How to hide your mouse cursor while playing games

This is a simple guide to a simple but mildly infuriating problem – some controller games don’t automatically hide the mouse cursor when you are playing them.

I came across this recently when playing Final Fantasy VI. I’m playing the game with a controller, but my mouse cursor is stuck in the middle of the screen. Since I’m playing the game on my Steam Link in the living room, I have no way to move it aside either. It’s just stuck there.

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The way I’m removing it is by using a very small program called AutoHideMouseCursor, which does exactly what the name implies. read more

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Microsoft is not building an Xbox 360 emulator, and we don’t need them to.

A lot of people are talking about news that Microsoft wants to build an official Xbox 360 emulator for the PC.

This post made the rounds on Reddit, and plenty of other sites were quick to report the same news. Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, mentioned in an interview with Gizmodo Brazil that it’s something he would love to see.

“I would love to have the ability to play Xbox 360 on PC at some point too, so have different things we have to think when we plan these things”. read more

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