What do E3 and Web Hosting Have in Common?

What do E3 and Web Hosting Have in Common?

It seems to be an accepted fact that trends come and go. However, technological related trends do tend to have a knack for sticking around a bit longer. Case in point — the Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E3, an annual trade fair deemed indispensable by businesspersons and nerds alike. This year’s fair is now underway in Los Angeles and will be featuring the best in video game software from such esteemed developers as Sony, Ubisoft, Sega, Electronic Arts,  and of course, Microsoft.

According to information found on the expo’s site, E3 is owned and operated by the Entertainment Software Association which is dedicated to serving the needs of the companies publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the internet. The fair officially kicks off this Tuesday and will end on Thursday, June 7. Needless to say, there will be a lot of nifty gadgets and cool gizmos on display.

However, what does this have to do with web hosting?

Well, a lot actually. Technology does seem to be a bit relative, doesn’t it? People who enjoy coming up with their own video games and designing them for online use may benefit from having a certified web host provider. This, of course, is where Surpass steps in. We offer various packages for the budding video game developer. However, that’s not the only thing that E3 has to tie it into web hosting.

Let’s talk servers. A game server is the authoritative source of events in multiplayer video games. Systems such as Microsoft’s Xbox 360 utilize this feature on such games as Call of Duty, Madden, and Mass Effect 3. A dedicated server can simulate different levels and flamboyant creations within a game without supporting direct output or input. Naturally, an advantage of having a dedicated server is the fittingness for hosting in professional data centers such as the one that Surpass Hosting owns and operates. If you’re going to play games online, it has to be hosted on a remote server somewhere.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Nintendo is set to offer a new sneak peek of their upcoming Wii U game console at E3. The controller for this is actually designed to resemble a tablet with a 6.2 inch touchscreen with motion sensors and a built-in camera. Furthermore, players will be able to type out messages using the touchscreen or write notes or sketch a picture by hand to communicate on the Miiverse. Now, how cool is that?

Obviously connectivity would factor into Nintendo’s plans. It’s no secret that the company already makes use of WiFi for connective purposes. In terms of connectivity and bandwidth, the Surpass data center utilizes 10GB in Level3 Communications, Tiscali, Global Crossing and also offers private network availability.

And there you have it. It turns out that E3 can indeed be related to web hosting. As mentioned before, technology honestly can be relative. The same gizmos and doohickeys that are used by the developers in E3 are some of the same kinds of technology utilized by Surpass. With this knowledge, it helps paint a clearer picture as to how useful technology — and web hosting — really is.

Game on.

– Jaylen C.

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