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LIST OF ARTICLES


Some History on Ubisoft

Posted on:04/18/2017
Headquartered in Rennes, France, Ubisoft Entertainment SA, has suffered ups and downs, but nonetheless stays strong. Known for titles such as Prince of Persia, Far Cry, Just Dance, Watch Dogs, and Assassin’s Creed, it’s a big competitor against other companies such as Electronic Arts and Bethesda. Its Uplay app is also a competition against Steam. 1990 - Started Developing, not a st... Read More>>
 

Earmark That Irresistible Yearn for the Zen

Posted on:03/13/2017
Tech experts and various computer enthusiasts, from what it seems to be an uncontested case, are blown away by AMD’ next-generation processor. As it appears, great raves have been undeniably uttered these past few weeks about the American semiconductor giant’s first-rate processing chip – the Ryzen. With its very recent launch, the Ryzen, which is built on the innovative Ze... Read More>>
 

Etiquette in Team Gaming

Posted on:03/03/2017
Everyone loves a good game. Even better when in multiplayer cooperative modes, the players work together to reach the goal. But what if players don’t do what they ought to? What if they just stare around, use up all of the party’s Phoenix Downs, or just outright storm into the building without first throwing a flash bang through the door? 1. You’re a medic, and you don’t ... Read More>>
 

Notes on Intel®’s Tick-Tock Model

Posted on:03/03/2017
Though Intel has scrapped the previous “Tick-Tock” CPU production model, it is still good to note how well it has gone through the years. Intel’s “Tick-tock” design is not very visible to the layman’s eye. At first glance, it doesn’t seem very important. But if you look at the specs of the Intel® processor, this cannot be farther from the truth. ... Read More>>
 

The Everyday Sound: FD F210X High Fidelity Wireless Speaker

Posted on:03/03/2017
When going through our everyday lives, music is a near-requirement in keeping the stress off. And with good speakers comes good music. It looks simple. Its weight is manageable. Connections to it, such as the auxiliary cable and bluetooth, are very easy to connect. We did not need to find our own auxiliary cable since it has its own. The F&D 210X’s bass is easy to configure. It is perfec... Read More>>
 

Call of Duty Two-Worders

Posted on:03/03/2017
With Call of Duty's remastered version released, we should look back at some of Call of Duty:Modern Warfare storyline's memorable two-word quotes. 1. "Crew expendable."In the player's first deployment as an SAS operative, they attack a ship carrying nuclear material. When Captain Price, the lead captain, is asked about how to engage the unarmed mariners, he says straightforwardly: "Crew expenda... Read More>>
 

Maximizing your Overdrive

Posted on:02/24/2017
Rock Band™, by the developers at Harmonix Studios, is a tough competition in the rhythm game market. Guitar Hero and DJ Hero can’t quite catch up with the diversity and allure of the colors of the Rock Band series. A big plus with all Rock Band™ games is the Overdrive, Rock Band’s version of Guitar Hero’s Star Power. Overdrive gives a new, much brighter color schem... Read More>>
 

Battlefield: Sequels and Prequels

Posted on:02/24/2017
Battlefield™ by DICE and Electronic Arts is a great game indeed. If you don’t want Call of Duty’s lack of realism but abhor the realistic military simulation of ARMA, you should opt for Battlefield. Battlefield’s sequence of titles would easily make one misled. Numbers, numbers, numbers – and all of it only differing in setting. 1. Battlefield 1942 (2002) Though ... Read More>>
 

Gaming Modding Tools

Posted on:02/24/2017
Making mods for the PC can be fun, especially when you realize that you can only mod as properly on the PC.. There are many modding tools out there, and most are specific to their respective games. Here’s a short list: 1. G.E.C.K. for Fallout 3 The Garden of Eden Creation Kit, or G.E.C.K. is the modding tool for Fallout 3. First mentioned in the computer log in the game’s Vault 10... Read More>>
 

Robbing a Jewel Store

Posted on:02/24/2017
GTA V has plenty of backlash – and with good reason. Sexual themes, extreme violence, outright cussing – all of it in one tin can. Since the start of Rockstar North’s infamous masterpiece of a game series, Grand Theft Auto has been hated by critics, and loved by fans. In GTA V, one of the first heists in the game is the Jewel Store job. Crew Selection A heist is nothing w... Read More>>
 

Overclock: Why and How

Posted on:01/19/2017
Overclocking has been around for decades. Overclocking is a gamer’s dream come true – push your computer to the limit to maximize performance and generate better frame rates for better displays. The most common way to overclock has always been to enter the BIOS, set up new frequency and bandwidth parameters, and voila, you have a more powerful machine. Why should I overclock? Simpl... Read More>>
 

The Best Gaming Computer

Posted on:01/19/2017
2016 is a big jump in the tech world. From the new GDDR5X interface, the PCI-Express 4.0 socket, and not to mention the more affordable price range of some Pascal architecture chips, this year has given us a year of new horizons. We learned much from this year’s innovations, and we ought to point them out in this article. In this article, we’ll try to make the most powerful PC for 201... Read More>>
 

How does a GPU work

Posted on:01/18/2017
GPUs are marvels of technology. They are the driving force of the PC gaming community – they separate the PC from the consoles. A gaming PC is nothing without a GPU. There are many GPUs out there. The GPU competition has always revolved around the NVidia brand or the AMD brand. Their chipsets are also used by other manufacturers, such as MSI, EVGA, Sapphire, Palit, and more. GPUs also come... Read More>>
 

In Memoriam of These Studios

Posted on:01/18/2017
A lot has happened in the past two decades in the world of PC gaming. People cheer with titles such as those of Half Life and Starcraft. Game studios made so much buck that some even jumped into the mosh pit of the concert of the stock market. Boom! Headshot to glory! But go back to your seats, Blizzard and Valve LLC. This article is dedicated the memory of the game companies that brought us the... Read More>>
 

Looking Back: Fallout Series

Posted on:01/18/2017
You think Bethesda Softworks owned Fallout since ever? Think again. The franchise is originally by Black Isle studios, published by Interplay, and Bethesda only bought it in 2004. There came a time when you never saw through the PIP Boy, never saw a Bloatfly face to face, and never got to punch Centaurs in the chin in first person. There was a time… …when Fallout was isometric and... Read More>>
 

PC Master Race in 2016

Posted on:01/18/2017
Just when you thought the PC Master Race were unstoppable, somehow, consoles fight back in their own ways. 2016 is a huge blow to the PC Master Race’s majestic throne. In the E3 2016 showcase for example, games native to consoles were all over the place. Yes, ALL OVER THE PLACE – no place for the PC Master Race to fit in. The Last of Us 2, for example, brought with it serious hype.... Read More>>
 

Final Fantasy XV

Posted on:01/18/2017
Square Enix released this Final Fantasy title in the 4th quarter of 2016. Get ready to quest, dash, and dice as Noctis Lucis Caelum, face muscle and magic, and travel across this new Final Fantasy world with the game’s cast and crew. Players get to play in an open world. As per Final Fantasy standard, Noctis needs company -- he has Gladiolus, Ignis, and Prompto -- although only Noctis c... Read More>>
 

NVidia Entry Level Cards

Posted on:01/18/2017
These are entry level graphics cards – they do not require an auxiliary power cable from the power supply unit. This means they get all the power that they need from the PCI-E slot. Video cards such as these do not require as much power as discrete video cards that need auxiliary cables. Entry Level cards are easier to use since all they need are a straight-away connection and a driver in... Read More>>
 

Shovelware

Posted on:01/18/2017
 

A Flash Game’s Anatomy

Posted on:01/18/2017
There are many parts to flash animation, not just simple visuals Read More>>
 

Flatscreen vs Curved Screen

Posted on:01/18/2017
 

Realism in First Person Shooters

Posted on:01/18/2017
Simplistic Graphics: Games that use simple visuals, such as blocksFantasy Setting: Sci-Fi or high fantasy worlds are usedEasy Death: Some games have very easy killing thresholdsVehicles: Not all FPS are run-n’-gunFear Factor: True-to-life shooters should simulate fear Read More>>
 

Where the Stories of Successful People in IT Overlap

Posted on:01/18/2017
Success stories are inspiring. They point us toward what might we experience on our way to our own success, leading us to our own stories, and one day, we might actually make our own. Successful people are interviewed every now and then. Some are given the opportunity to give speeches. Here are three similarities of all the stories, speeches, and experiences. 1. Left into the fray of the open... Read More>>
 

Quick Bio: Gabe “Gaben” Newell

Posted on:01/18/2017
Gabe “Gaben” Newell is one of the most powerful people in the gaming industry. We kid you not: Gaben has a net worth of $4.1 billion as of the 4th quarter of 2016. Known for co-founding Valve Corp. (Half-Life, Counter Strike, Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead), and subsequently as director of Steam, he has his name etched in the rocky world of Memes, in the stone steps of Business, and of... Read More>>
 

Timeline of Windos Features

Posted on:01/17/2017
 

Why do gamers tend to hoard games?

Posted on:01/17/2017
Gamers are common, and among those gamers, game hoarders are a normal everyday sight as well. They tend to gravitate towards game sales, such as Steam sales, clearance days, and the occasional unappreciative 9 year-old. This leaves the gamer a basket of games that he/she might play barely, if at all. Plus a laughing 9 year-old. Ok, so why exactly do they hoard games in the first place? 1. &ldq... Read More>>
 

Review: Watch Dogs 2

Posted on:01/17/2017
With Aiden Pearce’s adventures finished, Martin Holloway is on the spotlight now in Watch Dogs 2 (stylized WATCH_DOGS2)by the ever-amazing Ubisoft Montreal game studio for Playstation 4, XBox One, and PC. The story continues after the events of the first Watch Dogs game, and the plot unfolds with references to the first. Watch Dogs 2, however, is set in San Francisco, unlike Watch Dogs, i... Read More>>
 

The Console Wars and the Rise of the PC Master Race

Posted on:01/24/2017
Once upon a time, we enjoyed board games, played trading cards, and scattered around playgrounds – UNTIL THE VIDEO GAME NATION ATTACKED! Now, as a kid back in the 90s watching Goku beat up Piccolo, all I really wanted was a Gameboy. You know, those grayscale portable consoles? They weren’t really all the rage, but suddenly they were after the release of the Gameboy Color and later o... Read More>>
 

Review: Rise of the Tomb Raider

Posted on:01/17/2017
To celebrate its 20th year anniversary since release, Tomb Raider is out again in another form in 2016 as Rise of the Tomb Raider is released. Play as Lara Croft, travel far off lands, and explore. The story of the Tomb Raider continues in this game with the protagonist Lara Croft. A sequel to Square Enix and Microsoft Studios’ Tomb Raider release in 2013, Rise of the Tomb Raider continue... Read More>>
 

Comparison of Fallout 3’s Game Engine with Fallout 4’s

Posted on:01/17/2017
Gifts sometimes look bad, but as the saying goes, “it’s the thought that counts.” The same goes with gaming – it’s the gameplay that counts, not the graphics. Animations may be graphical, but sometimes its results can be detrimental (or beneficial) to gameplay. The silver balance of gameplay mechanics and eye-catching graphics is deadly, and those few that let both... Read More>>
 

Gaming Review: Sid Meier’s Civilization VI

Posted on:12/21/2016
When we hear the name Sid Meier we are bound to think of one thing immediately: Civilization. Currently at the 6th step on the stairway to fame, Civilization is a tough game to beat in that stairway, as video games use their crab claws on their way down and up and down again. Rated 9.4 in IGN as of this writing, this game has the throne’s handles tight on its arms. Its genre is like no o... Read More>>
 

Good ol’ Rockband 4 Keeps Making DLCs

Posted on:12/21/2016
Rock Band, Harmonix’s flagship instrument-based rhythm game, has been around since the start of the second generation of the console wars. Playstation 2, XBOX, Wii -- It catered to all of them, and as the series keeps piling up and slowly losing momentum, apparently, Harmonix decides to make a turn, from Memory Lane, to Fame Avenue. Sure, it was released in the fourth quarter of 2015, but... Read More>>
 

Bill Gates’ Misadventures

Posted on:12/21/2016
Microsoft founder Bill Gates is a genius. As of October 2016, more than 60% of the world’s computers use the Windows operating system. And let’s not forget the Microsoft XBOX, whose user base reached 39 million in the third quarter of 2015. You might wish you were him, but with his crazy moments, you might actually be very much alike. 1. Water skiing with a fractured leg Like any ... Read More>>
 

Code Family Tree and Uses

Posted on:12/21/2016
*Non-compiled Languages such as BASIC not Included sh(Shell) Although not exactly a language, the shell has its own set of commands, native to what it is and what platform it is in. bash Used in Linux platforms, bash takes on simple commands of execution and processing of mathematics. C One of the earliest, most powerful languages around, at least, for human readable code, it functions ... Read More>>
 

Freelancer: My Favorite Game Ever

Posted on:12/21/2016
Bet you don't know about Freelancer. It's as old as my pet turtle (and believe me, my pet turtle is old) but has the gameplay of a next-gen game. Fly through space in a single-seater spaceship, blast your way through pirate fleets, or be a trader and make loads of moolah, or be a lone wolf space hooligan. It's up to you. Now why do I like it? 1. You can be anyone you want You can be a pirate.... Read More>>
 

InterServ’s Heroes of the Dungeon Action RPG Mobile Game Begins Beta

Posted on:12/21/2016
Critically acclaimed Taiwanese game developer InterServ International brings us a new, fresh, and overall beautiful 3D mobile action game. Boasting great improvement over generic RPGs, the game Heroes of the Dungeon promises an experience never before seen on mobile. The game is an RPG playable both in multiplayer and single player modes, and is now out in beta all over Southeast Asia. Heroes ... Read More>>
 

Ezio’s Hidden Blade

Posted on:12/21/2016
Ezio used a blade different from the one that his predecessors used, in that he didn’t have to cut off one of his fingers. Read More>>
 

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Console Commands. Not quite old, but still a chunk of gold.

Posted on:12/21/2016
Get a massive map, non-generic baddies, a huge selection of items, and an endless supply of dragons to kill, you get Skyrim. Start the console by pressing the tilde (~) key. Let’s start with basics. To toggle god mode, type TGM. To toggle Immortal mode (never lose health less than 1 point) type TIM. Typing these means you get to slash and smash (for Elder Scrolls savvies out there, remem... Read More>>
 

Remastered Games -- Games Resurrected!

Posted on:12/21/2016
Old games are getting a new makeover in this generation, as remastered versions are out for the gamer in you. The new generation of gamers wants a new generation of games, of course – and what better way to do that than to let them savor the games of the past by patching up the old games and making them next-gen-friendly? Good news first. (Skyrim Banner) The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is... Read More>>
 

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate® -- Killer Easter Eggs

Posted on:12/21/2016
I won’t put just about everything there is for the gamers out there who haven’t played the game yet and don’t want serious spoilers. Killer easter eggs are all over Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – and pretty much all of the Assassin’s Creed games, all of them ready to assassinate the easter egg hunter in you. Here are some. 1. The game’s Mary Anne Disraeli... Read More>>
 

Defense of the Ancients 2 – Gone Mad!

Posted on:12/21/2016
With the same roster of heroes as the first Defense of the Ancients, DOTA 2 decides to create a new hero. Did I say “hero”? I meant – “Heroes!” Gamers all over the world beware. Looks like the baby of DOTA Allstars has plans to create its new heroes outside of the ones from the earlier DOTA lineup. We’re not talking about just a few – we’re talki... Read More>>
 

John Wick: The Impossible Task

Posted on:12/21/2016
So you want to become a mob-hating dog-hugging car-loving bounty hunter with a bloody past? This game is for you! Run and gun in goggles, shoot and reload in virtual reality, and kill without a sweat… as John Wick. (Disclaimer: Despite how cool this game is, Keanu Reeves will not be playing as Neo, but he’ll be totting machine guns nonetheless.) VR is all the craze (so much t... Read More>>
 
 
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