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Safe holiday shopping tips

With the biggest shopping season upon us, safety remains a top priority both on and offline. Retailers expected more than $11 billion be spent between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and beyond. That meant that most shoppers are using the internet for those must-have gifts this season.

This also meant that thieves are monitoring people’s shopping habits. Just like the criminal that watches one’s comings and goings, hackers find patterns and find where their victims frequently shop and hone in on their weaknesses.

With that in mind, here is a set of helpful online shopping safety tips:

1. Ensure that the website address is secure and has a valid encryption certificate. It will usually display a “locked, green” indicator in front of the website name. If it doesn’t have that, it does not have a higher level of security that has been guaranteed by a known entity like Verisign, Symantec and others.

2. Ensure your system has the most recent recommended system and security patches.

3. Always use a credit card that is not tied directly to your personal bank account(s), even if you are using PayPal, Bitcoin or some other payment method. Thankfully, there isn’t a bank card in my wallet.

4. Never give anything other than name, address and phone number.  You should not need to answer security or privacy questions when making a purchase or checking out. If they ask, see if you can checkout as a “guest” instead.

5. Monitor your credit through a third party for identify theft and have SMS and email alerts sent to you immediately. I use LifeLock, which notifies me via phone or text messaging when there is a problem with my identity.

6. Set-up alerts with your credit card company that send both SMS and emails when any purchases are made and the credit card was not scanned (meaning, it wasn’t in someone’s hand when the charge was made). Set them as low as $25 per purchase. Also, set-up alerts for total purchases over $500 in a billing period to protect multiple $24.99 purchases. And if possible, a maximum amount of purchases allowed in a billing period, such as $1500 before card will get declined. My credit card companies will notify me of suspicious activity on my cards for free. There isn’t much space for a criminal to run up a bill on any of them anyway.

7. Ensure that you have a reputable Antivirus program running on your computer and that your browser has an Ad blocking plug-in. Even with this protection in place, things still slip under the radar like the flashing ads from a flashplayer. If this happens, run the antivirus program immediately to avoid an infection or malware problem.

8. Ensure that the network your computer/device is on is secure and you know who has access to your network. This is usually done with your router. You want to lock down your router so that traffic can be initiated from the inside-out but you do not want traffic to be initiated from the outside-in. If you are using a WiFi connection, make sure that network is also secure and requires a password to join. If it is a public WiFi network that doesn’t require a password, then the traffic coming from your device can be monitored and stolen. I don’t use hotspots. With only two gigabites a month, my phone is only used to make calls when I am out. I make purchases via the computer anyway.

9. Any passwords that you use should be strong, hard to guess ones. Or, even better, hard to guess, but easy to remember.

10. Don’t click on unfamiliar links to sites advertising sales, coupons, etc. This was one of the reasons why people, myself included, got in trouble. In my desparation to have that elusive video, I went ‘off the grid; to make the purchase and ended up not getting it. I got something with English subtitles instead from Amazon.

11. Use two-factor authentication/verification, if it is offered. I’ve learned my lesson. To protect Yoboogle from hackers, I tried this. It took three tries in order to have this safety feature removed. Because I had no hooked up printer/scanner, I had to send the form to the apartment manager to print out so I could sign it. E-signing wasn’t accepted. They had to rescan the signed form back to me so it could be sent to GoDaddy.

It has been my policy never to purchase anything via my phone. My bad habit is leaving sensitive information on the clipboard or not erasing my cyber trail after Googling something. I my phone didn’t have an alert about this, hackers would have a field day. No wonder someone from Turkey and Taiwan tried hacking into two of my email accounts a while back. After my yahoo account got hacked via the app, I stopped ordering food, like pizza using online coupons. There are some safety tips to remember when using your phone:

1. Only download apps from official app marketplaces like Google Play or Apple’s App Store.

Most of the time one can download the free version of an app. Always look for this first.

2. Be wary of applications that ask for suspicious permissions, like access to contacts, text messages, administrative features, stored passwords, or credit card info. Never allow this unless absolutely necessary.

3. Check out the background of an app before downloading. Research the developer and be cognizant of the spelling of brand names. Like fraudulent emails and phone numbers, there can be fake apps too. If there is any bad press, you will find it.


4. Make sure to take a deep look at each app. New developers, or developers that leverage free email services (e.g., @gmail) for their developer contact, can be enormous red flags — threat actors often use these services to produce mass amounts of malicious apps in a short period. Also, poor grammar in the description highlights the haste of development and the lack of marketing professionalism that are hallmarks of mobile malware campaigns. Check the reviews to see if there is a history of trouble.

The ironic thing about most Black Friday purchases is that the majority of shoppers used this method, according to a Today Show Saturday report. Target had the top sales of 3,200 TVs a minute their first hour. Online sales hit a record $3 billion. Amazon sold 100,000 toys in their first few hours. Also ironic is that Target, Walmart and Best Buy had the best sales on electronics like gaming consoles and kitchen items, in spite of some big ticket items and their ‘limited availability’ or ‘allowed amount’ per buyer.

My trouble with apps aren’t the shopping kind, like Amazon, Overstock, Best Buy and Retail Me Not. They usually are the type meant to support one’s smart phone. Cleanmaster was great until it was infected with malware. CM Security already had memory boosting capabilities, a way to clean junk files, shut down battery draining apps, a security scan, and call blocking capabilities. There isn’t any need for all other apps.

My first desktop computer was bought after Christmas. My first laptop was purchased about one month before the holiday shopping season officially opened. My reasoning for owning a laptop at the time was because my desktop was showing its age and slowing down. Sale ads have been always on television, in the local paper and online. I got lucky—or so I thought, because they were getting rid of the brand of computer or laptop desired by me. I got what I paid for. The motherboard was not expandable.

This is a hard lesson to learn both with laptops and desktops. Buyer beware. One should buy new or trade up, not just look at the price tag when considering an electronic purchase. Trading up meant the purchase was expandable. I went from Windows 8 to 10 because it was built into my laptop and it was free till July of this year. Compatibility is a major factor also. My television is compatible with the Clearwire TV Antenna. My brother just bought me a Blue-Ray DVD Player, but in order to work, it needed the newest in television sets because the new player did not decode on the analog sets I have. With both the old computers, the lack of space to upgrade to Windows 7 after Windows XP went out of service, forced the need for a new laptop.

The trick here is avoiding scams both online and in the store at any time, not just around the holidays. They can happen anywhere, even over the phone. While one locks their gifts in the trunk to avoid theft, avoid being taken for a fool by believing everything in print. Know what the offers are and their limitations to avoid any misunderstandings.




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Black Friday 2016: Tech and movie tie-ins predicted hits

Black Friday 2016 will be upon us soon, now that the Presidential Election is over. One thing different this year is that there are a whole host of stores that decided that they are remaining closed on Thanksgiving Day.

This blogger believes that Black Friday 2016 actually started long before the target date. The ads for great Christmas buys started after Halloween. If shoppers were smart, shopping should start midsummer. My mother read me the riot act for waiting until Christmas Eve to shop for gifts. Then threaten bodily harm if my shopping done before Thanksgiving. I did my shopping via the internet after that tirade. To be honest, Black Friday 2016 and Christmas Eve were the worst times to do one’s shopping. The stores were a mad house for those rushing to get the best deals in the beginning and buy those forgotten on their list the night before Christmas.

Don’t lose heart, though. There are places that have good deals on some of the hottest selling items this season. While some stores wished to remain closed, the list of those staying open are updated daily.According to one article on AOL, one of the biggest sellers this season is to be the iPod. The Nintendo NES has been available since Veteran’s Day, One of the hottest items, Hatchables, are already hard to get. Some parents are buying these toys on ebay for four times their retail price and beyond. It looked to me that the most popular toys flying off the shelves this holiday season were either technology-based or had a movie tie-in. Remember the superhero movies last year? All the toys released for the holiday were based on the movie in theaters. Retailers were counting on this and the predictions made by execs and children earlier in the summer.

My prediction is that the Nintendo NES and the new Xbox One and Xbox One S will be hits this Christmas in addition to those toys predicted to be sold faster. Fans of Nintendo are going to have to wait until the universal theme park opens as it is still in the planning stage. It remained to be seen what toys became popular this year.






Stores Closed on Thanksgiving Day 2016

Stores Opening on Thanksgiving Day & Store Hours 2016

10 items that will sell out fast this Christmas

Nintendo and Universal Studios announce partnership to bring games, characters to life in new theme park attractions

I love to write about trending topics and real life experiences. I love to read and write Science Fiction and Fantasy stories dealing with parallel worlds.

Windows 10 software

Microsoft: Refund faulty Windows 10 software to complainers

As a Windows 10 user, I am in agreement with the article that stated that Microsoft should refund its users if they have issues with faulty Windows 10 software. So far, this user has not had any, except with the downloaded music program. It was not Windows 10 compatible, even though it said so. In the article, the problems with Windows 10 software were with things like web cameras and internet protection software after being added to the computer.

The issue with my laptop was the software already on the computer. For instance, Windows 8 already had McAfee, which had to be removed in order to install and operate Windows Defender. Both of these together butt heads, locking up computer performace by slowing it down. This blogger disagreed with the article’s continued allegations that Microsoft forced the latest upgrades to its users though its updates. Any time an update was free and didn’t mess up my OS system, it was a blessing.

Microsoft says Windows 10 has been installed on more than 350 million devices, and as of August this year was running on 23% of PCs on the market globally.

The Windows 10 upgrades were free to Windows 8 and 8.1 users, if they scheduled their upgrade before the button was removed this year after July. There was no way, this blogger is paying $99.99 a piece for two upgrades. Granted, Mom had to send both the new and old laptops to my brother to fix them. The weird thing about this is they just needed to be plugged in at his house.

Why return to a previous state when Windows 8 went the way of Windows XP? One should enhance, not got back unless their computer is damaged. The trick here is going back far enough so that one didn’t have to do a full restore. In my case, the flash player ads on the internet messed up the computer my mother loaned me a few years ago. With no reimaged software, my only recourse was to purchase a new one for her.

For those that had trouble with the Windows 10 upgrades, they should be reimbursed for the faulty sotware. Microsoft should honor it too.

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Feedback: Future with cable company ‘in limbo’

As a blogger, a recent magazine article, Am I Making a Difference?, made me wonder the same thing, but on a different scale. Once again, my troubles were with the current cable company, Time Warner Cable. The issue they had this Saturday past was supposed to fix fraying outside wires. The filters were supposed to prevent noise from radio frequencies. Unfortunately, these filters killed the internet. Several of the people in my complex called because they didn’t have service. Instead of band-aiding the situation, the broken lines should have been replaced. Did any feedback, good or bad, matter since the company was to be absorbed by another?

Access to the web was crucial. It was my job to engage readers on my websites and social media outlets with trending topics. Because of one tech’s bumbling, readership was down a big chunk from Friday. At its worst, nothing was able to be posted on Facebook. Imagine if there were a deadline to meet with Missing a deadline could mean not being paid or getting fired. Thank goodness my electric bill was paid by phone, otherwise it would’ve been late again. The penalties for that were painful enough in March.

Negotiations for a lower rate fell on deaf ears. Like the four year-old in the article above, fighting with TWC customer service wasn’t the way to handle things, even if they didn’t budge on allowing a lower price. This blogger “gets it”. In my case, because of my being disturbed over the shoddy job the tech did on Saturday, my only recourse would be to complain to higher up. This might work with the other situation a few weeks ago with Yoboogle too, since that hasn’t been resolved either. My being unable to post bothers me. All that was received from the host company was, “We’ll get this fixed for you, OK?”

The automated feedback number was down. It never got past the first question, no matter what was pushed. Because no further reduction was made on last month’s bill, no feedback was made by me. This time my wish was for something to be done to improve competency among the workers and for those that make major mistakes like the one on Saturday be held accountable for it. With all the trouble experienced by this company in the last three years, repairing an outside line should be done free of charge. This was a technical error.

Perhaps this blog piece will get them to notice. Bad press was a nail or a thorn. My cousin was right. Things like that ran rampant on the Internet. My future with this new company remained ‘in limbo’. At this point, leaving any kind of feedback was remote.  At least the tech today left his personal card in case anything else went wrong with my connections.


  1. Will the new company name mean better cable deals?
  2. Yoboogle: Sign in error sources found
  3. By hooking VCR and DVD player right, TWC tech kept 9 rating
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Windows 10 upgrade: Getting the free option was a choice

If people wanted Windows 10, they’d better get it before July 29 if they wanted it for free. After that time, one would have to pay for it. Why was there such a rush for Microsoft to have the new updates next month? Were they forcing users who didn’t want the upgrade to have it anyway? There was a media backlash over that they way they killed off other Windows operating systems.

Enhanced Security According to an article in PCWorld, the best way to protect a computer against anything that might harm the operating system, like adware, malware, and other web viruses. My brother agrees that one wanted to go up, not down.This should be done once a month when the user ran Windows Defender. They should check for computer upgrades as well.

Upgrading was a choice PC users were never ‘coerced’ to take the upgrade if they didn’t want it. Social media had this wrong. As long as the upgrade wasn’t running, one could still stop the improvements to their compter. It had to be done in the scheduling stage though.

Here was what they were reporting to Microsoft:

a. Microsoft is making it extremely difficult to avoid automatic Windows 10 updates now, and is removing the option to cancel the update altogether.  A report from The Register claims that there is no cancel option in the update dialog box anymore, as the user is presented with choices to either upgrade instantly or choose an upgrade time. 

b. Microsoft has promised to support Windows 7 until 2020, and users should be let alone to use their favorite operating system until then. As a report from PCWorld recently shared that to avoid Windows 10 upgrades, users are disabling critical security updates on their Windows 7 machines, which is not only counterproductive but also puts Microsoft’s users at risk.

Microsoft Essentials will protect Windows 7 operating systems until 2020 also. They will still get the much-needed security patches needed to keep their computers safe. Microsoft said, even though PCWorld said having the latest upgrades kept the computer safer with Windows 10. Windows 7 users weren’t out yet.

c.  Microsoft says The Regs report is “inaccurate:” Microsoft Denies Removing the Close Button from Get Windows 10 App

Free Windows 10 to end Why end the free option? Microsoft wanted it like that because it was the first anniversary of the premiere Windows operating system. Any time after this date, users of the older Windows systems would have to pay $119. The app was to shut down automatically. This eliminated ‘forced’ upgrades.

Unfortunately, a few chunks of Windows 10 were still being added to the customer’s computer, even without their consent. This blogger can see why the article above was written, but it wasn’t over the choice to upgrade or not. It was just how the app worked automatically.

The good news was that, like the free upgrade, it took time to shut down the Windows 10 upgrade app on every computer used worldwide.

I love to write about trending topics and real life experiences. I love to read and write Science Fiction and Fantasy stories dealing with parallel worlds.

Yoboogle: Sign in error sources found

Here’s a plug for all those computer techs or wannabes out there. If something was known, tell it. Recently, one of the websites maintained by me was down. The login form was not showing up when trying to post my articles on Yoboogle. At first, the error message read: ‘Error in Line 17’. Last week, the website was easy to navigate, but logging in as its administrator was not possible. Finding the sign in errors were simple for me, but fixing it was difficult because of my not having the skill to do so.

Contacting the hosting company was as difficult as trying to make a direct call to a state agency when something was really needed. My efforts at trying to get my Medicare Part D Plan on a weekend only got delayed because of that. Apparently, the company that backed the plan should get the inquiry, not Medicare. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas was closed until Monday also. My finding the sign in error sources should limit the trial and error method of fixing this trouble.

There was a method to my madness here so bare with me. There was a thread tying all this together.  The worry for me was getting  notification on my smart phone that my two-step verification code needed changing on GoDaddy. That was my reaction after the floating Facebook widget ended up with a virus last year and had to be removed.  After trying the main line on the hosting site for two weeks and getting nothing, e-mailing the one who set the page up was the next step.  For this, solid evidence was needed by either word or picture.  In this case, the words were the only thing needed to invoke a response from my sponsor, but this blogger was going to add a picture too.

All one had to do was right click on the Sign in/Join link on the page and on the pull down menu, click ‘Inspect’,  A picture should pop up like this:

Fig 1

20160516_164004 Yoboogle error fig 1









Here was what my sponsor got via email last week: *Uncaught Error: Syntax error, unrecognized expression: a[href*=#] * 

Fig 2

The ironic thing was that my curiosity led me straight to the cause of the error. Upon further inspection, here was what the yellow triangle revealed in brown print:  ‘//@ sourceURL and ‘//@ sourceMappingURL are deprecated, please use ‘//# sourceURL=’ and ‘//# sourceMappingURL=’ instead.

Fig 3

Sign In error 2 Yellow Triangle w/ exclamation point

The funny thing was, that the second part of the sign in errors wasn’t found until this past weekend. It was as easy as scrolling down the page after Figure 2. This was done late Saturday afternoon after all the trouble trying to find information on another matter my sister asked me for last week.  It felt good to get pictures to prove the situation with the sign in errors to others, like my sponsor.

An IT tech can make a  lot f money as a repair person. If my skills were certifiable, that would greatly improve my financial situation. One did have to start small though. In my case, fixing problems with the older computers before Windows 10 was my forte. Keeping a running notebook of possible problems kept my desktop and laptop running smoothly for years. Without my return to school, this was impossible to do.

If one wanted to play the game, they had to understand the players, Muriel StaceyAnne Of Green Gables: The Sequel

It was a good idea to check the area in where one lived to see what computer repair shops provide and the amount they charge.  Now that Windows 10 was the preferred operating system, most computer repair shops weren’t looking at anything less. This meant, if the same service were offered at a cheaper price, that shop would have more customers and more success. This took time and research if one wanted to offer a service that made money.

One thing liked by me was to repair a computer remotely, which meant being able to access another computer from California or Washington State. This was where my brother should be certified. Even though his knowledge was limited, he had friends that knew computers.  His youngest son was well versed in the latest computer software while he knew the latest operating system.  It was him that said to trade up not down.

Even though becoming an IT Tech was not in my future, my stumbling into the sign in errors were sure to aid others on how to move forward and solve the problem.


I love to write about trending topics and real life experiences. I love to read and write Science Fiction and Fantasy stories dealing with parallel worlds.

Finishing the marketing course already started

This article was in response to The debt dilemma: My next move. It looked like, by the time of this second to the last webinar, How to Get 10,000 Fans Publish a Book & More! How to Get 10,000 Fans, Publish a Book, and Make $100,000…in 18 Months, my answer was right in front of me. No, the software offered was not purchased by me. The one time only offer was the right price at $197, but GetResponse had a better offer at a membership that was $15 a month after the 30 day trial period. This was even better than some of the other competitors that waved me over to them. My task was finishing the marketing course already started through  GetResponse

One thing received was the ability to expand my reach by making a landing page and a video that promoted my website/blog. Jeff Goins did have some really great ideas at the webinar today, but it was the price tag that prevented me from jumping on board. My next move was painfully obvious. Complete the course with GetResponse. Jeremy Shoemaker still got a major thank you from me as well as my WowApp contact who referred me. My Writing Site, A place for all types of trending topics on the web, was the result.

Now the aim was to take action on some of the ideas learned from the above webinar for free. Getting out of debt was paramount if there was any hope of having a life to live. Sometimes, finding where an author had several pieces of their articles missing was obvious to me, Mass shootings: Huffington Post article didn’t go far enough, Before the California shootings, a lot of these people mentioned in last year’s article already had emotional problems either known by the family or completely missed by them. It was usually afterward that the media picture was pieced together. Anything could have set them off. My agreement with the FBI wanting to unlock the Apple iPhone used by the radicals in San Berardino, California shooters were staunch. When they cross over to fight for any terrorist group, their rights as an American citizens were null and void. The same for anyone who used social media for the same purpose.

It was my job to find subscribers without the expensive course or software purchase. This might have been easier to do just by Googling the subject and finding the steps for free.

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WhatsApp launches five new features: What you need to know

WhatsApp, the Facebook owned messaging service used by some one billion people around the globe, has launched five new features as part of its latest iOS and Android update.

Here we take a look at what the new features are and how to use them.

  • Explore videos with ‘in-play’ zoom

The ability to zoom in on videos while they are playing means users will be able to explore what they watch in greater detail – especially useful when watching something on a small screen like a phone.

Just pinch your fingers together on the screen while a video is playing to zoom.

  • Enhanced photo sharing

Want to share pictures from other apps installed on your phone? No problem, now you can.

Photos can now be shared from the likes of Google Drive, Dropbox, or Microsoft OneDrive just by opening the “Photo/Video Library” option while in WhatsApp and selecting “choose from another app…”.

  • Sending and receiving PDFs

The messaging service is now offering users the chance to send and receive PDFs from within their app.

PDFs can be selected from other apps installed on your phone, like iCloud Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, or Microsoft OneDrive.

  • Fixed storage issues

According to WhatsApp the company has “fixed some crashes and an issue that was using a lot of storage space on some iPhones” by reducing the amount of space the app requires to function.

  • Selection of variety of solid colors for chat backgrounds


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Samsung slated to issue new gaming hard drive

Samsung has done it again. Not only have they come out with a new type of hard drive for gamers, but the Galaxy S7 too. Could hard disks be on life support?  That could be, according to one trending article today. Then again, the music industry said that about vinyl records after CDs came out. As the digital media took hold, some said the same thing about CDs

This blogger knew that, as of last year, Galaxy S4s were obsolete now that the S7s were out. The battery on my S3 phone got overheated, causing the phone to shut off. Samsung and AT&T probably didn’t sell anything below those type phones. My upgrade by AT&T was to have been free anyway.

At any rate, the cost of the  hard drive sold by Samsung was all about the amount of storage it had. My computer wouldn’t accept CDs, so my having to use the cloud to update to Windows 10. That may not be the case for much longer, however, as Samsung has now made its PW1633a 15TB SSD available for anyone to buy and though it isn’t cheap, it offers monstrous storage in a very small form factor. It was to help the lay person afford a hard drive, no matter what the financial situation.

This blogger looked forward to upgrading her phone. My brother said the S7s were water resistant, had a better camera, and it had a better and larger battery life. One thing liked by me about the S3 was the long battery life before the damage to my data and the battery being overheated for the third time this week. Now my job was to make sure everything on my phone was backed up.

Thank goodness this writer didn’t need this hard drive because of the cloud.

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New movies and games to be released

I can’t wait for some of the new releases that were due to premiere starting tomorrow. Below was a list of movies and game dates to watch for.

Deadpool February 12, 2016

Here lies the problem, according to a two day old article reviewing the film, Wade was once a simple thug-for-hire who loved his fiancée, Vanessa (Morena Baccarin). But before the two could embrace in marital bliss, Wade was diagnosed with terminal cancer, and the future suddenly didn’t look so bright.

The cure for his malady came with a price. This is where a shadowy figure introduces himself as a savior, promising Wade he’ll be fully cured if he enrolls in their experimental program. Seems too good to be true, right? It is. The program’s leader, Ajax (Ed Skrein), informs Wade that he’ll be turned into nothing but a superhuman slave.

Of course, Wade went ballistic when he heard this. To see the outcome of this film one was to view the film. It was sure to offer some underlying connection to Marvel and DC comics in some way. Hey, did anyone think the characters could be ignored totally? Let’s get real here.

Race February 19, 2016

Based on the Olympic legend, Jesse Owens, we all remember the 1936 Olympics, where Adolf Hitler attended and just happened to turn his back on the race Owens struggled to become a part of. It was certainly no easy task in this time being pre-World War II and a few more than twenty years before the Civil Rights Movement.

This film was one of the many historical pieces that was a defining moment for the African-American community. This was one barrier that had to come down in order that athletes of color were to succeed. There were African American men and women who ran track and did the long jump. Thanks to him, people like Debi Thomas and Dominique Dawes became who they were. Until that time, most skaters and gymnasts were White, Hispanic, or Asian at least on the U. S. Olympic team.

Far Cry Primal February 23, 2016

This game, to be released on Xbox One, was, for lack of a better word, going back to basics. It seemed to this blogger, that element related to Beastmaster while visiting the Stone Age. That’s where the primal element came in. This was supposed to be better than the usual set up.

For one thing, the live action trailer certainly had a great hook, or grabbing the viewer’s interest with the short video. It also lived up to the basic human trait or the primal need to survive. What better place to do that then in the Stone Age? The start of this whole thing began with a soldier sprinting along a futuristic battlefield and being sent back to World War II, D-Day and even the Civil War. It all remained to be seen how well this goes with gamers.

Tom Clancy’s The Division March 8, 2016

This was another game set for release in early March. The challenge to gamers was domination or supremacy over one’s opponents in the game. Once again, Ubisoft, also responsible for Far Cry Primal, grabbed viewer’s attention with another hook.

One thing was its background which was supposed to be ‘visually impressive’ . The scene where this challenge took place was New York City. Gamers would notice how the mapping paralelled the game itself. This intense attention to detail should determine a lot as to whether the game was a success. Ubisoft certainly hoped so.

I love to write about trending topics and real life experiences. I love to read and write Science Fiction and Fantasy stories dealing with parallel worlds.