Building The Ultimate Thunderbolt Gaming Setup

(upbeat music) – Hey guys this is Austin and this is The Ultimate Thunderbolt Setup. This is how our project started a few months ago when I had a conversation with Intel’s Thunderbolt team about what really to me felt like a very obvious use-case for Thunderbolt. A single cable powering an entire crazy, over the top, gaming setup. Luckily they agreed and alongside Dell, Intel was able to sponsor this entire setup and make it happen. The setup is built around the Dell XPS 13. This is a terrific ultrabook.

Not only is it powered by the latest eighth generation Core i7 processor but you have great battery life, a good screen, all the normal kind of laptop stuff but what it lacks is some dedicated graphics for gaming which is where Thunderbolt comes in. The XPS is connected to the Aorus GTX 1080 gaming box. This little enclosure here houses not only a full GTX 1080 graphics card but it also has a power supply to power not only the graphics card and the laptop but it also has USB ports for the rest of our accessories. What’s great about this is that with a single Thunderbolt 3 cable your thin and light Dell that you carry around all day long turns into a full proper gaming setup. There are a wide variety of Thunderbolt 3 enclosures available most of which have graphics cards built in and those start at around 350 dollars or so.

But there are also other options without the GPU that you can add yourself. So these start at around $200 and one of the ones I recently took a look at was the Razer Core X. This supports a full-size graphics card with plenty of power for pretty much anything you want to put in there.

The reason we chose to go with the gaming box is for a few reasons. First of all the a GTX 1080 is a lot of power paired with an ultrabook like this but it also has some additional features. So first of all we have a series of USB ports on the back which is helpful because we wanted to make sure that all of our accessories could be wired in with just that single Thunderbolt cable. And on top of that this does support a full 100 watts of power delivery which means we don’t have to charge our laptop either. It really is one single Thunderbolt 3 cable to make this entire setup work.

To take advantage of all this gaming hardware we have three full monitors. And by monitors I mean TVs. These are TVs, they’re 55 inch 4K HDR panels so this in hindsight may have been a little bit of overkill but I mean come on we’re building the ultimate Thunderbolt setup. Overkill’s kinda what you’re here for right? Paired with this are my favorite gaming peripherals right now. First of all we have the Razer Huntsman Elite keyboard.

I did an entire video about that you should definitely go check it out. This is straight up my favorite keyboard that I’ve ever tried. Alongside this we have the Zowie, what is it the BenQ Zowie, FK1 I knew it it’s the FK1. This is actually the mouse I’ve been using for like two years now. Not only do I use it for editing and general use but it is really great for gaming as well. I probably should have know the the name of the mouse shouldn’t I have?

All this is backed up by my favorite game pad right now, the Xbox One wireless controller. Now this has seen a few revisions over the years most notably it now has Bluetooth and you can also do a cool design lab version which maybe doesn’t match with the setup but I don’t care ’cause it’s my custom Austin not Duncan one. But the cool thing is this going to be a nice benefit for when you want to play racing games or stuff that doesn’t work well with a mouse and keyboard. (buttons clicking) – [Camera Man] Don’t do that, that won’t.

Don’t do that. Stop. – What’s really cool about this is when you sit in front of it and you realize just how immersive it is. I mean look at this we’ve got three displays all running in surround and it’s so seamless. I mean yeah the TVs have a little bit of a border but I mean come on this is so cool. It’s almost like sitting with like a VR headset on as opposed to three giant TVs.

Oh dude, dude (laughing) are you serious? What? This is the point of the video where I’m just like freaking out the whole time. So we’re playing on full epic settings too. So right now the resolution’s set to 5760 by 1080 but it’s full epic basically everything. And frame rate wise we’re doing pretty solid.

I mean we’re pretty much around 50 to 60 fps. See I do a lot of videos with Fortnite right and a lot of the time I’m playing on like $200 PCs or like seven frames per second on ultra low settings but this totally feels like cheating. I mean sure when I’m looking ahead it looks like a fairly standard field of view.

But I look left and right I could have such a competitive advantage. The only slight downside is that some of the information is all the way over to the left or all the way over to the right such as the mini map. I mean sure you could go build an incredibly expensive gaming PC and get this sort of permanent setup going but the greatest part is as soon as I’m done with this game I unplug this single cable and I’ve got my normal ultrabook that’s completely portable that I can take with me to school or work or whatever. Wow dude this is like trippy (laughing). It’s like almost enough to get you motion sick it’s so immersive.

Alright let’s do this. I’m comin’. (gun report) There we go I can be helpful. You have a very cool cape.

Dude this is so immersive I mean it’s crazy just how into the game I feel. This feels incredibly dangerous. I shouldn’t be hiding underneath this tree right now.

I’m just gonna run, running is always a good option right? Oh yeah. Ha ha, I like this. (gun firing) (Austin laughs) No, no, no, no, no, no.

No, no, no, no, no, no, no. No, no, no, no, no. That’s not how this works. That’s not how this…alright well it’s fine. We came in number two.

I cannot go back to playing games on a mere single display or a phone or a switch or a $200 laptop. Ken don’t make me go back. Can I just do this now? I actually might get good at Fortnite if I play on this setup. Next up we have Forza Horizon 4. Not only is this one of my favorite games out there but the PC version’s actually really good this year.

Which is especially helpful when you have three giant TVs in front of you. If you wanna be lame you can drive outside the car and I mean I guess that’s fine but nah. This is the way to do it. Something I’m noticing is that the mirrors in the game I never really paid that much attention to playing on like Xbox but it makes a big difference here on PC.

Not only are the reflections nice and high quality but I can really see especially with this right hand mirror when people are behind me. It’s a small thing but it really kinda goes to show just how useful a setup like this can be. See nope, nope, nope that was too aggressive. That was too aggressive that’s okay I made it. Oh no you don’t, there we go.

Little bump never hurt anybody right? I do have the same problem as I did with Fortnite and it’s some of my information like the hud is way too far away but I mean come on it’s fine. It’s like a real race I don’t need my mini map I can just kinda drive by the seat of my pants and the voice of the GPS. Of course Thunderbolt is useful for more than just purely playing games. So not only are we adding a ton of extra graphics horsepower to our system but we do have all the extra USB ports and power and stuff and we also have the ability to hookup multiple 4K monitors. So that’s something that’s going to make a big difference in things like video editing and racing games.

But mostly video editing and creative professional activities like drifting. And that is the ultimate thunderbolt setup. A lot of work went into not only our brand new set but getting this all together.

A huge shout out to everyone here and of course massive thank you to Intel and Dell for sponsoring this video. Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to go do some real work on my tiny XPS 13. (hip hop music)

13 Small Tips To Make You A BETTER Gamer!

So you want to be a better gamer? This video is for you! Some of us consider ourselves good gamers, but in reality, there is always room for improvement and sometimes we may not be as good as we might think.

So today you’re watching gamerbrain and we have 13 smalls tips to make you a better gamer! #13.) Start at the lowest difficulty Starting at the lowest difficulty within a game can be the difference between a successful play through or an early rage quit. Start off by playing on the lowest difficulty level possible and slowly work your way up once you’ve mastered things like the controls within the game, the level layout, boss patterns and much more.

Starting off easy when playing a video game is definitely one of the most useful strategies to implement when playing, Trust me it works and you’ll thank me later. #12.) Have No interruptions: Now we’ve all been in a very important match of cod, Halo or FIFA and our little brother, sister, mom or dad or whoever the hell else is around us has come into our room telling us to take the trash out, or go to the store and this is pretty frustrating considering you’re in the middle of an online game and probably can’t pause.

But let’s be honest, whoever interrupted you probably doesn’t understand this, so this tip is to make sure you have done anything you need for your family before sitting down for a gaming session to avoid those annoying interuptions. #11.) Ensure you’re using a wired internet connection this one is probably the most obvious tips on this list but for gamers, and that is to have a wired internet connection when gaming online, not only will you have better download and upload speeds, you’ll lower your ping and you’ll also have less chance of getting disconnected during a play session. This is really important for people playing fps games like COD, Destiny basically any game where timing is key.

Wire up that connection and you won’t regret it. #10.) Have lots of Energy: Playing first person shooters, or puzzle games can actually use up a lot of energy in your brain due to your reaction time or puzzle solving skills, so if you don’t have a lot of energy in your body you’re gonna be tired, grumpy and not gonna perform very well while playing a video game. While personally I do not advise energy drinks I advise waiting until you’ve had breakfast and definitely a good night’s rest before playing competitive or against a friend. #9.)

Knowledge: Knowledge, knowing a lot about a particular class or weapon within a game or just knowing a lot about the game you’re playing is a sure-fire way to beat anyone who doesn’t know about the gun or class or the game you’re playing. this tip applies to a wide variety games such as Halo, COD, CSGO, TF2, Pokémon and many many more. Remember, knowledge is power kids, and knowing is half the battle! #8.) Watch youtube videos or follow walkthroughs Youtube game walkthroughs and written walkthroughs can truly be your best friend if you’re a gamer.

Since the early days of video games walkthroughs have been an essential part of the gaming process, sure you may like to figure things out on your own, but if you are really really stuck on a certain level within a game then consulting a walkthrough seems like a godsend. Definetly search up some walkthroughs and you might just find an easteregg you didn’t know about or get through that level that got the best of you. #7.) Know your controls: This one is pretty obvious, but oh so important! Everyone plays video games differently, if you play on console you can choose between a bunch of different controller layouts, or if you’re on PC you can customise every key right down to your mouse buttons to whatever you desire, wanna jump with right click because you play better with it? Go for it!

The way you play can ultimately decide the fate of you, or your foe. #6.) Always play the campaign or tutorial: Playing the campaign or tutorial before jumping online or doing a speed run of the campaign OR a legendary playthrough can ALWAYS help, given you time to learn the basics, the little tricks, weapons, counters, good defence, good attacks and the way around maps (if it’s a game that uses single player maps on multiplayer) #5.) Practice makes almost perfect: Practice in games can go a long way, especially in online, as tuning your mind and senses to the way the game plays can be very advantages. A lot of good players normally have hundreds of hours put into a game. You’ll notice the difference immediately between someone with hundreds of hours and someone who only has dozens of hours.

#4.) Preparation: Stocking up on potions, perks, weapons and armour that will do good against the enemy you’re going to be fighting is key. For example, fighting against Adloin in Skyrim is a VERY difficult thing to do without potions or good armour, or fighting the elite four in any Pokémon game, you’re Pokémon may be strong, but you never know if a move will kill your pokemon and screw up you’re plans. That’s why a potion is always necessary, or even revives preparation is key folks.

#3.) Patience: You won’t get very far without patience. Re-doing the same level over and over again is sure to get on anyone’s nerves but you must remember that in order to succeed you must fail, over and over and over again before you can get it right. That might mean replaying parts of a level you couldn’t beat or just planning moves carefully but This also applies to real life in ways too but this is a countdown about gaming so onto the next, #2.) Variety: Don’t just play one game all the time like FIFA, A good gamer plays all sorts of games, not just one, for instance, someone who only plays Halo all the time is not a good gamer, they are a good halo player, same goes for FIFA and COD or Sims. However, someone who plays a wide variety of games and is good at them IS a gamer as they do not confine themselves to one genre.

#1.) Always save: This tip is most important as nearly everything on this list can be obtained by doing this, it also goes hand in hand with patience. Boss battle? Fighting Karstaag? About to battle a gym trainer or capture a pokemon?

Save your game beforehand. I can’t stress this enough because Then if you fail, you can reload, and do it again and again and again and again. This can help you learn from previous mistakes and help build your patience.

Saving is key guys because depending on the game you’re playing it pretty much allows you to have infinite continues, and really that’s not a bad thing.

Types Of Gamers

Oh so he didn’t betray you yet… -This is the level you die… -That one is not really evil… -Love I’m so glad you didn’t hang out with your friends -Look at that! Aren’t you having fun? I’m having so much fun! -C’mon! Here, come here!

-Go, go! -So you play… -Pc! Just it -Right -I play Wii -It’s good, right? -My favorite game’s ‘Half-Life 2’ -Amazing! The best, after the first one -What? ‘Just Dance : Star Wars’ is the best -It is very good.

It got 9 stars… -…9 out of 10? -…no, 9 out of 100 -But that’s great I swear -Are you really enjoying this game? -Did you take a look at those textures?

The floor looks like the roof -You have a beard! You have a beard and you’re playing that kind of game -Like, really? Your mom coming in every 2 minutes and this couch’s color sucks… -Excuse me! Let me remind you this is ‘My Little Pony’ -If you want to talk videogames, just get yourself a YouTube channel! -Score?

-1 – 1…this one’s for the game -Okay PENALTY SHOOT-OUT -It’s easy for you, I never played PlayStation -Yeah sure -It’s easy for you, I never played XBox -Yeah sure -It’s easy for you…my keyboard wasn’t even connected -You can’t look behind the corners anyway… -You’re right… -You can’t really move it better if you move too…and what the hell are you wearing? -I play it safe! -Why did I buy this horror game? -What’s this game abo… -It’s cool! I played it too -Really?

-My mother? -Your mother! “Your mother you!” -What the hell…Vittorio?

Vittorio? -How long have you been here? -Wait… -In game… -…or real life? -In real life!

NOT CONNECTED -How can people get obsessed with this game? -Kill!!!

Can you feel that? Oh, double kill! -Triple kill!

I’m sure you felt it, didn’t you? -Monster kill! -420 – no scope! I knew it!

I knew it! -Did you get League of Legends? -Stop it! I’m not going to play that game -Please, get LoL! -Mirko, I’m on the toilet!

Please, get out! -Please, pleeeease! -You finally got League of Legends! -Mirko, please stop it!

I won’t play that game -You’re playing it right now -I absolutely agree with you -Mom! I’ll be there in a minute, I’m talking to my friends! -Sorry guys, I gotta go!

-Bye! Piero, see you soon -Anyway I think you should cut your hair Subscribe…c’mon, subscribe…I SAID SUBSCRIBE!

Top 10 Video Games That Will Get You In The Halloween Spirit

Hello Internet – and welcome back to Top 10 Gaming – you might notice something’s a little bit different, and yes – I’m unfortunately not Kelly, but considering the title of this particular video – the powers that be thought they’d get someone a little scarier involved. What’s going on guys – my name’s Jack Finch – and today I’ll be your host as we compile the greatest video game titles out there that will get your skin scrawling in a seasonal fashion – in the Top 10 Video Games That Will Get You In The Halloween Spirit. Roll the clip. Fear not guys – I’m only passing through – this isn’t a permanent thing – but before we begin this video, I’m sure you all know the drill by now – if you’re a fan of Horror Video Games or just Top 10 Gaming in general, then be a champ and hit that thumbs up button – and make sure to ding that subscribe bell so you can stay up to date with our latest and greatest gaming content. So, in no particular order – flying in at our Number 10 Spot – online blackjack nz.

And what a classic to kick us off at – yeah, we’ll probably skim over the ending because a DLC conclusion absolutely sucks – but we can’t forget that 2010’s Alan Wake from Remedy Entertainment was a pretty ballsy game on release. The plot plays out like a Stephen King novel – as we take up the mantle of best-selling thriller novelist Alan Wake – who retreats to the small Washington town of Bright Falls to cure his writers block and get over the fact of his wife’s strange disappearance. As we slowly pull back the layer of this strange, sleepy town – the events from his latest novel – which Alan can’t remember writing – start to come to life. Yeah – it’s kind of 2spooky – but this psychological thriller actually stands up to its promise of being a considerably dark gaming experience. For one, the soundtrack of this game is absolutely stunning – and the small, atmospheric nuances really add to that strange, otherworldly – almost Lovecraftian vibe. If you enjoyed the Max Payne series, then Alan Wake is a horror step in the right direction.

Climbing through our window at Number 9 – Five Nights At Freddy’s Goddamn this game and my fear of lifelike inanimate objects. If you’ve ever been to a Chuck E. Cheese or something similar – and stared into the cold, dead, lifeless eyes of the animatronic entertainment – I say that lightly – and wondered why the hell anyone would ever think that this was a good idea to entertain small children – then you’ll be pretty safe and sound with the Five Nights at Freddy’s Franchise. I say franchise, because – they’re all equally worth a playthrough. In the majority of the series, you take up the mantle of a security guard at ShowBiz Pizza Place – a strange, terrifying pastiche to Chuck E. Cheese – and guess what, you’re locked inside with a bunch of homicidal mechanical maniacs with essentially only a flashlight and a series of security cameras to defend yourself with. Freddy Fazbear, Bonnie the Bunny, Chica the Chicken – Foxy the Pirate Fox – yeah, it only gets worse from then on. Scary shit.

Coming in at Number 8 – What Remains of Edith Finch This perhaps may be a much needed departure from the nature of our other games, but What Remains of Edith Finch makes this list purely for its capability to deliver genuinely creepy moments – with very little technical output. Also, it’s a video game that features my last name – so you know, family ties and that. It plays like a classic horror tale – almost fairytale in its execution – and it does a lot with very little. Admittedly, this game isn’t for everybody – as I appreciate that magical-realism can put a lot of people off – but atmospherically speaking, this game does a lot to unsettle the player – particularly the story of Barbara. You take up the role of Edith Finch – dubbed America’s most unfortunate family – at her American family home in Washington state, as you peel back the layers of death and bad luck that has befuddled your family. Yeah, it’s a walking sim, yeah it’s a simple plot – but its atmospherically gorgeous, and it delivers a great twist.

Next up at Number 7 – MediEvil. Not gonna lie – I absolutely love this game, mainly for nostalgia’s sake – but there’s no better way than to get into the Halloween spirit that to watch a gangly skeleton skip around a graveyard with an arsenal of medieval weaponry. Yeah, this game is pretty camp and outdated – and probably falls short as a bit of a mindless hack-and-slash extravaganza – but it ticks all the box for me when I think of Halloween – so that’s why it’s making the list.

You play as Sir Daniel Fortesque – an unfortunate, unwitting hero who lived his life as a lie, before being reanimated as the only skeletal hero who can save the kingdom of Gallowmere. It takes a huge amount of artistic influence from Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas – and manages to squirm out a soundtrack reminiscent of Beetlejuice – but it definitely hits the mark as a Halloween horror slasher. Sliding in at Number 6 – Dead Space. Alright – let’s be serious now – you guys want some genuinely terrifying horror masterpieces, right? Well – unless you’ve been living underneath a console shaped rock, then you’ve probably played Dead Space in some shape or form – be it on your own in a dark room – or watching someone else behind a pillow. In terms of gameplay – then Dead Space 2 should definitely make this list over its first title – but Dead Space, while being a little clunky in the controls – makes the grade down to its genuinely edge-of-your-seat horror-thriller moments.

This game is creepy as hell, and delivers it in bucketloads. It plays into the same vein as what the early Resident Evil series managed to capture – that bleak feeling of hopelessness, balanced on a knife edge by the curiosity of what the hell is that at the end of this corridor? Jumpscares, invincible necromorphs, and a killer soundtrack. I’ll say no more. Popping in at Number 5 – Grim Fandango Alright guys – I get it, this game isn’t scary at all – but Halloween is a time for the dead to stretch their legs and have their moment in the spotlight – and what better way to remember and appreciate the souls deceased than with the absolute masterpiece of a game, 1998’s Grim Fandango by LucasArts. Seriously – this is one of the greatest games of all time – testament to its 2015 remastered version for pretty much every platform, and its planned remastering for the Nintendo Switch.

There’s a reason that this game keeps cropping up. It’s a mish-mash of film noir and Mexican Aztec beliefs, choreographed effortlessly by Manny Calavera – skeletal travel agent turned sleuth as he journeys through the Land of the Dead. Also, I don’t say this lightly – but this game has possibly the greatest soundtrack of all time – if I haven’t convinced you, then play it purely for that reason. Next up at Number 4 – Until Dawn. Yeah – probably the last game I’ve played that genuinely scared me.

Not for it’s particularly original plot – or groundbreaking mechanics – but because there’s just so much that you can get wrong. Until Dawn is oppressive in its player punishment, and the anxiety of making the wrong decision in a split second scenario feeds that gnawing fear throughout the game. Also, just a genuinely great polish to this game – simple yet effective gameplay – and a well executed premise that plays as a love letter to the horror genre. Admittedly – it’s probably too short, and it gets pulled down by some of the visual patchiness – but if you want to feel like a teen in a slasher movie – then play Until Dawn, because it delivers.

Coming in next at Number 3 – Luigi’s Mansion. Alright, alright – I hear you, Nintendo can’t do scary – Luigi’s too goofy. But that’s not what we’re getting at here – we’re talking about atmosphere, and what better way to get into the Halloween spirit than to play a vacuum welding plumber – crawling through a creepy house and cleaning up poltergeists?

Well – with the best selling Gamecube title of all time, that’s how. Also, it’s just a great game all in all – and is testament to Nintendo’s enjoyable simplicity. Yeah, I heard its shortcomings – It was criticised on release for its minimal length – but I think that plays into our advantage as a Halloween title – and an atmospheric classic that you can complete in an entire October evening.

Next up at our Number 2 spot – Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Yes – yes – yes. A truly, truly terrifying modern Horror classic. For me, the 2010 title from Frictional Games delivers on so many levels that it’s hard to discern what actually makes this game so scary. Again, like we’ve seen with titles like Resident Evil and Dead Space – it has that hallway element of complete futility – and even darker still, Amnesia pits the player with completely zero weaponry. Our only armor against the horrific nightmare is light itself – a rusty lantern, a spare match – a tinderbox – why did we just walk down this corridor, we’ve just ran out of oil – oh shit, what’s that noise.

Yeah, it plays pretty simply – yeah, it’s plot may be a little ham-fisted and cliche – but damn, is this game scary. I understand why good horror games are so successful – and why bad ones fall short of the mark, but for me – Amnesia is a completely different beast. I’m not saying it’s the scariest game ever made – possibly far from it – but it’s something you need to experience – preferably alone, at night, on Halloween.

And finally – at our Number 1 spot – Silent Hill 2. Because this one – in fact – is actually the scariest game ever made, and if you haven’t played it – then I highly recommend that you do so this Halloween. Or tomorrow. Or whatever’s best for you.

Just play it. Silent Hill 2 is a game that just makes you /feel/ weird, from start to finish – and doesn’t let up for a single moment, even in it’s down moments. The entire game is just so unnerving – delivering this weird, unexplainable sense of uneasiness where something about this game just feels off. Even down to the way the controls handle – the way the camera can’t quite give you the right viewpoint – or the way that the player won’t move in the direction that he’s facing.

Without spoiling anything from this game – you play as James Sunderland as he makes his way through the strange town of Silent Hill after receiving a mysterious letter from his wife. That’s all I’m gonna say. Just play it if you haven’t. And Happy Halloween. Unfortunately folks, that’s all we’ve got time for today – cheers for sticking around. Normal viewing will return to Kelly tomorrow, but thanks for having me right here on Top 10 Gaming

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Trick number 4:

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Trick number 6:

Yet another statistic method:

Positive number 01 usually associates with Red color, 3rd column and 1st column.

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How to Win a Jackpot on Casino Slot Machines

Put quite simply, a ‘progressive jackpot’ is a jackpot for a gaming machine (such as slots) where the value of the payoff (or ‘jackpot’) increases by a small amount each time another game is played. Gaming machines are commonly linked to ONE of these ‘progressive jackpots’. So, several players, playing at different machines, are in reality playing for the same jackpot AND increasing it each time they play.

System

Usually, slot machines have their ‘jackpot‘ listed as a monetary value and this can only be won by achieving the combination with the highest payoff; whether that’s 4 cherries in a row or a ‘Royal Flush’ at a Video Poker machine. Once the jackpot has been won, the machine resets itself to its preset and designated minimum. The difference with ‘progressive jackpots’ is that each time a game is played on a connected machine, the jackpot increases (progresses . . .) by a small amount. So, instead of individuals all playing to win a $5,000 or $10,000 dollar jackpot at single machines, each player is increasing the jackpot they’re playing for every time they pull the handle. The ‘house’ sets the amount by which the jackpot progresses and is willing to contribute to some of the profit because progressive jackpots attract so many players. In other words, they limit some of their profit initially to make more later because of the attraction that large jackpots have to so many players. Also, progressive jackpots generally require playing the highest credit level in order to be eligible for the jackpot.

‘Qualifying’

Even though, as we said, usually only players playing with the maximum credits ‘qualify’ for the jackpot, all players contribute. So, a game that requires more credits to qualify for its jackpot will generally rise to higher levels faster than one that requires less. To see this illustrated, consider the following example: If one game requires 10 credits in order to be eligible for the jackpot while another only requires 5, more people may play the 5-credit game. Thinking that 10 credits are too much to play with, they’ll choose the 5-credit game. If they usually only play with 3 credits, they may figure that an additional 2 is no big deal and indeed worth it when considering the possibility of winning the large jackpot. However, because there is such a larger difference between 3 and 10 credits, players are more likely to continue only playing with 3 at a 10-credit machine and thus, they’re continually adding to the jackpot without ever achieving the possibility of winning it!

Effect(s)

Well, first of all, and the most obvious advantage, playing progressive jackpots provides an opportunity to win MUCH larger sums of money if one hits the right combination. Although the player has to play with a larger amount of credits than on normal machines, the more people that choose this route, the greater the winnings will eventually be, and basically, you’ll be getting a larger ‘bang’ for your buck. Also, different casinos have different payout processes and different minimum credit contributions. So, as always, it’s worth checking out several different sites to see what each has to offer, what amount the jackpot is at, and what credit amount best suits you.

Conclusion

Playing progressive jackpots vs. regular machines is ultimately a matter of preference. Odds are fairly similar and while there are some methods for improving one’s advantage at progressive slots (such as ‘team’ play – which many casinos prohibit), most of these are either extremely shady (= illegal) and/or simply nothing more than theories. In the end, it remains a game of chance – that’s why they call it gambling.

Learn the Craps Probabilities to win more!

In this section, we will demonstrate the probabilities of every potential outcome when you roll the dice. As you will see, and if you don’t already know, there are 36 possible end results when you roll. Every gambler who attempts to play any dice game should know the probabilities of each result before you start playing. Study and remember the chart below, and it will greatly improve your chances of becoming a more successful craps player. Also, below the chart is a brief explanation of what all these numbers mean. Take a look!

Starting from right to left is the possible outcome (2 to 12), the number of possible combinations, which will result in this outcome, and finally the odds of rolling this number.

Outcome Combinations of Dice Odds (%)
#2 1-1 35 to 1 (2.78)
#3 1-2, 2-1 17 to 1 (5.56)
#4 1-3, 2-2, 3-1 11 to 1 (8.83)
#5 1-4, 2-3, 3-2, 4-1 8 to 1 (11.11)
#6 1-5, 2-4, 3-3, 4-2, 5-1 31 to 5 (13.89)
#7 1-6, 2-5, 3-4, 4-3, 5-2, 6-1 5 to 1 (16.67)
#8 2-6, 3-5, 4-4, 5-3, 6-2 31 to 5 (13.89)
#9 3-6, 4-5, 5-4, 6-3 8 to 1 (11.11)
#10 4-6, 5-5, 6-4 11 to 1 (8.83)
#11 5-6, 6-5 17 to 1 (5.56)
#12 6-6 35 to 1 (2.78) 6

As you can see, the most frequent outcome is 7. Six of every thirty-six outcomes give you 7. Therefore the chances of rolling a seven are 6/36 (5 to 1 or 16.67%). The rarest outcomes are 2 and 12. There is only one possible combination for each of these, i.e. 1+1=2 and 6+6=12. One out of thirty-six potential outcomes means the chances of rolling either of these numbers is 1/36 (35 to 1).

In order to calculate the odds of winning the come-out roll we must consider the chances of rolling either a 7 or an 11. The number of potential combinations for this are 6 and 2. This means that your chances of rolling either a 7 or an 11 are 8/36.

Naturally you will wonder at the chances of losing the come-out roll. Well, if we add the chances of rolling a 2 (1/36), a 3 (2/36), or a 12 (1/36), we have a 4/36 (1 + 2 + 1 = 4) chance of losing. Therefore, the chances of winning the come-out roll are exactly double that of losing it.

In total, the chances of either winning or losing the pass-line bet are 12/36 (8/36 + 4/36). As a percentage, this is exactly one-third (33.33…%). As the game continues, the odds change considerably.

There you have it – some basic numbers to consider when playing craps. Always keep these percentages in mind. In order to help you become a better player and make the correct decisions, it’s a good idea to have a look at our Craps Strategy page. Happy gaming!

Craps Etiquette

Like all other casino games, and all group activities for that matter, the game of craps has an unwritten set of rules to complement the technical ones. While issues such as betting schemes, payouts, shooter rotation and active dice are all within the scope of the dry rules, other, more ‘cultural’ aspects of the game have also developed into their own set of rules. These are known as ‘craps etiquette’, and are commonly followed by all craps players. Some of these guidelines are related to casino security and are enforced by the casinos; others are attributed to superstition or good manners.

Here are some of the more important ones:

  • When offered the dice to shoot, it’s OK to pass the dice to the next player. However, there must be someone else at the table that has placed a Pass Line or Don’t Pass bet; otherwise there will be no shooter.
  • The shooter should handle the dice with one hand only. If he or she chooses to switch hands before the throw, the dice should be placed on the table with one hand, and then picked up with the other hand.
  • The shooter may not take the dice past the table edge. The last two rules eliminate the possibility of dice switching.
  • In most casinos, the dice should be thrown all the way to the opposite wall (‘the back wall’) and hit it. Otherwise a ‘no roll’ is ruled. This eliminates the possibility of shooters controlling their rolls.
  • Players are not allowed to touch the dealer, so handing money directly to the dealer is prohibited. Players should lay their cash down on the layout for the dealer to collect and switch to chips.
  • Players are expected to remove their hands from the table when the shooter is ready to roll. It’s common practice for the stickman to say “hands high, let ’em fly” or “dice are out, hands high”.
  • In case one or both dice hit the dealer or a player and then roll back onto the table, some casinos will rule a ‘no roll’, while others will accept the roll as long as the person being hit did not interfere with the throw. Follow casino rules in all such situations (you really have no other choice).
  • Place your chips on the table rather than throwing them, so as not to interfere with other players’ chips or the roll of the dice.
  • Never place a bet when the dice are in the air. The dice might hit the chips and the result may upset other players.
  • Don’t talk to (or bump into) a shooter who is just about to roll. Again, some players might blame you for interfering with the outcome if it’s not in their favor.
  • After the come-out roll, it’s considered bad luck to say (or even think) the word ‘seven’ at the craps table. Instead, use the nickname “Big Red”. If you do say ‘seven’ and it appears, some players may count it against you.
  • Even though it makes slightly more mathematical sense than the Pass Bet, players who bet the Don’t Pass bet are considered bad luck at the table. Betting the Don’t Pass bet is also called “betting on the dark side”, and is frowned upon.
  • Changing dice in the middle of a roll is considered bad luck. For this reason, if a die (or dice) goes off the table, the shooter is expected to immediately ask for “same dice”. If the dealer substitutes the dice, bad luck is sure to follow.
  • If a shooter is on a roll, don’t slow him down by delaying the game or he might cool off.
  • It is considered bad luck for the shooter to leave the table after a successful come-out roll.

If you follow these simple rules you will no longer be an observer, but an equal citizen in the exciting world of craps. You will be able to participate in one of the most enjoyable communal events that casinos have to offer.

Call of Duty 3 Graphics

Graphics

Graphically this is indeed a step up from the previous game. The textures are crisper and more detailed and the surroundings have been modelled to a finer degree. At times in the middle of the game (particularly ‘The Crossroads’ level) I actually found myself clearing a house and then retracing my steps back out into the street simply to take in some of the graphical finesse on display! Grass and trees now wave gently in the breeze and the subtle lighting effects by both night and day all add to the realism of the experience.

This added detail is nowhere more noticeably realised than in the uniforms of the in-game characters. Million dollar NASA laser scanners were employed to produce full body scans of the real uniforms on actors and these were then translated into the actual game models you see. Take a closer look when playing and you’ll appreciate the effort taken, right down to the mud on their trousers as your squad dashes through the fields! This same attention to detail was also used for the motion capturing of key events in the game such as the opening sequence as you ride in the back of the truck to St Lo.

The cinematic sequences and scripted events are woven nicely into the unfolding plot and they help to maintain a level of affinity for the characters within the game. The little ‘digs’ in some of these scenes at allied nationalities by each side is quite amusing and you never feel too stalled by having to watch the cinematic as the level loads in the background. The only exception comes once you have finished the campaign and are seeking some achievements, then the restarting of levels becomes a chore as there is no option to skip any of the sequences and get straight into the game.

The burning buildings, explosions, smoke and rubble have all seen a real polish in execution and the overall feeling as you fight though the narrow streets and cellars is graphically impressive. You start to feel the claustrophobic atmosphere as you fight on a much more up-close level than ever before. Likewise the inclusion of destructible cover now plays an important part as you advance. No longer can you sit behind a pile of crates impervious to MG42 fire. Now the crates shatter and break realistically around you forcing you to keep pushing ever forwards to your objectives.

The frame rate as you play through the campaign is consistent and never really falters too much at all although recent reports suggest that the game is actually playing at a slightly lowered resolution than true 720p HD (1280 x 720) which would help to keep the frame rate consistent. No tearing is evident while playing and the game holds up well against all the other current titles available for the Xbox 360. At times I found you can’t help but just sit back and watch the wondrous chaos unfolding on screen before you, although doing so usually sees you despatched rather rapidly by the Jerry hordes!

Xbox 360: Call of Duty 3

Your weapons arsenal for the onslaught is comprised of the usual range of rifles and machine guns coupled with smoke and grenades for those tough to reach machine gun nests.

Just as in the previous game you are free to scavenge both weapons and ammunition from your defeated enemies, a vital resource when you’re running low on ammunition for your M1 Garand! One area of definite improvement is in the ability to ‘cook’ your grenades before launching, effectively this reduces the fuse time and allows for some pretty impressive incendiary action. Also on the grenade front you are now permitted to throw back any potato mashers that Jerry chucks your way. With a deft flick of buttons you can now send back his messages of death but you’ll need to be quick!

As the game progresses you play through the missions as each of the four Allied forces. Your next missions after St Lo involve the British SAS and will see you getting your hands on a jeep to drive ably manned by your squad mates who will pick off Nazi’s as you race through the streets and on into the rail yard. Ever onward through the countryside and forest you are tasked with the clearing out of bunkers and destroying enemy flack guns before taking to the controls of a Polish tank to clear a path through the villages and advance ever onward towards Chambois.

The game continues at a fairly rapid rate and if you are a veteran of Call of Duty 2 nothing will really come as much of a surprise. Along the way although there is some interesting variation here and there which will certainly test your ambidextrous skills when firing the fixed mortar tubes! I completed the single player in around 7-8 hours on the normal difficulty settings. This was a leisurely romp through the game and it may take others more or less time depending upon their skill levels (I would put myself maybe just above average, but not much!) The option also exists to play on hardened or veteran settings and a run through the earlier missions on veteran certainly shows a step up in the enemies AI ability and accuracy so you should get a reasonable longevity from the single player aspect of the game.

A variety of achievement points are available during this outing of Call of Duty, nearly half of them are awarded for single player campaign play and the remainder for Ranked online play. Some of the campaign achievements are actually quite entertaining to obtain and extend your game time accordingly. You can replay missions which demand you use only melee attacks or shoot only German weapons as well as playing for some secret achievements which will test your driving skill and speed of play!

First Bookmaker Opens in Spain

Spain’s first sports betting shop opened for business on Wednesday, one of thousands that foreign bookmakers hope to launch in the football-crazy nation which already bets more than any other European country.

British bookie William Hill and Spanish gambling firm Codere plan to set up 70 sports betting shops across the Madrid area — the first of Spain’s 17 regions to grant licenses — under the joint venture’s Victoria brand. The Spanish betting market is expected to grow to 39 billion euros ($57.8 billion) by 2010, with the sports betting market set to hit 4.5 billion euros, according to MECN consultants.

“There is a huge demand everywhere,” said Victoria’s Operations Manager John Hallahan. “It’s an old cliche but the sky is the limit,” he added. Spaniards already spend an average of 670 euros each a year on betting, according to industry and government figures. Spain’s state-run Christmas lottery, known as ‘El Gordo’ or ‘The Fat One’ is the world’s biggest prize draw, dishing out 2.2 billion euros last December.

However, apart from a workplace sweepstake or an informal wager between friends, up to now Spaniards have had to go online to bet on sporting events, although the state-run lottery does offer a twice-weekly football pools game. Although Madrid’s residents will be able to bet on social events and TV competitions like Pop Idol or Big Brother, authorities have banned wagers on religion or politics.

Madrid has granted a license to a joint venture between Britain’s Ladbrokes and Spain’s Cirsa, while Greece’s Intralot were awarded one last week. Austrian firms bwin and Betbull also plan to launch a joint franchise and private-equity owned Gala Coral has been in talks with potential Spanish partners for the last six months.

Victoria’s new shop, located above a Codere casino, gleams with chrome and glass and has comfortable sofas and a bar — a far cry from the stereotypical British bookie, offering plastic seats and a bank of screens showing the 3.45 from Kempton Park. Hallahan said Spain was “virgin territory” which offered bookies the chance to redefine betting shops as a more attractive destination for women.

“We are starting with a blank sheet… I would expect a healthy interest from women, who won’t be deterred by a historical perception in the UK that betting is a male-only activity,” he said.