The online gaming industry is known for its innovative nature, partly becasue developers constantly employ cutting-edge technologies to make their games exciting and fun. And yet, curiously, operators keep utilising various elements from classic casino games, which means that classic casino games are still liked and played by gamblers. It is that mix between innovation and tradition which makes today’s online casino games intriguing. At present, games like video poker, online roulette and mini roulette are not only among the most popular casino games, but are in fact the most popular ones, too. Today’s article looks into classic casino games and explains why table games are still the most important casino games, even when they go online. Classic gaming patterns rule over the industry Without a doubt, the online gaming industry is among the most innovative industries in the world. And yet, the virtual casino platform still relies on some classic gaming patterns. Are … [Read more...] about Are Classic Casino Games Still The Most Popular Online Games?
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Recent a video game industry lobby group has joined the lawsuit that aims to restore the net neutrality rules in the US, because they consider that the net neutrality repeal will harm multiplayer online games which require a strong internet connection. The Entertainment Software Association has filed a motion to leave to interfere in this matter so they can support the case. The lawsuit of filed by Democratic state attorneys generals, a tech company like Mozilla and many more in order to reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s December vote to eliminate net neutrality and take control of the internet. According to ESA Net neutrality protects online gaming which stops the internet providers from blocking and throttling slow internet and prevent paid deals ISPs to get better quality internet for a better experience to the users. Rules are not implemented yet until US Office of Management and Budget approves some modified collection requirements. The ESA in the court … [Read more...] about Online Gaming Could Be Stopped By Net Neutrality, Here Is What You Need To Know
The global games industry recorded revenues reaching $91 billion entering into 2017 and a popular genre within that industry is the sports video game with 13.2% of video game sales coming under that category. In an age when mobile, virtual reality, and eSports are evolving, we take a look at how the sports video game industry is changing. The Early Days It could be argued that the first ever example of a sports video game came way back in 1958 when US physicist William Higinbotham developed a title called Tennis for Two. It was a two-player tennis game played on an oscilloscope However, sports games did not enter the public mainstream until the 1972 release of Pong on the Atari. This saw a boom in sports video games being released throughout the 1970s such as Taito’s Davis Cup, Soccer, and Pro Hockey, and Sega’s Hockey TV. In the 1980s, Iconic games such as Activision Tennis, Track and Field, and Pole Position hit the shelves as the decade was welcomed in. Over the … [Read more...] about Is the Sports Video Game Industry Changing?
Over 30 game developers, publishers and tech companies have banded together to battle toxicity in their communities. An initiative called the Fair Play Alliance has been formed by high-profile companies such as Blizzard, Epic Games, Twitch, and Xbox. The goal, according to the coalition’s mission statement, is to “encourage fair play and healthy communities,” in online gaming (thanks, GI.biz). “We envision a world where games are free of harassment, discrimination, and abuse, and where players can express themselves through play,” reads the statement. Another goal of the Fair Play Alliance is to raise awareness of player-behavior-related issues, and “share research and best practices that drive lasting change.” Over 30 gaming companies are represented, including: Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. CCPGames Corillian Discord Inc. Epic Games, Inc. Flaregames Huuuge Games Intel Corporation Kabam Kefir Ker-Chunk Games Mixer Owlchemy Labs Playrix Radial … [Read more...] about Fair Play Alliance formed by Blizzard, Epic, Twitch, Xbox to curb noxious behavior in online games
Four days from today, Nintendo's latest console will go on sale. A little over four years since the launch of Wii U, a little over four months since Nintendo announced Switch, and to many, the system seems like a breath of fresh air — a game console Transformer full of potential with a steady stream of software to back it up. To some, though, the system seems incomplete. From early reports of controllers that don't properly sync to a limited launch lineup, a lack of non-game apps like Netflix, a missing Virtual Console library and lingering questions about the online service, there's a simplicity to Switch's launch that recalls the '90s — Zelda is Mario 64, and if you don't want that or a few other games, you might not need the system right away. In time, Nintendo will address those issues. Yet more than most consoles, Switch remains a bit of a mystery at launch. Are motion controls going to be a big part of it? What type of player will Switch developers cater to? And will … [Read more...] about What the game industry thinks of Nintendo’s Switch