There was a time when people were blowing into little plastic cartridges, hopeful of getting their copy of Contra to work properly with their Mitashi (or N64 or Atari, depending on the location). Today, streamers are screaming at screens in frustration when a little lag in PUBG causes them to lose their dinner.The ability to play video games without having to download them is an enticing notion for gamers and corporations alike. Instant delivery of content and no requirements for the showroom. It's a win-win, and the scene is already shifting from brick-and-mortar stores to digital retail. Steam, GOG, Humble and other digital game providers have been major perpetrators of this change in cahoots with the console manufacturers themselves.Now, we have software giants releasing "exciting" cloud gaming services – Stadia, ProjectX, Apple Arcade – it is obvious that people will soon have an additional monthly expense apart from today's video or music streaming platforms. This … [Read more...] about Can cloud gaming turn the tide for the industry?
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Sport There is a good case for ranking Sam Kerr as Australia's best footballer, female or male, at the moment and the country's hopes of a first World Cup triumph in France in July rest in no small part upon the prolific striker's shoulders. 15 May 2019 11:55PM Bookmark SYDNEY: There is a good case for ranking Sam Kerr as Australia's best footballer, female or male, at the moment and the country's hopes of a first World Cup triumph in France in July rest in no small part upon the prolific striker's shoulders.No Australian player has come close to enjoying the 25-year-old's profile - with her 130,000 social media followers, Nike endorsement and other commercial deals - since Socceroos forward Tim Cahill hung up his boots.Great careers are not built on profile alone, however, and at her third World Cup, Kerr has a chance to truly cement her place among the game's best.Goals are the gold standard by which strikers are judged and Kerr, who made her debut for Australia as a … [Read more...] about Captain Kerr looks to get the Matildas waltzing at World Cup
Sport United States coach Jill Ellis is pleased with her team's 3-0 win over South Africa in Sunday's Women's World Cup warm-up match but wants them to be more consistent over 90 minutes after questions were raised over their slow start. 13 May 2019 05:55PM Bookmark REUTERS: United States coach Jill Ellis is pleased with her team's 3-0 win over South Africa in Sunday's Women's World Cup warm-up match but wants them to be more consistent over 90 minutes after questions were raised over their slow start.The U.S. got a goal in each half through Samantha Mewis and a late third from substitute Carli Lloyd to earn a 3-0 win but they did not score the opening goal until the 37th minute even though they dominated possession."I don't think it's fatigue, I don't think it's training," Ellis told reporters after the win. "We got so many good takeaways from this game, it was fantastic."Sometimes you just have to get into a game. The World Cup games, they don't always start perfectly. … [Read more...] about US coach Ellis demands consistency from team ahead of World Cup
Each time Giannis Antetokounmpo touched the ball, he was swarmed by various Boston Celtics' defenders. Whether it was Jayson Tatum or Al Horford, Antetokounmpo experienced a difficult time in Game 1 and so did the rest of the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks. Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer is optimistic his star will bounce back and he will find out if Antetokounmpo recovers from a rough series opener Tuesday night when the Bucks host the Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. "As great as he's been, he hasn't been perfect every night," Budenholzer said. "He's hard on himself, so there will probably be some point where I put my arms around him and tell him, 'You're going to be great.'" The series will shift to Boston for Game 3 on Friday night and Milwaukee hopes to avoid joining the 2018 Toronto Raptors as the only top seed to fall behind 2-0 in this round under the current 16-team format that began in 1984. On Sunday, the Celtics opened the series by cruising to a 112-90 … [Read more...] about News NBA: Celtics aim to frustrate Antetokounmpo again in Game 2
caption Chinese President Xi Jinping and the “Game of Thrones” character Jon Snow, portrayed by Kit Harington. source Marko Djurica/Reuters; HBO Chinese President Xi Jinping revealed himself as a “Game of Thrones” fan at a recent meeting in Beijing, the South China Morning Post reported. “We must all make sure the world we live in does not descend into the chaotic warring seven kingdoms of Westeros,” he reportedly warned delegates, referring to the fictional kingdom in HBO’s wildly popular show. The show is heavily censored in China, which routinely cracks down on what it considers politically sensitive or “obscene” content, like sex and gambling. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Chinese President Xi Jinping is apparently a “Game of Thrones” fan, and he even mentioned the show at a recent meeting with foreign visitors in Beijing, the South … [Read more...] about Xi Jinping is reportedly a ‘Game of Thrones’ fan and used Westeros to make a point about real-world politics