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IT MOVES

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It Moves was released on February 21, 2019 by Kodama Games.  The game was developed my SnowOwl. It Moves is an isometric puzzle game. Bedtime is supposed to be a happy event for a tired child; for this child it was terrifying. While some children might complain about being put to bed before they have finished …

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APEX LEGENDS & CHEATERS

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We have noticed large numbers of cheaters making the game unplayable for conventional players. EA has not been very successful with problems like cheaters who come up with ways to get advantages. It seems that my the time we downloaded the game the problems surfaced almost immediately. Battle arena games are popular and the rush …

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TOKYO WARFARE TURBO

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Tokyo Warfare Turbo was developed and released on February 20, 2019 by Pablo Vidaurre Sanz. Tokyo Warfare Turbo is an urban tank action game. Originally this was intended to be a remaster of Tokyo Warfare but the developer made so many changes and added so much that it was better off as  a new release. Gameplay is …

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COMEDY OF ERRORS WITH EVGA & UPS

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We have been assembling component towards a new build as funds permit. Clearly the GTX 1060 does not want to be a part of the build. We have a GTX 750 but the integrated graphics in the R5 2400G is about double the performance. Makes the GTX 750 obsolete, along with …

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INTEL RELEASES AV1 AS OPEN SOURCE

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Intel has released the AV1 video encoder as open source.  These encoders are “official” from Intel processors since 5th generation, and are also compatible with AMD Ryzen processors. AV1 has been developed by the Alliance for Open Media with help from many contributors. AV1 is royalty free CODEC designed for video transmissions over the Internet. It succeeds …

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DRAM PRICES CONTINUE TO FALL

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Due to the slowdown in demand due to changes in smartphones and the economic environment, coupled with the increase in vendor inventory, memory prices have begun to fall. The average price of the mainstream module 4GB is now down to under $25 and 8 GB are $40 per stick. This means prices are down about …

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EVGA MISTAKE WITH CUSTOMS DESCRIPTION CAUSES PROBLEMS

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Did not take long for our RMA to go awry. Shipping to Canada is arcane and the rules are far from obvious. Mistakes can be very costly, When anything is sent across the border anywhere, the standard CN22 is affixed to the item. CN22 is an old customs declaration that has been used for …

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GLOBALFOUNDRIES SEEKS BUYER?

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News out of Korea is that GlobalFoundries has been considering selling the business. The most potential candidates include Korean companies such as Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix, and Samsung Electronics can increase its share in the market to 23 percent at once if it takes over Globalfoundries. Globalfoundries has had issues moving past the 14nm node …

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RAZER CLOSES THEIR GAME STORE

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Razer has thrown in the towel for their nascent game store. It will cease operations on February 28, 2019 at 01:00 hrs Pacific Time as part of the company’s realignment plans. Game keys are emailed so they are fine, pre-ordered games will be available as they are released. Razor has not made much effort into …

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418.99 HOTFIX

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GeForce Driver 418.99 was released February 17, 2019 for  Windows 7 and 8 only. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. This driver supports Kepler and above and 64-bit Windows. Windows 7 and 8 users should take advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10. Windows 10 is great for gaming. Windows 7×64/8.1×64: Fixes random application crash or …

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