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If you like playing video games, you’ll be glad to know that expensive consoles and PC gaming systems are not your only options. There are numerous other platforms you can use to fulfill your gaming dreams. In fact, smartphones are singlehandedly the most common device people use to play games. In addition, you can even find some games on your smart TVs and can play them when you’re waiting for your show to come up on your Cox customer service connection.
While you may have some extreme gamers around you who only refer to consoles and PCs as the ‘real’ gaming systems, that’s not the truth. You can play any sort of video game on any device. Your regular laptop or smartphone may actually have way more games than these platforms. This is because these devices are easily accessible, and you can even find lots of free online video games. Here are a few websites and platforms you can use to play video games for free online.
Kongregate is a great open platform for all sorts of online video games. It has over 110,000 online games and over 30 mobile games open for the public to play. It is also one of the best video game publishing platforms for independent creators, so you may find some real gems here.
This site is one of the older gaming websites and was founded way back in 2004. It hosts thousands of HTML 5 games and lets users play them for free. It used to primarily host Flash games but also backed numerous MMOs. You can play most of these games on your computer or smartphone quite easily.
This gaming website has been around in some form or another for over 20 years. It runs some highly popular games like Big Fish Casino and many others. While its Flash games were disabled as of December 31st, 2020, it still has a vast library of online games that you can play for free.
In many cases, the online games you see are card games or betting games of some sort. 247 Games has one of the best collections of these kinds of games. It has everything from Mahjong and Solitaire to Sudoku and Backgammon. You can find these games on the website and spend some time playing them to your heart’s content.
Pogo Games is one of the forerunners of casual online gaming, and has been in the industry for over 25 years. It has a great online version of Scrabble, which has been popular for years and years. It also publishes games from companies like Hasbro, so it has quite a diverse inventory. From card games and board games to puzzles, Pogo has practically everything you may want.
This website has a wide variety of online and downloadable games you can play at your own convenience. It is also updated quite regularly, and you’ll even find daily puzzles and challenges on it. One of the best things you can find here is an interactive, online jigsaw puzzle, with a new one published every day.
This online video game platform was a hotbed for Flash games. However, even when Flash support was ended, it is still going strong with a database of free online games. These include popular formats like Mafia-style games and many others. It also includes numerous shooting, car, puzzle, and driving games for your benefit.
This online gaming portal is home to over 1,500 casual games, which cater to a variety of interests. While it was founded way back in 2002, it was recently acquired by Enthusiast Gaming for a whopping $35 million. It consists of many gaming genres, so this acquisition was aimed towards gaining a large audience.
This brain-training website is actually quite fun, and is not just homework-based. It actually makes math and logic problems seem interesting and teaches kids in an interactive and casual way. You’ll find yourself playing these as well, as most of these games have really fun mechanics.
This is another of those old gaming websites which had their heyday when Flash was actually a thing. Now, while it still has over 800 games, it also ventured into app development. Even now, it still supports a few online games on its website, and is a great way to spend some idle time.
To sum up, you can play online games for free on a number of different websites. Most of these are quite easy to use, and also have their own smartphone apps.
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Stellaris 2 Release Date: PS4, PS5, Xbox, PC, Switch – Game Revolution
Grand strategy games are in relatively short supply, which is why Stellaris is such an important title. Even better, Paradox’s 4X game is one of very few available on modern home consoles. Will the same be true of Stellaris 2? Is a sequel actually in development, and will it release for Switch in addition to Xbox and PlayStation?
Paradox Development Studio has yet to confirm Stellaris 2, so there is no release date set. In fact, there’s no confirmation that Stellaris will get a numbered sequel at all. Assuming it does happen, we can expect to learn more about a launch date after the game is announced.
For now, it seems the team at Paradox is still focused on the original game. After all, it took almost three years for Stellaris to move from PC to home consoles, hitting PS4 and Xbox One early in 2019. The Series X/S version only arrived in March of last year.
That time hasn’t been spent solely on porting, either. The team has released several DLC packs and expansions, including the Nemesis expansion which released last year. Development is ongoing, and fans can check out the latest details over on the official Stellaris forums.
Given that Stellaris eventually landed on consoles, a PlayStation 4, PS5, or Xbox Series X/S release would make sense. Of course, it could be a matter of timing, since it took so to release console ports before.
Admittedly, a Nintendo Switch release for Stellaris 2 is very unlikely. Stellaris isn’t on the Switch, and it’s doubtful that Nintendo’s handheld could run it properly. And, again, Stellaris 2 hasn’t been confirmed, so who knows if we’ll even be playing the Switch by the time it might release.
Stellaris 2 doesn’t have a release date or any known platforms, as the game itself hasn’t been announced. Until we hear otherwise, the crew at Paradox Development Studio will continue its ongoing work on the Stellaris that does exist, which is available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and the Series X/S.
Nvidia: Quantitatively Speaking Still Overvalued – Seeking Alpha
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This is my first article about NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA). I readily admit that I do not fully understand the specifics of the company and what investors see hidden in it. Therefore, at this stage, I offer a comprehensive, quantitative analysis of the company’s fundamental value.
The easiest way to get a first idea of the adequacy of the company’s current price is to look at the dynamics of its capitalization in the context of the dynamics of key results. As a rule, this allows you to identify persistent regressions.
Based on the long-term relationship between the revenue TTM absolute size and the company’s capitalization, NVIDIA’s current price is somewhat overvalued:
The same is true for the relationship based on the EPS TTM absolute size:
On the other side, over the past seven years, NVIDIA has shown a direct relationship between the rate of revenue growth and its P/S multiple. It should be noted that there is no similar qualitative relationship between EPS and earnings growth rate. In my opinion, this means that the rate of revenue growth is now a key driver of capitalization.
In the context of the last model, the company is now also overvalued. But more importantly, the expectation of a decrease in the revenue growth rate indicates a potential decrease in the P/S multiple in the coming quarters.
So, having determined that revenue is a key driver of company capitalization, we can build a general model that determines the company’s balanced price:
Under this approach, NVIDIA’s modeled capitalization is lower than the actual one within about two standard deviations. And the nearest forecast also does not justify the current price of the company.
Using elements of machine learning, I analyzed many options for comparative assessment of NVIDIA through multiples. As a result, I found only three models that allow a more or less reasonable judgment of the relative value of the company. To my surprise, all of these models are based on growth-adjusted multiples. This suggests that growth is a determining factor in the level of NVIDIA multiples.
A comparative valuation of NVIDIA through the forward P/E (next FY) to growth multiple indicates that the company is undervalued by 18%. But the quality of this model is not high enough:
Judging by the proposed multiples, I cannot make an unambiguous conclusion. The only thing that can be stated is that the company’s growth rate is a determining factor in the level of NVIDIA multiples. The slowdown should significantly reduce the level of its multiples.
When predicting NVIDIA’s revenue for the next ten years, I proceeded from the average expectations of analysts. According to consensus forecasts, in the next decade, the company’s annual revenue will exceed $160 billion.
NVIDIA’s operating margin has reached 35% in the last quarter. This is close to the historical maximum of the company. But the model is based on the assumption that the operating margin over the next 10 years will gradually decline to 30% in the terminal year. This is a standard approach based on the likely increase in competition.
Here is the calculation of the Weighted Average Cost of Capital:
Here’s the model itself:
(in high resolution)
The DCF-based target price of NVIDIA’s shares is $233, offering 12% downside. At the same time, in my opinion, I considered a relatively positive scenario for the future development of the company.
Looking at NVIDIA in the context of free cash flow, I want to draw your attention to one important indicator – the free cash flow yield. It shows how much the company generates free cash flow per dollar of its market price.
Free Cash Flow Yield = Free Cash Flow TTM / Market Capitalization
I compared this figure of NVIDIA with other technology companies and closest competitors. Alas, the company’s figure is the lowest:
The free cash flow that NVIDIA generates for every dollar of its capitalization is about 1%. This is lower than the US 10-year treasury yield. I don’t even compare with inflation. In general, this is a wake-up call for an investor.
From October to November last year, NVIDIA’s share price rose nearly 80%. During this period, two gaps were recorded. These gaps have defined strong support levels. And the first of these levels seems to have already been broken. In my opinion, before the level of the second support is reached, it is premature to talk about the completion of the correction.
I do not share the optimism of those who believe that NVIDIA is an extremely attractive investment at its current price. I won’t jump to conclusions about the company’s long-term potential just yet, but it’s highly likely that the decline will continue in the short term.
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