The Xbox Series X is basically a monster gaming PC
The Xbox Series X isn’t even out yet and I already have upgrade envy. I’m still holding the line with a Core i7-4790K ’Devil’s Canyon’ processor in my main PC, flanked by a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and 32…
Know The Coin: Interview with Refereum Founder Dylan Jones
Know The Coin: Interview with Dylan JonesHey there, and welcome to another episode of ChangeNOW’s Know The Coin show! Today’s guest is Dylan Jones, a founder and CEO of Refereum, a #gaming community platform based in San Francisco, that brings together gamers and #blockchain users alike!It’s a pleasure to be here, thank you so much for your time and for listeners to hear about us.Could you please tell our listeners a little bit about yourself and your background? How did you get to #crypto world and was Refereum your first crypto experience?I come from pretty long career in video gaming for spanning about 10 years. I have done basically everything: Facebook games, mobile games, worked on some platforms and analytic systems, done some marketing in game industry. Everyone from our team came from (...)
How Can AI Change #gaming Experience
We will see characters that can learn and adapt to the player.Photo by Mali MaederWhether you know it or not, you use artificial intelligence all the time. Maybe you own a smart speaker, you’ve seen a self-driving car, or you’ve used Google Photos to search for images of your cat.Now, there’s also a good chance you’ve played a video game that happens to have some AI in it, like God of War or Red Dead Redemption 2. What may surprise you is that those two types of AI are not the same thing.The AI in digital systems and autonomous vehicles is self-learning and really fast, but it’s also really unpredictable. Yet these two worlds are fast colliding, and once game developers have the right tools and the freedom to make games that really push the limits of AI, the results are going to be the stuff (...)
How Can #blockchain Improve the Conditions for Gamers and Game Developers Alike?
The 21st century has kicked off the era of blockchain #technology. In comparison with other innovations, its development has not taken all that much time . Its implementation is skyrocketing in a variety of areas.In the #gaming industry, blockchain is quickly gaining momentum. How it can help modern gamers?A blockchain is a constantly growing list of transactions linked together securely using cryptography. It ensures the safety of storage, access, and dispersal of information. Being inserted in an intriguing game with a happening community, this technology can unite an experience into a more satisfying connected overall whole, which can deliver money both to players and developers alike.Why is blockchain a safe solution?Blockchain in gaming helps in securely buying and selling in-game (...)
What’s your favorite old-school video game?
Feel free to define “old-school” any way you like. by austin pocus. continue discussion at community.hackernoon.comI’m personally curious to hear which games the HN community holds dear.My favorite has to be Chrono Trigger. It has artwork by Akira Toriyama of Dragon Ball fame, time travel, talking frogs…all the essential elements are there. It’s the quintessential JRPG — if you haven’t tried it, I can’t recommend it enough.Honorable mention: Final Fantasy VI. It was by far the most epic RPG of its time (over a dozen playable characters!) and it still holds up today as one of the best RPGs of all time.What are your favorite old-school games? What makes them so great?continue discussion at community.hackernoon.comWhat’s your favorite old-school video game? was originally published in Hacker Noon on (...)
Image by Fabi Yamada.pixEOS NFTs Will Be A Game Changer On The #eos BlockchainInsights on the pixEOS platform from a member of the team.I’ve talked about NFTs before, but let’s review. Simply put, NFTs are #blockchain based tokens that represent digital assets, allowing them to exhibit unique traits, become counterfeit proof, and be tracked on a consensus based decentralized ledger. We’ve seen standards arise for NFTs on platforms like the Ethereum blockchain, through the Bitcoin / Counterparty extensions, and with Torn.On EOS, the pixEOS team is busy working with our partners in the dGoods initiative, rolling out the standards for the NFT protocols of the future. While the code behind NFTs is hashed out, pixEOS is creating what will be a vibrant ecosystem for gamers, artists, developers, and (...)
Can Centralised Businesses Implement #blockchain Properties?
How close can a centralised company get to having blockchain properties (permissionless, immutable, censorship resistant, etc) without actually using blockchain?Let there be chainsWe’ve seen both Ripple and TRON announce 100MM USD funds to invest into the blockchain #gaming space. The interest and capital is here. How will the centralised incumbents respond? If both developers and players want to have a blockchain enabled world, they could go with a plethora of protocols that are being developed. But what if the incumbents decide to incorporate blockchain-like properties while maintaining their centrality. What does blockchain enable that the centralised incumbents cannot do within its technical and legal capacity? And can these incumbents get the same benefits without having to use (...)
#apple Arcade — A New Foe has Appeared!
Apple Arcade — A New Foe has Appeared!On March 25, Apple announced Apple Arcade — a new subscription service featuring access to over 100 new and exclusive games. I want to unpack the context behind the announcement and lay out some open questions for the platform’s future.A Link to the PastSince the advent of Zynga and Farmville in 2009 a full 10 years ago, the world of #gaming has shifted in an evolutionary way. The rise of freemium gaming has affected not only the biggest mobile games (Candy Crush, Clash of Clans, Pokemon Go) but PC and, to a certain extent console as well (League of Legends, Fortnite).The good ol’ daysSo what? Well, in order to adapt, gameplay and game design have had to evolve as well. Offering the game for free allowed for broad distribution. Meanwhile, in-app purchases (...)
A sneak peek into the #blockchain #gaming Market in Japan: Way ahead of the others
Japan is one of the top 3 markets in digital gaming with revenue of over $19.2B in 2018. It is also leading the blockchain gaming market — My Crypto Heros (MCH), since it is launched in Q4 2018, MCH has become the largest blockchain game in the world with over 17,000+ users on the main net. And the local community are also catching up quickly — big gaming companies, game studios, and indie developers have joined the trend.How did Japan become the leader of blockchain gaming? Dapp.com took a deep dive in Tokyo with a mission to find out the secret and meet with the major builders and players for decentralized apps.Identifying the Huge Opportunities of Blockchain Gaming“Ownership and liquidity of virtual items are the current problems,” said Tran Ngoc Son, the CEO of TomoChain Japan. According (...)
Why Google has an edge over #cloud #gaming?
Photo by Mike Meyers on UnsplashThe gaming industry is one which is growing at an unprecedented rate each year. The technological advancements that have taken gaming to a whole another level, also pushes different competitors to keep coming up with new concepts to blow teenage minds. Gone are the simpler days of Vice City or Counter Strike, the market is alight today with buzzwords like Cloud Gaming. Win or lose, you keep coming back for more.When we talk about cloud gaming, we observe a delightful shift in the traditional requirements for hardcore gaming. There is no need for expensive gaming hardware or powerful graphics cards anymore; cloud gaming lets you play a game controlled by a remote server which does all the heavy work for you. All your PC is expected to do is to simply (...)
#google Stadia — The Game Changer
Google Stadia — The Game ChangerCould it become the Netflix of Gaming?Image Source“So now we are focused on our next big effort, which is to build a game platform for everyone.” — Sundar Pichai, CEO, GoogleGoogle, this week, announced a bold vision for the future of #gaming. It’s a cloud gaming platform called Stadia, and it’s the culmination of years of work the company has been doing around networking technology and streaming video. That way, you could play any game on any screen, any time you wanted, regardless of what physical hardware you have. You wouldn’t even need a console or a PC. We’ve certainly heard this before. Maybe you remember OnLive or Gaikai, but Google says it has the infrastructure, the technology, and the resources to finally pull this off — for real.Of course, Google isn’t (...)
Day 4 Of #gdc Coverage From #pixeos !
As GDC rages on, I’ve been able to bring you news about amazing games, but I’ve also spent a majority of my time talking to developers, engineers, and artists about the possibilities lying ahead for the #gaming industry thanks to #blockchain technology, and how pixEOS is on the leading edge of this trend.When people think of blockchain technology, often their minds jump straight to cryptocurrency, massive volatility, and perhaps even lambos. While this is all fine and good it doesn’t begin to even scratch the surface of what blockchain based systems can do for gaming.A Wave Of Non-Fungible-Tokens ApproachesWhat is a non-fungible-token (NFT)? Simply put a NFT is a blockchain based token that represents a digital object. It could be a picture, or a Cryptokitty in the case with the Ethereum (...)
Building #blockchain games with confidentiality
Using the #gaming SDK from Oasis LabsOverviewOasis Labs just released an all-new Oasis Gaming SDK — a new tool that helps developers easily build and deploy turn-based and collectible blockchain games with built-in confidentiality.Using confidential smart contracts, the SDK gives developers the tools to add confidentiality to any game and prevent game users from gaining info they shouldn’t have — peeking at others’ cards, predicting a card before it’s dealt, or seeing others’ moves before they’re ready. More generally, blockchain games also allow users to retain ownership of the things they win in any game — whether it’s kittens, collectible cards, or chips — and take them to other games in the future.To see how the Gaming SDK works in action, get started by playing our retro versions of #poker, (...)
The Advent of Next-Gen Video Games with a #blockchain Economy: Part I
“What could possibly bring blockchain and #cryptocurrency mass adoption?” is the million dollar question that everyone in the cryptosphere is currently trying to answer. To trigger this worldwide organic growth, the solution must tick a couple of conditions:- It must be straightforward to use;- It solves an immediate problem or upgrades a product;- It fosters sustainable scalability;There are a couple of industries and markets that could greatly benefit from blockchain technology: General Sales, Marketing, Supply Chains and the Videogame Industry, to name a few. This time, let’s take some time to look at video games in a different way, not through and LCD screen, but as a way to foster the blockchain technology.The Video game Industry is a prime candidate to trigger or at least be a (...)
#Test : #asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701GX, une RTX 2080 et un CPU en roue libre !
En bon notebook #gaming, le Zephyrus S GX701G embarque des composants à faire pâlir de nombreux modèles de bureau. De quoi jouer dans les meilleurs conditions à n’importe quel jeu actuel ?
#Test : #msi PS63 Modern 8RC, un ultraportable parfaitement silencieux
Le MSI PS63 Modern 8RC possède un châssis au design soigné, tout en finesse et en légèreté. Mais qu’en est-il de ses performances ?
DAPS Project now Part of the Enjin #blockchain #gaming Multiverse
The DAPS Project has recently announced its collaboration with Singapore-based information technology company Enjin and four of its gaming partners to bring playable DAPS characters to the blockchain gaming multiverse. Enjin aims to give gamers a better choice about how and where they store, play and trade their in-game assets. Enjin’s custom-branded ERC-1155 tokens will be the first in-game collectibles that can be moved between blockchain games.Introducing DAPSDAPS is an acronym for ‘Decentralized Anonymous Payments System’. The project’s aim is to create the most cutting-edge privacy coin in the world. DAPS will achieve this by releasing the first of its kind fully trustless private blockchain in Q2 2019. The DAPS protocol aims to build upon the success of other privacy coins such as (...)
Esports : $1B teams ? (NBA in the 1980s)
Today, every #nba team is worth over $1B (USD) and we believe that esports organizations could be worth the same, or more, in the near future. History is repeating itself, but much faster this time.After noticing the deals taking place with esports teams like Cloud9 raising $50M, TSM raising $37M, Team Liquid raising $25M, and the lucrative expansion fees for OWL franchises, it reminded us of what happened in the NBA in the 1980s. The investments in these esports teams and franchises are very similar to the prices paid for NBA franchises in the 1980s.The path to a $1B valuation will happen faster for esports organizations than it did for the NBA.Main Takeaways:1) Team transaction values are similar2) Expansion fees are similar3) Global viewership for esports will drive higher valuations (...)
How #gaming Could Drive #cryptocurrency and #blockchain Adoption
Cryptocurrencies are becoming part of the growing gaming sector yet you won’t often hear the word “Bitcoin” in this contextGame developers are creating their own virtual currencies, driven by the new generations of digital-savvy gamers. Millennials or so-called Generation X are two economically active demographics with more interest in cryptocurrency than any other. They also like to play video games. In what follows, I discuss the various ways that game developers are integrating cryptocurrencies into their products.Tokenization of Game AssetsMany games now have a form of in-game currency that players can earn, buy and spend. These currencies are typically bought within the game with fiat cash or gift cards. Usually, these monetized games are offered free and game currencies and (...)
What Dapp Games Can Learn from Their Centralized #gaming Cousins
Looking at our centralized cousins to improve #blockchain games.With the beginning of the Lunar New Year, we thought it would be a good idea to share a few ideas and suggestions for everyone in the community to keep in mind and discuss, whether you are a developer, investor, or merely an interested blockchain user. We will present examples of troubles faced by mainstream games and share what we think #dapps should either avoid repeating or seek to improve in order to make decentralized technology more appealing to the mass-gaming market. This is by no means a perfect guide to dapp success or a criticism of the current dapp market; it is merely a presentation of events with our generic interpretation. It is up to you, the reader, to decide whether you agree or disagree and, hopefully, (...)
#Test : #msi GE75 Raider, la RTX 2060 Mobile plus rapide qu’une GTX 1070 Max-Q
Avec sa RTX 2060 Mobile, le GE75 Raider de MSI tient la dragée haute aux notebooks équipés de GTX 1070 Max-Q, avec DLSS et Ray Tracing en bonus.
The Second #gaming Revolution Is Here
Blockchain has quickly become a buzzword in daily conversation, and it’s inspiring to see how far the technology has come since bitcoin’s debut about a decade ago. Especially for the gaming industry, #blockchain has the ability to change both the way we interact and experience games, but also offers the possibility to create new game concepts which were not possible before. Besides that, blockchain gives the ability to create tangible assets players uniquely own, stored in their wallet, secured with a private key — players are in control of the game and its assets.Players are in control of the game and its assets.The gaming space is full of younger players with a natural affinity for new technologies. This audience is eager to try out new ideas. Speaking about mass adoption of blockchain, the (...)
Test : #alienware m15, nos remarques sur l’importance du cTDP du processeur
Nos explications pour comprendre beaucoup de choses sur les portables #gaming.
#Test : #alienware m15, la 1070 Max-Q la plus rapide du moment
L’Alienware m15 regroupe des composants puissants au sein d’un design compact, de type Max-Q. Suffisant pour jouer sans compromis ?