Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Hawaiian gamers’ latency struggles show why LAN parties still matter

Being a gamer and living in Hawaii sounds like paradise, right? Turns out gaming is a lot like real estate: what matters is location, location, location. A story published on The Outline gives a bit more detail on the struggles of Hawaiian gamers. Being on an island thousands of miles from the nearest game server has its downsides — for reference, the nearest common server location is Los Angeles, which is 2,500 miles from Hawaii. As might be expected, island gamers have to deal with latency in gaming, which can result in them being several milliseconds behind everyone else. This wouldn’t…

This story continues at The Next Web

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