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June 2021

MVCUG Meeting Notes

June 12, 2020

As the late spring heats up outside, we stayed cool by gathering remotely once again for a rousing session to answer the question, “Is computer gaming for you?”. Only you can really answer that for yourself, but hopefully what the officers shared of the history, memories of past experiences, and some of the current choices in video gaming, will help you determine that. Watch the video of the meeting once its posted to see and hear what you missed (or jog your memory). Below is a link list of URLs you can visit for more information on things mentioned in the meeting.

If you need to contact John, Mike, or Barry, you can use the email addresses on the Officers page of the group’s website. Remember, you’re talking to both Mike and Barry when you use the vice president address.


Getting Together Again

We’ve spent the last 15 months meeting remotely via Zoom. We are pleased to announce that on July 10, 2021 we will return to in-person meetings. We will gather in a meeting room at The Mall at Sierra Vista. Go into the Mall through the southeast entrance (just north of what used to be Sears on the HWY 92 side of the building). The meeting room is the first door on the right. We will be providing coffee, donuts, and bagels — and perhaps a special treat to celebrate the end of our isolation. While the meeting will not be “zoomed” live in real time, we will continue to record and then post the video for later viewing. Per CDC guidelines, if you are not fully vaccinated, masking and social distancing is strongly encouraged.

Tech News

Apple held their World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) the week before our regular meeting. While we often report in some detail on the new operating systems and features due out in the fall, we didn’t take time this year. WWDC introduced improvements, refinements, more integration, and additional privacy and security features for the upcoming iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, tvOS 15, and watchOS 8. We will be looking at and demonstrating these updates later in the year when we have had a chance to use them. In the meantime, if you’d like to see what Apple announced, watch the keynote address from Monday, June 7 on Apple’s website or on YouTube. You can also find it as a video podcast and on the Apple TV.

Tips and Favorites

iOS 4.5


Windows 10

Terms o’ the Month

Computer Gaming Acronyms & Initializations

Computer Gaming: Is it for you? A Round Table Discussion

Or a rectangular table. Whatever the shape of your table is fine. The MVCUG officers talked about their earliest memories and experiences of computer gaming from text-based adventure games, Atari Pong, and others, up to the present day photo super realistic first-person shooters.

History of Computer Gaming

Game Services

Games Mentioned and/or Demonstrated

Many of these games are available on multiple platforms, including the service sites listed above. Where applicable, the links below take you to the developer’s website where you can get information about whether it’s available on your device.

That’s a wrap on this month’s show notes and links. Check out our Facebook page and watch our website for additional content. See you on July 10 in person! at The Mall at Sierra Vista for a session where the officers ask the question, “what is today’s topic?”

Barry “Bazza” Midgorden
Vice President (macOS)
Mountain View Computer Users Group
Sierra Vista, Arizona

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