project spark

Want to create your own games? Now you can with Project Spark

Microsoft studios have announced a digital canvas where you can create your own games.  This “game maker” game is called Project Spark and was developed by Team Dakota for the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Window 8.  Which is fabulous, far more games need to be available cross platform, I hope this is the way forward. This game is still available on Beta on Windows 8.1 and Xbox One users were recently added to the beta, but sadly 360 users still have to wait. Create your own games with Project Spark With Project Spark you can use either the Xbox […]

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Microsoft Xbox 360 Live launches a new generation of TV

Today Microsoft announced that it plans to roll out the next generation of TV entertainment on Xbox live in over 20 different countries over the holiday season. We have been waiting for this for some time now, and finally it appears to have arrived. AT&T, BBC, Comcast, HBO, Rogers, Telefónica, Televisa and Verizon are among providers rolling out new TV entertainment services on Xbox LIVE. On a Microsoft press release seen today they talk about this being a major step towards Microsoft realising their vision to bringing you all the entertainment you want, shared with the people you care about. Stating that […]

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How to protect your PC and remove spyware, malware for FREE

With so much malicious software around at the moment that is getting better at tricking us into opening a page, an email or clicking at link,  we all need to make sure that we are protecting ourselves and our computers, laptops and tablets the best we can. This can be expensive but it doesn’t have to be, there are many  free programs around to download which work perfectly well but you have to be careful where you download them from as some of the links on the net can contain nasties themselves, (so I’ve included some good links for you). […]

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Nokia N8 Smartphone – Personal Review

As we know, I love to try out different phones or gadgets or applications and I will give my honest view, in the simplest terms for people to understand.  This time I’ve been lucky enough to trial a Nokia N8 Smartphone, thanks to Womworld/nokia. From opening the box…….   Hardware The N8 is extremely pleasing to the eye, its sleek, slender style and the courageous metalic green colour gave me visions of a Porsche or a Ferrari racing car racing around a track. A truly beautiful design.  It felt good in my hand, a comfortable size and it doesn’t have a plastic […]

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How to check your DirectX version in Windows 7

I was concerned that I didn’t have the most upto date DirectX and for a moment I couldn’t work out how to check.  After the interest in my other “How to” blogs like the YFrog post,  I thought that other people may have the same problem, so here are the instructions on how to find out what directx version you are using. The DirectX technology has grown alongside improvements in graphics processing hardware, so you can get the best possible PC gaming experience on Windows. Windows 7 helps you stay right on top of your game, with the best possible visual effects. With […]

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