Gaming has evolved dramatically in the last 10 years. Players have gone from gaming in their room alone to competing against other people from all around the world. But, one of the biggest developments is the fact that you can now live stream games, as well as share other content with gamers whenever you want to. Let’s take a closer look at how gaming and iGaming is changing the tech world and what it can bring to players.
Content Creation Heads to Twitch
No longer do people just play games mindlessly. They want to learn about a game and immerse themselves in the storyline or theme. This means that more people want to engage and talk about what is happening in a game they are playing. This has allowed Twitch to thrive and this is a platform where you can enjoy a lot of content creation. People are live streaming themselves talking about their favorite games and interacting with people from all around the world.
In fact, there are even gamers that are broadcasting themselves playing so that others can watch them. This is something that a lot of people find fun to create, as well as watch. It is entertaining and it becomes the live version of YouTube. You can get all of the reaction and learn about the game as they go.
Live Casinos Increase in Popularity
For many years, online casinos have grown in popularity. Players love the convenience of playing their favorite casino games whenever they want. The first casino websites only allowed you to play for fun. Now, you are able to bet real money and all from the comfort of your own home. But, just like the gaming industry as a whole, the online casino sector has continued to develop and grow and this has led to the online live casino. With so much competition out there, providers had to work hard to bring players what they wanted. For most people, this was an even more realistic gambling experience.
Now it is possible to enjoy a live casino as a result of streaming. This means that players can gamble in real time with a dealer. They are in a studio and are able to do everything from turning cards to spinning the roulette wheel. So, players are still at home and are able to play bets through the internet. They can even interact with the dealer if they want to. This gives people the opportunity to play against others from around the world too. What people love about this is that it is closer to the real deal than animation and some other online games.
Esports Broadcasts are Big
Have you ever taken part in Esports? If you have not heard of this before, it is about time you learned what this is. It is taking over when it comes to gaming and its popularity is projected to grow even more in the coming years. Simply, esports stands for electronic sports. It is a way for players to compete against each other. Think about it as a huge tournament. Esports is actually becoming very serious and not only do people love to play in competitions, but they also enjoy watching it.
You might be surprised at how professional esports is becoming. For some people, this is their job and you can make a lot of money out of playing in competitions. There are gamers out there that are making this their full-time career and becoming famous on the internet.
Safari exploit can leak browser histories and Google account info – Yahoo Movies Canada
Apple device users appear to be vulnerable to a significant browser privacy flaw. According to 9to5Mac, FingerprintJS has disclosed an exploit that lets attackers obtain your recent browser history, and even some Google account info, from Safari 15 across all supported platforms as well as third-party browsers on iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. The IndexedDB framework (used to store data on many browsers) is violating the “same-origin” policy that prevents documents and scripts from one location (such as a domain or protocol) from interacting with content from another, letting appropriately coded websites deduce Google info from signed-in users as well as histories from open tabs and windows.
The flaw only compromises the names of the databases rather than the content itself. However, this would still be enough for a malicious site owner to grab your Google username, discover your profile picture and otherwise learn more about you. The history could also be used to piece together a rudimentary profile of the sites you like. Private browsing won’t defeat the exploit, FingerprintJS said.
Apple Will Reportedly Be Requiring Covid-19 Boosters for Its Store and Corporate Workers – Gizmodo
Apple now considers covid-19 booster shots to be an important element in protecting its workers and will be purportedly requiring employees to show proof that they’ve gotten the additional dose to access its premises, according to an internal email seen by the Verge.
On Saturday, the Verge reported that Apple would be requiring its retail and corporate employees to get a covid-19 booster shot once they are eligible for one. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, individuals who received Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines can get a booster five months after their first two shots. Those who receive the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot are eligible to get boosted two months after vaccination.
As told by the Verge, Apple workers will have four weeks to comply with the company’s booster requirement once they become eligible. If employees don’t get a booster within that time frame, they will be required to take frequent covid-19 tests to enter an Apple Store, partner store, or Apple office beginning on Feb. 15.
“Due to waning efficacy of the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines and the emergence of highly transmissible variants such as Omicron, a booster shot is now part of staying up to date with your COVID-19 vaccination to protect against severe disease,” Apple stated in the internal email, according to the Verge.
The memo also contained information for unvaccinated employees, which will be required to provide a negative covid-19 rapid antigen test before entering the workplace beginning on Jan. 24. Workers who have not provided proof of vaccination will also have to abide by this testing policy.
Gizmodo reached out to Apple on Sunday to confirm the Verge’s report, but we didn’t hear back by the time of publication. We’ll update this article if someone from the company gets back to us.
If the internal email is accurate, Apple would join Meta, owner of Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram, in requiring covid-19 booster shots for its employees. On Monday, Meta said that employees who are eligible to receive booster shots would need to provide proof of vaccination beginning on March 28 to enter its offices.
“Boosters provide increased protection,” a Meta spokesman told the Wall Street Journal. “Given the evidence of booster effectiveness, we are expanding our vaccination requirement to include boosters.”
Google hasn’t disclosed whether it will require its employees to get covid-19 booster shots but did say on Thursday it would require employees and contractors to have a negative covid-19 molecular test—which are generally more accurate and detect the presence of the coronavirus’ genetic material—such as a PCR test to access its offices or facilities. We reached out to Google to ask whether it would be requiring covid-19 booster shots for its employees on Sunday but haven’t heard back yet.
Amazon, meanwhile, purportedly isn’t using mandates to get people to get boosted, it’s using what it knows best: money. This past Thursday, the Information reported that Amazon was paying its hourly workers, including its 750,000 U.S. warehouse workers, $40 and offering them an extra (unpaid) day off to get a booster shot.
Gizmodo reached out to Amazon on Sunday to confirm whether this was indeed the case and ask if it planned to require boosters for all employees. We’ll update this article if someone from Amazon gets back to us.
Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 Raises Over $3.4 Million For Prevent Cancer Foundation – GameSpot
Awesome Games Done Quick 2022, the first of multiple charity speedrunning events run by the Games Done Quick Foundation, has ended with over $3.4 million raised for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
139 speedruns made up this year’s marathon, which began January 9 at 12 PM ET and ended at approximately 2 AM ET January 16. The exact amount raised by the event was $3,416,729, with all donations taken during that same time period.
#AGDQ2022 has raised a total amount of $3,416,729 for @preventcancer! This is officially the most we’ve ever raised in the history of @GamesDoneQuick – ANOTHER WR🏆
Thank you to everyone who made this marathon possible, and thank you all for your generosity & support❤️
— Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick) January 16, 2022
Highlights of this year’s event included a Pokemon race with one player running Omega Ruby and the other Alpha Sapphire, runs in multiple 2021 releases including Resident Evil Village and It Takes Two, and a blindfolded run of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice completed in exactly two hours. Multiple world records were also set during the event, including:
Awesome Games Done Quick is an annual charity speedrunning marathon run in early January by the Games Done Quick Foundation. The foundation runs multiple marathons throughout the year, including Summer Games Done Quick and Flame Fatales. Each event raises money for a different charity, including the Prevent Cancer Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, and the Malala Fund.
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