FEATURE CHANGES FOR WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1809

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Microsoft has made some changes in the features for the upcoming Window 10 semiannual release. The Snipping Tool is now being moved into a new app called  Snip & Sketch. Essentially Microsoft moved the functionality into a full app with more capability. Snip & Sketch will let you pull off exactly the same screenshot capture tricks …

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WOLFENSTEIN 3 UNDER DEVELOPMENT

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Bethesda has mentioned that Wolfenstein 3 is now under development. It is still a ways off as this year there already are several other titles being released. Wolfenstein: Youngblood left some story gaps. This naturally leads to a new release. Some suspicion that the game will continue with the idea that the Nazis won World …

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NEW STORE LAYOUT

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Amazon has a crude location aware ad carousel which is not as sophisticated as the native ads we use primarily. The video cards on our shopping page are now using the location aware ads. We have several nations in the US and EU markets which makes sense for the high-end cards being presented. We prefer …

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GOOGLE BACKS OFF ON URL CHANGES

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After realizing that the URL scheme seen in Chrome recently was not such a good idea, Google has gone back to displaying the full URL which is safer as at least a dodgy address can be spotted more easily. Now Chrome shows the proper URL again so it clearer in our opinion. We use a …

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AMD EXPECTED TO DROP 32-BIT

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Over on Guru3D we saw a post suggesting AMD might abandon 32-bit systems. We are aware that NVIDIA has already abandoned 32-bit Windows as world+dog almost all use 64-bit operating systems now. Given the move by NVIDIA its reasonable to expect AMD may follow suit. Microsoft maintains Windows 10 in both 32-bit and 64-bit but …

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NEGLIGEE: LOVE STORIES

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Negligee: Love Stories was released on September 14, 2018 by Dharker Studio who also developed the game. Negligee: Love Stories is an interactive novel. This release marks a change at Steam for releasing a completely uncensored game. Immediately this product was banned in several countries who have laws against adult content. The artwork is the traditional Japanese …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4457128

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Windows 10 KB4457128 applies to version 1803. This update brings the build up to 17134.285. Provides protection against a Spectre Variant 2 vulnerability (CVE-2017-5715) for ARM64 devices. Addresses an issue that causes the Program Compatibility Assistant (PCA) service to have excessive CPU usage. This occurs when the concurrency of two simultaneous add and remove programs (ARP) monitoring …

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STORAGE PRICES FALL

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Hard disks have continued to fall. New 14TB disks are now more widely available at about $500 depending on the models. Lower capacity disks are widely available at lower average selling points down to 1TB which is now the bottom of the market. The average selling price for 2TB laptop hard disks has fallen to …

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WINDOWS 10 BUILD 17758.1

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Windows 10 build 17758.1 is a release candidate as Microsoft works towards release to manufacturing. General availability is now likely on update Tuesday in  October. Storage Sense has been updated which is one of the new features. It works by freeing up space on machines by moving some items to the cloud. Storage Sense is …

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MEEPLE STATION

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Meeple Station is a new game by Vox Games currently being developed with the Kickstarter platform. We are also alpha testing the game for the developer so that we can provide some technical assistance should it be needed. The game is presently scheduled for released on February 7, 2019 but we are pleased to be …

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399.24 WHQL

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GeForce Driver 399.24  was released September 10, 2018 for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. This driver supports Kepler and above and 64-bit Windows. Shadow of the Tomb Raider Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout open beta Assetto Corsa Competizione early access Power Monitoring programs are known to cause …

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GOOGLE CHROME MANGLES URLS

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In an effort to make the address look simpler, Google Chrome is now stripping off the www. and m. subdomains which is not a very wise move. It immediately will leave many vulnerable to  domain name spoofing and worse. Chrome 69 which is now being rolled out is making an unsound change. Our domain, hardcoregames.biz …

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WINDOWS 10 BUILD 17755.1

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Windows 10 build 17751.1 is an interim version of Windows as Microsoft works to stabilize the operating system for release to manufacturing. The last few releases have now changed to version 1809 which is redston 5 We fixed an issue resulting in slower resume from hibernation on certain devices in the last few flights. We …

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SYSTEM SHOCK: ENHANCED EDITION

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System Shock Enhanced Edition was released on September 6, 2018 by NightDive Studios. The game was developed by Looking Glass Studios. System Shock Enhanced Edition is a remake of the classic 1994 System Shock. This is a Source engine remake of the original System Shock that was a popular cyber punk action role playing game in …

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QUAKE CHAMPIONS UPDATE

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Bethesda has announced a large update for Quake Champions. The game has been tweaked a bit with weapons and there is also a new map. Longest Yard The new map will definitely appeal to the community as the level of detail is excellent. The classic bottomless space map returns! Beware railguns and ringouts in this …

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