Record games with Game DVR in Windows 10
Jim Martin reveals how to use Game DVR and the Game Bar – both part of the Xbox app
We’re big fans of Windows 10. The interface tweaks and new features – plus the free upgrade for most users – make upgrading to the operating system a no-brainer. One of the new features lets you record any game you play in Windows and take screenshots.
There’s currently no way to upload it directly to YouTube or any other video-hosting site, nor to stream your games live to the internet. To do that you’ll need a third-party app such as Twitch.
Game DVR works in a similar way to the same feature on the Xbox One. On the console, you double-tap the Xbox button to bring up an overlay, which also lets you press the ‘X’ button to record the past 30 seconds of gameplay, since the Xbox One is always recording what you’re playing. It’s ideal for capturing something interesting that just happened.
With Windows 10, you get a new app called Xbox. This lets you check on your achievements when you’re logged in with the same ID you use on your Xbox, as well as message friends. It also houses Game DVR where you can find screenshots and video clips from both your Xbox One and games you’ve played on your Windows 10 machine, be that a tablet, laptop or PC.