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WITH ALL THE CPU FAULTS…..

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As our regulars have noted, CPU faults galore have surfaced in recent months with problems called Spectre and Meltdown. Fixes have been released to protect systems from CPU architectural problems. Security researchers with Israel-based CTS-Labs, have discovered a thirteen security vulnerabilities for systems based on AMD Zen processors. The thirteen new exploits are broadly classified …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4284835

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Windows 10 KB4284835 applies to Windows 10 version 1803. A reboot will be needed to install this update. partially fixes CVE-2018-3639 but not enabled by default. Fix some problems with the obsolete Internet Explorer Fixed an issue with some games that do not show properly on interlaced displays Fixed some brightness problems with laptops Fixed …

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LUST FOR DARKNESS

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Lust for Darkness was released on June 12, 2018 by Movie Games and PlayWay. The game was developed by Movie Games Lunarium. Lust for Darkness is an adult horror adventure game. Lust for Darkness is a psychological horror of seeking satisfaction on the border of two intertwining worlds. An intriguing plot with erotic and occult themes guides the …

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INTEL TRIES AGAIN WITH A GPU

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After the fiasco of the 740 GPU several years ago, Intel is looking to get into the discrete GPU business. Their press release said their first product will be available in 2020. Intel hired former AMD and Apple GPU boss Raja Koduri in 2017 and he has helped Intel improve the integrated hardware considerably. Now …

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I7-8086K CPU

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Intel has launched a new i7-8086K for the Coffee Lake Z270 motherboard. The CPU has 6 cores with hyperthreading and it has the 630 integrated graphics with 24 execution units. The unlocked CPU can reach 5 GHz with the turbo core and adequate cooling. The CPU was named for the 40th anniversary of the 8086 …

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WARFRAME DROPS XP SUPPORT

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Warframe was released several years ago in 2013. Now DiCE wants to update the game’s system requirements including the move to 64-bit Windows. The original system requirements called for an 8600 GT or HD 3600 which are shader model 4 cards. So Dice is dropping DX9 in favor of DX10 which is the native API …

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LAWBREAKERS IS NOW FREE TO PLAY

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We noticed that Lawbreakers is now being offered as a free to play game.  The development team was canned last month given the game was a commercial failure. A post on Steam today said the game servers will continue to operate until September 14, 2018 when they will be shut down. The post also said …

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MANEATER TEASER

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At The E3 PC Gaming Show, publisher Tripwire Interactive revealed its next project: an open world single-player action-RPG. Only there’s a twist: you’re a shark AKA Jaws Unleashed. Set in the unforgiving waters of the southern US Gulf Coast, players will fight to survive in rivers and streams as well as the open ocean, with …

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PAGE LOAD TIMES

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The latest effort for the site is now being tested. The site has a lot of static content so the idea is to cache parts as static HTML so that page load times are faster and CPU load on the web server is better. The goal is to have a site that is in the …

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QUAKE CHAMPIONS FREE

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Bethesda and id Software are giving Quake Champions away for free for a limit time. The game is perpetual so get it before the 25th of June, 2018. The E3 gimmick is clearly intended to boost the number of players in the popular arena shooter. Established players always like some new victims to frag, The …

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HALO INFINITE TEASER

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Halo Infinite is the latest instalment in the popular Halo series. This time around the game will be available for the PC and Xbox One with the universal windows application API. It’s been three years since Halo 5 was released. We were very happy when Microsoft Games demonstrated the new release at E3. The game …

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RESIDENT EVIL 2 REMAKE AT THE SONY BOOTH

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At the E3 Sony booth they were showing some footage of a new remake of Resident Evil 2. We know that the game will be on the PC and the PS4 according to Capcom. The PC and Xbox One versions of the Resident Evil 2 remake will be available on the same date as the PS4 version, January …

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WOLFENSTEIN: YOUNGBLOOD TEASER

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At E3 Bethesda showed a teaser for the new Wolfenstein: Youngblood which is expected to be released in 2019. We will have more as more news becomes available.

DOOM ETERNAL TEASER

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id Software released a teaser for the upcoming FPS called Doom Eternal. This is intended to follow Doom which was released in 2016. We will have more on the new Doom Eternal as they continue to develop the artwork and gameplay.

VISUAL STUDIO AND C++ 2017

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The new standard for C++ has changed some behaviour on the way code is processed. struct X { }; struct Y : X { }; Y foo() { return {}; } In C++ 14 this is a typical inheritance. In C++17 this changes to aggregation. template< class T >struct is_aggregate; // standard prototype Work to get the code working …

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