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69 GAMES ON FEATURE

The summer time is slow for PC game sales so it comes as no surprise to see 69 games for sale on our Steam Wishlist. We already have a vast number of games all reviewed in the database, This is on top of the PC gaming component such as power supplies, chassis, motherboards and video …

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HTTPS SECURE

Today after removing old insecure advertisements and the Steam widget we see the site is working fine with HTTPS. We have contacted all advertisers about the problem.. Google Chrome will identify quickly which assets are not secure. The icon on the left side of the address bar shows secure but many sites will show the …

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BOXING DAY

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Here in Canada we have boxing day which is the biggest shopping day of the year. The US has black friday after Thanksgiving. Boxing day is secular, it’s not a religious day. Boxing day has a long history of charity for the poor and the modern sensibility appears to have been established circa 1830. We …

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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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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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BING NEWS

We have been approved for inclusion with Bing News. Over time we expect to appear occasionally with the news app in Windows 10 however there are many other media outlets that compete with us. For that reason posts may be buried deep enough so as not to be noticed all the time. Over time however …

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INTERNAL SERVER ERROR

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AZURE BANDWIDTH PROBLEMS AGAIN

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ABANDONED GAMES

There are lots of game reviews ine database and most were done very long ago. When looking for boxart for some old reviews were plain text files, we discovered that very few if any copies of boxart were available. Many DOS games were shareware which generally is a playable game with maybe some additional content …

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SITE IMPROVEMENTS

Here are Hardcore Games we work hard to be the best portal for PC gaming. PC gaming is more than double the combined market size of all consoles. Categories are available for those with specific machine architectures. The Global Games Market Report shows worldwide gaming has reached US $100 billion. Growth looks good growth through 2020 …

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