Coolness of Forza Motorsport 6 On Steroid When Playing With 3 Monitor Screens Race Seat Simulator

Race seat simulator with 3 monitor screens for playing a racing game is pretty cool.  Unfortunately, I don’t do XBox 1 gaming, because Forza Motorsport 6 looks rather fun.  Check out the coolness of this in the videos right after the break.  Enjoy!!!

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Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Trailer

I’m not a Naruto expert, but I’m a fan of Naruto.  I have couple Naruto games.  One on PS3, and another on PC.  Anyhow, I’m glad to see that a new one will come out soon.  GameStop suggested It seems that “Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4” for Xbox, PlayStation, and PC will be released on December 31st of 2015 in this fall (probably in September of 2015). I might as well celebrate the new year of 2016 with playing this game when it comes out.  You can check it out in the trailer right after the break.  Enjoy!!!

Sold Out Next Gen Gaming Consoles Let Me Found My Sanity Again

I’m a fan of gaming, not of a specific gaming platform!  Furthermore, I’m a sort of gaming fans that require the graphics to be as best as graphics can be.  This means, I expect of nothing less than the next stellar gaming graphics, and I want the next latest games to have better graphics than the last games.  Sure, the plots, gameplay, character empathy, in-game rewarding system, and other major features that many good games should have are all very important, but without good graphics and great arts such games would be mediocre to me.  Of course, you can argue that should the gameplay matter most?  How about a game plot should shine most?  Of course, there will be some addictive elements that will stand out most for a good game, but my preference for a good game is usually graphics first… there will be some exceptions though but those occasions are rare and so it’s safe to say I want great gaming graphics, always.

It’s no surprise that for the reason of great gaming graphics alone that I only see myself playing more of PC games (fyi… even with PS4 and Xbox One, games on these consoles won’t be able to match the great gaming graphics experience with games on PCs that have mid-range to high end graphic cards).  I have had PS3 and Xbox 360 for years, but I’ve rarely touched them.  Safely to say, I had not touched my PS3 and Xbox 360 for months.  Instead of playing games on consoles, I found myself login to Steam, Uplay, and Origin on a daily basis.  Furthermore, Steam has been the gaming platform where I giddily scour for great games on sale, on an alarming, addictive, frequent basis.  Such a behavior has contributed to my spending money on PC games that I may not have time to play at all since finishing a single game is already a time consuming act.  Nonetheless, I’ve to say that I don’t think I will be able to own so many games if I buy games for consoles since the games for consoles don’t easily go on sale.  Also, games for consoles don’t go on sale as frequent as Steam!

Although I’m not exactly a hardcore gamer, but I do play games a lot, therefore I thought the arrivals of the next generation gaming consoles such as PS4 and Xbox One would surely have me running for becoming the first fews to get ’em kind of things.  I usually loved it when I got it right, but this time I felt bad as I saw myself walked into Best Buy and asked if they got PS4 or Xbox One available (even though I’m a PC gamer).  To my relief and anguish at the same time as I swallowed the words “sold out” as the  Best Buy representative proudly let out.  I found a relief in this as I knew I only drooled over PS4 and Xbox One for their novelty, but whenever I got over the novelty of ’em all I probably would not hesitate to allow the consoles to be untouched, unloved and covered in dusts — wasting little money I have had away.  The anguish feeling I found in all of this confirmed that I was too just loving to be materialistic for new toys.  Nonetheless, I have to say thanks to the sold out problem that the new consoles are experiencing, I probably will stay away from ’em next generation consoles for a long long time, because after-all I’m a PC gamer.  Without being able to get my hands on the next generation gaming consoles at a whim of my desires, I found my sanity again!  Perhaps?

Desires and temptations are the fruits of all evils, but I’m only a mortal!  Let’s get the game on!!!

Microsoft Revealed Xbox One

English: A black "Elite" Xbox 360 co...

English: A black “Elite” Xbox 360 console by Microsoft. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Microsoft announced the new Xbox console as Xbox One.  I think Xbox One will definitely be a worthy adversary to PS4.  Now, after seeing some details of Xbox One, I can’t wait to see what PS4 will bring to the game.  Xbox One and Ps4 will definitely give more life to the console market.  How come?  What people forget is that consoles, although have became the computers, are not providing the experience that the computers are providing.  How come?  Consoles are cheaper than most computers, and they are there to provide a complete experience; unique experience that comes in a single package.  Computers can do the same, but computers are more expensive.  Computers give more freedom to users when it comes down to choose what sort experience the users want to have, but it does require the users to think for themselves.  For an example, users can use computers for entertainment and work, or they can combine all experiences into one, but these customization of experiences require users to make choices and sometimes build the machines themselves.  Console on the other hand is uniquely made to provide a unique experience.  This is why I think people will go on to show support for consoles even though the line between consoles and computers is getting more blur each day.  Anyhow, check out the Xbox One in details by watching the playlist of the Xbox One videos right after the break.  Enjoy!!!

Had Ditched Spotify, Was With Xbox Music, Now I’m Back With Spotify Again But Still Using And Loving Windows 8 Ecosystem

Spotifys huvudkontor på Humlegårdsgatan

Spotifys huvudkontor på Humlegårdsgatan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A month after I quitted Spotify, now I’m back with it for my music listening pleasure.  A month ago, I ditched Spotify for Microsoft’s Xbox Music as I bought into the idea of a more coherent Windows 8 platform ecosystem.  Unfortunately, Xbox Music was a frustrated experience.  Fortunately, I like the Windows 8 ecosystem still, but my love affair with Windows 8 ecosystem just have to do without the Xbox Music experience.

Xbox Music experience was bad for me, because it was hard to have the playlist on my HTC 8X Windows 8 phone to sync correctly with the one on Windows 8 PC and creating playlist was a pain through Xbox Music app.  Furthermore, Xbox Music suddenly refused to play any music in my playlists even though I had one more day of free trial subscription before the whole free trial subscription period would end accordingly.  I would have stuck with Xbox Music by subscribing to its monthly fee payment structure, but the last straw was about how Microsoft did not train their customer support departments well on how to deal with Xbox Music errors, whether the Xbox Music errors found on the smartphone or the Windows 8 PC.  I experienced this first hand as customer supports would transfer me back and forth between the Windows 8 and Xbox customer support departments, but in the end my question and problem would not be resolved.

I thought I would have gone for weeks on end without being able to listen to awesome music on my smartphone since now I’m no longer using iPhone 5.  Instead of iPhone 5, I’m using HTC 8X Windows 8 phone.  I like HTC 8X Windows 8 phone a lot, because it got Windows 8 operating system.  I think Windows 8 operating system is way cooler than the stuffs that make up Android and iPhone operating systems.  Nonetheless, without great music experience, it was painful for me.  Luckily, Spotify came to the rescue.  Spotify app, a beta version nonetheless, is now available in Windows 8 phone app store.  Like a thirsty person that was in a desert, I was too eager to download Spotify app on HTC 8X and paid up roughly around $10 per month for premium plan with Spotify.

The great feeling of being able to listen to whatever music I want and not having to be frustrated by the creation and syncing of playlists is a wonderful thing.  Now, I’m listening to Spotify again whenever I’m in my car, at home, and elsewhere.

I think Microsoft needs to have dedicated teams within their Xbox Music department to make sure Xbox Music does well.  If I’m Microsoft, I would want to imagine that Xbox Music — a core service among core services within Microsoft complex — is a company of itself, just like Spotify, and so the teams that build Xbox Music can be dedicated enough to see things from the ground up, to make sure that Xbox Music will be just as easy and a pleasure to use as Spotify.  After all, Xbox Music does carry the substantial amount of music that form the core of the whole Xbox Music service.  Unfortunately, content fulfilling isn’t enough for some people like me, because a clunky Xbox Music user interface in terms of creating and syncing playlists and weird Xbox Music errors do push people like me away from the service.  Furthermore, bad customer supports on Xbox Music do not help to alleviate but only enhance the Xbox Music problems.

In conclusion, I think Xbox Music needs to be better, and I think Microsoft has the resource to dedicate such a task.  Windows 8 ecosystem is great, but I think people will appreciate more if Xbox Music is a part of Windows 8 ecosystem greatness.  Thanks to Spotify, I like to stick to HTC 8X smartphone a lot longer.  There is one downside with Spotify at the moment is that it doesn’t work well with Windows 8 PC.  Why?  I experience that Spotify refuse to quit or to have its process to be terminated once you launch it on Windows 8 PC.  Furthermore, Spotify tends to crash too frequently on Windows 8 PC.  Perhaps, some people have better luck with Spotify on Windows 8 PC, but I don’t.  Some people’s answer to Spotify problematic issues on Windows 8 PC by launching Spotify on a Windows 7 virtual machine (i.e., installing Windows 7 on a virtual machine that runs on Windows 8 PC).

What About Windows 8 Music App?

In case you are wondering about Microsoft Music app buzz on Windows 8 lately, I’d made a video to let you have a quick glimpse at it.  Anyhow, I forgot to mention few details about the Windows 8 Music app, but it was no big deal since the video wasn’t meant to be a complete tutorial or anything close to that sort for Windows 8 Music app.  Plus, the Windows 8 Music app is very simple to use anyway.  Besides you have to know when to do a right click on for whatever that needs to be right clicked on so a contextual menu could be brought up at the bottom of the Music app (or next to the very item within), Windows 8 Music app is rather self-explanatory.  Anyhow, check out the short video on Windows 8 Music app right after the break.  Enjoy!!!  (I wish I can do a screen capture correctly on Windows 8, but at the moment it is impossible since Camtasia Studio 8 isn’t working correctly on Windows 8 for me.)