Dear Sports Game Developers… will you ever learn?

A few years ago, EA Sports decided to jettison the rights to their flailing NASCAR series of games. There hasn’t been a serious entry since NASCAR ’09 was released in 2008. Madden NFL 25 experienced a slight dip in sales compared to previous years, and some people are thinking the 2015 installment of EA’s NHL series could “make or break” the franchise. There is an easy solution, but companies like EA are very reluctant to adopt it. Continue reading “Dear Sports Game Developers… will you ever learn?”

How to use Project My Screen app in Windows Phone 8.1

With the advent of Windows Phone 8.1, you will be able to use the “Project My Screen” feature to send the signal to your PC. If you’ve already got the Developer’s Preview, you can start playing with this feature now. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it works.

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Old blog posts & a review archived here

I am in the process of finding other old writings of mine and archiving them here on my website. I’ve pulled some of my product reviews on old websites, including a Max Payne 2 review from shortly after it released.

More lost writings from an old blog (a forgotten subsection of the original WinBreak) have been recovered and archived. Not all of them, just a few select pieces. Mostly stuff from 2006 and one from 2007. But with that, I officially have at least ONE piece of writing for every year from 2001 through 2014. How awesome is that!? If you want to browse the archives, you can start at 2001 and use the list on the right to jump between months and years!

What is Heartbleed, how does it affect me?

A lot of my friends, co-workers, even colleagues are still perplexed by this “Heartbleed” thing. It’s making the news, but in an effort to keep confusing tech news under a minute in their broadcast, reporters skim through the basics leaving the home audience confused. Here’s all you need to know about Heartbleed (CVE-2014-0160) as a basic user. Although some programs and even mobile apps will need updated, the majority of average home users only need to worry about the websites they visit. If you are running higher level software (Virtual Machines, Servers, etc…) you may need some more advanced information, but this article is for consumers, not IT Pros. Continue reading “What is Heartbleed, how does it affect me?”