The Game Developers’ View on Net Neutrality

With the repeal of the FCC’s Net Neutrality rules in December, game developers of all types expressed concerns for the future viability of their craft. Given that both independent and AAA developers are relying more on digital distribution than retail, it’s not just development plans but also distribution and communications that might present bottlenecks. The […]

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo decided to leave 2017 with a bang, releasing the masterful Xenoblade Chronicles 2 in December in time for the holidays. The game is still generating interest as 2018 starts, and with good reason. The Xenoblade 2 storyline is a common motif – hero symbiotically aligned with powerful weapon that bad people want. However, the […]

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Destiny 2 — Curse of Osiris — Can your ISP handle this Online Video Game?

The team behind the most expensive dud in video game history somehow determined that the sequel warranted further expansions – hence the Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris DLC. Well, this Destiny is destined for the disappointment bin, just like the Destiny 2 base game. The entire playthrough took a grand total of two hours. The climactic […]

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Mass Effect Andromeda and its Internet Performance as a MMORPG

Mass Effect Andromeda has a multiplayer element, and in our humble opinion, it’s awesome. Instead of going head to head—which we secretly hoped for—players must work cooperatively to take out wave after wave of brutal alien forces. Players must also complete objectives for the Andromeda Initiative while killing enemies. Even if you carry out the task first, you […]

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The PlayStation 4 and its need for more Bandwidth

Many of you likely took advantage of the Black Friday sales to purchase a new PlayStation 4 video game system. Great sale prices abounded for both PlayStation models – including the PS4 Pro – as well as Microsoft’s Xbox One line. However, with all that extra gaming horsepower comes an additional thirst for the household’s […]

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Call of Duty: WWII on the PS4 and your Internet Speed

If you’re a fan of first-person shooter games, like Call of Duty, you know the importance of Internet speed. A mere second can make or break a game. It can mean the difference between a sweet headshot, a toe shot, or just no shot at all, if it’s bad enough. Not having a decent Internet connection […]

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A Game Developers’ View on ISP Performance

Online gaming has evolved a great deal over the past two decades. With humble origins in Flash games made for early websites, to MMORPGs like Everquest breaking the mold in the 1990s, online gaming has exploded into several different categories and is one of the fastest-growing segments of the games industry. Online gaming traffic clocked […]

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Need for Speed Payback — an ISP Performance Review for Online Gaming

Payback is perhaps the appropriate subtitle for the latest entry in the Need for Speed catalogue. The EA racing series suffered more than a few missteps during its 2015 reboot. One has to believe that the Payback title was, at least in part, Ghost Games and EA acknowledging and attempting to correct those criticisms. Payback […]

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The Xbox One X – Microsoft enters the 4K Videogaming World

With the PlayStation 4 Pro already taking a share of the 4K videogame market, Microsoft joins the fray with its own top of the line console. The Xbox One X aims at high-end gamers looking for the most immersive experience possible. Of course, an ISP with a copious amount of Internet speed and bandwidth is […]

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4K Smart TV — Is There Enough Content?

One of the hottest items this holiday season is the 4K Smart TV. A large number of electronics retailers and department stores are offering deals on these televisions that sport a resolution significantly greater than standard 1080p HD. Considering the lack of 4K content provided by cable and satellite companies, the question must be asked:  […]

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