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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.



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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Portugal’s Online Gambling Revenue Increases in Q3 2019



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Serviço Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos do Turismo de Portugal (SRIJ), the Portuguese gambling regulator, has reported that the state’s iGaming operations brought in €54.1m ($60.3m) in revenue for Q3 2019, making it the seventh consecutive quarter of increased revenue.

The Q3 figures represent a 39.1% increase when compared with the revenue generated for the same period the previous year. The Q3 revenue was also up €5.8 million from what the online market took in the second quarter. For Q2, the Portuguese online gambling and betting market reported total revenue of €48.3 million.

The state’s gambling regulator also grossed €23.6 million in tax revenue from online gambling operations. During the same period the previous year, the tax contribution from the online gambling sector was just €6.4 million.

Online casinos contributed €28.2 million to the overall revenue, up €8.8 million from what it grossed during Q3 2018. Overall sports betting revenue generated by online sportsbooks in Portugal was reported €25.9 million. For Q2 2019, the sports betting operations generated €23 million in revenue.

Online sportsbooks in Portugal reported a total Q3 betting handle of €114 million. The majority of the bets were placed on football. The total betting handle in Q3 was up €1.9 million when compared with Q2 2019.

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Colombia’s Coljuegos Reports Strong iGaming Growth for 2018–19



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Coljuegos, Colombia’s gambling regulatory agency, has reported that the tax revenue from online gambling licensees grew 106.3% for the year ending October 31, 2019 to COP65.97bn ($19.6m), with total collections for gambling across all channels up 15.5% to COP617.21bn.

Retail bookmakers accounted for the bulk of tax revenue, bringing in COP377.25bn, 61% of the market, a 10.6% increase year-on-year. The SuperAstro Lottery followed, with a 14% share of the market, accounting for COP88.72bn of the total tax take, a 15.2% year-on-year increase.

Online operators’ COP65.97bn made up 10% of the market, though the channel’s growth was the fastest of any legal form of gambling. Baloto and Revancha lottery games made up 10% and 3% respectively, bringing in COP59.71bn and COP20.45bn, while their combined growth was 3.3%.

For the calendar year, the Colombian gambling market is projected to reach COP664.83bn, a 15.7% year-on-year increase. Money collected by Coljuegos is used to fund public healthcare in the country.

“Nothing is more satisfying than working for an entity in which everything we do helps to finance the health of more than 1.6 million Colombians a year,” Juan B. Pérez Hidalgo, president of Coljuegos said.

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ASUS becomes a technical partner of EPICENTER CS:GO 2019



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The leading gaming hardware and peripherals manufacturer ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) becomes a technical partner of EPICENTER Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) 2019. Tournament’s participants will be using ROG hardware and viewers will have an opportunity to test out upcoming gadgets. The playoff games are scheduled to take place on 21-22 December in Moscow’s “Crocus Expo” exhibition center.

  • ASUS Republic of Gamers is a technical partner of EPICENTER Counter-Strike: Global Offensive series
  • ASUS Republic of Gamers will provide its gaming laptops ROG Strix G GL731 to analysts; the visitors will have the newest gadgets of the updated 2019 line available for testing in the demo-zone
  • The event’s playoffs are scheduled for 21-22 December in Moscow’s “Crocus Expo” exhibition center

Moscow, Russia, 13th December 2019 — the leader on the gaming hardware and peripherals market ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) becomes a technical partner of EPICENTER Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) 2019 series. The players will be using ROG products while the viewers will have a chance to test out new gadgets as part of the partnership agreement. Playoff games will be held on 21-22 December in Moscow’s “Crocus Expo” exhibition center.

“We’re excited about this new partnership with EPICENTER. Supporting gaming and esports events is our long-standing tradition. We will supply the participants of the event with the best PCs and monitors as a part of our partnership with Epic Esports Events,” commended Kirill Pogorelov, Head of ASUS PR.

“It would be impossible to host events of such scale as EPICENTER without the cutting-edge hardware. We welcome ASUS as our partners and we’re ready to establish a new connection channel with the audience”, noted Sergey Barkhudaryan, ESforce Holding Commercial Director.

ASUS Republic of Gamers will provide the analytics team with TOG Strix G GL731 gaming laptops packing powerful hardware and 144hz refresh rate screens per the partnership agreement.

Visitors of EPICENTER CS:GO 2019 will have the possibility to try out the updated 2019 line of gaming laptops, such as Zephyrus S GX502, Strix III G531, and G731. These devices boast amazing performance, sleek design, and lightning-fast displays with a refresh rate of 240hz – since CS:GO players value their frames so much. Furthermore, a brand-new gaming smartphone system ROG Phone II will be included in the reveal. The visitors will have the chance to witness the revolution in mobile gaming firsthand through the benefits of this system.

EPICENTER series group stage will take place 17-19 December 2019 with the grand final taking place 21-22 December in “Crocus Expo” exhibition center. The tournament’s prize pool is $500 000. Tickets and passes are available for purchase on the event’s official page, starting from 900 Rub. Three pass tiers are available: Global Elite, Global Nova, and Legendary Eagle.

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