As an extremely amateur historian — and an extremely attractive archaeologist — I’ve always been fascinated with the “what ifs” of gaming’s timeline. What if Blizzard had pulled the plug on World of Warcraft during development as it did for Warcraft Adventures? What if Hellgate: London had a lot more time and resources before it launched? What if North America had embraced the free-to-play model much earlier instead of the subscription model? What if Massively was shut down by AOL and reborn as Massively Overpowered thanks to a lot of late nights and a crazy Kickstarter campaign? Life would’ve been a lot better. Or worse. That’s the problem with counterfactual history: We can make educated guesses, but we’ll never really know. While it’s sad to see MMOs shut down due to underperformance, it’s especially maddening to contemplate MMOs canceled before they even made it to the starting gate. Today I’m tackling probably … [Read more...] about The Game Archaeologist: True Fantasy Live Online
Most people these days have become heavy users of the internet; and I guarantee that you wouldn’t be reading ShoutMeLoud if you weren’t. It’s been an awesome technological advancement that has revolutionized the way that we do things. The internet has certainly impacted our lives, and the way we did things in the past is now different to this day; most people cannot even live without it, nor could know a life that did not have it. Here are some of the ways the internet has changed us, for the better and for the worse: Years back the main form of communication that was used was physical letters; often taking a week or even two to have them sent to someone and expecting a response, even longer. With the invention of the internet came email and instant messaging, which meant people could send and receive things instantly, changing the way we communicate with each other. All those direct contacts with people, the hundreds of emails or Facebook updates we get each day … [Read more...] about How The Internet Has Impacted Our Lives?
How many times, you have tried covering a live event from Apple, Google or any major Blogging event? I used to use the default WordPress post editor and hit the update button again and again, when I was covering an event and it was not only tedious but also it was very ineffective for readers. Readers have to manually refresh the page to see new live Blog updates. There were few options back there, but nothing was free and since I was covering the event using streaming video, there was no point of spending hundreds of dollar on live Blogging tools. Thanks to Automattic (Parent company of WordPress), they have come up with a free plugin for Bloggers who love to cover any event live. The plugin is named as LiveBlog and it does exactly what it says. In this article, I will be sharing some of the usage of this plugin and how you can setup and use this plugin. What is LiveBlog WordPress Plugin? LiveBlog WordPress plugin let you live blog anything right from post itself and it comes with … [Read more...] about How to Live Blog using LiveBlog WordPress Plugin?
Unlike Internet Explorer, Google Chrome is not just a web browser it’s a super productive tool. Some of the Chrome features that I like the most are Chrome Sync (as it can backup passwords, auto fill form, history, bookmarks, preferences, extensions, apps automatically on the Google servers), Multiple Users, ability to “Open link in incognito window” and much more. Also, there are tons of apps and extensions on Chrome Web Store and that makes Chrome addictive. Read: 10 Google Chrome Tips & Tricks You Probably Don’t Know The following are the 12 Chrome extensions that I use the most. In fact these are the only extensions that are currently enabled on my PC. But I’ve also listed the other extensions that I use occasionally. 1. Buffer Buffer is the smartest way to publish your updates to social media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.). It not only shares your content but also tracks its results. You can schedule your updates so as to get maximum … [Read more...] about Top 25 Google Chrome Extensions I Can’t Live Without
Domain business is getting hotter and every day thousands of people are getting online. Anyone who is getting his business online, they need a domain and hosting to get started and I’m sure you know how important it is for you to be an early adopter to stay ahead in the game. Google domains and Amazon domain service is the most recent addition in the big player of Domain services. Google announced their domain services a little back and they are already sending out invitation code to start using their services and with a limitation. If you are in U.S. you can start using Google domains now with their invitation code (You can apply for an invitation code here), but if you are not a U.S. citizen seems like you are out of luck. Not to worry as today I will be sharing a nice work-around (you can call it my self-created hack) to buy domains from Google domains if you are outside U.S. I live in India and I used this exact steps to book a domain from Google domains & you can follow … [Read more...] about Interesting Hack To Buy Domains From Google Domains OutSide U.S