MOTHERBOARDS FEATURING 10GBASE-T

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We use several computers here at Hardcore Games. The desire for faster networking is a universal one. 10GBASE-T has been pervasive in the corporate world for a long time, consumers have been stuck with 1000BASE-T for many years. The problem with 1000BASE-T is that copying backups over the LAN is slow at 100 MB/s. The …

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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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EA CLOSES VISCERAL GAMES

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EA has closed Visceral Games who has been involved with Dead Space and Battlefield 1. Most recently they were working on a new Star Wars release prior to the changes. EA Redwood Shores existed from 1998 to 2009 before they became Visceral Games.. The Star Wars game is being shifted  to another group as EA. …

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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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WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1709

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Windows 10 version 1709 also known as the Fall Creators edition, version 1709, was released on October 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM PT. It is being delivered as a feature update for Windows 10. Installing the update is slow on hard disks and SSDs alike, For gaming, TruePlay is a new feature in Windows to …

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SOUTH PARK: THE FRACTURED BUT WHOLE

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole was released on October 17, 2017 by Ubisoft. The game was developed by Ubisoft San Francisco. South Park and South Park Digital Studios: The Fractured But Whole role playing game. South Park: The Fractured but Whole features twelve superhero classes: Brutalist, Blaster, Speedster, Elementalist, Gadgeteer, Mystic, Cyborg, Psychic, Assassin, Commander, …

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NEW LOOK

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We have modified the site look considerably. The new theme is much more adaptive to widely disparate users. The growth in mobile gaming has been the biggest motivator so far. The goal is to make the site look good on anything from a older phone to a 4K panel. This means we are no longer …

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THE EVIL WITHIN 2

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The Evil Within 2 was released on October 13, 2017 by Bethesda. The game was developed by Tango Gameworks. The Evil Within 2 is a survival horror game. The player takes on the role of detective Sebastian Castellanos has lost everything, including his daughter, Lily. The gameplay involves his effort to find her. The game also features …

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