Category: pc gaming

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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THE DECLINE OF DLC

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Recently Doom moved to make the core game and all DLC available to all players. For those who are new to the game it meant a big jump in value. Even more the publisher also reduced the price for the game. Some publishers tried to cash-in with DLC but many found it did not …

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EMULATORS & RETRO GAMING

The modern PC is incredibly powerful when considered to machines ca. 1980. Back in 1980 the Radio Shack TRS-80 was expensive and it was not very powerful. It also cost several thousand dollars. There is an open source C program to emulate CP/M which allows antique BASIC and even binary backwards compatibility. PC-DOS and MS-DOS …

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DIGITAL HOMICIDE

Digital Homicide is a game developer working in Yuma Arizona. They have released several games according to Wikipedia. Evidently they do not like negative comments about their games. Digital Homicide Studios’ second game, The Slaughtering Grounds, was released on October 31, 2014. The game was criticized for its poor graphics, numerous glitches, …

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GAMES USING DENUVO COPY PROTECTION

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Some recent games that are sold on the Steam Store are now shipping with additional DRM. Unlicensed copying has been a problem for games for a long time. Denuvo evolved from the old Sony SecurOM technology. The Denuvo is not conventional DRM, it works more to prevent tampering which was a problem for SecurOM. Denuvo has …

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FIX STEAM GAMES

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When restoring games from a backup, generally Steam has no problem updating the game if the backup is out of date. Depending on the available hardware, backups may be on DVD disks, NAS or even a file server. See our page on steam game verification. Upgrading Windows can also make a mess with games.  …

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VERIFY STEAM GAMES

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Some games seem to become corrupt for unknown reasons. It’s possible that there is a bad area on the hard disk or SSD or there is some updates that does not update the catalogs. To verify a game, right click on the game and select properties. Then chose local files. Small games are not a …

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THE FUTURE OF GAMES

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Today the typical PC game will work fine even with A single GTX 260  which is now starting to get behind the curve. A single GTX 260 is actually far better than the even older graphics of the PlayStation 3 or the Xbox 360. For this reason even the latest titles usually have options to lower …

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FREE TO PLAY GAMES

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In recent years we have noticed a new movement in PC games. Alien Swarm is one game that Valve published for free. The game became wildly popular and the Steam store acquired many new clients. Valve’s Steam DRM platform has become very popular with publishers. Locking the game to the original purchaser is …

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GAME PERFORMANCE

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Games over time have become increasingly more demanding. Most games have several options to change the rendering pipeline for those with less powerful video cards. Today the modern video card can be considered as a massively parallel supercomputer that is specialized for game rendering. Cray supercomputers now use a GPU to …

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