Posts tagged with "gaming"

Vodafone Demonstrates 5G Power

Vodafone demonstrated the power of its 5G network by inviting British YouTube star Tom Cassell (aka Syndicate) to test-run a number of games from Hatch, the cloud gaming platform. The event took place at the Bullring Shopping Centre in Birmingham where Birmingham City University students, studying Games Development and Computer Science, were also invited to compete against Syndicate in games streamed via the 5G network, allowing super quick response times and zero lag.

The UK Gaming industry is worth £3.86 billion, which accounts for more than half of the UK’s entertainment market

Tom Cassell said:

5G is completely changing the landscape when it comes to gaming on the go. The lower latency and the faster speeds available on 5G make it easier to play higher intensity online games such as Fortnite, as well as streaming games in real-time on Hatch.

Prof Mac Sharma, Computer Science Professor at Birmingham University observed the demo and said:

Mobile gaming has increased at least 10% year on year for the last 10 years. It rose 14% last year and with the advent of 5G I predict that it will almost double in the next couple of years.

Hatch is built for the 5G network, allowing gamers to play instantly with no downloads, updates or adverts to interrupt play. Subscribers have access to more than 100 premium mobile games. Vodafone customers who sign up through the VeryMe Rewards app will be able to connect and game against friends.

Top Online Casino Games

Gambling has become a part of many people’s lives, especially those who have an irresistible thirst for risk, unforgettable adventures and new experience. The world of gambling is truly amazing: the most diverse content exists in this industry. In gambling, no one is going to judge the machine for the plot or graphics; money settles the matter. There are lots of slot machines you can play online; authentic old school and new ultramodern machines are really popular with users from all over the world.

Slot machines of the new generation are replete with realistic pictures and detailed animation, while the soundtrack is nothing less than a masterpiece. You can easily see it for yourself the moment you play online casino games at King Billy. It’s worthy of note that all manufacturers who’re willing to be established in the changeable and demanding gambling industry are now focusing on the game quality.

Widespread Games

Obviously, slots, roulette, and blackjack are the most widespread casino games. Slot machines cover up to 80% of the industry. It’s not surprising since dozens of gaming software developers release at least one slot per month and all of them are realized shortly after the presentation in the lobby of an online casino.

The second place is shared by roulette and blackjack. Operators are trying to diversify these types of games introducing unordinary types like roulette with no zero or mini-roulette. However, these are not all games you can find in online casinos. Try your luck playing craps, baccarat or video poker. If you’re a fan of instant winnings, then you should give preference to a lottery or scratch cards.

The large part of the slot machines can be found in land-based casinos; however, the RTP will be much lower there than the one on the web. That can be easily explained: land slots require expensive maintenance, so you’ll have to pay tax. Therefore, casino owners are forced to reduce the RTP.

Things To Pay Attention To

You attempts are going to be failed in case you are trying to find an online casino with no bonuses. Each establishment offers different loyalty programs: deposit bonuses, free spins, reload and high roller bonuses. It’s worth getting insight into the casino bonus offers since this topic is especially significant for players.

● What else is important when you play for real money is whether the website is user-friendly or not. The design has to be pretty to look at, not too bright, as well as it should have convenient navigation and the software which can quickly launch games.

● Pay attention to the volatility, whether it’s high, medium and low. Such a way, low volatility makes it possible for players to get a lot of small wins; every third or fourth spin will let you win. Choosing high volatility, be sure to take care of the bankroll size; you should have enough money for a long session.

It’s worth keeping in mind it will be possible for you to enjoy a gaming session only playing in a reliable, trustworthy casino.

Earning Money Via Your Phone: Three Best Options

In the world where technology is the main pillar, almost every person strives to keep up with the ever-changing technological trends. That’s why each of us has a cell phone, and in most cases, we pick modern as well as highly functional versions. Accessing Internet via one’s phone is something incredibly commonplace — we do that when we are bored at home, when we’re travelling, and even when we’re at work. The amount of time spent on mobile Internet is staggering! How about earning money when you’re doing it, though?

There are three best and easy ways in which you can make money with your phone. First, you can download various applications and get paid for it. Second, you can try online casino – games like slots can be both stimulating and profitable, so visit website https://slots.io/ to learn which of them are available and pick the one you think is most interesting. Finally, you can solve captcha for money. Let’s regard them more thoroughly.

Downloading Applications

New companies along with independent developers often launch an application available through phone. Naturally, they want to increase visibility of their products, so they offer money to those who download them. Sure, you won’t earn much, but the income will be quite steady. Check the available list, choose preferred payment method, and start earning!

Online Casino

There are three most popular games that people choose when they join online casinos. They include the following:

· Slots

· Blackjack

· Roulette

Slots are probably the most popular choice regardless of the country, age, or gender because they require no knowledge of special strategies. They are fun and they are based on luck entirely. You can win but at the same time, you can lose just as easily. Roulette falls into the same category, though it’s a bit more serious. You need to learn about different types of bets, such as inside and outside ones, and if you want to earn actual money, you have to be observant and daring.

Blackjack is the most difficult game because it requires memorizing lots of strategies for best results. So, it can bring money but you’ll have to work hard and learn a lot before you can do that. In any case, you’re guaranteed to have a great time, and money will be an additional bonus.

Captcha Solving

Ever saw captcha? Solving it is very annoying. But when you actually earn money for it, it gains an unexpected allure! You’ll be surprised to learn how many options there are. Look for sites or install a captcha application on your phone. The tasks are never-ending, so you’ll be earning for as long as you want!

As you can see, earning money via your cell phone is easy. Pick any of the three described options and start making money. Stay realistic, though. If you want a chance to earn an actual fortune, online casino is the best bet. Captcha and applications download are good as a part-time income.

The Music behind the Slot Games We Love

Rocking Out with Slot Games

When it comes to slot games, it’s fair to say that we’ve come a very long way from the original one-armed-bandit. These days, players can chose from a kaleidoscopic array of online slot machines. Gameplay styles can range from the standard format of 3 reels and 5 paylines to games with 5 reels and hundreds of paylines, and each game has its own special features and accompanying storyline. Modern graphics are truly out of this world and they are accompanied by incredible sound effects.

Slot games have become so popular that online casinos dedicate much of the space in their game libraries to this genre. And their popularity hasn’t gone unnoticed by the big guns in both the movie and music industry. We’ve seen a massive rise in the amount of brand-themed slot games that tie into to a particular movie, TV series or musical artist.

Today, we’re focusing in on music slots and the artists that are featured within them. Software developers have long been aware of the power that music has on the psyche of the player. It’s highly unlikely that you’ll ever come across a game that is devoid of all sound effects – of course, you have the option to turn them off, but you’re unlikely to do so; who wants to sit in total silence? Even a game of mobile blackjack will have a few bells and whistles to get you in the mood – check out https://mobile-casino.ca/games/blackjack and see for yourself. And now, not only do slots have sound effects, they have full on soundtracks.

Rock On…

..On the slots that is. Musical artists have been quick to see the benefits of allowing themselves to become the theme of a slot and have their music feature heavily within it. As previously mentioned; slot games are insanely popular. So if your music is part of a popular slot game, you’re going to get an incredible amount of exposure and potentially gain a whole new fan base.

Veteran rock bands, such as KISS and Guns N’ Roses, both have slot games dedicated to them and their music. And both have had sell out tours in the last couple of years – we’re not claiming that these two things are definitely connected, but we are saying that there are probably a lot of new, slightly younger, fans at their gigs that might not have been there pre-slot game!

Jimi Hendrix has a slot game dedicated to him, and there’s truly something magical about hearing those crazy electric guitar melodies ripping through the reels while you sit there spinning! Jimi never goes out of style and the popularity of his slot game proves it. Fans, young and old, can’t get enough of a game that provides a soundtrack that goes straight to the heart. And the right music certainly makes losing easier to bear! American Idol has got in on the slot game act too. Their slot game showcases new talent and gives players a chance to feel as though they are part of the show.

It’s no secret that rock stars live lives of extravagance and excess, and it’s no secret that most of us wish we could too. We play slot games for one reason only – to win a life-changing jackpot. So it makes sense to combine rock music with a game that has the potential to make all our wildest dreams come true. Seeing those rock stars on the reels and hearing their music while the reels are spinning is the probably best incentive ever to keep placing bets. If you want to party like a rock star, you’ve got to take risks like a rock star!

Women In Media

Women’s Media Center Releases 2019 Status of Women in U.S. Media Report:

Men dominate news, entertainment and digital media

94 studies — including new research from WMC — detail the shape and scope of women’s participation in media

Click here to read the full report.

The Women’s Media Center (WMC) today released its 2019 report on the status of women in U.S. media, which shows that despite some gains, men still dominate in every part of news, entertainment and digital media.

“The Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2019” is comprised of 94 studies, including original research by WMC and aggregated research from academia, industry and professional groups, labor unions, media watchdogs, newsrooms and other sources.

Julie Burton, president of the Women’s Media Center, said the data in the report paints a stark picture. “The media is in a state of great disruption, but despite all of the change, one thing remains the same: the role of women is significantly smaller than that of men in every part of news, entertainment and digital media. It is clear that a cultural, systemic shift is necessary if all parts of the U.S media are to achieve gender and racial parity and move toward a world where stories fully represent the voices and perspectives of diverse women,” she said. “Research spotlighted in this report shows that diversity boosts corporate profits. When boardrooms, newsrooms, studios and tech companies fully reflect the faces, genders and myriad talents of our society, we’re all exceedingly better served.”

The report includes several original WMC studies, including “Divided 2019: The Media Gender Gap,” an assessment of where women stand as media writers, reporters, correspondents and anchors in the major news media platforms, including the prime-time broadcast news programs, print publications, wire services and online news sites. Across all media platforms, men receive 63 percent of bylines and credits; women receive only 37 percent.

“Women have been fighting for greater parity and equality in the news media for decades,” said Maya Harris, co-chair, Women’s Media Center. “This report shows that more work needs to be done to level the playing field. Women and our male allies will not rest until we see wholesale change.”

“When we watch the evening news, we’re not seeing an America that truly reflects all voices,” said Pat Mitchell, co-chair, Women’s Media Center. “Too often, the voices we hear and the images we see are men’s. Men largely are reporting and telling the story even though women represent more than half the U.S. population.”

The report is inclusive and also features WMC’s “The Status of Women of Color in the U.S. News Media 2018,” which offers a rare look at where women journalists of color are — and aren’t — in legacy print, radio, TV, and digital news.

“Missing women of color in the newsrooms of this country is an injustice in itself, and an injustice to every American reader and viewer who is deprived of great stories and a full range of facts,” said Gloria Steinem, WMC co-founder. “Inclusiveness in the newsroom means inclusiveness in the news. Racism and sexism put blinders on everyone.”

In an expanded section on tech, social media, gaming and engineering, “Status 2019” also spotlights the growing threat online to women in media and the perils of failing to protect free and safe speech.

“As part of their day-to-day work, women journalists often face a torrent of harassment, denigration, and threats. The point of this hostility is to silence women, most frequently women of color,” said Soraya Chemaly, director of WMC’s Speech Project. “The onus continues to fall on women’s shoulders as individuals.  Media companies have to develop institutional responses to these threats if they are serious about building inclusive organizations.”

Here are the Status report highlights in traditional print and online-only, radio and television, news consumption, entertainment media and technology, social media, gaming and engineering:

In news media: print and online-only:

  • The American Society of News Editors’ latest tally found that women comprised 41.7 percent and people of color 22.6 percent of the overall workforce in those responding newsrooms.
  • Sports desks at 75 of the nation’s newspapers and online news sites earned a “B+” for racial diversity, a “D+” for gender and racial diversity, combined, and a sixth consecutive “F” for lack of gender equity. (Associated Press Sports Editors)
  • Editors of the nation’s 135 most widely distributed newspapers are overwhelmingly male and White. (Columbia Journalism Review)
  • 69 percent of news wire bylines (AP and Reuters) are snagged by men, 31 percent by women; 63 percent of TV prime-time news broadcasts feature male anchors and correspondents; 37 percent feature women; 60 percent of online news is written by men, 40 percent by women; 59 percent of print news is written by men, 41 percent by women. (Women’s Media Center)

In news media: radio and television:

  • A record number of women are employed in TV news, including as news directors, but fewer women and people of color work in radio news. (Radio Television Digital News Association)
  • Women owned 7.4 percent of the nation’s commercial TV stations. (Federal Communications Commission)

In entertainment media: film, TV & online streaming:

  • Over 12 years, through 2018, men accounted for 93.4 percent, or, 654, of the 704 individual directors of the highest-grossing films. Women accounted for 6.6 percent, or, 46 of those 704. (University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative)
  • The number of women working on-screen in television and online streaming entertainment shows declined 2 percentage points from 2016-17 to 2017-18, when 40 percent of all speaking characters were female and 60 percent were men. (San Diego State University’s Center for the Study of Women in Television & Film)
  • The share of women among nominees in the Oscars’ 19 non-acting categories rose slightly from 23 percent to 25 percent from 2018 to 2019, but women were shut out of nominations for cinematography, directing, editing, original score and visual effects. (Women’s Media Center)
  • The proportion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer regular (LGBTQ) characters cast during the 2018-19 broadcast TV season — 8.8 percent of 857 regular characters — was the highest tallied in 14 years. (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)

In tech, social media, gaming, engineering:

  • 45 percent of U.S. gamers were female, reflecting continued, year-over-year increases in female gamers. (Entertainment Software Association)
  • Over a decade, there was no significant rise in the number of female tech workers and Black tech workers. (U.S. Government Accountability Office)
  • 53 percent of women and 16 percent of men said they had been harassed at work. (Women Who Tech)

Click here to read the full report.

About The Women’s Media Center

The Women’s Media Center, founded by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem, is an inclusive and feminist organization that works to make women visible and powerful in the media. We do so by promoting women as decision-makers and as subjects in media; training women to be effective in media; researching and exposing sexism and racism in media; and creating original online and on-air journalism.

Tilted Nation Gaming Mouse

TILTED NATION IS RELEASING TWO NEW GAMING MICE: (1) FOR ENTRY-LEVEL GAMERS, AND (2) FOR MULTIPLAYER ONLINE BATTLE ARENA (MOBA)

Tilted Nation, the gaming division of Mace Group, Inc., announced two new gaming mice designed for casual gamers and MOBA players. This new line of Tilted Nation gaming accessories focuses on suiting gamers needs with quality software, omron click durability & precise speed.

Entry level gamers do not need 20,000 DPI, complex functionality, and most of all, a price tag that shatters the fun. They need tools to help them grow:

TNDEADSHOT

• Free Software to Setup Unlimited Profiles for Quick & Easy Shortcuts

• Simple Solutions to Program all 7 Buttons, DPI (4k Max), Scanning Speeds etc.

• Enhanced Durability and Click Life Due to Omron Micro Switches

• Bigger Ergo Shape to Play Comfortably for Hours (Supporting Palm, Fingertip & Claw)

• Confidence Booster: Savage RGB Breathing Effects & 16.8 Million Colors

MSRP: $49.99

Find it here.

TNROGUE

Tilt your opponent with superior-peripheral weaponry that is engineered, specifically, for fast juking actions and repetitive clicking in MOBA:

• Click Durability: Omron Micro Switches Provide Up To A 10 Million Click Life

• The Perfect Speed: Adjust DPI From 200 To 10,000 For Increased Performance

• Less Fatigue: Due To The Ultra Lightweight Design Weighs Only 88g

• Faster Clicks Per Minute: Claw Grip Shape, Naturally Encourages Faster Clicking

• Custom Software: Program RGB Effects & Colors, Hotkeys / Macros, Speed etc.

MSRP: $49.99

Find it here.

ABOUT TILTED NATION

Tilted Nation is an elite gaming peripheral company recently developed by Mace Group, Inc., which is a 25-year manufacturer of computer input devices & electronic accessories. Our mission is to build a nation of united gamers that thrive off of positive support, fun and enjoyable interaction across the globe.

All offers subject to change without notice or obligation and may not be available through all retail partners. Prices listed are manufacturer’s suggested retail prices and may vary by retail location. Applicable taxes extra. Trademarks used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Tilted Nation / Mace Group, Inc. Other

product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

The Best Casino Songs Of The 21st Century

The affinity for high-stakes gaming and casinos dates back centuries, all the way to ancient Rome. Some of the most famous players from centuries past include Voltaire, Thomas Jefferson, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Winston Churchill. So it should come as no surprise that a love of gaming has greatly influenced popular culture over the years, with entire films, songs, and books being dedicated to the subject.

Casino songs have a long history as well. You may already know of songs like “Viva Las Vegas” by Elvis Presley or “Desperado” by the Eagles, but how many casino-themed songs do you know from the 21st century? Check out the following list to see how a love of gaming has influenced some of the greatest artists of the century.

Poker Face by Lady Gaga

Released as a single for her 2008 album “The Fame,” “Poker Face” helped launch Lady Gaga’s career. The song won for Best Dance Recording at the 52nd Grammy Awards, and it was nominated for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year. “Poker Face” reached No. 1 in the U.S. and abroad and is Lady Gaga’s second diamond-certified song.

All I Wanna Do Is Play Cards by Corb Lund

This song is featured on his 2005 album, “Hair in My Eyes Like a Highland Steer.” In 2006, the album was named Album Of The Year by the Canadian Country Music Association. In the song, Lund talks about how he wants to neglect all of his responsibilities in order to play cards. But since his passion helped him write a great song, what’s the harm?

Waking Up in Vegas by Katy Perry

Like “Poker Face,” “Waking Up in Vegas” was also released in 2008. Even though it was released on her album “One of the Boys,” it didn’t hit the radio until 2009. Upon release, it became a smash hit. The song celebrates the gaming and partying lifestyle of Las Vegas and is a must for anyone there hoping to get the party started with appropriately-themed tunes.

Vegas by Sara Bareilles

“Vegas” was released in 2007 on Bareilles’s second album, “Little Voices.” It’s a different sort of love song than “Waking Up in Vegas,” but it presents Vegas as one of the places where dreams come true. In the song, Bareilles sings: “Gonna sell my car and go to Vegas / ‘Cause somebody told me / That’s where dreams would be.” Give this song a listen if you’re looking to chill out with a quieter tune.

Pokerface by Ghostface Killah ft. Shawn Wigs

This song is featured on Ghostface Killah’s 2006 album, “More Fish.” The album reached No. 6 on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums and No. 13 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums in the U.S. Ghostface Killah and Shawn Wigs are all about the casino life, so naturally the song is packed with references to the World Series of Poker and the appeal of no-limit tournaments.

The Dealer by Stevie Nicks

Although this was originally written in the ‘70s for a Fleetwood Mac album, the song wasn’t officially released until 2014. It was re-recorded for her album, “24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault,” and released as a single after a bootleg version of the song became popular on YouTube. The song is Stevie Nicks at her best, so fans of her and Fleetwood Mac will appreciate this cards-themed track.

Pretty Vegas by INXS

Fans of Vegas and alternative rock will appreciate “Pretty Vegas” by INXS. The song was released on their 11th studio album, “Switch,” in 2005. “Switch” was the first INXS album to feature J.D. Fortune — who had won CBS’s contest “Rock Star: INXS” — as lead singer. “Pretty Vegas” became a top-40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 list in the U.S. and reached No. 9 on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) charts.

The love of casinos and gambling has inspired some pretty incredible musical artists. Enjoy these tunes during your next Vegas vacation on while playing at casinos online. For online players, they can check out this review of Liberty Casino and other casinos, to get the most out of their experience. Rock on!

Reasons For Software Developers To Rule The World Soon

Wherever one looks in the modern world, there is always a digital element in it. We are becoming more and more used to the fact that this world is unlikely to exist without Internet and all of the perks it brings. When it comes to the way everything is organized online, the huge thanks obviously go to the bunch of people all over the world, called software engineers. Owing to their efforts we are able nowadays to enjoy a variety of online solutions, especially in the field of business and entertainment.

In this article, we will focus more on how important software engineering is in the field of entertainment with people living great parts of their lives online. So if you are really interested to learn more about poker software and its development in the modern world, stay tuned as this is exactly what we are going to talk about below.

Why The World Needs Software Engineers?

If you are not totally new to the whole engineering thing, you probably understand the reasons behind its enormous popularity and demand. Otherwise, it may seem weird that we are talking about online games and this whole industry from the perspective of the software solutions.

The thing here is, though, that people usually cannot quite appreciate the quality apps and websites they are using for entertainment on a daily basis as have no idea of how these are being done.

Therefore, we have prepared for you a few statements on how software engineering makes things easier and why people learning or practicing this profession will play even larger role in the nearest future:

● it helps systems to work: when it comes to everything we do at work starting from the moment of opening our mail and up to the preparation of the PowerPoint presentations, everything was created by a software engineer. Same for the gaming industry, every game that you see online must have been thought through by a person of this profession;

● it helps organizing the processes: if you as a business owner or entrepreneur wish to start an online gambling business, you would definitely need some solution which would satisfy your business demands and perform the awaited functions. Owing to the fact that things never work by themselves, there should be a system which would bring all the elements in motion and this one is usually secured by the engineers;

● it allows for adjustments and flexibility: it is important to note that almost all software solutions are customized to the needs of each particular business and therefore in many cases are simply necessary for those.

All in all, with the growth of people’s online presence, the online gambling industry needs its heroes and these undoubtedly are skilled and sharp-minded software engineers.

ASTRALWERKS x NINJA

In a first for the music and gaming worlds, Astralwerks and Tyler “Ninja” Blevins have joined forces on a groundbreaking new project, Ninjawerks. Ninja, who is the world’s biggest gamer, announced the album earlier today at TwitchCon in San Jose, CA.

Many of today’s most acclaimed electronic artists have been tapped to soundtrack Ninja’s gaming world. Ninjawerks will be available in digital, CD and vinyl formats. Look for songs and other content to be launched in the weeks ahead, including a wide range of merchandise, Ninjawerks accessories and original artwork.

“I’m stoked about this project, first because I truly love the music, but also because I think this is another big step towards bridging the gap between music artists and gamers,” said Ninja. “Our worlds keep getting more and more connected, and this feels like the next step — hopefully this can become the soundtrack to gaming. It’s also amazing to partner with Astralwerks and Capitol Music Group, because they bring so much credibility to the album. I mean. Come on. Get your ears ready.”

Astralwerks General Manager Toby Andrews added, “Partnering with Ninja and taking our first step into the gaming world simultaneously as a label is an extremely exciting proposition, and we couldn’t be happier to be announcing Ninjawerks. Working with Ninja and his team at Loaded to curate and conceptualize the album and the coming campaign has been remarkable. Through the hard work and dedication of a lot of people, it’s great to see this project come to life and expand the possibilities of what we can offer artists.”

NIGHTMARCHERS

Nightmarchers – Alpha Preview Invitation

Wyrmbyte Studios invites you to join us in paradise! Well, sort of… Nightmarchers will be hosting interviews and previews in the coming days. We’d love to get you into an early build of the game, connect you to Wyrmbyte for a tour, and see what you think of our Hawaiian epic.

Nightmarchers is an open world RPG shooter which crosses the glory of Hawaiian mysticism with the post-apocalypse of destruction. In this Moana meets Mad Max RPG you will explore the island paradise to rid the land of deadly raiders and unlock the secrets of the gods. Using weapons and abilities to build your character, play through the story and explore our vast world. Resources, weapons, and choices make Nightmarchers exciting for players who want action mixed with an in-depth storyline.

Take a look at what the game has to offer below:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kceKBnbTEJA