Update,News, Youtube and Minecraft

Its been a while since I last posted. It has been a busy few weeks the kids have gone back to school and I have had some drama with the car which fortunately is now working ok and has the MOT for the year. I still have manged for the most part to get videos up on my youtube channel and am keeping to my schedule of uploading something every Tuesday and Thursday. Despite an internet outage to two which meant that I was a little late on one or two of them.

I have also manged to do a few streams on twitch.tv  I stream when i can and when internet allows my latest uploads to YouTube are from a live steam that i did while playing lord of the rings online [lotro]  Part 1 Part 2 . There are more video’s on my channel and I would very much appreciate it if you would like and subscribe.

A few large pieces of news have happened since I last posted, Microsoft buying Minecraft is one. Personally on this I think that even and 2.5billion buying Mojang is a good deal for them however I do worry what it will mean for Minecraft especially on the Playstation format. I hope that Microsoft treat the community right and realise that having it on every platform known to man is a good thing.

As I type in the UK, Scotland are voting either yes or no to decide whether they want to stay part of the UK or if they want to go it alone. So far most of the polls have been very very close. I personally hope that Scotland stay as I do think that we are stronger together than we are apart. I am however getting fed up about all the coverage that there has been about it. As I live in England and am English I don’t get to have a say on the matter but its been all that has been talked about for the last few months. We should know by tomorrow morning either way.

I think that is all for now.

 

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The End of Games For Windows Live….. Or Prehaps Not

It had been widly reported that come the end of the 31st of june the much maligned and some would say hated games for windows live would become no more as microsoft were set to switch it off for good.

This would have left several games unplayable with out a patch not unlike the recent closure of gamespy.

However according to MCV this is not happening and microsoft themselfs saying that they are continuing to support the platform which is good for games that rely on it and didnt look like they would have had any chance of a patch.

It’s good news for the games that were in limbo and for the players that still play them.

The big question is what have Microsoft got planned for games for Windows live now? What do they have planned for the pc? Time will only tell.

Let’s Play Hearthstone. My First Ranked Game

I have finally managed to complete all of the practice games and unlock as many cards as I can for Jaina Proudmoore so now its time to hit the ranked game

The video linked below is my first ranked match.

Lets see how I get on.

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LetsPlay Video’s

I have been doing Lets Play Videos for  a few years now even before they had become popular, I used to call them Play through videos and if you go back through my video uploads on my YouTube channel Link .

For some reason I have never really bothered putting them onto this blog, I’m not going to go back through the history of two hundred odd videos and posting them on here but I am going to start off with my last couple.

They are Age of the Empires 2: HD Edition Part One and Part Two which are parts of a longer stream I did on Twitch.tv Link

I hope you enjoy and as always feel free to leave constructive feedback either on the posts or on YouTube.

 

Microsoft Songsmith Commercial

Microsoft Songsmith Commercial

Need I say more?

Well I will anyway..

I wonder if they realised how cheesy it is. One thing for certain as a commercial it is certainly working People are talking about it and sharing the video so i guess its microsoft 1 Internets minus several million.

Into the Vista

Recently I bought myself a new laptop.

Acer Aspire 5930G

2.0ghz processor

3 gigs ddr2 ram

250gb HDD

Nvidia 9600m GT 512 MB

Acer Aspire 5930g

Acer Aspire 5930G

Now this is the first time that I have really used vista properly, I did try out the release candidates just before the official release but they didn’t really work. My PC ran it fine I just could not have any sound due to an incompatibility with the on board sound card so I really didn’t use it much at all.

After the official release there were all these horror story about the installation and how it ran and basically bad storys about every aspect of the new vista operating system.

I knew already that vista had improved a lot since then due to my short stint in a TV and Audio department during the busy Christmas period last year, But it was still with great trepidation that I booted up my new laptop. I was as ready for the impending doom of installing an operating system as I have gone thought the not so pleasant reinstalling of XP far too many time’s in the past and that really is a pain [In fact I’m doing reinstalling XP on my old laptop as I type] .

Vista however in comparison however was a piece of cake and so quick, just a few clicks later and a little waiting and my new laptop was up and running and connected to the net ready for me to grab all the software that is now essential for a happy computing experience so first stop Microsoft updates. Thankfully the copy of vista that came with the laptop already had all the service pack one updates installed so I only had to grab the most recent updates. While that was going on I strolled over to http://www.getfirefox.com and got myself a proper web browser.

I have now had my new laptop for about two weeks and I really like it and you know what I actually really like vista too. It was easy to set up everything that I want to and do so far it has done so without complaint. I haven’t even had it crash or bluescreen on me once and hopeful by saying that I wont have cursed myself. Everything is running how I like it and running fast. The user interface perhaps one of the biggest differences at least on the face of things is great its smooth and it just seems to flow. It does take sometime to get used to and Im still finding my feet but all the things that you need most of the time are easy to find. And things that most people don’t need or want to know about are hidden away [that does cause me problems mind :P].

Anyway time to stop this seemingly endless waffle if you as I was concerned about windows vista don’t be certinly on a new machine it looks like most of the problems that haunted vista’s launch have been sorted and it is just so much nicer to install and look at than xp.  Roll on Windows 7

PC Air

I’m sure that by now most people have seen the ad for the Macbook Air Like all apple ads it simple and clean. I by no means mean that in a negative way.

Anyway for those that haven’t watch this first video

I have to say for the most part I enjoy the apple ads they use some really great music. The exception that I’m thinking about is the Mac v Pc ads which are as annoying as hell and tend to bend the facts but I really don’t want to go into that.

I use a pc myself always have mac’s are OK although they do seem to have interesting problems, however I cant stand a lot of people that use them mostly because the ones I have meet would be classed as fanboys [anyone else hate that term?] they always see so up themselves.

Anyway I digress, The whole point of this post is that while wandering the Internet as I do from time to time I came across a parody of the above advert which i think you will agree is great.

Now I think the creator was having a dig at PC’s and to be honest I don’t care especially when it leads to something this amusing. And one of the best parts about being a pc owner for me at least is being able to mess around with it.

Edit:

Edited to make the second YouTube video work for some reason the video didn’t parse correctly