Wayne Thomson

About Wayne Thomson

Wayne Thomson is a author with a short story due to be released soon. He is an expert Technology consultant, accomplished photographer and talk show host of the famed Shot O' Games podcast.

PC Security 102 (revised for 2017)

malwareEveryone by now should realize they need security software (Antivirus) on their computers, but as many of us know- it simply is not the case. I find that many people are confused or simply don’t realize what a virus can do. This applies across the board with all age brackets. Read along and I’ll help you understand why you need security software and some of the mistakes people make that you can avoid. Pictured is an example of ransomware which encrypts your files and forces you to pay them to unencrypt them with no guarantee they actually will.

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IDW Comics come to Xbox One, Windows 10/Mobile

I spent some time recently checking out the new IDW app for Xbox One, which is also available on Windows 10 and Windows Mobile through the App store. It’s a simple interface, easy to use and lots of great comics available to purchase and read.

I first tested on my Windows Phone, a Lumia 950xl, and it worked great right out the gate. When viewing comics you can easily zoon in or fit to screen. This is a market that has been missed in the area of digital comics and we hope Comixology takes note.

Likewise, the Xbox one app and Windows 10 app work in the same manor. On my Xbox one it scales beautifully to my 65” 4K TV. I see some real opportunity hear for teachers and parents who would like to read to their kids help encourage them to read.

The app is backed and produced by Madefire, who also have their own app with a larger catalog from other publishers and your login works on both apps. Thank You, IDW and Madefire for bringing us digital comics to the devices we have been waiting to get support.

While at Wonder Con, I did ask Comixology about supporting these platforms and they skirted the question, as skillfully as a politician, citing business decisions and market. Certainly, if IDW and Madefire can do, Comixology can to- but will they?

In the meantime, go forth and read some great comics.

Who You Gonna Call?

gbintlpstrLet’s face Ghostbusters is more than an just another 80’s movie to a lot of us. Much in the same way Transformers and G.I. Joe were not just cartoons. They had meaning and helped shape us in many ways. Naturally, when we hear a beloved franchise being rebooted, we grow concerned. Some freak out, but I believe most of us have the clarity not to judge before seeing this new take. With Ghostbusters, I was concerned. Not because stars were all female but because I wanted to see Ghostbusters anew with the feel and love that the original had. I reserved judgment until I saw it over the weekend. Keep reading for my take on this reboot. Continue reading

SDCC 2016

CCILogo-RIf you’ve been listening to the Shot O’ Games podcast, you’d know (and knowing is half the battle) that Fidel and I will once again be returning to San Diego Comic Con. We are a few weeks away and luckily it’s in our back yard. For those of you attending, keep an eye out for us. We always enjoy meeting you all. If your not attending, we feel your pain and invite you keep an eye right here on our site, Facebook, and Twitter for news and photos from the show.

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Computer Build Guide

I’ve often been asked how to build a quality gaming computer or workstation. While there are many things you need to consider, one of the most important is your foundation or motherboard and processor. You also need to know what you want to play(or a general idea) or applications to run. Let’s take a dive and look into this, I’ll also provide some images from my latest upgrade/build.

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Star Trek/ Green Lantern Crossover #1 Review

ST-GL01-coverD-SUBWe have seen some pretty amazing comic book crossovers in the past, but I don’t think many of us ever thought we would see this. IDW and DC Comics have partnered to bring us Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum Wars #1 and is listed as the crossover event of 2015. Oh, and where better to launch this series than San Diego Comic Con! Keep reading for my review.

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Windows 10 Event

Yesterday, Microsoft took the wraps off of the upcoming Windows 10 in a big way. Their event showcased the new OS, new hardware, software and how the ecosystem of devices will work together. We saw some really amazing things and still others that we expected. Let’s take a closer look.

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Halo Master Chief Collection

3D Boxshot Wizard LHS v1.1Let’s face the Master Chief Collection was a huge undertaking for 343 Industries. Taking 4 games from previous console generations and rewriting and coding them to run on the Xbox One is in of itself a challenge. But they didn’t stop there, they made them all work together with campaign playlists that span all games or just some. They also took multiplayer and made them all work together. Sort of. Most of us were stoked for the chance to play all 4 games with multiplayer on the Xbox one. That being said we were disappointed at some of the glitches and bugs at launch.

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