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Tales from IT – Restoring a MacBook Without Bootable Media April 12, 2018

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Maniac is frequently asked to fix other people’s broken computers and electronics, including products made by Apple. Typically, when he’s had to reset virus infected computers to their factory defaults, if the computer cannot perform an internet recovery his clients need to provide him the computer’s installation media. He was disheartened to discover that media was lost, and unlike Microsoft, Apple does not offer official downloads of their older computers’ essential system software on their website.

At this point, Maniac realized he needed help that only an Apple Genius can offer. Only two Apple stores currently exist in Maniac’s home state, a state with a population of several million people. Could the Apple Store help him, and how? Watch below and find out!

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God of War Fight Your Way Trailer April 10, 2018

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We’ve got slightly over a week until the release of the highly-anticipated PS4 exclusive game, God of War. This week, Sony offered to showcase what the game’s character progression system is going to look like. Building and increasing Kratos’s skills has always been a staple of God of War, and I’m glad to see that tradition will continue with this game.

Unlockable skills based on in-game earned experience points? It’s so nice to see a recent triple-a game released with a in-depth single-player campaign and no microtransactions. See you next week, Kratos!

God of War is coming exclusively to the PS4 on April 20th, 2018.

We’re Going to ConnectiCon 2018 April 10, 2018

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Big announcement guys, we just received word we will be going to ConnectiCon 2018! ConnectiCon is a yearly fan convention held at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT. We’ve attended a few of them over the years and had a blast. The event practically takes over the downtown Hartford area and hosts a cosplay competition, video game and CCG tournaments, tabletop games, professional fan panels, and a huge vendor area. There’s also the chance to be part of a Q&A with this year’s invited actors and internet personalities.

We’d like to thank everyone at ConnectiCon for inviting us to the event! Look for us out on the show floor!

If you want to learn more about ConnectiCon and purchase passes, you can visit their website here.

The Score of God of War April 6, 2018

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We’re fourteen days away from the release of God of War on the PlayStation 4, and Sony has been cranking the promotion of the game up to eleven. Today, they released an all-new behind the scenes featurette on the game which details the underlying inspiration of the game’s music. This time, the game’s music will have lyrics based in Old Norse as opposed to Latin from previous games. Given the new mythology for this new game, I’m not surprised. Let’s take a closer look into what it takes to make the music for a game like this.

God of War is coming April 20th, 2018 exclusively to the PS4,

Spider-Man PS4 Release Date April 4, 2018

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Sony and Insomniac Games have finally announced the release date for the highly anticipated PS4-exclusive Spider-Man. We saw a preview of it at last year’s E3, and were really impressed by it. So take a look at this new trailer for the game where not only will you see the game’s official release date, but the first announcement for the game’s preorder bonuses and its Collector’s Edition.

Spider-Man is coming September 7th, 2018 exclusively to the PlayStation 4.

Detective Pikachu Amiibo Unboxing and Demonstration April 3, 2018

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We’ve been talking about Detective Pikachu for the past few days over on this site, and that is because we’ve been having a blast playing it. The game even includes support for a special Detective Pikachu amiibo, which can unlock special videos called “Pika Prompts” that players may have missed in chapters of the game they already completed.

This is no mere amiibo, Detective Pikachu is large and very well designed. Let’s take a closer look at it with an unboxing and show how it works!

Detective Pikachu is out now exclusively for Nintendo 3DS systems.

Get Legendary Pokemon Raiku or Entai From Target Stores Later This Month April 3, 2018

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Today, The Pokémon Company has finally announced how they will be distributing this month’s legendary Pokémon Raiku and Entai. Take a look:

Retail store Target will distribute codes for the event on during the last week of April. No further details have been given, including exactly WHERE Target customers should be expected to go to find the codes.

I understand The Pokémon Company wants to give trainers a little challenge when distributing these legendary Pokémon, but this is a little ridiculous. GameStop stores are smaller and have an easy to find staff briefed on store promotions. In my experience, Target stores are huge and employ lots of people, many of which will likely not get briefed on the event. Which isle will customers need to look to find the codes? Who will we have to talk to that may know what is going on? We will have to find out for ourselves starting on April 22nd.

Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon are out now exclusively on Nintendo 3DS systems.

Detective Pikachu Prequel Story Free on Kindle April 3, 2018

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I just wanted to give you all a heads up about something you may have missed out on. The Pokémon Company and Amazon have partnered to offer a free prequel story to the new 3DS game Detective Pikachu. The specific free story is called Detective Pikachu Episode 0: Eevee’s Case and it is published by The Pokémon Company.

If you’re not a Kindle owner, it may take some wrangling to get this story for yourself, despite the fact that it is free. As of the time of this post, Kindle purchases can only be made on the Amazon.com website, and cannot be made through a smart device’s Amazon app. You’ll also need the Kindle app on a Kindle-enabled device like the iPhone to read the story once it is added to your account.

We may end up reviewing the story in the future but for now, if you’re a Kindle user interested in Detective Pikachu, you should give it a look!

Baseball Vs Soccer Splatfest This Weekend April 3, 2018

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Nintendo’s next Splatfest is coming up this weekend and Splatoon 2 players all over the region can choose their sides now.

This weekend, the question will boil down to which sport you prefer, Baseball or Soccer. Choose your side now, Splatfest will be going live April 7th. You will need an Internet-Connected Nintendo Switch and a full copy of Splatoon 2 to participate.

Splatoon 2 is out now exclusively on the Nintendo Switch.

Five More Minutes of God of War on PS4 April 2, 2018

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The new God of War is coming to the PS4 later this month and PlayStation Underground has an exclusive preview of a section of the game nobody has seen before. Take a look!

God of War is coming exclusively to the PS4 April 20th, 2018.