Tag Archive: gaming

Tomorrow’s Career Opportunities for Today’s Gamer

May 31, 2023

With spectacular advances in graphics, artificial intelligence (A.I.), and increasingly complex story arcs and character development, video gaming is more popular than ever. And competitive online video gaming—also known as esports—has taken what once was considered a frivolous pursuit enjoyed by the young and turned gaming into a global phenomenon and economic powerhouse. Indeed, the most-recently available statistics show how just how big gaming has become not only in the United States but also around the world. Nearly 30 million Americans watched esports in 2022—a number estimated to grow to nearly 35 million by 2026. Globally, there were 532 million esports viewers in 2022 alone, a staggering number. (Source)

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Best Games for Bonding With Your Child

May 30, 2023

From pediatricians to psychologists, experts agree that spending quality time is among the best “investments” a parent can make for their children. But it’s also perhaps the most difficult to pull off.  Between parents’ work responsibilities and their child’s school, sports, and activities schedules, time for parents to bond with their kids can just slip away. For the past few generations, one of the most common ways kids spend their free time is by playing video games. And from the Atari of the early 1980’s to the PlayStation 5 of today, they’ve only gotten better. Between their increasingly sophisticated stories to stunning graphics, it can be rather difficult to peel kids away from their screens! So what if instead of competing with video games for your kids’ attention and time, you joined them—as in playing video games with your kids? Well, many parents are doing just that—and even enjoying the games almost as much as their children are!

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A Beginner’s Guide to Video Game Streaming

March 15, 2023

There comes a time in the life of every video game player when they discover the joy of experiencing a video game alongside others. Sometimes, siblings watch each other defeat a hard level in a game. Other times, gamers will hang out with friends and enjoy a brand-new game together. By using video game streaming platforms, gamers can experience their favorite video games with their friends and others in the gaming community from home. However, the world of video game streaming can be intimidating to someone new. What resources do you need to start streaming? Why do people stream video games? What's the best type of internet for streaming?

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Cloud-Based Gaming Means Big Bandwidth Usage

November 18, 2020

Faster broadband speeds fuel optimal online gaming. Cloud gaming technology is the future of gaming.  While this technology can give instant access to hundreds of games in high resolution, it also means you may need to increase your broadband speed if you want a smooth gaming experience. Cloud-based gaming services have a huge upside. They give users instant access to hundreds of games with 4K resolution and crystal-clear surround sound. They can stream to any of their devices, even smartphones,...

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Understanding Internet Connection Speeds

July 22, 2020

It’s important to understand how Internet connection speeds work to ensure you select the right package for the needs of your home or business. Speed is often the most important factor since a faster Internet connection will improve your overall online experience. The challenge is that the fastest Internet speeds are typically the most expensive.  Alpine Communications provides a variety of Internet plans to choose from. How is Internet speed measured? Let’s start with the concept of speed, or bandwidth,...

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