Console gaming (XBOX, Playstation, Nintendo, etc) or PC gaming.
John got his son a new laptop for Christmas and wants to know how he can restrict his game play on it. Leo says he wouldn't take that approach, and instead he would team him balance and moderation. There are ways to prevent applications from being installed, but then he could just find web-based games to play instead. Also, if he blocks it, it'll just make him want to do it more. There's also no perfect way to block these things, since anything can be bypassed. Kids are great at finding ways around these things as well.
John's favorite game "League of Legends" on the Windows platform. But he's getting the dreaded BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) frequently. Leo says there's a discussion on the League of Legends forums about that very issue.
Jeremy wants to know if he could run Minecraft on a Chromebook. Leo says that according to Mojang, the creators of Minecraft, he'd have to "root" the Chromebook and put Linux on it. Other than that, it would need a Java extension that Chromebook could use.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leo got the new XBox One yesterday and hasn't stopped playing it. This isn't a cheap game console, though. It's $500, plus extra controllers, plus games, plus a required XBox Gold subscription. Since Microsoft has decided to build in non XBox gaming content, it's really a media center more than a game platform.
This week, the Sony PS4 will launch with the XBox One launching 12 days later, just in time for the Holiday shopping season. Target kind of blew it by accidentally sending out a few XBox One's with preorder, rather than waiting. When you do get the XBox One, you'll need to download over 500MB of system updates. Then there's the massive downloads of games.