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Game On. Top Ten Ways To Improve Your Gaming Experience

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The gaming industry has attracted attention and captured the hearts of people all around the world, whether it’s casual mobile players or trophy hunters, young or elderly. Regardless of your preferred platform, console or PC, if you are a passionate gamer, you are always looking for ways to improve your personal gaming experience. There are a vast amount of methods to get the best out of your game, from upgrades to having the accessories that suit your playing style. While the latest games or headphones won’t make you a better player, these tips can help you to enhance gaming time and enjoy it even more.

 

Comfort Is Key

Having a proper seat isn’t about comfort only. The right chair allows you to take proper care of your body and health condition.

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If you find yourself uncomfortable during gaming, then you might need to consider getting a new chair. Try to refrain from something too solid or hard, and at the same time, it should be furniture that can support your back correctly. Gaming chairs are specially designed to help you with these problems.

As an alternative, you could purchase a computer chair to fulfil your needs. However, make sure that you are comfortable while you game and nothing can cause any damage.

Also, if you use a console, pay attention to chosen seats and take enough pillows and blankets to make yourself cosy.

 

Switch To An SSD

Loading screens can take a long time while you’re playing. While they can’t be avoided, there are a few tricks you can do to help reduce the load time. One of the most effective ways is to upgrade your hard drive to an SSD that has more than 250 GB.

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SSDs are faster and more reliable than usual disk drives and can be installed in PCs, the PS4 as well as the Xbox One. However, if you don’t want to open up your console, you can add the drive to a USB 3.0 enclosure. This upgrade will provide more storage space and also some improvements in load times.

 

Opt For Better Sound

 

The sound quality is an important part of the gaming experience, allowing you to feel everything more realistically and be fully involved in the game. Fortunately, there are many settings to improve the sound of your games, yet more effective compared to good speakers.

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Also, consider the surround sound system if you would like to feel a part of the game entirely.

 

Consider Higher Network Speed

Gaming performance often depends on essential factors such as software drivers, hardware and the overall configuration. Nevertheless, if you are playing online, your network speed also needs to comply. Network lags or slow connection between the router and computer can cause problems during the game.

A Windows Update will help to check whether your wireless network card has the latest drivers. However, if after a Windows update there are no improvements in network speed, try to connect with the Internet through the router. Also, you can use a gaming router that is effective in reducing network lag during an online gaming session.

 

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Pay Attention To Computer’s Power Settings

Effective power management is crucial during gaming, especially in case you prefer to play on a laptop. Make adjustments to your power settings and always observe if your laptop is plugged in the power outlet throughout the game. Only a few devices are able to function in active mode over a prolonged period without power. However, if you decided to use a laptop and would like to play a game away from the power source, there are some options regarding power management for a specific operating system.

 

Try Out CBD Products

During playing, nothing should distract you from full immersion in the game process. If you ever faced the feeling of throwing your controller at the wall or hard times to focus and relax, this natural remedy compound can help to enhance your experience of gaming.

 

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Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychotropic and non-addictive component extracted from cannabis plants and widely used for therapeutic purposes. It is a safe type of supplement known for its ability to help soothe symptoms of most physical and mental disorders and ailments. For all the gamers out there, it can be especially helpful in reducing anxiety caused by peer pressure, or simply be a helping tool for better focus on your game.

 

Bring Some Snacks

Since gaming sessions could take a while and make gamers forget about everything, make sure to surround yourself with some (healthy!) snacks and drinks to keep you hydrated.

Having snacks by your keyboard can help you have easy access to food, maintain needed energy level and minimise the interruptions from vital moments of the game.

 

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Do Some Exercises

Make sure to pause the game from time to time and have a little stretch, so your body doesn’t get sore from sitting in one position for hours.

Stretching is an important practice that helps to avoid muscles shorten and become tight while keeping them flexible, strong, and healthy. It can also improve posture, reduce stress and body pain, which is beneficial for all gamers.

Furthermore, try to strengthen your hand and wrist muscles with some exercises to make them more reflexive and quick to react.

 

Play With Friends

Playing with others tends to be much more fun and enjoyable. You can do this online or play with your friends together at home. No doubt, you can simply play alone, yet you can try to play multiplayer with other people, which unites you in a team and brings more joy.

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Also, watching other gamers can help to have a better grasp of the game, discover new strategies and improve your skills.

 

Important Little Things

Reduce distracting and irritating external factors by wearing headphones and refrain from listening to music to devote all attention to the game. Also, consider preventing disaster by backing up your saved games on a regular basis as well as setting a suitable screen brightness level that reduces pressure on your eyes.

Getting the most out of your visual experience can also help to increase your gaming experience, which often comes down to tweaks. Play with default settings to ensure your output resolution and frame-rate are adjusted correctly.

These are just a few simple suggestions that you can do to be able to amp up your gaming adventure. However, if you are serious about being a gamer, remember to have necessary updates and upgrades from time to time. So, make sure you are always ready for improvements and changes to experience the most of your play time.

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Funds Advised by Apax Partners LLP Fully Exit their Equity Position in Genius Sports

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Genius Sports Limited announced that Funds advised by Apax Partners LLP (Apax Funds) have fully monetized their equity interest in Genius Sports and no longer holds any shares in the Company. The Apax Funds first acquired a majority interest in Genius Sports in September 2018 and have supported the Company through a period of transformational growth over the last six years.

“Apax has been a tremendous partner to Genius Sports, and we are grateful for their valuable insight and expertise over the last six years. Today marks the conclusion of a very successful partnership, and we look forward to welcoming this next chapter with the ongoing support of our high-quality institutional shareholders,” Mark Locke, Co-Founder and CEO of Genius Sports, said.

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Betsson Receives Highest Possible ESG Rating, AAA, by MSCI

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Betsson AB announced that it has been awarded an AAA rating by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) ESG Ratings, an upgrade from the previous AA level. The AAA rating is the highest possible and confirms Betsson’s dedicated efforts in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices, which form a part of running a profitable business long-term.

Pontus Lindwall, CEO of Betsson AB, said: “Receiving the highest ESG rating from MSCI is a testament to Betsson’s dedication to ethical business practices, responsible gaming, and sustainability. These are constant efforts that span across the entire business as we are continuously striving to improve.”

Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) ESG ratings measure a company’s resilience to long-term ESG risks, helping investors identify ESG risks and opportunities within their portfolios. Ratings range from AAA (highest) to CCC (lowest) based on a company’s exposure to and management of industry specific ESG risks relative to peers. Rated companies incur no costs for the rating. MSCI’s methodology ensures unbiased and independent assessments, maintaining the credibility and objectivity of the evaluations.

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Holland Casino Names Hans van Slooten as New Director of Operations

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Holland Casino has named Hans van Slooten as its new Director of Operations.

Van Slooten has been with Holland Casino for three years as Regional Casino Manager in the North-East region and prior to that worked for a variety of companies including KLM, Sligro and FrieslandCampina.

Van Slooten will be taking over the role from Leise, who has been with Holland Casino for 39 years, starting as a Croupier. During his time, he has also been a Casino Manager of various locations, Regional Director and Chief Operations Officer, while also being Director of Operations, and Regional Casino Manager of the South-East region.

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Leise will remain with the company until 1 July 2025 for various strategic projects, while Van Slooten will start his Director of Operations role on 1 October of this year.

Petra de Ruiter, CEO of Holland Casino, said: “With Hans, we have found a worthy internal successor to Noël as director of operations. Hans has a lot of experience both inside and outside Holland Casino. His strength is that he is close to the people, both our guests and our employees. In addition, I am extremely grateful to Noël for his years of dedication and commitment to Holland Casino. I have great admiration for the fact that someone who has been with a company for so long can still think so fresh about the future. That is not given to everyone. I am pleased that Noël is prepared to use his knowledge and expertise for Holland Casino in the coming months.”

Incoming director of operations Hans van Slooten said: “It is a great honor to succeed Noël. I have great respect for his wonderful career, his commitment and inexhaustible drive for our beautiful company. Although it will not always be easy to follow in his footsteps, I will take on my responsibilities with and for the operation with dedication. I look forward to meeting more colleagues in the branches and at the head office from October.”

Director of Operations Noël Leise said: “When you have worked for a great company like ours for almost 40 years, it is difficult to choose the right moment to pass the baton. After all, Holland Casino is such a part of my life that it cannot help but hurt a little. I am happy that I can still be meaningful for the future of our company in a different way in the coming period. I have every confidence that Hans will fill the role of Director of Operations very well in his own way and I wish him every success with that.”

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