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Given the centrality of online multiplayer to the First Person Shooter (FPS) genre and the general modern gaming experience, it is paramount for connection-based latency to be at an absolute minimum. But how do you keep latency from getting you down?

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.

There’s no doubt that the principles of streaming have revolutionized modern entertainment. No longer is it necessary to wait patiently for an appointed hour to watch a particular program; no longer are games passive experiences played offline in isolation. Cloud-hosting pioneers like Netflix and Steam have introduced streaming into modern media consumption, and our lives are undoubtedly richer for it.

How is it possible to maintain game development at break neck speed? The answer lies in ultimate flexibility. Find out how to keep your game development in shape!

Professional gaming team Digital Chaos has claimed its maiden tournament victory this weekend after winning the gruelling ESL One series in Genting, Malaysia.

As we head into the biggest month in retail, game companies are hoping to finish 2016 strong and are leaning on four main trends to bring in the big bucks. In this article, we dig into the biggest buying trends we’ll see in stores.
12 million concurrent gamers on Steam.
Over 24 hours of Playstation Network downtime.
34,000 hacked Steam accounts.

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.