Hardcore Games

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Date registered: August 7, 2016

Latest posts

  1. 69 GAMES ON FEATURE — June 23, 2017
  2. METRO EXODUS @ E3 — June 14, 2017
  3. 382.53 WHQL — June 9, 2017
  4. PREY — May 5, 2017
  5. FISCAL 2016 — April 30, 2017

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STEAM OUTAGE

Steam has been down unexpectedly for the last 2 hours. No indications about what is up. This is much longer than the usual Tuesday reboots. Game servers are all affected. We tried several games and none would connect to multiplayer servers. The web site is also not working, but the community forum is operational. There …

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TAOBAO

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TaoBao is owned by Alibaba and it has been flagged by the US as a known counterfeit haven. China obviously balked but until the problems are corrected we back the USTR move to stop the flood of fakes. TaoBao has also moved to ban virtual currency Bitcoin sales. This move comes after China’s central bank …

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ART OF WAR: RED TIDES

Art of War: Red Tides

Art of War: Red Tides was released on December 22, 2016 by Game Science who also developed the game. Art of War: Red Tides is an isomorphic strategy game. This game is on Steam early access as an open beta. The rules of a battle in Red Tides are simple and easy to grasp, but you …

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376.48 HOT FIX

GeForce Driver 376.48 was released December 14, 2016 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. Workaround to fix incorrect Folding@home work units. Fixed random flashes in Just Cause 3. Fixed some issues that could lead to Battlefield 1 crash Fixed SLI texture flickering in Battlefield 1. Fixed corruption in Wargame: …

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GRAB THE BOTTLE

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Grab the Bottle was released on December 19, 2016 by Kamina Dimension Ltd who also developed the game.Grab the Bottle is a point and click puzzle game. This game is on Steam Early Access. Game play is simple. The game draws an elongated hand that is used to move objects in the game. Players must grab, pull …

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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. AMD RAVEN RIDGE AMD Bristol Ridge will be the first wave from …

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BATTLEFIELD 1 SERVERS DOWN

Starting last night, we noticed EA was experiencing Battlefield 1 server problems again. Now we have noted that denial is service attacks are the reason. EA is mostly known from gaming titles such as Fifa and Madden, but also develops games like Battlefield, NHL and The Sims. EA has been subject to problems several times in …

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GUILTY GEAR Xrd -REVELATOR-

GUILTY GEAR Xrd -REVELATOR-

Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- was released on December 15,  2016 by Arc System’s Work who also developed the game. Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- is a 2D combat simulator. Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- is a throwback to the old coin-op games like Street Fighter. Players control their character in combat matches. The old games used sprites but …

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UBISOFT UBI30

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 & HTTPS

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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