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    • Geographic guessing game? Are you for real? How can that be educative or fun?
       
      Geoguessr's basic idea is to have the player guess (or know) locations of pictures shown. Each game has 5 locations and you get points based on how good your knowledge is. You can also set up challenges, like time limit. Some pictures are also really hard to guess from first look, so you have to zoom around and search around for clues or hints (like signs in different language).
       
      This makes the game innovative, educative and fun at the same time. Once you've cleared your first game, you get options to start a new game, or share your game to your friends f.ex in Facebook. They can then either be astounded of your geographical knowledge or ask you for hints in next lottery draw.
       

      Above is a picture of a house I somehow got inside to. Can you guess where this location is at?
       
      With new tools for creativity even learning can be fun. Who said learning can't be fun. I'd say from a gamer perspective, this game is as addicting as flappy bird is. It even has the same side-effects of getting frustrated, when your opponent doubles your score you were so proud of.
       
      You can find more about Geoguessr and play it here: http://www.geoguessr.com/
       
      Thanks Mohaiken for tipping about this jewel of a game.
       
      How did your knowledge of atlas score at? Was it easier to pinpoint picture of Poland than a location of Azeroth (or any other game you've played before)? Comment below if you tried the game!

    • Coffee is boiling and food you can eat with less than one hand is being prepared - Time to do some more exploring of Cyrodiil!
       
      As an ESO guild we are desperately praying that this time we will get to show our guildtag, but it seems unlikely to happen. We will just have to die in a big pile - That is as good sign for Ginnunga as anything!

    • If you defeat your enemy in PvP combat you are winning.
       
      If you win the fight in a dominating fashion, you are owning.
       
      If you are dominating even more, and you subtract 15 years from your age, you are pwning.
       
      Then there is a new level. We call that clowning.
       
      To be able to clown, you have to purchase The Elder Scrolls Online: Clowning Edition. Only Lyngs knows where to find it.
      To be able to clown, you have to purchase The Elder Scrolls Online: Clowning Edition.  
      In Guild Wars 2 we coined the phrase "clowning" when you win in such a ridiculous fashion that using common terms as "owning" is not nearly enough.
       
      You are winning to such a degree that it is almost comical, but also a bit sad and tragic since winning in such a convincing manner is not really what you signed up for.
       
      What is then comical but also tragic? - You've got it, the clown.
       
      Clowning was born.
       
      We expect to tragically do a bit of Clowning in The Elder Scrolls Online, but we also hope to be roflstomped quite a few times. roflstomped is another phenomenon and it cannot be explained in words, it has to be experienced. So in the middle of all our clowning, we pray for a reversed roflstomp every now and then.
       
      To ensure that a significant amount of clowning will be done, Lyngs prepared for us The Elder Scrolls Online - Clowning Edition. It is even more expensive than the Imperial edition and nobody knows where you can find it other than Lyngs.
       
      Disclaimer: We are not actually selling anything. This is satire.

    • Ernesto

      TitanFall in Eyefinity

      By Ernesto, in News,

      The menus are streched and distorted in Eyefinity, but the game itself looks absolutely stunning.
       
      The performance is stellar and my computer marched on without a hickup in 6048x1080 with settings maxed.
       
      The gameplay is very quick and the matches overly short, but there is some fun to be had - and who in their right mind hasn't dreamt about driving a huge killer robot machine? If it wasn't for my Eyefinity setup, I am not sure it would be nearly as appealing as it currently is, but oh my does the game take you into the battlefield.
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

    • Muuman

      Insurgency

      By Muuman, in News,

      This game is a fast-paced FPS which can be described as a semi-simulator. They've gone lengths to make sure it has enough realism to feel good, but not too much for the less hardcore players out there. Crosshair is a history in this game, you will die to a well placed bullet to the head.
       
      http://www.playinsurgency.com/
       
      Playing as a team is recommended, as you'll need some tactics to break enemy defenses. It's fun and intense and it's one of those games that do well playing with buddies!
       
      Here's some quick and dirty sniper action!
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      There you are!
       
       


    • The game runs well in Eyefinity, with a few quirks. The UI is absolute positioned and does not make use of any multi-monitor API to identify the center screen like many other modern games do.
       
      In MMOs it is generally not an issue since you can just manually move all the UI elements to the center screen, but they are static in ESO, so some vital elements, like the group window, is on the far left screen, making it impossible to see other than with your blurry peripheral vision.
       
      During the beta weekend, the Fullscreen alternative in the game options did not work as intended, which means that Crossfire solutions like mine cannot make use of the power of any additional video card. Luckily the game is not so heavy to run, so it is still playable at massive resolution with a single card, but it would have been nice to be able to keep a steady 60 FPS all the time, which would have been possible if both cards worked as they should.
       
      SLI users can still use some of the power of their extra card even if not running in fullscreen, but it is at a reduced capacity.
       
      The tilted effect you can see on the sides is an effect of the field of view. It looks a bit weird now, on a flat surface, but as you play in Eyefinity, the monitors slightly surround you and in the corner of your eye, the trees will be straighter (although not perfectly straight since your monitors are not smoothly bent like a globe).

    • Ernesto

      Easy guide to Twitch

      By Ernesto, in Software,

      An easy guide how to setup your computer to broadcast your gaming on Twitch. In less than a few minutes, you will be ready for your audience!
       
      Just follow the simple steps outlined below and a world of moving pictures and sound will open up to you!
       

      Create an account on Twitch
      http://www.twitch.tv/signup
       
      Enter your details and submit. You will have to verify your email.
       
      Done!
       
       

       
       

      A simple login screen



      Download a streaming client
      For this example we are going to use XSplit, which is the easiest to setup and get started with.
      https://www.xsplit.com/download
       
      After you have downloaded it, you can install it.
       
       

      Register an account with the streaming client
       
      You will also need an Xsplit account, so register one here:
      https://www.xsplit.com/#register
       
      You will have to confirm your email.
       
       

      Set up the streaming client
      Start your XSplit and log in with your credentials. The free version can stream in 720p as the highest, which is fine as you start out.
       
      When you are logged in, in the menu select the following:
      Broadcast -> Add Channel -> Twitch
       
      This will open up the Twitch connection wizard
       
       
       
       

      Magically simple.

      Click the button "Authorize".
       
      This will open up a page where you sign in with your twich account that you created earlier. After you have logged in, XSplit will measure your connection speeds and set things up accordingly. The defaults that XSplit sets works fine.
       

      Ready to broadcast!
      You can now start broadcasting!
       
      In the menu choose:
      Broadcast -> Twitch

    • There is a lot going on in videocard land at the moment. It is not just stronger faster, harder, bigger, better graphic cards that are being released but also software to make life easier, faster, stronger, harder, bigger, better, etc for us gamers. AMD for example is playing around with Mantle, a nifty feature where the game will directly communicate with the graphic card to make sure no power is lost and improving performance, and Nvidia has it's Shadowplay. The latter being the one I am going to promote here.
       
       
      What is Shadowplay.
       
      Shadowplay is a hardware accelerate screen recording app designed for and made by Nvidia. It is similar to Fraps (for recording) or Xsplit (for streaming). But without the performance loss! Shadowplay uses a new dedicated capture API* to achieve this. It also uses the new H.264 video encoding hardware that can be found in the newer Nvidia 600 and 700 graphics card series.
       
       
      Oh my god, that is awesome! How do I install and use this?
       
      First go to Geforce-Experience, and install the Geforce Experience if you havnt done so yet. This is Nvidia's fancy little program that will tell you when there are driver updates (including beta ones if you want), it can optimize game settings for smoothest gameplay, spam you with news you wont care about, Nvidia Shield and... Shadowplay!
       
      Once you installed the Geforce Experience you can go to Settings and the Shadowplay tab and change some settings around, hotkeys to start and end recording, location of the overlay icon, etc. It's all very self-explanatory.
       
      In the top right you have the button Shadowplay, hit it and this little window pops up;
       

       
      •The on and off button.
       
      •Below the on/off button you have an Open Folder (to view past recordings) and a Settings button.
       
      •The Mode button, which allows you to switch between; Manual, Shadow and Stream to Twitch.
       
      •Shadow Time, this is where you can set how much of your past gameplay it will record. There is a little slider you can move up and down and you will see the time and HD storage it will take go up and down with it. More on this below.
       
      •Video quality button, change the quality of the recorded video. (important when you try to stream with low uploads)
       
      •The Audio button, change what you want people to hear when listening to your stream or your video.
       
      Pick your preferable settings, start your game and start recording/streaming.
       
      Here is a nice little overview of what the Icon looks like ingame in different modes;
       

      (pictures taken from http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/)
       
       
      Shadow Mode
       
      In Shadow mode, it "shadows" your last 20minutes of gameplay (20 is the max). You can also use manual mode ofcourse to capture it. But with Shadow Mode running you wont have to worry that you can't show anyone that awesome kill/move/etc you just did. Just hit the button and the last 20 minutes are saved to your harddrive. It can dish out 1080p video's at 50mbps.
       
      And most important, with barely any performance loss. It is still in beta testing, so there might be some hickups here and there but so far it has proven to be pretty solid. Shadowplay is supported for Nvidia GTX650 cards and up. Notebook GPU's are NOT supported at this time.
       
       
       
      *An application programming interface (API) specifies how components should interact with eachother.

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