Controller games for the PC.

Controller games that we liked to play on PC.

We decided it was time to break off a section for all of the controller games that you can play with your Xbox controller. In particular we will be focusing on controller games which allow for couch/party mode. This is the mode that is most highlighted with games such as Smash Brothers on nintendo consoles where a bunch of people all gather around one unit with a large TV instead of the more traditional LAN party environment where everyone is networked on their own individual PC. Any game that allows for more then one person to play on a single PC and preferably multiple people would qualify as a couch and/or party game.

So to anyone reading this you are welcome to throw suggestions into the comments below. As we are not as synced with the gaming community as we once were we may miss some gems from the indie game scene which would be awesome to play.

Read on if you want to know more.

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Banana Pi M3 – How to make loyal customers walk away.

The Banana Pi M3 fills us with nothing but contempt.

Ladies and Gentlemen, This may probably be the last blog entry on this site in regards to the Banana Pi M3 and possible ALL Chinese based Pi boards all together!  Read on if you want to listen to this little diatribe of hatred.

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The NextThing CHIP – In my dirty paws!

 I got the NextThing CHIP in the mail today!

Let me tell you it’s always a good feeling to get a new KickStarter project in the mailbox today and this time around It’s the NextThing CHIP or C.H.I.P. as they abbreviated however if I did the proper acronym for it then this article would get buried with probably my first postings online! Anyhow, lets dive right into this device.

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SkyWolfEye 14500 li-ion battery – Way too many nouns!

SkyWolfEye Li-Ion battery review.

Straight from China is a new 14500 series Li-Ion battery from a company known as SkyWolfEye or as I affectionately put it “The battery with too many nouns.” When you google just SkyWolfEye you end up finding a lot of flashlight reviews and not all of them bad. So a battery with the same name can’t be all that terrible right? Lets find out!

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Netgear WNDR3700v2 7dbi antenna mod – nope!

I performed the Netgear WNDR3700v2 7dbi antenna mod and I got some bad news.

I decided that I was going to do some upgrades to my Netgear WNDR3700v2 router with a 7dbi antenna mod which I bought off of eBay. This blog entry is to post my findings for all as a warning that the days of adding bigger antennae to a balanced “N” router is over. At least without some serious re-soldering of pads and possibly some legit 5ghz antennas. Read more to see the brutal details.

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Kindle Fire 7″ 5th Gen Tablet

Kindle Fire 7″ 5th gen tablet is kind of awesome.

I have to say the Kindle Fire 7″ (5th generation) tablet is kind of awesome once you scrub all of the ads and the Amazon itself out of it! Don’t get me wrong the Amazon store for android apps is always an impressive thing to have on your unit but when those very apps start bombarding you with ads for non-prime customers is the line that gets drawn in the sand for me.

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Pine64 Pine A64 impression.

Pine A64 with just a hint of Orange aftertaste!

I just received my Pine A64 or Pine64 from our good friends over at PixelDust and decided to not really do a review of it because it’s way too early in the kick starter process to give a full scale review. So instead, I am just going to do an article about my impressions about this single-board computer. I should note that whenever I take a look at any piece of hardware on this site it is never a paid endorsement or advertisement from the original manufacturer and often times we’ll use our own funds to purchase the hardware we write about.

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Tor Networks for private browsing.

Tor network privacy for the hyper paranoid internet user.

Tor networks for those seeking privacy from the ever creeping internet that seems to want to know about your privacy and browsing habits that branches of American governments like the NSA only dream of. Now I’m not poking fun at the paranoid users of Tor because with all paranoia there’s a basis of truth behind it. I fully support anything that keeps the browsing habits away from governments and corporations only interested in getting the most pay-click out of your site. Whenever you type something into a search engine and suddenly it responds with items that are local only to your area that is a company using your IP address location against you in the hopes that you’ll respond better to one of their advertisements.

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Ableton Push Gen 1 Breakage.

My introduction to Ableton Push.

I purchased an Ableton push from and it was performing reasonably well for about six months time. With my Live lite license in hand I loaded the Ableton Push onto my computer and got right to work. My intention is rather clear about purchasing this peice of hardware which is simply to have the ability of making my own musical assets for the videos that I do on this site and perhaps even beyond in the lines of games if I get good enough at composition. But something went very wrong.

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Elgato Game Capture 60p driver issues.

Elgato driver headaches.

The Elgato game capture device is one of the devices in my blogging tools for when I decide to do a video blog. Much to my surprise , version 3.0 of their video editing software was released. And upon downloading it the Elgato update tool not only tried to downgrade my software from 64-bit to 32-bit in some half-hazard method. But It also unregistered my device from the computer. This is just a quick entry to show how to fix the Elgato game capture HD60 and manually inject the driver back into your computer so that you can keep using it without a OS reload or anything crazy like that.

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