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Epic Vs Apple is Revealing The Gaming Industry’s Dark Side

Art is rarely art for art’s sake, especially in any popular industry. Men in suits will always be sat behind the scenes, deciding what art is the “right art” – and for right art read “profitable and inoffensive”. Make a splash, but make sure it’s the right splash. Fresh, but not too fresh. In other words, business as usual. But the Epic Vs Apple trial has given us an unusually intimate look behind the scenes at how ...

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Casino Myths and the Truth Behind Them

Everybody knows something about the online casino experience, but the truth is often a little more complicated. The biggest casino myths are easily put straight, and today we’re sharing some of those revelations. Big pay outs, ‘rigged’ games and more… they might be good stories, but are there any truth to them? The answer, usually, is no. Casino Games are Rigged Take away the dealer and suddenly people stop trusting the system. ...

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Getting Started in Esports and Streaming

Like so much in life, the key to getting started in eSports and streaming is to turn up and do it. The biggest difference between the people at the top and those not even being ranked is that those at the top did it, learned the ropes, improved their presentation and kept getting better. But don’t let that put you off trying to get a foot in the door. Getting started is the first step. Esports According to esportz4u, the…

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How a State Lottery is Creating Tomorrow’s Video Game Developers

You’ve gotta be in it to win it. That was the slogan for the UK’s national lottery, but it’s not exactly true. One state lottery in the US – Michigan – is proving that. More than $1 billion was given out to schools in 2019 thanks to the Michigan Lottery, money that the school system desperately needs. And when more is invested in our schools, the students are given a better shot at what they’d like to do. The video…

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How eSports Were Changed by Lockdown

Step aside, Ronaldo. There are a new team of sports heroes to idolize – and these guys are going digital. eSports have received a big boost thanks to lockdown and coronavirus, but how will that change now restrictions are lifting? Most of the world seems to be seeing some kind of return to normality now. Some places are further along than others, but the end result is the same. We’re not strapped to our televisions anymore, entertaining ourselves ...

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Bingo! – How Online Gaming Has Benefits in Unexpected Places

Call of Duty and Fortnite might be the biggest online games today, but you can hardly get your nan to play along. Bingo might be a bit more her cup of tea. Bingo has a huge following in England and around the world, with crowds of people lining up in halls, armed with dot markers. But what happens when your country goes into lockdown? Well, it turns out online gaming isn’t just for the gamers. Aside from the smell of…

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How To Pick Your Slots Machine

Picking the right slots machine can mean the difference between winning big and winning nothing. With a little forethought, you can make all the difference with your gambling odds. It’s not as simple as picking the brightest looking logo or the biggest payout. Those things can definitely be misleading. Instead, a little bit of maths can make the most attractive looking online slot machine look completely unwinnable. The Best Online Slots The best way of ...

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PlayStation 5

The PlayStation Gloom is Hilarious (But so are the Defenders)

PlayStation is doomed, and the Sony empire is going to crumble under the weight of the egos of a few executives. That’s what I’ve heard anyway. An unfortunate series of events for the blue camp has led to a troubling air of dismay, and it’s some of the PlayStation die-hard who are feeling it the worst. MLB: The Show coming to Xbox and being on Game Pass, Kojima supposedly working with Xbox, the closure of the PS3 and Vita stores,…

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How To Be A Smarter Gambler

It’s easy to put too much effort into the wrong thing. With a bit of planning and the occasional hint from us, you’ll be able to work smarter and end up a better gambler. The idea that you can have a logical approach to something that’s entirely chance-based might seem mad, but it’s true. And, of course, it doesn’t mean you’ll win more often. It just means you’ll focus your attentions on the areas where you’ll ...

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Avengers Is Coming to PlayStation Now – And That’s Perfect

It’s no great surprise, but Avengers is finally making it to a subscription service. The Little Game That Should’ve But Couldn’t is finally going to find the home it deserves. That’s not an insult. We are in a period of transition – the old way of selling games is dying and a new one is upon us. Not only should Avengers have started its life on PlayStation Now and Xbox Game Pass, but it probably shouldn’t ever have been ...

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