How to explain Edge Computing in simple terms

Hi guys, it’s Ben here! I’ve been looking for a way to explain how edge computing is changing the rules of gaming infrastructure. This is the next evolution of game hosting because it solves much of the latency problems that plague video games, the ultimate bane of the gamer. I could throw numbers out there,

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How can developers improve the multiplayer experience

As games become more and more online and multiplayer, the physical limitations of the Internet become more apparent. These past few years have seen the rise of the games-as-a-service model, where a constant stream of new content is pushed to players to keep them engaged. As research on negativity bias indicates, to counter-balance just one

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What is edge computing, and what are the use cases?

  At Edgegap, we’re often asked about edge computing by those that are unfamiliar with the term. Once that’s explained, the next question is what can you do with it? Here’s a quick intro to edge computing and a look at what industries it can benefit today, as well as in the future. How do

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Containerized server hosting: global reach, scalability and cost savings

You’re building an amazing game! You’ve got a winning prototype, and you know for sure this game will be a hit once people start playing. But if you’re a small studio, you may be wondering how you can scale the product quickly, or even afford a global rollout of your new game. Being global might not be top of mind right now,

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The Edgegap Team is growing!

At Edgegap, there is nothing we value more than the people behind the organization. That’s why we want you to get to know the Edgegap Team. Our team is currently growing, and we’re excited to introduce you to the newest members! We’d like to introduce you to Benjamin Denis, who joins us with his extensive

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Arbitrium: the deciding factor for multiplayer games

Edgegap Arbitrium was designed to help game studios lower latency, improve fairness, and increase the reach of game titles through the help of edge computing and machine learning.   Currently, most game servers are hosted in a very traditional way, in centralized data centers. However many players are usually far from this location, causing lag issues. Further, you may live in a country where you can’t reach

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History of Containers: The Future of the Gaming Industry

A lot has been written about the history of containers over the years, and it is still surprising to me that many of the folks we talk to in the gaming industry have not yet started looking for ways to use them in their efforts for scalability and automation. However, it’s understandable: they focus on

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Fairness vs. latency: what really matters for esports?

With prize pools in the millions, tournament organizers have undertaken the challenging task of creating a reliable online environment for professional players to compete. Will there be a push back from players if studios can’t guarantee a low latency, high fairness experience in these high-stakes online matches? We have seen many esports competitions move online

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Edgegap on a Nascar race car!

We were sponsoring an official Nascar PINTY racecar over the week-end. The driver, Jocelyn Fecteau #77, could be seen on live national TV. We’ve posted below his virtual racecar with our logo, good job Jocelyn! I’m told lag and fairness is important in those races, will the market start listening? 🙂

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Case Study: Lower lag & improve fairness in 1vs1 game

We’ve been busy working with a leading game studio to measure how much our solutions at Edgegap can improve the player experience by lowering latency and increasing fairness. In their 1 versus 1 game scenario, we’ve managed to prove a colossal improvement for their players:  Improved latency for 91% of the players Average RTT per

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