I’m already old and bitter when it comes to survival games. I’ve killed zombies, dinosaurs, infected bears, maybe even infected dinosaurs, and people. Lots of people. Even for food, and I don’t mean apples. I’ve been been forced to hand over my clothes in the freezing cold, drowned myself to escape imprisonment, and endured beaches full of dead, starved naked men on a PvE server that was unable to provide food for its citizens. It’s been the worst parts of The Walking Dead when I’ve been looking for the “It’s going to be OK!” moments. All this during what’s largely proven to be an unending “Early Access” period. To say I’m critical of the survival genre at this point may be an understatement. By all accounts, someone might think I hate them, and they’d be half right. I hate most of what I’ve played. There’s cool stuff, but it’s like finding a $1 bill in what you hope was a … [Read more...] about GDC 2018: Rend is looking to ‘WoW’ the survival genre
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Bitcoin is back in news again after trading at a record high of $4483 per coin this month. Many cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin are powered by a technology known as blockchain, and its potential use cases extends far beyond just the financial world—it continues to find use in government, healthcare, real estate, security, and many other industries. At events and in publications that cover the advertising industry, blockchain has been a hot topic as a candidate for bringing in more transparency into ad tech and solving problems such as opaque supply chains and ad fraud, how much of it is hype and what are the facts? Before getting into how blockchain could help ad tech, let’s understand what it is and how it works. Each “block” in a blockchain typically contains a hash pointer to the previous block, timestamp, and transaction data. A blockchain is a growing list of records, or blocks, linked together and secured by cryptography. Stripped to the basics, … [Read more...] about Can Blockchain Fix the Problems of Digital Advertising Industry?
Running a self hosted WordPress blog is fun, as we need to take care of everything. Moment you start a self hosted blog, you are almost running a business. That means, you need to take care of everything around your blog. One of the major concern with self hosted blogger is web-hosting. Till the time your current hosting is not giving any issues, you don’t need to worry about anything, but moment your WordPress blog gets old, or some buggy plugin or codes starts playing hide & seek, webhosting company can give nightmare. In last 4 years of blogging, I had many sleepless night because of hosting woes, and it’s always fun to fix the problem and learn something new. This is one reason, I often recommend new bloggers to opt for quality webhosting, which can easily host your WordPress blog, and you can focus more on thing you are best at; i.e. writing. In my earlier guide (Webhosting packages for beginners), I explained different type of hosting packages, and explained why … [Read more...] about Is it Worth the Upgrade?
Sometimes, I wish I never knew about SEO, so that, I could write articles without worrying about Keyword research, Ranking on the first page of Google or driving an insane amount of traffic. Truth is, over the time this has become a necessity. Without traffic, our blog is just a star among countless stars in the universe which people would never know about. So, that’s where SEO comes in. WordPress being the best platform for blogging comes with an ample amount of plugin options. We wish to make our WordPress blog SEO optimized, we have hundreds of plugin for the same. We wish to make our blog secure, we have an unlimited number of WordPress security plugins available. All the other plugins are fine but what worries me is the number of SEO plugins available for WordPress. Do a simple search in Google for “WordPress SEO plugins” and you will be bombarded with options like: These are just a few of them. Now the question is what SEO plugin should we rely on and how many … [Read more...] about The Problem With Unlimited WordPress SEO Plugins
You: I need urgent help? Customer support: We are looking into it after 10 minutes… You: Hey, Any update? My site is down Customer support:Sir/Mam, we are looking into it. I know how much it’s irritating and hard to imagine that someone has willingly ignored your request for support – Whether it is for premium themes & plugins or hosting or for any other products. It’s more frustrating that we have stuck somewhere while using their product and after writing an Email for a support request, we are not getting the help from their side. If it is not an emergency then we can wait some days for their response but what if it is urgent to resolve the problem? Feel like your own story? Well, this happens to many of us all the time.. .. This is why today you will be learning many secrets of writing support request that will get answered quickly. What to do to get attention for our problem from the support team of the product? How to write a … [Read more...] about How To Write A Support Request That Will Get Problem Fixed ASAP!