The PlayStation 4 Pro and 4K Internet Bandwidth

Midpoint consoles usually flop, as they offer no new real advantage over the basic current-gen console that would keep a customer from waiting for the proper next generation market entry. The PlayStation 4 Pro, with 70 million worldwide sales before the beginning of 2018, blew that assumption out of the water. Why? The PS4 Pro […]

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The Importance of Latency in Online Gaming

When it comes to Internet speed and online gaming, latency is a term that frequently gets thrown around. What is latency in online video games? Latency, measured as ping, refers to the average total time that it takes your gaming device to send data to the game server, and back to your device. Latency is measured […]

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Is the New ESPN Plus Streaming Service a Gamechanger?

News hit this week about ESPN introducing a new content streaming service. The fact ESPN Plus costs only $5 per month raised the eyebrows and hopes of many sports fans. This price undercuts the $8 estimated monthly fee cable and satellite subscribers pay for the family of sports channels – whether wanted or not. Let’s […]

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Dragonball FighterZ and your Internet Performance

The FGC (Fighting Game Community) has been looking for a new flagship since the disappointing launch of Street Fighter V, and we may have it in Dragonball FighterZ (pronounced “Fighters”). The game is relevant, up to date with the Dragonball Super storyline, and has an absolutely incredible look. I will never get tired of the […]

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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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