Dec 10 2016

BIOSTAR Z270 FEATURES

Biostar has released some new details over their new Z270 motherboards. The Z270 is already known to have a few more PCI Express lanes and some improvements for HDR etc. Biostar has also mentioned a new heatsink for the M.2 slot given the heat coming from recent Samsung SSD devices in the market. Other vendors …

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Dec 09 2016

BLUETOOTH 5

Bluetooth 5 has now been published. It’s backwards compatible with previous standards. The new standard is a 2800 page manual for device developers. Bluetooth operates at frequencies between 2402 and 2480 MHz. Guard bands 2 MHz wide at the bottom end and 3.5 MHz wide at the top extend the range. Speeds are now 2x faster. …

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Dec 08 2016

WINDOWS IS BACK ON MOBILE

Microsoft has recently compiled Windows 10 to run on the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. Microsoft has also developed an emulator so that Win32 programs can run on the ARM architecture. Apple’s iOS was developed from scratch over many years for mobile devices. Windows however came from much more powerful machines. Android came from Linux …

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Dec 06 2016

RISING STORM 2: VIETNAM

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam is expected to be released circa February 2017 by Tripwire Interactive. The game was developed by Antimatter Games. Rising Storm 2: Vietnam is a first person shooter, Players of the Red Orchestra will like the dynamics of modern weapons with Rising Storm 2: Vietnam. The game is a brutal, authentic recreation of the Vietnam …

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Dec 05 2016

BING NEWS

We have been approved for inclusion with Bing News. Over time we expect to appear occasionally with the news app in Windows 10 however there are many other media outlets that compete with us. For that reason posts may be buried deep enough so as not to be noticed all the time. Over time however …

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Dec 05 2016

376.19 WHQL

GeForce Driver 376.19 was released December 5, 2016 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. Avoid DX12 and use DX11, ongoing problems with the API and Windows 10 is not yet feature complete. FESTERING PROBLEMS GAME ISSUE Brink Game runs very slowly < 20fps Live Mail 2012 Wake from …

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Dec 04 2016

ROADMAP 2017

2017 is now more clear with roadmaps for PC gaming. A few VR games have made a splash but not many can afford the $600++ for the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headset etc etc. Mainstream VR is still a few years off. ATX power supplies have continued to become better. For example, the Corsair …

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Dec 02 2016

STEEP

Steep is expected to be released on December 2, 2016 by Ubisoft who also developed the game. Steep is a switchable first/third person open world action game. The obvious puns over the price of the game will get a few grins. Steep can switch from first person to third person as desired. The game’s first-person view is …

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Dec 01 2016

COUNTER AGENTS

Counter Agents was released on December 1, 2016 by Counter Agents Team who also developed the game. Counter Agents is an isometric action game. If you have played Alien Swarm, this game is similar where 1 to 4 players can move around the game world. The developer use the Sega 005 game (1981) as inspiration for Counter …

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Nov 28 2016

376.09 WHQL

GeForce Driver 376.09 was released November 28, 2016 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. Watch Dogs 2 Steep Dead Rising 4 Avoid DX12 and use DX11, ongoing problems with the API and Windows 10 is not yet feature complete. FESTERING PROBLEMS GAME ISSUE Brink Game runs very slowly …

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