ENIGMATUS 3: THE SHADOW OF KARKHALA

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Enigmatis 3: The Shadow of Karkhala was released on April 6, 2018 by Artifex Mundi who also developed the game. Enigmatis 3: The Shadow of Karkhala is a  casual point and click adventure game. Enigmatis 3: The Shadow of Karkhala is the final chapter in the blockbuster trilogy, an exciting detective story rife with adventure, puzzles, …

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PUBG SUES 2 MOBILE GAME DEVELOPERS

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We have run across several reports that the publisher for Playerunknown’s BattleGround has sued a couple of mobile apps that they accuse of being knockoffs. PUBG has been enormously successful. Rules of Survival was released circa November 14, 2017.  Game play has 120 players dropped into the fray in a battle royal. Knives Out is …

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CRUSADER KINGS II FREE ON STEAM

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Crusader Kings II is now free on Steam until April 7. The publisher has also discounted the DLC for the game. Game has been around since 2012 which is rather good as most games have long ago faded in obscurity. The game has sold over 1 million units. DLC has added about 6 million more …

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GT 1030 GDDR4 VERSION

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Recently a few video card makers have been releasing cheaper versions of the GT 1030. We suspect this is intended for the lower price points which are sold in non-western markets. MSI Gigabyte Palit The reference clock speed with GDDR5 is about 6008 MHz while the DDR4 version is only 2100 MHz.  The GT 1030 2GD4 …

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WINDOWS 10 REACHES 700 MILLION ACTIVE USERS

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Windows 10 has fallen short of Microsoft’s  desire for 1 billion users but the last report from Redmond has seen Windows 10 reach 700 million active users. Windows 10 1709 (current version) does accept Windows 7 and 8 keys for a clean install. If you are already using a Microsoft Account then a key is …

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STEAM MACHINE CONSOLE GONE?

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The Valve Steam machine has disappeared from the Steam homepage.  Apparently it is still available but it is well know that it is not a very good seller. The machine was poriginally launched on November 10, 2015. Steam has made a community post on the subject and there are a of comments that are not …

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MY FREE FARM 2

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My Free Farm 2 was released on April 3, 2018 by upjers GmbH who also developed the game. My Free Farm 2 is a farming simulator. The game is casual. While distributed as a free to play game, players will quickly discover the need to buy diamonds to do anything. Grinders can win a few …

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SITE PERFORMANCE

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We have changed the default settings in WordPress after discovering that the default memory allocation is only 64MB. We changed this to 256MB and the site performance improved considerably. With improved page load times, we expect that Google will start to recognize the content here more favorably. It’s been a week since we installed the new …

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100TB OPTICAL DISKS

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Workers in Australia and China have developed a new 100TB optical disk with a 600 year life span. The researchers demonstrated optical long data memory in a novel nanoplasmonic hybrid glass matrix, different to the conventional materials used in optical discs. Hard disks currently top out at 14TB and SSD drives top out at 30TB …

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AIRMECH STRIKE

AirMech Strike

AirMech Strike was released on March 30, 2018 by Carbon Games who also developed it. AirMech Strike is a real time strategy game. AirMech has recently undergone a huge overhaul to prepare the game to leave Early Access. This includes a new 3D lobby, new Matchmaking and Ranking system, and a return of Custom games and …

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MICROSOFT EXPIRES OLDER VERSIONS OF WINDOWS 10

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Microsoft has indicated that versions earlier the 1709 will last receive updates on April 10, 2018. Microsoft wants to have everyone using the same version of Windows so that security fixes as well as feature improvements are available to all users. Windows 10 version 1511 is now  at the end of the road so its …

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BATTLERUSH

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BattleRush was released on March 27, 2018 by Thunder Development who also developed the game. BattleRush is a multiplayer first person shooter. The game uses a WWII backdrop for the artwork and the weapons.  Game more or less is Battlefield and Fortnite blended. The game offers a destructive world which makes it better than many …

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391.35 WHQL

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GeForce Driver 391.35  was released March 27, 2018 for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. This is the last driver for Fermi cards as new drivers will be for security updates  only until January 2019. NVIDIA used Fermi in some low cost GT 700 series cards as well as Kepler. …

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HARDCOREGAMES.BIZ

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Welcome to  hardcoregames.biz which is our new web address.  Pleas update your bookmarks. This TLD cost us $9.53 for a year registration which is a lot less than greedy domain registrars wanted for the .com version. It may take some time for the changes to activated as DNS records are sluggish. Then the amusement of …

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INTERNAL SERVER ERROR

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If you are experiencing internal server errors, this is due to the web servers at Azure being overloaded. We suggest waiting 5 seconds before pressing F5 and reload the page. HTTP 500 Internal Server Error Microsoft needs to add more web servers to the pool. Servers are expensive, and the recent patches for problems discovered …

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