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Keep Calm – Mixer is DEAD nothing has changed

If you’ve read the article about our influencers (link) you’ll know that we have 500 partnered influencers with a combined audience of 10 million viewers. And if you’re up to date with tech news, you might know that Microsoft announced on Twitter that they were closing down Mixer. Mixer is a streaming platform that was supposed to rival Twitch. Whilst many streamers will be migrated over to Facebook Gaming, a lot of the larger streamers have made or are making the move to Twitch. Our partnered influencer managers have put […]

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Damian Reed
24. June 2020
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devcom 2020

GPORTAL are going to devcom! That’s right, this year GPORTAL will be attending devcom and things look a little different in 2020. We all know the implications of Covid-19 and the impact it’s had around the world to various industries, and whilst the gaming industry has thrived – every single physical tech show has been cancelled. Some have drawn a line under this year, and others have gone down the digital route; that’s where devcom have chosen to go. devcom has changed their approach, typically devcom in its physical form […]

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Damian Reed
10. June 2020
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Free Servers!!!

Come and get them, we are offering free servers At GPORTAL, we want to stand apart from our competitors and so we decided to offer free servers to any game studio who wants them. We will happily provide free servers for testing – so that your can see for yourself how good our Intel Dell OEM bespoke just-for-gaming servers are. Read here to find out more information about our servers Once you are happy with our server performance and comfortable with our control panel, we can then start to implement […]

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Damian Reed
8. June 2020
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Case Study

DDoS Protection

Our three lines of defence Over the past 17 years we have deployed a self-owned low-latency network inside our datacentre creating the best DDoS Protection for our Customers. It has been so successful that Corero our DDoS Appliance vendor created a representative Case Study together with us, for the whole gaming industry. https://www.corero.com/blog/case-study-ociris We are able to create individual rules, filters, and patterns for every single service we provide and we are adding many more every day. Our NOC reviews in detail every single attack and checks in-game if there […]

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Damian Reed
20. April 2020
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Private Servers – the cold hard truth

“Private servers don’t cost studios money, they save money – in fact they can actually make money” Roberto Omezzolli CEO of GPORTAL The above was a statement made by the CEO of GPORTAL in a recent meeting. For me, it was a ‘eureka’ moment — as the evangelist for GPORTAL, I have been thinking of elaborate ways to convey the message of private servers to studios and developers, and in one sentence, he summed it up more succinctly and straightforwardly than I had ever thought to. Private Servers do not […]

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Damian Reed
15. April 2020
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ARK: Survival Evolved – Welcome to Fjordur

Fjordur is a map for ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Survival Evolved was released on PC in August 2017 to a mixed reception. Though the game had been available via early access for two years, it still had its issues. During September 2017 the average player count was 43,690, whilst the peak for that month was 79,303 players. So why are you reading about ARK: Survival Evolved today? At the time of writing this article, the average player count was 87,738 players, peaking this month at 157,355 players. That’s an incredible […]

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Damian Reed
4. April 2020
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Case Study

How GPORTAL improved server performance, whilst reducing cost

The Best of Both Worlds GPORTAL is a leading supplier of online game-hosting services around the globe. The company’s customers expect low latency and a great gaming experience regardless of where they are. Therefore, GPORTAL has high requirements for performance and stability — but increasing resource utilisation and keeping costs low are also important. This is why we turned to Intel and Dell EMC to accomplish these goals. The Challenge With multiple instances of 90+ different games being hosted on our servers, we needed servers that have high-performance as well […]

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Damian Reed
1. April 2020
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When peer2peer goes wrong

Why do game studios still use peer2peer? As the evangelist for GPORTAL, I have a vested interest in private/dedicated servers. However, I experienced something the other day in my private life that I’d like to share. I love Formula 1; I have ever since I was a little boy — following the likes of Lauda, Senna, Schumacher, Button and Hamilton. I’m also a huge sim racer, using my Thrustmaster Ts-PC, Next Level Racing chair and HTC Vive for ultimate immersion. This year I was eager to see what would happen […]

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Damian Reed
30. March 2020
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Case Study

Private Servers vs Other Solutions

What is the best server solution for online play? Laaaaaaaaaaaaaggggggggg: we’ve all experienced it at some point. This article will look at why lag happens and how we overcome it. Now it’s not always that important: for instance, if you are playing a turn-based strategy game, the tolerance will be a lot higher; however, if you are playing a game that relies on twitch gameplay — IT’S ALL THAT MATTERS! Looking back at my own online gaming history, it’s littered with lag moments. I can recall playing Modern Warfare and […]

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Damian Reed
26. March 2020
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Case Study

We pay YOU to host YOUR game

Earn revenue from private servers If you choose GPORTAL as your preferred private-server provider, we’ll pay you for that privilege. Private servers are a fantastic resource that all multiplayer games should have; they provide so many benefits, and with GPORTAL, they can be turned into additional revenue. The benefits of having private servers are, but not limited to: Better online experience vs peer2peer Lower overall cost of servers  Players can administer their own servers Players can apply mods (where allowed) to their servers Players can host and play on servers […]

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Damian Reed
16. March 2020
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