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Valheim – Powered by Private Game Servers

What an incredible few weeks it has been for Iron Gate AB and Coffee Stain Publishing – just over three weeks ago only a small number of people had heard of Valheim. At GPORTAL, we have known about the game’s existence and upcoming early access release for quite a while. Speaking to numerous people from various companies, everyone knew it was going to be a “good” game – however being a “good” game does not necessarily mean that a game is destined for success. Everyone knew it was going to […]

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Damian Reed
26. February 2021
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Fjördur could be the best map we have seen for Ark: Survival Evolved

Modding and Ark: Survival Evolved are a match made in heaven. Over the years Studio Wildcard have enjoyed the constant stream of mods, that are being developed for their survival game with a dinosaur twist. If you have not heard of Fjördur, or are interested in keeping up to date with the development – here are the various links: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1838617463 https://ark.gamepedia.com/Mod:Fjördur https://www.twitch.tv/nekatus Nils has worked on the map daily for the last 2 years and believes to have clocked roughly 4000 hours in development. This map has been created by […]

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Damian Reed
24. February 2021
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21 reasons why private game servers should be part of your game in 2021

It’s 2021, can you believe it? We’ve put together a list of reasons why private game servers should be part of your next game title. This isn’t a countdown as we can appreciate many of these different points will have differing levels of priority, depending on who’s reading this article; we have tried however to put them into an order that will makes sense for most. I think we can all agree on the number 1 subject, but don’t skip ahead, you might miss something important! 21. Peer 2 peer […]

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Damian Reed
3. February 2021
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Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4 are still being played with GPORTAL

Gamers are still playing older Battlefield Games, and GPORTAL hosts a large chunk of them! Which Battlefield games are we talking about and why are they still so popular? The three games in question are Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, and Hardline – yes gamers are still playing Hardline! There is a unique side to these three games that is not present in newer releases of Battlefield, and that is private game servers. We will go into more details about private game servers later. If you are not aware of these […]

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Damian Reed
27. January 2021
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RUST is more popular than Cyberpunk 2077

How can Rust, a game that has been around since 2013 be more popular than Cyberpunk 2077 – the most anticipated game of 2020? This month there are over 244,394 players, playing Rust, which is an outstanding number for any game; especially so with RUST as it is 7 years old. What is Rust? Rust is a survival game released in Early Access in 2013 and later full release in 2018. Just like Minecraft, the maps are created with procedural generation. Essentially the software creates the worlds through a combination […]

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Damian Reed
21. January 2021
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Intel Optane Persistent Memory

Expand memory and lower costs Intel’s Optane persistent memory modules enable GPORTAL to expand memory and lower costs over DRAM with negligible performance difference. The decision to use Intel Optane memory was an easy one for Gportal CEO Roberto Omezzolli. Munich-based GPORTAL, a subsidiary of Ociris GmbH, rents out servers for customers to play video games online with friends. The company offers more than 100 games and owns 6,800 servers that run globally in 12 data centers, including three colocation facilities in the United States and others in Canada, Brazil, […]

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Damian Reed
16. December 2020
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Two Minute Tuesdays – Peer to peer is not free

Peer to peer is not free! That is the subject of today’s episode of Two minute Tuesdays. If you are new to the series, don’t worry, this is only our second episode. In this series Damian Reed our evangelist talks about the benefits of private game servers, and many of the subjects that are connected to them. If you missed last weeks episodes – What is a private game server? here’s the link – https://www.g-portal.com/business/what-is-a-private-game-server/ Peer to peer is not free Whilst peer to peer is suitable for some video games, for […]

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Damian Reed
27. October 2020
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Two Minute Tuesdays – What is a private game server?

Want to learn more about private game servers? Want to know the best solution for a multiplayer orchestration? Want to give your next video game the best chance of success? Then you need Two Minute Tuesdays! Damian Reed our evangelist brings to you a new weekly video series, where he talks about the many benefits of private game servers. The idea behind this series it to make it informative, fun, and easy to digest – which we think we’ve achieved with our first video. What is a private game server? In […]

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Damian Reed
20. October 2020
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Build a community with Private Game Servers

Many game studios already know that communities help with the success of a new game and it’s longevity – however private game servers can take communities to a whole new level! Most, if not all game studios have some kind of platform that allows players to talk about their favourite game with other players. These platforms are used to gain opinions and feedback from the players, reward them with early access DLC and generally use these platforms to enhance the fan base. These platforms or communities are hugely important to […]

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Damian Reed
5. October 2020
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This year Devcom 2020 was digital – and we were there!

Private game servers are our legacy GPORTAL attended the digital version of Devcom this year with a very clear goal – to talk about private game servers. And yes whilst we did take the opportunity to speak about GPORTAL, we wanted to ensure as many attendees as possible knew the huge benefits private game servers bring to a game title. So what did we talk about? Well sit down, make yourself comfortable, and let’s take you on a little ride. Minecraft We all know it, most of us have played […]

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Damian Reed
14. September 2020
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