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Sneaky Games Turns to Highwinds to Boost CDN Performance

Highwinds began offering CDN services to Sneaky Games, a social game studio that specializes in creating and running free-to-play games in October 2013. The Austin-based game developer boasts titles including Fantasy Kingdoms, Fantasy Kingdoms’ Cloud Village, Syfy Monster Island and the popular and growing Arena of Heroes.

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Delivering Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for the Gaming Experience

In the rush to deliver a great game to market, security can often times take a back-seat to game play, but it is a vital part of the overall experience that requires some consideration before a successful title launch. After all, my addiction to protecting castles from zombie ninja fruit while standing in line at Starbucks […]

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Highwinds Appoints Chris Petrovic to Board of Directors

WINTER PARK, Fla. – Sept. 12, 2013 – Highwinds® today announced that it has appointed Chris Petrovic to its board of directors. Petrovic is a digital media and gaming industry veteran with 15 years of executive-level and entrepreneurial experience. Petrovic started his career running early-stage, venture-backed Internet companies. From there he spent time in venture […]

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Highwinds GDN Supports Wargaming Titles

WINTER PARK, Fla. – Aug. 15, 2013 – Highwinds® is pleased to announce that its GDN™ (Game Delivery Network™) is supporting the huge global growth of Wargaming.net’s free-to-play massively multiplayer online (MMO) war series games, including World of Tanks and the highly anticipated World of Warplanes.

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Reaction to Sony’s PlayStation 4 Announcement

On Wednesday night Sony held an event to unvel details of the upcoming PlayStation 4 console.  While it was unusually short on specifics for a launch event (to the point that they didn’t actually show any hardware) there were some interesting implications and confirmation of a few theories I’ve had about the next generation of […]

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Top 10 Ways to Improve the Online Game Experience

In the highly competitive world of online gaming, developers and publishers must do everything they can to attract players. Once you get their attention, the first 30 minutes are critical to engaging and keeping those players. The following list suggests 10 best practices for improving the online game experience to increase retention rates.

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Cover Your Assets: The Cost of Distributing Game Digital Content

Earlier this week I came across a great blog post by Colt McAnlis, Google’s game developer advocate and a veteran at Blizzard Entertainment.  He shared his strategies for distributing games online, and did a nice job of explaining the benefits of using a CDN.  Enjoy!  

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As Director of Solutions Architecture at Highwinds who works with many of our large gaming customers, I’m often asked to explain the difference between Highwinds GDN™ – Game Delivery Network and Highwinds CDN – Content Delivery Network. Our GDN is much more than just the CDN. It includes an integrated set of solutions for managing and […]

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Highwinds Launches Expanded Game Delivery Network Suite Extends Partnership with Solid State Networks to Include Exclusive Offering of Industry-Leading Game Patcher, Launcher and Other Solid State Gaming Technologies in Highwinds GDN WINTER PARK, Fla. – Aug. 14, 2012 – Highwinds®, a leader in content delivery, network and cloud-based IP services, today announced that its GDN™ […]

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Press Release: Content Delivery for Valve Reaffirms Highwinds’ Commitment to the Online Gaming Community WINTER PARK, Fla. – Aug. 16, 2011– Highwinds®, a leader in content delivery, network and cloud-based IP services, today announced that Valve Corporation is tapping into the Highwinds CDN (content delivery network) for Steam, the world’s largest online gaming platform.  Valve, […]

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