gaming

What gaming computer should I buy for my son?

Michael from Escondido, CA

Episode 1507

Michael's son has just finished 8th grade and he wants to reward him with a decent gaming computer. What should he get for between $1200-2000? Leo says to not get a laptop. Get a desktop. You'll pay more for a gaming laptop, and they won't be as fast because of limitations in graphics processors. Leo recently got his 15 year old an Asus Republic of Gaming (ROG) G20 CI desktop. A GTX 1060 or better graphics card is a good place to start. Remember to save a little money for a monitor. Asus sells a good monitor as well, but he may want another model. Leo also recommends buying online.

PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds Coming to Xbox

Episode 1442

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is coming to Xbox at the end of December and has been very popular on the PC with Steam for a while now. This is a "Battle Royal" game, which is kind of like Hunger Games. You're dropped into a very realistic, large and vivid world with 99 other people. The goal is to get as many weapons as you can, kill as many other people as you can, and be the last player standing. This is interesting because this is an independent game, not from a big game company, and it's hugely successful.

How can I install a mod for Minecraft on my computer?

Crystal from Downey, CA

Episode 1406

Crystal's daughter has gotten into gaming with Minecraft and she's at the point where she wants to do mods. She doesn't understand it, though. Leo says that some mods run on servers online, while some go on the computer (called Clients). A good option is Gary's Mod. Some of the mods she's interested in probably aren't able to work on her computer, though. Mods also tend to work on PCs. The version of Minecraft on Mac runs on Java. There's also an iPad version, but she wouldn't be able to merge them. The risk with a mod, though, is that it's third party.