Gaming – Free Portal http://free-portal.ro/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 16:04:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://free-portal.ro/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/cropped-icon-32x32.png Gaming – Free Portal http://free-portal.ro/ 32 32 The Wildcat Gaming lobby is open to all students https://free-portal.ro/the-wildcat-gaming-lobby-is-open-to-all-students/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 16:02:36 +0000 https://free-portal.ro/the-wildcat-gaming-lobby-is-open-to-all-students/ Surrounded by students wearing headphones, fingers flying above keyboards as they remained laser-focused on their computer screens, President Gayle Hutchinson and Associate Student President Krystal Alverez threw their entire bodies into a epic Mario Kart game. Diving left and right, leaning deep into every turn, the friendly competitors laughed and gasped as the surrounding crowd […]]]>

Surrounded by students wearing headphones, fingers flying above keyboards as they remained laser-focused on their computer screens, President Gayle Hutchinson and Associate Student President Krystal Alverez threw their entire bodies into a epic Mario Kart game.

Diving left and right, leaning deep into every turn, the friendly competitors laughed and gasped as the surrounding crowd cheered them on. For Kendall Ross, director of recreational sports, the official opening of the university’s new gaming hall highlighted the potential of the space in a big way.

“It’s so important. It’s a unique and awesome space that gives us the opportunity to recruit and retain students with a sense of belonging and new on-campus services,” Ross said.

The game lobby offers PC games, console games, arcade games, board games, and more. Its regular hours will be 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and students will need their Wildcat ID to enter. The entrance is located on the Warner Street side of Whitney Hall, up the exterior stairs, and next to a giant vinyl sign announcing its presence.

With nearly every play station occupied and dozens of other students watching from behind the scenes, the September 1 grand opening included tours and exhibition play. The program is run by Recreational Sports, which also oversees the University’s intramural sports, athletic clubs, and youth summer camps.

“A large group of people coming together out of love or curiosity about something is wonderful, and having a space to do that is really wonderful,” said Bennie Ksiazek, a computer animation and game development student, noting that more than 170 people tuned in to the grand opening livestream on Twitch. “It makes campus play serious and legitimized. I hope we can keep the hype going.

AS President Krystal Alvarez (left) and University President Gayle Hutchinson play a game of Mario Kart during the grand opening of the Wildcat Gaming Lobby.

The lobby’s presence makes Chico State the fifth CSU campus to have a designated play space. Esports is the fastest growing sport in the world and last year sales surpassed the music and music industries combined, Ross said.

“Our goal with this space is to create inclusive games as an alternative means of wellbeing,” she said. “We know our students play, especially as it has grown in popularity during COVID, and we want campus to be an option for that hobby and interest.”

Students said it not only fosters a positive social atmosphere and a sense of community, but it also creates opportunities to work on skills such as strategy and logic.

“Video games mean different things to different people,” Ksiazek said. “Some people use it to relieve stress. I use it to practice focus. And it’s another way to meet new people and bond with friends.

Senior Emily Ramos, an education student who admitted she was not an avid gamer, said working as a lobby staff member was a fun way to expand her knowledge and learn a new skill. She found the other students to be both welcoming and supportive, and said it was nice to have another space to entertain on campus.

“Not everyone is interested in going to WREC,” she said. “It only adds. It’s hard to say ‘Why should we have this?’ Why shouldn’t we?

Recreational Sports is working to collaborate with the Computer Animation and Games Department on partnership opportunities and to better serve students. The Gaming Lobby will also help Chico State Gaming Club move further into competitive PC gaming. The club currently has about 40 active members, with about 40 other students who show up intermittently at its events and gatherings.

“PC gaming is often considered the pinnacle of gaming. It’s the most beautiful and the most intense, and it’s also the most expensive,” Ksiazek said. because it makes it more accessible.”

A student sits at a computer and plays a video game in the new Gaming Lobby.
Ankit Vankineni enjoys the grand opening of the Wildcat Gaming Lobby.

Music industry major Senior Angel Tapia is excited to now hang out in the lobby between classes, rather than going home. She’s especially looking forward to seeing how Dungeons & Dragons can grow at Chico State with such space.

“A lot of people were expecting something like this,” added rookie Kadence Simmons, a psychology student. “I’ve heard so many people say, ‘I wish this existed when I was in first grade!’ or ‘Why did they wait to open this until I was about to graduate?’

Ross expects the space to accommodate around 45 students at a time, and given the popularity of other play activities that have been held, she expects regular attendance to be high.

For more details, visit the Recreational Sports website.

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The ROG Zephyrus G14, my favorite AMD gaming laptop, is $300 at Best Buy https://free-portal.ro/the-rog-zephyrus-g14-my-favorite-amd-gaming-laptop-is-300-at-best-buy/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 22:28:04 +0000 https://free-portal.ro/the-rog-zephyrus-g14-my-favorite-amd-gaming-laptop-is-300-at-best-buy/ The Asus Zephyrus G14 is my favorite all-AMD gaming laptop, and today the latest-gen model is cheap at Best Buy. This spec packs a Ryzen 9 6900HS CPU, Radeon RX 6700S GPU, 1TB NVMe SSD, 16GB DDR5, and a 14-inch 1440p 120Hz display – and it’s been discounted from $1650 to $1350, letting you save […]]]>

The Asus Zephyrus G14 is my favorite all-AMD gaming laptop, and today the latest-gen model is cheap at Best Buy. This spec packs a Ryzen 9 6900HS CPU, Radeon RX 6700S GPU, 1TB NVMe SSD, 16GB DDR5, and a 14-inch 1440p 120Hz display – and it’s been discounted from $1650 to $1350, letting you save $300. It’s an incredible price for this level of performance, all in a compact 14-inch chassis that’s easy to carry or use on the go.

My love affair with the G14 has been going on for some time, but the latest generation G14 reviewed by James earlier this year represents the absolute pinnacle of the Taiwanese company’s achievement. He tested the top-end version with an RX 6800S GPU, but the general lessons still apply here – performance is solid, with the machine fully capable of running AAA games at 1440p 60fps, while titles esports players can make excellent use of the 120Hz refresh rate. The screen looks great, with its taller 16:10 aspect ratio, good contrast and accurate colors, and the keyboard and trackpad are great performers too – great if you like to churn out articles about deals in the train, to take a completely random example.

Gaming battery life is the only real downside, with James logging under an hour of use in Shadow of the Tomb Raider at max brightness…although the more modest components in this model should also hold their own. translate into better longevity. Ray-tracing isn’t a strength either, like other all-AMD versions, and the lack of DLSS is a shame in a world where FSR 2.0 hasn’t yet been widely adopted despite relatively strong results. Still, these are fairly common weaknesses among other laptops with the same specs, so there’s really little to complain about with Asus’ design decisions.

If you’re in the market for a gaming laptop, grab some reviews of the G14 – including ours! – and consider buying this one while it’s available at its discounted price!

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What’s in the Gulf’s growing range of gaming and esports events? https://free-portal.ro/whats-in-the-gulfs-growing-range-of-gaming-and-esports-events/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 05:27:53 +0000 https://free-portal.ro/whats-in-the-gulfs-growing-range-of-gaming-and-esports-events/ The Gulf is getting serious about games. Following the success of new esports and gaming events in Saudi Arabia, the UAE has launched and announced several of their own. Here’s a roundup of the best in the region so far and what’s still in store. The Mena Gaming and eSports Summit The Mena Gaming and […]]]>

The Gulf is getting serious about games. Following the success of new esports and gaming events in Saudi Arabia, the UAE has launched and announced several of their own.

Here’s a roundup of the best in the region so far and what’s still in store.

The Mena Gaming and eSports Summit

The Mena Gaming and Esports Summit wrapped up in Dubai on Thursday, the second major event of its kind to be held in the GCC this month alone.

Organized by Verve Management, in association with the Emirates Esports Federation of the United Arab Emirates, the two-day event saw speakers from around the world descend on the Conrad Hotel in Dubai to discuss the latest trends in global esports. .

Among the guest speakers at the event was Matthew Pickering, who joined as General Manager of Power League Gaming in 2020, overseeing a period of rapid growth for the company. Pickering said, “Esports and gaming are the fastest growing media verticals in the world; in this context, the Mena region is the fastest growing geography in the world. »

The summit brought together developers, publishers, distributors, sports organizations, influencers, media, leagues and competitions, to discuss the region’s esports ecosystem. Along with programming trends and the impact of cloud-based and AI-powered technologies, attendees explored the future of esports in the region.

The international gaming industry is expected to become a $340 billion juggernaut by 2027, and Mena’s gaming market is expected to grow by almost a fifth to over $5 billion. The region is home to over 100 million gamers and the fastest growing gaming market in the world, thanks to a young, tech-savvy population.

Next Global Forum

Mena Gaming and eSports Summit follows the Next World Forum, an event organized by the Saudi Esports Federation, which took place in Riyadh last week. The event brought together leaders from the gaming world to discuss the future opportunities offered by the industry in Saudi Arabia. Like the Mena Gaming and eSports Summit, the event highlighted Saudi Arabia’s young population as a major driver of the industry.

“We have a population of around 34 million in Saudi Arabia and 63%, or around 21 million, consider themselves to be gamers,” said Federation President Prince Faisal bin Bandar. “So it’s a community of gamers and what we’re doing is something they’ve been looking for and striving for. It’s not just a passion, but it’s also a journey of work. and that’s what they want to do every day.

Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa al Nahyan, Chairman of the Emirates Esports Association, speaking at the Mena Gaming and eSports Summit.  Photo: Verve Management

“They want the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with government organizations and the private sector to really build something that will showcase their skills on the world stage.”

That approach is already paying off, he said, noting Gamers8, a two-month gaming festival in Riyadh, and the annual charity esports tournament Gamers Without Borders.

Saudi mega projects, including Neom and Qiddiya, have also recognized the potential of gaming not only in entertainment, but also as a social tool. Qiddiya chief executive Abdullah Aldawood said the entertainment destination would have a neighborhood “designed by gamers for gamers”.

Games for change

Building on the momentum, another big gaming conference is set to take place next month, this time in Abu Dhabi.

The first Games for Change Summit in the Middle East and North Africa will be held on October 11. The two-day event is organized by Games for Change and Abu Dhabi Gaming. It aims to connect 300 gaming industry personalities from Abu Dhabi with international experts, to discuss best practices and innovations in gaming.

Held in partnership with the US Mission to the United Arab Emirates and twofour54, the summit will feature a series of conferences, panels, workshops, networking events and an interactive arcade – exploring the business trends driving the gaming industry. .

Attendees will also hear from indie game developers and entrepreneurs from around the world share their industry experiences, as well as how games have been used to solve social issues in education, healthcare, and development. climate change.

The Games for Change game exchange brings together children from around the world to develop games that will meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  Photo: Games for Change

The Games for Change Summit is part of a partnership between Games for Change, the United Arab Emirates and the United States. This year, G4C partnered with Aldar Education and Abu Dhabi Gaming to launch a virtual exchange program connecting young people in the United States and Mena, called Game Exchange.

Students from around the world are designing games together that will address the UN Sustainable Development Goals under the themes of human rights, sustainable societies and a healthy planet. Some of these titles will be on display at the G4C Summit in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi Blast World Premiere Finale

Abu Dhabi Gaming has also teamed up with international esports brand Blast to bring the first World Finals to Abu Dhabi – where the world’s elite Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams will compete for their share of a $1 million prize pool.

From December 14-18, the tournament will see eight of the top teams compete at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island. This is the seventh and final event on the annual Blast Premier tournament schedule.

Abu Dhabi’s first Blast Global Final will involve FaZe Clan, who rose to the top of the ESL Pro League Season 15 and PGL Antwerp Major, against NAVI, who won the Spring Final in Lisbon – with six other teams to be confirmed later. during this year.

Charlotte Kenny, General Manager of Blast Premier, said the Counter-Strike Global Finals was the “ultimate” experience for esports fans and will bring its “electrifying and adrenaline-filled” atmosphere to the city.

Anime & Gaming Festival, Al Ain

The Anime and Gaming Festival will be held at Al Ain Mall from October 7th to 9th. This three-day event will celebrate several aspects of pop culture. It will include activities, exhibitions, cosplay parades as well as gaming and esports tournaments.

Organized in partnership with Uprizing, the event is the premier anime convention in Al Ain. It’s free and will include performances by local musicians as well as panel discussions on anime and games. Esports tournaments will challenge gamers to FIFA 23, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Valorant and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Dubai Esports Festival

The inaugural Dubai Esports Festival will take place from November 9-20 and will be the first international leisure event to be held at the Dubai Exhibition Center following the conclusion of Expo 2020 Dubai.

The Dubai Esports Festival will be the first international leisure event held at the Dubai Exhibition Center since Expo 2020 Dubai.  AFP

It will include a gaming competition that will pit some of the best players in the world against each other. The Initiate Summit, meanwhile, will bring together industry experts, esports stars and investors.

At GameExpo, visitors can experience a range of video games, from retro classics to the latest big-budget releases. The events are organized by the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism and the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Players8

The Gamers8 festival in Saudi Arabia featured a series of events and concerts every weekend for eight weeks and a prize of up to $15 million. The event was hosted by the Saudi Esports Federation in Riyadh’s Boulevard entertainment district, alongside concerts by international and regional artists, including Lil Pump, Balquees, Russ, DJ Snake, Nancy Ajram, Hamaki, Disco Misr, Alan Walker and DJ Axwell.

“Gamers8’s goal is to bring the virtual world of esports and gaming into the physical realm of Riyadh,” Prince Faisal said of the event. “With this in mind, our country’s capital, renowned for its enthusiasm and great passion for games, is the ideal setting for Gamers8.”

Scroll through the images of Abu Dhabi’s esports and virtual reality center Pixoul Gaming below

Updated: September 17, 2022, 05:24

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The Worst Gambling Deals: An Illustrated Guide https://free-portal.ro/the-worst-gambling-deals-an-illustrated-guide/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 07:23:00 +0000 https://free-portal.ro/the-worst-gambling-deals-an-illustrated-guide/ At Kotaku Australia, we have a dedicated team of writers who are on a tireless mission to find the best gaming-related deals for you to break the bank. On the other hand, no one is looking for the worst deals. Today, on this beautiful and buxom big Thursday, I decided to take it upon myself […]]]>

At Kotaku Australia, we have a dedicated team of writers who are on a tireless mission to find the best gaming-related deals for you to break the bank. On the other hand, no one is looking for the worst deals.

Today, on this beautiful and buxom big Thursday, I decided to take it upon myself and do 5 weeks of uninterrupted research into what might be the worst gambling related deals available on the market. I did this because I see people spending money, and it worries me. Some shit people buy is scary and stupid, and I’m here to fix it.

Of course, this is not financial advice. I’m not a financial expert and I’m not even good with my money. Just last week I was stopped on my way to work by what I thought was a local bridge troll, who insisted I pay the troll toll. I didn’t have cash on me so he suggested I pay by card. I said, “How, troll?” and he pulled out a Square Reader. I tapped, not knowing the toll, and found $1000 withdrawn from my bank account and sent to ‘PETER HELLIAR’. I haven’t seen the troll since.

Anyway, now that I’m done with my research, I’m here to tell you the 5 worst gambling deals you could possibly spend your money on, in order of most expensive to least expensive. Believe me, buster, it is NOT worth it!

An image of a fake Goldeneye 64 cartridge

Price: 30 ETH (707 $07.99 AUD, as of 2022-09-15 4:30 PM AEST)

Image: Ruby Innes/Kotaku Australia

This is a photo of a fake cartridge from Goldeneye 64. The cartridge was made by a scammer and did not work.

When whoever took the picture used it in his Nintendo 64 he kind of played the entire US version of Kath and Kim, a canceled TV show that came out years after the Nintendo 64.

The image itself does not play either GoldenEye 64, and is covered in grease stains and mysterious liquid. It is somehow never dry and always wet.

Your favorite arcade cabinet from your childhood, but when you turn it on you find out that someone has filled it with cum

Price: AUD $1,200 (non-refundable, the seller will blame you for the sperm)

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Image: Ruby Innes/Kotaku Australia

You remember your favorite arcade game Donkle Konk? Remember when you went to the local arcade with your quarters and played Donkle Konk until the cows come home?

Now you can have Donkle Konk at home, with the same machine you used when you were a child. However, it’s not obvious until it’s arrived at your home and plugged in that it’s not playable.

Why is it not playable? Simple. The game has been removed and in its place is sperm. You have no idea how long it took to not only find all that cum, but how they got it in the first place.

3 copies of Clock 2 for PlayStation 5

Price: $600 AUD (also non-refundable and legally locked for buyer)

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Image: Ruby Innes/Kotaku Australia

Clock 2 is a PlayStation 5 “game” where you can have a clock on your PlayStation 5. It costs $300 for the physical version, but you can purchase 3 copies for $600.

The only catch is that you won’t be able to pay them back. You cannot resell them. You won’t be able to give any to your friends. Once you spend that stupid amount of money, you’ll never get rid of 3 copies of Clock 2.

This is the watchmaker’s conception.

An angry cassowary on the loose in your home

Price: $5 (but you could also pay with your life)

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Image: RobertDowner/iStock/Ruby Innes/Kotaku Australia

It may seem like a lot, but this angry cassowary is not compatible with any console.

It’s just an ordinary cassowary. From your local EB Games, you can spend $5 to have an angry cassowary placed in your home. We don’t know why EB Games is selling this or providing the service.

Of course, it’s cheap. However, you could be mauled to death by a cassowary. On top of that, there is also no HDMI port in the cassowary.

A one-night stand with Scrooge McDuck that will end with a few disappointing minutes of love before he dies

Price: Free, but not worth it

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Image: Ruby Innes/Kotaku Australia

The only price you will have to pay is the rest of your sanity.

You don’t want to do that. Scrooge McDuck is not only old as shit, he is also a selfish lover. He doesn’t care about your pleasure, and he almost doesn’t seem to care about his. I think it’s really just some weird rich duck thing.

Moreover, he will absolutely die in the end. He’ll promise you for it, and stick to his promise and fucking die in the climax. Sure, you could somehow grant a dying duck’s wish, but is it worth it?

No.

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Pixel and Concordium Bring Insurance Policy to Web 3.0 Gaming https://free-portal.ro/pixel-and-concordium-bring-insurance-policy-to-web-3-0-gaming/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 07:43:00 +0000 https://free-portal.ro/pixel-and-concordium-bring-insurance-policy-to-web-3-0-gaming/ ZUG, Swiss and MEXICO CITY, September 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Pixpel, a Mexican early-stage startup, has been awarded the Concordium Foundation’s “Free and Open Grant” to bring an innovative type of “insurance policy” concept to the NFT gaming market. The soon-to-be-launched P2E platform, Pixel, will provide a variety of services, including an NFT marketplace and […]]]>

ZUG, Swiss and MEXICO CITY, September 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Pixpel, a Mexican early-stage startup, has been awarded the Concordium Foundation’s “Free and Open Grant” to bring an innovative type of “insurance policy” concept to the NFT gaming market.

The soon-to-be-launched P2E platform, Pixel, will provide a variety of services, including an NFT marketplace and an insurance policy to ensure the play-to-win industry can match Concordium’s commitment to security. and responsibility in all aspects of the Web. 3.0.

As the first decentralized blockchain with protocol-level identification, helping to facilitate regulatory compliance, Concordium shares Pixel’s ambition of a legitimate and secure ecosystem for developing and trading NFTs with in-game utility.

Pixpel’s insurance policy will protect user safety and rid the P2E sector of scammers seeking to take advantage of the lack of regulation and security in the space, thus creating a safer and more enjoyable Web 3.0 gaming community with a reputation restored.

Play to Earn allows anyone to earn money playing their favorite games – an opportunity that was (until now) only available to the best at major tournaments. Unfortunately, the P2E sector has seen scammers looking to take advantage of the lack of regulation and security in the space. Pixel will collaborate with Concordium blockchain to provide the security and accountability players need to feel safe.” says Torben KaaberHead of Enterprise Solutions at Concordium.

Founder of Pixel, Juan Vivas says: “I was 6 years old when I started playing games and I fell in love with them, I still play. Later in my life, the economy piqued my interest. Play to Earn games are where my two passions met.I was deeply excited to see the industry grow and become an important part of the crypto metaverse, but equally saddened, because of the issues it was facing.After a group of my friends suffered because of another mismanaged project, I decided to use my knowledge and do P2E space a better place – the idea for Pixel was born. Together with Concordium and my team, we are determined to write a new, better page in the history of P2E.”

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How DDR5 Can Improve PC Gaming While Being an Unnecessary Upgrade https://free-portal.ro/how-ddr5-can-improve-pc-gaming-while-being-an-unnecessary-upgrade/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 15:00:43 +0000 https://free-portal.ro/how-ddr5-can-improve-pc-gaming-while-being-an-unnecessary-upgrade/ DDR5 – that’s all PC gamers can do now that the AMD Ryzen 7000 is about to launch. Although Intel has supported DDR5 since the launch of its 12th Gen Alder Lake CPUs, Ryzen 7000 is the catalyst that will kill last-gen DDR4 for good. The next time you upgrade your PC, you’ll need DDR5, […]]]>

DDR5 – that’s all PC gamers can do now that the AMD Ryzen 7000 is about to launch. Although Intel has supported DDR5 since the launch of its 12th Gen Alder Lake CPUs, Ryzen 7000 is the catalyst that will kill last-gen DDR4 for good. The next time you upgrade your PC, you’ll need DDR5, but paying for a faster memory kit may not translate into real performance gains.

One of the best DDR5 kits will still deliver a great gaming experience, but the delicate balance between speed and latency puts high-end DDR5 in a precarious position. On the one hand, faster DDR5 may offer practical differences in some games, but on the other hand, even faster kits may result in lower performance. And in some games, RAM speed doesn’t matter.

That sounds like a lot, and it is. But stick with me, and I’ll help you figure out what to look for when buying your first DDR5 kit so you can skip the misleading marketing and have the best gaming experience possible.

Beyond Speed ​​- An Introduction to RAM Speed

Jacob Roach / Digital Trends

RAM is confusing. It has a specific nomenclature that does not apply to other components in your system, as well as many specifics. The term “RAM” is not even a correct phrase to use, as it is commonly used to describe DRAM despite the fact that it is a generic term that can apply to other types as well of RAM.

Gamers mainly care about the main spec marketed on RAM kits: frequency. Frequency is actually the data rate of memory (expressed in megatransfers per second), but you can still think of it as a frequency like you would a CPU or GPU. It’s one of the few specs that RAM shares with your other components, and you’d be forgiven for thinking that higher frequency means faster speed. This is not always the case, however.

Going a little deeper, you have the CAS latency of the RAM (you’ll see it as “CL38” or something similar on DDR5 cases). This is the time it takes for RAM to transmit data when called upon by the CPU, and lower latencies are preferred. Using CAS latency and data rate, you can calculate the actual latency by dividing the CAS latency by the data rate and then multiplying by 2000. DDR4-3200 memory with a CAS latency of 14, for example, has a latency of 8.75 nanoseconds.

Memory speed is important for games. By how much is a different question.

It’s important to consider both data rate and CAS latency when choosing your RAM kit, because a faster, more expensive kit on paper may actually give identical performance to a less expensive kit. dear. I’ll dive deeper into that in the next section, so hold on tight.

At the start of a new memory standard like DDR5, you’re usually looking for high latencies so companies can market high speeds (regardless of how that balance actually shakes performance). This is not the case with DDR5, however. It has already matured enough that the bandwidth improvements outweigh the higher latencies compared to DDR4. This means that the speed of your DDR5 is actually important for gaming. By how much, however, is another question.

DDR5 and real-world gaming

A test bench with DDR5 installed.
Jacob Roach / Digital Trends

With the tech chatter aside, let’s get to the fun stuff: benchmarking. I tried three DDR5 kits at different data rates and latencies to see if there was any difference in gaming performance, and found some differences in some titles.

I ran all my tests with an Intel Core i9-12900K, 12GB Nvidia RTX 3080, and MSI Z690 Carbon Wi-Fi motherboard. The relationship between CPU and RAM is critical, so keep in mind that DDR5 performance with AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processors may be different from what I found here. It should, however, be broadly similar to previous generations from AMD, with a similar architecture to the helm.

I tested four speeds: DDR5-4800 CL38, DDR5-5200 CL38, DDR5-6000 CL40, and DDR5-6200 CL42.

eDDR5 speeds in various games.

Most, if not all, DDR5 kits will run at 4800MHz out of the box, so you’ll need to enable Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) or AMD’s new EXPO standard for advertised speed. Switching to the DDR5-5200 kit did not provide an immediate improvement. In fact, I’ve seen slightly slower results in Equipment Tactics, but F1 2022 recorded a solid improvement of 3%.

This trend continued in DDR5-6000, with Gear Tactics jumping 3% and F1 2022 an additional 8%. That quickly changed with the PNY XLR8 Gaming DDR5-6200 Kit. In fact, I’ve seen lower performance in Gear Tactics and an identical result in F1 2022. Then there was Red Dead Redemption 2, which I will come back to that in a moment.

I should note that this PNY kit was the only one with three XMP profiles on board, including a DDR5-5600 option that matched my DDR5-6000 results.

PNY XLR8 gaming memory lying on a mouse pad.
Jacob Roach / Digital Trends

If you put your math cap on for a moment, these results make sense. The DDR5-6000 kit actually has the lowest real latency of the three, so it performs the best of these kits. Lower latency isn’t inherently better across memory generations, so always take it in the context of bandwidth. Solid DDR4-3200 CL14 kits still have lower latency overall, but the reduced bandwidth means they don’t perform as well as DDR5 kits with higher latency.

For the next generation, the balance between CAS latency and speed is important so that you don’t buy a kit you don’t need. In the previous generation, we saw this dynamic between DDR4-3200 CL16 and DDR4-3600 CL16. The 3600MHz kit is certainly faster, but the latency is identical. This means that spending on a DDR4-3600 kit would effectively be wasted money.

This is what we see here with DDR5-6000 and DDR5-6200. With nearly identical latency, you’ll see identical or slightly lower performance with the faster kit, especially depending on the memory inside.

Much like raw data throughput, you shouldn’t put all the value on latency. Red Dead Redemption 2 is a prime example that the games you play are the biggest influence on performance. I saw no difference between the four DDR5 speeds tested, which goes to show that this game isn’t particularly memory speed sensitive (it’s GPU bound in many cases, as you’ll typically find with modern games).

Which DDR5 kit should you buy?

Corsair Dominator Platinum memory installed in a PC.
Jacob Roach / Digital Trends

While it’s worth looking at DDR5 speeds and their impact on gaming performance, this raw data doesn’t tell you which kit to buy. After all, you can’t just buy a bunch of RAM kits to find the best speed for the games you play.

The only starting point is the price. There is no real difference between the basic DDR5-4800 kits you will find and DDR5-5200. A 2x16GB kit of Corsair Vengeance DDR5-4800 is $150, and DDR5-5200 is only $2 more. Big deal. There are DDR5-5600 kits available between $160 and $200, but most kits are moving towards RGB lighting instead of speed as prices climb.

If you want to upgrade to DDR5-6000, you’ll spend a minimum of $220 for the same capacity. Beyond that, it’s all fair game, with some kits going as high as $300 or more. Obviously, the extra $70 won’t get you the extra performance in every game, but as DDR5 prices continue to drop, we’ll likely see prices tighten between different speeds.

The DDR5 memory you buy depends entirely on the games you play.

So which DDR5 kit should you buy? At current prices, a solid DDR5-5200 kit is all most people need, offering a solid bump in CPU-limited games without costing much more than DDR5-4800. AMD says the sweet spot for the next Ryzen 7000 processors is DDR5-6000, so I’ll come back to that once we have new processors in hand. For now, you don’t need to climb that high.

As is always the case with computer hardware, it all depends on the games you play. As I wrote in my last article on upgrading your gaming CPU, you can learn a lot about which components you need to upgrade by analyzing the games you play. A great open world game like Red Dead Redemption 2 may not care about faster memory, but CPU limited title like F1 2022 greatly favors it. Ultimately, the games you want to play should be your touchstone for making informed PC upgrades.

This article is part of ReSpec – an ongoing bi-weekly column that features in-depth discussions, tips and reports on the technology behind PC gaming.

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Springfield Police Department warns parents to monitor video games https://free-portal.ro/springfield-police-department-warns-parents-to-monitor-video-games/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 22:49:00 +0000 https://free-portal.ro/springfield-police-department-warns-parents-to-monitor-video-games/ SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – The information age we find ourselves in has given us access to the wealth of human knowledge and the ability to interact with people locally and globally. But the information age also has a dark side, especially with online games. The Roblox online gaming platform has 54 million people playing every […]]]>

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – The information age we find ourselves in has given us access to the wealth of human knowledge and the ability to interact with people locally and globally. But the information age also has a dark side, especially with online games.

The Roblox online gaming platform has 54 million people playing every day. Half of them are children. And while seemingly innocent, the game can include sexually explicit, racist and other harmful content while providing online predators a direct line of communication with young children.

“Parents, have these conversations with your kids to talk about the line.” Said Cris Swaters, SPD public affairs officer. “If they feel uncomfortable, make sure your children know they can come and talk to you and that you can be that trusted adult if they are put in a situation where they feel uncomfortable. ‘easy.”

Swaters also says to use Parental Controls to make sure your kids aren’t talking with someone they don’t already know. However, if they are, it is essential to tell them never to give personal information or send photos to an unknown player.

She also said that how you have the conversation with your kids is just as important as the conversation itself. For more information on how to have these conversations and learn more about your child’s online activity, visit missingkids.org for education and resources.

To report a correction or typo, please email digitalnews@ky3.com

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Gaming Dominates Blockchain Usage as DeFi Crashes: Report https://free-portal.ro/gaming-dominates-blockchain-usage-as-defi-crashes-report/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 05:05:50 +0000 https://free-portal.ro/gaming-dominates-blockchain-usage-as-defi-crashes-report/ The blockchain industry had another dark month in August with two major exploits and a continued decline in DeFi activity, according to a new report. However, insights from decentralized app analytics platform DappRadar revealed that gaming continues to be a bright spot for the industry, accounting for half of blockchain usage. The headline for August […]]]>

The blockchain industry had another dark month in August with two major exploits and a continued decline in DeFi activity, according to a new report. However, insights from decentralized app analytics platform DappRadar revealed that gaming continues to be a bright spot for the industry, accounting for half of blockchain usage.

The headline for August was the Nomad cross-chain bridge exploit in which an estimated $200 million was stolen. During the same month, Polkadot-based DeFi platform Acala was also hacked, as were thousands of Solana wallets.

The month also saw unique active portfolios fall 3.5% from July and 14.7% from a year ago to 1.67 million.

On the bright side, games continued to be the primary use case for blockchain technology throughout the month. Unique active gaming wallets accounted for $698 million in transactions and 50.5% of activity on blockchain networks, DappRadar found.

Source: DappRadar

“It’s worth mentioning that even though the games dominance for the UAW has gone from 57.30% to 50.51% MoM, it still represents a good indicator for the sector,” he pointed out.

The report is consistent with many others who have found gamers to be the most enthusiastic adopters of digital assets and blockchain technology. This industry has always been a forerunner with most technologies, including virtual and augmented realities (AR), and blockchain was a natural fit. With in-game tokens, a mainstay of most games for decades, jumping on digital assets and even NFTs has become easy.

The game is an integral part of the success that BSV has enjoyed over the past four years. Games like Fyx Gaming’s CryptoFights have demonstrated what’s possible with a large-scale blockchain network, while others like Haste Arcade have shown just how revolutionary nanopayments on Bitcoin can be in gaming.

CryptoFights, in particular, stood out and consistently accounted for the most transactions of any app on the BSV network, registering 5.9 million transactions in the last week alone. Most of the time, the game alone accounts for as many transactions as the entire Ethereum network combined.

As BSV Blockchain Association General Counsel Marcin Zarakowski noted at the Blockchain 4 Gaming event in Warsaw, gaming is by far the best example of the effectiveness of the BSV blockchain.

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Why sports teams are borrowing from their gaming roots to enter the metaverse https://free-portal.ro/why-sports-teams-are-borrowing-from-their-gaming-roots-to-enter-the-metaverse/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 04:02:07 +0000 https://free-portal.ro/why-sports-teams-are-borrowing-from-their-gaming-roots-to-enter-the-metaverse/ The sports industry has a long history of strong ties with the gaming public, with teams and leagues partnering with top-selling gaming series such as NBA 2K and FIFA. As the connection between gaming and the metaverse becomes clear, sports companies are leaning into their gaming roots to establish themselves as the early leaders of […]]]>

The sports industry has a long history of strong ties with the gaming public, with teams and leagues partnering with top-selling gaming series such as NBA 2K and FIFA. As the connection between gaming and the metaverse becomes clear, sports companies are leaning into their gaming roots to establish themselves as the early leaders of the virtual world to come.

Today, sports teams and leagues offer their fans a multitude of ways to engage with the brand from the comfort of their homes. The NBA has been streaming some VR games for years and launched a dedicated Horizon Worlds space in May; the NFL opened a Roblox experience in February; Individual sports teams such as MLB’s Atlanta Braves have created digital twins of their stadiums to use as virtual event venues and meeting spaces.

This influx of metaverse activity is a reaction to the threat posed to the sports industry by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“COVID has been horribly disruptive to many Major League Baseball businesses in particular, in which teams are entirely dependent on ticket sales, merchandise sales, food and beverage sales to make money as company,” said Metaverse CEO Josh Rush. design studio Surreal Events, which built the Braves’ virtual baseball stadium, paraphrasing its conversations with Braves management. “So we can never have that kind of disruption to our business continuity again – and we see potential here to grow our fanbase by building a campfire, if you will, in the space where fans of non-traditional baseballs are already hanging around.”

Shortly after Travis Scott’s founding Fortnite gig in April 2020, Braves management reached out to Epic Games to explore how the team could make their own play in the metaverse. Although the Braves ultimately didn’t activate directly inside Fortnite, Epic connected the team to Surreal Events, whose platform uses Unreal Engine, the same game engine used to build Fortnite, and a host of other features. other popular titles.

Given the long history of overlap between sports and gaming industries and audiences, it’s no surprise that sports companies are taking inspiration from games to develop their metaverse strategies. But the growing involvement of the sports industry in the metaverse comes at an opportune time. As long-standing relationships between game developers and esports companies break down or end, esports companies have an opportunity to bring their metaverse strategy in-house.

“Sports organizations have been very close to the games, but they outsource everything – that’s why we’re probably now seeing Electronic Arts and FIFA breaking off their relationship, because FIFA wants to do more game-oriented things, but they licensed the rights to EA,” said Matias Rodriguez, vice president of technology at Globant Games and Metaverse Studios, which has designed virtual experiences for sports leagues such as the NFL, NHL and UFC.

Despite the focus on play by many esports companies’ metaverse games, teams like the Braves are also paying attention to the blockchain-based web3 side of the metaverse, and it’s only a matter of time before ‘they are only beginning to incorporate technologies such as NFTs more deeply into their virtual spaces, especially as the issue of monetization becomes more pressing. “We see Digital Truist Park [the Braves’ virtual stadium] as the hub where it all comes together,” said Greg Mize, Vice President of Marketing and Innovation for the Braves. “We planned to allow a fan to buy NFTs in Digital Truist Park – use crypto to buy digital goods and services, buy a skin for your avatar. We are very optimistic at the intersection of digital goods and physical goods. »

The involvement of the sports industry is a good sign for the development of the metaverse as a whole. Sports is an effective way in which metaverse building companies such as Epic Games and Meta can convince users to try out their platforms – and, ideally, start using them for socializing and entertainment beyond. beyond live sports.

“One thing that I always thought was really interesting when we first started doing the NBA was that even with people who were huge basketball fans, after 10 to 15 minutes it went away. almost turned into a social experience,” said Tim Walker, a virtual world producer for Media.Monks, who has designed virtual reality events and experiences for the basketball league. “I hate to say this – but we almost forgot the game was happening.”

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The biggest gaming news for September 3, 2022 https://free-portal.ro/the-biggest-gaming-news-for-september-3-2022/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 02:24:00 +0000 https://free-portal.ro/the-biggest-gaming-news-for-september-3-2022/

Here we are at the start of a long weekend, most of which will be filled with games, I’m sure. In case you are falling behind on everything that has happened in the world of gaming and I’m sure you have already, don’t worry because we have this handy roundup ready for you. Today we learned that Starfield is going to make you question the nature of your existence, Supermassive Games has a new project in the works, and the person behind The Callisto Protocol, Glen Schofield, has come under fire for promoting crunch culture. These are just our top stories and read on for the rest.

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The Starfield Composer Says It Will Give You a “Deeper Perspective of Your Whole Being”

Starfield promised a lot in terms of gameplay, but according to one of the people working on the project, the upcoming title is bound to be philosophically transformative. “Starfield is a deep game, it’s a philosophical game,” explained composer Inon Zur. “It’s a game that will consume a lot of…if you want to play Starfield, it will consume a lot of your being. I believe after Starfield you’ll be a bit of…I wouldn’t say a changed person, but it will certainly give you another perspective, perhaps a deeper perspective of your whole being Plato couldn’t have said it better.

Dungeons & Dragons Will Remove Offensive Hadozee Content From Spelljammer: Adventures In Space After Backlash

Fantasy as a genre has often been criticized for its racist stereotypes. This time around, the focus finally turned to Dungeons & Dragons, prompting Wizards of the Coast to react. “We wanted to acknowledge and own the inclusion of offensive material in our recent Spelljammer: Adventures in Space content,” the company said in a statement. “We have failed you, our players and our fans and we are truly sorry.” Wizards of the Coast noted how “the campaign includes a people called Hadozee who first appeared in 1982. Unfortunately, all portions of content relating to Hadozee were not properly vetted before appearing in our latest version. As we continue to learn and grow through each situation, we recognize that to live our values, we must do better.”


Supermassive Games has started work on its next standalone horror game

The developer behind The Dark Pictures Anthology, Supermassive Games, recently revealed a brand new standalone project. Details remain vague at this point, but the game will be the company’s first major release in nearly a decade. “I can’t really tell you much about it, but we started. Again, it’s the same kind of horror genre, we’re sticking with it. It’s the size equivalent of The Quarry and that’s about all I can say without giving too much away,” noted studio head Will Byles. “The Dark Pictures Anthology explores hundreds of variations of the horror genre. What we’re looking at now, and I can’t tell you exactly what it is, is a bit of a diversion away from that kind of norm, but It’s still very classic horror. It sounds interesting.


Glen Schofield has become a well-known figure in the games industry for cult classics like Dead Space, which means when they talk about it, people definitely take notice. The developer made a number of comments on social media that many in the community saw as promoting crunch culture. “Anyone who knows me knows how passionate I am about the people I work with,” Schofield later apologized. “Earlier I tweeted how proud I was of the effort and hours the team put in. This was untrue. We value passion and creativity, not long hours. I’m sorry for the team to have fallen like that.

Streamer Keffals finally gets kiwifruit farms blocked

Content creator Keffals was attacked last month by users of a website called Kiwi Farms, described as an “extremist” and “transphobic hate forum”. The streamer then launched a movement to have Kiwi Farms blocked by security provider Cloudflare. This is now a success. “We just blocked Kiwifarms,” ​​Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince remarked on Twitter. “Threats to the site have escalated enough in the past 48 hours that, despite proactive cooperation with law enforcement, this is a sufficiently imminent emergency that we cannot wait until they act.” Good riddance to garbage.


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