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How To Make Money Playing Video Games

There are many ways where you can make money from video games today. In this post, I will try to shed some light on some popular methods out there that have already been proven to work. Playing video games can be a lot of fun, but when we can earn an income just by doing what we are currently doing that could eventually replace your job through a passion for games, where a whole world opens up to us. Here are some approaches, which have already proved their worth, and which will have allowed thousands of North Americans to benefit from it. Imagine, you already have a passion for playing video games, and you can be paid for it. If this seems to be good to be true and probably unrealistic for many, but the truth is some people already make a living from it. However, I want to make an important clarification here. The methods that I am going to present to you here are not made for everyone, but on the other hand, they have a good weight in the balance because they are very lucrative and

Why is Retro Gaming Popular - What's Behind This

Do you remember those days when you got your first console and played your first video game on a TV set?  I am sure this will probably bring good memories to you guys. For myself, I remember back in December 1983 when I got my first console ever, the Atari 2600 VCS. 36 years later, while the video game industry has changed immensely, I noticed a kind of rebirth of those classics. Actually, if you do your own research, you will find much retro gaming online community and the question we might have in mind is: why is retro gaming is so popular almost 4 decades later?  So what's behind this?  Retro gaming is simply another term that defines the classic gaming and old school gaming industry, where you play or collect older personal computer, console, and/or arcade video games in contemporary times. Retrogaming has three main activities; vintage retrogaming, retrogaming emulation, and ported retrogaming. Vintage retrogaming includes games that are played on the original hardware. Emula

How video games changed the world

Charlie Brooker dominated Channel 4's Saturday night schedule where he looks at 25 of the most influential video games ever made. Video games still remain in a weird liminal zone between fan culture and mainstream understanding. By following Brooker theory, let's find more about how today the world is constantly changing face to the video game industry.  First, what we need to know is in the earlier '70s, video games were seen as a waste of time, do what happened to this industry? Why playing video games became so popular? Do you know some people like you and I are currently making a decent amount of money just by playing some video games? Awesome right? So let's dig in and find how an why the industry became more popular than the music and film industry combined together. Victoria Szabo , a visual studios professor and co-director of Duke’s Greater Than Games Lab, has been studying digital places and spaces and systems that take advantage of games, mobile devices, and

The Best Gaming Consoles You Can Get In 2020

Gaming consoles have been around for more than 3 decades by now.  It also became a staple of consumer technology since some popular models like the Atari 2600, The Matel Intellivision, the ColecoVision, and the Nintendo Entertainment System. Those are the gaming consoles who blazed a trail back in the late '70s and early '80s, but these devices have come a long way from the old 8-bit era, and 2D graphics. For those who may not know, video game consoles such as the Sony PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X are about to enter a whole new era in this year 2020. Now, every major gaming console has something different to bring. So what is the best gaming console in 2020? Well, il depends on what you need, and how you like to play your favorite video games. For example,  the PlayStation 4 Pro as a great game library, plus it has 4K Ultra HD output, compatibility with popular streaming services, VR capability, and an excellent gamepad that make this console one of the best plug-and-pl

Which Classic Video Game Character Are You?

It's amazing to see how far video games have come. If we go back to the '80s, no one could imagine how some video games started. In fact, they started with just an idea in mind with a bunch of animated pixels called sprites. These sprites, however, also include some of our best characters. For example, from Duncky Konk The Mario franchise was born. Just think about Mario Bros and even Super Mario Bros games. What about Zelda and even Sonic? We all know these characters since our childhood, and 30 years later those characters also evaluate with the technology.  Everyone's favorite portly plumber used to look like a pointy-nosed old man. Now he looks like a well-defined mustachioed hero. Character's like Princess Zelda, Kirby, and even Lara Croft, saw the same treatment. But what if you were one of those characters? Witch of the classic video game character are you? I know this iss crazy to think about that, but if we take a moment we will find that retro and classic

Are 2D Games Still Popular in 2020?

In 2020, the video game industry is full of new releases. Whatever if you are a game designer working for a 3A game company, or even if you are just an indy game developer, chances are you probably ask this question yourself: are 2D games still popular in 2020? The answer might surprising because actually 2D games are more popular than ever before starting with the retrogaming industry. Thankfully, 2D gaming later saw a resurgence in the industry,  and with most of these AAA series receiving 2D (or at least 2.5D) entries. Just think of these popular indie games like Nuclear Throne, Hyper Light Drifter, and also Super Meat Boy! Those 2D video games pave the way forward for what was nearly a lost art. Even if some blockbusters like Red Dead Redemption 2, Fortnite, and Overwatch seems to dominate the market, there will always be a place for 2D pixel art somehow. We have to remember that a video game is still an electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate v

Beyond Blue Review - A Deep Journey Into The Beating Blue Heart Of Our Planet.

Beyond Blue transports you to the near future where you explore the mysteries of the ocean through the eyes of Mirai, scientist, and explorer of the abyss. Join a recently formed team of researchers to see, listen to, and interact with the ocean in more concrete ways than ever using cutting-edge technologies. All the narration features the well-known  voiced artists such as Anna Akana (YouTube), Mira Furlan (Lost, Babylon Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Black Sails, Hotel Rwanda), and Ally Maki (Toy Story 4).  In Beyond Blue, you e xplore and venture into a virgin world accompanied by a  captivating soundtrack which includes the participation of Miles Davis for The Flaming Lips, The Edisons, and even more.  Sixteen unique mini-documentaries entitled made up of exclusive sequences and interviews with expert oceanologists. Beyond Blue is featuring the development process used to create Never Alone from Kisima Ingitchuna witch is a BAFTA-awarded game on Alaska's indigenous culture, E-Line has als

The New THEVIC20 (Commodore VIC-20) Let's Check This Brand New Retrogaming Console

If we go back in the earlier '80s, Commodore Business Machines released a small computer dedicated to the whole family for less than $400US. You guessed that was the Commodore Vic-20, also known as the Commodore VC-20 in Germany(the name has changed due to the VIC bomb) and also the same computer was released under the name Vic-1001). Actually, the Vic-20 was my first computer ever where I've learned how to become a programmer using the old BASIC programming language. The VIC-20 was announced in 1980, roughly three years after Commodore's first personal computer, the PET. The VIC-20 was the first computer of any description to sell one million units worldwide. But today, the computer was kind of brought back to life from a company named Retro Games LTD and if you lived in the UK you can still place a pre-order on Amazon UK since the 30th of June 2020 while the official release will be only in Oct 23rd, 2020 on the whole European continent, a possibly a year later in No