Using Xbox Live Gold from Thailand

Xbox 360

After many happy hours using emulators to satisfy my gaming needs, a trip home to the UK offered me an opportunity to get a pre-owned Xbox 360 Slim 250Gb. Bringing this back to Thailand as luggage worked out cheaper than buying a pre-owned machine in Thailand. Not only this, I have a 1 year retailer warranty for the machine, so I could get the machine repaired/replaced through this on a possible future trip to the UK later this year.

I bought the Xbox 360 in GAME, as well as a few good pre-owned games including Lego Star Wars II (Original Trilogy), Forza Motorsport 4 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. As well as this, I bought a cheapo headset so that I could chat to XBL friends online.

Xbox One Revealed – First Thoughts

Xbox One

OK, some of you may be aware I have an Xbox 360 from my photos. I’m a bit of a fan of the machines, although I would definitely say I’m not a fanboy. I particularly love playing online (so boo to Thai internet and bad ping times! :( ) so I was excited to watch the official press conference with the first confirmed details of the new Xbox. I even set reminders on my phone so I would log on via Xbox Live.

How To… Turn Your Old Laptop/PC Into A Retro Games Console

Super Mario Kart

One of the things about travelling and working is that you can’t take anything too bulky with you. Living in Koh Samui feels the most like home because we’ve lived in the same building for more than 6 months, in fact, we’ve nearly lived in the house for a year now! As such, I don’t have much room for video games consoles (boo!) so to feed my addiction, I decided to go the old-school route with my old Compaq laptop (a CQ-61 if anyone cares – I purchased it in Australia 3 years ago and it’s been great, but I’ve heard horror stories about the very same pieces of kit from other people). So, with a fairly decent laptop I found you can play some decent emulator versions of old video games consoles.