Another night, another marathon Call of Duty session. You have finally scoped out the hateful sniper who’s been pwning your team with a cold eye and withered husk of a heart, and crept into position inch by painstaking inch. He’s toast. Your finger slowly depresses the trigger and…Eh?! One moment he’s crouching, helpless, under your crosshairs, the next he suddenly, impossibly, flits out of harm’s way, safe to kill another day. The dreaded lag strikes again.
You have lost the match, your team has been humiliated, and all because your sister’s been hogging precious bandwidth uploading photos of her new emo friends to Facebook. War may be hell, but sluggish broadband blows like a wind tunnel. We’re all been there, and its hurts. Mercifully, thanks to Virgin Media’s new up to 50Mb fiber optic broadband, rolling out, and tragic gaming injustices like this will soon be a thing of the past. With fiber optics, latency and lag are all but eliminated; meaning no more lucky escapes for your online adversaries, super low ping rates and frag counts that will soar into the stratosphere.
Whether you are downloading demos from Playstation Network, uploading your latest Little BigPlanet creation or taking on all corners on COD, get ready to enjoy dizzying speeds. Even better, Virgin Media’s up to 50 Mb broadband is so fast all the family can play, listen, watch and surf simultaneously, so arguments are also off the agenda. But you may need to explain why you are wearing camo paint…