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What to expect from Tape Recovery Simulator 96K

What to expect from Tape Recovery Simulator 96K

What is a tape and what is it used for ?

A normal tape can store 60 minutes of audio or 600Kb of binary data. Trying to load the latest and greatest 50Gb game would require 87381 tapes and as many hours to load (assuming the tapes and tape player are in perfect working order and no error occurs and the user properly cleans/degausses the tape player every few hundred tapes) Still, what could the 90’s people do with just 600k ? Almost anything we currently do with a 64Gb usb stick. Store software, games, secrets, valuables, hidden treasures, glimpses of a bygone era that some of us were able to experience in our lifetimes.

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What was it like using a tape player to listen music to ?

You had to guess the song name based on the tape position and list of songs printed on the cover. Most of the tapes were never stored in their proper cases so the covers were useless most more often than not. You inserted the tape, pressed play and that was it. So no total album time, no song time, no lyrics, no artists, no suggestions, no sharing (ok, ok, you could always share your favorite tape but that meant no listening to it until you got it back). There was always the risk of the tape being (slightly) damaged by a poor quality tape player or by a careless user or by any nearby children. Children were one of the most powerful enemies of tape. They liked ripping away the precious magnetic tape, tie it to sticks and reenact their favorite Olympics event. On the plus side, the tape player didn’t know your precise global location, your eating habits or your gas consumption and didn’t try to sell your data to 3rd parties. Yet, some of the greatest songs we ever listened to were stored on tape. 80’s and 90’s was special from another perspective: Unique, great, quality music was easily available. If you wanted great music you just had to go to the nearest music store and just pick, at random, a few tapes. One in every 3 tapes sold was a masterpiece. In the meantime, music managed to get even greater, but to find gems you need to carefully search for them in a pile of average-sounding albums.

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What was it like to be using tape as data storage ?

Audio tape, by itself was never meant to store digital data. Still, being a cheap and widely available medium made it a good candidate. But it was never had great reliability. Yes, you had great recorded tapes that ALWAYS worked, but that was usually the exception, and not the norm.

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But you still managed to play games, right ?

Yes, most of the greatest, genre-defining, unbelievable games also appeared on tape. But loading them was not always a breeze. We just became resourceful in our data-loading endeavors. We started tweaking the sound to perfection. We adjusted volume, azimuth, switched to mono, switched back to stereo, played with bass and treble controls, adjusted the tape speed. We had great deals of patience. When everything failed, we borrowed the tape players of our neighbors (This became the norm: the tape player of your neighbor was always a good match for that troublesome tape you could otherwise never load) . Imagine playing a game after 30mins of struggle and another 5-15 minute of loading. It was AMAZING. It was better than your favorite team winning the championship. You just EARNED the right to play the game. There was also the case when we played large games and each individual level had a separate file on tape. You lost all your lives, there was a loading screen telling you to load the first level again. Sometimes you made it to level 3 just to realize level 3 was not loading. (and, sometimes, the error handling of the game just reset the game in such a case). Great times. The games themselves made all the hassle be worth it. What is Tape Recovery Simulator 96K? TRS96K revives the feeling of loading (and eventually succeeding ) data from less than ideal magnetic tapes. In a world full with remakes, clones, rehashes, sequels and prequels, TRS96K brings you an unique gameplay moulded by actual practices.

How do you play TRS96K ?

Advanced Virtual tape player
  1. First, there’s the tape player. It’s easy to play, hard to master.
  2. You press play, it plays. You press stop, it stops.
  3. Deciding when to stop, forward, play, rewind, rewind again is entirely your decision. The tape player never takes any responsibility for what you do with it.
  4. It just hopes you use its powers for good
Tape Loading Error

Any way you look at it, Tape Loading Error is the nemesis of the Tape Recovery Specialist. But it’s also its destiny. No Tape Recovery Specialist has ever has ever missed encountering it. It’s life. You get the error, cry a little, then take it head on.

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The volume button will become your best friend, but it won’t be your only tool in the belt of a Tape Loading Specialist. Unique data corruption patterns will demand unique approaches.

Is there a story behind TRS96K ?

Yes. It’s the classical story: “Boss hires employee. Boss never feels employee is earning his/hers paycheck”. As player, you will work at EES, a small firm committed to recover all the tapes in the world. Until tomorrow. Yes, you guessed it, there’s just one employee doing the actual tape recovery. You’ll need to fend off bad management style and decisions.

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Tips and tricks: Madden NFL 20

Tips and tricks: Madden NFL 20

Choose Your Game Style

If you are new to Madden NFL 20 or have not played it for years, you might be overwhelmed by the multitude of options you have.

If you want to play a game that is faster and more alert, then you should choose Arcade mode. In this mode, everything happens faster and it is more engaging. However, you should know that everyone has the same level for its players, so you are battling on the same level.

If you want to take advantage of the scores of the team or player, then you should choose Simulation mode. Here, depending on the team you choose to play with, you will have certain characteristics higher than others.

But if you are very competitive and want to see the best you got, you should play in Competitive mode. This mode is for those who want to exceed their limits, play tournaments, and ranked games. This mode is for proficient users, but you can test your skills anytime.

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Choose the Right Play

Choosing the right play for Madden NFL 20 is essential. Madden 19 had three play modes, but, Madden NFL 20 has only two. You can choose from Enhanced or Slim and see which one is the one you like. The Enhanced play mode is the most used of all, especially because it comes with more options than the Slim one. In the Enhanced play, you can choose the plays depending on some characteristics, so there are more features for you.

Make Your Offense Diverse

Madden NFL 20 comes with many features and you may find that you are keener on some types of passes than others. It is therefore important to alternate the passes and make your offense diverse. You can use outside pitches, deep passes, and many more to not allow the opponent to catch your strategy.

Ending Words

Both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Madden NFL 20 come with new features and play modes. If you are a beginner who wants to try these games, then you should know that there are some settings you could make to enhance your play, say writers who offer essay help on gaming topics.

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The Way Home: The New Casual Indie Game on Steam

The Way Home: The New Casual Indie Game on Steam

The grotesque law in the Republic of River

The Way Home is the game that has been released on Steam, on June 1, 2021.

The atmosphere on this game looks like the work environment which makes the mind of every gamer relax. However, it doesn’t really because eventually, while on the road you will hit some guys accidentally who suddenly appear from nowhere like the wildlife on the road at least once, while you’re driving in peaceful EDM.

You thought the guy whom you hit by your car is dead but actually, they’re pretty much alive instead of being dead, because you had driven the car at the slowest speed and quickly put on your brake before they are being hit. Even so, after that, the law will intervene and will put you imprisoned even if the guys are not hurt simply because you hit a human with your car.

This is the story of The Way Home. The exaggerated ending has a huge possibility that it can happen in real life, this situation will make every gamer think that it’s ridiculous. Even though, both the guy and the law have a bigger aspiration to go home safe and sound, without any traffic or accident but sometimes there are unforeseen event or circumstances occurs like what happened to the guy who is driving home peacefully, but due to the incidents that transpire an accident happened on this storyline.

The Way Home

Traded the Crypto Rum

Because of the strange law, the Republic of River congress think the drunken driver is dangerous, so they made the Prohibition. It seems like a parody of the Prohibition in the States in the past. But, the reasons and background for the legislation are different.

The background of this game in the 2020s. But the council has made regressed laws. Anyway, people still trade moonshine, like the people in the past.

They made the rum named Crypto Rum using blockchain, which makes me think CryptoCurrency. Like CryptoCurrency, the market price of Crypto Rum also changes a lot usually.

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Despite the expensive price, people drink, and the protagonist can be the rich who has a supercar and a penthouse, by selling the crypto moonshine, like Al Capone or Gatsby. Of course, everything will go up in smoke if you hit a guy, even if you’re rich and driving the supercar.

The Way Home

Simple, but not simple.

The way home is definitely a casual side scroll game. But the difficulty and the profound background of the world are not simple. It looks like a black comedy game, but the clear message can’t be found. If you want to experience the travel of the weird republic, try it.

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About Hiderum Studios

Making video games and publishing the works on Steam. They released their first game, Flaming Friday Night in 2020, a cartoony horror game. And they released the second game, The Way Home a few days ago. And they’re updating Flaming Friday Night more and making Fried Chicken In Wonderland now.

Upcoming Tibia Events

Upcoming Tibia Events

More things to look forward to in the game

Tibia has been going around for more than two decades now. Yet, it enjoys a consistent player base with both long-time players and beginners coming in. The biggest factor in this might be how there’s always an event on the horizon. There’s even no need to buy Tibia Astera gold for them.

Currently, the Demon’s Lullaby event is going on, but not for long. Depending on the world’s performance, they can enjoy a week’s worth of a 50% increase in experience gained. It involves trying to please a Demon Infant while the mother tries to take a break. Babies may demand something simple or a little more complicated, but you as the adventurer are completely at their mercy. Complete 6 of their tasks to make them happy, and return them to their mom.

Upcoming Events

Next month, on the 21st of June, the ‘Bewitched’ event starts again. Gather those ingredients for the good witch’s brew. As they make the potion, it’s up to you to keep the forces of destruction from destroying it. Otherwise, the wrath of evil spirits won’t be appeased, and that spells doom on the world.

The summer season’s looking quite empty, as there are no upcoming events for July and August. But who knows? Maybe CipSoft would decide to have a surprise event. The next event is in September. On the first of the month, the Rise of Devovorga starts again. Players have to work together to defeat her again, or face the end of the world.

After that, the Colors of Magic event will have its second run this year. Find your color, choose your wizard, and play the event with your friends!

Even if they’re reruns, these events bring a breath of fresh air to the endless grind for levels. Remember to have fun playing Tibia!

New HALO Home Goods Arrive at Toynk.com

New HALO Home Goods Arrive at Toynk.com

Toynk.com has officially announced the arrival of new HALO home goods, based on the best-selling video game series, HALO. The official release includes the HALO Master Chief 117 Stoneware 8-Piece Dinnerware Set which has been wildly successful since it was leaked on Twitter last month. All products are officially licensed HALO merchandise from the manufacturer, Robe Factory LLC. Unlock a home upgrade with new HALO home goods.

HALO Master Chief 117 Stoneware 8-Piece Dinnerware Set

HALO Master Chief 117 Stoneware 8-Piece Dinnerware Set

Get ready to ditch the rations. You can now sit down for a quality meal between long missions with the HALO Master Chief 8-Piece Dinnerware Set. The collectible dish set features a military-grade design. The green stoneware features UNSC Spartan super-soldier designs, including Master Chief’s iconic 117 designation.

The entire set includes 2 dinner plates, 2 salad plates, 2 soup bowls, and 2 mugs. The two-person place setting will serve you and a companion, so you can take a bite out of those UNSC de-radiated Moa Burgers in style. Fill up on your next meal before preparing for deployment. After all, you should never go into battle on an empty stomach.

Since this dish set is microwave and dishwasher safe, you can reheat your coffee if you get called away to fight an interstellar war. Again. Complete your next mission with the officially licensed Halo dinnerware set.

HALO UNSC Footlocker Foldable Storage Bin

HALO UNSC Footlocker Foldable Storage Bin

Get your own standard-issue UNSC trunk without having to go through Spartan training. This officially licensed HALO Footlocker Foldable Storage Bin will keep you organized ahead of your next mission. Place this storage bin at the end of the cot in your quarters, keep it in the barracks to store your combat armor and civilian clothes, or leave it in your gaming space to corral the mess before inspections.

Unlike a real UNSC footlocker, this cube organizer is lightweight, portable, and collapsible. The footlocker measures approximately 24 x 12 inches in size. This versatile piece of home decor allows you to efficiently organize your essential belongings in true military fashion. Combining style and function, the divider provides a strategic solution to maintain an orderly space and reduce clutter.

Even better, you can conveniently fold up the cube organizer whenever you don’t need it. This will help you maximize valuable space in your quarters.

Are you battle-ready? Get your HALO gear at Toynk.com today.

About Toynk.com

Founded in 2001, Toynk aims to deliver an ever-expanding array of home goods, apparel, pins, and collectibles featuring your favorite geeky licenses. Our team comes together each day, working hard to improve our customers’ experience. It’s not really considered work when we know that our products bring adventure, joy, and happiness to life!

10 Ultimate Proven CS:GO Aiming Guide

10 Ultimate Proven CS:GO Aiming Guide

Counter-strike Global Offensive (CS:GO) is one of the most complex games that can get even the most experienced players confused. Despite the complexity, one thing makes this first-person shooter game unique because the player has many options to customize it to their liking. 

The numerous workshop maps in the game are good for helping you improve your memory and become precise in using the pointer. When you become skilled with the pointer, you get more advantage against your opponents. 

Set your gaming mouse to the right speed

CS:GO demands speed because your enemies move with speed and if you don’t work against them with greater speed and force, you will have no opportunity to survive. Your gaming mouse has a lot to do with the speed at which you attack your enemies with. If it’s set at a slower speed, your opponents will outsmart you. 

Setting your mouse to the right speed helps you survive during the game and this is one aspect that has raised the popularity of Battle Royale among many experienced players. 

You must adjust your mouse sensitivity so that it responds faster against enemies and you must be comfortable with the speed. Another thing that can affect your pointer speed is your mouse pad. If it’s too small, you will have a small ground for perfect tweaks and you will keep swiping your mouse off the pad. 

Engage in practice 

According to the writers from an essay help site, the best way to become a skilled CS: GO player is to get busy practicing. The community maps are made available to help you practice. Dedicate a few hours often and ensure you score better in each practice session and soon, you will become a skilled player. 

According to papers from NinjaEssay, you should learn to exercise your muscle memory by practicing to kill bots then start practicing against real players for a few minutes daily. Improve on your shooting techniques and learn taps, bursts, and sprays. 

Perfect your crosshair placement 

Crosshair movement helps you move seamlessly between different points on the map. To help you maneuver better, focus to keep your crosshair at a certain point and ensure it is strategically positioned at all-time such that anytime you make a move, your crosshair will be directly pointing to a specific sniping window within range. If you learn to perfect setting it, it will eventually become an automatic action. 

Find teammates

CS:GO game becomes better when it’s played between teams, even when the teammates are all new to the game. The best team to choose will be from players that rank the same as you. Experts advise playing in a team of five, with each teammate having a specific experience in the game. 

The team should have a lurker, an entry flagger, two rifles, and one AWP. Let those who are better than you take any of these positions and only take the position that best fits you. 

Use only weapons you can handle 

A professional gamer who also works for a dissertation service says that some weapons might look impressive and powerful, but if you are not accustomed to their use, they will work against your favor. Whenever you desire to use a weapon, take time to practice using it and understand its operations. 

Some weapons are easy to use and do not require a lot of practice, while others are complex and need prior practice. You can start using the simple ones and then keep advancing. 

Know who your enemies are 

CS:GO is a game full of enemies which you must kill to win and advance to the next level. If you don’t know who your enemies are, you will not know who to attack or when to attack. On the other hand, you will not know how your enemies attack. Enemies in the lower levels are more predictable and easier to attack compared to those in the higher levels who are complicated and hard to understand their moves. 

Be knowledgeable with the map

The map helps you to know the locations your enemies can go to or where to find them. It is okay to know the map’s directions, but it’s more important to know the name of each location on the map. If you say, for example, move to the right, the right side can have several locations. 

It would be easier to say right side to location X, Z, or Y. Each location in the map has its specific flashes and smokes, which you should use and it’s important you understand these rules to avoid wasting your weapons. 

Become a pro in the offensive of defensive tactics

Another tactic to master is defending yourself and attacking your enemies on the maps. You can practice alone during the learning process, but you can gain better knowledge if you practice in your team. While in your team, learn the smokes and flashes for taking and retaking sites. 

It will be better if you practice with three maps at a time and move to another set after completely mastering them. If you are placed in the defensive position, don’t try to retake a site alone, but combine forces in your team and retake the site. 

Be an expert in Spraying, Bursting, and Taping

Some weapons are easier to managing than others during attacks. Each weapon has its unique spray pattern and you can get all this knowledge online. Bursting is used for mid-range fights and can be practiced on the special bursting maps. Taping is used for long-range attacks and can be practiced in a community server.

Learn to listen 

If you are good at listening, you can hear your enemies from a distance and quickly plan an attack before they attack you. You can achieve this better by having your computer speakers or headphones fine-tuned for voice clarity. 

Whenever you hear your enemy approaching, move swiftly to attack using the right weapon. You can also learn to listen better as you continually practice and engage in group competitions until you perfect your hearing ability. 

Conclusion 

The first-person shooting game CS:GO is a game that requires speed and strategy. You must understand all the rules well and practice using your weapons precisely. The maps are an important component and you need to know each map location by name and the kind of enemy you are likely to face there. The setting of your gaming mouse speed can make a difference between losing and winning in CS:GO game. 

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5 Best-Selling Nintendo 64 Games of All Time

5 Best-Selling Nintendo 64 Games of All Time

Nintendo 64 (N64) was released in 1996 as a Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn competitor. It did not beat PlayStation but outsold the underperforming Saturn becoming the 14th best-selling platform and the 9th best-selling video games’ home consoles. It was the first creator of3D graphics.N64’s controller was also the first to feature an analog stick. VGChartz has since gathered sales data and ranked N64’s top five best-selling games as below.

1. Super Mario 64(SM64)

Nintendo EAD developed SM64. It was released on the Nintendo 64 for Japan and North America in 1996 and 1997 for Europe and Australia. The first game in the Mario series introduced moves such as triple jumping, ground-pounding, somersaulting, dividing, and long-jumping, and these were to be used by subsequent super Mario series games. Punching and kicking were introduced but wouldn’t appear in later titles. SM64, alongside Pilotwings 64, was one of the two launch titles by the Nintendo 64, which helped initiate its original sales.

In 1996, a version of Nintendo 64DD was displayed, and a sequel termed Super Mario 64 2 was created for Nintendo 64DD. However, its failure in the commercial sector led to the cancellation. SM64 was re-released in 2003 for the iQue player console as one of the launch titles with a duration observant demo. The digital release for SM64 occurred in 2006 for the Wii’s Virtual console service and for the Wii’s U’s Virtual Console service in 2015. It became part of the first games released on both Virtual Console Services. The Super Mario 64 DS was a remake of the game on the Nintendo DS. A replica of the 1997 re-release is packaged with Super Mario 3D All-Stars for the Nintendo switch, with superior quality graphics and a redrawn HUD.SM64 had sold over 11 million copies as of January 2017, marking a record as the best Nintendo 64 seller.

2. Mario Kart 64

Mario Kart 64 was a race game genre developed by Nintendo EAD and the second main publication of the Mario Kart series. Released in 1996/1997, it was an upgrade of its forerunner Super Mario Kart. Correspondingly, players were able to select Mario franchise cast members to drive in karts with an assumption of a weapon-based system to benefit the player and hinder opponents. For environmental design, 3D graphics were used; however, characters, track obstacles, and items remained two-dimensional for ultimate game functionality. It sold over 9 million copies.

3.GoldenEye 007 (GoldenEye 64)

GoldenEye 007 was developed by Rareware and released in 1997. The film GoldenEye by James Bond was the game’s foundation and basis. The game featured single-player, multiplayer modes, and Cheat Options, providing accurate ammunition and 4-player deathmatches for console warfare. For mission completion, players had to complete all the given objectives. It commercially sold over 8 million copies.

4.The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

The earliest game in The Legend of Zelda series was developed by Nintendo EAD and released in the United States in 1998. It set gamers on a sprawling epic not previously experienced featuring incredible dungeon design, characters, and story rife executing adventure. The Guinness World Records- Gamer’s Edition 2008 listed it as the highest-ranked game and later updated as the most praised game in 2010. It made sales of over 7.5 million copies. Ocarina of Time 3D, the game’s revamped, was released in June 2011.

5 .Super Smash Bros (SSB/ Super Smash Bros. 64/ SSB64)

SSB was a fighting game developed by HAL Laboratory and the first publication of the Super Smash Bros series. It generated the Melee, Brawl, 3DS/WiiU, and Ultimate sequels. SSB was made accessible through the Virtual Console for those with Nintendo club gold membership in 2013. Stages were rendered in 3D while characters were freely moved in two dimensions. SSB accords 4-player matches with an ability to choose from twelve Nintendo characters. It made sales of 5.55 million copies.

N64 helped in shaping modern gaming. Nevertheless, not all N64 games survived the tests of time. Many have gained popularity and special places in gamers’ hearts with characterization enlivened by the 3D concept. N64 games have conjured some of the best, warmest, and strongest gaming memories for many gamers.

How Among Us Revived Social Deduction Games

How Among Us Revived Social Deduction Games

Among Us burst onto the gaming scene in 2018 and in the recent years it became one of the most successful mobile games, even ported to popular home consoles like the Microsoft Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

Inspired by party games like Mafia and sci-fi horror classics like The Thing, the game involves groups of “crewmates” working together to complete tasks onboard a spaceship, while one or more “impostors” work to cut the crew and interfere with their tasks.

Unlike other games, which are easy to place in certain genres or categories, Among Us crosses several genres and creates a new niche of its own as a kind of “social deduction” game. We’ve seen games like this before, in board and card varieties, but Among Us takes the concept even deeper.

An Introduction to Among Us

For the uninitiated, Among Us was developed by a small American studio, Innersloth. It was initially released on iOS and Android devices back in June of 2018.

Upon its release, the game generated little fanfare, but as word started to spread and big Twitch streamers and YouTube gamers started giving it a try, the game saw a huge surge in popularity.

As explained earlier, at the start of each round, players are categorized as either a crewmate or an impostor. The crewmates need to carry out different tasks around the ship, while the impostors have to stealthily work against them without being detected.

The crewmates can gather together and hold meetings in which they can vote off people they suspect to be impostors. If they get rid of all impostors, they succeed, but the impostors can also win if they’re able to eliminate all the crew or sabotage the ship.

Bringing Back a Forgotten Genre

Many modern games, such as Overwatch and Fortnite, tend to stay true to established genre standards. Sports games and shooting games have always been hugely popular and continue to rank highly in the minds of gamers across the globe, but the developers of Among Us went in a different direction.

Instead of focusing on copying trends or following genres that were already hugely popular in the video game world, they decided to try and bring back a genre that many people had forgotten or never even been introduced to social deduction.

One of the most famous examples of social deduction games is Mafia. Also known as a werewolf, this game involves two groups: villages and Mafiosi or werewolves.

Each player gets secretly placed into one of the two teams at the start of the game and has to carry out certain tasks. The werewolves or Mafiosi have to try and kill off other players, while villagers have to work together and get rid of the bad guys by figuring out who is who and voting off the villains.

Mafia was developed way back in the 1980s and has been a popular social deduction game for many years, discussed in assignment help papers on gaming trends through history, but it never really achieved mainstream success. Among Us helped the game’s format reach incredible heights, and it did it all with simplicity and style.

Building on a Solid Foundation

It’s clear to see that there are a lot of similarities between Among Us and Mafia. The games share a similar structure and involve players using their own reasoning and deduction skills to try and win. Among Us was heavily inspired by Mafia, but it deserves a lot of credit for doing a few key things differently.

Firstly, the fact that Among Us is an online game, rather than a simple tabletop game, allows it to reach a global audience, connecting players together from around the world. With Among Us, players can log on and be matched with potential crewmates or impostors from all over the globe.

Essay help has shown that games which take an existing board or card game formulas and apply them to the online, live gaming space can be very successful, and Among us is a clear example of this. The game also changed up the aesthetic, shifting into a fun sci-fi theme that holds widespread appeal, and letting players customize their characters in all kinds of fun ways, which is another big bonus for gamers.

Another benefit of Among Us is the fact that everything happens in real-time. This lends a sense of urgency to the action, as players have to keep moving and thinking on the spot, rather than the more slow-paced nature of tabletop games. Plus, there’s the fact that online games like Among Us are able to be modded and enjoyed in almost limitless ways, which isn’t always the case with something like Mafia.

All of this means that Among Us is a more dynamic, engaging, and downright exciting experience, and the best part of all in terms of its wide appeal is the fact that you don’t need to be a seasoned gamer to play, as the controls are super simple and anyone can get into a game and understand the rules in seconds, culminating in one of the finest social deduction experiences ever made.

Author Bio:

Flann Ham is a highly skilled freelance writer and proofreader from the UK, specializing in article writing, blog posting, and thesis writing services. Being interested in everyday development, he writes blog posts and discovers new aspects of human existence every day.

Why Makes Battle Royale Games Popular

Why Makes Battle Royale Games Popular

The battle royale genre has become quite popular; the first battle royale genre came from a mod of Arma, though still, it is quite a debated topic whether the game idea was picked up from the movie Hunger Games. But soon it started to create waves, and this genre came into the limelight in here players drop onto an island and then find and scavenge weapons for their survival and the last one to stay alive in the island is announced as the winner.

Why are Battle Royale genre games so popular?

In short, the survival instinct. People do have a survival instinct when they are born, who doesn’t love winning while defeating others? The same thing applies to other game modes too, like in Team DeathMatch you want to kill other players with the least amount of deaths and want your team to win there is a competitive element involved also. Yet, Battle Royale genre is the end to this “Survival Instinct”. In Battle Royale, every fight you enter into might be your last one. At the same time, the story is quite different for other modes where you could respawn until the match ends. Hence, making it more satisfying to be the winner in battle royale games. Yet, there may be instances, and drawbacks which may cause the players to feel unfair is the random drop rate of the weapons and armours.

What makes Battle Royale genre games Different?

The short answer is you can do anything that you would probably do if you were in the same situation. As in PUBG, you can drive cars, buses, pickup vans, and in Fortnite, you can build towers for your protection. The other factor that may contribute to making battle royale games popular is the price of the games. As Fortnite is free to download and is available in practically every console and news is that it may be soon be ported to Nintendo Switch too also it is available on smartphones. Similar is the case with PUBG, but the only thing is that you need to buy it for PC and Consoles whereas again it is free on mobile devices. The one reason that makes Battle Royale Games is also because of their large player base and active daily users. If it didn’t have a big player base, then possible developers won’t be updating the game much either. Therefore, you can see that there are updates practically every week, whether it is a weapon or skin. All this content makes the game more attractive and makes people play more to grind for their favourite skins and weapons.

Final Words

The Battle Royale is indeed the most popular genre right now. Even Call of Duty a First-Person Shooting game has entered into the battle royale genre with their new game Call of Duty: Warzone. Battle royale games may continue to grow in future also. Hence, making it more interesting to look back at its past and understand what made it so popular today.

Author Bio: Small-time blogger and passionate gamer! I love to share things for people who are seeking information about their game! I hope by the end of this, you as a reader are more knowledgeable about the game and will share the secrets to other friends and family!
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List of All Xbox Console (Info and History)

If you are a fan of Microsoft’s Xbox console, then today we will take you down a trip on memory lane and briefly explore all the consoles that were released in order. This comprehensive list will give you all the basic information you need to speak about the basics of each console and their impact on the future of Xbox game system design. You can see a steady progression of computing power, functionality and games since the original launch of Xbox in 2001.

Xbox (Original)

The original Xbox was the first Xbox console created by Microsoft and experiment into the gaming console market. The console was first announced to the world in March 2000 and was mainly competing against PlayStation 2. Microsoft was clever and built the system using standardized PC components, leveraging Microsoft Windows and DirectX as the primary OS to support it’s new roster of games. The console was very powerful compared to other systems in the marketing featuring a 733 MHz Intel Pentium 3 processor and was the first system to use a built-in hard disk. It also was made for online play through Xbox live. It’s most iconic title was Halo 2 which propelled the system into fame for young gamers.

  • Generation: 1
  • Launch Price: $299.99
  • Release Date (North America): November 15th, 2001
  • Discontinued (North America): March 2nd, 2009
  • Units Sold: 24+ Million
  • Best Selling Game: Halo 2 (8 Million Copies)
  • CPU: 733 MHz x86 Intel Celeron/Pentium III Custom Hybrid CPU
  • GPU: 233 MHz nVidia custom GeForce 3 NV2A DirectX 8.0 based GPU
  • Memory: 64 MB DDR SDRAM @ 200 MHz 6.4 GB/s

Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 is the successor to Xbox and launched on November 22nd, 2005 after years of hype. It mainly was in competition with PS3 and Nintendo Wii as the market became more competitive with next gen consoles of that era. Xbox 360 is mainly known for Xbox Live on both a free and subscription based model with different features. Demos, games, music, tv shows and shows were all able to be purchased through live and proved successful. When the system launched it originally had a supply problem in regions like North America and Europe. Even though it was not the most sold Xbox Console, it was certainly extremely influential for the time.

  • Generation: 2
  • Launch Price: $299.99
  • Release Date (North America): November 22, 2005
  • Discontinued (North America): April 20, 2016
  • Units Sold: 84+ million
  • Best Selling Game: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • CPU: 3.2 GHz IBM PowerPC tri-core CPU codenamed “Xenon”
  • GPU: 500 MHz ATi custom Radeon X1800 DirectX 9.0c based GPU codenamed “Xenos”
  • Memory: 512 MB of GDDR3 RAM @ 700 MHz 22.4 GB/s, 10 MB EDRAM GPU frame buffer memory

Xbox One

On November 22nd, 2013, the Xbox One was released globally powering Xbox into it’s 4th Generation of gaming consoles with the utilization of cloud computing. The original Xbox one features a powerful AMD Accelerated Processing Unit (APU). The controller was redesigned to improve the body, D-Pad and triggers that can deliver directional haptic feedback.  Overall the console received positive reviews for all the upgraded functionality, reliability and features.

  • Generation: 3
  • Launch Price: $399.99 (without Kinect)
  • Release Date: November 22, 2013
  • Discontinued: August 2, 2016
  • Units Sold: 46.9 million Estimate
  • Best Selling Game: Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  • CPU: 1.75 GHz AMD x86-64 eight-core CPU
  • GPU: 853 MHz AMD Radeon HD 7000 series DirectX 11.1, DirectX 12 based GPU
  • Memory: 8 GB of DDR3 RAM @ 2133 MHz 68.3 GB/s,[55] 32 MB ESRAM GPU frame buffer memory

Xbox One S

The next model of the Xbox One is the Xbox One S which is an upgraded and revised version of the Xbox One available in 500 GB, 1 Terra Byte and a specific 2 Terra Byte edition model.

  • Generation: 3
  • Launch Price: $299.99
  • Release Date: August 2, 2016
  • Discontinued: July 16, 2020
  • Units Sold: 46.9 million
  • Best Selling Game: Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  • CPU: 1.75 GHz AMD x86-64 eight-core CPU codenamed “Jaguar”
  • GPU: 914 MHz AMD Radeon HD 7000 series DirectX 11.1, DirectX 12 based GPU
  • Memory: 8 GB of DDR3 RAM @ 2133 MHz 68.3 GB/s,[55] 32 MB ESRAM GPU frame buffer memory

Xbox One X

At E3 2016, Microsoft decided to tease their fans with a high-end revised version of Xbox One and called it Project Scorpio. The One X was released on November 7th, 2017. The difference in this model included upgraded hardware, 4K resolution  a system on chip (SoC), 2.3 GHz octa-core GPU with 40-compute units. The One X is compatible with all Xbox One games, software and accessories.

  • Generation: 3
  • Launch Price $499.99
  • Release Date: November 7th, 2017
  • Discontinued: July 16th, 2020
  • Units Sold: N/A
  • Best Selling Game: Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  • CPU: 2.3 GHz semi-custom AMD x86-64 eight-core CPU code
  • GPU: 1172 MHz AMD GCN DirectX 11.1, DirectX 12 based GPU
  • Memory: 12 GB of GDDR5 RAM @ 6.8 GHz 326 GB/s

Xbox Series S

The Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X are the first Xbox consoles in their 4th generation released on November 10th, 2020. The Series S has less processing power then the Series X and a slower GPU. It was primarily designed to fit inside a backpack or bad for ease of travel and storage. It is around 60% smaller than the Series X.

  • Generation: 4
  • Launch Price: $299.99
  • Release Date: November 10, 2020
  • Discontinued: N/A
  • Units Sold: N/A
  • Best Selling Game: N/A
  • CPU: 3.6 GHz custom AMD Zen 2 eight-core CPU
  • GPU: 1550 MHz AMD Custom RDNA 2 DirectX 12 based CPU with 20 compute units
  • Memory: 10 GB of GDDR6 RAM: 8GB @ 244 GB/s, 2 GB @ 56 GB/s

Xbox Series X

The Xbox Series X is the most high-end (and most expensive) Xbox console you can officially buy. Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox announced that Microsoft wanted to prioritize high frame rates and fast load times. The design of the console is made to not be intrusive and overall minimalistic. It can be used both horizonal or vertical which gives the owner many options on where they can set the device down.

  • Generation: 4
  • Launch Price: $499.99
  • Release Date: November 10th, 2020
  • Discontinued: N/A
  • Units Sold: N/A
  • Best Selling Game: N/A
  • CPU: 3.8 GHz custom AMD Zen 2 eight-core CPU[5
  • GPU: 1825 MHz AMD Custom RDNA 2 DirectX 12 based CPU with 52 compute units[58]
  • Memory: 16 GB of GDDR6 RAM; 10 GB @ 560 GB/s, 6 GB @ 336 GB/s

Thanks for reading our Xbox Console guide! We will aim to keep this updated as the future of Xbox unfolds before our very eyes!

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