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-- 05 Oct 2021
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Facebook Outage Explained, Alan Wake Remastered Released, Epic Game Store Achievements | Gaming News





Alan Wake Remastered Released

Hello guys and welcome to the Gaming News for 05 Oct 2021. The Alam Wake Remaster releases today. If you didn't get a chance to play it before now's your chance to jump in. It's not that expensive in the UK It was £24.99, so I will be playing it hopefully today and checking it out. And the review from IGN was very interesting and actually quite funny, but they were saying that it does have smooth graphics and really good frame rate and so on. But it doesn't provide that much of a leap compared to the original game. In case you did actually play the original game, but it might be worth checking out anyway it's completely up to you because they've added a director's commentary to the game like you get on the old DVD box sets.

Epic Game Store Achievements

And then the next bit of news for today is Epic Games are adding achievements to the Epic Game Store. It's just like with Steam, that when you reach some points in the game, you'll earn achievements simple as that. It's a long-requested feature of the Epic Game Store and it's coming very, very soon.

Facebook Outage Explained

And the last bit of news for today was yesterday there was a Facebook outage, so everything that was associated with Facebook was down for a few hours. Facebook, Instagram, Oculus, WhatsApp everything they own. And let me quickly explain why that happened. When you type in a web address on your internet browser, wherever it's Google Chrome or otherwise, the browser uses something called DNS to look up the IP address of the website it's looking for. DNS stands for "Domain Name Service". Now, basically, the configuration of the Facebook DNS was changed yesterday, let's say. And so when people typed in facebook.com and anything associated with facebook.com, they couldn't find it, so it couldn't find the IP address of the Facebook website. Therefore it appeared down even though it probably in the background was actually running if you knew what the IP address was, but people just type in facebook.com. They don't type in IP addresses, and that's why that domain name service exists to help you get to website quicker. If you actually know what you're doing, like in my case, for example, I've changed the DNS settings of my router to Google DNS because it's quicker than my internet providers built in DNS. But if you don't know anything about DNS, I would say don't mess with it. But basically that's what happened. And that's why it took a few hours to update and change and fix. Because when a DNS changes, let's say facebook.com is now pointing to this IP address and so on. It has to go through every single major router around the entire globe. Given that at one point the DNS setting was wrong, it means that it went around the entire world to say the wrong address. Therefore, no one could find the website as simple as that. That's why it was a global outage for a few hours. There was nothing wrong with the servers. There was no data should be lost. Everything is completely fine. People just couldn't find the website simple as that. But now, as far as I'm aware, it's completely resolved. And the memes that have been released online because of it have just been hilarious. That explains it. Hopefully, if you want more context, just please reach out to me in the comments section and I will get back to you about it and give you hopefully a bit more explanation if you want to know more about DNS. Anyway, guys, that's it for the Gaming News for today. Thank you so much for the new followers coming on to the feed as always. And I will see you tomorrow. Thanks, guys. Bye bye.

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I have played hundreds of games in my life and have experienced truly amazing games. As time has passed and games continue to evolve, I want to share my gaming adventures with the world so you can improve your gaming experience too.

There are several gaming franchises I love experiencing a lot such as Final Fantasy, Resident Evil, God of War, Uncharted, Yakuza, Assassin's Creed, The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, Xenoblade Chronicles and more.

In 1997 when I was 12 years old, a class mate of mine asked me, have you ever played Final Fantasy 7? I was like no, what’s that? He lent me his copy, and I remember on the first night I escaped Midgar after not being able to put it down for 5 to 6 hours even though it was a school night. Shortly after I finished the game and my gaming obsession was truly planted.

Towards the end of 1998 I played Zelda 64 Ocarina of Time. It was a revelation to me, given its combat, story telling, music and satisfying ending. It also gave a hint of what open world could look like given how “huge” Hyrule Field was, which was massive for the time. After nearly 25 years, Zelda 64 Ocarina of Time still sits at the top of my favourite games of all time list.

When I went to University during 2003 to 2007, it was the era of Half Life 2. I remember spending a portion of my student loan so I could get a gaming pc powerful enough to play it.

During that time I also started my adventures in MMOs including Final Fantasy 11 and World of Warcraft. It amazes me that they are still online to this day.

After leaving University, I like most people ended up in the 9 to 5 cycle, after a year of being stuck in the “no job without experience, no experience without a job”. At the time I was still living with my parents and I got distracted on girls for a while. My love for gaming never ended though, with it always being a fall back for me.

In 2013, I started my first YouTube channel, as a way to also document my time in the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn. I had seen some YouTubers who made really good videos. For me, at the time, it was a hobby to do on the evening and weekends, I never went into it thinking one day it would be my job. I would have made videos, even if it made no money at all.

After 10 years of multiple jobs, living a very miserable existence in the 9 to 5 cycle, it all abruptly ended in 2018 with my disability of severe anxiety preventing me from commuting to London to work any more.

During the Pandemic, a lot of people were losing their jobs, and there was a lot more time to produce videos and play games. While growing as a content creator, I noticed my Instagram page had little to no content. One day I picked up my phone and recorded a video talking about gaming as it was my favourite hobby.

As I have now played hundreds of games and my passion has evolved for the last 30 years, I see my love for gaming lasting until the day I die. Games have made me laugh, made me cry, and everything in between. The recent price increases have definitely dampened gaming for most gamers, but I am in a privileged position as an Independent Gaming Journalist to receive a lot of games for free from developers and publishers to review.

I hope I can always bring the highest quality Gaming News every day, in digestible 1 to 1.5 minute summaries, to share the passion I have always had for it.

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