Battlestar Galactica flight sim? Yes please!

So if you have not noticed lately the space flight simulator scene has kind of exploded. You have huge games such as Star Citizen and Elite: Dangerous leading this movement and it is pretty awesome.  But whenever I think of a battle in space the first thing that comes to mind is Battlestar Galactica.

That is one series that left a lasting impression on me when it comes to epic battles… Kara Thrace AKA Starbuck made it look easy!  Now how about you take your stab at piloting a Viper fighter?  Take a look at Diaspora!  It was released a few years ago but it’s still pretty awesome when it comes to capturing the spirit of being a Viper pilot. Continue reading Battlestar Galactica flight sim? Yes please!

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.

OR

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!