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The Geeky Girl Gamer

Rants and ravings of the pro's and con's from the female and geeky gamer p.o.v.

Author: junitalia

Launchers! Launchers Everywhere!

Posted by junitalia Saturday September 13 2014 at 4:10PM
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It's starting to seem as if every game is tied into itself. In a fact, they are starting to. It's a simple fact and it's actually making our games easier to download and keep all in one place. Gone are the days of waiting for ages for a game to download or having to go to several sites to download them. In this modern time we now have "The Launcher". That's right, it's a simple addition that makes things easier. Here's a list of some of them and add ons.

 

  • Overwolf
  • Raptr
  • NCSoft
  • Arc
  • Garena
  • Steam
  • Blizzard
 
Ok these are just some examples. There's obviously a ton more. These launchers and add ons are in place to help people connect and download easier. What would normally take Perfect World an hour to download is only taking, at most, twenty minutes (on my computer at least). Others like Overwolf are simply add ons that connect you with the community better. Steam is pretty much the top of the dogs in all of this. It has community, games, rewards and a crap ton more! You can get any of the games and download them pretty easy and fast. With anything there are perks and then there are faults. Steam, for example, has to be running in order for you to play a game you have downloaded from it. There is a way around this, but it can be confusing for some. 
 
Garena acts like an old school AOL messenger that can connect to your Facebook AND play games. It's interesting, but the only countries with the games are Asian and you have to change your location to one of them while keeping your language english. This obviously causes some issues if you don't understand Mandarin or any other Asian language in game. Blizzard's Launcher is, you guessed it, for their games only. Arc is specifically for Perfect World. Many gaming companies are pushing the launcher as a means to keep their games in one convenient place for their gamers. It also helps to keep their players up to date on their news. Overwolf and Raptr offer their social media aspects and often times they offer rewards if you gain enough points. Try one out and see what new and exciting games you can find out there!

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