G2A Brings Creative Game Cases ‘G2A Loot’ for Gamers

G2A.com has introduced ‘G2A Loot’ that offers wide collection of game cases at marketplace for innovating the portfolio for gamers, . G2A Loot is collection of exciting set of game having variety of all kind of games; from classic racing game, to hack’n’slash hits, to the best games for casual and serious gamer.

Not only this, G2A (loot.g2a.com) is allowing individuals to create their own mix and match of games from the available catalog without any charge. G2A Loot is also offering reward points on further selection of customized game case of gamer! G2A is the largest digital marketplace and fastest growing eSports platform in the world.

G2A Loot has its own vouchers called Loot Points these games cases are available in exchange for Loot Points.  Customers need to purchase these Loot Points to open G2A Loot cases. As a standard format, 10 loot points cost one Euro i.e 75 INR approx. The Loot Point value of all cases is determined automatically based on the chances of getting each product in the case, and their retail value.

Once you choose a case, you can open it and see which of the games featured inside. Final case can be activated on Steam by logging into your Steam account directly through the G2A Loot website. Customization of game cases is open for other gamers and if anyone chooses to open it for buy, the creator will get a few Loot Points as a thank you for creating such a great case.

Piyush Kankane, Official Spokesperson, G2A India says, “For gamers, G2A Loot is offering whole new collection of games that can be purchased on most affordable price and from day 1, it has become a hit amongst the gamers. The flexibility will able to fill your case with products, set the odds for each of them, and customize the games of the case. Buyers are free to choose any loot case and can mix and match games from the catalog free of charge. Once you have created your loot case, it will be available for everyone on G2A Loot. We are offering reward points for customers who create a good game case and bought by others too.”

G2A Loot is a brand new service range from company with lots of exciting new features for customers in game cases. The cases include a minimum of five games and for maximum the sky is the limit. If you do not like the game you received, you can transfer it back to G2A for Loot Points. The marketplace is offering 45,000 products right now and has been securing interest of customers under G2A Shield.

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Google Allo v14 Brings Message Reactions, Under-the-Hood Enhancements

Google Allo v14 Brings Message Reactions, Under-the-Hood Enhancements

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The update has started rolling out
  • Users can currently react only with heart-shaped emojis
  • The Web client of the app has still not been released

While we still await the much-delayed Web client of Google Allo, version 14 of the messaging app has now started rolling out for Android and brings message reactions to the platform. Currently, the latest update is not showing up for us but it is expected to be rolled out by the search giant in phases to the users.

Now, just like on Facebook Messenger, users can give emoji reactions to particular messages within the chat and once there are multiple reactions, the count of the reactions starts showing up beside the message. Amit Fulay, head of Google Allo, announced the new feature in his tweet saying, “Latest #GoogleAllo version out today! You can react to messages in chat (tap the heart to like them)”

Notably, unlike Facebook Messenger, Allo users can only react to messages with a heart-shaped emoji as of now. Fulay has suggested that there are more “under-the-hood enhancements” that come with the update but we will have to wait to figure out other notable additions. For now, there’s now word on when the updated app will hit iOS.

To recall, Google said in May that the Web client of the Allo app will be released in a month or two but recently clarified that it will take “few more weeks” to be made available. Nick Fox, VP, Communications Products at Google, said in a tweet in May: “I’m using Web client every day and loving it. Team is working hard to get it out ASAP [As Soon As Possible], but we’re still a month or two from public release.”

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Google Allo v12 Update Brings Selfie Clips, New Compose Bar

Google Allo v12 Update Brings Selfie Clips, New Compose Bar

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The new Selfie Clip feature is rolling out for all users
  • There’s also a new redesigned compose bar
  • The update brings Allo to version 12

Google’s Allo chat app has been updated once again, and brings a new feature called Selfie Clips. This feature allows users to make GIFs out of the selfie camera, and send them as loops while chatting to another user on Allo. The updated app is available for Android and iPhone.

The Mountain View giant launched Allo last year, in a bid take on WhatsApp and other chat apps out there. The tech giant has been updating the app ever since, bringing new features like chat backups, link previews, personalised selfie stickers, and much more. Google Allo v12 brings the big Selfie Clips feature, along with other changes like a redesigned compose bar.

Selfie Clips essentially lets you use the front camera to make GIF loops of yourself or anything in the front camera view, and send them in chat conversations. Earlier, to send GIFs, you’d have to use third-party material, and a tool to create one was not available in-app. With this update, Allo adds the ability for iPhone and Android users in-app. This feature was announced by Allo team head Amit Fulay. Furthermore, the selfie sticker feature that was only launched for Android first, has now been made available to iPhone users as well.

The new compose bar was also mentioned by Fulay and it basically gets rid of the ‘+’ icon that hid all the compose buttons, and shows them all above the message bar itself. This makes them more accessible than before, as earlier they were hidden behind the ‘+’ button, and could only be seen when the button was pressed.

Android Police also did an APK Teardown to reveal some potential upcoming features. Reportedly, a future update will bring the ability to send messages by pressing the enter button, instead of just hitting the send icon on screen.

Google Allo was also reported to launch its Web client soon, but a recent report suggests that the public launch is still a month or two away.

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Docker brings containerization to legacy apps

At the DockerCon conference today in Austin, Docker announced a new service called the Modernize Traditional Applications (MTA) Program that enables customers to move certain legacy apps into Docker containers, put them under management of Docker Enterprise Edition and prepare them for use on more modern infrastructure.

What’s more, the company is so confident in their ability to move these applications, that they are willing to guarantee the outcome, so long as the applications meet certain criteria.

What Docker found over the last six months while they built this offering was that customers were hungry to try containerization. While they didn’t necessarily have the skill or the will to go to all the way to micro services, they were looking for a way to take advantage of the higher level benefits of containerization including portability, efficiency and security, COO Scott Johnston told TechCrunch.

“Customers got excited about it when they saw we could take an existing app and put it in a container [without] moving to a more cutting edge micro services project,” he said.

Traditionally, applications have been delivered as a single monolithic entity. With micro services, the holy grail of containerization, you break down your application into discrete pieces, making it much easier to deploy and manage. In this kind of environment developers can concentrate on programming tasks and the operations team can worry about deploying the applications. This is typically referred to as a DevOps approach. With the new service announced today, customers don’t have to go all the way to micro services with containers to gain some of the benefits.

The Docker professional services team is working with partners Avenade, Cisco, Microsoft and HPE to help companies move appropriate legacy apps into a containerized environment. And it makes sense as these vendors are likely to have customers or clients running many of the target applications.

The company found if the legacy app meets certain criteria, they can actually guarantee they can move it to a container successfully for fixed price within a defined time period. It may sound like a bold promise, but Docker learned throughout the Beta period as they experimented with these applications, that certain ones were easy to move and others were not good candidates. Armed with that knowledge, they felt they could guarantee the outcome.

“What I would say is that an enterprise application suite could have thousands of applications and there is always something that will fit our criteria. We are confident about that,” he said.

Johnston said that companies are spending up to 80 percent of their IT budgets supporting these legacy applications. He believes that if Docker can offer a way to reduce that spending by moving them to more modern architecture without a lot of heavy lifting, the exercise would seem to be a no-brainer, especially with the guarantee.

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