The esports juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down as this flourishing sector is poised to smash through the $1 billion barrier this year. Games like CS:GO, Dota 2, League of Legends and Overwatch have enjoyed a tremendous boost as a result of the phenomenon that is competitive gaming. It has turned gamers into multimillionaires and attracted all manner of commercial tie-ups, so developers are desperate to break into the esports scene. Yet not all games are suitable and MMO titles in particular must overcome several obstacles if they are to crack this potentially lucrative market. The most successful games in the esports arena are multiplayer online battle arena titles like LoL and Dota 2. First person shooters like CS:GO and Call of Duty are thriving too, with teams like Astralis becoming rich and famous as a result of their successes over the past year. Now Fortnite, which became the most popular game in the world in 2018, is bidding to muscle in. The battle royale … [Read more...] about Will MMO Games Have a Greater Influence on Esports Going Forward?
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By the time that World of Warcraft came on the scene in 2004, the MMORPG industry had already gravitated toward standard when it came to the interface — specifically, the camera angle. MMO players and devs seemed to prefer third-person views that either peered over the shoulder of avatars or followed right behind them. For decades now, we’ve grown used to watching our characters’ rears as they jog along, and we can’t really imagine the experience otherwise. Yet when you think about it, while this camera perspective is overwhelmingly used in the genre, it’s not the only one that crops up in MMOs. We’ve seen both old and new titles experiment with the camera angle, sometimes out of style and sometimes out of necessity (here’s a great Gamasutra article on the subject). For today’s list, we’re going to look at 10 MMORPGs where the camera is positioned in a different way than you’d normally expect, especially if you are coming from … [Read more...] about Perfect Ten: MMOs with different (camera) perspectives
Do you want to see yourself in Saga of Lucimia? Or see your character, we should specify. The team is making progress on the third-person camera mode and even previewed it with a recent video showing off a test character moving around while the third-person camera does what it does best with panning around. Now you can see the adventures of Beardlord Beardy MacBeardson in full panning action! No, really, this is a good thing. The camera panning and such is still a work in progress, but it looks smooth in the video, and it’ll give players more views to use depending on personal preference. Check out the video just below if you’d like to see the camera in action. It does not actually name the Beardlord, but we have chosen to infer his title as a sign of respect. Source: YouTube; thanks to Francis for the tip!SHARE THIS ARTICLE … [Read more...] about Saga of Lucimia previews its third-person camera perspective
There are two kinds of progressive people in the blogging industry: Those who accept technology when it’s almost mainstream. Those who understand which tech could become mainstream. 360* videos are likely going to become the rage in days to come. The question is: When will progressive users accept it as the best form of video content to consume? As a consumer, I realize that 360* videos (aka virtual reality videos) will be the most profitable and most consumed content type in the near future. One reason why is the high bracket of users who will be the first ones to consume VR content. And we all know that money is where the qualities are and not the quantity. However knowing all these facts, one thing that has often stopped me from buying a 360* video recording camera is the cost. When a quality virtual reality headset like the “Samsung Gear VR Oculus ” costs hundreds, creating such content on a regular basis would be out of budget for a hobby user … [Read more...] about Why & How To Capture 360* Videos/Photos From iPhone: 360 Video Camera In Budget
This is the 3rd post in our Video marketing series. With this series, my goal is to help you make better videos with your smartphone or camera. Here are two earlier posts in this series: Part 1: Best Tips To Record Outstanding Velfie Videos? [Video Selfies] Part 2: How To Shoot Outstanding Videos Using an iPhone [Must Know] Part 3 > In the recent past, nothing has come closer to disruption of an Industry like the smartphone has done with the camera and video recorder industry. The camera that started out as an added mechanism in the smartphone has become a full-fledged device used by professionals all over the world to capture photos and to shoot videos. This Smartphone disruption has brought about a new change & a change for good! Click To Tweet Everybody knows building mobile applications is a lucrative opportunity and hardware creators have realized the same. They can build products that compliment the features of the smartphone and add … [Read more...] about 10 Kickass Smartphone Camera Accessories for YouTube bloggers (Velfies)