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Can RPGs Help You During The Covid-19 Pandemic?

Gather round...In the past few months, the sale of board games and tabletop games has rocketed by a staggering 240%. People are at home with more leisure time to spend on hobbies, and families in particular are turning to old-fashioned pursuits. Video gaming has also rocketed during the lockdown period by 75%. Roleplaying games (RPGs) have been particularly popular, plunging the gamer into new fantastical worlds. They are not only fantastic entertainment, they can also have a positive effect on your health and wellbeing.Dungeons and DragonsA study by Dr. Raffael Boccamazzo of the non-profit charity Take This found that Dungeons and

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The History of Bullfrog & How Their Games Began

Bullfrog Productions, founded in 1987 in England, United Kingdom by Peter Molyneux and Les Edgar are well known across the world as pioneers of the God Game genre and creators of charming, humorous and overall wonderfully designed games. Very few developers from the United Kingdom offered so much to the gaming industry in the 80s and 90s outside of the likes of Rebellion, Rare, Team17 and Psygnosis.So much talent was in the company that following its closure by Electronic Arts in 2001, many new development studios emerged from ex-employees that went on to create new titles and spiritual successors that held

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The History of id Software & How Their Games Began

id is a name most gamers should have seen or heard of at some point in their life. Arguably the single most influential developer that has had the largest historical impact on the gaming industry and gamers themselves.Beginning their relationship in 1989 as employees of Softdisk, a subscription-based company that offered new Apple software and games to customers on a regular basis. John Carmack, John Romero, Tom Hall and Adrian Carmack worked for Gamer’s Edge, the PC focused division of Softdisk, developing computer games for monthly subscribers. Under Softdisk the two John’s, Tom and Adrian developed titles from series such as

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How ‘Quake’ Helped Define the Gaming Industry

Before Counterstrike, Unreal  Tournament, and League of  Legends, we had Quake—a first-person shooter game in 1996 that inspired many of the best titles in modern gaming. In fact, when IGN  interviewed creative director Tim Willits during Quake’s anniversary  in 2015, he commented, “If you look at games today, and if you look at the shape of the video game industry, Quake was actually more influential than Doom was.” And Doom introduced a lot of new things, from mod scenes and pseudo-3D graphics, to AI and action multiplayer. To say that another game is more superior—and one that came after Doom, at

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Opium Pulses' Ultimate Desktop Build for 2020

Have you always wanted to build your own desktop computer but don't know what components you need to search for? Do you have a beefy budget but don't know how best to spend it?This article is aimed to help those who need a little guidance on building a powerful computer in 2019/2020 without over spending on needless upgrades.   GPU (Graphics Processing Unit)The graphics card is likely going to be one of the most expensive components you purchase for your new desktop, so let’s start here. The 20 series GeForce cards are top of their game right now and even though almost

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