News broke recently that Microsoft is planning to bring its Xbox Game Pass service to Windows. But what many Windows 10 users don’t know is that Game Pass for PC is already here…sort of. Here’s how to play some Game Pass games on your Windows 10 PC.
Updated for November 2018. Microsoft’s Games with Gold program launched last year, but with two more games coming out each month, it’s getting difficult to keep track of which games are free and when. Due to reader interest, we’ve compiled an archive of the games to date, and we’ll update the list each month as more games are announced.
When you open a game’s page in the Xbox Store, it will start to automatically play a video of the game’s trailer or clips. While some may like this feature, most find autoplaying videos distracting. Thankfully, you can turn off Xbox Store autoplay videos on the Xbox One. Here’s how.
Many users report that browsing Steam via the app is significantly slower than browsing it via a web browser on the same PC with the same Internet connection. If you’ve experienced this, the good news is that one common solution is to disable a Windows networking setting that you probably don’t need anyway. Here’s how it works.
By default, your Xbox One will automatically dim the screen after a set amount of time. This saves on energy and can help prevent issues like image retention in certain types of TVs. Instead of waiting for the screen to automatically dim, however, there’s a way to manually trigger it at any time. Here’s how it works.
When using the Xbox One interface, Microsoft lets users browse for games in the Xbox Store by a number of categories, but there’s no clear way to browse by genre. Here’s how to use the Xbox Store search to roll your own genre-based categories.
Everyone remembers and loves the classic Solitaire game included with Windows from 1990 to 2009, and may Windows users aren’t happy with the new universal Solitaire app in Windows 8 and Windows 10. Luckily, you can still play that classic style Solitaire on your Windows 10 PC, but you’ll need access to a Windows XP system to grab the necessary files. Here’s how it works.
The iPhone and iPad can be incredible gaming devices, but some types of games simply don’t play well with touch screen controls. For these types of games — sports, first person shooters, classic platformers — you’ll get the best experience with a physical iOS game controller. Here’s how to find an iOS controller, set it up, and start playing controller-enabled games.
PS4 owners can now stream their console games to their Windows PCs and Macs, although the default quality settings are a bit low and changing the settings in OS X isn’t straightforward. Here’s the trick to get the best resolution and frame rate from your PS4 Remote Play experience in OS X.
With frequent sales and awesome bundles, many Steam users now have libraries with hundreds or even thousands of games. Chances are there are at least a few games in your massive library that you’ll never, ever play. Here’s how to permanently remove a game from your Steam library, along with some less drastic tips for keeping things manageable.