Updated for January 2017. 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.
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.
Gamers of a certain age remember a classic era of gaming, full of CRTs, blinking lights, and plastic cartridges. But are our memories nothing more than biased nostalgia, or was there really something special back then that’s been lost in the shift to modern, online-focused games? Sarah Brown takes a look at how the themes of classic and modern gaming compare.
If you’re looking to pick up an Xbox One, now might be the time. In addition to the free games that already come with the various console bundles, you can pick up an additional free game this week with the purchase of an Xbox One.
News of Xbox One backwards-compatibility with Xbox 360 games is exciting, but emulation is a tricky thing, even for powerful new consoles. Can the Xbox One handle complex Xbox 360 games like Mass Effect? Some early testers provide some interesting answers.
Microsoft surprised the industry at E3 by announcing “native” backward-compatibility to play Xbox 360 games on Xbox One. But before you toss your Xbox 360 console out the window, you’ll want to check out the full details. The ability to play Xbox 360 games on Xbox One is indeed great news, but there are several important factors to consider.
Microsoft may be focused on the Xbox One, but it hasn’t forgotten about the Xbox 360. The company today released a system update that brings long-awaited support for larger external hard drives (up to 2TB), along with some minor UI and account management improvements.