Archive for October 23rd, 2012

Twitter testing Stars, Likes

It looks like the Twitter is testing something new. Some Twitter users are reporting that the site is swapping out its signature “Favorite” feature in exchange for a “Like” or “Star” button, according to a report from The Next Web.

The star-shaped “Favorite” button has been used since the site launched in 2008, but in May, the company placed more emphasis on it with the redesign of its tweet layout.

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Interactive Online Gaming Made Possible by the High Speed Internet

Interactive Online Gaming Made Possible by the High Speed Internet

With the advancement of technology a lot of human activities, either related to work or play, have been immensely made easier and faster. Ranging from the communications down to our own respective recreations, technology has indeed benefited us all. An example of this modern advancement is the High Speed Internet. It has greatly affected the vast majority of the population and that includes a recreational activity in the form of gaming. Through this technological development, it transformed an ordinary and simple computer game into a sophisticated and interactive Online Game.

For us to have a better understanding of the relationship between Interactive Online Gaming and High Speed Internet, it is imperative that we should delve more information first about these 2 complex concepts before deciphering the effects of the latter to the former.

Online Gaming

Online Gaming is a form of gaming participated by either a single player or multi-players through a network connection like the Internet. By saying this, these types of games can be played by different players regardless of their location since they are connected by a computer network and thus can be interactive with each other while playing these games. They can either be competitive or cooperative in playing these games.

Online games have been tremendously evolved from the simple text based environments to more complicated games that are accompanied with virtual environments and sophisticated features and graphics. Various online games that have emerged nowadays can attract different ages with different interests. These games are highly accessible using Personal Computers, Laptops, Smartphones, and Tablets fueled by an Internet connection.

High Speed Internet

Internet, or internetwork, is the network of computers across the globe. Through this global system connecting computer devices, human interactions have become all the more improved in a sense that people can communicate with their family, friends and acquaintances that are far from them.

The speed of the internet connection depends on the technology that is utilized. High Speed Internet or Broadband can be determined through comparing the speed of the internet service to that given by the Dial-up Service. Amongst the available internet providers, Fiber Optic technology produces the fastest internet connection, followed by the Cable Connection, DSL Connection, and then the Satellite Connection.

How High Speed Internet affects Online Gaming

The Life of Online Gaming depends on the Internet Connection primarily because the delivery of these online games to its different users across the globe needs an Internet Connection. It should be noted further that Internet Connection should be in a high speed. Otherwise, these games will not be fully appreciated.

The main reason that can justify the good effects of High Speed Internet to Online Gaming is that it allows its gamers to enjoy the game with spontaneity and free from lag and interruptions. With a high speed Internet, sending and receiving data relevant to the online game will be accelerated and thus the effects, virtual world and graphics that contain the game will also be quickly delivered. Aside from that, multi-players who are engaging in a particular online game can interact more with the aid of the High Speed Internet. Therefore, with High Speed Internet, Online Games can be enjoyed either by a single player or multi-players to its maximum extent.

Author Bio:

This article was written by Judene Macariola, a tech enthusiast and certified geek who enjoys writing reviews about the latest gadgets and tech news. He is a consultant at Broadband Expert, a company that offers advice to businesses on consumers regarding high speed internet providers. Browse online on the internet service page to find cheap deals on Internet providers.

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Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist First Look

If there’s anybody who can kill a room full of guys without breaking a sweat, it’s Sam Fisher. Sam Fisher, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell franchise’s star has been through hell over the years and is now busting his way back through a military campaign with his latest adventure Blacklist. Sam Fisher who drove himself to the brink to know the truth behind his loveable daughter’s death is now back looking very sharp as he always does.
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell is an award-winning series of stealth video games. The first, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell was released in the year 2002. Sam Fisher, the star of the entire series, is a highly-trained agent of the black-ops sub-division in the NSA. With the last Conviction, the entire series was dramatically changed to a title that was given a stylish Rainbow Six makeover. The Conviction managed to retain the tense feel and uniqueness that the fans are accustomed to, even without Sam’s trifocal goggles and trusty assault rifle. Now the question arises, has the new Blacklist continued the Conviction’s make over?
Well, it sounds pretty good and creates a lot of expectations too! The actual trailer shows a grizzled Sam Fisher stabbing and shooting his journey through a thick desert to save a former agent. And also, the game play has unveiled the ‘killing’ feature of Sam Fisher. This new mechanism lets you highlight targets and in defeat them, while on the run in a quick succession. Of course, with this we won’t know exactly what Blacklist has got for us, but we can say, we certainly have much more interesting things to enthrall us.
It’s been three years after since Splinter Cell, when a bunch of 12 (Third Echelon) initiates Blacklist. With the rise of Blacklist, the President, Patricia Caldwell replaces the corrupt Third Echelon (Blacklist) with the new “Fourth Echelon”. Sam Fisher is the acting commander of this clandestine unit, a team of operatives from various agencies – Fourth Echelon. Sam with his team is to hunt down terrorists and stop the deadly Blacklist before finale. The Fourth Echelon is solely answerable to the US President and performs missions all around the globe that are assigned by Patricia Caldwell.
When it comes to Sam Fisher, first of all, Michael Ironside will be missed as the iconic character has now got the Canadian actor Eric Johnson’s voice that sounds pretty gruff. Apart from this, you will feel better with the classic Splinter Cell techniques that are reintroduced. The game has a lot of opportunities that lets you pinpoint targets and execute the entire group with just the press of a button.
Sam has a range of attack types from placing a fake bomb, electrocuting the pool of water, to the usual assassination moves. But, how well, will you use these attack types depends on your mood when you play the game. Well, it’s even doubtful if an average Splinter Cell player can pull off the scene as it seemed very difficult to cope with the game. If you wish to have a worthy Splinter Cell experience, just go around with your guns blazing like a ghost. It’s not just this, the different stealth tactics of Fisher, the entirely new locale and the excellent character models make the Blacklist – A world-class Splinter Cell.
While it’s true that these are indeed fascinating, the Blacklist has also lost something incredible like mentioned earlier, the absence of Ironside’s voice that is a blow, and then the killer in motion feature that has transformed Sam Fisher into an automated killing machine. Regardless of what it has or what it lost, Blacklist is shaping up to be the excellent third person shooter with exceptional graphics and fantastic sounds. Although, it’s doesn’t feel like Splinter Cell, Blacklist looks fast and polished and will be released by April 2013, for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

Andrea Walters, a freelance writer for MyTechHelp – a leader in providing support across various products brands and tech devices for individuals and small businesses in need of instant tech tech support

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