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Ubisoft has been promoting their uPlay loader by providing a bunch of classic games to get the client preloaded. Ubisoft still sells games on Steam but they are now being installed into uPlay.. Until December 18, they are providing a bundle of 7 additional games. https://club.ubisoft.com/en-CA/ubi30 At present you can get 7 games: Prince of …

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Google is pushing HTTPS aggressively. The problem is that it costs a lot of money to subscribe for a certificate, This means Google must be on the payroll. Prices were have seen are in the range of $150 or more annually. This site does not earn nearly that much. So this only favors large business. …

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376.33 WHQL

EVGA GTX 660 Ti FTW Signature 2

GeForce Driver 376.33 was released December 14, 2016 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. Titanfall SLI removed Dishonored 2 SLI added Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered – SLI removed Avoid DX12 and use DX11, ongoing problems with the API and Windows 10 is not yet feature complete. …

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AMD has introduced some new GPU produced based on the Polaris 10 under the Radeon Instinct. The new GPUs are equipped with 16GB of VRAM which is needed for running larger shader based programs. Intel, Nvidia and IBM has been more visible in the market with AI based products. Deep learning and AI are long …

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Space Hulk: Deathwing was released on December 14, 2016 by Focus Home Interactive. The game was developed by Streum on Studio. Space Hulk: Deathwing is a first person shooter. The game is based on Games Workshop’s classic Space Hulk boardgame set in the universe of Warhammer 40,000. The game uses the Unreal Engine 4 and supports …

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AMD has spent about 4 years working on the Zen CPU design. The goal of 40% better efficiency has been met. AMD now is using the Ryzen branding for the design based on the Zen work. AMD processors are seen in the Xbox One and PS4. AMD desktop processors are not as popular as Intel’s …

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Natural: Beyond Nature was released on December 12, 2016 by Zeiva who also developed the game. Natural Beyond Nature is a casual visual novel. During an introspective journey, Olea has a chance encounter with two residents of a quiet island – Flori, the cheerful young inn owner, and Llima, her taciturn childhood friend. Unbeknownst to them, …

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Comcast recently inked a deal with Verizon so that they could bundle cable TV, Internet and mobile phones into a single package. We expect that a merger will consolidate the corporations into a very large provider. The concern we have is the overwhelming reduction in competition. Verizon has some deals now to provide content to …

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From the early days of the internet, network neutrality mean that every packet was equal. Now with the new Donald Trump regime, we expect that such equality will be rescinded. This will favor large corporations at the expense of the small ones. It also means the internet services for consumers may be curtailed considerably. Netflix …

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In recent quarters, more and more publishers and now demanding that players signup with the publishers servers. The majority of games on Steam continue to use Steamworks and the Steam store which simplifies development. Origin started off strong but after a period of time they slowed development to a crawl. Origin does have a few …

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