Sep 04

Now may be the time to buy the Xbox One

This is from Major Nelsons Page: Link

For one week only – from September 7 through September 13 – when you buy an Xbox One at participating retailers in the U.S., you’ll get a free Xbox One game of your choice.


And it really is your choice: Whether you want to lock-and-load with your friends in Destiny  or Titanfall, face the legions of hell in Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, hack the planet in Watch Dogs, or hit the sports arena of your choice in Madden NFL 15 or NHL 15.

This offer is valid for any retail Xbox One game, and the offer is good for our Xbox One system bundles, too – so if you want to pick up the Xbox One Madden NFL 15 Bundle or Forza Motorsport 5 Bundle, you’re getting another free game of your choice priced at $59.99 or lower on top of the bundled game.

Here’s the fine print: Offer valid September 7-September 13, 2014 at participating U.S. retailers with purchase of Xbox One, Xbox One with Kinect, Xbox One Madden NFL 15 bundle, or Xbox One Forza Motorsport 5 bundle. Free game must be a new, disc-based game for Xbox One, maximum retail value $59.99. Not valid for pre-order games. Limit one free game per eligible Xbox One purchase. Cannot be combined with other offers. Refurbished consoles or used games not included. See your local retailer for details.

Sep 02

I have returned

I took  a small break from fun things and spent time learning some new skills.   I will be back to posting regularly on all things I care about…

First thing I am going to do is change the theme.  I would like most of the content to be available for each post when you get here.

Aug 19

PurpleStride 2014

Just wanted to give everyone an update on a few things.   The Totally party was a huge success,  we got a personal phone call from the head of PANCAN thanking us for the donations.   Thanks again to everyone that participated!

PurpleStride Cincinnati is quickly approaching.   I would love to have some people sign up to walk/run with us.   This event takes place Saturday Morning on the 27th of September.  This is a family friendly walk/run and a good time.   We are going to be pushing to raise $10,000, we are already halfway there!     Please let me know if you have any questions about the event or  PANCAN.




Link to sign up/donate:

Aug 14

Xbox One New Features

Most of this was taken from Major Nelson at:

Finally a console that will do native MKV,  this should be interesting.   I am still not happy about the lack of backwards compatibility on both consoles but this is a good start.


  • New “Friends” section – the new Friends section has been available for a few early access Preview members and we’re expanding it to everyone enrolled in the Preview program. The new Friends section enables users to see at a glance what’s going on with their friends. They can stay up-to-date with their current activities, the most popular games their friends are playing, and a Gamerscore leaderboard to see who has improved their Gamerscore over the last 30 days.
  • Snap Center – Some of gamers’ favorite features in the Xbox 360 guide, are coming to Xbox One in a way that’s now truly be side-by-side with games. Messages, friends, parties, and achievements will all be available in the new Snap Center, providing a seamless way to switch back and forth without having to leave a game.
  • Threaded Messages – keeping gamers in their games while they multitask has been a huge focus. The new Messages app features threaded messages with the full conversation history – including embedded links to Game DVR clips – that can be viewed without interrupting gameplay.
  • Media Player – a new app will be available soon that enables users to play media files from either an attached USB device or from a network connected home media server that supports DLNA protocols. The preview version of the Media Player app will initially only support USB devices, with DLNA support coming soon. Xbox One will support more formats than Xbox 360, including support for dozens of new file formats like mpeg 2 TS, animated gifs and mkv which will be added by the end of the year. See below for additional file formats.
  • Xbox One Digital TV Tuner –announced last week, this new accessory will enter a limited preview program in Europe (UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain), in advance of its retail launch beginning in October.
  • Stream TV to SmartGlass – launching first in markets receiving the Xbox Digital TV Tuner, Xbox One owners will be able to stream their TV across their home network to their smartphones and tablets using the Xbox SmartGlass app. They can also pause, play and rewind as well as change channels, without interrupting gameplay on the Xbox One. This will work for SmartGlass apps on Windows, iOS, and Android.
  • Boot to TV – Now Xbox One owners will be able to set their console to boot directly to television when coming out of connected standby.
  • Live TV mini guide – for markets where OneGuide is available, a new mini guide on the bottom of the screen will display details about the TV content that is currently playing. Users can quickly change channels and see what’s on other channels, while still watching TV.
  • Country Expansion – we’re doing a lot of work on the backend to prepare for Xbox One to launch in 29 new markets
    in the coming weeks.
Jun 23

Its Almost here! AuctionItems, Schedule, and Parking Info Added

Getting everything ready for the party.   5:00 pm this Saturday at Bella Sala Hall.   Hope to see you there.

All info is here: