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Gaming Podcasting For Dummies

Gaming podcasting how to
I’ve listened to podcasts for years.  The medium has come a long way from the Wild West days of 2006, when the only qualification needed to start a show was having a microphone and a voice, to the exciting present…

Game Server Economy Design and Paid Content

Game Server Economy Design and Paid Content
One of the most essential parts of video games and game servers are the economy, the question of; What does the player do, what is their objective, what will the outcome of completing that objective be?  In nearly all MMOs…

Ways in which gaming improves your mind

Ways in which gaming improves your mind
Gaming has become a huge part of today’s culture. When the phenomenon began taking off, gaming was considered to be something only children should take part in. However, over the years, there’s been a significant increase in interest in this…

How to find legit developers today

A silhouette of a man surrounded with questions, symbolizing essentials required to find legit developers today.
Finding decent developers can be more difficult than you might think. With the programming industry becoming one of the most sought after professions, there are a lot of developers on the market. However, that does not mean that they all…

Working with developers

Working with developers within your gamecommunity
If you want to stand out with your community/gamemode you will most likely have to invest (time/energy/money) into custom content/features. This can come in the form of a custom gamemode, automated donation system, crossover features, in-game content or special applications.…

Ingenuine Personalities a bi-weekly vent*

Ingenuine personalities. There are so many of them out there. Sitting on their high horse online AND in a high chair in their mother’s basement; how often do you come across someone who just seems a bit odd? They haven’t…

An inside look at game server hosting

Inside gameserver hosting by Host Havoc
Many popular PC titles today have their multiplayer platforms driven by player-hosted servers. This allows players and communities to custom tailor gameplay environments and settings to their liking. Much of these servers can be hosted by anyone who plays the…

My server is declining, now what?

What They Don’t Tell You About Server Management
I’m not trying to sound like your dad but, there comes a time in every server owners life where you will experience periods (not those..) of player inactivity. This is not something to panic or feel bad about. In this…

Then and now: gaming communities

gaming communities then and now
Times change and so do communities. Over the years I have seen priorities shift and a lot of servers shutting down. The traditional community containing of gameserver(s), website + active forum and voice server seems to be fading away, which…