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SimCity Buildit - A Super Fun Game on Mobile

Unless you are the person who is living in a cave, I'm sure you've read about the the new EA game Simcity Buildit. I was pretty excited to hear the launch of the game. Even with some issues raised with the game, I was willing to give it a shot. First and foremost, the Simcity franchise has primarily been known to be about single-player games. I believe there were some other special versions added multiplayer aspects of the titles, but in the end these were all about the single-player. So, it initially came as a surprise to see the Simcity Buildit required a trustee internet connection to play.I'm very much against this type of scheme but do have a reliable internet connection in my home now, so from a connection standpoint I was at least able to play.

I began playing this past Saturday morning and at that time they were eight north American servers running all available to connect without queue timer. Upon connecting to server, I was taken to a tutorial that showed me the b…

4K Gaming on a Budget with Nvidia Shield

The overall meaning of a game console is quickly expanding and today Nvidia jumped into the space with the new Nvidia Shield. You’ve got to give them credit, this is one interesting looking piece of hardware. It’s made of aluminum with a subtle green LED up front and an origami-like shape everywhere else. It really doesn’t look like anything else out there no matter which way you look at it. Tucked around back is a small vent to keep the Shield cool and even though there is a fan Nvidia claims it should be almost completely silent.

Out of the box it comes with 16 gigabytes of storage but you can expand this with a Micro SD card or an external drive using one of the USB 3 ports. There’s also HDMI 2.0 onboard which is important because the Shield fully supports 4K, something not even the PS4 and Xbox One can handle yet. As the first device to run Android TV in 4Kthis is mostly useful for watching video and playing Fifa 17 tricks but the entire interface runs at full resolution and it the…