Gaming Debugged | Video Games Blog Covering Xbox One, Indie Games and Gaming Discussion https://www.gamingdebugged.com Video game blog covering Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U, and Indie Games on Steam Wed, 23 Mar 2022 14:15:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.6 A beginners guide to Daily Fantasy Sports https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2022/03/23/a-beginners-guide-to-daily-fantasy-sports/ Wed, 23 Mar 2022 15:15:10 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13554 Multi-sportsGaming is a massive industry right now and one that has been steadily growing ever since it burst onto the scene in the 1980s. Modern gaming though has developed in leaps and bounds lately, allowing it to become a true mainstream activity. This can be seen in how gaming dwarfs both music and movies as […]

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Gaming is a massive industry right now and one that has been steadily growing ever since it burst onto the scene in the 1980s. Modern gaming though has developed in leaps and bounds lately, allowing it to become a true mainstream activity. This can be seen in how gaming dwarfs both music and movies as the biggest niche in global entertainment.

The vibrant nature of the modern gaming industry is also easy to see when you think of what it involves. Video gaming is still a major piece of the pie, but there are also activities such as esports and online casino gaming to consider. Working in the games industry is now a viable career choice, with game developers being in high demand.

Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) are also a key part of gaming now and something which you might have heard about via sites like beginner friendly DFS platform PrizePicks. But what do DFS games involve and how do you start playing them?

What are Daily Fantasy Sports? 

In simple terms, these games allow players to build their own fantasy team in sports such as football or soccer and then compete against others who have done the same in virtual leagues online. Players are all given the same amount of money to build their team with and score points based on how the players they pick perform in real life. If the players you pick (such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Freddie Freeman or LeBron James) perform well, they score points to move your fantasy team up the rankings of the virtual league. If they do not perform though, you slide towards the bottom.

Daily Fantasy Sports leagues are often played out on a much quicker timescale than the actual leagues and can lead to tournaments being completed in just a few days. Once the tournament you are in has completed, you are free to enter another if you like. Although you may have to buy into DFS games, this can be from as little as a few dollars. Due to the need to buy into a DFS competition, these games allow players to win prizes for coming first. For this reason, they can be very popular in states where sports betting is not allowed but DFS games are.

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How can you get involved with DFS?

The best way to get involved with fantasy sports is through dedicated online DFS platforms. In the same way that people use online casinos to play games such as roulette, it is best to use dedicated platforms to enjoy DFS games at. We have already noted that the PrizePicks site is popular for people new to DFS, but there are also other options on the market you could look at when you gain more experience.

These kinds of platforms not only feature easy-to-use interfaces and plenty of games to get involved with, but also lots of other players to pit your wits against. Most will also include superb customer support and mobile apps to use, which makes it easy to play on the move.

What are the best tips for beginners to Daily Fantasy Sports?

If you are new to DFS games, a good tip is to simply take your time and get used to them. Try playing in a few low-cost games to get yourself up to speed and gain some familiarity with the feel of it all. It is also usually a good idea for beginners to start with sports they know. This helps when picking your team and hopefully choosing players who should do well.

Beginners should also be careful to read the rules of each DFS game before signing up, as they can differ at times. Many online DFS sites will also offer bonuses to new players when they signup. A good tip is to make the most of these, so you get more from them and access more free cash to play with. If the site you play at has a vibrant community to get involved with, this can also help you enjoy DFS more and pick up some handy tips on how to win.

Daily Fantasy Sports – A beginner’s guide

While video games such as A Jugglers Tale on Xbox have their own unique qualities, many gamers now enjoy exploring all the sector has to offer. DFS games are certainly a great example of this and there is a lot to like about them – from being able to try your hand at being a coach to enjoying the buzz of taking on other players and possibly winning some money. If you are new to them though, it really does pay to learn more about this type of gaming.

 

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TV bedroom makeovers reimagined by gaming experts https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2022/03/16/tv-bedroom-makeovers-reimagined-by-gaming-experts/ Wed, 16 Mar 2022 10:42:05 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13544 Simpsons Gaming RoomLet’s face it, we’ve all got an idea of our dream games room. Whether it’s decked out with vivid LEDs, kitted with the highest tech, or the perfect gaming cave to hang with all your friends, we’ve all got our own style and taste. Have you ever sat down and thought, ‘I wonder what sort […]

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Let’s face it, we’ve all got an idea of our dream games room. Whether it’s decked out with vivid LEDs, kitted with the highest tech, or the perfect gaming cave to hang with all your friends, we’ve all got our own style and taste.

Have you ever sat down and thought, ‘I wonder what sort of set-up Chandler Bing, Bart Simpson and Morty Smith might have if they were gamers?’ Well, finally, our prayers have been answered.

In this article, gaming experts have reimagined five iconic TV rooms with everything they need for the perfect gaming experience.

The Simpsons: Bart’s Bedroom

When Bart hangs up his skateboard and has finished terrorising the people of Springfield, he kicks back with some gaming. Did you know Bart wasn’t just a recreational gamer?

In season 30, Bart’s Esports team, and their coach, Homer, travel to South Korea to compete in the world championships. The episode was fittingly called ‘E my shorts’.

So, it’s understandable that Bart’s gaming setup is no joke; with both a PC and a console, two large screens and ambient lighting, the room checks all the boxes. Bart has a serious gaming setup.

Friends themed gaming room

Friends: Monica and Chandler’s Apartment

The next stop is in New York, and we’re sat in Monica and Chandler’s apartment. After Rachel announced she was moving in with Ross once again, a heated debate fired up about what to do with Monica’s “beautiful guest room”.

After much deliberation, Monica finally agreed to give Chandler his long-awaited games room – complete with the foosball table, Ms. Pacman, along with a small cooler and the Barcaloungers, it’s the perfect man-cave for J-Man and Channy.

Friends themed gaming room

On my Block: Jamal’s Workstation

From the east coast to the west, this is Jamal’s workstation in LA. This hat and sneaker fanatic has kitted his space with vivid LEDs and an ultra-wide monitor perfect for gaming and rewatching The Goonies with Ruby, Cesar, Monse, and Jasmin.

Throughout On My Block, Jamal is fixated on finding the Roller World money and figuring out the lucrative Lil Ricky, which is why his space is organised and minimalistic. How’s he going to carry out investigative work with clutter everywhere?

Rick & Morty themed gaming room

Rick and Morty: Morty’s Bedroom

Since Morty is constantly being dragged into danger-filled missions with his grandad, Rick, what better way for this thrill-seeking teenager to play computer games than a virtual reality haven?

With a VR bodysuit, treadmill, and headset, Morty can now fight all his feared villains from the safety of his bedroom. Did you know there’s even a Rick and Morty VR game, ‘Rick and Morty: Rick-ality‘, meaning you can travel on adventures with the grandad and grandson duo too.

Morty is not messing around with his gaming PC either. A water-cooled system lit up in the same green as Rick’s portals mean Morty will never have to worry about it overheating. And he has top-tier gaming RAM too, so he never has to worry about lagging gameplay.

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Squid Game: The Players Room

Last but not least, we head to the world of the South Korean hit TV show, Squid Game. This show certainly had many of us on the edge of our seats – 142 million of us in just the first four weeks of release, to be specific.

This gaming setup is in the player’s dorm and looks to replace the final challenge with a head-to-head PC duel. Gamers will undoubtedly feel the pressure in this room, especially knowing the consequences of losing. But the players are in safe hands when it comes to their equipment; with top-notch cooling systems, they’ll rest assured they won’t be faced with any lag.

Have you been inspired?

All the characters have their own unique gaming room setup, as you’ve seen across these TV shows. If you’re looking to give your gaming rig an upgrade or makeover your space, steal some inspiration from these spaces, or reimagine one from your favorite show. And make sure your gaming memory matches your setup with our Ballistix RAM or high-performance SSDs.

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Review: The Gunk | Xbox https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2022/03/15/review-the-gunk-xbox/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 00:00:36 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13536 I was a big fan of the Steamworld series, so when I heard they were creating a 3D adventure game that looked like Kena: Bridge Of Spirits and played like Luigi’s Mansion, I was all over it. But is The Gunk a steaming pile or miracle cure? Here’s my review of The Gunk on Xbox. […]

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I was a big fan of the Steamworld series, so when I heard they were creating a 3D adventure game that looked like Kena: Bridge Of Spirits and played like Luigi’s Mansion, I was all over it.
But is The Gunk a steaming pile or miracle cure? Here’s my review of The Gunk on Xbox.

The story behind The Gunk focuses on its two female protagonists, with you playing as a scavenger named Rani who, alongside her partner, Becks discover a near-dead planet ripe for salvage. Upon landing, they discover that it is infested with a slimy goo that’s choking plant life and mutating creatures into little beasts. The plot is simple: clean up the planet and save the world. In this respect, it does bear a slight similarity to the Steamworld games. However, it’s the relationship between Rani and Becks that keeps you interested, as they start the game in a state of desperation and argue more and more throughout the narrative.

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The main mechanic of the game involves sucking up the nefarious black goo that is strangling the life from the planet’s ecosystem. Once an area is clear of gunk, it bursts back into life sprouting new flora and fauna right before your eyes, which is very cool and never gets old. The regenerated scenery is both lush and stunning and really encapsulates an alien planet. In some ways, it reminds me of Ōkami which isn’t a bad thing. However, young Rani isn’t just on clean-up duty. Throughout the game are various puzzles, some of which do require you to stop and think for a minute which is a refreshing change from similar games that hold your hand throughout.

The Gunk is cleaned up using Rani’s Bionic arm and power glove. Throughout the game, she is able to use scavenged resources you collect to craft and upgrade her glove. Being able to make your glove shoot laser works well in the puzzles and boss battles but for the more common enemy type, you are better off simply sucking them up and throwing them at other enemies. The crafting side of the game is a nice touch, but I would have liked to see more functions enabling you to access additional secret areas.

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The combat is hard to get used to at first as it involves sucking up the enemy, then moving and retargeting, before firing at an on-coming baddie. Younger gamers may find this a little frustrating at first. To be honest, this game would be fantastic for younger gamers around 8+ if it wasn’t for the random swear word used in the dialogue. They have only been used a handful of times and could have easily been dropped in favour of a wider appeal.

Visually, the game is absolutely stunning on the Xbox Series X, with a more realistic style than the previous SteamWorld series and the characters are nicely animated and have their own charm. Lip synced dialogue would have been nice, but it doesn’t detract from the overall experience.

The Gunk is built by a fantastic team and is inspired by some great titles from Luigi’s Mansion to the more recent Kena: Bridge of Spirits. The graphics are fabulous and the dialogue adds depth to the protagonists. At £20/$25, it sits in the mid-range of games but if you have Game Pass you can play it for free right now. The game is fun and is not too challenging but would have suited a younger player if the bad language was removed. Overall, both I and my kids enjoyed the game and worked through the story over the course of a couple of weeks. The game doesn’t bring anything new to the table but sometimes a comfort game is just what you need.

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Earn Money From Your Crypto With Defi Gaming https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2022/03/13/earn-money-from-your-crypto-with-defi-gaming/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 22:48:43 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13528 Defi-gamingThe gaming space is always changing. From its explosive beginnings in the arcades, gaming split in two when it moved into the home and people could play on the PCs. Soon after that, it split again when consoles entered the gaming market. As the technology moved on, another split came in the form of handheld […]

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The gaming space is always changing. From its explosive beginnings in the arcades, gaming split in two when it moved into the home and people could play on the PCs. Soon after that, it split again when consoles entered the gaming market. As the technology moved on, another split came in the form of handheld devices, until mobile phones took over as the main mobile gaming platform. However, it is the latest split that has piqued my interest and that is the advent of Defi gaming.

Defi gaming is played on decentralized finance platforms and is attracting the interest of crypto enthusiasts across the world. These games currently run on distributed platforms such as the Ethereum blockchain. Most of these games work on a play-to-earn model and use the Blockchain for data storage. Inside the games are a host of Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that can be used in-game or traded.

Cryptocurrency is changing the world and making a lot of people rich in the process, but outside of simply investing in crypto, pioneers are asking how to earn more from their crypto and it seems that Defi gaming is answering that call.

Simply put, what if you could download a game for free and the more you play it, the more cryptocurrency you earn. If this sounds good to you then take a look at these three popular Defi games to play right now.

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Axie Infinity

Axie Infinity is a mix between Pokémon and Hearthstone, in that you battle and collect little monsters call Axie. You battle others through the use of pre-determined cards with different powers. The game is based on the Ethereum network and uses the AXS and SLP crypto coins. Users need to purchase three Axie to begin and is Hugely popular with over 500k users.

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Alien Worlds

Alien Worlds is a massive galaxy-spanning metaverse in which players mine resources and earn NFTs. The main resource/currency is Trilium (TLM). Gamers can stake their Trilium to planets in order to vote in the Planetary elections, as well as to increase the Planet’s reward pool. Players can buy land and lease it out for additional rewards. There is a multitude of trading cards that players earn and trade for their strategy on Binance Smart Chain (BSC) and WAX, to be used for mining, fighting, and missions. Once you have sufficient Trilium can be converted to BSC, Wax, and Ethereum and traded on Coinbase. By the end of 2021, Alien worlds boasted over 2.5 million players.

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Bombcrypto

BombCrpto is a Vietnamese Defi game that many will find familiar, as it is heavily inspired by the Bomberman game franchise. The game’s token is called BCOIN which is not to be confused with BitCoin. Players manage a team of bomber heroes as they explore various worlds in adventure mode, battle other players in Battle Mode, and build up their collection in the marketplace. Players earn BCOIN by working through the various levels and defeating the end of stage bosses. The collectibles and NFTs your earn can then be traded for real money.

So there you have it, a brief introduction to Defi games that you can play today. Nearly every Defi game can be downloaded for free but usually require a small investment upfront to buy characters, power, energy, or in-game currency. However, once you start, the return could far outway your initial deposit.

 

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Game for Free – 6 UK Casinos with Huge Welcome Bonuses https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2022/03/11/game-for-free-6-uk-casinos-with-huge-welcome-bonuses/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 11:46:28 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13522 roulette | Casino | SlotsIf you’re looking for a new casino to play at, or you’re just getting started in the world of online gambling, then you’ll want to check out our list of the five best UK casinos with huge welcome bonuses.  These casinos will give you a great head start with their generous bonus offers, and they […]

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If you’re looking for a new casino to play at, or you’re just getting started in the world of online gambling, then you’ll want to check out our list of the five best UK casinos with huge welcome bonuses. 

These casinos will give you a great head start with their generous bonus offers, and they all have a wide range of games and features to keep you entertained. So, without further ado, here are the gambling not on Gamstop casinos with the best welcome bonuses:

Betbull

BetBull is one of the newest casinos on the scene, and it’s already making a big impression. Not only will you get a 100% matched deposit bonus worth up to £100 when you sign up, but you’ll also get an incredible 100 free spins to use on some of the best slots games around.

It’s evident that Betbull is determined to give its players the best possible gaming experience, and with bonuses like this, it’s not hard to see why.

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Betway Casino

In addition to their welcome bonus, Betway offers new players 100 free spins after their first deposit when they sign up. That’s an awful lot of free games and money to help you get started! You’ll get a 100% matched deposit bonus when you deposit money for the first time. 

In Betway Casino, the minimum deposit you can make to qualify for the bonus is £10. The maximum bonus amount is £50. You will also receive 100 bonus spins when you make your first deposit. Wagering requirements for the bonus amount are set at 30x. 

It’s important to wager winnings 30 times before you cash them out.

Some of the best developers provide the casino games at Betway Casino in the business, including Microgaming, NetEnt, and Evolution Gaming. You can therefore be sure to get the best possible gaming experience.

Netbet

Netbet offers all new players 20 free spins on the hugely popular Starburst slot machine, as well as up to 500 free spins on your first deposit. This makes it one of the most generous online casinos around, and there’s something for everyone here, whether you’re a fan of slots, table games or live dealer action.

You can use Netbet’s welcome bonus to play any of the games on offer, so you’re free to explore and find your new favourite title. 

Wagering requirements are set at a reasonable 20x the bonus amount, and there’s no maximum winnings limit either, meaning that you could potentially walk away with a life-changing sum of money.

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Casino Planet

This site offers 200 free spins on the best slots and a 100% bonus up to £100. Casino Planet is one of the newest online casinos in the industry. This is a great incentive for new players, and there are plenty of other bonuses and promotions available once you’re signed up too.

Licensed by the UK Gambling Commission, Casino Planet offers a safe and secure gaming environment. There’s a great range of games to choose from, including slots, table games, live casinos and more, so you’re spoilt for choice!

If you’re looking for a fantastic new casino with an impressive bonus offer, then Casino Planet is worth checking out.

888 Casino

888 Casino is one of the best-known and most popular online UK casinos, and it is currently offering £88 free plus a 100% bonus of up to £100 on your first deposit. 

That means you could potentially bag yourself a total of £188 in free funds to play with!

With 888 Casino, you can enjoy a wide range of games from some of the world’s leading providers, including NetEnt, IGT and Aristocrat. 

There’s something for everyone at 888 Casino, so whether you’re a fan of slots, table games or live dealer action, you’re sure to find something to your taste.

Casumo Casino 

Casumo Casino is also among the best-rated casinos around, and it’s not hard to see why. Not only do they offer players a 100% bonus up to £100 on their first deposit, but they also give out 20 bonus spins – perfect for trying out some of their great selection of slots games.

The Casumo welcome bonus is just one of many reasons why this casino is so popular. Other reasons include their great range of games from some of the world’s top developers, as well as their commitment to player safety and security.

If you’re looking for a great UK casino with a huge welcome bonus, then make sure to check out Casumo Casino!

Final Word

As you can see, there are some great UK casinos with huge welcome bonuses waiting for you. So why not take advantage of these generous offers and start enjoying some of the best gaming action around? You won’t regret it!

 

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5 gaming accessories that failed in the mass market https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2022/03/08/5-gaming-accessories-that-failed-in-the-mass-market/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 16:08:36 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13514 INFLATABLE VEHICLESUnsuccessful video game patents finally get their day in the sun, as we explore those nearly altered the video game industry forever. The Magnavox Odyssey, otherwise known as the original home video game console, was first released into North American homes in the autumn of 1972. Since then, there has been an influx of different […]

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Unsuccessful video game patents finally get their day in the sun, as we explore those nearly altered the video game industry forever.

The Magnavox Odyssey, otherwise known as the original home video game console, was first released into North American homes in the autumn of 1972. Since then, there has been an influx of different brands, consoles and accessories that have been produced in the video game market and the industry looks very different to what it did in 1972.

From our research, we found that patent-related search terms such as ‘how to patent an idea’ are searched for nearly 15,000 times on average each month in the US city of New York alone. This shows the number of creative proposals that happen monthly in just one city. Obviously, not all these patent-related searches get submitted let alone make it into the public domain.

However, other research highlights the number of patents that were filed by the Chinese video game company, Tencent Holdings Ltd. In 2021, the largest video game company in the world based on investments, filed for over 5,000 new patents. This statistic again shows the vast number of innovative ideas that are occurring every year.

Sadly, a fair number of inventive ideas never got past the production stage. This article includes some of the whacky and wonderful video game concepts that were patented but never made it into our personal gaming setup.

Inflatable Vehicle Simulator by Leo Markowitz – 2012 (US20120270663A1)

To start, we rewind to 2012, when Leo Markowitz concocted the Inflatable Vehicle Simulator to make racing games more realistic. Vehicle gaming setups have come a long way since 2012, with gamers now having the ability to use multiple screens to further their peripheral vision to allow them to better see their racing competitors. Further to this, gaming setups do now go as far as having pistons inbuilt which simulate the car’s suspension and allow the player to feel the bumps and forces that the car is absorbing in the game.

Having these additions makes the game and the experience more realistic for the gamer. Although these setups are extensive and provide a more realistic gaming experience, they are very expensive, and they also take up a lot of room due to how big and bulky they are. By creating this Inflatable Vehicle Simulator, Leo bypassed the size-related issues while still allowing the consumer to have an immersive gaming experience. However, unfortunately for us gamers and Leo Markowitz himself, it was a design that never quite made it to the mass market and therefore, is our first inductee to the ‘video game patents that could have been’ hall of fame.

EXERCISE AND VIDEOGAME CHAIR

Exercise and Video Game Chair by Benjamin Karl Broderick – 2009 (US20110086747A1)

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention at Andrews University and Emory University conducted some research into the anthropometric characteristics of gamers in the American city of Seattle. Their results found that the average BMI of a gamer was higher than that of an average non-gamer. This was a worrying statistic as the average gamer was found to have a BMI of 28.05 which is considered overweight. Being overweight causes strain on important parts of the body like the heart and thus, could lead to serious health conditions in the future.

Benjamin Karl Broderick obviously knew that this was a growing and ongoing issue and patented his idea for an all-in-one Exercise and Video Game Chair. The chair included straps that would be attached to each limb and the torso, the idea being to provide resistance against these muscles whilst the consumer was gaming to offer them a strenuous workout to help tackle the growing weight problem in gamers. Unfortunately, this constructive and innovative idea didn’t make it to production and thus, gamers have had to use other methods to try and stay in tip-top condition whilst still being fully immersed in the virtual world.

REMOVABLE CONTROLLER

Attachable Controller for Portable Devices by Brandon Workman – 2011 (US20110260969A1)

The revenue made from mobile games’ reached and surpassed $76 billion by the end of 2020 with over 470,000 mobile gaming apps being available as of the first quarter of 2021. This plethora of apps range from puzzle games to first-person shooter games and in the latter, there are often technical difficulties that hinder the performance of the gamer. Whether it be due to a broken screen or down to the screen being too small or big or just finding it hard to use a touch screen as a controller, one of the most frustrating issues is not being able to play to your full potential due to having equipment that isn’t suited to you.

The aim of Brandon Workman’s invention was to fix this. He invented a controller which connects wirelessly to a portable device. The buttons and the joystick which connect, allow for the gamer to have better handling of their characters, and allow them to gain an advantage over their competitors. A huge advantage of Brandon’s design is its portable nature, allowing for the controller to be packed into a compact case which is ideal for gaming on your commute or travelling to your next holiday destination or waiting for your favorite coffee to brew. However, this particular invention never made it to the mass market and therefore, we will have to carry on using the touch screen for now.

ADAPTABLE VIDEO GAME CONTROLLER

Adaptable Game Controller by Paul Chen – 2005 (US20050255916A1)

Consistently since the release of the Magnavox Odyssey, controllers have been very similar across the different brands with a few tweaks making the controller unique to that brand/console. For example, the main difference between the Xbox and PlayStation controllers is the positioning of the left joystick and the d-pad as they swap positions on the different controllers.

Paul Chen evidently didn’t like this standardized design and created a game controller faceplate in 2005, which was designed to show an image of the video game onto the controller. This would allow the gamer to see their beloved games up close and personal. It would work by the controller and the faceplate connecting via a chip which would then display the video game graphics. The faceplate would show different images for each game to enhance the consumer’s experience. Due to the advanced software coding in the chip, it would help to improve the player’s gaming performance which would have been a huge selling point for the invention. Unfortunately, this intuitive and rather advanced piece of technology didn’t make it to the wider market despite being successfully patented.

VIDEOGAME SCREEN DIVIDER v2

Screen Divider by Timothy M. Coffey – 1994 (US5435557A)

Last but not least, Timothy M. Coffey filed for one of the simpler patents back in 1994. Timothy had obviously had an irritating sibling or friend in his gaming years who would constantly try and gain an advantage by looking at their opponent’s screen to find out what they’re doing or whereabouts they are.

This incessant cheating evidently drove Timothy to the end of his tether as he came up with an idea for an opaque panel to be attached to the screen by sucker cups which are attached to arms where the panel can be stretched across different sized screens. This concept is one of those that I think 90% of players have thought about trying to implement when playing a game against an overly competitive opponent and if you’re part of the 10% who has never thought of this then it’s time to take a long, hard look at yourself. However, unfortunately for those fair players among us, this idea never made it onto our tv screens.

These visualizations of the inventions that never were, show how different gaming could be now if these inventions had made it to the wider market and into our gaming setups. The inventions will surely be like Marmite, and split opinions with some people loving certain ideas but hating others and vice versa. Unfortunately, we will never get to see these particular projects in person along with many others that ended up in the ever-going grave of failed video game patents.

To give you more inspiration for your next big Video Game accessory idea, please visit: https://www.crucial.com/articles/for-gamers/video-game-patents-brought-to-life-3d

 

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Top 10 brothers and sisters in video games https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2022/03/04/10-brothers-and-sisters-in-video-games/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 19:21:54 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13330 Siblings share a special bond that you cannot replicate with anyone else. One moment they are laughing together at a silly joke, the next, they are at each other’s throats. Even in video games, you can find several sibling duos that are either ready to face every challenge that the world throws at them together […]

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Siblings share a special bond that you cannot replicate with anyone else. One moment they are laughing together at a silly joke, the next, they are at each other’s throats. Even in video games, you can find several sibling duos that are either ready to face every challenge that the world throws at them together or wait for the right moment to attack each other.

Here, we have listed top 10 brothers and sisters in video games.

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Mario Brothers

Mario and Luigi make an inseparable pair of siblings who stand up for each other no matter what. Though it is Mario who always protects his younger brother from problems that he gets himself into, Luigi also tries his best to conquer his insecurities and show respect to Mario for his help. Since the release of their first game in 1983, the pair still holds a special place in the hearts of 80s kids.

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Giana Sisters

Giana sisters first appeared in The Great Giana Sisters game, which is believed to be inspired by the Super Mario Bros.

Giana and Maria are fraternal twins with different hair colours. They have cheerful characters and care a lot about each other. In the game, Giana has a nightmare in which Maria gets abducted. So she takes on terrifying beasts and all the challenges that the game throws at her to rescue her sister and bring her back home safely.

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Brothers – Naiee & Naia

As the name indicates, the central theme of the game Brothers is brotherhood. Naiee and Naia are two young brothers who start a journey together to find the “Water of Life” to save their ailing father. The inseparable brothers support each other with their unique talents while facing challenges throughout their adventurous journey.

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Devil May Cry – Dante & Vergil

Twin brothers, Dante and Vergil, are half-human and half-demon. One tries to hold to his humanity while the other uses his demonic power to its best. Despite the conflict in their goals and personalities, Dante and Vergil still deeply care for each other.

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Resident Evil – Chris & Claire Redfield

Chris and Claire are the only survivors of the Redfield family. On a zombie-filled island, their aim is to terminate the Umbrella Corporation while saving each other from their common enemies. Both learned their combat techniques at a young age and know they are capable of surviving on their own.

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Tekken – Kazuya Mishima & Lars Alexandersson

Lars is the illegitimate son of Heihachi Mishima, making him the half-brother of Kazuya. While Kazuya made his debut in the first Tekken game in 1994, Lars first appeared nearly 12 years later in the sixth installment of the Tekken series. Lars possesses heroic characteristics while Kazuya has anti-hero traits. They start fighting as soon as they learn about their relationship.

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Tekken – Anna & Nina

This heated sibling rivalry starts in their childhood and becomes volatile after their father’s death. While Anna joins Tekken forces, Nina takes a different path and becomes an assassin. Anna still cares about Nina to some extent and tries to stop her, but Nina hates her no matter what. She always finds ways to engage in a battle with her sister.

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Uncharted – Nathan and Sam Drake

Sam is Nathan’s older brother, and he made his debut in Uncharted 4, whose entire story revolves around the beautiful relationship of Drake brothers. Both are professional treasure hunters, and they always watch each other’s back on every expedition.

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Bioshock Infinite – Rosalind and Robert Lutece

Rosalind and Robert are twins from different realities. Both are quantum physicists and become agents for Comstock to develop a technology required for the creation of Columbia. Using their skills, knowledge, and brainpower, they perform several successful experiments together. They share an adorable connection and can even spend eternity together.

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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Evie and Jacob Fry

Despite being twins, Evie and Jacob are opposite of each other when it comes to their nature. While Evie makes decisions after carefully assessing the situation, Jacob does not think twice when making a move. Due to their opposite nature, they bicker a lot, but they also balance each other really well.

Conclusion

How did you like this list of video games siblings? Do you have a favourite sibling duo on the list? Let us know in the comment section below!

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13 Video Games Featuring The Grim Reaper / Death https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2022/03/03/13-video-games-featuring-the-grim-reaper-death/ Thu, 03 Mar 2022 17:30:52 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13002 Coffin_Dodgers_DeathDeath comes to us all, but in most cases, it’s to reap our immortal souls or take up to the land of the dead. However, in video games, you are no stranger to death, as regular respawning and additional lives mean you pop back into digital existence ready for another go. Video games also enjoy […]

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Death comes to us all, but in most cases, it’s to reap our immortal souls or take up to the land of the dead. However, in video games, you are no stranger to death, as regular respawning and additional lives mean you pop back into digital existence ready for another go.

Video games also enjoy the benefit of giving players a chance at meeting death, fighting death, or even taking up the mantle of death itself.

To celebrate the unusual relationship that gamers have with the grim reaper (in all his forms), we run down 13 games with Death as a key character.

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Manual Samuel – The Kickflipping Death

This amusing indie game sees selfish Sam die and get sent to hell. Sam then makes a deal with the skateboarding obsessed Death to come back to life if he can survive 24 hours controlling all his bodily functions manually. This hilarious mechanic and the completely oddball story makes for a fun game in which you start by learning to breathe manually and eventually end up thrown in jail with Death, accidentally killing 300 orphans, possess a demon, and take on Satan himself. When Death finally lands his first Kick Flip, Satan is super jealous.

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Flipping Death – The Replacement Death

In Flipping Death, you play Penny, a recently deceased woman who meets Death, only to be given his job whilst Death goes on Holiday. Penny soon learns she can help the variety of restless spirits with their unfinished business by jumping between the land of the dead and the land of the living. By possessing the colourful characters you can help them but also uncover why you died in the first place.

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Grim Fandango – The Travel Agent

Grim Fandango takes place in the Land of the Dead (the Eighth Underworld), where recently departed souls aim to make their way to the Land of Eternal Rest (the Ninth Underworld). However, the more good deeds you do when alive give you currency in the afterlife for travel arrangements. Good people can take the fast train, whilst the bad must walk the four-year trip. In this game, you meet one Death at the department of Death, who acts as a travel agent whose job is to escort your soul to the next life.

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Death & Taxes – The Office Death

In Death & Taxes, you play Death stuck doing the worst job in the world. You are stuck behind a desk and you must choose the fate of the various people/files that pass through your department. You are given a short description of each and you choose whether they live or die. With each choice, you find out how they impacted the future and link to the outcome in the end. This might be the proverbial graveyard shift, but the story is both funny and engaging and make all the paperwork worthwhile.

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Darksiders 2 – The Warrior Death

Death is the eldest and most powerful of the four horsemen. Having fought alongside the Angels to kill all but four of his own kind, Death is cold, determined, and intense. However, he is deeply loyal and cares greatly for his remaining family as shown when he gives up his life for his brother war.

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Coffin Dodgers – The Speedy Death

When the residents of Sunny Pines settled down for their retirement, they didn’t realise that they would need to challenge the Grim Reaper to a mobility scooter racing championship for their very souls. If they can prove themselves to be fast and full of life, surviving and ultimately winning the championship, then he will allow them to live. However, too slow and they will be condemned to the retirement village in the sky.

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Kingdom Hearts 2 – The Cursed Death

The Grim Reaper in Kingdom Hearts II is one of the bosses at Port Royal. When the player meets Jack Sparrow they learn that the Aztec Gold had been disturbed again and the curse has returned. By exploiting the curse, the Grim Reaper can become undead and invulnerable to attack making him a tricky boss to beat. This more colourful version of Death replaces his long black cloak for a more Aztec-inspired suit of armour.

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Scribblenauts – The Deity Death

Death is the most dangerous NPC in Scribblenauts, capable of killing any living creature with a single touch. With 250 health points, he is too tricky to kill (even with a bazooka) and is best off avoided. If you can’t avoid him, try to blind him to avoid his deathly touch.

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Death Jr – The Teenage Death

In Death Jr, you play Death’s teenage son Death Jr or DJ for short. On a school trip to a museum, DJ opens a magical box to impress his friend Pandora only for all hell to break loose (literally). DJ and his crazy bunch of Tim Burton-esqe friends must save the day whilst keeping the truth from Death himself.

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Dante’s inferno – The Robbed Death

Death is the first boss fight in Dante’s Inferno after Dante is pulled from the land of the living after being killed by an assassin in the land of the living. Dante refuses to go to Hell and battles the Grim Reaper, before finally taking his scythe, the weapon he will wield for his journey through Hell.

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The Sims – The Working Death

Just before your Sim dies, The Grim Reaper appears to take them to the netherworld. However, Death can be an interactive experience in the Sims as you can use this time to chat to him about poetry and politics, scream and shout at him and even flirt and marry him but he doesn’t stick around long and disappears in a poof of smoke.

Deaths Door – The Sub-Contracted Death

In Deaths Door you play a crow who works for the Reaping Commission. An agency that now collects the souls of the living. The Agency is run by the Lord of Doors who made an arrangement with Death to collect souls on his behalf. Once the arrangement was in place, the now immortal Lord of Doors imprisoned Death and it’s up to you to tear down the new bureaucracy.

Conkers Bad Fur Day – The Short Death

Gregg the Grim Reaper is a particularly short reaper who begrudgingly assists Conker in Conker’s Bad Fur Day and Conker: Live and Reloaded. He is mostly known for his humorous hatred of cats and the undead and tries to use a megaphone to sound scarier.

Five honorable mentions:

  • Castlevania
  • Ghouls & Ghosts
  • Twisted Metal
  • Discworld
  • MediEval

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How Different Will the eSports Industry Look in 20 Years? https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2022/02/26/how-different-will-the-esports-industry-look-in-20-years/ Sat, 26 Feb 2022 09:49:36 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13378 esports-thumbnailOver the last ten years, the eSports industry has gone from being an unknown entity in the mainstream to a $1 billion powerhouse that is continuing to balloon at an astonishing rate. With all the brand investment and raised awareness of eSports, there is every chance that the sector could become bigger than traditional sports […]

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Over the last ten years, the eSports industry has gone from being an unknown entity in the mainstream to a $1 billion powerhouse that is continuing to balloon at an astonishing rate. With all the brand investment and raised awareness of eSports, there is every chance that the sector could become bigger than traditional sports in the future.

The thing is, though, that games are constantly evolving. The titles played today may be obsolete in another 20 years, so it’s hard to predict what the industry will look like that far into the future.

Competitive Gaming is Expected to Challenge Traditional Sports

Ever since the early days of video games, there has been a competitive element and players have had the chance to become experts. One of the key driving forces behind the communal feel of the arcade hall during its golden age in the 1980s was in crowding around and cheering as someone challenged for the high score on Pac-Man or Donkey Kong. This vibe has now been recreated online, thanks to the internet opening the potential for infinite networks of players.

The advanced capabilities of games have also helped eSports to boom. Being talented at a title nowadays goes way beyond beating a high score. Players need to have multifaceted skillsets that enable them to get the edge on other professionals. They resemble athletes in that they train hard and hone all the minute aspects of their play until they have perfected a game. This is why eSports players tend to niche down to a game like League of Legends or Overwatch, rather than try to play them all. The attributes needed have become so specialized that a player moving from one game to another would be akin to a rugby player switching to football.

With more than 60 percent of adults admitting to playing games, there could be a greater prospective market for eSports than there is for traditional sport. Other businesses have realised its potential and have begun to invest heavily. For example, companies like Red Bull, Honda, and Pepsi have all sponsored eSports events and teams. The betting industry is also growing around competitive gaming, and there has been a rise of eSports betting sites in 2021. The sector is so competitive that bettors turn to comparison tools to find the best options. From there, they can see all the welcome bonuses on offer, as well as the payment methods that sites accept. Wagering on traditional sport has always helped boost the revenue of its leagues, and the same thing is happening with eSports.

Games are Likely to Change Over Time

Traditional sports have undergone many changes over their history, with the introduction of new rules and technology, for example, occurring on a regular basis. However, the fundamental essence of football, tennis, and other major sports remains the same. This is unlikely to be the case with eSports. The gaming industry is progressing at such a rapid pace that the titles of today will seem outdated in another decade or two.

Think about it. Twenty years ago, most games didn’t even have an online mode. None of the eSports titles that rule the roost today existed. At this point, games like Grand Theft Auto 3 were pushing the boundaries of what was possible, but looking back at that game now it seems ancient compared to the advanced offerings of 2021. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, and all the other top eSports will have major updates over the years to keep them fresh, but they will also have to contend with advancing technology that changes the way people play.

This could be the greatest challenge that the industry and eSports players have to cope with. They may need to constantly refresh and adapt their skills as the gaming industry evolves around them. Many people believe that virtual reality gaming will be the next big thing, and in the future people could wear haptic suits to enter the games. At this point, eSports athletes may need to get fit in the same way that traditional sportspeople do, as they may be required to use physical skills within the games.

The one thing that can be said with certainty about eSports is that it will continue to grow and could potentially be bigger than traditional sport one day. However, it is difficult to predict what the competition may look like. Gaming will keep evolving, and the way people play will change. Players and businesses within the industry will need to adapt to stay on top.

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Ozwin Casino review 2022 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2022/02/23/ozwin-casino-review-2022/ Wed, 23 Feb 2022 12:38:20 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13372 slotsOzwin Australia is a new online casino in Australia that launched in 2020. Here you have the opportunity to play 250+ modern Ozwin pokies. In addition, new players are attracted to this casino by a 200% bonus up to $2000 plus 50 Ozwin free spins. The casino is run by RTG, and the games are […]

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Ozwin Australia is a new online casino in Australia that launched in 2020. Here you have the opportunity to play 250+ modern Ozwin pokies. In addition, new players are attracted to this casino by a 200% bonus up to $2000 plus 50 Ozwin free spins.

The casino is run by RTG, and the games are delivered via a web-based platform that can be accessed through your browser. The site is similar to 90 percent of the other RTG casinos, and it has mobile compatibility, so you can use your smartphone or tablet to access it.

Welcome Bonus

New clients at Ozwin Casino in Australia can take advantage of not one, but two welcome bonuses. You will receive a 200 percent bonus up to $2,000 after making your first deposit. The minimum deposit for the welcome bonus is $20, and the wagering requirements are 30x, which includes both the deposit and the bonus. Aside from the cash bonus, all first-time depositors will receive 50 free spins on the video slot Cash Bandits 2.

However, Ozwin did not limit himself to one welcome action. You will receive the same bonus after making your second deposit. After your second deposit, you get 50 free spins for Bubble Bubble 2 video slot. The conditions for receiving this bonus remain the same as above.

Other promotions

In addition to welcome bonuses, Ozwin offers a bonus program for its regular customers. The table below shows the main bonus offers that you will find at this online casino.

 

Comp Points

You have the opportunity to earn points for your bets. After that, you can exchange them as follows: for 100 points you will receive 1 dollar. To receive real money for points, you need to accumulate at least 100 points. You can use this money in the following games.
Player levels For those who play Ozwin a lot and constantly, there is this offer. When you create an account and make your first deposit, you will be assigned the Tourist level. During the following casino games, you will begin to advance to the following levels: Pathfinder, Adventurer, Expert, Hero, Ultimate Legend. At each level, you can get daily bonuses, cashback, which will increase by 5% with each new level.
The month’s pokie Ozwin chooses one of their slot machines to highlight each month. You will receive a daily bonus of 125% on winnings in the slot machine of the month, as well as 30 free spins, as part of this promotion.

Ozwin game selection

If you’re a pokie fan, you’ll find loads of fun at Ozwin Casino in Australia with over 250 unique games to play and enjoy. While there’s nothing here that you can’t find at another RTG casino, you won’t find these games at many other casinos either. Ozwin Casino’s selection mostly consists of 5 reel Ozwin pokies, but there are also a few 3 and 6 reel varieties as well as a few progressive jackpot slots.

Ozwin Casino also has a large range of video poker games, with over 55 different games to choose from. They’re organized by hand size, so whether you want to play one hand or 52, there’s something for everyone.

There is enough to do at Ozwin if you enjoy these games, but if you don’t, this casino may not be for you. Table games such as blackjack and roulette are available, but the overall range is limited.

Progressives

Progressive Ozwin pokies are divided into two types:

  • The ones with the combined jackpots that stack in many casinos at the same time are Megasaur, Spirit of the Inca, and Aztec’s Millions.
  • Those with local jackpots that increase at Ozwin Casino regardless of other casinos.

There are a lot of local progressives here. About half of all slot machines have one or more of these jackpots. They work very simply: each bet in real currency in a progressive machine contributes to the pot and increases it a little. Also, the return on player value in RTG slots is generally high, which is another reason to play progressive jackpot slots at Ozwin Casino. The best games of this kind include the following games:

  • Cleopatra’s Gold;
  • Derby Dollars;
  • Fu Chi;
  • Lion’s Lair.

Registration process

To start fully enjoying all the features of Ozwin, you need to go through the registration process. It’s not at all difficult to do this.

  1. Go to the official website of the online casino.
  2. Click the Sign Up Button in the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Next, you need to fill out three forms: general information (username and password), address and place of residence, personal information.
  4. Next, click the “Register” button.
  5. After that, you will receive a confirmation email. You need to click on the link in the email and go through the Ozwin login process.
  6. That’s all! You now have an Ozwin account!

Ozwin mobile option

If you prefer to play Ozwin away from home, then you have the option to do so from your mobile device: smartphone or tablet. In this case, you do not have to download a mobile application that would take up extra memory on your device. Ozwin offers its players a mobile version of the site. It is compatible with all major mobile operating systems such as iOS and Android. You can use your desktop details to Ozwin login and start playing immediately if you have a balance in your account. You can add funds from your mobile device using the same payment method. If you are not a member of Ozwin Casino, register from your smartphone by following the steps described earlier.

The HTML5 software will adjust the display to smaller screen size, but sound and graphic quality will not be affected in any way. Many customers find the mobile version more convenient and prefer to play on mobile even at home.

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Online gambling in Australia Review 2022 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2022/02/22/online-gambling-in-australia-review-2022/ Tue, 22 Feb 2022 12:32:10 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13369 lobby-7Online gambling in Australia A casino has always been very popular all over the world. Now, in the era of the Internet and social networks, many have switched to the “online casino” mode, thanks to which many people can play their favorite games without leaving their homes. Thanks to this transition, such entertainment as online […]

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Online gambling in Australia

A casino has always been very popular all over the world. Now, in the era of the Internet and social networks, many have switched to the “online casino” mode, thanks to which many people can play their favorite games without leaving their homes.

Thanks to this transition, such entertainment as online casino games have begun to gain huge popularity in many Asian countries and Australia. Casinos in Australia are a major industry because Oceania is considered one of the world’s largest online gambling markets. 

Australians love gambling, especially pokies. Pokies are poker machines, so the Australians call slots in their slang. Users from Australia spend a lot of money on this type of entertainment because they believe that it is a great combination of pleasant and useful – to play games and earn money.

How do Australian laws relate to casinos in general?

Are online casino games legal on the continent? Answer: Yes, an online casino is considered legal, but only for customers. Of course, there were attempts on the part of Australian laws to block all online casino activity, because they believed that the casino had a bad effect on people. As a result, a law was issued stating that online casino games are legal only for customers, but not for providers.

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Wild Joker Casino

Wild Joker Casino is one of the most popular online casinos that cater to Australian users. The site offers online betting services to players, but, unfortunately, does not serve American users. There is not even any doubt about this casino and its huge popularity in Oceania. Thanks to its good and high-quality work, the company was able to gain a reputation as one of the best online casinos in the world!

WildJokerCasino-AU.com is completely safe, as it has a Curacao license. The site uses traditional RTG software, which can be found in most of the best casinos in the world.

The online casino website has excellent navigation, which is very easy to use. The creators also took care of introducing an excellent interface, very beautiful and practical. We are sure that you should have no problems using it. 

Deposit options are simple and clear: all major credit and debit cards; secure payment with Bitcoin and Neosurf. Withdrawals are fast if you provide the necessary documents quickly, and the support is phenomenal.

The company has a huge number of slots for its users from Australia. All slots have an excellent quality of work and graphics, many of them have excellent compatibility with mobile devices. The casino provides you with more than 80 video slots, 10 variants of video Poker, Blackjack (American, European, Single-deck), Red Dog, Pontoon, Roulette (European, American), Dice, Baccarat, Caribbean Stud, Oasis Poker, Triple Poker, Pai-go, Three Card Rummy, live dealer games (Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat).

Bonuses and Offers

The company also provides many profitable promotions and offers for its users. The very first bonus you can get is a welcome bonus. New players can get a bonus of 200% up to 2500 Australian dollars using the bonus code MAGIC200, or a bonus of 300% plus 30 free spins in 777 slot machines using the bonus code ARRIVE.

Wild Joker Casino regularly updates promotions and current daily offers, so regular players always get bonuses. Their offers are usually based on days of the week. Thus, you can be sure that no matter whether you play on Monday or Friday, you will get profitable bonuses!

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Why do you need to read online casino reviews? https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2022/02/22/why-do-you-need-to-read-online-casino-reviews/ Tue, 22 Feb 2022 12:28:03 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13366 casino-reviewsThe importance of reading casino reviews If you are new to casinos and have no idea how things work, the first thing you should do is read the reviews and tutorials to get the basics of the whole online casino industry.  When one decides to play at a casino, one needs to choose the best […]

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The importance of reading casino reviews

If you are new to casinos and have no idea how things work, the first thing you should do is read the reviews and tutorials to get the basics of the whole online casino industry. 

When one decides to play at a casino, one needs to choose the best online casino to play at. This can be done by researching various online casino sites, looking at lists of the best casinos, as well as reviews of individual casinos that interest you.

By reading reviews of good online casino sites (https://online-casinoau.com/) you are researching the market, and this will inevitably help you learn different new information about casinos. This, in turn, will help you become familiar with the field of gambling. 

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By studying various articles about different online casinos, you can learn about their offerings. One will have better, the other worse and knowing this will allow you to make the right choice when choosing your first online casino. 

If you’re already using a particular casino, reading the reviews can help you find out about a great bonus or promotion from another or your own casino that will give you new features and help make the game more interesting and mesmerizing. 

Pros and Cons

If the site whose reviews you are reading is honest and competent enough, then the reviews of the various casinos will indicate their positives and disadvantages. And they are written about them in great detail. In that case, you’ll know the pitfalls without even visiting the main page of the online casino’s website. Quite a helpful feature, don’t you think? 

Based on such complete breakdowns, you can make your choice to play at an online casino without any problems. You’ll already know ahead of time what you can do right now that you can’t and what will only appear in the future. 

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Tips for playing 

If you don’t know how to start playing and winning and what strategies to use, you can also seek help from sites that do reviews. Often there are published tips when playing on the online casino website. There are also a huge number of strategies that you can learn about. Often beginners come up with what they think is a “new” Martingale strategy. However, after reading about it, you can learn that not everything is clear in the casino and, in fact, it is quite difficult. 

Deposit and withdrawal methods

The sort of payment options supplied by a site or game is a player’s primary concern. The good news is that you can always benefit from the experiences of other players who have previously utilized the casino or played the game. You will also learn how secure the available payment options are. A reputable site will accept a variety of payment methods and currencies to accommodate more players from all over the world.

Scam detection

Observer sites do a good job of writing about sites that cheat their customers. A lot of online casinos allow users to make a deposit, but the customer can never withdraw the funds. And it’s reviews like this that help you detect the cheaters. 

Some online casinos do not use a random number generator for slot machines but prescribed a script for the slot machine, by which it will never produce a winning combination. This is much harder to find out about, but nevertheless, sometimes reviews go out to sites finding such a problem. 

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Vulkan Vegas Casino – Review 2022 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2022/02/21/vulkan-vegas-casino-review-2022/ Mon, 21 Feb 2022 12:18:46 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13361 Vulkan Vegas was established in 2016 and could be a very popular betting establishment. Some of the players in Canada have come to adore this casino. Thanks to the Curacao license, your online casino action will be legitimate and your data will be reliably protected. Here you’ll find a huge choice of slot machines. With […]

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Vulkan Vegas was established in 2016 and could be a very popular betting establishment. Some of the players in Canada have come to adore this casino. Thanks to the Curacao license, your online casino action will be legitimate and your data will be reliably protected. Here you’ll find a huge choice of slot machines. With more bonuses and promotions, your game will be more curious and you’ll make more cash. The most modern payment methods will permit you to create all exchanges very quickly and safely. A 24-hour and varied support team is always ready to help you in case of problems.  

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Official website 

The official site https://vulkan-vegas.ca/ of Vulkan Vegas has a nice interface, beautiful design, and easy navigation. There are many sections where all the information is spelled out. Therefore, you can understand how to use this site. At the top is a panel where everything is related to the game. Below you will find a black panel with several sections where you can find information about Vulkan Vegas casino, payment methods, types of games, and much more. At the bottom, you will also see the customer support line through which you can get help immediately. This online casino actively uses illustrations to make it even more accessible and understandable for its customers. 

Registration 

There are two ways to play Vulkan Vegas casino. You can use the demo to play for free. In this case, you do not need to register. However, if you want to play for real money, then you need to create an account. To do this, take a few simple steps: 

  1. Find on the Internet the official site of Vulkan Vegas and go to it 
  2. In the right corner you will find the “Register” button. Click on it 
  3. Fill in all the required information: phone number, e-mail address, and so on 
  4. Choose a payment currency 
  5. Go through the verification process 
  6. Complete the registration process and start playing! 

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Games 

Vulkan Vegas has a huge selection of games. Each client can find something suitable for himself. 

 

Or you can try every game. In any case, it will be an exciting adventure. Here are the most popular games: 

Slots 

  • Viking Runecraft 
  • Beautiful Bones 
  • 7 Sins 

Live Casino 

  • Roulette 
  • Blackjack – 2 Tables 
  • Casino Hold’em Poker 

Table Games 

  • Beat Me 
  • Mini Baccarat 
  • Casino Stud 

Roulette 

  • European Roulette 
  • American Roulette 
  • Multi Wheel Roulette 

Video Poker 

  • Deuces Wild 
  • Jacks or Better 
  • Joker Poker 

Payment methods 

At Vulkan Vegas casino you will find a wide range of payment methods. Therefore, you will not have any problems with replenishing your account and withdrawing your winnings. You can also choose the currency in which you want to make the transaction. The following payment methods are available here: 

  • Web Money 
  • Mastercard 
  • Visa 
  • Neteller 
  • Skrill 
  • Etc. 

Conclusion 

Although this online casino was founded quite recently, it has already found its regular customers. A high level of information encryption, a variety of payment methods, a large selection of games, a pleasant interface, quick registration – this is what makes Vulkan Vegas a good platform for a good time. If you have any questions or problems, you can always contact customer support. Your problem will be resolved as soon as possible. If you want to know more information about this casino, you can go to the official website of the Vulkan Vegas casino.

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How to become a game developer in 2022 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2022/02/21/how-to-become-a-game-developer-in-2022/ Mon, 21 Feb 2022 11:47:36 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13344 game-devThe market for video games is larger than ever. With the global market expected to reach $218,8 billion by 2024, there has never been a better time to become a game developer. This article will give you an overview of how to become a video game developer in 2022 and how you can get started […]

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The market for video games is larger than ever. With the global market expected to reach $218,8 billion by 2024, there has never been a better time to become a game developer. This article will give you an overview of how to become a video game developer in 2022 and how you can get started today.

But first, let’s address the ever-interesting question of ‘How much does a video game developer make a year?’.

How much does a game developer make on average?

Along with other tech job roles, game development is also a lucrative career path with decent salaries and employee benefits. So how much does a game developer make? The game developer average salary differs widely depending on the country, as well as the type of game that is being developed.

According to popular job platforms such as Glassdoor, the most common salary range for a game developer in North America is between $61,000 per year with a maximum of $123,000. This makes sense considering that this region accounts for the widest tech job market, including video game development.

Now let’s see what it takes to forge a career path in this field and how to become a game developer at home.

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Hard skills

There are many skills to build when you start your journey in web development. The good news is that some of these skills are fairly easy to pick up and others will take a lot longer. Hard ones fall into the second category of time-intensive endeavors.

Game Engine

A game engine is a software framework designed for the creation and development of video games, just like an IDE for software developers. It won’t do all the art of creating a video game for you, but it can accelerate your development process by providing a suite of visual development tools and reusable software components. This gives game developers more time to focus on the unique game elements. 

Unity, Unreal, and CryEngine are some of the most popular game engines cited in a majority of job requirements. Moreover, Unreal and Unity are also iterating at a fast pace, meaning that you need to keep up with the latest updates to stay current.

Programming Language

Although there is a wide range of programming languages for game development, budding developers will be well-served by mastering core technologies like C++, C#, Python, and Java. C++, for example, is the scripting language used by Godot and Unreal Engine. At the same time, C# and Unity are a popular duo to start with for most beginners. If you’re aiming for mobile, you can also look into Kotlin, Swift, and other native mobile technologies.

Game Testing

All games should pass quality control before being released to the player. That’s why you also should have an understanding of the software development life cycle and how testing applies to game products. This skill can help you polish your code and understand the issues that typically occur in game programming.  

QA testing validates the gameplay from a tech standpoint, making sure it doesn’t have any glitches or crashes. Game developers can also set up playtesting sessions (or do it on their own) to gather the feedback of other players and refine a game.

Game visualization

Visualization skills, including prototyping, are one of the most critical skills a game developer can cultivate. A game coder worth their salt should be equally able to discern prototypes made by their colleagues and articulate game concepts by forging their own prototypes. Game mechanics, for example, can be expressed through paper (you sketch your ideas on paper) or code prototyping. These ideas can then be put to playtest to define the core game mechanics.

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Soft Skills

But how to become a video game developer when you have already mastered the tech fundamentals? You can work your way up by nurturing soft skills. The latter goes hand in hand with technical acumen and can significantly ease the strain.

Time management

Every game developer has been in a situation where they have fallen behind on a project or deadline. Whether this is due to unforeseen circumstances, procrastination, or just not being organized enough, poor time management skills can result in missed deadlines and strained relationships with colleagues. To avoid it, you should set attainable and measurable goals for the day, keep away distractions and take regular breaks to boost your productivity.

Problem-solving

The very branch of game development is a perpetual cycle of issues and their effective resolution. Therefore, the ability to tackle problems and stand up to challenges is essential for anyone engaged in game creation. Alongside solid programming skills, you should foster analytical thinking to brainstorm the right solution. This skill can be promoted by solving basic programming questions or participating in contests and hackathons.

Creativity

Out-of-the-box mindset is also a salient component in a code-dominated field. When it comes to forging innovative game concepts or programming the game’s terrain, game developers must have an open mind and be able to think outside the box. Thus, according to a study by Microsoft Research and North Carolina State University, game developer success hinges on creativity and interpersonal communication skills more than on traditional programming skills.

Positive attitude

Positive thinking helps you land emotional balance in the workplace, which, in turn, makes your brain perform at its peak. With a bright outlook, you have more chances to remain calm and concentrated and as a result, you can make effective decisions in challenging situations. Therefore, instead of focusing on negative reinforcements and a horde of tasks, keep the scope small and preach positivity to remain productive.

Wrapping Up

Game developers are core team members that vitalize game concepts and turn prototypes and sketches into playable experiences. So how to become a professional game developer in 2022? A powerful combination of hard and soft skills can trail the blaze in the gaming career. As a beginner, you should commit to mastering game engine fundamentals and look into core gaming technologies like C++ or C#. Time management and creativity will also become valuable assets to your game developer persona.

 

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Yuriy Denisyuk is Game Production Lead at Pingle Studio. He’s responsible for successfully managing the Game Production pipeline. Yuriy is this lucky person who plays the best games for work in order to keep up with trends and creating new ones. He likes writing, reading Manga, fantasy and professional literature in his free time.

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The online sports gambling industry has always received an overwhelming response from gamblers across the world. There is huge money involved in sports gambling, especially for professional sports. As a newcomer, you need to keep in mind that your success rests upon 2 major factors: the online casino you’ve chosen and your gambling strategy. Let’s discover those factors.

This article was prepared with the help of the online casino Casumo.

How to choose the best online casino for gambling in India

Choosing a reputable casino should be your first step on the way to successful gambling. Below we described the must-have criteria which a reputable online casino should comply with. 

  • Immaculate reputation. No one will ever resort to the online casino if he sees negative reviews from previous customers. This is why serious online casino platforms work towards satisfying all their customers and completing their orders ideally.
  • Innovative technologies. Smart software providers offer the latest gaming solutions, including live dealers, VR and AR casinos, TV bets, and other innovative entertainment possibilities. The more reliable software developer will support online casino platforms, the more updated features you will have during your play. 
  • Appealing visuals and sounds. In order to plunge into the gambling process completely, a player must be satisfied with the image and sound accompaniment. Online casinos that pay little attention to this aspect will be neglected.
  • Cross platforms. The possibility to offer players games on mobile apps (both iOS and Android)and desktop versions of browsers are amazing. Today, several online casinos rely on cross platforms as a key feature that a lot of operators look for.
  • Quality certificates and licenses. All software offered by online casinos must comply with the regulated standards of the local gaming commission. That is why professional casino game companies must have certified products and staff to operate in the chosen region. 

How to create the gambling strategy to play safely at online casinos

Many people who bet are unable to generate a desirable return on a consistent basis. In some cases, this is in spite of considerable in-depth knowledge and skills. Regardless of how sound their strategies appear and might actually be, they seem to fall short of their goals when gambling. Below we discover the crucial aspects required for successful gambling. 

 

  1. Build up your gambling strategy. Having a gambling strategy with an edge, a positive expectancy one that makes profits when executed consistently over time. The ability to be able to consistently execute the strategy to be disciplined.
  2. Keep patience. Stick to your rules and to stay disciplined regardless of your situation or circumstance, that will ultimately determine whether you are successful or not.
  3. Never gamble your rent money.
  4. Be prepared to lose. Despite having your best gambling strategy, take into account the possibility of a lost chance. That might happen even in math-based games. 
  5. Walk away when you’re ahead
  6. Never gamble when you’re dead tired. You’ll make bad and not wise decisions.
  7. Keep your winning expectations reasonable and let go of the belief that there is a possibility that you won’t have to return to work on Monday.
  8. You must pay tax on your winnings (if the casino issues you a 1099-G), but you can also deduct your losses from those winnings
  9. Never play games that you haven’t a clue about. Do a little research and make fact-based and informed decisions about the options you have available to you.
  10. Don’t forget to have fun! Gambling is entertainment on the first stages. 

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The difference between csgo betting and other eSports disciplines https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2022/02/15/the-difference-between-csgo-betting-and-other-esports-disciplines/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 14:12:59 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13325 csgo-ranksCS:GO is the world’s number one multiplayer shooter, taking over that status from another iconic game – Counter-Strike 1.6. CS:GO is an acronym for Counter-Strike Global Offensive. It is the flagship product of Valve. CS:GO is the next stage in the evolution of Counter-Strike. A full-fledged successor of the epochal for all Millennials, version 1.6, […]

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CS:GO is the world’s number one multiplayer shooter, taking over that status from another iconic game – Counter-Strike 1.6. CS:GO is an acronym for Counter-Strike Global Offensive. It is the flagship product of Valve.

CS:GO is the next stage in the evolution of Counter-Strike. A full-fledged successor of the epochal for all Millennials, version 1.6, judging from the point of view of popularity. The game was introduced on August 22, 2012, although the beta-testing of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive started a year before that. The first impression of gamers: an improved version of Source in terms of graphics and gameplay.

The meaning of the rounds remained the same: a squad of terrorists and their rivals – counter-terrorists – engage in battle. The last one has to either clear the bomb or rescue the hostages. The game kept the so-called knife and pistol rounds, which can now be seen in CS:GO tournaments.

CSGO betting: the beginning

A significant event for CSGO betting occurred in August 2013, a year after the game’s release. Then came the skins that changed the eSports economy forever. These items have no functional value, changing only the appearance of weapons and equipment. But the demand for them among the players is enormous because the skin allows you to stand out. They fall out in cases at the end of the game, sold in the Steam Market and other intermediary sites.

CS:GO and betting: the main difference and a feature of CSGO betting

The emergence of skins in 2013 has provoked a real storm in betting on CS:GO. Using the Steam API, one by one, the intermediary sites began to appear, where it was possible to sell/buy/trade skins and cases. They were followed by gambling portals offering to play roulette, blackjack, flip a coin, or bet on some eSports event.

The problem with skin gambling portals and pseudo-operators is that they are not regulated in any way. They have found a loophole in the gambling industry. Skins from games in most jurisdictions are not perceived as virtual value. 

Consequently, a site that offers to bet on eSports with skins (de jure with banknotes and de facto with tangible value) or play roulette is not violating anything. The primary audience for CS:GO is minors. And the resources are elementary to make a bet with skin can anyone. And then sell the item on the market with the same ease.

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CSGO betting sites

Traditional betting shops cannot compete with skin gambling sites for an apparent reason. They lose a considerable portion of their audience (kids) and accept only cash bets. Valve has even been sued several times in connection with skin gambling. As a result, the company is trying to war with individual sites, introducing temporary “moratoriums” on transactions with items, and gamers from certain countries can not open loot boxes.

The main events and types of bets in GO

The most prestigious tournaments in CS:GO, traditionally the most significant number of bets, are Majors. These can be organized by different organizations and take place in other places. Everyone has heard of ESL One in Cologne, FACEIT, and the PGL Major. Traditionally, a lot of attention is paid to the World eSports Games (WESG). This event has collected the largest prize pool in CS:GO.

The prestigious events include DreamHack and BLAST Pro Series – they have good prize funds (250,000) and top lineups. Regularly in the line of bookmakers appear matches from ESL, ECS, ESEA, various masters. In narrow-profile offices like EGB or Rivalry, there is even a line of qualifiers, modest Invitationals, and regional competitions.

If we talk about bets, they are traditionally divided into long-term and short-term. The first category includes markets of the type “who will be the champion of the tournament” or “which of the proposed groups will be the winner”, “the country of the champion,” “who will be in the prizes,” and so on. But more popular are short-term or match markers.

The standard CS:GO event line contains the following markets:

  • Who will win the match: P1 and P2 options;
  • Who will win the first round;
  • Who will win the round of 16, which is the first round in the second period;
  • Total rounds – the total number of rounds. As a reminder, 16 victories are required for an overall victory in the match;
  • Round by round handicap;
  • The exact score: 2:0, 0:2, 2:1 or 1:2. Recall that the game is played on two cards.
  • Presence of overtimes;
  • Even or odd.

Usually, this is a standard set found in most bookmakers’ offices. But this description is not limited to that. Depending on the level of the bookmaker, the prestige of the tournament and the fame of the teams, additional markers are added. Here are the variants of bets found in the lineup:

  • Which team scores first in rounds 3-5-10;
  • Whether the score will be 3-0 or 0-3 after the first three rounds;
  • The number of kills in the first and 16th rounds;
  • First Blood – First Blood in the game;
  • Whether either team will score a certain number of rounds in the match;
  • Who will win a round on knives and pistols;
  • Combined bet: win of the team + total rounds;
  • Way to succeed in the first or 16th round: demolition, team kill, bomb blast, end of time.

For top events, we offer statistical bets such as the performance of a single player on the team. Special mention should be made of live betting. Bookmakers offer fast markets: the winner of the round, handicap, whether the bomb will be laid or defeated, the individual total of fractions. Of course, the margin in LIVE is traditionally higher.

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Betting shops for CS:GO

Let’s classify bookmakers into three categories:

  • Those that support skin betting;
  • Specialized eSports bookmakers;
  • Traditional betting shops.

Skin betting shops

Representatives of the first category: CS:GO Lounge, CsGoFast, Loot.Bet and others. A characteristic feature is the absence of licenses, tethered to Steam API, allowing users to open an account and bet not money but skins automatically. Unfortunately, the line in the skin bookmaker is not the best. Here’s a spread of a rather exciting event at Loot:

Pay attention to the margin. Even in the market of outcomes, they offer 2.55 – 1.48. This is a margin of 6.5%, and the total margin even reaches 8% in the market. Since the primary audience is children, the sites do not care about the quality of the line. All the same, they have an undeniable trump card in the race against the legitimate bookmakers.

Narrowly specialized bookmakers

There are time-tested players, as well as very controversial sites. They actively sponsor tournaments and teams and invest serious money in marketing, but you play there as long as you lose.

Traditional bookmakers

In the pre-match line, the offer is standard with a 5-6% margin. Well, live with an abundance of diverse markets and quick quotes updates. Bookmakers may not cover everything in a row up to qualifications but can please you with additional needs such as how to win a round, the totals in the rounds, and so on. Equal-probability outcomes go for 1.87 each way. For top events there are better odds.

Conclusions

The critical difference between betting on CS:GO is that the game is firmly in the top three eSports disciplines, along with DOTA 2 and the iconic League of Legends. But GO is truly a global game in demand in Asia, Europe, and North America. The first major eSports event took place in 2013, DreamHack Winter. It is a Major Series tournament held under the patronage of Valve. 

The growing popularity of CS:GO has led to a significant increase in demand for betting. Not so long ago, eSports betting was a cheap market, catering mainly to a small number of video game fans who liked to bet occasionally. Now things are different. CSGO betting is a lot like traditional sports betting. That’s why there’s a lot of interest from people who used to bet on traditional sports. 

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A List of the Best TV Series Based on Video Games https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2022/02/14/a-list-of-the-best-tv-series-based-on-video-games/ Mon, 14 Feb 2022 22:48:57 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13310 tv mainVideo games are a great pastime for many people. For those who are not into playing video games, there are incredible movies and TV shows based on video games for you. Adaptations of video games on television screens always seem to work. Hollywood has been treating us to these TV shows for years. However, the […]

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Video games are a great pastime for many people. For those who are not into playing video games, there are incredible movies and TV shows based on video games for you. Adaptations of video games on television screens always seem to work. Hollywood has been treating us to these TV shows for years. However, the entry of Netflix into the scene was a game-changer.

Netflix has made video game adaptation look easy with Dragon’s Castlevania, Dogma, and The Witcher release. However, they are yet to perfect their game at this because the Resident Evil, Netflix zombie-slaying TV series, did not have the anticipated impact on their fans. Nevertheless, we can say that Netflix is doing a pretty good job, and they appear to be devoted to the genre. 

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Currently, it has many live-action and animated films in the works. They aren’t the only ones. Here are some of the best movies and TV series based on video game that you might want to check out: 

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The Witcher

Not many people were aware of The Witcher when it began running on Netflix. However, the TV show that is based on the Witcher video game soon became a hit.

The plot of the Witcher was a big draw to most viewers. Henry Cavil, the protagonist, also got many people tuned to this TV show. It is just like in the game where Geralt of Rivia arrives in Ciri to get rid of all terrible threats. 

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Dragon’s Blood

Dragon’s Blood is a Netflix series that premiered in March 2021. It is based on Valve’s Dota 2, the popular video game from MOBA. It does not have the largest fan base, and adapting it into an animated series was quite a risky move.

Troy Baker, Yuri Lowenthal, and Lara Pulver are the main voice actors in Dragon’s Blood. Laura Pulver also gave her voice to The Witcher. Dragon’s Blood is an intense and exciting series that brings the magic of the Dota video game to life. The series’ legend and splendor make an impression on most fans.

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Wakfu

Wakfu is an animated series that is based on the video game Wakfu. The game was developed by Ankama and published by Ubisoft and Square Enix.

Wakfu rose in popularity soon after its debut as a French animated series. Netflix then purchased the rights to the series before its third season. However, Ankama has mostly relied on campaigns to accomplish goals and keep the series alive despite its popularity. In fact, it was even involved in funding dub versions. 

Fortunately, the show’s popularity finally paid off. This has allowed the fourth and final season to air.

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Dynasty Warriors

The Dynasty Warriors franchise has been popular in the video game world for decades now. It was created by Omega Force and published by Koei Tecmo in various editions.

The action games are a spin-off of the Romance Of The Three Kingdoms series, which is based on a Chinese novel.

The hack-and-slash Dynasty Warriors games are jam-packed with mayhem and backstory. A TV show based on the series was released in early 2021. The film made its way from Hong Kong to China and ended up on Netflix.

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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego

Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego is a video game series that debuted as an educational game. It encourages and requires players to solve clues on their way to locating Sandiego, who is the villain. There are many revisions and variants of the game, and the player attempts to locate Carmen at all times.

A Netflix series based on the same notion was produced in 2019. However, it was flipped on its head. However, the whole idea was flipped on its head, with Sandiego being the protagonist heroine. The series’ success prompted a special interactive series, To Steal Or Not To Steal.

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Skylanders

Skylanders games encourage users to scan toys and figurines. Players are allowed to import them into the game, just like in Lego Dimensions. The Skylanders include multiple games. Spyro the Dragon is one of the most popular characters in the Skylanders franchise.

Activision Blizzard Studios created the Skylanders Academy television series. The film premiered on Netflix in 2016. Only a few voice actors returned to their former roles. The remaining characters were recast. The series was meant as a spin-off to the games.

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Pokemon

Since its introduction, Pokémon fans have been clamoring for a live-action adaptation of the “must catch ’em all” video game series. It simply had to be made for them. In a world populated by realistic Pokemon and dramatic battles, Ryan Reynolds portrays a sardonic and endearing Pikachu in the film. The series does anything but disappoint Pokemon fans.

Dragon’s Dogma

Dragon Dogma was released in 2020 and is frequently compared to Netflix’s Castlevania. This is because it is a popular video game adaptation. Still, it often falls short of the Dracula-based series’ high standards.

The series was based on the popular video game Dragon’s Dogma. It is an action role-playing game with a dark and gritty tale. It is only fair to say that the game deserved to have a dark and gritty film adaptation made of it.

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Castlevania

Based on the legendary side-scrolling games such as Symphony of Night and Rondo of Blood, Castlevania is one of the best-animated shows to be found on Netflix

The show builds upon the various characters from the game and fleshes them out with glorious backstories and story arcs. It’s like the people who created it actually cared about the content and had played the games.

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Coming Soon: The Cuphead Show

The Cuphead Show is an upcoming animated tv show based on the run-and-gun shooter video game Cuphead. The retro art style and old-school animation catapulted Cuphead to fame in 2017. The show has received positive reviews, with praise for the animation, visuals, cast and characters, stories, and music.

Final Words

With only a few well-known failures, it appears that good video game-based movies and TV shows are not hard to come by. These film adaptations become significant events for video game fans in most cases. In truth, even if some of them are not that thrilling, they’re good enough. However, pleasant surprises in incredible films like “Pokémon: Detective Pikachu” have left fans anticipating future adaptations of more video games.

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Video Games With Strong Love Stories | Valentine’s Day Special https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2022/02/12/video-games-with-strong-love-stories-valentines-day-special/ Sat, 12 Feb 2022 18:09:25 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13294 valentines-specialOur Valentine List of Video Games With Great Love Stories

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Love is in the air and what better way to celebrate this season of romance than to play heartwarming video games with love at its core. Here’s my special valentines list of 10 video games all about true love.

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The Last of Us: Left Behind

In the DLC, Ellie and Riley break into an abandoned mall and explore what remains of a once carefree American culture, before the events of the main game take place. Love blossoms and they share a kiss before the infected discover them and subsequently bite them both with only Ellie being able to recover. This is a character-defining moment as her first love is taken away and helps to explain future decisions in the game.

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Mass Effect Series

Liara and Shepard enjoy a complex, lengthy relationship that spans the entirety of Mass Effect games (if you let it). By the final act, their love is more mature than any of the other characters. Their attachment to each other is based on mutual respect, shared experience, and a passion that is out of this world.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Geralt’s relationship with Yennefer of Vengerberg is an iconic part of The Witcher franchise. From their first meeting, their fates became intertwined. Geralt wants Yennefer to heal his friend Dandelion and Yennefer wanted Geralt to capture a wish-giving djinn that was bound to Geralt. when fearing for Yennefer’s life from the murderous djinn, Geralt wished to die beside Yennefer, knowing the djinn couldn’t kill its own master. The djinn granted his last wish, binding Geralt and Yennefer’s fates.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition

Cassandra Pentaghast is deeply religious and first comes across as stiff and boring. But as the game goes on, players find out she’s a deeply fascinating character with a rich backstory. It takes a while (and a lot of validating) to romance her, but the combined effort and reward make it a more realistic relationship and create a fascinating bond between the two characters.

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Life is Strange: Before The Storm

Life is Strange insinuated that there was something more than friendship between its two teenage protagonists Max and Chloe. The moment in which players can choose to let Max kiss Chloe and when they swam in an indoor pool at night time are electric. Players watch and interact in the growing relationship and watch as love blossoms through its carefully crafted dialogue from their internal monologue to the more fumbling nervous reactions. A beautiful love story cut too short for many players.

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Florence

25-year-old Florence originally lives alone and is settled into a monotonous routine of working and staring at her phone. When her phone dies on the commute she follows the sound of a cello and meets Krish, a street performer. After a few successful dates they kiss and their love blossoms. Krish moves in with Florence and is pushed by her to follow his dreams of being a great cellist. In return, Krish gives Florence a painting set encouraging her passion for being an artist. Whilst the relationship doesn’t last, their love for each other leads to both becoming happy and successful.

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Final Fantasy X

Final Fantasy X sees players take on the role of Tidus who slowly falls in love with Yuna. However, this love seems cursed from the outset with a slow reveal that, in defeating Sin (the end of game boss and something that Yuna has sworn to defeat), Yuna will die. Yuna plays the heroine amazingly, giving much-needed hope to all of Spira and being willing to sacrifice herself for its people. During the narrative, her willingness to her people before herself influences Tidus, and by the game’s zenith, it’s discovered that Tidus can successfully put an end to Sin without Yuna dying. However, Tidus will cease to exist. The ending is truly saddening after seeing these two characters fall in love with each other and then having to watch Tidus go to the Farplane leaving Yuna behind. Not to mention watching Yuna’s heartbreak when Tidus holds her after she tells him ‘I love you.’

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Gone Home

Arriving home from university on a dark and stormy night, only to find the family home empty is not the greatest start to a love story. the narrative that unfolds throughout the game is both intriguing and enchanting, as you are told a touching story of confusion, longing, and love between two people.

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The Uncharted Series

The Uncharted Series enjoys a common storyline; they get an artifact, they follow the leads, they find an ancient city, they return empty-handed. But the real story is the relationship between Nate and Elena. From their first meeting in Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune to their final farewell as husband and wife in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Nathan, and Elena have always made a strong and capable team. From their fun banter, electric humor, and bubbling chemistry, they represent the kind of love story we all want to be part of.

Mario Games

It’s a tale as old as time, the oldest love story in video games. A simple plumber loves a princess, and said princess is taken by a self-proclaimed Daimaō of a race of dinosaur turtles. The plumber must risk life and limb, eating mushrooms and untold dangers to save his beloved princess. If that isn’t love, I don’t know what is.

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Top Video Game Releases in 2022 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2022/02/08/top-video-game-releases-in-2022/ Tue, 08 Feb 2022 21:52:13 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13281 Starfield-featuredLast year wasn’t the worst when it came to game releases, but it didn’t live up to its potential even if the WoW rated battlegrounds carry was rated to be fast and efficient. This is in part due to most 2021 games being delayed to this year, 2022.  Most of these delays were games that […]

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Last year wasn’t the worst when it came to game releases, but it didn’t live up to its potential even if the WoW rated battlegrounds carry was rated to be fast and efficient. This is in part due to most 2021 games being delayed to this year, 2022. 

Most of these delays were games that were in the middle of development and were disrupted by the pandemic. But what was terrible news for gamers in 2021 is now good news in 2022. The game lineup in 2022 is looking very stacked.

In this article, we’re going to look at the top video games that are released this year. There are a lot of games to look forward to this year, so let’s dive right into it!

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Pokemon Legends: Arceus 

  • Release Date: January 28
  • Platform: Switch
  • Developer: Game Freak

The first big release of the year is the Switch exclusive, Pokemon Legends: Arceus. This new Pokemon game takes the beloved franchise in a whole new direction while still preserving that familiar Pokemon gameplay.

Arceus takes place in a semi-open world, the first in the series. It shakes the traditional way you encounter and battle Pokemon in the overworld.

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Dying Light 2: Stay Human

  • Release Date: February 4
  • Platforms: Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Switch, PC
  • Developer: Techland

It has been seven years since the first Dying Light game release, and fans have been eagerly awaiting the sequel. Finally, the wait is over. 

Dying Light 2: Stay Human brings players to a new region in this zombie-infested world. The open-world parkour playground is four times bigger than the first game. 

Techland has made the combat and mobility of Stay Human as fluid and responsive as possible.

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Sifu

  • Release Date: February 8
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5
  • Developers: Sloclap

Sifu is made by the developers of Absolver, the combat-focused martial arts RPG that was released in 2017. Just like Absolver, Sifu features very fluid and impactful martial-arts gameplay

Sifu features a unique death mechanic where the player will age older whenever they die. This can be seen as a metaphor for the correlation between wisdom, experience, and age. However, if you die too much in the game, it will eventually result in a game over.

Total War: Warhammer 3

  • Release Date: February 17
  • Platform: PC 
  • Developer: Creative Assembly

The acclaimed real-time strategy game series by Sega returns in 2022. Total War Warhammer 3 features new playable factions, game mechanics, and more. The third installment of the Total War Warhammer series features the largest cast of new legendary heroes, large flying creatures, gargantuan monsters, and magical spells. Total War: Warhammer 3 is the last entry of the trilogy, and wants to finish the series with a bang.

Mortal Empire, the huge and incredible game mode that includes every faction and map from the previous two games, is also making a comeback in Warhammer 3.

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Horizon Forbidden West

  • Release Date: February 18
  • Platforms: PS4, PS5
  • Developer: Guerilla Games

Another huge Playstation exclusive is releasing this year. Horizon Forbidden West continues Aloy’s journey from Horizon Zero Dawn. Aloy continues her investigation of the mysterious Red Blight that is threatening all life on Earth. The graphics are even prettier, taking gaming visuals to the next level. Horizon Forbidden West is one of the most anticipated games coming out this year. Horizon Forbidden West is coming out very soon, on February 18.

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Elden Ring

  • Release Date: February 25
  • Platforms: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC
  • Developer: FromSoftware

FromSoftware, the minds behind the Dark Souls series, started the unstoppable hype train during E3 2019 when they revealed their newest game, Elden Ring. Elden Ring is, without a doubt, the most anticipated video game release in 2022. Elden Ring is a third-person RPG that features the familiar Souls gameplay and difficulty. FromSoftware collaborated with the legendary George R.R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire, for the narrative of Elden Ring.

From what we could tell from the hands-on previews and network test, Elden Ring might be able to live up to the immense hype surrounding it. Thankfully, we don’t have to wait long to experience the game. It comes out on February 25.

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Starfield

  • Release: November 11
  • Platforms: Xbox Series X/S, PC
  • Developer: Bethesda

Starfield is a brand new IP from Bethesda, the widely Fallout and Elder Scrolls series creators. Starfield has been dubbed “Skyrim in Space.” This may be a simplistic way of describing it, but you can expect Starfield to be as huge if not bigger than Skyrim and Fallout 4 in terms of content. 

The game is set 300 years in the future, following a war between two factions. Bethesda stated that you’d be playing as a humble space explorer looking for adventure in the galaxies. Starfield is coming out on November 11 only on Xbox Series X/S, PC, and Gamepass. 

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Ghostwire: Tokyo

  • Release Date: March 25 
  • Platforms: PC, PS5
  • Developer: Tango Gameworks

Ghostwire: Tokyo is the newest spooky game from the legendary Shinji Mikami and Tango Gameworks, the minds behind The Evil Within. 

It is a first-person paranormal game set in, you guessed it, Tokyo. 99% of Tokyo’s population has mysteriously disappeared into thin air, and it’s up to you to find out what’s happening. 

Despite Tango Gameworks specializing in horror games, they stated the Ghostwire isn’t exactly your traditional horror game but rather an action-adventure that features plenty of spooky and mysterious elements. The game comes out on March 25 only on PS5 and PC.   

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God of War: Ragnarok

  • Release Date: TBC
  • Platforms: PS4, PS5
  • Developers: Sony Santa Monica Studios

God of War: Ragnarok is the sequel to the award-winning God of War, one of PlayStation 4’s best games in recent years. 

In Ragnarok, the stakes are getting even higher. The world may be ending, but Kratos is looking for the Norse God of War, while Thor is hunting him. God of War: Ragnarok is God of War’s second and last entry set in Norse Mythology. We still don’t know when the exact release date is, but we do know it’s coming this year in 2022. 

Conclusion

That concludes our top video game releases in 2022. There are still plenty of amazing games releasing this year, from large studios to small indie devs. These are just our top picks for the year. Is your most anticipated game for 2022 on this list? Leave a comment down below.

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Why are Hackers Still a Problem in Online Games? https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2022/02/08/why-are-hackers-still-a-problem-in-online-games/ Tue, 08 Feb 2022 13:33:30 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13276 hackingBack in the late 90s, many of us were jumping in on the burgeoning world of online gaming. Titles like Quake 2 and Jedi Knight were groundbreaking series, showing players what we could expect from the future of digital competition. Yet, this early landscape wasn’t as free as many of us had hoped, suffering from […]

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Back in the late 90s, many of us were jumping in on the burgeoning world of online gaming. Titles like Quake 2 and Jedi Knight were groundbreaking series, showing players what we could expect from the future of digital competition. Yet, this early landscape wasn’t as free as many of us had hoped, suffering from the plague known as hacking.

There was some hope, however, in that many developers would quickly close the gaps in code that hackers exploited. We thought that this would eventually result in online games being completely safe from these bad actors. Unfortunately, as anybody who plays games today knows, we were wrong.

So, what security measures are adopted to stop gaming’s villains, and why is it they can sometimes fall short?

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Account Theft

Biometric security is one of the more positive developments in online safety. Account theft has long been a problem in online gaming, as a form of hacking that affects a player’s access more than the title itself. Whether through brute-forcing, keyloggers, or lucky guesses, account theft has resulted in many thousands of players losing the games they paid for.

Biometric security measures can mitigate or eliminate this issue. As explained by ExpressVPN, biometrics utilise systems like fingerprint, face, or voice recognition to generate pseudo-passwords that are nearly impossible to break into. Combined with two-factor authentication, games that use these systems are practically impenetrable. Of course, this technology only applies to account logins, so it can’t cover the whole range of hacking problems games suffer from.

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In-Game Hacks

The biggest problem that so many of us have faced comes from in-game hacks like aim-bots or wall-hacks. These give cheaters an unfair advantage over other players and are the result of the complexity of modern code. Games are so unique these days, with so many points of potential ingress, that hackers inevitably discover weaknesses in nearly everything. This issue is furthered by hackers selling their tools to others, meaning even the technologically illiterate can cheat.

The problem with addressing this issue is that security flaws evolve as games do, making closing them like playing a game of whack-a-mole. As noted by Vice, lawsuits against these hack sellers might dissuade some, but for most, it’s a never-ending battle. This problem is exacerbated in free titles by allowing players to create an infinite number of accounts after they’re banned. For full-priced titles, at least, being banned comes with a severe financial penalty for most.

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Dedicated Denial of Service Attacks

One of the more difficult hacks to shut down are dedicated denial of service attacks, or DDOS. These attacks use a network of bots to flood a server, meaning no desirable traffic can get through. Such attacks have destroyed some games like Titanfall, rendering paid products unplayable. Fixing this issue is possible with the interest and investment in security measures, but if the company has no financial interest, as EA and Respawn don’t in the Titanfall example, a game’s lifespan can end at any time.

Hacking will always exist, as long as some players can overlook the fact that they needed to cheat to beat others. It’s unfortunate, but there is some consolation—as technology gets more complicated, it becomes more difficult for lone antagonists to affect negative change.

The ball is in the court of the developers and the publishers, and we can only hope that they keep one-upping their opponents. Maybe one day, in-game hacking will see the type of powerful solution we’ve already experienced in account biometrics. Until then, all we can do is fight on.

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Horse Games on Xbox https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2022/02/06/horse-games-on-xbox/ Sun, 06 Feb 2022 00:25:36 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13203 my-little-horse-championHaving a daughter who’s mad about horses has meant that we have built up quite a collection of horse games on Xbox. On the off chance that you are an equestrian-loving family AND own an Xbox, this might be just the list you are looking for, so let’s get stuck in. Horse Focused Games The […]

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Having a daughter who’s mad about horses has meant that we have built up quite a collection of horse games on Xbox. On the off chance that you are an equestrian-loving family AND own an Xbox, this might be just the list you are looking for, so let’s get stuck in.

Horse Focused Games

The following are horse-focused games that have horses front and centre and focus on horse riding. The second section will summarise games with horses in them but are not the main focus of the game.

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Spirit – Lucky’s Big Adventure

If you are a fan of the movies and tv series then this is a must for the fans. The riding mechanic works well and you’ll soon be running and jumping across the vibrant landscape. The game is quite simplistic and involves an array of fetch quests, races, and a small number of stealth sequences as you attempt to avoid the bad guy Hendricks. The game has some good voice acting (less reading for small children) and the music brings the rather flat town of Miradero alive. Children between 5-10 will get the most out of this but the older children will complete it in a few hours. For a licensed game, this is passable and sometimes enjoyable but it does lack many of the stable management that we will see in our other games.

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Horse Club Adventures

Horse Club Adventures is a vibrant open world that sees players enjoy a two-week vacation riding horses and completing tasks. At first, players create their character and horse (no male characters sadly) from a very limited collection and then are given a multitude of fetch and delivery quests across the huge open world. With over 12 hours of gameplay set in around ten different locations, it can get a little repetitive but my girls loved it and were happy to work hard for the island’s inhabitants. A compass would be useful for younger players as it can sometimes be difficult to find your bearings but after the 5th hour of play, you should have a good lay of the land. Costumes and accessories are unlocked throughout the game and personalising your horse and character and horse are better at the end than in the beginning.

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My Little Horse Championship

My Little Horse Championship is a simple horse management game that sees gamers explore a handful of simple villages, create and train horses and take part in a series of events and competitions. The controls when riding are particularly clunky and take some getting used to. The open-world is quite basic and you’ll notice the grass moving from side to side instead of swaying. There are plenty of customisation options and stable management elements but you need patience and time to work through the hours of gameplay. Hardcore and desperate horse fans only.

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Unicorn Princess

Unicorn Princess is a low-budget fetch quest game that sees young Leila, a girl with no backstory and plenty of time on her hands, run errands for the handful of people around the map. This is achieved by riding a regular horse to markers around the world to trigger quests. Whether you are searching for lost rabbits or delivering messages, most of the game will have you finding things or racing around. However, at various points in the game, you will be called to the ethereal Dream World in which you meet and ride Unica the rainbow-haired unicorn. The game can be completed in a couple of hours and the overall experience is clunky by modern standards but there are some nice stable management aspects allowing you to groom and care for your horses as well as expand your stable and horse collection. If you have played My Little Horse Championship, you will see a lot of similarities as this appears to be the same game with a different storyline.

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Phar Lap – Horse Racing Challenge

Whilst there is horse racing in this one, the amount of control and direction is severely limited when you are actually in the saddle. Instead, you spend most of your time grinding for cash by racing, traveling and making upgrades. Players can customise their jockeys and horses, but the models are quite generic. The gameplay is very linear and moves at a particular pace which will not be for children but if you are a fan of horse racing it does give you insights into the background of the sport.

Games With Horses

The following games have horses in them and you can ride them in the game, but they are not the main focus of the game and there is little more you can do with them outside of riding them from A to B.

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Minecraft

In Minecraft, you can spawn horses, ride horses, breed horses, and build them stables. There are an array of horse skins and styles to choose from and players can use leashes to lead them around the map. Great fun even if the graphics are a little blocky.

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Red Dead Redemption 2

In Red Dead Redemption 2, horses are vitally important and play a major part in the game. Players can break horses, improve their stats and sell them in the plethora stables around the map. The models are beautiful and they all move in natural believable ways. When breaking a horse you are often thrown off numerous times and as you improve their stats they gain additional skills from strafing to rearing up. The horse part of ReadDead2 is fantastic and would make a great game for children. However, the swearing and stolen horses are not appropriate for younger players

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Roblox

There are lots of horse games to choose from on Roblox from unicorns to horse racing. The graphics are usually pretty basic and the controls are the same across all games. Horse World is one of my children’s favourites but it often asks you to spend Robux to enhance and personalise your horse.

Assassins Creed

Horses have played a crucial role in the Assassins Creed Franchise and has developed as the games have gone on. At first, they were used as transport and a way to get to higher places but as the games progressed, they added combat mechanics and by Valhalla, you could switch to a cinematic horse cam to see your trusted steed in all its beauty.

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Skyrim

The horses of Skyrim are hardy and strong and make up for in endurance what they lack in speed. There are five colors to choose from and they can be bought or rented from the various stables on the map. If you choose to steal a horse, it is considered a crime and you will pay for it later in the game. The riding mechanics are satisfying and whilst they can’t go into houses or buildings, riding across the map is preferred to fast travel and of course walking.

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Kingdom Majestic

Kingdom Majestic is a pixel art-style game that sees players ride their mount in a side-scrolling adventure. All mounts can stand still, walk or gallop; and some have a special ability. The horses play a crucial role in the game as the Monarchs ride as they travel across the land. Different horses have different abilities and can have defensive power, offensive power, or economic power and earn you money.

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Darksiders

It takes a while before you get a horse in the first Darksiders game, which is odd considering it is a game about the four horsemen of the apocalypse. However, in the second game, you get the horse straight away and it is a key part of the traveling mechanics. By Darksiders 3, the horse is more than a steed but a character in its own right.

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Metal Gear Solid: Phantom Pain

D-Horse is available at the very start of the game and can be used to traverse the huge sandbox of Afghanistan. The horse is beautiful and the animations are fast and fluid, however, there is little character to it, considering they gave the dog more of a personality.

So there you have it, my rundown of horse games on Xbox as well as games with horses on Xbox.

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Review: Phoenix Point | Xbox https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2022/01/31/review-phoenix-point-xbox/ Mon, 31 Jan 2022 23:35:47 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13242 Phoenix-Point-xboxX-COM created a genre all of its own and Phoenix Point is very much its spiritual successor. This comes as no surprise as it’s designed by X-COM creator Julian Gollop. Phoenix Point sees players fight tactical battles on procedurally generated maps against an enemy that supposedly adapts to their tactics. But is Phoenix Point going […]

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X-COM created a genre all of its own and Phoenix Point is very much its spiritual successor. This comes as no surprise as it’s designed by X-COM creator Julian Gollop. Phoenix Point sees players fight tactical battles on procedurally generated maps against an enemy that supposedly adapts to their tactics. But is Phoenix Point going in the right direction, or does it crash and burn, here’s my review of Phoenix Point on Xbox.

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The story of Phoenix Point follows the aftermath of an alien virus released from the Arctic that has ravaged the earth turned many of the inhabitants into mutated fish hybrids. Only the Phoenix Project, a secret organization of the smartest and bravest people left on earth, can fight the mutant horde and reclaim the planet. Thankfully, you are not alone and there are various factions that you can work with or steal from to achieve the ultimate goal.

The original release enjoyed a positive reception, but also suffered from a sharp difficulty spike, as well as sporadic story missions. The all-new Year One Edition is the ‘definitive’ version that balances the previous difficulty issues and combines all the previously released DLC, updates, into one beautiful package. And it is beautiful, especially running at 4K and 60fps on an Xbox Series X.

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Despite the world lying in ruins, the survivors have split into factions that you will need to work with to gain new ways to fight the mutant horde. The New Jericho’s billionaire leader wants to destroy everything. The Disciples of Anu have embraced the mutations and want to leave humanity in the past. Synedrion is indecisive androids in a weird borg-like collective. Each group has its own ways of fighting the enemy, so allying with the different sides gives players new technology and resources. There are various complex diplomatic elements to get to grips with should you wish to delve more into this area of the game. The sheer level of detail here far outways that of XCOM.

XCOM fans will be very familiar with Phoenix Point, as It looks and plays in a very similar way, in that you control a small group of soldiers in turn-based combat in the trenches, whilst managing a series of bases at a wider strategic level. The joypad controls are excellent and use the standard XCOM set-up, however, the more complex interfaces (such as the new inventories), are intuitive.

The maps are procedural, which means there are lots of variety in the layouts but I did miss some of the more ‘considered’ levels. When a level is fully designed and built around the player, they tend to be more memorable. The story missions are great and feel like there is more consideration in the layout and pacing but if you are just out scavaging, it feels more random. The missions include scavaging, saving civilians, base defense, and destroying enemy nests. The story missions are less sporadic than in the original release and help the story along.

Phoenix Point: Year One Edition is a real labor of love for Gollop and his team at Snapshot Games. You have to commend the sheer depth of detail in this game. There is a nearly overwhelming amount of options and content to enjoy should you be willing to learn the many systems and mechanics at work. The story is fantastic and the array of Lovecraftian enemies are fresh and fun to fight. However, the additional complexity won’t be for everyone, especially console gamers used to pointing and shooting. If you are a hardcore strategy fan who is looking for the next XCOM, then this will probably be perfect for you. The Year One Edition brings together all of the additional content but makes it optional should you wish to increase the longevity even further. However, the procedural maps, evolving aliens, impressive AI and increasing difficulty will have you playing for some time.

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Drift Hunters vs Burnout Drifts: Which One You Should Play? https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2022/01/31/drift-hunters-vs-burnout-drifts-which-one-you-should-play/ Mon, 31 Jan 2022 13:59:42 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13236 burnout-drift-mainA memorable racing game is constructed on four pillars: a pleasant sensation of speed, visuals that sell the automobile motion and create a fun gaming environment, crisp controls, and outstanding sound effects and cruise music. It makes little difference if the genre is arcade, simulation, or kart; if a racing game nails those features, it […]

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A memorable racing game is constructed on four pillars: a pleasant sensation of speed, visuals that sell the automobile motion and create a fun gaming environment, crisp controls, and outstanding sound effects and cruise music. It makes little difference if the genre is arcade, simulation, or kart; if a racing game nails those features, it will go down in history as one of the best. Which online drifting games meet the criteria? We’ll compare two of the finest drifting games in this article.

Types of drifting games:

Arcade and simulation racing video games are the two most common categories, with varied degrees of realism in between. As the name indicates, learning and mastering drifting in simulation games takes a little more time, energy, and mental input, but the thrill of doing it perfectly is tremendous, and may really enhance your real-life drifting. Many professional drifters now drift digitally in their leisure time to keep an eye on things. Arcade races, on the other hand, are designed to be picked up and started sliding in minutes, making them ideal for a relaxing Sunday afternoon in front of the TV.

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Drift Hunters:

Drift Hunters is a 3D automobile drifting game that can be played online. Customize your automobiles and compete on a variety of hard racetracks. The engine, turbocharger, gearbox, weight, and brakes may all be changed. You may also tune your autos in addition to this. Offsets, braking pressure, brake balance, cambers, and more may all be adjusted. Try to come up with the ideal drifting setup. Finally, you may alter the appearance of the vehicle by altering the color of the body and rims. Choose from a variety of rims and bodies. Drift Hunters offers over 20 different vehicles to choose from, so you can earn money to buy new ones. Races can be held on a variety of tracks. Consider traditional racing tracks, city race tracks, mountain races, and more!

Drift Hunters is a web game developed in Unity. Drift Hunters is absolutely free to play on your PC. There is no need to download anything; you can play the game right in your browser. Drift Hunters is a fun game to play on Poki, and don’t forget to burn some rubber.

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Burnout Drift:

Burnout Drift is a terrific game for vehicle racing fans who want to try their hand at drifting. You may personalize your car before going to the track and racing by adjusting the suspension and body angle, among other things, to fit your driving style. You may also change the color of your car’s paint and the style of its wheels. Drifting may be practiced on three separate tracks, each with its own set of weather conditions and road layouts.

The layouts include some spectacular hairpin twists and long sweeping bends that you can drift around nicely. Each successful drift you perform earns you points, and the longer the drift, the more points you receive. The longer you drift, the higher your score multiplier becomes, but it resets if you strike the side of the road, so be careful! After a race, you may utilize the coins you earn to enhance your vehicle and buy new, more powerful super vehicles.

Drift erratically around corners at breakneck speeds and show the rest of the world how it’s done. You may brag all you want on the track, but what’s truly behind it? Mechanics put in a lot of effort, and the car is set up perfectly for a unique driving experience. When you get to the garage, you’ll discover that you can perform almost anything with your vehicle. Do you want to change the engine power, the braking ratio, or the steering sensitivity? Each pro will have his own style, but most games will not let you change the car’s behavior in any way. This is not the case with Burnout Drift, which provides these settings so you may experience a one-of-a-kind journey according to your preferences. Consider and experiment with various vehicle settings to obtain the optimum “setup” that will allow you to drift to your full potential. You’re in for a wild drifting challenge! Have fun with it.

The steps to drift:

Step 1: Accelerate in the desired direction.

Step 2: Begin turning your automobile towards a corner or in the desired direction.

Step 3: Hold the steering wheel/left analog stick while rotating.

Step 4: As soon as you begin turning, tap the brake and then press on the throttle.

Step 5: To manage your drift, steer left or right.

Step 6: Counter-steer your drift as soon as you want to end it.

Final thoughts:

On the internet, you may play a variety of drifting games. You may play in your browser online or offline on your PC. Whatever media you use, you will undoubtedly have a good time.

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Best Horse Racing Games In 2022 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2022/01/27/best-horse-racing-games-in-2022/ Thu, 27 Jan 2022 09:35:49 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13225 champion-jockey-g1-jockey-gallopSince the dawn of humanity, horses have always been the most trusted travel companion of humans. Over the years, humans have used horses for many different purposes. In most cases, horses were replaced by machines, but one of the uses that still remain is horse racing. Horse racing is a sport that dates back to […]

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Since the dawn of humanity, horses have always been the most trusted travel companion of humans. Over the years, humans have used horses for many different purposes. In most cases, horses were replaced by machines, but one of the uses that still remain is horse racing.

Horse racing is a sport that dates back to ancient Greece and that moves lots of money around the online betting websites that focus on it.

No matter how attractive and exciting it might seem to ride a horse and possibly attend a race, the sport requires a lot of money which most people cannot afford.

This is where horse racing games come in handy. Nowadays there are plenty of horse racing games that allow you to become a jockey and experience horse racing like it is the real thing.

Here are some of the best horse racing games that you should definitely try out.

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Winning Post 8

Since the horse racing genre isn’t very big in the gaming space, it is hard to find a good triple-A game that involves realistic graphics and entertaining gameplay. However, once in a while we get a jewel of a game like Winning Post 8 published by Koei Tecmo that can satisfy the needs of every horse racing enthusiast.

This is a fast-paced horse racing game released back in 2018 and comes with a range of horses you can choose from, different tracks, and realistic graphics. Since betting is a large part of horse racing, the publishers decided to include a realistic betting system.

It is one of the best horse racing games that are available on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and even Nintendo Switch.

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PharLap

The first release of this game was amazing just because it started as an Android and iOS game, and after a peak in popularity, the developers (PikPok) decided to rework the game to suit console and PC gamers.

One of the biggest selling points for PharLap is the graphics. The 3D graphics are incredibly realistic, cinematic, and very detailed.

Additionally, PharLap involves a lot more than horse racing. It comes with the entire package of starting your own stable, training horses and attending horse races. You can also breed horses and sell them to other competitors, which bring the full horse racing experience from the real world.

On top of that, you can also race with other players in real-time PvP races and win points to upgrade your horse and climb up ranks.

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My Riding Stables

This is another great horse game that is more family-based rather than only including fast-paced horse racing. The game focuses on horse riding that prioritizes horse care and other things that happen behind the curtains of the real sport.

It has nine cross-country race tracks each with different difficulties. The game developers tried to focus more on the process of breeding horses and training. They added more than 100 different combinations by which a horse can be bred.

On top of that, the graphics are extremely detailed and very realistic making the game even more enjoyable. So, if you want to learn more about horse racing and all the things that are happening in the background of the sport, you should try My Riding Stables. After playing the game, you’ll appreciate the sport and the people involved in it a lot more.

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Photo Finish

Since mobile gaming is growing rapidly, we have to include a horse racing game that is available for smartphones. If you want the best horse racing game for mobile in terms of high-quality graphics and realistic gameplay then Photo Finish is the perfect game for you.

With its fluid motion and easy controls when it comes to steering the horse, Photo Finish is a game that will allow you to fully experience the sport from your mobile device.

On top of that, the game involves much more than horse racing. You get the ability to manage every single aspect of the sport from hiring the jockey, choosing your horse, and training the horse. As you win races you climb up the rank of the leader board and you can participate in big horse racing events much like in real life.

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What Are the Best Mini-Games within Video Games? https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2022/01/21/what-are-the-best-mini-games-within-video-games/ https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2022/01/21/what-are-the-best-mini-games-within-video-games/#respond Fri, 21 Jan 2022 12:59:27 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13200 GTA_Online_Diamond-heistMini-games work for several reasons. Firstly, the novelty factor can’t be ignored. Gamers love to do things in games that you couldn’t before, especially if they mimic real life. Secondly, they keep players entertained long after the storyline is over. Lastly, they come in all shapes and sizes, from a small game of Texas Hold’em […]

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Mini-games work for several reasons. Firstly, the novelty factor can’t be ignored. Gamers love to do things in games that you couldn’t before, especially if they mimic real life. Secondly, they keep players entertained long after the storyline is over. Lastly, they come in all shapes and sizes, from a small game of Texas Hold’em to a full-blown bank heist. Mini-games within games are here to stay. The question is, which ones are the best?

The Diamond Casino Heist (Grand Theft Auto Online)

Aside from its most recent release, Rockstar has one of the best reputations in the industry. Its Grand Theft Auto franchise is part of the reason why as it pushes boundaries to give players what they want. In GTA Online, the developers regularly add extra content including missions that you can choose to play if you wish.

Released in 2019, the Diamond Casino Heist means taking on Texas magnates the Duggans after they took control by ousting the Triads. What’s special about this mini-game is the level of detail that goes into it. For starters, you can’t access it until you own an Arcade and register yourself as the President or CEO. Then, there are different scenarios based on how the heist goes, which is RPG-like. For instance, failing the heist doesn’t mean you start over from the beginning. Instead, you will be shifted into another scenario, just like in real life.

Also, you can scope out the casino to get your bearings. While doing intel, you must play slots and table games not to raise any alarms, and your winnings can be used within the game to purchase accessories such as weapons and armor. The Diamond Casino Heist has it all!

Poker & Blackjack (Red Dead Redemption 1 & 2)

Speaking of gambling, there has been an increase in the number of video games that incorporate the activity into their gameplay. As a result, gambling has transformed into a popular mini-game, not least because it’s an authentic representation of what you expect the situation to be. This applies to Red Dead Redemption 2 through poker and blackjack verticals.

Poker in Red Dead Redemption, for example, portrays gambling from a Wild West perspective. The game is pretty much the same, but the consequences are high since a shootout can occur at any moment. You can cheat, too, by taking cards from the bottom of the deck to stack your hand. However, if the others realize that you’re tossing down, you will be in trouble.

Blackjack in Red Dead Redemption 2 is a less tense affair. There’s more of an emphasis on winning because it’s you versus the dealer, not a bunch of outlaws. Plus, winnings are given to the player, which can be used to purchase in-game items. When you play, remember that the dealer doesn’t have to hit on 16 or stay on 17 like they do at casinos. Still, strategies apply, and a blackjack strategy like this one here could help you to beat the dealer and take the pot as it will teach you about progressive and negative progressions, among other things.

Orlog (Assassin’s Creed Valhalla)

Orlog is so popular that people are trying to turn it into a real game. The aim is simple – get as many stones as possible from your opponent to win. A toss of a coin kickstarts proceedings, and you roll dice to find out the outcome of every round.

Each stone represents a different scenario that may or may not help you during the game. For instance, you could kill your enemies or protect yourself during battle. However, the opposite can be true. It’s a pure game of chance, a lot like slots, which is why it’s turned into one of the biggest mini-game video games in the industry.

Seeing as there aren’t many distractions during the gameplay, playing Orlog is a welcome break for players who want to tweak their surroundings.

Do you agree with this list? Which mini-games would you include that aren’t mentioned?

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Easiest Method for Making Gold in SOM https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2022/01/20/easiest-method-for-making-gold-in-som/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 12:35:25 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13197 som-goldWant to learn the basics of World of Warcraft Classic gold making? Using it will help you improve your money-making skills. We have found that some methods work exceptionally well, as well as one of the easiest ones is given below. Although this site doesn’t cover the meta-game aspects of moneymaking, you’ll still find some […]

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Want to learn the basics of World of Warcraft Classic gold making? Using it will help you improve your money-making skills. We have found that some methods work exceptionally well, as well as one of the easiest ones is given below. Although this site doesn’t cover the meta-game aspects of moneymaking, you’ll still find some basic tips and tricks.

Skinning is a professional way

Gathering in WoW Classic SOM Gold is by far the most accessible profession because it does not let you go out of your way to make it work. You should also Skin beasts to increase your profits. The process is simple and serves as a great source of pocket money during leveling; Skinning retains its status as the highest gold-making profession at the end-game. Skinning has the benefit of making you money right away (even Light Leather sells well). In addition, no matter how mediocre the farm location is, it will turn into an excellent one when you have Skinning since almost every Beast you defeat drops an additional item – Leather or Hide.

Check out these Skinning spots, some of which are even worth checking even when leveling:

-League of Explorers was conducting excavations at the Wetlands Excavations until they encountered a slight raptor issue. There are a lot of skinnable beasts on this site that make great medium leather. The mobs are close together, and even if you don’t have Skinning, they have decent loot tables. At 25, it is available.

The Western Swamp of Sorrows – Despite being a great disappointment for private server players (Swamp Jaguars are much less profitable than privs claim), these parts of the Swamp are still a great source of Heavy Leather. Even if you don’t have Skinning, it’s a good place to check out; don’t expect it instantly if you need leather. This general region has Swamp Jaguars. For this spot to be effective, you need at least level 35.

Felwood is one of the places that are much more profitable after Skinning has been done due to its less than optimal circumstances. All skinnable beasts in the entire zone have a decent chance of dropping valuable Rugged Leather or less sought-after, yet still marketable Thick Leather. There are multiple farming spots in Felwood, many of which focus on humanoids and cloths (more on that later), however, when it comes to Skinning, you’ll want to focus on Bears, and you’ll find them. It’s recommended for you to have at least level 52.

Eastern Plaguelands – The favorite zone of Warcraft III fans features some of the best Rugged Leather farming opportunities (Monstrous Plaguebats in northern zones have an 80% chance of dropping one when skinned). Skinning can be profitable if you are level 56 or above.

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Apex Legends: everything you need to know about the battle royale game https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2021/12/31/apex-legends-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-battle-royale-game/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 17:42:23 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13195 wattson-will-arrive-in-apex-legends-season-2We all want to be the best. Sometimes getting there is hard, though, especially if there are too many other people on your team. You could do everything there is to do to get to the top, but with Apex Legends boosting, you can skip that grind and be at the top without doing any […]

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We all want to be the best. Sometimes getting there is hard, though, especially if there are too many other people on your team. You could do everything there is to do to get to the top, but with Apex Legends boosting, you can skip that grind and be at the top without doing any of the work. Get it done faster and more efficiently with Apex Legends boosting.

You want to be a pro at Apex Legends and have the skills, but why are you still not getting any better.

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Getting kicked out of the top 10 players in a game can ruin your entire day. You were on a winning streak, doing so well, and it’s all gone. You just want to go back to being one of the best, but you know there’s no way you can get back up there.

Get an Apex Legends boost with Game Boosters. With Apex Legends boosting, you get to get back up into the top 10 and stay there.

What is it and how does it work?

Like any other activity, the skill and talent of playing Apex Legends make a major difference in the success rate. If you want to improve your game, you will, eventually, have to get talent. There are plenty of opportunities to do that, but the costs are immense.

Getting the talent (pilots, weapons, and items) is only the beginning. You still need to learn how to use them most efficiently.

We provide professional-level support to our customers by offering to coach the newbies and professional solutions to the advanced players.

Apex Legends is a free-to-play new “Hero Shooter” game by Electronic Arts. If you want to be in the best squad, it’s going to take some time. You will have to spend quite a lot of hours playing to be sure that you understand how to maximize your effectiveness as a teammate.

You can pay for a service that will get you in the best squad in the shortest possible time. Not only that, but you can be sure that every player has been hand-selected to give you the most competitive team available.

Boosting is still full of cheaters and frauds. After spending so much money on a game, it’s still hard to find what you’re looking for.

Apex Legends boosting is a way that you can stand out from the crowd and get exactly what you’re looking for. Get better at the game every time you log in.

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What do you need to be aware of?

People want to get ahead in Apex Legends, but they could not get what they need. What if there was a way to get all the loot you wanted, be the best legend in the game, and have a lot of fun doing it?

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There’s no such thing as a free lunch. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. You don’t need to spend hours on boosting websites and forums to level up your Apex Legends character.

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Apex Legends is a new game. This means the player base is small, which is bad if you want to find a team.

There are lots of Apex Legends players who aren’t able to play regularly. The community is missing out on the full experience because of this.

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Apex Legends is a battle royale game like Fortnite, but it’s been getting flak in the media because it’s so difficult to find matches and get a clan together. Plus, you have to grind to unlock the good characters.

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Many people want to master the game, but doing so takes a lot of time and effort. People don’t have the time to invest in the required amount of gameplay. If someone could guarantee the win, they’d be happy to spend the money.

Instead of spending time playing the game and risking being beat, you can get guaranteed victory by purchasing a professional boosting service.

In a sea of battle royale games all trying to do the same thing, it can feel hard to stand out from the crowd and look as good as your competition.

You might be playing against players who are cheating or taking advantage of hacks, which means you’re at a disadvantage (and have a bad time).

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What reporting tools are there?

Problems with friends and strangers on video games can be stressful. You want to make sure that your child feels confident and safe when reporting Apex Legends abuse or bad behavior.

Many Apex Legends players are kids and teens, which means that sometimes there is inappropriate or abusive behavior in the game.

This guide will teach kids and teens how to report abuse and block other players in Apex Legends.

Let’s face it, if your child is being bullied when playing Apex Legends, it can be tough for them to know what to do about it.

It’s hard for kids to know how to report other players who are being abusive. And even trickier to know how to prevent them from contacting them again in the future.

Using the Kill Ping app can help with boosting Apex Legends. With Kill Ping Parental Controls, you can block abusive players and help make your child’s gaming experience safer.

The first time your child experiences a toxic player or is the target of sexual, racial, or homophobic abuse, they may not know how to handle it.

As a parent, that can be very difficult to deal with. You may have questions about how to handle it, or you may wish to help your child deal with the problem now. You can block or report anyone in Apex Legends, both on PC and PS4.

 

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No Play without Cosplay this Christmas https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2021/12/22/no-play-without-cosplay-this-christmas/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 14:45:03 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13187 cosplayIt’s Christmas time. One way or the other you will be dressing up. Whether you are playing Santa, an elf, wearing the dreaded Christmas jumper (hopefully without lights) or just a party hat, you are involved. And, let’s be honest – you enjoy it.  Since you are in the dressing up the mood, why not […]

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It’s Christmas time. One way or the other you will be dressing up. Whether you are playing Santa, an elf, wearing the dreaded Christmas jumper (hopefully without lights) or just a party hat, you are involved. And, let’s be honest – you enjoy it. 

Since you are in the dressing up the mood, why not take it a step or two further. Did you know that cosplay is one of the fastest-growing trends? That’s right, if you haven’t signed up already, your sexual exploits can do with a makeover. 

Let’s check out some of the hottest outfits that you can stuff into your partner’s stockings…if she isn’t wearing them already, and make Christmas a little more naughty than nice this year. 

Don’t let it be the only gift you buy her though. She will know that this is for you as much as it is for her, so don’t get caught with your pants down – literally. 

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Sexy Mr & Mrs Santa 

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit from Santa and living in the modern liberal world today, who said Santa can’t be a girl? Since she is into stockings and dressing up, she may as well dress to please, and pleased you will be if she arrives in one of the sexy provocative outfits available today. The chances are, Santa won’t be the only one emptying his sack this year. 

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Fantasy Elf 

Perhaps, you want to keep it traditional and play the role of Santa. Santa doesn’t work alone, he has helpers. Being the big boss, you get to decide exactly what those cheeky little elves have to do and how they’ll be rewarded. We won’t get caught up in the sticky details, but you get the picture. For those of you that want to be less traditional and more fantasy, there is no shortage of Elf costumes to play with. Be it World of Warcraft or Lord of the Rings, your fantasy awaits. 

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Wonders of Marvel

Christmas isn’t just about merry nights out. It’s more about cosy nights in. Be it ‘Netflix and chill’ or Sky Box Office, you know it’s gonna happen and when it does, Marvel will be there. You’ve seen the same movies thousands of times before and while you still enjoy them, they too can do with a bit of a makeover. 

Don’t worry, this isn’t another overhyped sequel that will leave you disappointed, nor is it something you can enjoy with the rest of the family. This is the editor cut, the x-rated version of all your favourite action movies, only you will be doing the action. You fancy being rescued by Wonderwoman, we’ve got you. 

You fancy taking a spanking from Harley Quinn, no issue. How about Catwoman breaking into your bedroom to steal your presents? No sweat (maybe a little). Marvel cosplay has grown so much in popularity that you can find an outfit or a model for any of your favourite characters. Now you really have something to marvel over.

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Gamer Fantasy Dress Up

Some people enjoy movies, while others like to play games. To be honest, it doesn’t matter which camp you’re in, so long as you can get your groove on. Now, you can play with your favourite game characters in a way that was totally unintended by the scriptwriters. 

This new era gives fresh meaning to the title ‘Final Fantasy’ because the costumes are so hot, you won’t be able to think of anything else. You can also find outfits for Street Fighter and dress up as Chun-Li or Mortal Kombat, World of Warcraft, you name it – it’s there.

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More Traditional Dress Up Outfits

Ok, so you already know the list here, sexy secretary, cowgirl, schoolgirl, the nurse, even the nun (forgive our sins). But, have you seen how much they have improved over the years? It’s not always about wearing something revealing, it’s about an outfit that provokes the imagination. Outfits wear parts of the costume that can be removed in stages to build up your fantasy. Back in the day, it was a one size fits all approach. Usually with cheap material that felt like it was meant for a fancy dress ball than a sexual encounter. If you’re honest, you appreciated the thought when your woman surprised you, but it was quite the anti-climax (literally) when you turned the lights on. Well, now you don’t have to pretend because costume designers have doubled their efforts and it has laid, oops, paid off. 

Hopefully, all this has got the juices flowing and given you ideas aplenty for having a very very merry Christmas, but if you’re struggling to make this fantasy a reality, fear not there is always virtual reality which has been covering cosplayers for quite a while now and there is a massive cosplay porn video libraries out there for any flavour you may be into. 

So, there you have it. Everything you need for inspiration to give your sex life the makeover it deserves. 

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Gamers Christmas Gift Guide 2021 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2021/12/15/gaming-gift-guide-2021/ Wed, 15 Dec 2021 23:13:54 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=12166 gd-xmas-guift-guideGet Your Game on This Holiday

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Christmas is finally upon us and has been pretty good for gaming technology. VR is now untethered, consoles are catching up with gaming PCs and the world has finally accepted the benefits of online gaming.

This year I wanted to highlight ten amazing gift ideas that would make any gamer bow before you in thanks:

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Xbox Series X / Playstation 5 -$599 / £449

The Xbox Series X and Playstation 5 are the hottest properties at the moment with gamers struggling to secure one for Christmas. However, if you are happy to pay between £600 – £1,500 on eBay you might be lucky. These consoles are four times more powerful than the previous iterations with the Series X supporting up to 120 frames per second. Most games are backward compatible with many Xbox titles being enhanced for the new hardware. Whilst the Xbox has the power, the PS5 has the launch titles with the new Spiderman game a must-play this holiday. Personally, I’m an Xbox fanboy so my decision is made.

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SnakeByte Twin Charging Station – $25

The future is wireless and Snakebyte’s TWIN: CHARGE X is a wireless dual charging station for either your Xbox controllers or Playstation controllers. You can charge two controllers at the same time and the dock looks very tidy next to your consoles. The kit also includes two rechargeable 800mAh batteries. It’s compatible with your chosen controllers and with no official launch of a wireless charging station by Microsoft, Snakebyte is the best option for the gamer in your life.

You can also be ready for 4k/8k resolution with the Snakebyte SX PRO HDMI cable that can be bought as part of the same range.

Link: https://amzn.to/3mVrDJY 

WorkFit-T Sit-Stand Desk Converter

Ergotron Standing Desk 

If lockdown has taught me anything it’s that we all sit around quite a lot. But when I was introduced to a standing desk I found that I was more productive and kept the weight off. Curious about the increased productivity, I tested my gaming abilities and found that I became noticeably better on FPS games whilst standing up. As such, I wholeheartedly recommend a standing desk converter to help both work and play.

Link: https://amzn.to/2NBEXWQ

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Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is a racing mixed reality racing game for the Nintendo Switch. Home Circuit utilizes physical radio-controlled cars responding to how the player plays in-game. Players drive a kart in the real world using the familiar Mario Kart controls and see the action from your kart’s onboard camera displayed on your Nintendo Switch. Prepare to transform your home into elaborate courses this Christmas as it is a whole new way to enjoy Mario Kart.

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Oculus Quest 2

Untethered virtual reality is here, and it’s got Star Wars!. Oculus Quest 2 is one of the most advanced VR systems that not only lets you play games, but also allows you to be a part of live concerts, exclusive events, etc. Priced at a ridiculously reasonable $299, this headset doesn’t necessarily require a gaming PC, but is compatible with one should you have a beast in your game room. Obviously, you need a Facebook account to use most of the features, but it’s a small price to pay for total immersion.

Link: https://www.oculus.com/quest-2/

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Razer Kishi Android Controller

Now Xbox has shed the shackles of console gaming and moved to ‘cloud gaming’ any Android phone can be turned into a mobile Xbox console. The only catch is that you need to carry around a controller and one of the new phone holders. However, there is a better way. The Razer Kishi Android Controller are a set of beautiful controller extensions that turn the phone into a high-powered Nintendo switch allowing you to play many of your favourite Xbox titles anywhere with a stable wifi connection.

https://www.razer.com/gb-en/mobile-controllers/razer-kishi/RZ06-02900200-R3M1 

Marvel Gaming Chair

There are a few Marvel-themed gaming chairs currently on the market. If you are happy to wait until January, I would take a look at AndaSeat’s new range of Marvel-themed chairs. But if you want one now, then the New ARC-R range from NeoChair are a fantastic range of gaming chairs with massage features built-in. If you are not going to stand, then you might as well be comfortable.

NeoChair: https://neochair.com/pages/iron-man 

AndaSeat: https://www.andaseat.com/Spider-man-edition 

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XCom Board Game – £60

Tear yourself away from a screen this Christmas and enjoy one of the many gaming-themed board games. In XCOM: The Board Game, the alien invasion has begun and human civilization is on the brink of collapse. As the department heads of XCOM you and three friends must succeed where the world’s militaries have failed. Mixing board game elements with an accompanying app, the game is hugely addictive and lots of fun.

https://www.board-game.co.uk/product/xcom-the-board-game/ 

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Blood Sweat & Pixels

In Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, Jason Schreier takes you on a fascinating journey behind the scenes of video game development, where the creator may be a team of 600 overworked underdogs or a solitary geek genius. The book explores artistic challenges, technical impossibilities, marketplace demands, and corporate meddling. Once you have read this, games like Destiny will never be the same again.

https://amzn.to/3mqdkfc 

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6 Months Game Pass Ultimate

The Xbox Game Pass gives you access to over 100 high-quality console games for one low monthly price. When it was originally launched, the initial games lineup was less than impressive, but over time the library has dramatically improved. As Xbox pushes its cloud gaming platform, the Ultimate Game Pass is required to play games on mobile. If you prefer to dip into games rather than become an expert in one, the game pass gives you access to a plethora of games from a variety of genres. A must for any gamer!

https://www.smythstoys.com/xbox-game-pass 

I hope these help you this Christmas and I wish you all a wonderful holiday and a fantastic New Year.

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  • Fourth deposit: 25% bonus up to $ 1000 

Daily promotions

Tsars casino AU offers its customers small gifts every day. This can be cash back or free spins. Depending on your activity on the online casino platform, you will be randomly given a gift. 

Secret bonus on Wednesdays

Every Wednesday Tsars Casino in Australia offers its customers a secret bonus. The qualification criterion is also simple. Usually, when making a deposit, you can choose the bonus you like. After the deposit, the casino will show that you have won. 

Types of games

The selection of games at Tsars Casino is extensive. You will find a whole lot of slots, table games, and live casino games. On top of that, these are games from top providers.

Here, you will get games from celebrated brands like Evolution Gaming, Microgaming, Ezugi, Pragmatic Play, NetEnt, Quickspin, iSoftBet, and Red Tiger. Notably, with such giants on board, you can already tell it will never get boring at Tsars. Moreover, the categories that you will get include:

 

  • Baccarat – if you love this timeless casino game, you can enjoy No Commission Baccarat and Punto Banco at Tsars.
  • Slots – These games are fun and easy to play. And as you may guess, they are in plenty at the casino. Our top picks are Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead, Cherry Pop, Money Train 2, and Big Bad Wolf.
  • Roulette – some variants are European Roulette, English Roulette, American Roulette, and Gem Roulette.

Further, the casino has a great selection of live games, which we will discuss under the live games section. You will also find other unique categories like feature buy and mega ways. Typically, you choose how you want to have fun by selecting as many games as you wish.

Payment methods

The following payment methods are available at Tsars Casino:

  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Litecoin
  • Bitcoin
  • Perfect Money.

Usually, the withdrawal process takes from 0 to 72 hours. The process of replenishing the deposit is always instant. 

Customer service

If you have any problems or questions, you can contact the 24/7 support service. This can be done via email or the live website on the official website of Tsars Casino Australia. 

FAQ

  1. What Type Of Gaming License Does Tsars Have?

Tsars casino is a brand name owned and operated by RR Investments N.V., a company registered and established under the laws of Curacao, and gaming license no. 8048/jaz2015-046. This casino operates under the laws of the Government of Curacao.

  1. Can I play games from my smartphone or tablet?

Yes, you can. However, you can only access the website using an Android or iOS device.

  1. Does Tsars Casino offer no deposit bonus?

Currently, Tsarscasino is not offering any no deposit bonus. However, you can check the Promotions section for new releases. 

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1xBet – Registration, Payments Sports Betting Review https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2021/12/10/1xbet-registration-payments-sports-betting-review/ Fri, 10 Dec 2021 16:55:49 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13174 1xBet Review One of the most successful and famous bookmakers in India is 1xbet. The gambling platform has been offering its services in this country for a long time. Due to its advantages, the bookmaker has many regular customers. In our 1xbet review, you can learn more about the gambling process in India. The process […]

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1xBet Review

One of the most successful and famous bookmakers in India is 1xbet. The gambling platform has been offering its services in this country for a long time. Due to its advantages, the bookmaker has many regular customers. In our 1xbet review, you can learn more about the gambling process in India.

The process of registration

The first thing of your gambling career in 1xbet is registration. This is a mandatory requirement for all players. Below you can read an instruction on how to create an account:

  1. Open the website of 1xbet India https://1xbetonline.in/.
  2. Find the “Register” button. Or it could be like “Join us”. Click on it.
  3. Then, enter all necessary data such as email, phone number, name, and so on.
  4. Pass the verification via email.

Payment methods

The main plus of the bookmaker is the number of payment methods. All variants are popular in India:

  • Neteller,
  • Skrill,
  • Paytm,
  • Paysafe,
  • Visa,
  • AstroPay,
  • Mastercard, etc.

Moreover, you can use crypto payments:

  • Litecoin,
  • Bitcoin,
  • Ethereum,
  • Dogecoin, etc.

How to deposit?

After registration, your next step is to deposit. Complete it and get the possibility to use all functions of 1xbet India. Read the guide below:

  1. Open the site or app and log into your account.
  2. Now, go to the menu and choose the “Deposit” button.
  3. Then, select the payment method.
  4. Enter the details and the amount of the deposit. Confirm it.

Your money will be credited to your account within a second. Also, remember about the welcome bonus. Read about it before.

Also, the plus is the sum of the minimum deposit – 1 euro.

How to withdraw?

After you learn about the registration and deposit processes, go to our withdrawal guide:

  1. In case of winning, you should go to the menu and click on the “Withdraw” button.
  2. Choose the payment method.
  3. Enter the sum and details. Confirm it.

Remember that the process of withdrawal is longer. It depends on the rules of a bookmaker. In 1xbet it takes from a couple of hours to 48.

Online sports betting

Sports betting is a unique opportunity to have a good time and win money. It is important for any bookmaker that the game process is easy. The desire of players to place more bets depends on this. Therefore, you will quickly understand the 1xbet system.

To place a bet you will find sports categories on the left. Select one of them and then choose an event. Decide on the match and the type of bet. Enter the amount and confirm it.

How to place a bet on cricket?

For your convenience, you can read the detailed instructions for 1xbet cricket bets:

  1. Open the bookmaker’s website and log into your account.
  2. On the left, select the “Cricket” section.
  3. Now select the event you like. For example, IPL.
  4. Then select a match and familiarize yourself with all the possible types of bets.
  5. Select the rate and enter the amount. Please confirm.

FAQ

How to create your 1xbet account?

To do this, just go to the site and click on the “Join” button. Enter your information and go through verification.

How to start an 1xbet game?

You need to complete two steps: register and make a deposit.

How to bet on 1xbet cricket?

Just select cricket in the sections on the left. Select an event and match. Decide on the rate and amount.

 

 

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Family Friendly Couch Co-op Games To Play This Christmas https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2021/12/09/family-friendly-couch-co-op-games-play-christmas/ Thu, 09 Dec 2021 23:42:47 +0000 http://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=9888 Christmas is one of those odd times in the year when video games seem to cross generational boundaries. Activities that might have been shrugged off in the past, are suddenly perfectly acceptable. Grandads freely comment on Call of Duty, Nan’s hit the virtual dance floor and siblings take up a controller for some head-to-head action. […]

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Christmas is one of those odd times in the year when video games seem to cross generational boundaries. Activities that might have been shrugged off in the past, are suddenly perfectly acceptable. Grandads freely comment on Call of Duty, Nan’s hit the virtual dance floor and siblings take up a controller for some head-to-head action.

When playing video games with family members during the festive period, there is a lovely understanding that gaming together isn’t about completing the game or even getting the high score, but simply playing together. Sure, there will be arguments, calls of unfairness and even the odd thrown controller, but that’s all part of Christmas, isn’t it?

The Xbox One has a huge library of couch co-op games to enjoy, from mind-bending puzzles to football with cars. So this Christmas, take some time with your family and boot up the big black beast.

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Overcooked 1 & 2

This frantic four-player cooking game is so much fun and you will find yourself screaming at family members to get the dishes done. Its simple to understand but hard to master and thanks to most of the gameplay staying on one screen it is easier for the older generation to follow.

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Rocket League

Think football with cars and then add in stunts, precision controls and a bucket load of fun and you have the biggest hit of the year.

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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

This quirky third-person shooter is one of the most ‘child-friendly’ shooters on the Xbox One. Everyone will love the over the top characters and cartoon violence.

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Rayman Legends

Crazy characters and solid platforming action make Rayman a great choice for Christmas Day, whether you are working together to complete the zany musical levels for versing each other in Rayman’s weird take on football, it is loads of fun.

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Castle Crashes

Old-school side-scrolling beat-em-up with colourful cartoon characters and an array of madcap oversized bosses to defeat. Four players action that even grandad can play.

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The Lego Games

Pick your franchise and enjoy a two-player adventure to enjoy with family members. The Lego games include Star Wars, Marvel superheroes, Batman, Indiana Jones and many more.

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Minecraft

There is something soothing about building in Minecraft. Bond with family members this Christmas and create something wonderful together.

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Tumblestone

Up to four players can play this addictive and colourful puzzle game inspired by both Pang and Tetris. Aside from the competitive play, there is also an engaging story mode that can be enjoyed.

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Goat Simulator

Leave your common sense at the door as Goat Simulator is the most bonkers game you will play this Christmas. You and a friend can tear up the streets inflating your head, blowing up stuff that doesn’t usually explode and so much more weird and wonderful things.

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance

This is the more grown-up version of the Lego Marvel Super Heroes game with more accurate depictions of all your favourite superheroes and stories taken from the comics. However, it does contain much more violence than its Lego counterpart.

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Just Dance

Christmas wouldn’t be the same in our house with a dance-off against the children. The Just Dance series on the Xbox One is the best version of the game as players with a Kinect sensor do not need a controller and can simply concentrate on the dancing. Those with a Kinect can use their phones as a makeshift tracker.

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Dive into Destiny 2 to celebrate 30 years of Bungie https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2021/12/08/dive-into-destiny-2-to-celebrate-30-years-of-bungie/ Wed, 08 Dec 2021 17:50:00 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13152 Bungie is celebrating three decades of excellent games, epic stories, and a wonderful community with the release of new content in Destiny 2. Starting today, all Guardians can jump into the game to access free 30th anniversary content, including a new free 6-player matchmade activity, hidden secrets, collectable rewards, and more. Players who want to […]

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Bungie is celebrating three decades of excellent games, epic stories, and a wonderful community with the release of new content in Destiny 2. Starting today, all Guardians can jump into the game to access free 30th anniversary content, including a new free 6-player matchmade activity, hidden secrets, collectable rewards, and more.

Bungie 30th Anniversary - Destiny 2 Update

Players who want to experience even more of the 30th anniversary fun can pick up the Destiny 2: Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack, where they can delve into the new Loot Cave-inspired Dungeon on the Cosmodrome, indulge in nostalgia by earning the classic Exotic Rocket Launcher Gjallarhorn along with its catalyst, and collect new and classic gear, including:

  • Myth Claymore Sword
  • Legendary Destiny 1 weapons
  • Thorn-themed armor
  • Exotic Gjallarswift Sparrow
  • Marathon-Themed Armor
  • Bungie-themed streetwear-inspired armor
  • And more!

No spoilers! Guardians will be on their own to discover the 30th Anniversary Pack’s secrets.

Bungie 30th Anniversary - Destiny 2 Update

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Virtual Reality: Transformation Of The Gaming Industry In The 21th Century https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2021/12/08/virtual-reality-transformation-of-the-gaming-industry-in-the-21th-century/ Wed, 08 Dec 2021 17:28:13 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13148 VR Playing Virtual RealityVirtual Reality brings about a three-dimensional approach to the game. VR is a technology that enables gamers to experience an immersive, individual perspective in the game action. Along with the technological advances worldwide and in the gaming sector, VR also gained its importance in every sphere including gaming. Precisely, VR has played a major role […]

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Virtual Reality brings about a three-dimensional approach to the game. VR is a technology that enables gamers to experience an immersive, individual perspective in the game action. Along with the technological advances worldwide and in the gaming sector, VR also gained its importance in every sphere including gaming. Precisely, VR has played a major role in shaping the gaming industry and bringing about growth as well.

You can play VR games on specialized game consoles, standalone systems, or on laptops and PCs with VR headsets. With advancements in technology you can even combine VR with different gaming devices as well as recreational devices such as a masturbator as well. Virtual Reality brings about profit maximization in the gaming business and creates a better gaming experience for the players.

Various game development companies have hopped on to VR technology to bring about a change in the user experience. This innovative invention is rapidly increasing and benefiting the gaming market.

Game development with VR

With the growing demand for VR, the developers have started implementing VR technologies in the game and are introducing VR game products. These new standards and mechanics of gaming have augmented the business value of a company. The awareness of Virtual Reality is slowly and steadily increasing among players. With VR headsets and VR accessories and other gaming stuff available on EasyToys.uk, gaming has become more exciting and popular amongst new generations.

Unlike video games, virtual reality brings in more of a three-dimensional effect wherein the gamers feel like they are viewing their own actions from the character’s sight.

Some of the VR accessories include:

VR headsets and goggles

With these immersive headsets and three-dimensional goggles, the players can get into the feels of a 3D environment led by high-end screen quality.

VR game controllers

With VR controllers you can easily convert your physical actions into real-life performance. These VR games use controllers like a joystick, gamepad, etc.

VR gaming gloves

These VR gloves detect the hand and finger movements of players within a game.

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Benefits of Virtual Reality in the world of gaming

VR has become a game-changer for the players in terms of their moves and experience. Various VR driven applications which are trending in the gaming field are:

Virtual Objects

Virtual Reality games provide the gamers an opportunity to utilize various virtual objects while they are playing as a character within the game.

Gamers involvement

The VR games extend an ability on the part of the players to be involved with the game mechanics in reality.

Immense facilities

The game with VR support brings in cutting-edge facilities for the players to aggravate their gaming environment and create a personal perspective within the game.

Digital extension

VR has made the gaming atmosphere digitally active. With the technological innovations associated with VR, the game and the gamers have digitized their experiences.

Enhanced user experience

VR creates an enhanced user experience for the players with splendid user engagement.

Final words

VR has been moving ahead with the gaming industry rapidly and the virtual reality gaming elements are quite fantasizing and fantastic for the players. VR has become very important for online games as it invokes a sense of fascination within the players. VR has played a major role in the expansion of gaming sectors.

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Virtual Reality: The New Face of Entertainment https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2021/12/01/virtual-reality-the-new-face-of-entertainment/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 16:23:50 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13146 Super-Luckys-vrThe entertainment industry has invested so much money into improving special effects and the quality of computer-aided graphics. Year on year screen scenes have shown marked improvement. If you compare the quality of Playstation’s Grand Theft Auto 1 to Grand Theft Auto 3, the difference was remarkable. Fast forward to their latest releases and it’s […]

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The entertainment industry has invested so much money into improving special effects and the quality of computer-aided graphics. Year on year screen scenes have shown marked improvement. If you compare the quality of Playstation’s Grand Theft Auto 1 to Grand Theft Auto 3, the difference was remarkable. Fast forward to their latest releases and it’s hard to imagine how anyone tolerated their first game. But, without it, the franchise would never have had the resources to innovate and improve game users’ playing experience.  

Developments are shared across the spectrum: if animated graphics improve in film, those techniques are borrowed by the gaming industry. Just consider Toy Story’s impact on animation. When gaming companies write programs to make scenes look realistic, filmmakers pay close attention. The entertainment industry is constantly stacking on its developments and one day, it will be hard to tell the difference between game and film. 

Good computer graphics is one thing, but what’s the next stage of realistic entertainment? The answer isn’t tucked away deep in your imagination, it’s actually closer than you think. The answer: virtual reality. 

Virtual reality lets you immerse yourself in a digital world. 

You experience that world as though you are walking in its reality. Whatever you see appears as though it’s actually in front of you. When you turn your head to the left, everything on the right disappears just as it would in real life. Aside from physically touching something, it’s as good as being there. 

Then, you have augmented reality, where a digital world is integrated with the real world. It’s like having a digital filter, a lens that lets you see digital graphics in a real place. You could turn your local park into an African safari. You can experience a robot apocalypse in your local shopping mall. Whatever you are into, virtual and augmented reality will have you covered in a matter of time and it’s likely to be sooner than you think. 

The VR market is expected to reach $21.83 billion by the end of 2021. By the year 2028, it is expected to reach $69.60 billion. The market will need mass adoption and steady enhancements year on year to achieve that. Looking at the trajectory of gaming and film, it’s believable. 

Below are 5 examples in the entertainment industry that will likely drive this market growth and adoption. Read and ask yourself, do you see yourself wearing a headset in the near future? Sure you do. 

Live Concerts Experienced though VR

Wembley Stadium has a capacity of 90,000 seats. When Adele performed, she sold 98,000, making full use of the pitch. There is no denying that physically being there is a remarkable experience that you just can’t beat. But, as big as it is, 90,000 isn’t even a fraction of the number of people that would like to go, had they the time or money, and that doesn’t even consider the geographic and spatial limitations. With VR technology, Wembley arena could sell out and still let an unlimited number of people participate at a fraction of the cost of an ordinary ticket. It would maximise ticket revenue and increase fan engagement. No one would ever have to miss out again. 

This would extend to every kind of live performance, be it comedy and even live TV audiences. It adds another layer of participation for viewers and revenue generation for hosts in almost every sector of entertainment.  

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VR Gaming

Gaming is where it’s at. At the moment gaming is the major player (enjoy the pun) in the VR space and where mass adoption is taking place. Gamers are enjoying virtual worlds, which enhances their experience dramatically. It’s the difference between looking at the screen and being on the screen. If you ever wished you could be little Danny from Last Action Hero, this is probably as close as you will ever get. 

Virtual Movie Theatres

Ok, so it’s taking a little longer to catch up, but you know it will get there. You have already enjoyed 3D movies, Avatar being a prime example. The step up from that is Virtual Reality cinemas. Companies are quick to respond to new tech ideas and virtual cinema is one of them. Offering a potential 360 view, and no longer distracted by other film watchers or the back of someone’s head, it will be the perspective of someone standing in front of the scene. You will likely see a lot of film remakes, just for the VR experience. Just think Avengers or Transformers in VR = epic. 

Soon, you won’t even need to go to the cinema, you’ll be able to experience it from home. 

Late-night Adult Entertainment

Ok, there’s no point pretending. When the entertainment industry finds a new way to please, the adult industry will get in on the action, and actually, you won’t be surprised to know that they are actually far ahead of the box office with several websites like Badoink VR that cater for this niche. The current market for adult VR is already at $716 million in 2021, but it’s set to grow to $19 billion by 2026

So, there you have it. A short breakdown of the future of your entertainment. If you think you find it hard to turn your screen off now, the future won’t make it any easier. 

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First Impressions: Alders Blood – Definitive Edition https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2021/11/30/first-impressions-alders-blood-definitive-edition/ Tue, 30 Nov 2021 08:26:38 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13102 Alders-Blood-ThumbAlders Blood is a dark turn-based strategy game set in a bleak world covered in monsters that sprouted from the carcass of the dead god. You lead a team of hunters endowed with special skills across the wastelands to uncover a troubling mystery and stay alive. But is Alders Gate worth opening? Here are my […]

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Alders Blood is a dark turn-based strategy game set in a bleak world covered in monsters that sprouted from the carcass of the dead god. You lead a team of hunters endowed with special skills across the wastelands to uncover a troubling mystery and stay alive. But is Alders Gate worth opening? Here are my first impressions of Alders Blood Definitive Edition on Xbox.

It was the graphic novel-style visuals that drew me to Alders Blood. The visuals are grim with long gaunt-looking hero’s who look long past their best. Players start the game as a single hunter hot of the trail of the source of all the evil. Through this initial mission, players learn the basic mechanics of moving, fighting, and hiding. As the tutorial mission comes to an eye, the hunter’s mind is touched by something ethereal showing him horrors so terrifying he is blinded and left as a jibbering mess and the main reason for the ensuing narrative.

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The new posse starts the main game on a mission to retrieve the first Hunter and is entangled in a mystery that spans the map.

What impressed me when playing Alders Blood was the sheer amount of systems at play. On the battlefield, there is the standard affair of turn-based mechanics but they have added new ones such as wind direction that alerts enemies to your smell.

Similarly, when you camp for the night, the different team members can be given different jobs from foraging the area to resting. Players can craft items, trade with local traders and so much more. The mass of options can be somewhat overwhelming to start with. The four different difficulty levels do help to simplify it a little but for those who love detail in their turn-based strategies, Alders Blood has it in droves. My only word of warning is it’s difficult. The wind direction might be a cool feature but it’s also an unpredictable enemy that can cause you to lose a round.

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Similarly, as the world is engulfed in darkness, the people (including your trusted hunters) are prone to corruption and can turn on you just as you start making progress.

The graphics are all in 2D and there are plenty of animations for the various characters. The cut scenes use little to no animation and are more akin to reading a graphic novel, using more static panels instead of fully animated cartoons.

The sound is as eerie as the visuals, with a muted soundscape, shrill monsters screeches, and deep grunts. The voice acting is sporadic but well-acted.

Overall, during my four-hour playtime, I was pleasantly surprised at the sheer depth of the game, whilst being darkened by the miserable bleakness of the world they have created. I can see myself losing many more hours exploring this fascinating world but also getting frustrated at the swaying difficulty levels. For fans of turn-based strategies and dark graphic novels, you will find your happy place within the desolate world of Alders Blood but if you prefer you turn-based strategies a little easier (and with a bit more positive energy) then perhaps Phoenix Point might be more your cup of tea.

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How Advanced Technologies Made Their Way into the Online Gambling Sector https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2021/11/23/advanced-technologies-in-gambling/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 23:17:41 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13141 VR1Technology has had a major impact on society and all of our lives, allowing us to live more comfortably and longer. While technology has been important for breakthroughs in medicine and science, they’ve been equally as crucial for the entertainment industries. Among these is the gambling industry, which has seen a significant shift over the […]

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Technology has had a major impact on society and all of our lives, allowing us to live more comfortably and longer. While technology has been important for breakthroughs in medicine and science, they’ve been equally as crucial for the entertainment industries. Among these is the gambling industry, which has seen a significant shift over the past two decades. 

Online technology has caused a complete change in how people gamble, with more people now choosing to use online casinos and sports betting sites rather than land-based options. As more people sign up to use these sites, a growing number of gamblers are benefitting from the technology that they use. 

Top online casinos are now making use of the best technology to give gamblers the most exciting and realistic experience possible. From live games and VR to secure payment methods and instant payouts, the online gambling industry has come a long way. Here are a few of the most advanced technologies being adapted for online gambling.

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Mobile Gaming

Almost everyone now owns a smartphone, which is capable of not just making calls and sending texts but connecting to the internet and making use of apps. The online casino industry has taken advantage of the rapidly evolving smartphone technology, resulting in casino games that are optimised for mobile play.

As a result of this, the vast majority of online gambling sites, including casinos and sportsbooks can be accessed from a mobile. A growing number of gambling sites also offer mobile apps, which can be downloaded to make the experience even more enjoyable for the users. Through an app, users can bring their favourite games or place bets wherever they go, taking the fun with them while away from home. 

VR and Live Gambling

Virtual Reality (VR) is a relatively new technology that offers a fully immersive experience to the user. The technology involves a device that is worn over the head, which then transmits a 3D simulated environment to the user. In the simulation, the user takes control of an avatar, using their movement or a controller to move around and interact with the virtual world. This form of gaming is incredibly immersive, and many casino developers have started making use of the technology too. 

The next generation of casino games will be integrated with VR, allowing players to get the full casino experience from their homes. Live casino games already do something similar, allowing players to sit at a real table with a dealer who’s live-streamed from a casino studio. With VR, online casinos will be more fun than ever. 

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Crypto Payments

Cryptocurrencies are taking the world by storm, going from a very niche topic to being one of the most talked-about assets of 2021. The global cryptocurrency market cap is now worth over $1 trillion, and there are thousands of coins that make it easier and safer for people to store and transfer money. 

A growing number of online gambling sites have started accepting crypto payments, facilitating fast and simple deposits and withdrawals. Crypto payments tend to be faster and give players more options over how they play. In addition, they’re more secure than entering card details, which allows players to be more confident to sign up and place wagers on sports or casino games. 

Advanced Encryption

Another detail that’s helped ensure players are more trusting of the sites they use is advanced encryption technology. Modern gambling sites use encryption to help keep player details secure when they sign up and play. Encryption ensures that player data such as personal information and payment details are kept out of the wrong hands, making gambling sites much safer to use. 

 

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Download Minecraft Bedrock 1.19.0, 1.19.10 and 1.19.20 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2021/11/17/download-minecraft-bedrock-1-19-0-1-19-10-and-1-19-20/ Wed, 17 Nov 2021 14:16:14 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13128 Wild UpdateDownload Minecraft PE 1.19.0, 1.19.10 and 1.19.20 apk with a working Xbox Live: meet a cute frog, go to the swamp and look for fireflies. ** Get 8% off Minecraft Here ** New Creatures in Minecraft Bedrock 1.19.0, 1.19.10 and 1.19.20 – Wild Update Explore the possibilities of the new version of Minecraft 1.19.0. Amazing […]

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Download Minecraft PE 1.19.0, 1.19.10 and 1.19.20 apk with a working Xbox Live: meet a cute frog, go to the swamp and look for fireflies.

** Get 8% off Minecraft Here **

New Creatures in Minecraft Bedrock 1.19.0, 1.19.10 and 1.19.20 – Wild Update

Explore the possibilities of the new version of Minecraft 1.19.0. Amazing mobs, biomes, structures, and crafting await you.

Play in an updated world where there are no bugs. Mine resources in dark caves and interact with skulk blocks.

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Warden

Information about the mob appeared in version MCPE 1.17.41. But it wasn’t until Minecraft 1.19.0, 1.19.10 and 1.19.20 that Warden began to appear in the world.

To fight this monster one on one, you have to activate the acoustic sensor and then make noise.

Mob has a colossal size, which makes it incredibly dangerous. This is the strongest opponent in the game.

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Sculk blocks

Previously, the blocks were only available in the dark depths in release Minecraft Bedrock 1.18.0.

However, with the update of Minecraft PE 1.19.0, 1.19.10 and 1.19.20, the blocks have become available in the deep dark city.

All objects have different textures and can react to the player.

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Frog

A cute mob who lives in the swamp in Minecraft 1.19.0, 1.19.10 and 1.19.20. Several types of frogs have been added to the game. The kind of creature depends on their swamp.

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Firefly

Fireflies live in Minecraft PE 1.19.0, 1.19.10 and 1.19.20 in the swamp. The type of firefly does not depend on the region, so mobs everywhere will be the same.

The only use of these insects is food for frogs.

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Mangrove Swamp

In Minecraft 1.19.0, 1.19.10 and 1.19.20 the area around the mangrove swamps is filled with mud blocks and trees. Here players can find mangrove trees and get new wood from them.

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Deep Dark

Now in the biome, you will be able to find not only skulk blocks, but also deep dark cities. In Minecraft PE 1.19.0, 1.19.10 and 1.19.20 these structures are incredibly bulky and take up most of the territory.

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Boat with Chest

A good way to store resources. A boat with a chest holds many items. In addition, you can use this transport to move around the world in MCPE 1.19.0, 1.19.10 and 1.19.20.

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Darkness

A special effect that appears in Minecraft 1.19.0, 1.19.10 and 1.19.20 is due to the lack of light. The darkness makes it difficult to see the area around you, so you may have difficulty.

 

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Reasons For The Emergence Of Esports In The Olympics Games Volume https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2021/11/17/reasons-for-the-emergence-of-esports-in-the-olympics-games-volume/ Wed, 17 Nov 2021 13:31:42 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13139 esportsEsports are open competitions in famous computer games such as Counter-Strike, StarCraft, Dota 2, League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm, World of Tanks and others. The phenomenon is relatively new. The first tournaments on the game StarCraft took place in the late 1990s. But a large audience of such tournaments have come to gather […]

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Esports are open competitions in famous computer games such as Counter-Strike, StarCraft, Dota 2, League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm, World of Tanks and others. The phenomenon is relatively new. The first tournaments on the game StarCraft took place in the late 1990s. But a large audience of such tournaments have come to gather only in recent years. Organizers of sports competitions and players earn on sponsorship contracts, advertising, and selling broadcast rights. strong,

Prospects for eSports as a Phenomenon

Esports should be considered a full sport. Allow top esports teams to perform at the Olympics necessary for the Olympics to remain relevant to new generations. But it will not be easy to add esports to the Olympic program because of the large number of technical nuances and diverse development of esports.

Championships are held under the auspices of one of the developers of computer games or major esports organizations. For example, publisher Dota 2 holds a tournament with the largest prize pool in the industry. Some games can be difficult for the untrained viewer to understand.

It is not clear what requirements the International Olympic Committee will impose on the esports athletes. Right now, European, Asian and American pro gaming teams managers are making sure that esports athletes lead healthy lifestyles and maintain fitness. This is necessary to create an image of esports. It is important to break the stereotype that computer games are interesting only to people who do not watch out for themselves.

But giving up the usual foods and drinks may discourage esports athletes from participating in the Olympics. On the other hand, there is already experience when sports organizations hold esports tournaments. For example, FIFA holds the World Championship on the computer game of the same name.

The Olympic Committee is a rather conservative body. It will have to be convinced that the sport will be relevant for many years to come. Esports will bring stable income from advertising. The industry is young and dynamic. But that may not be enough for the International Olympic Committee. They will be scrutinizing how many athletes are involved in the sport, and how many countries are involved.

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Future Prospects for eSports

Esports are much more popular than Olympic disciplines like dressage or curling. In fact, they are more popular than most mainstream sports. Only 28% of British boys ages 16-19 watch any traditional sporting event live. Fifty-seven percent of them play video games.

Some might argue that esports are the wrong sport.  But video games are very competitive. Professional leagues have already been created that draw crowded stadiums.  There are only 200 tennis stars in the world who can make a living playing tournaments.  Unlike League of Legends, a fantasy game played by esports teams of five, more than 1,000 are well paid.  Its World Cup finals last year were watched by 44 million people.

New sports were always unpopular at first.  The king of England tried to ban soccer in 1314. He thought boys should learn archery.  In 19th-century America, church leaders objected to baseball.  The best Esports require as much skill and dexterity as many regular sports. Professional gamers typically perform five actions per second.  Video games are also cheaper and more accessible than, for example, sailing or horseback riding.

What advantages do esports have that professional sports lack?

Policy

Professional sports have long moved beyond positive competition into sublimation of war. States refuse to participate in championships, boycotting the host nation. Esports teams from different countries are bred not to find out who is better for political reasons. All of this goes against the original idea of the Olympic Games. There is no politics in esports. In that sense, esports is more international and open.

Audience

Professional sports is inevitably losing ground in terms of audience. According to Mediascope, broadcast coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics was the worst in 20 years, despite expanding digital broadcasting capabilities. The younger generation is particularly affected. With each passing year, young people are opting for a gadget screen rather than a TV. The development of streaming online services contributes to the outflow of this part of the audience.

Do eSports Need the Olympics?

Esports can rejuvenate the Olympics and boost their ratings. But the question of the Olympics’ usefulness for the virtual competition industry remains open. Today, the prize pools of major esports competitions are in the tens of millions of dollars. Games of the top teams in CS:GO and Dota 2 in terms of views have surpassed many Olympic sports.

According to a report on the esports market from the company Newzoo, in 2021 the worldwide revenue of the industry will exceed $1 billion. In parallel with betting on classic sports, a new trend – betting on esports – is developing. Approximately 90% of bets are placed on League of Legends, CS:GO and Dota 2 video games. These games are literally based on violence, which is still unacceptable to the International Olympic Committee. 

But it can hardly be considered the problem of esports, because the representatives of the industry think that in the coming years the popularity of virtual games betting will equal baseball, hockey and basketball betting.

The inclusion of esports in the Olympics program will undoubtedly draw the attention of young people to such competitions. But will esports benefit from it? Many computer games are too complicated for the untrained viewer to understand. Therefore, they are unlikely to add a new age audience. But do not forget about the importance of status in today’s world.

To summarize, it is worth noting that including esports in the list of Olympic Games would be a good decision for the International Olympic Committee and for the fans. The only good thing is that today there are active discussions on this issue. 

 

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Tech Review: Spirits Gaming Headset | Sades https://www.gamingdebugged.com/2021/11/14/tech-review-spirits-gaming-headset-sades/ Sun, 14 Nov 2021 16:16:58 +0000 https://www.gamingdebugged.com/?p=13119 Spirits-Gaming-HeadsetSince the advent of streaming, gaming headsets are not just about audio quality and mic clarity. Nowadays, they are a fashion accessory and extensions of your personality. From chunky black beasts to pink with kitten ears, your headset is not just seen by friends and family, but sometimes the whole world. The Spirits range from […]

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Since the advent of streaming, gaming headsets are not just about audio quality and mic clarity. Nowadays, they are a fashion accessory and extensions of your personality. From chunky black beasts to pink with kitten ears, your headset is not just seen by friends and family, but sometimes the whole world. The Spirits range from Sades is a celebration of its 10th Anniversary and comes in 10 diverse colours to suit your style needs. But what are they like I hear you say… Here’s my review of the Spirits 10th Anniversary Gaming Headset from Sades.

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The range of colours will be the first thing that will draw you to the Spirits range. From the eye-bleeding orange, yellow, green and red, to the more subtle powder pink, lavender purple and ocean teal, there is a colour to suit your style. The chunky earcups and fat headband mean that the colour is far from subtle.

The second thing you will notice is the amazing price, at £17 or $25, Spirits are an absolute bargain for the quality.

The oversized ear cups also house the volume wheel and microphone button, on the left ear cup, making it easy to mute and adjust the volume. The size doesn’t mean they are heavy though. Overall, they are lightweight and come with comfortable pads on headbands and earcups. The interior pads use soft skin-friendly leather on the ear muffs for maximum comfort.

The Spirits range is equipped with 50mm speakers and delivers crisp stereo sound. The 3.5 mm 4-pole Jack means maximum compatibility across your devices and is cross-platform from consoles to VR. The wire was a nice surprise, as the white-coated cable has a lovely soft material finish that is particularly tactile.

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The omnidirectional mic comes on a flexible arm that can be easily bent to fit your face or simple slid up and stowed. When in use, the mic works well and has good feedback when in the throes of battle.

But what about the sound. It’s surprisingly good for the budget price, much better than you might expect. Sounds are full, and you’ll undoubtedly notice much more background detail than you would through your TV speakers or equivalent. The Bass sounds are a little lacking, but you can’t have everything. My set was tested on Destiny and Aliens Fireteam Elite with no issue in sound quality.

Overall, the low price point and range of colours make this ideal for families, when everyone demands something different. They are not the best on the market but for £20 the Spirits deliver much better sound quality than you’d expect. Some will find the construction is plasticky and baby-toy like, but if you enjoy bright, bold colours and fashion statements, then you’ll certainly enjoy the Spirits range. There is a good chance that they won’t last as long as a more expensive headset, but for around £20/$30 these are pretty fantastic.

Check them out on Amazon here>>

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