Technology is advancing and rapidly changing dynamically; more so, in the gaming industry, in contrast to the 90s when the revolution had just begun, more related stuff is becoming possible today. For instance, a portion of the most creative and nigh-impossible inventions are emerging to the technological industry frontline; they are Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR).

Augmented and virtual reality are both similar in one thing, the ability to alter how we perceive the physical world. However, they differ in the perception of our presence. With this said, let us put things into perspective by using gaming as a point of reference. Virtual Reality surpasses Augmented Reality when it comes to gaming, even though the latter is more industrious than the former.

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Gaming Contrasts on both platforms

In truth, virtual reality developers create and dominate the entire environment. It’s a video game but constructing a virtual world for habitation by someone (gamer), implies you can tell them a story by systematically placing certain trigger events, controlling character, controlling lighting, etc. Players then navigate this created virtual world through a specially designed hardware but remain sitting or standing in the same place in the physical world.

However, augmented reality doesn’t offer any level of control. A game developed and immersed in AR, lets you play on the move, this means that you’ll have to be mindful of your surroundings. Additionally, you will need vast amounts of space to play specific games like role-playing games and strategic military campaign games.

AR is just not good for traditional games

That fact that control in AR has been stripped is the main issue with augmented reality gaming. Most games require control and AR cannot afford it. However, in games that utilize your creativity like strategy games, then AR would shine and outdo its limitations.

Case-closing

To the winners of this argument in the future, the answer could be determined by one’s perception. However, in the near future, VR will probably become the giant in the gaming industry, simply because of the technology developing it presently is more advanced than AR developing the technology. However, with the improvement of AR mechanics in the subsequent years will yield more success for the platform. A point to note is that AR is much younger than VR, therefore the rate at which they advance is different.

Who knows, there could be room for both in the near future.

The gambling market in especially Europe has seen an increased demand for casino games and online casinos 2018. Most players prefer to play on mobile phones and tablets nowadays as well, compared to laptops and computers. One of the reasons that there is such a demand for this type of games is that the players can get new bonuses on each casino. When you register as a new player, you will have the opportunity to get a casino bonus 2018 with extended play time. According to statistics, this is one of the main reasons that the players register so many new casino accounts.

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These increase in casinos 2018 and beyond will most likely also affect the type of bonus that the players get from the casino. Gambling is a business with lots of money and this also spurs innovation, for both casino concepts and rewards. The most famous gambling operator offers will most likely still be new free spins casino 2018 even if other bonuses exist. These can be deposit bonus where you get money to play with. Every player should now that certain terms and conditions apply to these casino bonuses.

So, how will this type of games affect the use of computers to play slots, black jack, poker and other games? Everything points to the fact that laptop computers are used more rarely. Instead, mobile usage will increase a lot for gambling related games. This is due to the fact that mobile processor power is much more powerful today and the games are getting better and better. The screens on mobile devices have crisp graphics and perhaps most important; you can play from wherever you are! It is not only games related to casino and gambling that will increase in mobile use during the year and upcoming year 2018. Other types of mobile games will also see a more profitable future. It will for sure be an exciting next year!

Game Studio Acid Wizard, has uploaded its entire game; topdown Horror Darkwood on the torrent-site The Pirate Bay. According to the creators, the decision came after they had read the comment from someone who had demanded repayment.

Darkwood is all about a dark, randomly generated world that you look through from a bird’s eye perspective. In those scary environments, it is a matter of living their character, managing their resources and surviving for as long as possible.

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On July 24th, Darkwood was released as early access game on game service Steam. It’s not the complete experience (and more work will be done before the final release, if we believe the developers’ planning)  Although there are some placeholders and untouched moments, the adventure must be “very playable”.

Darkwood, for free

In order for Steam to accept a refund, the total playing time may not exceed two hours. The fact that people can not play throughout their games because they can not afford felt just so boring.

So instead of turning this person to one of the gamekey teammates, described by the studio as “the cancer that is leeching off this industry,” they simply chose to upload the game for free on The Pirate Bay.

However, if you want to support the developers; we recommend to pick up the game on Steam. For about 13 Euro. it’s worth it. Read more on the Steam page and check the trailer below.

Very Positive Reception

A month ago, we watched a live action trailer for Darkwood, the top-down game horror found in early access since the summer of 2014. Finally,

Reviews on Steam have so far been “very positive” based on the 944 user reviews. This is unusually many, for a few days old indie game. Darkwood uses random-generated environments, and you  spend the days gathering materials and making items so that you have something to defend yourself at nights.

Whether we want or not, fall is slowly beginning to sneak up on us with it’s damp darkness, and those who like horror can soon escape the shattered bright evenings.

The has game certainly made an impact on Early Access, beginning  from the Steam Greenlight program. So if you like isometric horror-games with an atmosphere heavy as lead, this might be worth a look at.

Download the game, and support the developers over at Steam.

New casinos 2018, yes, what can you really expect from this fast growing industry in 2018? One thing is certain, and that is that time will fly by when you notice how fun you’re having when playing on all new online casinos that appear daily. Half of  2017 has already passed us by, and we are now in the middle of more relaxing summer times with sun, bathing and maybe some fun online casino-sessions at the beach. Perhaps it’s time to calm down after a long and cold winter, while looking ahead to see what’s up for the casino industry in the future.

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An incredible growth for New Casinos 2018

The casino-industry is an industry that grows at a rate that almost feels a bit unreal. And everyone seems to want a bite! With little more open rules and softer jurisdictions, an online casino can now be started relatively smoothly – if you have the motivation and the money that is. However, to succeed in the industry, one must really go all the way while doing something innovative in this increasingly saturated industry.

Gamefication and VR at New Casinon 2018

The question is how the future of online casinos will look, and what can you expect from new casinos in 2018? “Gamefication” is a term used quite regularly when it comes to companies today; Mostly in the IT and commerce sector. What “gamefication” briefly means, is that the site create a kind of “game” for customers so that they feel a form of success and satisfaction when performing actions on thir website. It may be a matter of giving players gold coins or emblems when solving a problem or otherwise proceeding in the game. An example of retailing may be that the customer receives an offer like: “Order 6 different items online, and you will gain a level, and get a gold medal to show others on your profile page.” Similar systems are implemented at online casinos 2018, where players gain a “level” or level up the more times they place money, participate in different campaigns and win or take home bonuses!

Another thing we will see is being implemented at the new casinos in 2018, Virtual Reality Support. It also appears that so-called AR (Augumented Reality) will be implemented in one way or another for online casino for mobile devices. Imagine Pokemon GO with a casino theme, where you see casino moments in the real world and can download Free Spins while you’re out walking. Pretty exciting times!

E3 is over, the dust has settled and we have had time to let our little brains melt all the impressions we were bombarded with. In other words, it’s time for me to list my 3 favorite trailers from the event!

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The Last Night E3 Trailer

Last Night is a platform game being made by indie developer Odd Tales and will be published by Raw Fury. It is expected to release all over the world during 2018, on Xbox One and Windows. I’ve probably never seen the reality of sexy pixeled graphics. And that’s because the trailer “only” ends in 3 place because I do not know much about the game itself. It’s the design that makes me feel crazy inside while also longing to actually play it. Hopefully, there will be a great game there under this amazing  surface, but until now I’m delighted with the Blade Runner-scented aesthetics.

Metro Exodus E3 Gameplay Trailer

I absolutely love Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light. When it comes to pure experience and analogy, they belong at the top layer in the game world; and that a third game is in the works makes me all warm inside. It has been confirmed in retrospect that Metro Exodus will not be an open world game, as many of us believed when it was shown; but we can probably expect it to go a bit further in its design than previous games – judging from the amazing in game trailer.  I do not need to waste much time explaining why this makes me wanna play Metro Exodus som much. You who have played the previous games know what I’m talking about. And if  not, you can get both on Playstation 4 and Xbox One for a small sum.

Sea of Thieves E3 Gameplay Trailer

We’ve known about Sea of Thieves existence for a while now, but it was with this year’s E3 trailer the concept really showed its potential for me. Among Microsoft’s exclusive stuff, this is what I look forward to the most. I love how little the game holds your hand, and lets the player shape his own pirate adventure in this vast world. One can only imagine the gaps we will be exposed to in the seven seas with the company of a bunch of friends I want to dig up precious treasures, swim from sharks and attack other pirates with the guns – preferably right now!

 

 

PowerBook Source MacWorld Coverage Center – 13 January 2001

Welcome to our MacWorld 2001 coverage center. As the week progresses, tune in here to get the latest news on MacWorld announcements, starting with Steve Jobs’ keynote address. As we get them, we’ll also be providing reviews of new products.

  • Real-time coverage of Steve Jobs’ keynote address, with pictures of the new PowerBook G4.
  • Detailed Recap of the keynote.
  • Even though Steve didn’t really mention it in his keynote, you can now get the MacOS 9.1 update from Apple.
  • Our PowerBook G4 News Center.
  • Product Announcements

PowerLogix has announced that in addition to its upgrade CPU card for the Wallstreet PowerBook models, it will now be offering CPU upgrade cards for the Lombard PowerBook line – the BlueChip G3 LS. The upgrade comes in 466MHz and 500MHz versions and offers 1MB backside cache memory running on a cache data bus at half the processor speed (233MHz and 250MHz respectively). The upgrade is expected to ship in the middle of February 2001 and should retail for $599 (466MHz) and $699 (500MHz).

Several of our readers have noted that MacOS 9.1 DOES work well on PowerBook 1400s upgraded with the Sonnet card. They also not that the QuickTime audio problem that led to crashes while playing MP3s does not seem to be happening.

ATI has announced its Xclaim TV USB Edition, an external USB video input device for Macs. It features input support for audio and S-Video or composite video sources, for captures of still images at 320×240 pixels, and for recording 30fps video at 320×240 pixels. The Xclaim will provide 125-channel tuning and support for closed captioning, parental control, and 4-channel preview. Expected to ship in Spring 2001, the Xclaim will cost $99.

At MacWorld LaCie is premiering its new 18-inch flat-panel LCD monitor, the photon18blue. The monitor is encased in a dark-blue enclosure and has a maximum resolution of 1280×1024 at 60Hz, .28 dot pitch, and a 160 degree side-to-side viewing angle. The screen also can be rotated to portrait or landscape mode. The monitor has both 15-pin VGA and DVI connections and is expected to start shipping at the end of February 2001. Pricing is not yet set, but is expected to be in the neighborhood of $2,600.

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LaCie has announced its portable PocketDrive CD-RW drive as the first portable drive to include both FireWire and USB support. Available in 10GB, 20GB, and 30GB sizes, the drive’s dimensions are a small 0.6″x3.5″x5.75″. The drive retails for $409.

SmartDisk Corporation announced the new VST FireWire CD-R/W, a portable drive that requires NO battery or AC adapter, getting all of its power from the FireWire bus. The drive features plug & play support, a compact 5.6″x7″x1″ size, and a front-loading CD tray. The drive is priced at $429.95 and is available right now at VST’s website. Resellers should have the drive in stock by the end of the month.

As part of its MacWorld promotional program, Other World Computing is offering 3 bundles with PowerLogix’s G3/500 BlueChip Wallstreet upgrade ($639.95 by itself). Bundle#1 includes the upgrade and a 256MB RAM card for $734.95; Bundle#2 includes the upgrade and IBM Travelstar 20GB Hard Drive for $829.95; Bundle#3 includes all three (upgrade, memory and drive) for $929.95.

JAM Bags has introduced three new cases for Apple portables at MacWorld Expo booth 4643: MacPack for iBooks, the MacCase for PowerBooks, and JAM-Pack. The MacPack comes in small ($74.95) and large ($89.95) sizes and is available in all iBook flavors as well as JAM’s “stealth” security color theme. It features fully padded rear/bottom/top/side panels, a padded pocket-divider, and secondary compartments. The $74.95 MacCase is a handheld/shoulder case with fabrics that mimic the G3 PowerBook line’s matte-stain finish, and several exterior pockets for accessories. The $99.95 JAM-Pack cases can be used with either the iBook or PowerBook, and has many padded copmartments with rivet-reinforced high stress areas.

MacWorld Expo visitors can visit TechWorks’ booth to see its new Buffalo AirStation, an access station for serving wireless LANs. The stations are compatible with Apple’s AirPort cards, offer 11 Mbps transfer rates at distances of 80 feet indoors and 165 feet outdoors (or 1 Mbps rates at distances up to 165 indoors and 375 outdoors), and come in kits ranging in price from $89.00 to $579.00.