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6 factors to know if PC gaming is good enough to serve players (Part 1)

Having a genuine, powerful gaming PC is every gamer’s dream. No matter what game plowing, professional or amateur. To get a powerful PC gaming, we have to carefully select all the components inside. Here are 6 factors that guarantee the gaming PC is good enough to serve players.

1. CPU – Microprocessor

With every computer, laptop, the CPU chip is the brain, which is the most important part despite its very small size. With gaming computers, it is clear that the chip needs to choose a new type, with more power, in the high-end type. You can refer to some CPU specialized to serve gaming needs like AMD Ryzen 5 2600X, Intel Core i7-8700K, Intel Core i9-7900X…

A CPU should be able to run many platform of PC Game.

2. Motherboard – Mainboard

The mainboard or motherboard is a large circuit board for mounting different components and parts. As a bridge between wires, circuits, components, etc. The motherboard must meet enough position to plug components.

First, you must see if the number of RAM slots on the board matches the amount of RAM you intend to install and is not compatible. If there is a need to plug other peripherals into the computer (including future needs). The motherboard must have a place to service these devices.

3. Graphics card of PC gaming

Graphics card, video card, or VGA is a must-have with any computer if you need to play games or do graphics. When building a PC gaming, we need to find a graphics card specializing in gaming instead of generic ones, there will be better support.

With the VGA of a gaming machine, we must pay much attention to the cooling system. When plowing games, especially when plowing for a long time, they will create a not small temperature, need to be cooled quickly to ensure the safety and longevity of the machine.

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The history of Steam – the dominant platform of PC Game (Part 4)

In 2010 and 2012 Steam landed on the MAC, a rare occurrence because Linux and Mac users complained they were abandoned by software/game developers. Also in 2012, Steam announced Steam workshop, end users can mod-edit the game they like as long as the agreement with the game publisher then show it to the community on this Steam workshop segment.

This step is like hitting big players like Nexus (the playground of the mod community), but due to a number of terms that Steam cannot browse for Mod 18+, Nexus can still live after. This event (unlike WON is dead)

Nexus still stands after Steam announced Steam Workshop

2012 was also the year Steam announced its Steam Mobile phone app as a remedy against cyberattacks on user accounts, at which point a Steam account could be traded on the Market system (Steam market).

Steam mobile is a form of tracking and verification of each transaction as well as providing a security code for Steam accounts. Users are now more secure with Steam mobile, but that’s still when you have a phone for yourself.

Constantly growing

Became the last boss of the online software/game business, so much so that the giants later tried to find a “steam” version like the way EA created Origin still had to accept defeat (Origin was announced in 2011 and EA can only sell their own games). Steam continues to find ways to support its users and grow its empire.

Steam in-home Streaming helps any user to be a streamer at home, then the form of sharing accounts for family members also helps users to share the game experience reasonably.

However, when Steam switched to attack hardware segments such as VR glasses, steam controllers or Steam machines in 2015, it seemed that users paid little attention (currently Steam’s VR price is still considered too high similar to The Steam controller cannot replace the Xbox controller that is so familiar to users).

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The history of Steam – the dominant platform of PC Game (Part 3)

Even if the Microsoft has been selling his Windows versions for the same price to all countries over the years, Steam has stirred up the price adjustment based on the value of the local currency.

Of course, to avoid being profiteers, Steam has locked the game trading so that countries with cheap games cannot run the game to countries that have to buy more expensive games.

Steam

And with these online gaming revolutions, an estimated 1.5 billion copies of games were sold through Steam in 2014, a number any retailer would dream of.

Comprehensive support for online users

Not resting on its victory, Steam is aimed at a group of customers wishing to play games or use applications that need to interact online. In 2008, Steam released Steamwork, an API that allowed users and manufacturers to interact online.

With the game segment, users can find each other in multiplayer matches, while the steam developer team allows them to easily keep track of the number of copies sold to users as well as keep track of the games.

Feedback to self-improvement of their products. More than Steamwork, it also helps Steam to post steam achievements of steam or third-party games, support the community, provide voice chat, and prevent cheat-hacking.

With the Steam API, a number of sites can be used to make statistics about games sold on this platform

In 2009, Steam completed Steamcloud. For users, perhaps, they will not be aware of this change, but for manufacturers, Steamcloud seems to be their lifeline – especially small-retail manufacturers do not want to spend money on storing information. Steamcloud operates on the principle of “cloud storage” – a technology that was not popular until 2012 or later.

Steamcloud allows users to store game saves, set up in the game right on the steam client itself, which means that even if they removed the game from the machine, one nice day reloading the game using steam, their save game is still there.

The settings remain the same, just log into the steam account, the computer will download those settings. Of course, there are still many big companies that don’t need Steam to support them with their storage, but for small manufacturers, they owe Gabe this.

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The history of Steam – the dominant platform of PC Game (Part 2)

Revolution in online gaming shopping

It is difficult to imagine the difficulty when buying games before steam, with the top games players, have to go to the game store in long queues to buy their favorite games.

What if you are far away or in countries where there are no game shops like Gamestop? Please place your order and wait a few days to half a month for your favorite game to be shipped home by mail.

Artwork when buying games at the store

For users who have struggled with the manufacturer – the release is even more bitter. They have to copy game copies, pack them and ship them to stores, and to a certain extent luckily they will not lose capital after deducting all the fees. When Steam is available, users only need a payment card, the manufacturer registers with this system and both come together in a few mouse clicks.

After the Rag Doll kungfu, Steam proved its potential to be silver coins by allowing game makers to trade on their clients. Big companies like id Software, Eidos Interactive, or even Capcom have gradually fallen.

By 2007, Steam officially had more than 13 million user accounts corresponding to 13 million customers, about 150 titles were sold. Also in 2007, the platform continued to introduce a community segment

This allowed players to gossip about the game they play, this is a feature that contributes to spreading Steam everywhere when anyone can sell canopy, gender introduce the game I play with my friends through this platform and the fatness of GabeN also increases accordingly.

And yet, if viewing Steam as a shopping revolution without mentioning the country-by-country subsidy policy will be a flaw.

Accordingly, users in the countries supported by this platform will be able to buy games or software at a price that is more favorable than the original price. This is an unprecedented deal with software vendors, and they are forced to respond to this or leave, of course, Steam still allows them to compromise on the exchange of money.

Steam became a dominant PC Game platform

Of course, this powerful platform is also opposed by many manufacturers, but on the part of users, they are more satisfied than ever.

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The history of Steam – the dominant platform of PC Game (Part 1)

The Steam is the most powerful gaming trading platform of the PC Master Race community today, but do you know how it was born and developed?

Steam could be said to be a life-changing opportunity for Valve and its leader Gabe Newell. From a game producer, the Steam platform has turned Valve into a leading global gaming vendor.

History begins

In the 2002s, Valve realized the urgency of the need for a client to allow game manufacturers to upload their patches and the need to store user data including game saves and other information. At the moment, the problem is not just Valve’s but a fearsome worry for every game maker, but not everyone thinks of the idea of having a shared client for everyone.

Posting the updates straight to the game server makes manufacturers have to force all users to “stop playing” for at least half a day or even days if problems arise.

User data loss is always a ticking time before online storage technologies are born.

Valve officially started building steam in 2002 after noticing the global explosion of the internet.

Invite users to test the beta version

On May 22, 2002, the idea was officially introduced at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) and scratched the game’s itch. Steam was well received, a breakthrough that could be considered to comprehensively overcome the inherent defects of the trading and after-sales for the game at that time.

Along with the growth of Steam, St., Gabe Newell is also increasingly massive

It took another year to conceive and check carefully, on September 11, 2003, the official Steam platform was released. At this time, it is used to make updates and archives for Counter-Strike version 1.6, and also for the first time in Counter-Strike history, tens of thousands of players can use the final version of the game.

They can update whenever they open the platform’s client and it does not force the server to pause to perform the update nor cause any difficulty for users. Steam has proven its strength when there are about 80,000 updates at the same time to upgrade to the latest CS 1.6 version.

Since Counter-Strike 1.6, gamers have had a more stable online gaming platform

With superior strength, friendliness, and good feedback from users. In 2004, steam officially deposed the King World Opponent Network (W.O.N), which was previously used as a temporary server for games that required users to play online with each other.

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PlayStation 5 from SONY: What Can We Expect?

PlayStation 5, Sony’s next gaming device model, remains a mystery. However, with the new website for it being actively built by Sony, fans of this series are even more eager.

According to some statements on the new PlayStation 5 (PS5) homepage, Sony says the PlayStation 5 is coming with a general release date of … in 2020. They have begun to share some incredible features. which we can expect from PS5. However, SONY is still not quite ready to reveal all about PS5. Fans can sign up to receive email updates on the PS5 release date, pricing and list of games available upon launch through this site. Here’s what gamers expect from PlayStation 5.

The PS4 is still a hot game console and the graphics of the games on this device are still very nice, running quite smoothly. So it would be a big question if there was no “nicer game version” on the PS5. Dualshock 5 sounds like a real concern when it comes to enhanced adaptive interaction and haptic feedback. If developers make the most of the technology, it can really help PS5 to attract more players. Gamers hopes the sequel to PlayStation-specific titles like “God of War,” “Marvel’s Spider-Man” and “Horizon Zero Dawn” will continue to launch and exclusively on the PS5 platform.

Many gamers want to play old titles like “Metal Gear Solid” from the original PlayStation and old “Persona” games from PS2 on the new console (PS5). Therefore, they expect PS5 to be more powerful and compatible with old titles besides releasing new exclusive titles.

One major hardware upgrade that PS5 is aiming for is speed. In particular, equipped with SSD helps this console store better and load content faster. Adding an SSD will be one of the most valuable hardware improvements. The addition of an SSD will help improve the installation speed from the physical installer and the loading process of the game to play. It usually takes a few minutes to load the game, which will discourage many gamers.