Any discussion around gaming hardware will usually focus on the hardware required for multiplayer games. However, online gamblers also require appropriate hardware.
A growing niche in the online gaming industry is casino games like poker, roulette and blackjack. As technology advances, online casinos are managing to create live games with the feel of a real casino experience.
With immersive experience online roulette games, players feel like they are in a casino. The technology being used to create VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) are finding its way into these sites too. But that also requires players to have the right hardware. Playing some other types of video games requires better hardware than casino games do, and multiplayer online video gaming has for some time led the way in terms of consumer hardware. In fact, the graphics cards being used for gaming are now used by cryptocurrency miners because of their superior performance.
Injustice 2, the highest rated fighting game will be launched soon, and the recommended system requirements are now available. The makers recommend a Windows 10, 64-bit operating system, a 3.1 GHz processor with 8 GB of system memory and 3 GB of Video memory. They also recommend a GeForce GTX 780 or Radeon RX 570 GPU.
Online casino games don’t require such fast processing power to play– many players can get away with a recently purchased notebook PC. However, players who want to start streaming their games will need a decent system. Streaming casino games like roulette, and even slot games, are a fast-growing niche. Enthusiasts like Casino Twitcher can make money by broadcasting their screens while playing live. If they have enough subscribers following them they can monetize those views with advertising and affiliate marketing. However, to do so requires the right hardware.
The streaming service of choice is Twitch.tv, which caters to those wanting to stream video games, casino games, live events and music.
Anyone wanting to stream games they are playing will require a twitch.tv account, which is free, as well as streaming software. The software most players choose is OBS studio which is free to download.
As far as hardware goes, a large hard drive of at least 1TB is recommended as well as a high-quality graphics card. If players want to talk to their subscribers, they will also need a good quality microphone. A good camera is also essential if players want subscribers to be able to see them. A dual monitor setup also helps. This will allow a player to access other applications without interrupting the stream.
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As augmented reality becomes more mainstream, online casinos will offer an even more realistic experience. Infinity Augmented Reality Inc. is developing software and hardware to create a virtual reality type experience. 360-degree cameras and augmented reality eye-wear will allow players to walk around a casino, sit down at any table and begin playing. By adding the sounds of a casino, the experience becomes even more realistic.
Technology companies are betting big on this trend. Gaming and gambling applications can attract lots of customers and generate big profits. Because they are so lucrative, they often attract the investment that creates the advances in technology that filter into other industries. For a long time, the graphics technology developed for video gaming has found its way into other industries – and we are likely to see the same thing happen with augmented reality technology.