Month: September 2018

2018 Diversity, Battle Royale & Top Trends

Posted on September 9, 2018  in Computer Games

While technology brought many improvements, the gaming industry is the one that continually changes and evolve, and at the same time, many of the aspects remain similar. With each year new technology, innovation and development arrive that is imagination capturing, Community trendsetters and influencers lead the charge to shatter the previous norm as they usher in new ideas.

Change happens over time, slowly or so it is usually, but then in some years we witness noticeable shirts in the course the industry directs towards. 2018 could be one of those years, but it comes down to a matter of perspective, although there are undoubtedly exciting changes coming this year.

Gamers in 2018

The big question is how the latest developments affect the gaming industry, and one way of finding out is by asking YouTube stars what they feel the top trends in video games are this year. Their comments included that Battle Royale genres dominate the industry while Fortnite won’t die anytime soon and is trading hard. Others were excited about the incredibly innovative ideas of Switch while the Nintendo Labo release coming up offering many accessories in an inexpensive way for gaming. Gamers are also quite looking forward to Call of Duty that hopefully will include the battle royale mode, which proves that battle royale games are the thing gamers finds most interesting and exciting. No matter how many gamers you ask two words keep coming up and that is Battle Royale rocking the gaming industry.

Battle Royale is Single-Handedly Reshaping the Future of the Gaming Industry

Epic Games developed, created and released Fortnite on PC a year ago and ever since it has gained massive momentum and there are simply no signs of slowing down. Epic Games shared in June that the player count reached 125 million players by mid-2018. What further fuels the popularity in the game’s success is the royale style battle, but then there is also the fact that Epic Games announced that they offer $100,000,000 in prizes for the first year of Esport style tournaments.

Battle Royale style fighting also dominated company discussion as the genre is the latest and most successful trend and many plans on including it in their planned line-up of game releases that are currently still in development stages. Even, Activision, the developer of Call of Duty, was quick to include it in their Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and it is also offered in the Battlefield V game. Others that immediately grasp the popularity of the battle royale trend and included it in their game releases are the developers of Rapture Rejects, Proving Grounds and Mavericks.

End of the Road for Loot Boxes

Some were surprised even shocked when loot boxes ended, while others think it is great, and when looking at what Fortnite alone grossed since its launch, the new trend is here to stay, it is a viable business model when Fortnite grossed well in access of $15 million in revenue.

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Month: September 2018

A Beginner’s Guide To Sports Betting

Posted on September 2, 2018  in Online Games

Its estimated that $40 billion in wagers will be placed during the 2018 MLB season. College football and the NFL managed to rake in over $90 billion during the 2017 season, although its quite difficult to be 100% sure as most of the wagers were placed off the books. But this is just two seasons of two different sports in the world.

With this kind of money being thrown around in the world of sports, it seems like there should be a way to get your hands on some of it, right? Well, this is exactly where sports bettors come in. While Amateur bettors lose quite a bit, there are professional sports bettors that make a living of placing wagers on sports. Even if you don’t want to be a full-time bettor, it doesn’t hurt to have a second income by simply wagering on sporting events. However, you will first need a basic understanding of sports betting before you venture down this potentially lucrative road.

Handicappers and Bookmakers

The chances that you’ll end up with a bookie or bookmaker is inevitable, especially if you plan on betting online. A bookmaker is essentially a business or individual that sets the odds for each sport and takes the bets. Handicappers, on the other hand, are people who calculate spreads and odds. They usually have quite a bit of knowledge on each sporting event, player statistics, and teams that will likely have an affect on the outcome of the game.

Different Types of Bets

Once you have a reputable bookmaker or bookie, you will need to learn and understand the different types of bets you can place on each sport you wish to wager on. There are quite a few betting types available in the world of sports betting and to become a successful bettor, its vital that you understand how each of them works and how much you stand to win from the bet you place. For instance, you will find Moneyline bets, Win bets, Over/Under bets, Totals bets, Handicap bets, Point Spreads, Outrights, Futures, Parlays, Specials, Proposition bets, Accumulators, and more.

Keep An Eye On Roster Changes

Teams and Athletes get analysed very frequently, ranging from technical performances to statistics. As a sports bettor, you will need to consider these factors as well when placing a bet as they will greatly affect the outcome of the game. Since athletes are essentially people and they make up a team, it’s vital to follow news surrounding the team and look for any major updates or injuries.

Maintaining Your Sanity

Any form of gambling can potentially be very addicting. Before you decide to place a bet on your favourite team, you need to ensure that your priorities are in order. Set clear goals for yourself ahead of time and ensure you are able to manage your bankroll effectively. If you decide to have an additional income from sports betting, you need to leave emotion out of the equation.

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