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Teach kids about avoiding scams while gaming

Many games now include in-game currencies and microtransactions through which players can obtain new items or features. Scammers attempt to take advantage of these systems by selling fully-upgraded accounts to unsuspecting kids for real-world money. To keep children safe while gaming, instruct them about the risks of in-game purchasing. Teach them what a legitimate microtransaction […]

Choose your retro gaming emulators wisely

Retro gaming can be an exciting and fun blast from the past. However, some nostalgia trips are more costly than others. Older games were made with less advanced and secure technology. Emulators – replicas of classic games – are also available to download for gamers looking to enjoy their favorite childhood games, but not all […]

Be careful where you download gaming mods

Downloading mods is a common and often fun way for gamers to squeeze the most out of a game. They can enhance gameplay and make for an all-around better experience. Many, in fact, are supported by the game manufacturers themselves. These are the safest mods for a gamer to download. Not all third-party mods are […]

While gaming online, use party chat instead of in-game chat

Whether gaming on your console or a PC, form a voice chat party using the console’s party app or a third-party PC app, rather than using a game’s in-game chat. This will keep your conversation private and ensure you and your friends will remain anonymous, even if you divulge self-identifying information. In-game chats are open […]

Enable 2FA for game console storefronts

You can enable two-factor authentication (2FA) on your game console’s storefront to prevent accidental purchases or those done by someone who has stolen your identity. Go into your console settings, then into account settings and from there you should be able to enable 2FA for all purchases. This means that every time you make a […]

Receive a new gaming console? Check your privacy settings

After booting up your new console for the first time, take a moment to go through the settings and set your profile so that only friends can view it. This alleviates spam messages and keeps your activity private from anyone who isn’t in your friends list, including games or apps you’re currently playing. This also […]