Save The LAST 30 Seconds Of Your PC Game (Short Video)

If you’ve just had an awesome moment in a PC game, and then thought “nooo, no-one will ever believe me”, fear not. You can magically record it by pressing Windows + Alt + G – which will open the Xbox Game Bar feature within Windows 10 and Windows 11. It will then save the last 30 seconds of your gameplay (that gets stored up in the graphical memory buffer). You can then share this gaming clip with your friends – nice!

There are two problems with this approach though, as I discuss in this short video.

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Video Transcript

If you’ve just had an awesome moment in a PC game and then thought “oh, no one will ever believe me!”, fear not! You can magically record it by pressing Windows, Alt and G. This will save the last 30 seconds of your gameplay to your computer. You can then share this with your friend. I mean all of your friends. This is an awesome feature but there’s two things you really need to know first:

  1. Firstly, you sometimes need to activate this feature in advance by opening the game bar before playing your game.
  2. Secondly, this doesn’t seem to work with every single game for some reason, so it might mess up once in a while.

That sucks, but it’s still good to know this tip for when it does work, right? I’m sure we’ve all had moments where we’ve done something really epically awesome in a computer game,but then we forgot that we were recording so no one ever seen it. So I really hope that this tip helps you out.

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About Tristan Perry

Tristan has been interested in computer hardware and software since he was 10 years old. He has built loads of computers over the years, along with installing, modifying and writing software (he's a backend software developer 'by trade').

Tristan also has an academic background in technology (in Math and Computer Science), so he enjoys drilling into the deeper aspects of technology.

Tristan is also an avid PC gamer, with FFX and Rocket League being his favorite games.

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