How to change the product key in Windows

Changing the product key in Windows is a very simple thing to do… but it’s not easy finding where/how to do it.

If you are looking to change or remove your product key you can do so by running the following command in either PowerShell or the command prompt.

slmgr -upk

That’s it… now to change the key you can do it a few different ways.  You can do it from the same place you just ran slmgr -upk OR from within Windows itself through the GUI.  To do it via command do the following.

slmgr – ipk AAAAA-BBBBB-CCCCC-DDDDD-EEEEE – Replacing the letters with your product key.


slui.exe – Will open the GUI for you to type the product key there.

That should cover changing or removing your Windows product key.  I hope it helps!

Farming for Glimmer, Marks, Strange Coins, and Motes of Light in Destiny

As I have been playing Destiny I sometimes wonder where I can get certain items or where is the best place to get them.  I have decided to put together a farming post for Destiny.  This includes farming for Glimmer, marks and certain items in the game.  I play it on the PS4, as far as I know there should be no difference between the PS4 version and the Xbox One version so I hope that helps everyone! Continue reading Farming for Glimmer, Marks, Strange Coins, and Motes of Light in Destiny

Loadout, coming to PS4

Loadout, is coming to the PS4 on December 16, 2014!  It’s a shooter game with loads of customizable features for your weapons.  It is kind of like Team Fortress 2… only crazier, insanely violent in a Quentin Tarantino over the top blood spewing everywhere type of feel.  I’m looking forward to this game and checking it out on the PS4.  It looks like loads of fun.

Cool thing, if you are a PlayStation Plus subscriber you will get a SuperFan Bonus Pack that includes a few special skins for Axl, T-Bone and Helga.

I have not played Loadout for the PC but if you are interested in getting a head start you can download it from Steam today.

Here is a video of what you can expect in Loadout…

You can head over to the Loadout official site here.

How to add minimize function to Elementary OS

I have been testing Elementary OS and as much as I love it I feel it is missing a few small things to really make it a great OS.  There are some things that I sometimes feel some developers overlook, one of them being a minimize function for a desktop OS?  Not really sure why something like that would not be included by default… Well not a huge deal, luckily there is a way to kind of fix this issue.

Run the following commands in a terminal window to install the Elementary OS Tweak tool

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:versable/elementary-update
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install elementary-tweaks

Once you have gone through the install click on System Settings and you should see a new icon that says Tweaks.

Click on Tweaks and in the Appearance menu you should see a Button Layout drop down, select which type of setup you would like for your buttons and that should give you what you are looking for… a minimize window function.

It doesn’t seem to take effect on everything though… for example I am writing this on Google Chrome browser and it looks like it did not add the minimize function to Chrome.  I will continue to investigate to see if there is a way to add it to everything.

UPDATE: I have found the solution to the Chrome browser issue I was having, if you right-click the title bar there is an option to Use system title bar and borders select that and you will get the option to minimize Chrome as well!

Skyforge closed beta signups available

I just found out about this game Skyforge and I wanted to share it.  It looks kind of interesting and there are closed beta sign ups available for anyone that is interested.  It doesn’t mean you are guaranteed to get in but you can try!  The game is being developed by Allods Team & My.comm and it will be a Free-to-Play (in other words in-game purchases) Sci-Fi Fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

If you are interested in signing up for the closed beta head on over to the Skyforge Official Site and click SIGN UP FOR BETA on the right side of the page.

A little back story of Skyforge Continue reading Skyforge closed beta signups available

Ambush! – Tower Offense release on Google Play

I just downloaded Ambush! – Tower Defense that released today on the Google Play store.  It’s pretty cool, it combines tower defense and offense into one game.

Ambush, has pretty good graphics for the genre of game it is.  It’s nothing out of this world but it’s good enough.  As for game play, it does a very good job in teaching you how to play the game unlike some other games that kind of just throw you into it and you need to figure out for yourself.  I have been playing the game today and I find it to be pretty fun.  I suggest others give it a try while it is still in beta.

It seems that in December the game while still be available but will include in-app purchases.

Here is a quick snippet from the developers…

Ever wondered what it’s like to be invading other’s defenses in a Tower Defense game? Join Ambush and crush other players’ defenses in Tower Offense mode! Don’t forget to keep the old good Defense as well to succeed!

For many years Warlords of a mighty clan protected their land, building bases to defend territories and crushing enemies beyond count. But the Wise Man said: the time for Great Invasions has come! Build a Citadel, ambush the neighboring tribes! Send forth your armies and crush their defenses!

Challenge other players in a unique mixture of well-known and beloved Tower Defense and a BRAND NEW Tower Offense game modes! Defend your realm and conquer others!

If this seems like an interesting game to you download it here from the Google Play Store.


Game of Thrones, the game by Telltale Games

Well it looks like Telltale Games is bringing us a game on another fan favorite.  If you are not aware of Telltale Games they also made The Walking Dead game series.

The actual page for the game does not really have a lot of information on the game itself.  I don’t see it on Amazon or on Steam yet but the trailer states 2014… guys, you’re running out of time if you plan to release by 2014!

Here is what I do know, it seems this game will be called Iron from Ice and it will be a series comprised of 6 games.  So there should be plenty of Game of Thrones goodness coming your way once these games start rolling out.  I wish telltale Games would have released a little more details or even some in-game screenshots but nothing so far… I guess we will have to wait and see if it release does come out this year.

If you would like to see the trailer… well more like teaser for the Game of Thrones game it’s right here… Continue reading Game of Thrones, the game by Telltale Games

Goblins vs Gnomes, cards revealed so far

Looking forward to Goblins vs Gnomes?  Yep, so am I!  If you’re not sure what this is then it is the first expansion of Hearthstone released by Blizzard.  The set will include over 120 new cards and you will have the ability to purchase Goblins vs Gnomes booster packs or standard boosters from the store.  You will not be able to choose in arena packs you win though, those will all be Goblins vs Gnomes it seems.

Any who… here are the cards revealed by Blizzard so far for Goblins vs Gnomes.

During BlizzCon 2014 they revealed the cards below… Continue reading Goblins vs Gnomes, cards revealed so far

The Penguins of Madagascar game coming soon

POM_3DS_BPGE_BS_3DThe Penguins of Madagascar are coming to a console near you.

Platforms: Wii U, Wii, and 3DS
Number of players: 1
Release Date: November 25, 2014
Buy on Amazon: Wii, Wii U, 3DS

Game Summary

The Penguins of Madagascar have returned and this time they’re the stars of their very own game! Based on the upcoming film The Penguins of Madagascar, the game follows the adventures of Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private in the pursuit for their beloved Cheezy Dibbles. Along the way they stumble upon a nefarious plot by the evil octopus, Dave (Dr. Octavius Brine). The penguins travel from their Tiki Home Base to such locales as Fort Knox, NY Airport, and Monte Carlo in an attempt to foil Dave’s evil plans. Continue reading The Penguins of Madagascar game coming soon Big Fall Sale! Games up to 90% off

Listen up gamers! is having their DRM-Free Big Fall Sale.  The sale started today and will go until November 25th.

If you want to see a list of currently discounted games check them out here.

I am also seeing that you should be able to pick-up Mount & Blade for free during the first 48 hours for the sale… from what I have gathered there will be other free gifts given away during this sale including The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and The Gamers: Director’s Cut.