Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas, or MOBAs, refer to a very specific subset of top-down, team-based strategy titles. Despite humble beginnings as a modded offshoot of real-time strategy games, these titles have exploded into the forefront of PC gaming, gaining tens of millions of players and a spot at the top of the eSports (blech*) world. They’re Easy to Learn… MOBAs got started as an offshoot of real-time strategy games. In fact, they emerged from one game in particular: Warcraft III. A user-made mod of Blizzard’s popular RTS called Defense of the Ancients, or DOTA, focused on multiple players with teams controlling single, powerful units instead of vast, complex armies. The mode proved incredibly popular, as its fast-paced fights enabled a more dynamic and competitive game, while still keeping the large scale and basic mechanics of the top-down formula. More contemporary MOBAs, especially Riot’s League of Legends, Blizzard’s Heroes of the … [Read more...] about Why Are MOBA Games like League of Legends So Popular?
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We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more. Box versus dongle If you want to spend $70 on a Google Cast device, you'll be looking at the Chromecast Ultra and the Xiaomi Mi Box. Andrew Martonik 22 Dec 2016 16 Google's new Chromecast Ultra brings a lot to the table — not the least of which being 4K HDR streaming — but it is also unfortunately double the price of its predecessor. At $70 the Chromecast Ultra is now closer to the price of full-on Android TV boxes — including the newest of the bunch, the Xiaomi Mi Box, which also conveniently costs the same $70. Both offer 4K video support, are of course Google Cast targets and won't take up much room behind your TV, but that doesn't mean you should blindly choose one or the other. Some people will prefer the Chromecast Ultra's simplicity while others will enjoy the extra features of the Mi Box. Which is right for you, though? Read on to find out. Size and placement considerations … [Read more...] about Chromecast Ultra vs. Xiaomi Mi Box: Which should you buy?
Say Cheese Android Pie provides built-in support for multiple cameras and ways to help developers take high-quality photos in a jiffy. Jerry Hildenbrand 3 Jul 2018 2 Android Pie is making it easier to support almost any camera configuration with things like the new Multi-Camera API. Android comes in all shapes and sizes. It's one of the few consumer operating systems that allows a company to tailor the experience to their hardware platform and that's a big reason it's become so popular — a company that can do something different or better than the competition is free just to do it. You'll see that being taken advantage of in numerous ways once you start looking at the vast assortment of Android-powered phones, but few if these details are as evident as it is with the camera. Your phone probably has two or three actual physical cameras with lenses and all. But it could have four, or even just one, because like we mentioned, Android lets a company that makes phones do … [Read more...] about Android Pie features you’ll love: A better camera experience
Apple packed a lot of great new features in its latest Apple Watch Series 4: a faster processor, brighter, bigger screen, louder speaker and an FDA cleared electrocardiogram feature (ECG or EKG) that can help screen for potentially life-threatening conditions. But for a lot of people, the best thing about Series 4 is that it's made the previous generation Apple Watch that much more affordable. The Series 3 has a similar design and shares a lot of the same specs that make us love the Series 4, but for a lot less. So, which one is right for you? Sure you can find deals out there on both models at any given moment, but in general expect to pay about $400 for the cheapest (non LTE ) version of the Apple Watch Series 4, and about $130 less for its Series 3 counterpart. If you're on a tighter budget, this may be the deciding factor, especially because the Series 3 tends to have better deals than the Series 4 and you can get away with spending less than $200 if you do a little … [Read more...] about Apple Watch comparison: Series 3 vs. Series 4 which should you buy?