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While the Circuit Breaker may be over, it doesn’t mean we should all jump back to our regular social dates and group hangouts. Staying home as much as we can is still the best way to keep ourselves safe during this time of COVID-19. What’s a person to do when they’re craving human interaction but shouldn’t meet people face-to-face? Meet online of course!

But why limit ourselves to Zoom or Skype chit-chat calls? …

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The latest WiFi routers in the market all support a new WiFi standard known simply as WiFi 6. Now that’s weird, you might think, I don’t remember coming across WiFi 5 or WiFi 4? That wouldn’t be surprising. You might have heard of WiFi standards with names like 802.11ac or 802.11n instead.

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You know the old saying: video games don’t make people violent, lag does.

Now we have a pretty good idea of what latency is, how might we shave off a handful of those tiny precious milliseconds?

As mentioned in our last article, getting a broadband plan with enough bandwidth can help your latency but only to a certain extent. The bandwidth of your broadband plan isn’t usually the bottleneck causing high latency problems, especially if you already have a broadband plan in the hundreds of Mbps.

Go wired

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As a gamer you’ve probably heard of latency, or related terms such as “ping” or “lag”. They’re not the same thing, although they are closely related. You probably know that latency is important and it’s something to do with the speed of your internet connection. But what exactly is latency and how does it affect your gaming?

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Not all of us have the luxury of setting up a whole gaming room, some of us just want to get most bang out of our buck and own a decent gaming setup.

The good news is that you can still have a solid PC gaming experience on a tight budget. Let’s break it down to the essentials:

The Mouse

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In 2019, the most funded film/video project on Kickstarter isn’t based on a TV show, movie or comic book.

That achievement goes to Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina, an animated series based on a weekly live-streamed Dungeons & Dragons campaign. Raising US$11.3 million over 45 days, the project is also one of the top 5 most funded projects in Kickstarter history.

It’s just the latest sign that Dungeons & Dragons (D&D for short) is now bigger and more popular than ever before.

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Probably the boldest step in cloud gaming yet: Google Stadia

Recently this year Google announced Stadia, a cloud-based game streaming service that will allow anyone to play video games on any Chrome-enabled device with a USB controller.

It was just a short while before that that Microsoft was demonstrating xCloud, its own cloud gaming service that would work across all devices, including mobile phones.

If you’ve never heard of cloud gaming before, it’s not surprising. Cloud gaming, also known as ‘gaming on-demand’ or ‘gaming-as-a-service’, isn’t really a new concept but its potential hasn’t really been realised. …

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As exciting as it is when you get to set up your own dedicated PC gaming room, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the number of options available, or to get carried away with all the shiny new gaming gear available in the market.

If you’re working with a limited budget, here are some things you might want to prioritise for a gaming room that looks good and serves you well.

Your back will thank you

Gaming chairs aren’t exactly cheap but it’s one place you should definitely consider investing in. You should know your gaming habits best. I know that in the excitement after the launch of a new game or DLC, I can easily spend over 12 hours a day sitting in front of my PC. …

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You don’t need to be a tech expert to troubleshoot a WiFi issue!

As the most tech-savvy one in the family, it’s really only a matter of time before I have to troubleshoot someone’s WiFi issues. And I’m sure my mom isn’t the only one who can’t tell the difference between the internet, our broadband connection and our WiFi.

It just goes to show how important good WiFi is to our everyday lives. For many, the internet is WiFi .

Thankfully, you don’t have to be a tech expert or an engineer to fix slow wireless speeds, bad reception or other WiFi issues. …

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Enning Yow

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