Author: Soeren Kamper

Internet requirements for an enjoyable online gaming experience

Online games constitute a popular pastime for the modern generation. Publishers frequently publish online video games, whether competitive multiplayer shooters or immersive MMORPGs. Thus, you need a reliable internet connection to enjoy those thrilling moments in combat.  But just how much internet do you need to play online games? Well, this guide will help you learn all about it. Data transfer during multiplayer games When you connect online to play a favorite game, sets of data go back and forth from the server. Unlike movies or music, you can’t rely on one-way transmission, as games need an immediate response from user input. The data transfer occurs for the following events. Keyboard and mouse input Controller input Microphone input Text chat Location of every player State of the game world Server notifications Video and audio files for the game are already installed in the system, so those often don’t need streaming….

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How BioWare Should Improve the Nar Shaddaa Nightlife Event

Having launched in 2008, Star Wars: The Old Republic has enjoyed sustained success through regular events and DLC expansions. The developers, BioWare Austin, have explored many corners of the galaxy, but the one event that they seem to go all-in on each year is Nar Shaddaa Nightlife. Once again this year, Nar Shaddaa Nightlife has been a hit, bringing in a whole heap of appealing items to be won in its casino games, but overall, the formula remains much of the same. So, after so many years of this event clearly being a hit, how can it get better? 2022 Nar Shaddaa Nightlife delivers on the potential rewards Taking place on Mek-Sha, this year’s Nar Shaddaa Nightlife in-game event changes the scenery, expands the gaming options, and loads up on potential prizes. Among the big hitters include Kingpin’s Predator and Grigna Mount, Gammorean Bodyguard Companions, Proud Pritarr Cub, a Replica…

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Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes: Developer Insight: Skiff Guard (Lando Calrissian)

The guys over at Capital Games has just announced Lando Calrissian as teh Skiff Guard who went undercover in Jabba’s palace to help save Han. UNIT NAME: Skiff Guard (Lando Calrissian)ALIGNMENT: LightCATEGORIES: Light Side, Attacker, Hutt Cartel, Scoundrel, SmugglerCunning Scoundrel Attacker who assists his allies and gains ramping damage the longer he stays undercover ABILITIES: BASIC: Double Dealer Final Text: Deal Physical damage to target enemy. Skiff Guard (Lando Calrissian) gains a stack of Deep Cover (max 5) for the rest of battle, which can’t be copied. Deep Cover: +10% Defense Penetration and Potency SPECIAL 1: Cutter Vibro-Ax – Cooldown 3 Final Text: Deal Physical damage to target enemy. This attack gains 10% Defense Penetration and 20% Offense per stack of Deep Cover on Skiff Guard (Lando Calrissian). If Skiff Guard (Lando Calrissian) has 5 stacks of Deep Cover, inflict target enemy with 2 stacks of Damage Over Time for 2 turns and Armor…

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Why Star Wars Is Still The Most Successful Film Franchise Ever

It’s been almost 40 years since the first Star Wars movie was released, and the franchise shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, it seems to be only gaining momentum, with new movies, TV shows, video games, and merchandise being released on a regular basis.  The fabric of the Star Wars universe is so rich and detailed – even the characters’ names in Star Wars are uniquely creative. If you’re curious, you can even take this quiz to find out what your Star Wars persona would be! But what is it about Star Wars that keeps fans coming back for more? There are a number of factors that have contributed to the enduring popularity of Star Wars. First and foremost, it is a well-crafted story with complex characters and an engaging plot.  The original trilogy (Episodes IV-VI) was particularly well-received, with critics praising its high production values and clever…

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Get Your Energy Levels Up Just In Time for the Weekend: Your Guide To Gaming Supplements

Working a full-time job can be rough sometimes. When you get home, you might find yourself having dinner, maybe spending a little time with your family, watching a show, and then probably falling asleep. It’s sort of a vicious cycle. Do you feel like you never seem to have time for your other hobbies, like gaming? Are you often too tired to play your favorite games or have a difficulty finding the time for them? If you do, you’re not alone. Many gaming enthusiasts need to find ways to incorporate gaming into their otherwise hectic lives. One way to help you get the energy you need to jump back into your favorite hobby is to try some energy- boosting game supplements. Energy and reflexes are the life’s blood of any gamer, so keeping those levels up is vital to any gaming session. Today, we’re going to cover what they are,…

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SWTOR: “All That’s Left” Short Story

It has been a whille, but finally the good guys and girls over at BioWare Austine is releasing new story content for Star Wars the old Republic. Here is the latest short story named “All that’s left”. Enjoy: “Sa’har?” That voice–so familiar, despite the years since she last heard it. It sounded impossibly far away, yet close enough that she swiveled her head in search of its owner. “Sa’har–is that you?” The voice, its edges rippling with echoes, was louder. Closer. She ran toward the sound, but her feet were heavy… like stone. “Sa’har! I always knew you would find me. I’m… so happy to see you.” And there he was. Sa’har reached a trembling hand toward the brother she had not seen since she was taken to be trained by the Jedi. As her fingers inched closer, she could see her brother’s gaunt face was marred by fear, by…

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SWTOR: Test your luck during the Nar Shaddaa Nightlife event!

The guys over at BioWare Austine just annonced that the annual summer event, Nar Shaddaa Nightlife, is back! Test your luck at the Nar Shaddaa casinos starting August 2nd at 12:00 PM UTC until September 13th at 12:00 PM UTC. Last year, we introduced a stylish new reward, the High Roller Shades. For the new edition of this event, we’re introducing new rewards inspired by this item: the High Roller Weapons! These new rewards can be obtainable by testing your luck on the Emperor’s Grace Slot Machine, located in the main areas of the Star Cluster and Club Vertica Casinos. 00:08/00:10(Visor effect changes when entering combat stance.) (Picture above show the High Roller Weapons. From left to right bottom: High Roller Blaster Pistol, High Roller Blaster Rifle, High Roller Cannon, High Roller Sniper Rifle, High Roller Lightsaber, and High Roller Lightstaff.) In addition to these new weapons, we’ve added the…

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Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes: Developer Insights – Ben Solo

Son of Han Solo, Supreme Leader of the First Order, and fallen Jedi, Ben Solo is making his way to the holotable in Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. More specifically Ben Solo as he is at the end of The Rise of Skywalker. This makes him the perfect unit to power up your Light Side squad and crush the rising Sith threat! UNIT NAME: Ben SwoloALIGNMENT: LightCATEGORIES: Light Side, Attacker, Unaligned Force UserA powerful Force user whose internal struggles have long placed him on the edge of light and dark ABILITIES: BASIC: A Shadow Within Final Text: Deal Special damage to target enemy and inflict Defense Down for 1 turn. If the target enemy is a Tank, this attack deals 100% more damage. If the target enemy is an Attacker or Support, inflict Offense Down and Potency Down for 1 turn. If the target enemy is a Healer, inflict Speed Down for 1 turn. SPECIAL 1:…

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SWTOR In-Game Events for August 2022

Here are the ingame events for Star Wars: The old republic for the month of August 2022 Nar Shaddaa NightlifeDate: August 2nd – September 13th, 2022 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 12:00PM GMT)Requirement: None! Test your luck at the exotic Star Cluster and Club Vertica Casinos with the return of the Nar Shaddaa Nightlife event! Rare and extravagant rewards await high-rollers or those touched by Lady Luck. For those of you wanting a change in scenery, the event has broadened its horizons and is also happening on Mek-Sha. New Daily Missions and a rewards await all those flushed with credits. FEATURED REWARDS: Kingpin’s and Nightlife Socialite Armor Sets Phrojo Nuray and Gammorean Bodyguard Companions Vectron Magnus and Kingpin’s Rancor Mounts Kingpin’s Predator Mount Taxidermy Stronghold Decorations Cartel Market Certificates High Roller Shades Replica C1-4W Mini-pet Kingpin’s Grigna Mount Blast Pad Floor Trap and Frost Floor Trap Stronghold Decorations New High Roller Weapons New Lucky Pritarr…

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The 10 best maps for boosting in Overwatch

Overwatch is a really beautiful game with a perfect blend of detail and arcade graphics. The wide variety allows for an extensive color palette, Blizzard must have had a lot of fun creating the game. Part of the beauty of Overwatch lies in the design of the levels. Each map is unique, with its own distinctive visual design and gameplay. Some maps are hated by the community because they’re pretty obnoxious, but most of them are excellent. I’ll take a look at the top 10 maps of Overwatch. These are the ones you should look at if you want to refresh your memory on a certain skill set, because knowledge of the map is a super important skill for overwatch ranked boost. Also find the most interesting map to play in custom games! 10. Junkertown Maps like Shantytown are always welcome in first-person shooters, especially when Blizzard’s creativity is behind…

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Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes: Developer Insights – Krrsantan

The guys over at Capital Games are happy to introduce you to Krrsantan, the vicious Wookiee warrior, who is now coming to the holotables! UNIT NAME: KrrsantanALIGNMENT: Dark SideCATEGORIES: Dark Side, Tank, Leader, Bounty Hunter, Hutt Cartel, ScoundrelInfamous Bounty Hunter Tank with an intimidating presence and unstoppable raw strength ABILITIES: BASIC: Knuckle Duster Final Text: Deal Physical damage to target enemy and inflict Potency Down for 2 turns with a 10% chance to inflict Shock for 2 turns. If all allies were Hutt Cartel at the start of battle, and Krrsantan is Taunting, inflict Evasion Down and Shock on target enemy for 2 turns. SPECIAL 1: Ferocious Fusillade – Cooldown: 3 Final Text: Deal Physical damage to target enemy. Gain Defense Up and Taunt for 2 turns and recover 10% Health and Protection. If the ally in the Leader slot is Hutt Cartel, gain Protection Up (50%) for 2 turns and recover 5% Health and…

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Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes: State of the Galaxy: July 2022

The guys over at Capital Games have an exciting State of the Galaxy focused on two major announcements: an upcoming Title Update with many quality of life changes for Mods, and a new Galactic Legend. But that’s not all, we have a new Capital Ship that will rival the Executor and a marquee that will tie into the new Bounty Hunter Galactic Legend. KRRSANTAN The mercenary and bounty hunter Krrsantan is coming to the holotables soon. You can find Krrsantan’s kit here and read more about him in his Dev Insights article on our forums here. Krrsantan brings with him a brand-new tag: Hutt Cartel. This tag is being added to a number of existing units who have had strong ties to the Hutts and we feel benefit the most from this new tag. Boba Fett, Embo, Cad Bane, Greedo, Gamorrean Guard, Mob Enforcer all receive the new tag beginning with the next update….

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Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes: Developer Insights – Raven’s Claw

The guys over at Capital Games are happy to introduce you to Raven’s Claw! A Rebel ship crewed by Kyle Katarn that is able to dictate the flow of battle Read below for more details. UNIT NAME: Raven’s ClawALIGNMENT: LightCATEGORIES: Support, Jedi, Rebel ABILITIES: BASIC: Force-Guided Laser Cannons Final Text: Deal Physical damage to target enemy. If Raven’s Claw had Foresight at the start of turn, attack a second time and dispel all buffs on the target enemy. Target Lock: Call another random non-Scoundrel Rebel ally to assist SPECIAL 1:Out of the Sun (CD=4) Final Text: Deal Physical damage to all enemies and remove 50% Turn Meter from the target enemy. If Home One is the allied Capital Ship, instead remove 100% Turn Meter and inflict Daze and Target Lock for 2 turns to the target enemy. UNIQUE: Battle Flow Manipulation Final Text: At the start of battle or when Reinforced, for each other active non-Scoundrel…

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SWTOR In-Game Events for July 2022

Here are the ingame events for Star Wars: The old republic for the month of July 2022 Relics of the GreeDate: June 28th – July 5th, 2022 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 12:00PM GMT)Requirement: Level 50+ Explore Ilum’s contested area in the Western Ice Shelf to uncover the mysterious purpose of the Gray Secant, an enormous ancient Gree starship. Get ready to face a powerful opponent that awaits you at the center of this ancient vessel. Visit the in-game News Terminal located on Carrick Station in the Republic fleet or Vaiken Spacedock in the Imperial fleet to get started on your adventure! FEATURED REWARDS: Reputation with the Gree Enclave Gree Digitization Cube White, Red, and Blue Scalene Armor Gray Helix Weapons L1-L Defender, L1-L Scout, and Miniature Gray Secant Mini-pets Cyan Sphere, Blue Sphere and Red Sphere Vehicles …and more! Pirate IncursionDate: July 12th – July 19th, 2022 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 12:00PM GMT)Requirement: Level 20+ The…

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Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes: Developer Insights – Admiral Raddus

The guys over at Capital Games has posted a new developer insight. This time we are talking about the Rebellion’s most prominent fleet commander, Admiral Raddus, is making his way to the holotables! This Mon Calamari Admiral breathes new life into the Rogue One faction with abilities Protective Shot, Blue Squadron Air Support, and Inspiring Maneuver. Raddus is key to adding the Spark of Rebellion to his allies, as well as enabling them to Upload the enemy’s top secret plans to give Hope to his allies on the battlefield. Admiral Raddus’ Grand Arena Omicron will give players a powerful Rogue One squad. UNIT NAME: Admiral RaddusALIGNMENT: LightCATEGORIES: Support, Leader, Rebel, Rogue OneA brilliant Rebel tactician who supports his allies by buying time for them to carry out their mission ABILITIES: BASIC: Protective Shot Final Text: Deal Special damage to target enemy and grant the weakest ally gains Protection Up (20%) for 2 turns. SPECIAL 1: Inspiring Maneuver (CD:6)…

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Looking for an online casino, here is what you should look out for

The rise in online casinos popularity can be attributed to their convenience for gambling enthusiasts. With one accessible on multiple devices, there’s no wonder they’ll make a dime while glued onto their phone or laptop! While there are many things to consider when choosing new casinos, such as licensing and customer support services offered by them – here is an outline of what you should be looking out for considering PrivateCasinos. The importance of checking the license and reputation before gambling It is essential to make sure that you’re working with an online casino which has been appropriately licensed by law. You should also note if they have any history of problematic behaviour, as this could lead to your money or personal data being compromised somehow! To ensure the safety and security of all their customers, casinos must meet specific requirements. These include regulations on player identity verification and keeping…

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SWTOR Galactic Season Objectives: Final Weeks of Season 2

Just a heads up. The second season of Galactic Seasons in Star Wars: The old Republic, will start with the new Legacy of the Sith expansion. As The Developers over at BioWare Austin mentioned in the Galactic Seasons 2 ‘Shadows of the Underworld’ article, the Daily and Weekly Season Objectives will be communicated on a month-to-month basis. Here is the list of the Season Objectives from June 7th – July 5th, 2022. As a note, Season 2 of Galactic Seasons will end with the 20th week on July 5th, so get in your final season levels while you can! Week 17 (June 7th – 14th) Daily Influencing the Galaxy Earn 25,000 Personal Conquest Points across your Legacy. Weekly March Across the Galaxy Earn 200,000 Personal Conquest Points across your Legacy. Utilizing the Shadow Defeat enemies across the Galaxy with Fen Zeil as your active Companion. Mutual BeneficiaryTurn in Underworld Syndicate Plans to…

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SWTOR: New R-4 Anomaly Operation boss and Manaan Daily Area now on PTS

The guys over at BioWare Austin has added the new R-4 Anomaly operation boss and Manaan Daily area to the public test servers. So now is the time to check it out, and let the developers know about any bugs. Below are the official news: In a previous phase of PTS, players were able to test three of the R-4 Anomaly Operation bosses. As we head into the last phase for 7.1, players can now test out the next boss, Lady Dominique, on Story Mode. In order to access this content on the PTS, follow the steps below: Copy your level 80 character over to the Public Test Server Head to Mek-Sha’s Slugfall Harbor area The northernmost ship dock will have a PTS Gear Vendor to get you equipped for the Operation. The entrance to which will be located at the end of the same pier In addition to these…

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How casino industry can be improved?

Overview From the last decades the gambling industry has shown numerous transformations. It started providing a range of games, including everything so that a gamer doesn’t move in disappointment. Nowadays the concept of online casino is in trend, with this gamer doesn’t have to go to casinos for gambling, they can just visit the website of a casino and can commence gambling. These websites are filled with everything that a gamer seeks for. Moreover, the introduction of cryptocurrency in casinos has immensely helped to grow the portfolio of gamers and profits of casino owners. Let us look at some of the trends that are transforming gambling and casino industry The crypto will continue to dominate the gaming and gambling industry. With many online platforms accepting crypto this from year. The traditional methods of transaction will still remain as an option, because not everybody accesses crypto. But in the long run…

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SWTOR In-Game Events for June 2022

Here are the ingame events for Star Wars: The old republic for the month of June 2022 The All Worlds Ultimate Swoop Rallyrong>Date: May 31st – June 7th (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 12:00PM GMT)Requirement: Levels 20+ In the growing shadow of war, swoop fans across the galaxy descend on Dantooine, Tatooine, and even Onderon for the sport’s biggest spectacle—The All Worlds Ultimate Swoop Rally! They’re packing the stands, eager to take their minds off their troubles and cheer their favorite swoop gangs. The bikers are here to take on dangerous challenge courses, show off their piloting skills, and flaunt their souped-up swoop bikes. The thunder of the engines, the deafening applause from the fans, the wind battering their helmets… there’s no bigger rush for these thrill seekers. Despite their reputation as wild rebels whose makeshift courses disregard local districting restrictions, swoop gangs aren’t a serious threat to anyone–something all true swoop fans know! They…

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Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes: Event Calendar – June 2022

Here is the Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes  community calendar for June 2022: Here is a list of some of the upcoming events for June 2022.DISCLAIMER: ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Daily Login Character for June: Baze Malbus You will probably notice that this month’s schedule has been adjusted to accounted for an upcoming Title Update. We will be changing some event rewards (such as Grand Arena Championships) and running several extra events (Assault Battles, Galactic Challenges and a special login calendar) to account for different schedule. This is due to an upcoming Title Update that we do not want to launch in the middle of Grand Arena Championships or Territory Wars. We will have more to say on the Title Update in the future but we wanted to share info on what’s actually changing with the schedule and how we are adjusting rewards to match our usual schedule. Grand Arena…

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