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GAMES MENU OVERHAUL

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The old menu was too cumbersome so we now use a static page with that leverages custom search capabilities with WP. It’s possible to use multiple column if the page gets to long, this makes it easier to manage bulleted lists etc.

RESPONSIVE THEME

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We have been using an open source WordPress platform with the Graphene theme by Syahir Hakim. The package is completely free and GNU licensed which makes it very popular. It is estimated that more then 20,000 sites use the Graphene theme. We chose the Graphene theme as it was much more flexible and could be …

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69 GAMES ON FEATURE

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The summer time is slow for PC game sales so it comes as no surprise to see 69 games for sale on our Steam Wishlist. Steam is running their annual summer sale, mostly aimed at collectors. We already have a vast number of games all reviewed in the database, This is on …

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HOLY BATMAN: ADAM WEST HAS DIED

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With great sadness and condolences to the family. We see that Adam West (William West Anderson) has finally passed away. His family said he died from leukemia, at age 88 (September 19, 1928 – June 9, 2017). The cliff-hanger style and the positive impact of Batman will long be remembered. West enjoyed a great career …

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HTTPS SECURE

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Today after removing old insecure advertisements and the Steam widget we see the site is working fine with HTTPS. We have contacted all advertisers about the problem.. The social network plugin we use now works much better and it can manage with all social networks needed. Google Chrome will identify quickly which assets are not …

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BOXING DAY

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Here in Canada we have boxing day which is the biggest shopping day of the year. The US has black friday after Thanksgiving. Boxing day is secular, it’s not a religious day. Boxing day has a long history of charity for the poor and the modern sensibility appears to have been established circa 1830. We …

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ROADMAP 2017

2017 is now more clear with roadmaps for PC gaming. A few VR games have made a splash but not many can afford the $600++ for the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headset etc etc. Mainstream VR is still a few years off. AMD RAVEN RIDGE AMD Bristol Ridge will be the first wave …

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GOOGLE & HTTPS

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Google is pushing HTTPS aggressively. The problem is that it costs a lot of money to subscribe for a certificate, This means Google must be on the payroll. Prices were have seen are in the range of $150 or more annually. This site does not earn nearly that much. So this only favors large business. …

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BING NEWS

We have been approved for inclusion with Bing News. Over time we expect to appear occasionally with the news app in Windows 10 however there are many other media outlets that compete with us. For that reason posts may be buried deep enough so as not to be noticed all the time. Over time however …

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ABANDONED GAMES

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There are lots of game reviews ine database and most were done very long ago. When looking for boxart for some old reviews were plain text files, we discovered that very few if any copies of boxart were available. Many DOS games were shareware which generally is a playable game with maybe some additional content …

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