Enjoy Steam Autumn Sale For Awesome Deals on Games

If you are into latest gaming platforms and specifically PC gaming then I hope you are aware of Steam and what it offers. Well, if you haven’t heard about Steam yet, then you’re in for a bigger treat. Steam is a PC game store like that retail game store in a market near you. But Steam is actually online and comes with a lot of benefits that includes a market place not just for games but also game items, ability to keep a backup of your purchased games, record screenshots, add friends and enjoy great sale on games. Go checkout store.steampowered.com

Our good buddy Steam comes with great sales every now & then. Be it weekends or seasonal festivals, Steam is ready to throw in treats while collaborating with game publishers. We all wait for these days when we can buy our favourite games in low prices.

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Steam’s Autumn Sale has begun on 23rd November and will end on 29th November. But if you are more skeptical buyer and want to get more bang from your buck then wait for a month. Steam Winter Sale is expected to start from 22nd December 2016 and the awesome-game-buying-madness will go on till 2nd January 2017. By the way, this time, Steam is also introducing Steam Awards; our very own game Oscars, yeah?

After all this, we are sure that you will be staying inside, warm & cosy, enjoying kick ass gaming during the vacations & beyond. Have fun & avoid looking at your weeping wallet. 😀


BONUS: Steam Sales Countdown Timer

Yes there’s this sweet little website which lets you know when the next Steam sale is about to hit shelves. God help the fans who made this pretty little counter for all of us. I have bookmarked this link as I am always concerned about my wallet’s health during Steam sales. But I also don’t want to miss a good deal, HALP! Check this out: whenisthenextsteamsale

ONE MORE BONUS: Steam Database

Want to get some more in-depth look at Steam’s products, sales and much more. You can head over to this Steamdb and be dazzled.

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Android Phones will now transform into Game Boy

The video game storm has influenced our lives to the point that it has overtaken pretty much everything. Mobile gaming has changed means past the period of time playing with a few rounds of a snake to the present smart phone. But still serious gamers don’t take these smart phones’ games as a good upshot. Although the touch screen controls still aren’t as quick to respond as compared to the old hard buttons Game boys and Game Pads.

Android Phones will now transform into Game Boy

To cater this problem, many new innovations in this field hit the market. These gadgets involve plug and play devices with your smart phone. Last year, Hyperkin launched an innovative addition in gadgetry by introducing a smart phone accessory, which allows users to play typical Game Boy games on android phones without compromising on speed and other latency factors.

Although this was initially shown as a prank, but now the company has taken this seriously. This means the concept of normal android phone will be turned into a Game Boy will soon turn into a reality. Hyperkin is working on the development of the Smartboy Developer Kit, which includes Game Boy and Game Boy Color cartridges from Nintendo. This gadget will be connected to Android phone via USB and will provide a handheld console through tactile buttons.

Features:

  • Open source serial app and firmware
  • Compatible with GB and GBC cartridges
  • Classic handheld-style tactile button set
  • Designed for Android smartphones
  • Double-sided micro USB port

Specs for Devs:

  • Atmel 90USB646
  • NTSC/PAL cart compatible
  • Phone Size: 5in-6in
  • SmartBoy Serial App Access for Mounting and Controller mapping
  • 4.4.4 Android KitKat OTG minimum OS requirement

Initially they are planning to launch the open source serial app and firmware of the product, to encourage further development and enhancement by the experts. It will allow developers a chance to move ahead the current build to a new level.

 

 

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How Sony PlayStation VR will be better than Oculus Rift

Virtual Reality is a computer technology that mimics the real life by creating an immersive expression of an interactive 3D environment. It gives a feeling of being part of a computer generated world through head mounted devices i.e. HMD. These HMDs are placed on the user’s eyes, thus whatever they see follows them. Users head and body motions are translated in a three-dimensional world for the interaction. Soon eye movement tracking will also be used to do further operations. It is the next generation of traditional PCs and laptops.

The concept of VR hits almost ten years back and now developers are using it to revolutionize gaming and entertainment for users. VR competitors like Oculus Rift and HTC have set the standard quite high by giving best experience of 3D world which requires high computing power. They require serious PC hardware to power properly, thus making the whole gaming package quite pricey.

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The main panic was created by Oculus Rift in VR gaming, but couldn’t receive up to the mark response from the users. The design provides a sitting experience where only user’s head movement is tracked. Also Oculus Home acts as a library of game, as major standout games are yet to be released. Also Oculus users complain more about the motion sickness issue.

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HTC has been leading the VR world by providing the main sensation of Lighthouse room tracking in HTC Vive. The package contains more materials than Rift, including two proprietary controllers, and two “base stations” which helps in tracking the user’s entire body movement in their room. It allows the user to freely move about with the headset on, placing your entire body in the VR world. This feature is enabled by mounting the sensors in your surroundings, thus making it much pricier than Oculus Rift. Also, this setup requires enough room for this experience which makes it quite unpractical.

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But with the announcement of Sony’s PlayStation VR on-sale date, there are chances that it will create a benchmark in the VR market. It is offering low price as compared to the entire available competitor’s VR which makes it more attracted to the users. But the low price will come up with the trade-off in the technology obviously i.e. VR experience will not be up to the standards of its competitors. But its compatibility to operate on Sony’s existing PlayStation 4 gaming console allows it to target the huge potential base. All the PlayStation holders can easily switch to VR. These factors make it quite distinct over HTC and Oculus. But Sony has to work hard to increase the number of games to keep the PlayStation a hit for the long time in the VR market.

 

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