Train2Game News LiquidSky 2.0

LiquidSky — a first-of-its-kind cloud-based platform that delivers a high-quality gaming experience almost anywhere, anytime on Windows, Android, Mac and Linux devices — is thrilled to announce LiquidSky 2.0. 
This major platform update adds numerous new features, dramatic gains to LiquidSky’s already outstanding performance and introduces an all-new ad-supported free model.

“We are thrilled to announce LiquidSky 2.0, ushering in a cloud-based gaming revolution,” said Ian McLoughlin, LiquidSky’s co-founder and CEO. “LiquidSky 2.0 smashes the status quo for gamers worldwide, eliminating the dependence on rapidly-obsolete gaming hardware. Now anyone – even gamers with lower-spec laptops and desktops not typically suitable for new release titles – can enjoy high-quality PC gaming nearly anywhere, anytime and on almost any device, and do so affordably or even for free.”

Key Features included in today’s LiquidSky 2.0 roll-out include:
    Support for Windows PC Devices

    New Pricing Plans (More SkyCredits for Lower Cost)

    Upgraded Gamer and Pro Performance Packages (Up to 4x Previous Performance)

    FREE Ad-Supported Plan

    Intuitive New User Interface

    Dramatic Latency Reduction
Android, Mac and Linux device support, along with the following key features, are planned for the coming months:

 

    Full DirectX 12 Support

    Full Support for USB 2.0+ PC Accessories

    SkyLounge Community Hub

    Performance Package Upgrade, Including 100 FPS Unlock
Gamer (60 SkyCredits/hour) and Pro (120 SkyCredits/hour) Performance Plans quadruple their previous horsepower— now powered by up to 4GB of GPU VRAM, 16GB of RAM and 6 vCPU Cores — to deliver high-quality 1080p gaming at up to 60+ FPS. In addition to enhanced Pay-As-You-Go and Monthly Subscription Plans that provide more SkyCredits for lower cost, LiquidSky 2.0 also introduces free high-performance PC gaming through its new ad-supported model.

The LiquidSky 2.0 client is available for download at LiquidSky.com, after which users can register for a new account or migrate their existing one. Existing members will be guided through a brief one-time account migration process. Paid members that migrate to one of the new paid plans will additionally receive a one-time boost of available SkyCredits.

Registrants for the Free Plan will be assigned a boarding group for access in stages based on beta server and early ad inventory availability. This approach ensures a higher quality of service for the users that already have access and provides an optimal gaming experience as LiquidSky scales up their servers and ad inventory globally. The Free Plan and boarding groups are currently only available for parts of North America and Western Europe, with the ability to earn free SkyCredits not guaranteed at this time.

Pay-As-You-Go or Monthly paid LiquidSky users will be granted immediate access to their new upgraded SkyComputer regardless of geographic location. However, for an optimal current experience it is recommended that users be within 310 miles (500 kilometers) of a LiquidSky data center and/or receive a ping of less than 35ms.

For more information on how to sign up, migrate accounts or test your ping in relation to the nearest LiquidSky data center, please visit http://kb.liquidsky.com.

Train2Game News UK Top 20 – 13.07.15

F1_2015A surprising chart this week as petrol heads nation wide have dethroned the dark knight. F1 2015 is number one with Batman: Arkham City at number two. Lower down the charts is Disney Infinity 2.0 which debuts at number thirteen.

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Week ending 11 July 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 F1 2015 CODEMASTERS
2 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 1
3 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 2
4 THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 3
5 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 5
6 THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT 4
7 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 7
8 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 10
9 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE ACTIVISION 9
10 DESTINY ACTIVISION 11
11 FIFA 15 EA SPORTS 8
12 DYING LIGHT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 12
13 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 DISNEY INFINITY
14 FARMING SIMULATOR 15 FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE 14
15 HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION MICROSOFT 16
16 PAYDAY 2: CRIMEWAVE EDITION 505 GAMES 13
17 SPLATOON NINTENDO 15
18 YOSHI’S WOOLLY WORLD NINTENDO 6
19 WWE 2K15 2K SPORTS 19
20 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS 19
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Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2015 UKIE Ltd

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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 22.09.14

DestinyDestiny has held off the might of Disney and Link and retained the number one spot in the charts. Disney Infinity 2.0 entered at number two with Hyrule Warriors at number three. Lower down the charts Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call has entered at number seventeen.

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Week ending 20 September 2014

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 DESTINY ACTIVISION 1
2 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 DISNEY INFINITY
3 HYRULE WARRIORS NINTENDO
4 WATCH DOGS UBISOFT 3
5 THE SIMS 4 EA GAMES 2
6 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 6
7 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 4
8 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION 3 EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 9
9 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED SONY COMPUTER ENT. 5
10 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE EA GAMES 8
11 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 12
12 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 11
13 TOMODACHI LIFE NINTENDO 16
14 TITANFALL EA GAMES 15
15 DIABLO III REAPER OF SOULS ULTIMATE EVIL BLIZZARD 13
16 SNIPER ELITE 3 505 GAMES 20
17 THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY: CURTAIN CALL SQUARE ENIX
18 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS 19
19 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 16
20 METRO REDUX DEEP SILVER 14
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These charts cannot be reproduced either in print or online without obtaining permission from Ukie. If you wish to reproduce the charts in print or online, please contact david.smith@ukie.org.uk for the appropriate license.