Starting a business is one challenge; scaling it is quite another. Why? The answer is quite straightforward: it’s difficult to know how many people you might serve at any one time.
In hindsight, it should have been obvious that Pokémon Go would be a king-sized hit. Sure, the Pokemon franchise isn’t as big as in its glory days, but it still means something to a huge number of people around the world, while the way the game mixes real and imaginary worlds is incredibly appealing. It’s a game that appeals to our collecting instincts while bringing in social and competitive motivations. Providing Niantic Inc. got the basics right it was always going to be a big success.
Minecraft: now this is a game which has defied convention and transformed a community. Designed by Swedish programmer Markus Person (Notch to his fans in the game), Minecraft allows its players exceptional creative freedom, and its simple graphics and clever design saw it exceed more than one million purchases in under a month. And that was only its beta release.
Have you ever wondered what slows you up? Ever felt your foot is hard to the floor but there’s no additional speed? However much of a hurry you might be in, the internet is managed by routing protocols. These protocols determine the specific paths that traffic needs. Their main aim is to find the shortest route possible. Great you might think, that sounds perfect.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive may have been released in 2012, but it remains one of the most popular eSports games ever. In fact, a look back at some of the stats that surround the eSports industry shows how it has steadily become one of the leaders in both popularity and prize money.
Who would have thought that latency would still haunt gamers more than a quarter of a century after this impediment first reared its head?
When it comes to domestic gaming, consumers have a straight choice. They can purchase an out-of-the-box sealed unit in the form of a console which has been designed solely for gameplay and ease of use rather than anything else. Alternatively, they can acquire a high-end off-the-shelf desktop computer or construct their own machine, which typically offers scope to upgrade or replace individual components over time.