Gaming

Console gaming (XBOX, Playstation, Nintendo, etc) or PC gaming.

Can I run my XBox 360 through my XBox One?

Episode 1035

Jason from Tampa, FL
Xbox 360

Jason wants to know if he can hook up an old Xbox 360 to his XBox One and play older games while daisy chained to the TV. Leo says that the XBox One has a "pass through" feature to watch TV from the cable box, and there's no reason why he couldn't pass the video signal from the XBox 360 to it.

Kotaku has an article about it. The only issue may be lag or latency. But he could also just hook them up directly as most HDTVs have multiple HDMI connections.

What's a good gaming PC?

Paula from Temecula, CA

Episode 1035

Paula's son wants a PC to play Minecraft on for Christmas. Leo says that for Minecraft, any PC will do because it's not very demanding. As her child's tastes in games matures, though, he may require a more powerful computer that can handle the graphics. There's a lot of choices for her budget of $600. Leo likes Acer for entry level computers. For gaming, PCs are generally better and she'll likely want a desktop over a laptop. Asus and Dell are good options as well. Avoid going to a "big box" store because they usually are selling older models.

Can my XBox One play old games?

Tommy from New Orleans, LA

Episode 1035

Tommy's wife just bought him an XBox One, but he's wondering if he can he play older games on it. Leo says no, he can't. So should he keep his old 360 then? Leo says he should. He won't have issues getting online either. The fact is, though, that the XBox 360 is almost as good as the XBox One, he just won't have the media options that the new model provides. Moving forward, the hot games will only be on the XBox One.

The Xbox One Is More Than Just Gaming

Episode 1034

Xbox One

Leo got the XBox One and he says that gaming has gotten so sophisticated that you need the reflexes of a teenager all the time to play it. But one thing he thought was really interesting is that you can see what your friends are doing if you follow them. You can follow Leo at "Chief Twit Leo".

Other great features include voice commands, and since the Xbox is always listening, you can just turn it on with a word. Through Kinect, it recognizes you and logs you in, which is making people a bit nervous because it's always on, always listening. Very 1984.

What do you think about the Occulus Rift?

Yoshi from San Diego, CA

Episode 1028

Yoshi wants to know what Leo thinks about the Occulus Rift, a virtual reality helmet that was started on Kickstarter. Leo says we've seen virtual reality head gear for 20 years. But as computers have gotten faster and more affordable, the technology has improved. The Occulus has great response time, but the bad thing is that the graphics resolution isn't really that great, and there aren't many games that support it. So while it's cool, it's also mostly useless. It's a great idea, but we're not there yet.