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AMAZON PAYMENT

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We have finally been paid for services from Amazon. They owed us an aggregate of $95.65 for commissioned sales and $14.07 for CPM ads. The Amazon disbursement covered the period ending on August 31, 2017. We maintain a US bank checking account so that US based affiliate agreements are easily paid. International payments are still …

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HARDCORE GAMING LOUNGE

When we attempted to establish a Twitter account for the site we were dismayed that a cybersquatter was infringing on our business name. Hardcore Gaming Lounge uses “Hardcore Games” which is trademarked, and they do not even use their own proper name which is “Hardcore Gaming Lounge”. This is a clear example of a wilful …

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NEW FOOTER ADS

US $100

We have installed new footer ads on the site as the old Amazon ads do not seem to get enough clicks to be worth using. The new one is one of the new generation native ads that are more responsive. The ads can be tailored easily to fit various deployments. We expect it may take …

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FISCAL 2016

US $100

Fiscal year 2015 was yet another joke. Revenue has been declining year after year for 5 years running. We are continuing to use Amazon ads as they seem to be the best paying in recent years. Amazon rolled out old style CPM ads and we deployed them at the start of Q4 which will improve the …

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CRIMINALIZING A GAMING SITE?

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FISCAL 2015

US $100

Fiscal year 2015 was yet another joke. Revenue has been declining year after year for 5 years running. We are continuing to use Amazon ads as they seem to be the best paying in recent years. QUARTERLY RESULTS

HCGAMES.ORG

hardcoregaming101.net was the first known infringing domain. their messages. “Ryan Robson” <ryan@brkmc.io> told us “Hi there, Please, fuck off.”. We then contacted legal@encom.com and complained over the infringement. “Kurt Kalata” <kurt@hardcoregaming101.net> disputed our prior art.  “Darin Holden” <rynvie@gmail.com>said” go fuck yourself hardcore gaming 101 is legit stop faking” hcgames.org is the latest domain registered in a series of …

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FISCAL 2014

US $100

Fiscal year 2014 was yet another joke. Pervasive ad blocking and the weak consumer spending are not helping. Adblock rates are now 40% or more and traffic has not improved. We are continuing to use Amazon ads as they seem to be the best paying in recent years. QUARTERLY RESULTS HARDWARE FAILURES ITEM COST Asus …

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STEAMCOMMUITY.COM

We claim proprietor trademark for the name “Hardcore Games” and the banner design which is present on every page on the site. Passing off as Hardcore Games™ is a common law tort enforceable in Canada. Its also a criminal offence which contravenes several statutes. EXCERPTS FROM THE UNITED STATES CONOLIDSATED CRIMINAL CODE 15 U.S. Code …

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FISCAL 2013

US $100

Fiscal year 2013 was yet another joke. Pervasive ad blocking and the weak consumer spending are not helping.Ad blicking has continued to grow signmificantly. This is a new challenge as this site like others depends on ad revenue to pay the bills. Problems with Azure forced us to change URLs which hurt site traffic a …

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