PC Gaming Site has some Great New Offerings

Steam, the popular pc gaming site has made some recent changes which will expand the experience for game users. Steam Spy is closing down after changes in the privacy policy of the company have eliminated the effectiveness of the option. Spy Steam provided valuable analytics to players and game developers that shows how many games were sold and played with.

 

The enhancement for users of Steam comes in the form of additional privacy that protects them from marketing and data abuse. It also comes after a number of scandals for companies like Facebook which have hurt the reputation of these sites and impacted their appearance in the form of regulators.

 

Android smartphone users now have a new game streaming app that they can download and use from Valve. Valve owns Steam, the popular online desktop PC gaming site. The name of the mobile app streaming service will be called Steam Link Game Streaming Service. With this service you will be able to use your Steam Controller or any other Bluetooth controller.

 

The point of this Steam app is to allow players to enjoy PC or desktop games on their mobile device. While mobile devices have a lot of computing power, the real challenge is managing the limited screen space and the input devices for the computer.

 

This is not Steam’s first attempt to step outside of the world of the PC gaming model that they dominate. Steam also created the Steam Box which allowed players to play PC games on their local television screen. These devices didn’t take off, despite the intuitive steam controller, that many gamers used.

 

There is no news on pricing of the mobile Steam App or if Valve will rely on increased game sales through the device to fuel its development.

 

Steam Link is currently available in beta mode for android devices but the intention is for it to be launched live later in 2018 and also expanded to the Apple iOS platform.

Impressionable Facts about Jed McCaleb

Jed is a successful American programmer and entrepreneur. Born in 1975, Jed has brought major changes in the field of business through his adoption of the use of the modern technology to build a vast number of blockchain programs. Through his firms, Jed has taught people to trade bitcoins as well as store them. Jed is the founder and chief technology officer of Stellar and besides the firm, he has also founded many other technology firms like Mt Gox, eDonkey2000, Peer-to-peer, among many others. The renowned entrepreneur has acquired fame due to his impressive ability to bring changes in the world of cryptocurrencies and has been listed among the top richest people in the world by Forbes magazine.

Additionally, Jed has also been featured in many interviews through which he has offered insight to people concerning the major changes that cryptocurrencies are likely to bring to the world. In his recent advocations, Jed believes that the concept of the cryptocurrencies is likely to change the way in which people carry out trade and conduct their transactions in the coming future. Jed believes that the use of the digital currencies has gained a lot of popularity in the world and he insists that the bitcoins are likely to gain more momentum with the changing time.

In his advocations, according to McCaleb, he encourages entrepreneurs to ensure that they adopt the use of the modern technology to conduct their operations as it one of the major basis for a successful business. He believes that entrepreneurs that are always prepared for change fall higher chances of succeeding in their firms as compared to those that do not do so.

Through Stellar, Jed has ensured that people exchange their bitcoins with other currencies within minutes and he has also enabled people to conduct various transactions with ease. Besides, Jed, the co-founder of Stellar, is currently working harder to collaborate with prestigious banks in the country so as to ensure that every individual that uses the digital currency can conduct cross-border payments regardless of their location. Jed also insists that non-cryptoassets will also soon gain momentum and that they will become digitized through the same technology. Contact Jed McCaleb on LinkedIn today.

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Steam Threatens Visual Novel Makers with Removal if They Don’t Censor Games Further

In yet another in the long list of bizarre and/or irresponsible decisions made by everyone’s favorite video game online distribution platform, Valve has contacted the developers behind a number of sexually explicit visual novels currently sold on their Steam marketplace, telling them to either further censor their games or face removal from the storefront.

 

Censoring sexual content in games is nothing new, with Steam having certain standards as to how much nudity is too much in the media they sell. The problem in this case comes in how these games are already being sold on Steam, many of them having been on Steam for several years now, with the decision by Valve to demand further censoring of their content to seemingly have come out of nowhere.

 

One of the developers currently affected by this change is Lupiesoft, maker of the game Mutiny!! which can currently be found on Steam. On Twitter, the developer said they were given two weeks total before the game will be taken off Steam for “reports of pornographic content.” They also mention that, when attempting to contact Valve for clarification (Lupiesoft has worked closely with the company for quite some time, making this sudden decision all the more jarring), they received no answer and are expected to make changes to conform to a standard they’re not entirely clear of within the allotted time or risk the game being taken down.

 

While Steam has explicit rules against pornography as part of their Partner Program, this has never seemed to prohibit nudity before. Many AAA games feature levels of nudity that are similar to or even more extreme than what can commonly be found in visual novel games, yet none of them have been threatened with removal.

 

All in all, this decision seems baffling on almost every level with a profound lack of communication from Valve as to why they’re doing this. Whether they make good on their promises to ban these games from Steam or reverse their actions (or at least explain them) prior to the end of the month remains to be seen.

Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart Become the Human Element of Chainsmokers’ Music

The recent release of the Chainsmokers’ 2018 single “Sick Boy” has many people talking. It is unlike anything they have released before. Although it sounds like a traditional dance song, sporting a catchy back beat overlaid with masterful electronic soundscapes, the single contains a sobering message about today’s society. The Chainsmokers have never been a traditional EDM group. The DJ duo of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart have pushed the boundaries of their chosen genre numerous times. Both artists are heavily involved in the songwriting, and Andrew Taggart even goes as far as to sing lead vocals. “Sick Boy” is their latest attempt to remain relevant, establish themselves as true artists, and better connect with their listeners.

 

Since the release of 2016 hit “Closer” the Chainsmokers have tried to insert themselves as the human element within their music. For most DJ’s that element is provided by other artists in collaboration, but as Taggart continues to provide lead vocals, that element has become the duo themselves. According to Alex Pall it stems from a choice to wrap an identity around their work. “We want our songs to be a cohesive body of work that illustrates who we are” Pall said. In a recent interview the duo alluded that at one point they decided they did not want to make regular dance music anymore. They looked around, saw that most EDM groups did not use their own vocals, and said why not. The decision has paid off considerably as the Chainsmokers are more popular than ever.

 

“Sick Boy” is a continuation of Pall’s desire to stay away from typical DJ format. A few singles, a collection of good songs, some dance records, and an interlude shoved in their somewhere. For him relevance is found in identity and a song like “Sick Boy” provides that identity. The song alludes to the frustration of celebrity in the thrall of overexposure on social media, and also touches on the loss of identity social media generates.

 

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No Man’s Sky is Finally Getting Multiplayer

After its disastrous launch in 2016 brought to light Hello Games’ many miscommunications, half truths, and flat out lies, many believed it was over for No Man’s Sky, with the few who held out hope finally giving in after seeing just how lifeless and boring the actual game turned out to be. Despite this, though, the developers have been working over the past two years to bring the game up to a playable state, now finally ready to implement one of the features promised from the start but never delivered: multiplayer gameplay.

This major gameplay update was announced at the same time as the release date for the Xbox One port, both of which will come to pass on July 24. On that day, the update (known as No Man’s Sky Next) will become available for the Xbox, PlayStation 4, and PC versions of the game, finally enabling players to meet and interact within the game world. And, as with every update in the game so far, it will be entirely free for everyone.

Up to this point, players have technically been able to play the game together, just not in a way one would actually be able to classify it as “multiplayer”. On launch, there was absolutely no interaction between players, with a famous video showing two players having navigated to the exact same coordinates in the universe yet not being able to see each other despite claims that such would be possible from the developers.

Later, an update made it possible to identify other players in the game world, though only as glowing orbs of light. This newest update, though, promises to bring a more true multiplayer experience, with Sean Murrary (Hello Games’ founder) claiming that Next will allow players to “help friends to stay alive, or prey on others to survive.”

The Next update also promises several other changes to the game, though the details on exactly what are sketchy right now. Hopefully the studio can make good on its promises this time.

Dragon Ball FighterZ Announces First Timed Event

Bandai Namco’s hit 2.5-D fighting game “Dragon Ball FighterZ” has finally been given its first ever limited-time event. Known as a Party Battle in the game itself, this event will continue from now until 11:00 PM PT on May 21 (2:00 AM ET on May 22), giving players a chance to pool their efforts against strong opponents and earn prizes.

 

This first event is titled “The Emperor Strikes Back” and, unsurprisingly, involves arguably the most iconic Dragon Ball villain of all time, Frieza. Players will be pitted against the tyrant at an extreme difficulty level, having to defeat him as many times as possible along with others across the globe to defeat him once and for all.

 

Dragon Ball FighterZ involves teams of three fighters against opponents. In this instance, the opponent is only a single Frieza. However, the twist comes in the form of having three human players working together on a single team, rather than a single player controlling and switching between three characters.

 

The Party Battle mode was added to the game as part of the latest patch, which also included the second game mode called FighterZ Cup. The FighterZ Cup mode can be accessed monthly as a tournament against others, with winners gaining points towards their Z-Union (essentially a kind of in-game fan club for specific characters similar to Motal Kombat X’s Guilds).

 

Participants in the Party Battle will earn the in-game Zeni currency as well as the Premium Z Coins, both of which can be spent on various items in the game itself. According to the game’s producer, Tomoko Hiroki, all victories by players will be logged across every platform the game is on, meaning everyone is in the fight together whether they be playing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC.

Newest Humble Bundle Deals Focus on Co-Op

Humble Bundle, the pay what you want digital gaming distributor, has released its major deal for the month of May. This time around, one of the main themes of the discount seems to cooperative play.

The Hooked on Multiplayer 2018 bundle features seven games all with, as the name would suggest, multiplayer functionality. As with every bundle, paying different amounts will allow customers to buy different games at hugely discounted rates.

This month, there’s three tiers for the games available, with higher tiers including all previous games in addition to the ones available at the higher levels. Paying at least $1 gets players copies of Stick Fight: The Game, Rampage Knights, and Tumblestone. For more than $5.34, you’ll get Besiege, Duck Game, and Hover. Finally, with $14 or more, you get the critically acclaimed e-sports title Rocket League.

That’s not all, though. Buying any level of the bundle also unlocks a code for 10% off a subscription to Humble Monthly, which sends an assortment of different games right to your inbox each month entirely for free. While future bundles might be a mystery, June’s has already been revealed as Bungie’s Destiny 2.

Any game purchased as part of the bundle will give the person who bought it a code to redeem it on Steam, active for a few days after it is initially set to be redeemed. A portion of each purchase goes to support different charities each month, with Extra Life/CMNH and the Special Olympics being the two for May. If you’d prefer, though, you can select a charity from the Humble Bundle database to donate to instead.

While this offer ends on May 28, there’s always a new bundle each month, plus tons of other deals every day, including games that are absolutely free. Act fast, as you’ll be supporting gaming and a good cause all in one.

Talk Fusion Developing Wide Range of Video Marketing and Communication Products

The companies these days are trying to find new ways to improve their market presence and reputation. It can only be achieved with the help of innovative marketing techniques that would outdo the competition. One of the marketing techniques that have become highly popular among the people as well as the companies these days is the video marketing strategy. As the popularity of video sharing `platforms increases with time, it has become famous for the companies and the freelancer professionals to use these platforms to promote their marketing videos. Talk Fusion is one of the few companies that develop video marketing products.

 

Talk Fusion was established in the year 2007 when very few people understood what video marketing is, but it is during this time that Bob Reina, CEO, and Founder of Talk Fusion, realized that video marketing would dominate the marketing in the future. The video marketing products by Talk Fusion are known to be popular among the companies and time, and again it has proved to be highly useful for the companies to improve their revenue as well as market reputation. The customer service capabilities can also be enhanced with the help of video marketing tools. One of the famous video marketing products developed and marketed by Talk Fusion is the video e-mail tool that ensures that the people can send e-mails that have videos embedded with it. It makes the e-mails more detailed and expressive and helps in delivering the message in a more elaborate fashion.

 

Talk Fusion is continuously trying to innovate and develop new video marketing and communication products. One of the moiré recent products that the company recently launched is the Fusion on the Go, which is a video chat app that is meant to be used by individuals as well as the employees of the company for professional use. The Fusion on the Go Video chats app comes with many different features that can be scaled up or down as per the needs of the users. The Talk Fusion believes that the Fusion on the Go app would change the way people use the video chat app as it allows people to create chat rooms, add new users, and also hold video conference from just about anywhere with a smart device and the internet. It is one of the most useful video communication product that the company has launched, and it looks promising going forward with more updates coming. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/talk-fusion

 

The PC Gaming Show is Back on E3 from Monday 11 June in 2018

The PC gamer announced that the biggest show in the gaming calendar would be in Los Angeles at E3 in June. All the games that are going to be released in the next 12 months are going to be showcased by the developers. Every year the PC gamer hosts their show to make the PC gaming way better. In 2018 they have already confirmed the return of PC gaming show to the show to E3.

The event will be taking place on 11 June on Monday at 3 PM Pacific time. The show will be broadcasted live on Twitter, Facebook, steam, and YouTube, which will be advantageous for the people who won’t be able to attend the event in Los Angeles. The tickets to go to the event are free for everyone willing to participate.

The PC gamer will be showcasing all the segments, trailers on their website. The event, hosted by Day [9}, will be attended by sponsors like Oculus Rift, Frontier, Stardock Entertainment and many others. There will be baked goodies from the sponsor named Drake’s cake, which will be given to the attendants of the gaming show that will be hosted at the epic theater at the Wiltern.

The PC gamers was established in the United Kingdom. It is globally known to have the authority of the PC games for over 20years. The team of excellent developers and publishers have been providing readers will independent reviews, component testing, giving breaking news of global daily happenings.

The theme of the show this year is “See the Future of PC gaming” incorporated by different companies like Acer, developers who will explain their newest transformation in the technology section. More developers will be attending such as the Chance Agency, Coffee Stain Studios, and many others. Don’t be left behind for this upcoming biggest show in Los Angeles, the tickets are free for the event.

The Chainsmokers remember Avicii at the 2018 Billboard Awards

Electro Pop duo The Chainsmokers recently commemorated the late Swedish DJ, Avicii— who passed away in April 2018 due to an act of suicide related to depression. As the duo presented the top 100 Song award to Luis Fonsi for “Despacito” they proceeded to remember Avicii; mentioning how he was one of their inspirations and a Dj who was also beloved by the EDM community.

Later in the event, The Chainsmokers went back on stage to receive the award of Top Dance/Electronic Artist and Andrew Taggart, member of the band proceeded to dedicate the award to Avicii. Taggart mentioned how Avicii was a big influence on him and one of the reasons he believed he could succeed in this career.

Singer and songwriter Hasley also had some thoughts. She commented on how she was fortunate to have worked with Avicii and shared that he was a great person to be around. She went on to encourage people to be loving and supportive of friends and family who may be suffering from mental issues.

About The Chainsmokers

The electropop duo began in 2012 in New York City with members Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. Pall was originally part of a different duo including DJ Rhett Bixler. Andrew Taggart soon learned that Bixler had left the group and decided to relocate from Maine to New York to fill the missing spot; they became The Chainsmokers.

In its early days, the duo began by doing remixes of bands such as The Killers, Chromeo, and Phoenix. One of their first notable hits was the song “Erase”, released in 2012 and which included vocals by actress and singer Priyanka Chopra.

The group broke into mainstream success when they released a free download of their new single #Selfie in 2013. Soon after, they scored a deal with Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records and the single was re-released. The band soon hit a peak on the dance music charts while receiving international recognition.

The Chainsmokers have since blown up and received several other awards. Amongst those include a Grammy for best dance recording, two AMA awards, and five iHeartRadio awards.

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