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