Console Wars Part 1 – Prelude to War – The Rise and Fall of Atari

Video games are $100 billion a year industry. Games are everywhere, from Xbox to PlayStation, Nintendo to mobiles, and of course personal computers.

Pretty much everyone has experienced a video game at some point in their lives, but it wasn’t that long ago that the idea of playing games in your home was a far-out concept yet to be conceived.

In this video, we’re going to talk about the console that started it all. Not just the idea of bringing video games into the home, but also one that introduced the world to the idea of personal computing at home. We’re going to talk about Atari, and specifically the 2600; a piece of equipment that not only gave birth to the video game industry as we know it but also sparked a technical revolution still being felt today. Long before the console war between Microsoft and Sony was the console war between Nintendo and Sega. But not so long before that, there was no such thing as a console war. There was only one console. There was only Atari.

RIP Minecraft – Better Together Destroyed Minecraft

They finally did it. Microsoft destroyed Minecraft. The Better Together update is out, and it’s anything but better. It’s a downgrade for the Xbox Edition. Do NOT buy. Don’t bother upgrading. Find out why in this latest rant. It’s a little less formal than my normal videos, but I just had to vent. Minecraft (Better Together) is no more. Long live Minecraft (Java edition).

Indie Game Showcase – Haunted – Halloween ’85

It’s time to check out Haunted Halloween ’85. I saw this one at PAX East this year, and finally made time to play it. I’m sorry I waited so long. This is a nostalgic beat ’em up with some platforming mixed in. Step in the WABAC machine to 1985.

Available on Steam and NES cartridge for a truly old school retro experience. Check them out on the web at

Top 5 Tips and Tricks for Managing Traffic in Cities Skylines

Traffic can be a major issue in Cities Skylines. Before you can fix traffic problems, you need to understand why they are happening. Let’s talk about how to identify traffic problems, what the AI wants, how to handle zones, shipping, cargo and more.

With tips and tricks on traffic flow, as well as pinching traffic, I hope this will help you address some of these problems and help your city grow.

This is console gameplay, so no mods are available. All of this is done within vanilla Cities Skylines on Xbox One.