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APEX LEGENDS UPDATE 1.03

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Today EA delivered a large update to Apex Legends. Patch 1.03 is available for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One platforms. Some St Valentine’s day cosmetics were a nice touch. The real changes are more material. Respawn focused on game stability for most of the patch. Players who were experiencing crashes, gray screens, server …

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KONAMI PULLS IN GAME PURCHASES

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Konami has removed the in-game purchases from Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 in Belgium after the nation ruled it was gambling. Last month EA had to do the same for FIFA 19. It appears that the EA case influenced the Belgian Gaming Commission to move more quickly with the Konami release. Eventually we are expecting more …

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APEX LEGENDS REACHES 25 MILLION

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Apex Legends now has already surpassed 25 million active players as the new battle royal release brings new action to Origin. This has been done in only a week. This is well above the active games on Steam at present. So far the game has far exceeded anyone’s expectations. The game is free to …

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RESIDENT EVIL 2 ISSUES

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Resident Evil 2 has been a strong seller in the weeks since it was released.  It has been close to the top of the Steam sales chart. We also discovered that a demo of Resident Evil 2 in Japan was censored. The gore has been toned down a bit compared to the main release.  This …

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EVGA GTX 1060 RMA NOW IN TRANSIT TO CALIFORNIA

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Earlier today we spent $5 to get a suitable postal box. Then the postage for the box with the video card (710 grams) set us back $19. So in total the RMA set us back $24 Canadian. Canada Post said it will take about 7 days to make it to Brea, California where EVGA’s RMA …

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BLACKLIGHT: RETRIBUTION CLOSES

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We noticed on Twitter that Blacklight: Retribution is now shutting down. The game surfaced on Steam before Perfect World moved their portfolio to their own Arc loader. Hardsuit Labs has been engaged for some time now in some very interesting projects that require the full focus of the development teams and leadership. The studio …

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SSD PRICES REVISITED

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We recently got a price list from Nimbus Data we mentioned a while ago who had 100TB SSD drives. We know the products are primarily being sold to data centers who need higher capacity storage density. 100 TB SSD in the same form factor as a 14 TB hard disk makes for a compelling …

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RADEON VII GONE IN 60 SECONDS

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The AMD Radeon VII which was seen as a rival to nVidia’s RTX cards did not last long at all and NewEgg was sold out when we looked. Amazon was also sold out. We are aware that only 5,000 cards were available world wide which suggests scarcely any store had more than a few cards. …

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DOOM 3 BFG ON THE GTX 750

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We refurbished our Gigabyte GTX 750 and in hindsight it looks like that was a good move. In light of the fault with our GTX 1060 we are using the GTX 750 pending the replacement. We play games at 1920×1080. Many games are relatively demanding and the fog effects etc tend to bog …

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EVGA GTX 1060 DIED

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We powered down the Acer machine with the EVGA GTX 1060 to install a second hard disk we recently received from NewEgg. The existing 2TB system disk was full and we installed a secondary 4TB hard disk to handle more games. We have accumulated a vast collection of games mostly from publishers who want …

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