The cloud is part of everyone's life, and we love to store our files there, photos, music, and even our favourite movies. It seems that future generations would not need a physical product if it can be delivered digitally.
And with the advantages of this ability to access content from almost anywhere, and on different devices, it makes sense that we use this technology.
But just as the cloud has affected music and movies, it is about to have a dramatic impact on the world of video games. The cloud has become something important, video game creators have wanted to take advantage of this new trend and more and more companies flock to cloud technology and also to streaming services.
In this article, we will see the main reasons why the cloud could become the future of video games.
Cloud technology in video games continues in its beginnings as bandwidth is still invariably insufficient, and the games themselves are often not designed with the cloud in mind. However, it is predicted that for 2017 the market of the discharge and transmission will grow nine times, while the segment of the games in box remains stagnated relatively.
The process of how technology will develop can be slow and country-to-country while technology improves can make significant progress.
Is it a Reality?
Some may say that cloud play is already a reality, there are numerous online games that can be played anywhere but what we are really talking about is invisible games where a game is "transmitted" through the house and any of your devices.
It's not about the equipment but the bandwidth that could damage the user's gaming experience, but it's still an experience worth taking, it's a necessary risk to advance the technology.
A few developers are still hesitant to enter this new platform. For example, EA says they want to focus on the enjoyment of the players in their HD games, as in Battlefield, which will not be viable in the cloud for some time. Others are concerned about the subscription models discussed, they don't see the business opportunities they offer.
A certain thing is that those who are late will end up behind the pioneers of this new opportunity as companies like Microsoft are having great success.
Most of the data provided here are real, and companies want to be sure that they will be able to take advantage of video games in the cloud and that is why they are looking for new ways to maintain safer connections.
At this moment in history, it is not a novelty that many companies are the centre of attacks by hackers, so you need to know how to prevent possible attacks on data and sensitive information about your business, transactions, customers, employees and suppliers.
It happens that many entrepreneurs make the mistake of not worrying about having security measures on their equipment, communication networks over the Internet and software.
This is why we will present the best tools to control cyber-attacks in any company and with the best results of the whole market.
Using data encryption or encryption in the information that is transmitted through your computers and networks is vital, that is, the technologies and the process that makes any information illegible if the correct security key is not entered.
This data encryption can help you to secure the confidential data of your business and keep any kind of data that contains valuable and necessary details for the growth of your businesssafe.
Know the network. This means that you need to know and analyse all the movements that occur in the networks, the entrances and exits and also who are the people who possess credentials of access to computer programs, computers and services contracted of the type cloud computing.
If you realize an activity out of the ordinary, your duty is to make preventive decisions before the attack is imminent or there is a theft or leak of information that jeopardizes the integrity of your company.
With these great tips, you can keep the hackers away from your company, you can sleep quietly thinking that your data will be very safe. That is why it is vital to get good training and learn as much as possible about the subject, and in that way, you won't fall into traps and cheap tricks.
Who said hackers can't mess with our finances? Thanks to the advances of technology, the financial institutions allow us to do certain operations directly from their official pages, avoiding that we have to go to the bank all the time.
But not everything is good, because we could be victims of blockades of computer experts, able to play with our money and leave us in bankruptcy with simple computer movements.
In this article, we will share some of the best tips to be safe from any computer attack on our money.
Use confirmation codes. It seems a little obvious and that's why sometimes we don't do it right. Many of us are left with a single security system and forget about the other elements that the bank offers us.
If our bank has more than one security system to make transactions it is because they want us to be protected against hackers, so let's use everything they have in place.
Do not use public Wi-Fi networks. When you enter your bank accounts, try not to do it from public networks, because of how easy it is to access. It is one of the spaces most frequented by hackers.
Usually, in public networks, there are viruses that can affect the operation of the computer and the pages that we enter because that is where the hacker does his job.
Install the official app of your bank. That will give you the security and certainty that everything you do is shielded and you are interacting directly with the bank and not with a third party.
It is almost impossible for hackers to be able to enter applications because they are encrypted systems that require a lot of work to be violated.
With these tips you'll be completely sure that your money will not fall into the hands of computer attackers, you'll have your finances safe and live with more peace of mind.
There are many Internet data violations every day that affect many users. That is why we need firm and lasting solutions so that every person within the networks can feel much safer from any malicious virus or from any type of damage caused to our personal data.
Google has designed a new tool that will help us keep our data secure and let us know when a Web page is not safe.
This application has been designed to alert users when they use an exact user name and password combination for any web site that has been previously exposed in any third-party data breach, in order to protect and keep the user insured at all times.
What's this Tool?
The new tool that is initially available as a free extension of the Chrome browser called Password Checkup, works by automatically comparing the user-entered credential on any site with an encrypted database containing more than 4 billion of committed credentials that are constantly updated for better security within the web. It is a very useful tool that provides a new insight to users on cybersecurity
Password and user information are kept in total privacy. Google has ensured that it is not possible for the data to be accessible within the system, as well as other external tools that protect the user against any failure that appears in the database.
Many technicians of the company have said that it is a very well implemented system that does not have many failures and that also has backups.
In addition to launching the new Chrome extension, Google has also included five security tips that serve to keep your software up to date, use unique passwords for each site, perform Google security control, set up a phone number for recovery or email address and use.
It is a great advantage to have these new tools that will serve to take much more into account the security of all our devices against the attack of hackers on the Internet. It is necessary to follow these tips for better development in the web field.
Open world sandbox is one of the most popular genres of videogames from recent times. With the addition of modern multiplayer elements, games such as Minecraft, Roblox, and even Fortnite shines with great multiplayer features that make the interaction between players more enjoyable.
The Fame of Recent Online Games
It is no secret that games revolving open world elements are incredible fun, we can see the growth of this genre since the early days of GTA and it has evolved into a new genre with the sandbox elements that are being introduced in the latest games.
With that being said, there are a lot of online games that take the best elements of sandbox videogames and open world features to make their online experience richer. With that in mind, we can take for granted that a lot of games including online and sandbox features are coming in the future.
The Arrival of Funcom To Open World Multiplayer
Funcom has been having a great year when it comes to earnings. The past year was the most profitable for the company yet, and they are planning to expand horizons and search for a better project that can captivate the attention of the average gamer.
For that, they propose the option of working in a multiplayer title that had similar tones from the most famous entries of this year, such as Apex Legend. But the difference is that the direction that Funcom has for this new project has an interesting approach.
Legendary Entertainment Alliance
In order to make the best game possible, Funcom has allied with Legendary Entertainment, a well-known videogame company among PC gamers. The next title in question is going to be based on one of the most interesting universes in any sci-fi story so far.
We are talking about the universe of Frank Herbert’s Dune. Being one of the best books of science fiction and one of the major inspirations for almost any science fiction story, the universe of Dune is going to be hard to adapt into a videogame, making the help of Legendary entertainment more useful than ever.
Funcom being a company with incredible success in their single-player adventures, they have very little experience with online multiplayer games. But this ambitious project is speculated to be a great project, as well an interesting game to look forward to the next couple of years.
With MMO games being one of the most playable genres among gamers, it is obvious that this project in the hands of Funcom is going to be a massive success, meanwhile, for the gamer community, we can only hope for this project to be as good as it sounds.
The big AAA Companies behind every famous video game saga or title are considering the fact of making an online multiplayer video game, thanks to the well-received games that we’ve had this past couple of years.
Considering, for example, the success of Fortnite and Hearthstone, even if we take a look at the past, we’ll find games such as World of Warcraft and Team Fortress. The future lies on online multiplayer games and it is time for Sony to get into that field and make a new title, which will be heavily focused on a great multiplayer experience.
The Future Plans of Sony
Every console that Sony has made, has become a mass success, and this is not only for the graphics capabilities and features of their PlayStation home consoles but the great titles that come behind this console too.
With that in mind, Sony is finally considering a big project for the rumoured PlayStation 5. We are talking about an online experience as we’ve never seen before, that promises us to be one of the most memorable games by this legendary company.
Sony In Comparison with Other AAA Companies
The exclusives of Sony have become the strongest points of this company, take a look at their God of War saga or the well-known Uncharted saga. While these games are incredibly great, they lack a good multiplayer experience.
In another interesting point of view, other AAA Companies, such as Nintendo, have a great market in what it is their online multiplayer. One of the best examples is the legendary sagaSuper Smash Bros Ultimate, that possesses a great multiplayer feature that can extend the replay value of the game considerably.
Without mentioning other AAA Companies, we now understand the position of Sony when it comes to online features, as well how their games are lacking a great multiplayer mode, so they can finally shine on their own and add a little more of time to their replay value.
Being Available for Other Consoles
Cross-playing as most of the gamers call these games, are video games that share their online servers with other different consoles that don’t follow their same company. For example, Fortnite, being a game that allows cross-playing, a Nintendo user and an Xbox user can play on the same match even though they have different consoles.
So, the option of sharing servers with other console users makes the game feel really different, since now there are more players from other consoles. Having more players in the same server also allows more matches with different players, making the game more diverse when it comes to skills and player’s interaction.
However, there is a major point that has to be explained about the new multiplayer game by Sony, while this isn’t written on stone, they are considering the chances of not having a cross-playing mode.
Having the game being exclusively for Sony will make their new console more appealing for players, making an interesting feature for the next PlayStation. Sony is truly a professional gaming business and knows what their players want, that’s why we can expect this new multiplayer project to be a massive success.
Bethesda is a big AAA company known for their amazing RPG sagas Fallout and The Elder Scrolls, being one of the greatest RPG’s with a dedicated fan base, any release from Bethesda regarding these titles are often praised among fans.
However, Bethesda is also known for having a lot of glitches and error within their games, and after the launch of their newest game, “Fallout 76”, they reached a new low when we refer to glitches.
The problems with Fallout 76
Being the first title in the saga to be completely online, Fallout 76 had a lot of expectations to fill, from great online interactivity to a vast open world that could compete with other entries.
Sadly, the result of Fallout 76 ended being a game full of glitches and even had unplayable errors that highly affectedthe gameplay. But while the game was reaching a controversy among their glitches, another problem was rising from the shadows.
Security issues and hacked servers in Fallout 76
Apparently, there was a huge oversight from Bethesda while encoding the game’s server, leaving a potential breach that could allow hackers to modify models and terrain of the server. Not only does this affect the overall game, but can also give unfair advantages to the hacker while they play.
But the nightmare doesn’t end there. Multiple exploits can be made to leak information from Fallout 76 servers, meaning that your basic information can be easily extracted from hackers, making it a thread for all players.
Bethesda has reassured that most of these mistakes are being corrected and fixed and it is only a matter of time and multiple patches for the game to come back to its former glory. For many fans, this sounds like a plain excuse for delivering an unfinished product that might harm their security.
As we stated earlier, Bethesda has a long history of making unfinished products, such as the first release of Skyrim that was filled with bugs that affected its reputation among fans. It is only a matter of time to see if Fallout 76 will be a proud entry to the Fallout saga. Or will it finally end as a failed videogame?
The current state of modern videogames is based on multiplayer experiences and features. Just by taking a look at the most popular videogames from this year, we can see that the appeal for multiplayer gameplay is what gamers prefer nowadays.
But there are a great number of gamers that miss the experiences that only comes in single-player mode, and while there are less and fewer games from AAA companies that are based on single-player only, there are still some games that are worth our attention.
With that in mind, we are going to dive into the upcoming titles in single-player that might be the next game of the year.
Bethesda has become one of the most favourite videogame companies among fans, and with great titles such as Skyrim and Fallout 4 it is easy to see why.
But Rage 2 is one of the games that are on the radar from this company, and with the first release of Rage being so successful among critics and fans, we can assume that this next entry in the saga will be a mass hit.
Rage is known for being a game full of colourful details and explicit content that make the whole experience of shooting enemies more enjoyable, and we can only wait for the next game to be exactly like the predecessor.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
With the revival of the Tomb Raider franchise, we can expect that Lara Croft is going to keep her adventures in the jungle since the first two entries of this re-born saga were a mass hit among gamers.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the long-awaited title for this incredible saga, and we can expect a great story with engaging characters that will put our main character in all kinds of dangerous situations, definitely a game to look forward to.
Modern videogames journalists affirm that single-player mode is close to extinction, but with these games being long waited for, we can say the opposite. We look to the future of these exciting games with great enthusiasm.
Online videogames and single player games have changed from what they used to be, and with the future of gaming being so uncertain, we can only wait to see the evolution of our favourite hobby.
Creating a stable and safe software is more ofa utopia than a mere reality, and Apple is now tasting a bit of their own medicine with the latest version of their biggest Mac OS Mojave, where a bridge was found and malicious apps and programs could have complete access to your personal data and sensitive information without even breaking a sweat.
Can you imagine being one of the users and find out your identity has been stolen while you were browsing through Google? Outrageous, right?
In this article, we’ll show you how Apple is dealing with the flaw, and how it was found by an app developer who was trying new stuff.
The Flaw Affects all Mojave Versions
No matter the Mac OS version you’re running on your devices, it’s important to let you know this breach is known to affect all Mojave versions and previous ones as well. Apparently, the exposure allows several apps to have access to people’s browsing history whether it is enabled or not.
Encrypted Information and the fear of leakage
These files are usually encrypted and in read-only mode, but even though people are being conscious and want to protect their information, hackers are smarter and more vicious than a ‘regular' person. So, it's inevitable for hackers to access the ‘hidden' files and check all the information they happen to find inside making you feel vulnerable and ‘naked' online.
How does it work?
Unfortunately, the app developer who found the breach chose not to share the actual way to enter the files without any restriction whatsoever until Apple is able to release their new patched version after fixing the flaw to avoid problems.
Now you know. If you are an avid iOS lover and love to search around online while using sensitive information, be careful and take good care of your personal data.
When we get access to any kind of website through Facebook login, generally assume that everything is going to be fine because we are accustomed to entering the site with no problems as it seems to be absolutely legit to trust the familiar blue icon.
Now, rules have changed a bit with the new technique some hackers are getting into use and abuse.
Phishing Is Easy to Do
This operational criminal tactic ends up stealing your vital personal information and sending it to hackers so they can do whatever they want with your data. They give a new name to the word phishing.
No matter how vigilant users are they could easily fall for this method of data collection. It was found that cybercriminals were publishing links to services and blogs which sent visitors to read articles or get discounted goods through the login using the Facebook account button.
Once you click on this button two possible things can happen, you're getting redirected to Facebook or getting served with Facebook on a pop-up window so you can enter your profile through showing Facebook credentials.
Later on, it was pointed out the malevolent blogs and services are showing users a very close to reality phoney Facebook prompt but once they click this, their info gets stolen.
What Happens with The Info?
This info can be stolen for many purposes such as bank account theft, industrial spying, privacy invasion and whatever it might attempt against trustful technology users.
This fake Facebook prompt is specially designed to look and feel exactly as the real deal so users click on it confidently to realize that once they do, they could easily be victims of malware.
Malware is the root of all phishing attacks because thanks to this malicious software, hackers have their way into all the information they can get and get paid for.
As a matter of fact, interaction with this phoney Facebook login prompt is so real that you can drag it anywhere and even click on exit as if it was a real button so people don't know what they're getting into.
The only way to protect yourself against this malware attack is to drag the login prompt to the edge of the pop-up window, this way you get to detect if it's real by checking if it disappears a little towards the border of the window.
It's always a good practice to authenticate with two factors in order to prevent hacker attacks once they got your information. That way the security breaches can be minimized.
Cybersecurity companies invest millions on trying to avoid all kinds of schemes that destroy the trust of the customers in computer products but we can also do our own in order to keep safe and to take good care of our hardware and software.
It's quite important to realize how easy we could lose our means of work and entertainment by having a sloppy guarding technique in our equipment. Let's not allow hackers to do that.