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WINDOWS 10 KB4056892

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This update applies only to Windows 10 1709, earlier versions should be updated to receive this and other updates. This brings windows 10 to build 16299.192. Fixed some memory problems with 4TB or more RAM installed Fix a problem with Reset this PC after KB4054022 Fixed some problems with Edge Fixes the Intel CPU bug. Other …

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THE GROWING COST OF GAMES

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A lot of AAA games are becoming so expensive to develop that publishers have been pushed to use DLC with parts of what used to be part of the game historically. So far DLC has managed to work when the costs are reasonable but some have abused the DLC model which has attracted a lot …

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WINDOWS 10 SURPASSES 600 MILLION

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told shareholders this week that Windows 10 has now passed 600 million monthly active users, picking up 100 million since May of this year. This number counts all Windows 10 devices used over a 28-day period. Microsoft has worked very hard to continue to develop Windows 10 with the goal of 1 …

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KB4051963

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KB4051963 is a cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1709.  This update bumps the build number to 16299.98. If you have not upgraded to 1709 yet your do so immediately as previous versions of Windows 10 are not being supported. Addressed issue that prevents Forza Motorsport 7 and Forza Horizon 3 from running on some high-end …

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WINDOWS 10 1709 MEMORY MANAGEMENT BUGS

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Windows 10 1709 has some serious problems with memory management. We have noticed problems with Google Chrome and many games would remain in memory after being closed. Games usually will not load as they detect an existing instance running. Some might call this a memory leak, more accurately, Windows is not properly terminating a program. …

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KB4048955

KB4048955 in a cumulative update for Windows 10 1709. If you have not yet upgraded to version 1709 we should point out that older versions are not being fully supported. Addressed issue that causes the Mixed Reality Portal to stop responding on launch. Addressed issue that causes a black screen to appear when you switch …

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VISUAL STUDIO 2017

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Visual Studio 2017 is much more feature packed compared to the previous release that it would take several books to explain it all. For game development, Visual C++ remains the tool of choice for AAA titles. DirectX 12 is the API for Windows 10 and the full power of the Windows SDK is available. Visual …

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HDR DISPLAYS AND WINDOWS 10

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High Dynamic Range (HDR) is a marketing term for advanced displays that have better than 8-bit per color RGB. Deep color was previously used to market displays with 10-bit per color RGB and better. Displays are now available that support 8-bit and 10-bit RGB color for professional studios. HDR mostly works with luminance which seeks …

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GAMES WITH UNITY ENGINE ISSUES

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Several games made with the Unity engine have had issues with Windows 10 since the September updates and this have continued with the 1709 version of Windows 10. The problem is mostly with closing the game. Windows error reporting catches most of them but several do not trigger an error at all. Unity is popular …

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GAMES INCOMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1709

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Windows 10 version 1709 has exhibited many issues with games on our machines. In many cases the game remains in the task list in Windows after exiting the game. Far less often there is a crash. Alien Swarm Clicker Heroes Dungeon Defenders 2 Gears of War 4 Left 4 Dead 2 High Profits System Shock: Enhanced …

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