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Weh Yuh Know Bout Dancehall game celebrates Dancehall Culture
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Weh Yuh Know Bout Dancehall game celebrates Dancehall Culture

Jamaica is known for its vibrant music culture having given birth to reggae, dancehall, and other sub-genres. But let's focus on dancehall for a minute. At first ‘dancehall’ was known as a physical space or ‘hall’ in this case, where people danced, played music, and had lyrical sound clashes. But over time, dancehall became deeper than music- it is the fashion, dancers, a livelihood, a language, and an art form if you look close enough. But today it is a game! In Jamaica, a lot of our culture is uniquely passed down by oral tradition through stories, and folklore. In a meaningful way it provides an interesting channel to pass down information; however, the disadvantage with this, is that eventually information will become lost (death of our elders) while some aspects may be chang...
Games.lol – The Best Way to Play Android Games on Windows PC
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Games.lol – The Best Way to Play Android Games on Windows PC

As gaming companies put their focus more on developing games for mobile devices like Android phones, there are now several great games available for smartphone devices. Some of these games can even compete against PC games when it comes to gameplay, overall experience, and graphics. But despite the improvements in mobile games, it still can’t compare with the overall experience that PC gaming offers. Playing games on PC is just slightly better because of several reasons. One reason is that games are much easier to control using the mouse and keyboard instead of touchscreen devices. Another reason is that the PC also has a bigger monitor, which enhances gamers’ experience and allows them to play certain games much better. This is why some people still prefer playing games on PC because o...
What Makes the 120Hz S20 Display Special according to Display Developers
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What Makes the 120Hz S20 Display Special according to Display Developers

Once you enter the world of high refresh displays, there is no going back. A refresh rate refers to the number of still images that can appear on a screen in the space of a single second, meaning that a higher refresh rate makes for smoother video playback and display motions. In today’s market, most solutions offer displays with 60Hz refresh rates (60 images displayed per second), and any solution with a refresh rate higher than this is referred to as a ‘high refresh rate display’. With its 120Hz refresh rate, the Galaxy S20 is one such solution. Solutions with high refresh rate displays are optimal not only for gamers, for whom the technology softens and smooth out in-game movements, but also for the increasing number of users who watch videos on their smartphones, since a h...
How Samsung Optimized the Galaxy Note9 for Next-level Gaming
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How Samsung Optimized the Galaxy Note9 for Next-level Gaming

The Galaxy Note9 holds absolutely nothing back when it comes to speed, power and performance. This is because today’s users need a smartphone that allows them to get the most out of work and play. That’s why Samsung Electronics packed its latest flagship device with innovations in software and hardware that not only take mobile productivity to the next level, but mobile gaming as well. In games where timing and accuracy are everything, the slightest changes in performance, such as unstable FPS (frames per second) rates, can mean the difference between life and death. Mobile gamers want to ensure that their device is equipped with hardware and software they can rely on. Let’s take a closer look at some of the innovative technologies that make gaming on the Galaxy Note9 so much ...
RESTREAM.IO launches “Go Live” multi-stream feature
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RESTREAM.IO launches “Go Live” multi-stream feature

Restream.io is popular in the sphere of online streamers and gamers looking to push their gaming streams through multiple outlets such as Twitch, Youtube and Mixer. The service supports multiple streaming outlets and has streamed over 20 million broadcasts to date resulting in almost 30 billion minutes watched. Streaming can be a complicated affair with multiple pieces of equipment and overwhelming software features. Restream.io has a new "Go Live" feature allows users to stream to multiple sources using no special equipment or software - just their web browser and webcam. If you’ve ever tried running your own live broadcast from your desktop then you are familiar with the daunting task of setting up an encoder for the first time. Many new live streamers not familiar with broadcast sof...
Jamaica Esports Initiative first Caribbean body to join International e-Sports Federation
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Jamaica Esports Initiative first Caribbean body to join International e-Sports Federation

The Jamaica Esports Initiative (JEI) has become the first Caribbean federation to be granted membership to the International e-Sports Federation (IeSF). Founded in July 2018, the JEI comprises approximately 700 gamers and the leading esports influencers in Jamaica. “We are enthusiastic about our acceptance into the IeSF, as it presents Jamaica as a forerunner for esports development in our region,” said Andrew Johnson, JEI vice president. International e-Sports Federation membership, grants Jamaica the opportunity to compete with 55 other countries in the body’s annual world championships. Other benefits include participation in international esports development workshops, a vote on global esports decisions as well as the ability to stage esports world championships in Jamaica. The IeS...
Nintendo Switch drops Battle Royal Tetris 99 challenging Fortnight and Apex Legends
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Nintendo Switch drops Battle Royal Tetris 99 challenging Fortnight and Apex Legends

Nintendo is not taking the sudden dominance of Fortnight, Apex Legends and Battlegrounds Unknown lying down. Also, I suddenly have a reason to buy a Nintendo Switch, the hottest selling console in North America as noted in How the Nintendo Switch is the hottest Gaming Console in US History.  On Wednesday February 13th they launched Tetris 99, a battle royale spin on an old game that happens to be a favourite of mine. https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/1095811705089576960 All you need is just a maximum of 99 of your best friends. Sounds like a recipe for disrupting a school day. So how does this work exactly? Tetris 99 - Nintendo bests Fortnight and Apex Legends with this Retro Upgrade Basically here the game in a nutshell. 98 other players tr...
PUBG Mobile remains prodigious in Jamaica
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PUBG Mobile remains prodigious in Jamaica

PlayerUnknown's Battleground Mobile (aka PUBG Mobile) has been around for almost two years and it keeps getting better and better as its popularity is spreading among Jamaican teens and young adults whether in Universities or High schools alike. To break it down, PUBG Mobile is an online multiplayer battle royal where a player, or group of players, takes part in militant battles against NPCs and other players on large maps consisting of realistic weapons and gadgets associated with them. Gadgets include scopes, recoil arms, extended magazines, quick reload magazines etc. These all aid in the fun, but serious, game-play which is themed the last man or team standing. There are continuous updates, whether they are new weapons, maps or outfits based on the current season. Maps   Curr...