Nintendo Switch, the newest console released by Nintendo, was launched officially Friday, March 3, 2017. Launch included 31 European territories, South Africa, the US, Canada, and Japan. Nintendo Switch was originally codenamed as Nintendo NX, and was first revealed in March 2015. Nintendo claims Switch is designed to provide users with more time to play the games they love, by designing a transformable console from home console to portable system in a snap. Sales have been successful in the month since release; Nintendo stocks are on the rise and inventory levels of the Switch are low. But are all users as happy as the numbers claim them to be? And is the Switch worth the investment in these early stages of the game? Find out here.
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That’s just a few of the headlines from last year’s holiday game rush. We’re four weeks away from Christmas. Are you ready for the battle against holiday shoppers? With the increased traffic, security concerns and high customer expectations, the holiday period is a stressful time for you and your servers. So how can you prepare?
Containers were made for gaming. They reduce system overhead, have faster deploy times and empower your development teams to think less about deployment and more about the content they are deploying. It’s no surprise many AAA game developers, like League of Legends’ Riot Games are starting to incorporate them into their devops stack.
Server performance and guaranteed uptime is crucial to game development and adoption. But stability can also come with a tradeoff of reduced innovation and high maintenance costs. Is there a solution for this constant balancing act that CTOs face?