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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376.33 WHQL

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 RADEON INSTINCT

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

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 NEW HORIZON: RYZEN

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

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 + VERIZON

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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FCC & NET NEUTRALITY

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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THIRD PARTY GAME SERVERS

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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BIOSTAR Z270 FEATURES

Biostar has released some new details over their new Z270 motherboards. The Z270 is already known to have a few more PCI Express lanes and some improvements for HDR etc. Biostar has also mentioned a new heatsink for the M.2 slot given the heat coming from recent Samsung SSD devices in the market. Other vendors …

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BLUETOOTH 5

Bluetooth 5 has now been published. It’s backwards compatible with previous standards. The new standard is a 2800 page manual for device developers. Bluetooth operates at frequencies between 2402 and 2480 MHz. Guard bands 2 MHz wide at the bottom end and 3.5 MHz wide at the top extend the range. Speeds are now 2x faster. …

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