Black VPN

You might remember my recent struggle with IP Geolocation. It turns out that recently, I finally found a solid solution: BlackVPN.

Now this is actually nothing spectacular. I have been looking into VPN networks to circumvent IP Geolocation before. Previously, I have been using USAIP and they are completely fine. The only thing that BlackVPN has over USAIP is simply that it is a little less expensive and a little better documented. But made all the difference.

I bought an entire month actually just to download a single book on my Kindle. But then the service remained in my taskbar afterwards. You see, you can set up both, BlackVPN and USAIP in such a way that you can launch it quite quickly whenever you run into Geo-locked content. So I found myself using it actually quite frequently. I also suggested to my GF she could use the service as well. After all, the month was already paid for. With all the tutorials, she was able to set up the service on her Notebook herself without a problem. So with the newfound freedom we started using on Hulu and all those websites previously out of reach. It’s quite surprising that the service is fast enough for that. Now, the end of the initial month is coming to an end and it looks like we might simply go for a permanent subscription.

I’m starting to sound like an advertisement so I’ll better stop. I’m just glad to arrive at a solid solution after living for so long with all those annoying restrictions.

Krystian Majewski

Krystian Majewski was born in Warsaw and studied design at Köln International School of Design. Before, he was working on a mid-size console project for NEON Studios in Frankfurt. He helped establish a Master course in Game Design and Research at the Cologne Game Lab. Today he teaches Game Design at various institutions and develops independent games.

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