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I just want to say that XB1 to Win 10 streaming is FANTASTIC! Jumped into Destiny, took a mission, got killed by a level ?? House of Wolves enemy who was camping my objective...AWESOME!

Photos are from the Win 10 XB app shell that the streaming runs in. A little grainy compared to native screens, but the controls were pretty damn responsive. The real test will be to get +Scott Geeding shooting stuff to give us the definitive answer. 
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I signed up and it didn't take long to get in. If you have any Xbox Live friends who are in it, they can invite you.
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Possibly the best Windows 10 feature EVER
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If this is just a new UI for changing the location of the default Documents, Pictures and Music folders, then yes. I think the desktop UI to change those folder locations has been there since Vista.
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In Other News, I also installed Win 10 on my daughter's PC, but it was in the process of updating this morning so I didn't get to try the XB1 streaming option.  
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I have a USB 3.0 1TB external HD right here, but it's got my most important, perishable stuff on it. 

Thankfully, I ALSO have a 500GB USB 3.0 drive which has enough space to accommodate the stuff from the 1TB. But I have to copy the stuff over, and according to Windows, it'll take another "about 3 hours"
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When it comes to file copy estimates, Windows is like Scotty from Eurotrip ("Scotty doesn't know, Scotty doesn't know..." ;P)
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"The Vine Dragon Cometh" Plowing through the Living Story in #GW2 ahead of Heart of Thorns

I finally got back to Guild Wars 2 this weekend, driven by a desire to complete my Living Story ahead of the release of Heart of Thorns. Since GW2 is one of my capped games, I feel a need to keep up with it*, especially since the expansion will be…
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As superhero movies get more and more faithful to the source material, masks are starting to get neglected.
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"Stag Party; Cult of Personality" - babbling widlife handing out bows, and a surly cult cart in need of help.

Stag Party After last week’s encounter with a rampaging horde of….mushrooms…the party and it’s caravan moved northward on their way to Waterdeep. They must have hit a time-pothole because the days just flew by, and before they knew it, a tenday had passed…
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Very cool
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Poop. It IS only a USB 2.0 :(

Wonder if I can get another case for the drive...
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Nice. Of course, then I'd have to go out and get decent capacity HDs. All the ones I Have lying around are all old and small capactiy. 
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"All The Small Things" - Do login rewards help you stick with a game?

Guild Wars 2, has adopted the “daily login rewards” mechanic that gives you something for each day you log in. They approach it different from some other games in that they give you something simply for logging in, whereas other games require you to log…
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Most login awards annoyed the crap outta me. Honest. After I had been away from RIFTS for almost a year, I logged back in and couldn't record my session as I had to spend all night figuring out how to shuffle all these freebies around. I liked getting some - especially the super-fast-horse mount.

But as sticky reminder and incentive to "come back, please" or "don't go" incentive - I really don't care.

I'm with Pete and a little with Stephanie. Sometimes I'm like "Lemme see what this holiday event is all about and push myself a bit" and it becomes this daily, important thing that I committed myself to like promising to organize and set-off the annual city-park summer event.

Many people are loving the event and all the prizes, and I'm there with them, but from my point of view it's a lot of just work that has to be done in a timed manner - and my feelings change, but that's how it can come across.

And THEN, if I didn't show up every single day and grind on stupid un-fun gameplay for 12 days in a row AND catch all the required drops - then I enter a "lose state" because I put in a ton of hours and days that very quickly became unfun work so "I had better get something out of this now".
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Hooked up the 1TB drive to the XB1 this morning, and it didn't want to deal with it as anything other than a media drive. I guess it's not USB 3.0 after all :(
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I looked for a way to get it to format, but I assumed it would do it/prompt me when I plugged it in. 

+Gamer Hudson you're using a USB 2.0 on the XB1 for game installs?
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"In Other News - June 29 2015" - SAO HF; Destiny; Massive Chalice

Sword Art Online Hollow Fragment I picked up Sword Art Online Hollow Fragment for the Vita this weekend. I enjoyed the first half of the first season of SAO, quit the second half of the first season, and was meh on the ideas behind the second season.…
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I've just moved on to the moon, level 6 or 7. 

The trick, I've found, to that array mission...well it's not really a trick. But I've done it so many times I know where stuff is going to spawn, since it always spawns in the same place. I've gotten so I can often time a grenade throw to go off just as the first clump of thralls spawns. Then I have my gun aiming at where the 2nd group comes around the corner, and so on. 

The Knight can still ruin my day though, just because he's hard to kill and there's no room to kite him.

Anyway if you need a second gun, I'd be glad to help.
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Drone racing, anyone?
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Ah. A good drone racing video. /approved.
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