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Engines

What is a Game Engine:  A game engine is software development Environment which is used developers to build Video Games. Devoloper are able to build games for Mobile devices and Consoles.

a game engine includes :

Rendering engine  for 2D or 3D graphics, a physics engine or collision detection Sound,Scripting,Animation, artificial intelligence, networking, streaming, memory management, threading, localization support, scene graph,video support for cinematic.

Some examples of Game Engines are:

Unity: is a cross-platform game engine developed by Unity Technologies, which is primarily used to develop both three-dimensional and two-dimensional video games and simulations for computers, consoles, and mobile devices.

Games made by Unity Engine: Assasins Creed Identity, Rust, Temple Run and There are many more games which were made by the unity engine.

HTML5:HTML5 is a markup language used for structuring and presenting content on the World Wide Web. It is the fifth and current major version of the HTML standard.

Games made by HTML5 :Cookie Clicker, Angry Birds, 2048 and bejeweled

OpenGL:Open Graphics Library is a cross-language, cross-platform application programming interface for rendering 2D and 3D vector graphics. The API is typically used to interact with a graphics processing unit, to achieve hardware-accelerated rendering

CRYEngine:CryEngine is a game engine designed by the German game developer Crytek. It has been used in all of their titles with the initial version being used in Far Cry, and continues to be updated to support new consoles and hardware for their games

 

 

Sound Cards

What is a sound Card:

is an expansion card which is used to produce sound on a computer which can be heard through speakers or headphones. Some computers dont need a sound device to function  however they are included on every machine either in an expansion slot or in built into the motherboard.

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White/Yellow: Used with surround sound or loudspeakers.

Blue:Connection for external audio sources some examples would be tape recorder, record player, or CD player.

Pink:The connection for a Microphone or even Headphones

Green:The primary sound connection for your speakers or headphones.

 

Best Sound Card: Asus Xonar DSX PCle 7.1 £57.60

the Asus Xonar DSX PCIe 7.1 sound card is perfect for both movies and games.

Best Budget : Asus Xonar GHX PCle GX2.5 $40

 

 

 

 

 

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Online:

Nowadays there are many online games which users are able to play on their PCs either by themselves or even with their friends.. There are now online gaming shops where users are able to buy online games, where they are able to play with other users or even their friends.

Some example of some markets where people are able to buy online or even offline game are sites/ apps are :

Steam: Steam is a digital distribution platform developed by Valve Corporation, which offers digital rights management, multiplayer gaming, video streaming and social networking services, which was released on 12 September 2003.

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G2A : global digital marketplace which specializes in gaming products. It is headquartered in Hong Kong, but has offices in various countries including Poland, the Netherlands and China which was founded back 2010.

 

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Some popular online games

World Of World craft:World of Warcraft is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game released in 2004. World of Warcraft was is the third best selling PC game, selling 14 million copies.

League of Legends:League of Legends is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Riot Games, which was released back in  27th October 2009. 32.5 million copies of League of Legend have been downloaded.

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Counter-Strike Global Offensive:Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Hidden Path Entertainment and Valve Corporation, which was released on 21 August 2012. CS-GO sold 25 million copies each one costing £11.99 which equates to £300,000,000.

Platforms for CS-GO: Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, Macintosh operating systems, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Linux

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Overwatch: Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer online first-person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. It was released in May 2016 for Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One which was released on 24 May 2016.