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Cybersecurity risks in online gaming

Online gaming has evolved drastically and has almost replaced video games. As a gamer, not every user is aware of the risks in gaming. Online gaming attracts people of different age groups and different geographical regions. With so many being excited to play online games, this certainly opens doors for various cybersecurity threats.

Everything you need to know about 5G Gaming

With AMD's new Threadripper processor unveil, as well as the Playstation 5 and Microsoft xCloud announcements, it seems like the next-gen of gaming is knocking at the door. As the hardware world is gearing towards greater heights, manufacturers are quickly preparing for this whole other world of connectivity that 5G gaming is promising. Videogames are often cited as one of the biggest benefactors of this new wireless technology, but what exactly can we expect from 5G gaming in the near future? Continue reading and find out everything you need to know about 5G gaming.

PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X Launching Holiday 2020, Which will Dominate?

Earlier this Summer, Sony skipped out on a traditional E3 press conference leaving fans wondering what's next on the horizon. In a rather uneventful way, Sony announced its next-generation hardware the PlayStation 5 in April 2019. We didn't get any pictures of the new console or controller. However, Sony did elaborate on the power of the system along with the new DualShock 5 controller. While the design of the hardware hasn't been shown off yet, dev kits for the system have apparently been shown off online.

Do Higher FPS Numbers Make You a Better Gamer?

When the topic of gaming comes about, terms like refresh rates and FPS are ones that most frequently pop up among avid players. Aside from consoles, which usually come with low caped frame rates, PC games can customize their setups and choose monitors ranging anywhere from 60 FPS to 240 FPS. But, what does it exactly mean, and does it affect your performance? Continue reading to find out.

Half-Life: Alyx – The Pinnacle of VR Gaming so Far?

In November 2019, Valve sent shockwaves through the PC gaming community by releasing an announcement trailer for its new Half-Life game, titled Half-Life: Alyx. The long-awaited sequel promises to revolutionize the VR experience, by bringing an exclusively VR product with never before seen features. Although there's not much information yet, the short but compact trailer blew us away with many unique details and left us wanting more. Continue reading to find out every piece of information that's currently available on this PC exclusive.

How to build a gaming PC?

Building a gaming PC is no different than building a typical PC, and the only difference is deciding on the components and budget. In the early 1990s, building a PC was a common practice amongst technology hobbyists. With the introduction of branded, low-cost, and fully assembled PCs from Dell, Compaq, HP, and other major PC manufacturers voided reasons for assembling your own PC as it was cheaper and better to buy an off-the-shelf unit. The PC makers have the buying power to bundle components into a single unit and offer you better pricing and reliability than your own defeats the purpose of building your own customized PC. Despite the fact that the economy-of-scale offered by the PC manufacturers don't sway into buying a ready-made PC, you have a couple of things to consider when you choose to build your own "gaming" PC.

What are the Risks for Average Torrent Downloader?

The exponential growth of file-sharing services and peer-to-peer networks over recent years has made it extremely easy to share any kind of media content. Through simplified file-sharing services such as BitTorrent, eDonkey and Gnutella, it has become very easy to share and obtain copyrighted materials and pirated versions of popular applications. However, with this growth in peer-to-peer networks that allow users to share files with other users worldwide comes risks for the users, which have increased dramatically at the same time.

Can someone track my IP Address through games I played?

Online gaming is a very big and common thing in today's age of technology, and many people sometimes have queries about their security and safety while playing games online. This often leads to the age-old question of whether or not someone can track others' IP Address through the games they play. To better understand exactly how that's possible, we'll first lightly explain and touch on how online games typically work.

Can You Hide Your IP Address While Playing Games?

Today while playing games online, some might consider hiding your IP Address for some reason and question if it is even possible. The short answer is yes, it is possible but it comes with quite a few caveats. This is because typically; when playing a game online, you care very much about response time and how quickly your machine and the Internet can send the game server data and receive it. This aspect of online gaming is referred to as latency or lag. While the latency on a game can never go below a certain point as a person's physical location and distance away affects this, adding layered overhead processes between the player sending data and receiving data from the server can negatively affect this. And as it so happens, all the methods in which one can use to hide their IP Address would generate some overhead and negatively affect this; some more so than others. When players have bad latency or lag while playing only games, the experience they get while playing the game deteriorates exponentially and can quite often cause them to be unable to play the game altogether.

How to Find the IP Address of a Game Server?

Typically with online gaming, a player connects to a server located somewhere in the cloud and then sends and receive data through the Internet. This process is how game servers keep players data and updates it for every other player to see in real-time what is happening on the server. For this connection to be established, it means that the player's machine must connect to the game server and therefore ultimately, it's possible for a player to find the IP Address of a game server. To that end, we'll be looking at how a player can do this to find out the exact IP Address of a game server.

How to get around IP Ban?

IP ban is a block setup by a server to reject request made from a particular IP or range of IP addresses. The IP ban may have been implemented automatically due to abuse pattern detected by the server or placed manually by an administrator. IP ban is implemented to protect the server from abuse such as brute force attacks, block emails from known spammers and limit usage by users. IP Ban allows a server to ban an IP address from accessing a website, forum, email or game server.