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Drift It! What Should the Ideal Racing Game Have?

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Imagine – you’re in an awesome car you’ve handpicked and tweaked yourself. You’re holding the shift stick in a calculating manner, your mind going over the many ways you can dominate this race despite other drivers having amazing cars. And when the lights turned green, you immediately find yourself zooming past competitors in a few seconds. This feeling – the rush of air as your car roars in supremacy – can be very exhilarating. In the real world, that’s the sound of a speeding ticket. In a racing game, though, that’s the sound of success. So if you’re a racing gamer, it makes sense to be enamored with the idea of finding the “ideal” racing game. How exactly do you find the game for you, though?

  • How is it in terms of controls and mechanics? One of the most important aspects of finding the ideal racing game is to study its controls and mechanics. Granted, most racing games today across different publishers and developers may have “streamlined” their controls towards a common set of keys or buttons. However, the difference there lies in how exactly those keys and buttons are used, and how they affect the game at large.
  • That’s why a ton of car games often feature realistic physics, buffs and special skills, as well as crazy quirks. The more thrilling a race is, the more appealing it is for players. When you try out a car game, check whether it has the same kind of “thrill,” and whether or not these something you’d want to experience over and over. This is also why online games like Drift Hunters adopt realistic physics, as this can be extremely appealing to gamers. 

 

    • Check how adjustable and flexible the controls are as well. Aside from the physics the game provides, see how adjusting controls affect the way the cars work and your overall experience. If the game helps you adjust to a more comfortable experience by giving flexible controls, then this can be a game for you.
  • How diverse are your gameplay modes and options? Another important consideration when looking for a racing game is checking just how diverse its gameplay options and modes are. Granted, mechanics will most likely be along the lines of, “you have to win this race.” However, just how flexible is this statement? The best racing games don’t just make you play the same level over and over again – unless there’s some sort of reward involved. Check gameplay modes and see how replayable those modes are. Is there a campaign mode? What about a time trial?

 

    • Does it have a campaign mode? Try to check how its campaign mode works, and what role racing has to do with it. Other games that focus on drag racing will have you become a driver in the “underworld,” racing for domination while evading cops. Meanwhile, other games put you in the shoes of professional drivers.
    • Does it have special gameplay modes, like arcade mode or time trial mode? It helps a lot for racing games to have these various gameplay modes as they make the gaming experience a lot more diverse, even if it’s basically just “racing to the finish line.” The kind of adrenaline this can give players, and the sense of accomplishment this can give them, can be worth the while.
  • How customizable are the cars, the track, and the game at large? Racing games often get fun when you know you can customize a lot of things in the environment. Can you switch tracks? Can you customize your cars? How do these affect the way you’re racing with opponents? Try to identify just how diverse and flexible these customization options are, and see if these hinder or add thrill to the game when you play it.

 

    • How customizable are the cars? Can you customize both a car’s appearance and the way it performs? Being able to do this can give you a sense of ownership on the part of the car, which can be extremely fun. 
    • See how you can customize the tracks as well. Can you adjust how many laps you’re supposed to race? How about the hazards and the other environmental factors in the game? Can you adjust the way the track itself looks like, or how often traffic and other cars appear? These can add spice to your game.
    • Aside from the option to customize in itself, see how these customizations affect the gameplay experience. How do changes in the tracks affect the way your car performs? Do adding certain adjustments to your cars affect the way you handle it, or the way it takes damage? Noting these, and how they can affect immersion, can make or break your experience.
  • How is its multiplayer component? When you look for a racing game, try checking if it has a multiplayer component. If it has, try to see whether its multiplayer component is something fun, or if it’s something that’s not exactly executed properly. Multiplayer racing games can get fun regardless if you’re playing with family, friends, or strangers online. However, poorly-managed servers, and even laggy multiplayer sessions can be reason enough for players to quit entirely. A fun multiplayer component gives players a sense of achievement, especially when competing with others.

 

    • Pay close attention when racing games let you play against other players online. Check whether the connection is stable enough for you and other players to have a good time racing with each other. Aside from that, check how the leaderboards work, and how customizable are the tracks and the cars.
    • If the game you’re playing has a LAN or local area network component, check just how easy or difficult it is for friends to join in on the fun. See how stable the connection is, and how the game adjusts when a lot of players join your LAN session. 

The Perfect Racing Game: Do You Feel the Thrill?

A lot of people might think racing games are just limited to “having to win a couple of laps.” And while much of this is true for most games in the genre, racing games have a lot more in store for fans than just repetitive races. If you’re an avid racing gamer, your perfect racing game should let you experience the thrill of racing against opponents, and at the same time gives you the feeling of actually controlling your car. This is a crucial factor that sets racing games apart from each other. Aside from the races themselves, you should take into account just how it “feels” to “drive” the vehicle from your controller, and how the mechanics of the game match their difficulty level. It’s this crucial balance – alongside different game modes, customization options, and multiplayer offerings – that can make an otherwise “simple” racing game into something you’ll look forward to playing all the time.

 

Author:

John Salazar is a certified techie-at-heart, but he shares a love for all things science and technology, health and wellness, and even a bit of music on the side. As a creative writer, John makes sure to write both informative and entertaining pieces. He loves writing, and he plays the guitar when he has free time.

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QTech Games Targets Indian Market with New Recruitment Drive

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QTech Games has announced further expansion plans across emerging markets in Asia, featuring a new recruitment drive around India’s breakout territory.

As the fastest-growing games distributor in Asia, QTech Games is logically broadening its reach into the world’s second-most populous country, where it is now taking applications from experienced sales people with knowledge of the India market.

The proven success of QTech Games’ new partnership model is opening up new territories for operators looking to secure a foothold in the Asian market via QTech Games’ local expertise and unique infrastructure.

“At QTech Games, we’re currently seeing the greatest growth in India. That’s no surprise considering a ramping population of 1.3 billion, near universal access to 4G, and dropping costs for smartphones and the internet, even in the backwaters. Consequently, India’s online sector has welcomed a raft of acquisitions this year, as operators plant their flags in the sand ahead of the expected boom. Accordingly, QTech Games is now offering operators the chance to become the integration partner for new content / studios, removing the hassle of integrations in order that internal tech teams can concentrate on value-added processes. In fact, our company axiom is simply: one seamless integration for all the emerging and growth markets,” Markus Nasholm, CEO of QTech Games said.

“A flexible platform and an open mind are the only things you must be sure to take with you, wherever you’re travelling across this ever-changing landscape – and, at QTech, our market-leading platform has you securely packed for all the best, localized games – majoring in mobile. Asian operators aren’t too bothered if you have the ‘traditional’ game providers. That said, if you don’t have the Fish game in China, there’s a 0% probability of becoming successful. And it’s a similar story with the Andar Bahar card game in India, where the eyes of the industry are converging right now. As a result, we’re already on a strong recruitment drive to hire the best and brightest minds as our tentacles extend into ever more culturally-specific and diverse territories. So, if you’re an expert with relevant experience in the territory, we’d love to hear from you,” Markus Nasholm added.

 

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Slovak Authorities Charges Tipos CEO with Money Laundering Case

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Slovak authorities have charged two employees of the Tipos national lottery on charges of violating their duties and money laundering. The CEO of the lottery, Ján Barczi, and the head of the IT department, Miloš Prelec, were charged.

Both are accused of “violating their duties when managing entrusted property and of money laundering,” Slovakian police wrote on their Facebook page.

The National Criminal Agency of Slovakia (NAKA) is investigating Tipos for allegedly allowing money to pass from gambling accounts to private bank accounts without placing any gambling bets.

The national gambling company has been under investigation by NAKA for more than a year. In April 2018, the company closed 142 player accounts on suspicion of being part of a money laundering scheme. Tipos said at the time about 260,000 euros was laundered, though authorities continue to investigate whether the number is larger.

Thirty NAKA members participated in last month’s raid on Tipos following a tip about the scheme from a whistleblower. NAKA was looking for evidence of the alleged money laundering.

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Century Casinos Receives Approval from Missouri Gaming Commission to Acquire Isle Casino Cape Girardeau and Lady Luck Caruthersville

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Century Casinos has received approval from the Missouri Gaming Commission to acquire the Isle Casino Cape Girardeau and Lady Luck Caruthersville from Eldorado Resorts Inc.

Isle Casino Cape Girardeau is located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The property opened in 2012 and consists of a dockside casino featuring 41,500 square feet of casino space, 851 gaming machines, 24 table games, three dining venues, a pavilion and an entertainment centre.

Lady Luck Caruthersville is a riverboat casino located along the Mississippi river in Caruthersville, Missouri. The property opened in 1995 and consists of a dockside casino featuring 21,000 square feet of casino space, 513 slot machines, nine table games, two dining venues, a 40,000 square foot pavilion and a 28-space RV park.

In June 2019, the Company entered into a definitive agreement with Eldorado Resorts to acquire the operations of Cape Girardeau, Caruthersville and Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort, located in New Cumberland, West Virginia, from Eldorado Resorts for approximately $107.0 million. The Acquisition, which is expected to close in December 2019, is subject to customary closing conditions.

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