PYRE

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Pyre was released on July 25, 2017 by Supergiant Games who also developed the game. Pyre is a role playing game. Supergiant alse developed Bastion and Transistor..Pyre is the most ambitious release so far. The developers spent 3 years working on this game. The game takes nn a high fantasy setting.The player’s role as an exiled …

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384.94 WHQL

GeForce Driver 384.80 was released July 4, 2017 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. Added support for Lawbreakers Fixed Doom GPU clock problems but other titles are still not fixed Brief graphical corruption on screen during Windows startup appears specific to Asus GTX 1080 Ti Strix OC HDR is handled …

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WINDOWS 10 FALL CREATORS UPDATE CHANGES

Microsoft is cleaning up some old baggage with Windows 10 at long last. The TPM management is being replaced. 3D Building is now moved to the Store. Mitigation Toolkit is being replaced by the Endpoint Protection in Windows Defender. Paint is moved to the Store in favor of Paint 3D. Outlook Express is gone. Improved …

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THIS STRANGE REALM OF MINE

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This Strange Realm Of Mine was released on July 19, 2017 by Doomster Entertainment who also developed the game. This Strange Realm Of Mine is a first person shooter. The game provides action mixed with poetry and psychological horror. Graphic style is 3D mixed with pixel art. The game is ambitious with a thought provoking ‘gameplay’ …

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AMD B350 & X370 MEMORY SPEEDS

Some overclockers are running into problems with the AMD Ryzen AM4 platform. Part of the problem is that memory speeds are faster than JEDEC can update the standard. Intel has developed the XMP profile to support faster speeds and now with DDR4 they have XMP2. AMD supports XMP2 however the UEFI-BIOS may have to be …

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WINDOWS 10 ADDS GPU TO PERFORMANCE

The upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators update has an improved performance tab for viewing GPU load. This will be helpful for users who are experiencing thermal or other problems.Now 4 metrics are graphed including 3D load, copy performance, video decoding and video processing. GPU dedicated memory and shared memory is also present. Support for the …

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ARGO

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Argo was released on June 22, 2017 by Bohemia Interactive who also developed the game. Argo is a tactical first person shooter. Argo is being offered as a free to play title. Argo was originally released as part of Bohemia Incubator in the form of the “Project Argo” prototype. Bohemia Incubator is a label for …

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AMD THREADRIPPER

The upcoming Threadripper 1950X (16-core) will have a base clock of 3.4GHz and can boost up to 4GHz. We expect that the 1950X can hold its boost clocks will have some significant impact on how it performs. Except for the most demanding games, we suspect that the 1950X will do great with every title out …

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STILL NOT DEAD

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Still Not Dead was released on July 10, 2017 by Flying Interactive. The game was developed by Greg Seagant. Still Not Dead is a first person shooter. The independant game has crude graphics not unlike the early DOS shooters played at 320×200 back in the 1990s. Today machines are generally more powerful and rendering engines …

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WINDOWS 10 ONEDRIVE DROPS FAT32

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OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud service for sharing photos and documents. Recently Microsoft dropped support for FAT32 and now requires NTFS for hosting OneDrive local copies. We noticed this with our HP Stream 7. We use a microSD card for supplemental storage and the default format for 32GB is FAT32. If you need to change to …

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AMD RYZEN & WINDOWS 10

We have seen several reports recently that Windows 10 does run well on some AMD Ryzen platforms. We believe it could be some driver issues for motherboards and the processor. WIndows 8.1 seems to work better with some motherboards. Windows 10 Creators Edition may work on some. It seems to be hit or miss with …

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384.80 HOTFIX

GeForce Driver 384.80 was released July 4, 2017 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. Fixes the crashing with Watch Digs 2 HDR is handled by Windows 10 and updates to Windows are needed to catch up to be able to use the NVIDIA API. FESTERING PROBLEMS GAME ISSUE Hard Reset …

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SAMSUNG EXPANDS PRODUCTION

Samsung is ramping up production of RAM and SSD chips as demand grows. Samsung is the world’s largest RAM manufacturer and they are also a leading flash memory manufacturer. They are investing ₩30 trillion by 2021 in the existing plant in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, to expand their semiconductor fabrication capacity. This production line is now …

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STILL USING WINDOWS 10 1507?

For those who are still using version 1507 of Windows 10, Microsoft has indicated it will now start warning users to update their machines. Following the problems with malware and ransomware recently, Microsoft does not want to have another outbreak with a large number of out of date versions of Windows. We strongly recommend installing …

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CONTENT CREATION TOOLS & DX12

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Steam distributes Blender and Autodesk distributes 3D Studio, Maya and AutoCAD. These tools are the most widely used ones for creating 3D game worlds. Blender is open source and it has a large community of contributors. Many game studios have used Blender successfully. DX12 uses multiple GPU cards to manage rendering and this makes it …

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WINDOWS CUMULATIVE UPDATES

Microsoft has accelerated the update releases to about every 2 weeks as they work to fix all the issues remaining with the most recent Creators Update. Each of the updates contain hundreds of fixes. Older versions of Windows sometimes used update rollups. This makes it easier for fresh installs to be patched more quickly.. Microsoft …

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INTEL X299 VRM HEADACHES

We have seen many reports lately with Intel X299 boards. Some boards like the Asus AORUS X299 cannot get past 4.6 GHz while another vendor’s board reaches 5.0 GHz. It seems that Intel has underdesigned the regulators for the X299 which has left some OEM manufacturers to scramble to fix it. Some simply copied the …

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384.76 WHQL

GeForce Driver 384.76 was released June 29, 2017 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. Support for Lawbreakers HDR is handled by Windows 10 and updates to Windows are needed to catch up to be able to use the NVIDIA API. FESTERING PROBLEMS GAME ISSUE Wolfenstein: New Order Game runs …

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69 GAMES ON FEATURE

The summer time is slow for PC game sales so it comes as no surprise to see 69 games for sale on our Steam Wishlist. Steam is running their annual summer sale, mostly aimed at collectors. We already have a vast number of games all reviewed in the database, This is on top of the …

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GET EVEN

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Get Even was released on June 20, 2017 by Bandai Namco. The game was developed by the Farm 51. Get Even is a firs person shooter with a psychological thriller story. Get Even is an unusual shooter. Its not the usual run and gun game but rather one that is has more depth to the story; you …

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