By Keiran / Gaming / / 0 Comments

Boss Level: Keeping Your Gaming PCs at Their Best

Video gaming is an entertainment for all ages. The main demographic is 18-34 years, but those 34-54 are another big segment – even larger than the under-18 group – although the youngest group may spend the most hours gaming, especially during a pandemic. Regardless, PC gamers of any age want the most powerful, fastest computer they can get.

It’s difficult to beat the Boss Level of that favorite game if your computer is lagging. The horror! If you’re serious about gaming, consider the ideas in this article to achieve your next personal best.

The gaming industry is moving to Triple-A titles. Think Grand Theft Auto or Call of Duty. These AAA video games are the equivalent of blockbuster movies. They take months to years for massive teams of people to develop, everything about such games is ambitious (even the price!). The graphics and animation are more immersive, the storylines offer hours of content and encourage open exploration, and the games have a grander scale and improved sound design, too.

All that requires more from your computer. Depending on the age of your computer, you may not need to replace it to power the latest, greatest games. Or you could upgrade to a more powerful video card. Adding more random access memory (RAM) might also take a computer up to the Triple-A level.

Troubleshooting the Home-Gaming PC

Whether you’re trying the Triple A game or not, you may run into other problems. A screen locks up, a system crashes, or you see weird graphics or wonky textures in a game. You shoot an opponent with a direct hit, and he takes the win. Any of these problems can ruin your gaming experience.

Various issues cause these headaches for home gamers. Regrettably, they can be difficult to diagnose. The problems might be tied to:

  • overheating – modify your power settings, and make sure the computer is getting enough air flow;
  • driver issues – games crashing could mean the latest video drivers aren’t installed;
  • file corruption – reinstalling the game could help;
  • an unstable internet connection – consider moving to a wired Ethernet connection.

Running too many programs on your PC can also cause games to run less smoothly. Close out other programs. Free up disk space if you can. Also, putting the game’s graphics on a lower setting can make them less resource-intensive.

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By Keiran / GamingReviews / 0 Comments

Hi guys, so this is my first time writing a review so please take it easy on me!

As many people close to me know, I do like the odd PC game, however it takes a certain game to pique my interest. Comedy is generally the way forward with me and when I saw some reviews for this game on Steam, I had to give it a go.

Not For Broadcast is a game where you control the news. You are in control of camera angles, censorship, Advertising and keeping the show on the air by staying clear of interference.

I didn't realise when downloading this game just how fun it would be. I need to point out at this stage that this game is not for kids or those of a sensitive disposition. The adult humour and language took me by surprise at first as I expected this to be a simple simulation type game at first, but I was pleasantly surprised.

This is definitely a British game and the overall theme of the broadcasts definitely tie in to current political events, but in a fun way.

The game is currently in early release so there are only three levels / scenarios to play, but when you complete these three, you immediately find yourself looking forward to what the developers add on next - A bit like waiting for the next episode of The Masked Singer UK! (I knew Daisy was Kelis and Monster is DEFINATELY not Ceelo Green). Anyway, back to the game!

The graphics are really good and the mixture of gaming graphics alongside real world footage fit together seamlessly.

This game isn't all about controlling the news - There is a story line element to it which your advertising and choices in the broadcasts have an influence over. There is not a great deal of the storyline in the Early Access, but I really hope this is something the developers are working on for the future updates as this really ties the game together.

At £11.39 I was a bit sceptical at first but trust me - It's worth it even for the hour and a half of playing the Early Access 3 levels.

So that's it, my first review. It's only short and sweet but after playing this game I had to tell someone about it and I thought where better than here!

Have you played this game? Have you got any questions? I want to know. Get in touch in the comments below 🙂

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