Month: April 2018

Categories: Technology

There are lots of reasons why many gamers are loyal to Steam. In the age where smartphones can do a lot of things, especially running online games, gamers aren’t using disc to play games. So meaning, why you need desktop or buy disc to play on your desktop? Well, the enjoyment of playing online games on desktop offers different experience.


Popular Must-have Games




DOTA 2 (Defense of the Ancients) is one of the biggest game on Steam. Every year, Valve Corporation hosts an annual Dota 2 eSports tournament, and its prizes get higher. One of the popular gamers in this age is Danylo Ishutin, a.k.a. Dendi. He is known for being a mid-lane player for Natus Vincere. He is the 44th highest earning professional gamer in the world. He won approximately $732,549.40 USD in prize money from tournaments.


Before MOBA games become available on your smartphones and IOS, DOTA is among gamers favorite online game.


How to play DOTA?


DOTA is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) and it is a map in the game Warcraft 3. The game requires strategy, skill, teamwork, and a little luck. You can play with your friends or play with random strangers (as a team). The objectives of this game are kill AI minions, gain power, push down lanes into your enemies, destroy your opponent’s outer defenses, and siege their base.

It looks bad ass to watch a game because it is challenging. If you make a mistake, it may lead to your team’s downfall. That’s why you keep on playing. For newbies, there’s a tutorial feature so new players can explore the skills of the characters. Warning, you need to invest a lot more patience while playing this game.


Final Fantasy XV


Final Fantasy franchise is one of the favorite multiplayer online role-playing games of most millenials. The latest franchise Final Fantasy XV was launched on November 29, 2016. Later on, it was ported to PC, and became available on Steam in March 2018.


What are the differences of Final Fantasy XV (PC version) among other franchises?


Players travel around an open world packed with Americana-style buildings. You will meet other players (they’re human) and the combat plays out in real time.


Aura Kingdom

This game has different names in different countries. It is known as Fantasy Frontier Online (Chinese: 幻想神域) in Taiwan and Hong Kong, while in Japan, it is dubbed as Innocent World.

This is an RPG game that begins by villagers asking the player to help around with tasks around the village. Expect you will play the role of Envoy, where you are assigned to the mission to save Azuria, the fantasy world of Aura Kingdom, from Darkness. 

There are fifteen classes to choose from including, Guardian, Ravager, Duelist, Gunslinger, Grenadier, Bard, Wizard, Sorcerer, Brawler, Ranger, Ronin, Necromancer, Holy Sword, Shinobi, or Lancer. Players will be accompanied by a pet (you can choose one of the four Eidolons) and has an opportunity of recruiting more as the game progresses.

You can add more pets as companions. They can grow and evolve with them. ‘Eidolons’ retain memories of players past accomplishments such as boss kills and will converse it with the players.



The free-to-play 3D action MMORPG developed by Naddic Games and published by Nexon in Korea, Closers was released on December 30, 2014.


It was released in South Korea on December 2014. One year later, it was released in Japan on August 18, 2015. In 2017, En Masse Entertainment announced it is launching the game in North America and Europe. Closed alpha tests began in September. Later on, closed beta launched in November.




The gameplay revolves on usage of skills, which are so basic like dash, jump, dash jump combos. The skills are usually used for the purpose of resource regeneration.


Players, playing as their chosen character, will travel around New Seoul defeating Dimensionals and fulfilling missions assigned by various NPCs. They need to fulfill the tasks so they level up. Every time they win a level, they will earn points and get some items.


All Player vs. Environment mode


All Player vs. Environment or PvE is where players team up to compete with AI. In Closers, it is performed in instanced dungeons. Players may enter by speaking to a certain NPC in each of the towns.


Dimensional War mode


It is a Player vs. Player mode similar to MOBA where you may play as a Dimensional or a Closer, and attempt to destroy the other team’s main tower before they do.




It is an MMORPG developed by Korean developer Jake Song (former developer of Lineage) and his development company, XL Games. It was first released in South Korea on January 15, 2013.

The free-to-play MMO begins in traditional tasks such as, quests, crafting, and has fantasy adventures.


You need to get past that though, and the game quickly makes way for high seas escapades as you and some friends or team mates set off on your very own ship, become wealthy traders or you can become unfriendly pirates, preying on other players.




Naval Combat

This game offers naval combat where players should secure trade routes or engage in sea-land battles. In order to survived, ships need to be built and equipped with weaponry and manpower. The battle can be between players or against sea monsters.


Player vs player (PvP)


It has PvP mode where you can freely attack other players who are members of the other factions (East, West or Pirate).


Upcoming in 2018 – Games To Look Forward



It is a third-person shooter and a battle royale game developed by Tencent, an internet service/tech giant with one of the largest video game divisions in the world. The company is famous in Western markets for publishing PUBG Mobile.

Just recently, it released a trailer of its upcoming own PUBG competitor game on its Steam page. In the video, players are crumbling cement blockades under a flurry of bullets, bursting through brick walls in a humvee, blowing out lights, and even shooting loose a bundle of steel pipes to rain down on another player.


Unfortunately, there is no confirmation when it will be released outside China.


Maelstrom (PC)

Recently, Gunpowder Games, developer of Maelstrom, released its Steam Early Access Trailer on YouTube in March 2018, The game is described as “the weirdest battle royale game” by IGN.

The game is a last “ship” standing-style with the goal plundering more golds while defeating all others and be the last ship sailing.

Maelstrom is expected to be available in 2018.

Egress (PC, PS4, Xbox One)


The game is described as a role-playing battle royale ”with an “intense hardcore Souls-like combat system.” The game is set in the city with houses, streets, and sewer tunnels. Overall, the universe is combined with the “Victorian era, Lovecraft’s mythology, and Retrowave.”


There are 12 characters to choose from on Egress. Currently, there are three of them have been announced, which include Vampire, Guardian, and Hunter.


Its developer Fazan Games (developer of Beastiarium as well) released an announcement trailer. As you can see in the video, it is set to release for Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2018.

Radical Heights


If you are craving for a nostalgia, you may enjoy Radical Heights. Boss Key announced an Early Access of this game on Steam and It’s free-to-play. The theme is ‘80s game show battle royale shooter. It is a bright, colorful, and humorous take on the genre.

So that’s it. There will more games that will arrive this year. For more updates, and learn more about computer service that we provide, feel free to visit our website,

Categories: Seasonal, Technology

Presidential elections in the United States and Brexit voting were over. But the scandals are like ghosts who keep on returning in the present time to haunt its creators-even the humanity.

Social media is meant to be a tool for connecting people and a platform to practice freedom. But as time goes by, social media networks like Twitter and Facebook, become toxic places. The platforms become tools of political campaign, until it becomes a war zone of data and information.

Most people are aware of how Facebook becomes part of Donald Trump’s victory. However, an allegation from former employee of Cambridge Analytica Christopher Wylie claimed that his previous company with the help of Facebook’s million users’ data sway the voting habits.

How the British political consulting company farms the millions of data from the social media?

Do you love playing the online tests that require signing up using Facebook? These simple online games are actually tools for garnering data.

According to Wylie, he worked with Aleksandr Kogan, a professor at Cambridge University, to obtain the data. Kogan created an app called “thisisyourdigitallife.” The app is personality test and it will pay users by taking the test. It requires the participants to sign in through their Facebook login and agree to let their data be used for academic purposes.

 It seems the app is harmless. However, it went beyond its seemingly stated scope. Facebook’s platform policy only allows developers the use of friend data to enhance a user’s personal experience. However, the app garnered not only the data of its participants because it is capable of pulling in data from the friends lists of any test-takers. Thus, making the total mined data, 50 million.

 All the data mined from the app were used to profile United States voters and serve them with personalized ads ahead of the 2016 election by Cambridge Analytica.

“We exploited Facebook to harvest millions of people’s profiles. And built models to exploit what we knew about them and target their inner demons. That was the basis that the entire company was built on,” Wylie said.

Facebook data breach scandal is not totally new. Back in 2015, The Guardian was the first publication to report Kogan’s participation in the US election. The professor claimed he had a massive pool of data on more than 40 million Americans. The data that his app obtained was sold to Cambridge Analytica.

Despite CA’s denial on the allegation, its reputation has been questionable, especially when Channel 4 News released “Cambridge Analytica Uncovered: Secret filming reveals election tricks.” The shocking truth about how the company strategizes election campaign with dirty tactics such as using bribes, ex-spies, and fake IDs. The most shocking revelation.

The video films the bosses of CA, CEO Alexander Nix, data scientist Alexander Tayler, political division Mark Turnbull. They boasted the successful political and non-political campaigns including Mexico, Malaysia, Australia, China, and Brazil.

 Turnbull said in the video, “It’s no good fighting an election campaign on the facts because actually it’s all about the emotion.”

This statement could be the reason why Wylie said “This company (CA) really took fake news to the next level by powering it algorithm.”

Apart from Trump campaign, CA was also accused of swaying voting behavior during Brexit. It was also accused of working secretly to Uhuru Kenyatta, the incumbent Kenyan President.


Social Media Phishing

Social media is the perfect place for fraudsters to find their victims. In our previous blog, we discussed other forms of phishing. But since more people are using social media, the bad guys are following them and will lure them to share information by pretending to be an employee of a corporation.

In RiskIQ’s Q4 2017 statistics, there are 27.285 blacklisted phishing domains that targeted 259 unique brands. According to the cyber security company based in San Francisco, California, attackers go after the social media because of several reasons:

“For one, the growth in popularity of financial integrations within social media platforms that, for example, give users the ability to send and receive money, can make for an easy payday. There’s also the possibility of using sensitive information from posts, messages, and profiles that can be used as lures in social engineering attacks.”

Obtaining personal information is a common practice among scammers. They only need apps that are capable to get the data without the knowledge of the users.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released an apology statement regarding “major privacy breach.” In his long post on Facebook, he will “restrict” developers’ access to data of users who haven’t used their app for more than three months. He also promised the developers can only obtain a profile’s name, photo and email address. Overall, his company will take an action to avoid the data breach.

But isn’t too late for the company to bring back the trust of its users and partners after it lost $80 billion in market value since its data scandal?