2 pointsApex has taken the gaming world by storm with its addictive battle royal style gameplay and F2P accessibility. I'm curious to see who out there is playing it and what your thoughts of the game are. For me... I'm addicted. I haven't been one for battle royal style games as I could never get behind the gameplay mechanics of Fortnite, the stylings of Realm Royale, or the startup costs of Black Out or PUBG (Other than PUBG Mobile, I played that a ton). The last competitive style FPS shooter I played was Destiny, and I loved The Crucible. Their downfall was being too money hungry and forcing to many paywalls into their game. This left me with a bit of an FPS void that had never been filled until now. I decided to give Apex Legends a try after the F2P platform dropped surprisingly at the start of the month, and I've been playing almost daily ever since. It's pickup and play nature has me into a game within about 2 minutes of booting up my PS4 Pro, which allows me to play the quick and addictive game during the small amount of free time I get around my busy work/family lifestyle. If you die, you're back in a new match within about 30-45 seconds thanks to the large player base and their great server setup, something almost no other game has going for it right now. For me, I play with a group of about 4-5 co-workers, so I can usually find someone online to play with. If no one is on, I still very much enjoy playing with random players thanks to their intuitive ping based systems. I rarely if ever unmute my headset when I'm playing with strangers due to the toxicity of most online communities, yet the ping system let's players communicate quickly and efficiently without saying a word. Marking locations, enemies, loot, asking for supplies, and more are all completed with a click of the shoulder button in a universal system that had been previously unheard of up until now. My go-to characters are either Mirage or Wraith, and I tend to play them both offensively and defensively. Apex Legends character variety is an added bonus as every character has their own unique traits and play style, and the game restricts all parties to only 1 of any given character. This lends to an almost infinite array of cooperative and strategic play styles and also forces the player to learn and utilize a couple of different characters in the event that their main is taken by another player. I would love to hear what you all think of the game if you are playing it at all. Who are your mains? Anyone make Champion? Looking forward to your responses!
1 pointGood afternoon everyone! Let's start off with a brief introduction. My name is Andrew, or "Qwazyd0gg" if we are using my online handle/alias, and I am a New Brunswick based content creator with a passion for gaming and technology. A passion that ultimately led me into consumer and business based electronics and telecommunications sales and/or repairs, which has been my profession for the past last 14 years. A couple of years ago I decided to try my hand at YouTube and created my own channel and brand surrounding my online gamer handle "Qwazyd0gg". The channel started as a Let's Play style channel, where I would pre-record and/or stream a variety of games. I did this for about a year, accumulating a plethora of equipment along the way such as cameras, green screens, lights, an Elgato sponsorship (Although shortly lived), and more to continuously grow my channel in attempts to take things to the next level. I met a lot of cool people along the way, some of which have actually "made it" as you would say. Although I enjoyed gaming, I began to grow tired of recording and uploading gaming content. Playing games started to take the form of a chore with the set up of my equipment, lighting, audio, and to force myself to commentate over gameplay that was "trendy" rather than what I would have rather been playing. Around that time, another video on my channel began to grow in views and engagement. This was a tutorial video educating viewers on the proper process of disassembling a Seagate external HDD and using it as a higher storage replacement option within the original PS4 launch console. Today the video is irrelevant as you can simply use an external HDD on a PS4 console with modern software, but this got me thinking. Can I producing technology based content? Will people watch it? Fast-forward ahead about another year or so and here I am, making technology based reviews, overviews, and unboxing videos. It was a rocky start for sure, and some of my initial content within my growing stages was cringe worthy at best, but I was finally having fun creating again. Today I have roughly 3,700 subscribers and a view count of close to 1 million views. But, do you want to know the best part? I am enjoying content creation again. My children are growing up, now 9 and 3 years old, so spare time to record has dwindled down; however, I am always looking for new outlets to stay creative. Thus bringing me here, to this blog! Although I may not have a lot of time to record content amidst my busy and not so quiet household filled with pets and kids, I can surely put my fingers to work while my youngest watches Mighty Morphing Power Rangers (The 1993 original series. Let's be real, it's the only good one!) on Netflix. So, now that you know my background, you now have my ears (Or eyes I should say). What types of things would you like to talk about and/or discuss on this blog? Software? Hardware? Trends? Gaming? Share stories? Camera Equipment? YouTube? I can keep going on and on, but let me leave this with you. I would like to see this blog grow in viewership and engagement, and I think we can make that happen together.
1 pointThanks man! I'm glad my ramblings can help you out I've always enjoyed writing, but never really tried applying it towards anything other than school work 15 years ago lol
1 pointThanks Luc! If was fun to vent the experience down in written form, and to help prevent this type of thing happening to other honest reviewers out there.
1 pointBeta programs are pretty cool! Some are more involved than others. Usually the ones you get via your inbox just ask you to play the game in order to auto report any terrible crashes and/or bugs, or to check server reliability if it is an online based game. You can also use services like BetaBound to test games, software, hardware, and more. These beta tests are a little more involved and typically have weekly requirements to meet, as well as writing reports on bugs or improvement ideas that they can relay back to the manufacturer. I've done a couple beta's on this platform and they are super fun to do if you have the time and interest. Some even let you keep the item or offer payment if they require you to send the test unit back.
1 pointNot all ISPs offer symmetrical download and upload speeds. Older networks that rely on coax style distribution systems typically limit upload traffic in order to save the bandwidth for higher download speeds. In New Brunswick we have two providers, one uses FTTH (Fibre To The Home) and the other uses an older coax structure. The FTTH connection offers symmetrical speeds up to 1gbps/1gbps and also offers an additional tier of 1.5gbps/1gbps. In the same city the coax provider maxes out at 940mbps/50mbps.
1 pointyeah soon enough you'll have better speed. I'm still not keen on that wireless product though
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