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Tales from IT – Replacing a HP Designjet Printer Belt April 24, 2017

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Printers can break, it’s just a fact of life. But what happens if your broken printer happened to cost 2000 dollars and was the size of a couch?

Maniac tells the story of a time when he had to replace the belt on a HP Designjet printer. The catch? You needed to completely disassemble every single component of the printer JUST TO GET TO THE BELT. Can he do it? How did he fix any problems he came across while replacing the belt?  Watch and find out!

Here’s the link to the belt replacement video we used as a guide to fix the printer in case you need it.

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Halo 3 Earth Day Valhalla Sigil April 22, 2017

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Happy Earth Day!  Fans of Halo: The Master Chief Collection may know that there are tons of achievements in the game that nod to various Easter Eggs which were sprinkled over the various Halo titles, and what better way to celebrate Earth Day then to go looking for Halo 3‘s Earth Day sigil on the Valhalla multiplayer map?

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is out now exclusively on the Xbox One.

Let’s Play Quantum Break Act 5 April 21, 2017

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All good things must come to an end and I’m sad to say that we have come to the end of our Let’s Play of Quantum Break on the Xbox One. How’s the story end?  How did our decisions effect the game?  Will your playthrough be any different?  Watch our play through of Act 5 and find out!

All game footage is provided with full video commentary.

Quantum Break is out now on the Xbox One and PC.

Tales from IT – Setting up Multi-User Access in Quickbooks April 21, 2017

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In an all-new Tales from IT, Maniac tells the story of the first time he ever worked with a small business.

Quickbooks is an important piece of software for small businesses, and about a year ago, Maniac was asked to configure a Quickbooks database for multi-PC access. This isn’t much of an issue until you realize that his client had no Quickbooks server on his network. Will Maniac be able to do the job?  Watch and find out!

Let’s Play Quantum Break Act 4 April 20, 2017

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As promised, we are continuing our play through of Quantum Break on the Xbox One.  Today, we are taking a look at Act 4, Maniac’s favorite act in the entire game.

Alan Wake fans should pay close attention to the beginning of the episode or they might miss out on a hilarious Easter Egg which references Remedy’s previous title.

All game footage is provided with full video commentary.

We’ve got one more act to go, how do you think this will end?  Stay tuned and find out!

Quantum Break is out now on PC and Xbox One.

Tales from IT – Resurrecting an Essential Database April 20, 2017

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We’ve got a new camera and what better way to break it in than to announce an all-new video series for this website, and we are calling this series Tales from IT!

When Maniac was growing up, he was the only person in his entire family with any technical aptitude, and because of that he has over twenty years of computer repair experience. Tales from IT is a compilation of some of his favorite IT stories over the past few years.

Today, we’ll be telling the story of an essential database left running on a decade-old PC. The owner had no computer knowledge, had no idea what kind of software they were using, and kept no backups. It was working fine until the PC eventually failed due to age, and Maniac got the call to fix it.

Did he fix it?  Watch and find out!

More Tales from IT are on the way, please post a comment if you would like for us to produce more from this series!

Let’s Play Quantum Break Act 3 April 20, 2017

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Quantum Break was a really good reason to pick up the Xbox One console and I have to say I loved every second of playing it. After a week of delays, we have finally archived our Let’s Play of Quantum Break on the Xbox One.

After a long delay, we have made it to Act 3, one of the most combat heavy acts in the entire game. Our goal is to find someone who works for Monarch that might be able to help us repair Will’s time machine.  Will we be able to do it?  Watch and find out!

All game footage is provided with full video commentary.

Stay tuned to this site because we will have our play through of Act 4 and Act 5 up soon!

Quantum Break is out now on PC and Xbox One.

RF Switch – The Legend of Zelda April 13, 2017

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Rock band RF Switch performs a fantastic set list of songs inspired by video games and television shows from the 80s, and from that era, I can think of no song more iconic than The Legend of Zelda.  Here is their version of that theme, which they performed live at CT GamerCon 2017.

In case you missed it, here is their rendition of the theme to Metroid.

Chessex Gemini 7-Dice Set Review April 10, 2017

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All Dungeons & Dragons players know that regardless of what edition of the game they’re playing, there is one essential tool all players are going to need to bring with them other than their imagination and that is dice.  But what dice do you buy and what happens if you’re like me and are very particular about the color of dice you buy?

Dice maker Chessex offers gaming dice of all different colors and configurations.  One of those options is a 7-pack of different dice featuring the same color.  Today, we’re going to take a close look at one of those sets, Gemini Blue-Steel. Let’s take a look and try them out!

How many sets of dice should pen and paper role players have?  Does the color matter?  Do you want us to look at more dice?  Post a comment below with your thoughts!

RF Switch – Metroid Theme April 7, 2017

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With a name inspired by the RF Switch gamers needed to use to change their televisions back and forth between cable TV and their video game console, the band RF Switch performs a rockin setlist of music inspired by television and video games from the 80s.

This past weekend, RF Switch performed at the CT GamerCon 2017 and we were lunch enough to get some video of them in action!  Here’s their rendition of the theme to Metroid.