Microsoft has been focusing its gaming efforts for a long while on the Xbox One, neglecting the potential that Windows offers for presenting and selling PC games. In Windows 10, Microsoft has finally managed to bring all their distribution platforms together in one place, in the Microsoft Store, making it a centralized distribution point for both PC and console games. This means that you can purchase some games once, on either Xbox One or your Windows 10 PC, and you can play them on both platforms.
We wanted to find the best PC games from the Microsoft Store that are free to download and play. In this article we rounded up a list of free games that you can get in their full versions for Windows 10. However, do keep in mind that some of these games also include paid features, that can enhance your gaming experience if you make in-app purchases. We tried to cover a wide range of genres, suited to different types of players and preferences, from racing games, to puzzles, games for children, and simulators. Let's get started:
If you are an avid consumer of games from Blizzard, such as World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Diablo 3, or StarCraft 2, you might want to keep your account safe. Just like other online accounts, you already have a username and a password set. However, that does not mean that hackers cannot break your password and hack your account. The only proper way to make sure nobody can steal your account, all the game progress and money you have invested, is to enable two-factor authentication for your Battle.net account.
If you are a gamer and you like to play online games, such as Fortnite, you should be prepared for bots and people trying to hack into your account. That is true especially if you are good at your game or if you have invested money in it. The best thing you can do to protect your account is to enable two-factor authentication.
ROCCAT Horde AIMO is a gaming keyboard that is presented as being membranical. The idea behind this concept it is that the keys on the keyboard use membranes instead of physical mechanical switches, and the experience should resemble that of a mechanical keyboard. Among other extras, it is also equipped with RGB lighting and features dedicated macro keys and a tuning wheel that resembles the Surface Dial from Microsoft. As you can imagine, we were curious to see what ROCCAT Horde AIMO is all about.
ROCCAT is a well-known gaming company, and their devices are usually of excellent quality. Recently, we received in testing one of their newest gaming mouses: the ROCCAT Kone AIMO. It is a large mouse with a bold design and powerful illumination. You might ask yourself: how good is it in real-life gaming? What about for general computer use? After a few weeks of playing with it, we have answers for you, in this review:ROCCAT Kone AIMO: Who is it good for?
The ROCCAT Kone AIMO is an excellent choice for:
Animated GIF images are all over the internet. You can find them on websites, on social networks and even in messaging apps that we all use on our smartphones. Have you ever wondered if you could create a GIF animated image using your photos? If you did, in this tutorial we are going to show you an easy way of creating an animated GIF file, using any pictures you want, and a free application called GIMP. Let's dive in:
Microsoft has been working hard to make Windows 10 the most gaming-friendly operating system ever. One of its most useful gaming features is the Game bar, which lets you record game clips, take screenshots, and even stream your gaming sessions on the internet, for everyone to see. In this article, we show you how to enable the Game bar and what you can do with it in Windows 10:
Game Mode is a feature that is available to all users of Windows 10. It promises to make Windows 10 great for gamers, by preventing system background activities and by offering a more consistent gaming experience. Even if your hardware configuration is modest, the Game Mode makes games more playable. Did we manage to make you curious about it? If yes, then read on. In this guide, we explain what Game Mode is, how it works, and how to turn it on:
Gamers worldwide purchase SSD drives for their gaming computers, instead of traditional hard disk drives (HDD). SSD drives are proven to be much faster for writing and reading data, but do they also help you get more frames per second when gaming? To answer this question, we experimented using a desktop computer with a popular video card and switched between using an SSD drive and an HDD drive for gaming. This is what we have learned:The hardware specs of the desktop PC that we used for testing
We performed our tests on a desktop PC with the following hardware: