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Intriguing Game Designs to Capture your Imagination

Like having no sense of humour, being born without an imagination or only a miniscule one is akin to being dealt a bad hand of cards. Without an imagination you miss out on those valuable childhood experiences of an imaginary friend to go on adventures with, and dreaming up your own fairytales. Once we get into the grown-up world, a lack of imagination can be used against you when you’re vying for a creative job, used as an excuse to end a relationship or even worse, make you bored! But fear not, thanks to those lovely designers and developers, games are being shaped and made to aid, assist and capture your imagination.

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Intriguing Game Designs to Capture your Imagination
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More And More Video Games Headed To Casino Land

In recent years, a trend has developed for classic video games to be re-imagined as online slot games. For those of you not familiar with online slots, they’re the same as the old fashioned one-armed bandit or fruit machines you may have seen in bars, updated for the modern age and played online. With the online age of gaming has come the online age of gambling, and now the two formats have met, with some entertaining results. 

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More And More Video Games Headed To Casino Land
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Top 5 Gaming Laptops Reviewed

Earlier, the best gaming laptops were not that easy to distinguish from other top laptops. Though, Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and a dedicated graphics card can be considered prominent, these days gaming laptops are specifically designed to serve its core purpose. As gaming laptops are now available in a range of shapes and sizes, we thought to dig into the best gaming giants that are available right now. 

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Top 5 Gaming Laptops Reviewed
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5 Myths That Are Actually False About Gaming With VPN

A VPN, or a Virtual Private Network, is a service that encrypts user’s data and routes their traffic through a remote server in another location. There are plenty of reasons why one would want their online data to travel through an encrypted tunnel. The first that comes to mind is online security. A VPN hides your sensitive information from hackers and other third parties who might be spying on it (yes, governments and ISPs do this for various reasons).

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5 Myths That Are Actually False About Gaming With VPN
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Recent Trends and Changes in the Video Games Industry

Every year, we see new developments, technologies and emerging trends in the video games industry. One thing worth mentioning straight off is that it’s still on a consistent growth curve. The global market in 2018 is estimated to be worth $137.9 billion, growing at an astonishing rate of 13.3 percent on a year-to-year basis. Interestingly, China is now the biggest video games market with sales of over $38 billion.

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Recent Trends and Changes in the Video Games Industry
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Penn & Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors – Should this Cult Game be Released for Modern Consoles?

Penn & Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors is one of the strangest games ever made but, when it was created in 1995 for Sega CD, it never actually ended up being officially released. It became a cult classic after a copy of it surfaced on the internet in 2005, though. Penn & Teller’s enduring legacy lives on, and the magicians are still well-known in popular culture. It could be argued that, if the developers could find backers now to help with the release, the weird magical game could be a hit on modern consoles.

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Penn & Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors – Should this Cult Game be Released for Modern Consoles?
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Games on Screen

Next year sees Pikachu move from the smallest screen to the biggest

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Games on Screen
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‘Fusion’ Continues Poker's Evolution by Combining the Two Biggest Variants

Poker is one of the most popular games in the world but it’s very different today to how it was when it started or even just a decade or so ago.

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‘Fusion’ Continues Poker's Evolution by Combining the Two Biggest Variants
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A Look At Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption

As you know, the main thing in all Soulslike games is hot and very difficult fights with bosses. It is these fat five-story monsters you have to win, and it is the battles with bosses that determine how strong you are and what level of skill you have.

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A Look At Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption
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The Games We’re Looking Forward to in 2019

Each year, the number of available video games increase drastically and with many new releases, players are always looking to get their hands on the latest and greatest games. In 2019, there are a number of titles that are highly anticipated and gamers from all over the world will eagerly be awaiting the release of some top rated titles.

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The Games We’re Looking Forward to in 2019
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How Valve Made Dota 2 a Phenomenal Success

Dota 2 is a massive game for developer Valve. The MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) game was the first to reach one million concurrent players on Steam, Valve's hugely popular digital PC gaming platform. Its peak concurrent playerbase also stands at 1,291,328 players, a figure it reached in March 2016. While this isn't enough to bother Riot Games' MOBA League of Legends which has 100 million monthly players and an estimated concurrent figure of 13 million players, it does make Dota 2 one of the most-played video games around.

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How Valve Made Dota 2 a Phenomenal Success
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An Advanced Guide to Live Casinos/Dealers Online

Live dealer casinos are increasingly becoming popular. Gone are the days when punters didn’t have any option other than either playing online or heading to a nearby land-based casino. During those days, gambler had access to only simple gambling choices. 

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An Advanced Guide to Live Casinos/Dealers Online
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A Look at Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4 is the most recent addition to the long-familiar action-packed adventure series that already gathered an immense fan base worldwide. Judging from the success of the previous games in this series, the anticipated Just Cause 4 is going to be as prominent and inspiring as ever.

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A Look at Just Cause 4
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Bang for Your Buck: Games with the Longest Playtimes

Have you ever had that moment of disappointment where you've forked out $70 for the latest Xbox release, only to have completed the entire game within the first day? Video games are an experience and should feel worth the increasingly high price tags that we pay for them, so a game with a story mode that can be completed in less than 8 hours and not much by the way of DLC and multiplayer options feels like a bit of a rip-off.

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Bang for Your Buck: Games with the Longest Playtimes
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Essentials of a Gamer's Toolkit

If you want to become a true gamer, then you’ll need a couple of essentials for your gaming arsenal. The first and most important thing you can do is practice your skills. It may seem straightforward, but the more you play, the better you will become. 

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Essentials of a Gamer's Toolkit
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The History of Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider is without a doubt one of the most iconic video game titles of the Playstation Generation. 

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The History of Tomb Raider
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When is the Right Time to Study for the Finals?

How to study for finals? The best way to pass an exam is to accumulate knowledge gradually during the year. Then the needed facts and figures will be processed and systematized in your head. New knowledge will lay down on the prepared soil. The information which is already in the brain will be supplemented and reinterpreted under its influence. Before the exam, you will be surprised to find out that there is nothing to learn. You will already know everything.

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When is the Right Time to Study for the Finals?
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Should the Teaching of Multiple Languages be Mandatory?

Can students learn several foreign languages at once? The answer is simple - yes, and it is not necessary to be a philologist or an interpreter. Today, such an approach is practiced in many schools and universities. Let's talk about its advantages.

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Should the Teaching of Multiple Languages be Mandatory?
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How Virtual Private Networks Enhance the Gaming Experience

Users want to enjoy the advanced gaming experience. One of the most popular consoles of today is Xbox One 2018. If you like to play securely, get the best VPNs for Xbox One to play effectively on the gaming console.

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How Virtual Private Networks Enhance the Gaming Experience
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Review a List of the Games We’re Most Excited About Playing

E3 has lifted the veil on what the rest of 2018 has to offer in video games. Find out all about what you’re going to be playing for the rest of the year.

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Review a List of the Games We’re Most Excited About Playing
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Why Life Is Strange Will Move You to Tears More Than Once

As you make decisions as Max and create the character by doing so, the responsibility you’ve undertaken in Life is Strange can be disturbing. Find out more.

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Why Life Is Strange Will Move You to Tears More Than Once
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Slots Based on DC Comics

Over the past few years, DC Comics have received incredible film adaptations, increasing DC Comics superheroes’ fame all around the globe. Every comics fan knows characters like Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern. What most do not know, however, is that some of the world’s leading iGaming software development companies have adapted the best DC Comics into slot machines. 

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Slots Based on DC Comics
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A Look At Some Of Our Favorite Football Games

The football season is coming and with it comes a desire to consume as much football as humanly possible. Whether it be watching a game on the weekend, messing with your fantasy team, making your NFL picks, or playing your favorite digital game. We here at Darkstation have a love of the digital variety so we have three games that you can play while you wait with us for the new season to begin.

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A Look At Some Of Our Favorite Football Games
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Top-5 Female Game Characters

In video games there are always the hottest and sexiest female characters, which we hardly meet in real life, probably, that's why so many gamers have become addicted to their PCs and consoles. Especially for the owners of bright imagination and fans of modern technology, we made up the top 5 of the sexiest heroines from video games. Enjoy!

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Top-5 Female Game Characters