Tag: Gaming

Valorant Review

The modern era is peculiar. Technology is overly complex, poorly constructed, and unreliable. Engineered obsolescence is built into the gadgets we buy, and consumers are cajoled into purchasing ever more expensive warranties for systems that are designed to fail. Video games are no different. Server architecture, reliability, and gameplay have been sliding ever downward as

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Doom Eternal Review

Doom Eternal is a stunning game with a frenetic pace that will both challenge and titillate first-person shooter fanatics. Environments are detailed, weapons and effects sound amazing. Enemies explode into a gory mess when felled. The engine is smooth, fluid, absent frame time issues, and micro stuttering that plague many games. The combat is complemented

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XRP and the Digital Cosmetics Marketplace, Part 2

Forte, the Ripple powered digital games marketplace, recently signed partnership agreements with five new gaming studios. Netmarble, Magmic, nWay, DECA, and HI-REZ studios will each integrate Forte’s platform into one of their games. Some of these partnerships are very promising; others are substanceless hype. The blockchain gaming space has been largely hype-driven, with several studios

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The Future of Cloud Gaming

The gaming industry is no stranger to niche hardware implementations and devices that have failed to capture consumer attention. The most obvious example of this is the repeated failure of 3D gaming to gain traction with consumers. The earliest version of 3D tech that I can remember was Nintendo’s Virtual Boy console. Years later we

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