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How To GameShare On Your Console

How To Gameshare On Your Console

Now you can share games with your friends and family absolutely FREE

With Digital Games becoming ever more popular amongst console users, it’s no longer as easy as just handing a game disc over to your friend or family member. In fact it is actually becoming more complicated to share games, however we hope this article will help make this simple for you. We’ll let you know how to gameshare on Ps4 and Xbox One.

How To Gameshare On Ps4

2. Select the Settings tab on the main menu.

3. Select Account Management.

4. Select Activate as your primary PS4.

5. Select Activate.

You should now be able to access all of your games on your friend’s console. You or your friend will still have to download them, but there’s no need to sign back into your account on that PlayStation. If you are exchanging access to your digital game libraries, have your friend or family member complete steps 1-4 on your PS4.

We’ve found a video that may help show you how to gameshare on your Ps4

Ps4 Gameshare Warnings

  • You can share your account with an unlimited number of people but you can only do this process, which allows you to play the same game on two consoles at the same time, with one other person. If you try to hook up three friends, for example, and all four of you want to play a game together, your account will be flagged and blocked.
  • You can deactivate a console remotely by using the PlayStation account management tool in your web browser(Once every 6 Months Only!), Keep in mind that if you don’t have access to your primary console, other users who log into your PlayStation 4 won’t be able to access your digital library of games.
  • You’ll be out of luck playing PlayStation Plus titles if your internet goes down.

How To Gameshare On Xbox One

Whether you have an original Xbox One, Xbox One S or Xbox One X, you can follow the same Gameshare method as it is universal across all. You can give another person access to your entire library of downloadable games. The process of giving a friend or family member unrestricted access to your digital games, often called “gamesharing,” is surprisingly simple, but comes with some big restrictions. You and your friend will both need Xbox One systems and your own Xbox accounts, with games that you’d like to access.

Find a trusted friend whom you want to share games with. Either obtain their Xbox Live login information, or invite them over so they can sign into your console.

1. Select the Xbox Button to bring up the main menu.

2. Navigate to the user account menu (on the left). Select ADD NEW and add both yours and your friend/family member’s accounts.

3. Go into the “SETTINGS MENU” then “PERSONALIZATION” and then “MAKE MY HOME XBOX” to Make your friends/family members console (the one you’re doing the gameshare with) your “home Xbox.”

4. Go into your game library by selecting “My games & Apps” and then “Ready to Install” to see which games are accessible to you.

5. Once You are done using your gameshare partner’s account, you can remove your console as their “home xbox” by going in “PERSONALIZATION” and selecting “THIS ISN’T MY HOME XBOX”.

We’ve found a video that may help show you how to gameshare on your Xbox One

 Xbox One Gameshare Warnings

  • XBOX ONE – Your friend will be able to make purchases through your account on the Xbox store.
  • XBOX ONE – If your internet connection happens to go out and your current Xbox One isn’t registered as your home Xbox, you also won’t be able to access your digital game library.
  • XBOX ONE – Microsoft allows you to change your home Xbox five times per year, starting from the first time you switch it.

Links you may find useful

  • Find out how to Gameshare on your Ps3 HERE
  • Find out how to Gameshare on Nintendo Switch HERE (although it’s technically not game sharing)

 

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What’s The Best Games Console To Enjoy In The Warm Weather?

As the weather starts to warm up as we come into the holiday season in the UK, you may ask yourself “Is that the end of my gaming until winter comes back around?”. This article will hopefully show you that you can still enjoy gaming whilst enjoying the warm weather (and notice how i said warm and not hot as the UK weather is so unpredictable). Weather you play Home Consoles like the Ps3,Ps4 and Xbox or handhelds like the PSP, Vita or Switch, this will hopefully help you make a clear decision for the holiday season.

Home Consoles Vs Handheld Consoles

Home Consoles –

Home consoles are by far the most popular consoles all year long and for good reason too! They have the best graphics/screen resolution, the most storage and the speed to handle all that you need. Home Consoles include: Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Nintendo Wii etc. As we come into the warm weather it’s all about being active. Luckily all of the platforms mentioned have motion sensing active play so you do not have to sit down while playing. The originator of this technology is the Nintendo Wii which is Motion operating console with all game titles making use of this. After the success of the Wii, the other platforms decided to implement similar technology. Xbox having the Kinect Features and Playstation having Move and PSVR features. Xbox Kinect does not use controllers and is controller purely by movement, titles include: Just Dance, Kinect Sports & more. Playstation Move uses a Move Wand and Camera, this is the same for the Ps3 and Ps4, for the titles list CLICK HERE.

What Is PSVR?…. Playstation Virtual-Reality

PSVR is Sony’s virtual-reality head-mounted display (HMD), which requires the PlayStation 4. Like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive HMDs, it features a stereoscopic 3D display with optics that allow you to place the screen directly in front of your eyes. Coupled with head-tracking, it simulates depth and positional awareness within a virtual environment.

In this article we will focus more on the other platforms and will leave PSVR for a whole other article by itself.

 

The Nintendo Wii uses a remote and nunchuck with a sensor bar which is situated above or below your TV. The Wii has tons of titles which you can find HERE.

Home Consoles Winner

Our winner of the home consoles for the warm weather is the Nintendo Wii with it’s huge range of  game titles due to it being a solely dedicated motion active console. This console is great for adults, kids and just about everyone, most games are multiplayer so the whole family can enjoy playing together. These consoles are very cheap to buy as the console is now approaching 13 years old. If you are lucky enough to have a 50-Inch Tv situated in your garden under a gazebo, this would be a great opportunity for friends and family to come over and enjoy some fun with you on the Wii whilst enjoying the warm weather.

 

Handheld Consoles –

Handheld Consoles are becoming more and more popular as time goes on and for good reason too. These consoles now play game titles that you can find on home consoles and some even connect to the home console (something you could never have done with a Game Boy Advance). The Game Video Quality on these consoles is becoming increasingly more clear and less pixelated along with battery life getting longer and longer. Handheld Consoles are exactly that: Handheld, which means they can be taken anywhere while playing. The latest handheld consoles include: PSP, Ps Vita, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo DS and 3DS and handheld consoles which play a massive range of game titles. The consoles use a stylus and are touchscreen. The difference between the two is the the 3DS has a touch screen below and a 3D display upper screen. Titles include Mario Kart and lots of other famous nintendo games.

The latest of all the handhelds is the Nintendo Switch which also has the ability to be displayed onto your Television as well. This console truly is amazing and can be enjoyed by kids and adults too. The Switch features two joy controllers which attach and detach from the handheld screen, the handheld is also touch screen.

PSP or Playstation portable was the first Playstation handheld console and was absolutely great for its day. The PSP had a huge range of titles and would now suit being a first console for a child as they are very cheap in the second hand market.

The modern replacement of the PSP is the Playstation Vita which is basically a Ps4 in your pocket (well not quite, but still great). The playstation vita does have lots of game titles and has very good Game Play Video Quality, great battery life and the ability to connect with your Playstation 3 and Ps4.

Handheld Consoles Winner

Our winner for the handheld consoles is the Playstation Vita. Its was a close one between the Nintendo Switch, 3DS and the Vita and what called the winner for us was the fact that you can have call of duty in your pocket wherever you are. Yes the Switch and 3DS have the mario kart and various other titles you cannot get on Playstation however being able to play first person shooter online multiplayer while sat at the park on a hot day just cannot be beaten (biased of course). The console does have an internet browser so you can use it for multimedia as well such as youtube etc.

 

Which Console Is Best Overall For Good Weather?

Our Winner = Playstation Vita

Yes you can have lots of fun with home consoles using there motion features and functions, however it the great weather, i prefer to be outdoors as much as i can and if you really do not want to part with gaming until the winter, then is suggest you grab yourself a handheld console.

For Young Children you may opt for Nintendo DS or PSP which would be a great starter console however if your more advanced in your gaming, you may want to opt for a 3DS, Switch or Ps Vita.

At the end of the day it is your choice which console you play during holiday season as there are lots of deciding factors to take into account. But in general you are going to want to opt for a handheld console as this will allow you to stay outdoors and even take your games away on holiday with you so you never go without.

We think Playstation Vita, What do you think?

 

 

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Celebrating The 30th Anniversary Of The Game Boy On Easter Sunday

Nintendo Everything brought a lovely reminder of gaming history to our attention today; The Game Boy first launched in Japan on April 21, 1989. That means the system is celebrating a big birthday today on this lovely Easter sunday here in the UK. Happy 30th anniversary!

While modern gamers may think of systems like the DS, 2DS, 3DS, and the all so popular Switch, the Game Boy started it all with playing on the go.

After its release in Japan, the North American launch took place on July 31, 1989. Europe would later get the system on September 28.

Whether you remember the release of the Game Boy or not, you may have played on one of these handheld consoles before and although we have advanced in technology a massive amount since this Gem had its debut, it is still a great console which was platform to the world famous Tetris and Pokemon games.

The handheld line would later spawn the Game Boy Color (Which we now put at a whopping 20 years old) , Game Boy Advance of which it’s Japanese release took place on March 21, 2001 and In North America and Europe, the system arrived in June of that year. Furthermore The SP, and Game Boy Micro before it was eventually retired.

Game Boy Facts You Wouldn’t Think True!

  1. Game Boy sold an external camera and printer for their handheld, the camera took low res images of the user and in turn, Game Boy may actually be responsible for the world of the selfie.
  2. Nintendo announced, in 1995, that 46% of Game Boy’s gamers were female, the first time a console was so popular with women. A 2014 study found 52% of gamers are female.
  3. The first game boy could run for 30 hours on two AA batteries, this was due to the screen having only 4 shades of grey and having no backlight.

You can find the full 15 fun GameBoy facts by visiting The Fact Site

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How To Keep Your Console Cool Like A Pro – Prevent OverHeating!

Ever experienced your games console overheating and thinking to yourself “Why did my console have to cut out right in the middle of a game?”. Well We have, and it isn’t funny, you try turning your console on again and of course it’s still overheating so you have no luck with that and end up having to let the console cool down before returning to your game.

Preventing your console from Overheating all starts with a focus on keeping your console cool. Luckily the latest gen consoles are built to withstand some warmth however they will still cutout if you do not follow the following steps.

1. Make Sure To Allow Air Flow Around The Console

Sitting your console in a tight compact tv stand compartment which is roughly the same size as the console is a bad idea. You may have noticed there are vents on your consoles and depending on your make and model, they can be are on the bottom, sides or on the top surfaces. These vents allow new air to be pulled in and used air to be blown out. The fan inside the console needs constant new air in order to keep the motherboard cool which is why having no space around the console will soon become a bad idea as the console will not have any new air surrounding so will end up overheating and turning off. A rule of thumb would be to allow 3 inches of space from all sides of the console to allow it to breath.

2. Moderate Cleaning

Consoles tend to collect large amounts of dust and this can be a problem when the dust gets inside the console preventing the fan from pulling in new air. The easiest way to keep on top of this is to dust or wipe the console regularly instead of letting it get out of hand. Once you let your console get out of hand, this will prove more tricky to rectify as the console will need to be taken apart which we do not recommend as this could void your warranty with the retailer you purchased from.

3. Console Fans

The use of a console fan is not mandatory and is completely optional. You may choose to use these gadgets depending on your console and positioning. Fans can help circulation of fresh air around the console and could prove useful if you have a console which originally has a poor fan and cooling system. You can find an example of a console cooling fan being sold on amazon HERE

4. Give Your Console A Break!

Although for some of you gaming may be your life, but if you are still experiencing overheating issues even after following the two previous steps, then why not have a look at how long you play per session. As a rule of thumb i would stick to no more than 2 hours per day but hey, who are we to tell you how long to play your games. To find out what is a healthy time to spend gaming, read this article from healthyplace

 

Conclusion

Follow the above steps to ensure you are doing all you can to prevent your console from overheating. In some cases your console may actually have a fault itself and in which case you should contact the manufacturer (If still in warranty) or contact the retailer you purchased from (If still in their warranty) to have it repaired.

Keep space around the console, Dust and wipe it regularly, Monitor how long you actually play on your console and maybe give it a break from time to time.

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Xbox One with no discs: ‘Useless’ or ‘Useful’?

As stated from a Newsbeat Reporter: Microsoft has announced a version of the Xbox One aimed at “digital natives” (basically, it doesn’t use discs).

The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is identical – inside and out – to the current Xbox One S console except for a lack of a drive.

Due out on 7 May, the makers want the £199 device to appeal to people who have “grown up without the discs”.

So as CDs start becoming a thing of the past and DVD collections gather dust, are gamers ready to let go of discs?

I Think not, Disc-less consoles may be more appealing to a generation of everything being instantaneous, not having to que up outside a supermarket at 12am for a game to release, no longer having a game disc being scratched and no longer being able to use it.

However if we were to let the new generation know that by purchasing all of their games on the microsoft store or PS Store, they will not be able to get any resale value for them.

Let’s test the theory..

If you were to purchase 5 new games let’s say for example the games were £28 each, that’s a total of £140. Then after 3 months you wish to replace these with the some newer games; with physical disc games you could potentially fetch at least 50% of the cost back by reselling them which would leave you with £70 to spend on your new games.

On the flip side if you had purchased all 5 games digitally, you would not be able to resell the games as they are tied to your gamer account on whichever platform you use. This would leave them old games to waste while you fork out to buy new ones.

The only way you could get resale value from digital games is to sell your account when selling your console but this has proved to not be worth it. Most people who stop using a gaming platform normally go back to it in the future so it would be worthwhile to keep your private gaming account with the platform for future use. People also do not value digital games much and therefore you may not even make anymore money from selling your account with the console. You would be better off getting rid of the console and keeping your gamer account ID.

To Conclude..

Yes digital games are instantaneous, meaning there is no need to go out and physically purchase a game from a store and there is no risk of disc drive failure, however this could end up costing you in the long run if you are going to be buying more games in the future which everyone inevitably does at some point.

Our 2 cents – Stick to physical games until the sale of second hand digital games has its place in the market.

What’s Your 2 Cents?

 

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