23 July 2017

Facebook Viral #RAN Showing a Snake is Fake

Since it is a viral post, I have seen my friends commented on a Facebook Page, Filipino Vines, typing #RAN to show a snake (BESS) — and I have to admit, I already tested it in a chat, and in fact, tried to comment in the page comment section — yet it does not show any snake. So initially, I must say it is a FAKE one, in a sense that typing #RAN in a comment does not even work at all.

16 July 2017

05 July 2017

How to Skyrocket Your Writing Skills Online: Step-by-Step Guide

Right now is probably the best time in history to make use of your writing skills. This goes double if you are a writer, but even if you're a professional in any other area, you can still benefit from knowing your way around a sentence. For instance, if you are a manager, being able to communicate effectively with your clients can help your company score new projects, and grow the reputation of your business.

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This is because new media and technologies have emerged which require us to write. We are talking about social media, texting, blogging, and websites, among others. Any of these platforms can help you boost your popularity, build your brand, and make a good profit, provided that your writing skills are up to the job. Even though some are better at it than others, writing is a skill which can be honed and developed.

03 July 2017

The Biggest Gaming Trends to Look for in the Rest of 2017

Gaming is more popular than ever, with the $100 billion industry growing to 2.2 billion gamers in 2017. Just like the player base, the industry is constantly changing. It's important to stay up to date on the gaming trends of 2017.

VR Games

Once a science fiction fantasy, 2017's virtual reality games are becoming more popular each day. Samsung kicked off the trend with the Oculus Rift, and now companies are releasing games that are exclusively VR compatible. PlayStation is one of the companies at the head of this trend, and its upcoming Star Trek Bridge VR game looks like it will be a blockbuster hit. If it's successful, more gaming companies will be turning to the virtual world. Unlike 3D systems, this seems like a trend that will stick.

Portable and Handheld Technology

Portable and handheld consoles are two more gaming trends 2017 is bringing back. With the Nintendo Switch flying off shelves around the world, more gaming companies are sure to see the value of this more retro way to play. Nintendo has also cashed in on the nostalgia gamers have for its early systems, offering retro and mini versions of the Super Nintendo. Both Microsoft and Sony have offered retro games and even arcade games in their marketplace, and they might start adding more.

Games Catering Diversity

Gamers should also expect to see more games catering to the Chinese market. Last year, China surpassed the United States in spending on video games. Though this might not change too much the way games are made, there may be more Asian characters and settings in games coming out later this year and beyond. More diversity, in general, is a gaming trend of 2017. Just as Hollywood blockbusters have started adding in more women and people of color, so are video games. Game companies have made efforts to add more diversity to their games.

Gaming Notebooks

Gamers could also expect more diversity in the way they can play games. Gaming notebooks are becoming more popular than bulky tower systems. Among the two most popular gaming notebooks are the 2017 Razer Blade and the HP Omen 15. Since portable gaming is becoming more popular, it's no wonder that lighter weight systems are becoming better.

High Prices

One of the more unfortunate gaming trends of 2017 is the price tags on new systems. The Nintendo Switch was one of Nintendo's most expensive projects, and with new consoles from PlayStation and X-Box releasing soon, gamers should be ready to save up their money if they want to keep up with the best technology and newest games. Virtual reality systems, too, constantly add new content so it won't be surprising to see a revolving door of VR sets in the future.

Hopefully, in exchange for high prices, gamers will also see larger expansions for their favorite games this year. Nintendo's "Breath of the Wild" claims its game expansions will be an entirely new campaign. This is a breath of fresh air compared to previous trends of minimal expansions and games that are no fun without the downloadable content.

Digital Downloads

Finally, digital downloads are a trend still on the rise in 2017. Digital downloads now make up 87% of the video game market with around half of that in mobile markets. With the rise of mobile gaming, however, PC gamers might start seeing less funding toward their favorite games since casual gamers are straying from computers to phones and tablets.

The video game industry is constantly changing, and even dedicated gamers have a hard time keeping up with all of the news. Be on the lookout for announcements for new consoles and the games that go along with them.

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27 June 2017

Gaming Notebook Face-off: 2017 Razer Blade vs. HP Omen 15

Currently, the notebook market is full of high-performance gaming laptops that are able to run some of the most hardware intensive games. 

But in a sea of laptops, how do you know which one to choose? Today, we will take a look at two of the well-known options, the Razer Blade 2017 and HP Omen 15 and weigh the pros and cons of each computer.