LAWBREAKERS IS NOW FREE TO PLAY

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We noticed that Lawbreakers is now being offered as a free to play game.  The development team was canned last month given the game was a commercial failure. A post on Steam today said the game servers will continue to operate until September 14, 2018 when they will be shut down. The post also said …

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MANEATER TEASER

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At The E3 PC Gaming Show, publisher Tripwire Interactive revealed its next project: an open world single-player action-RPG. Only there’s a twist: you’re a shark AKA Jaws Unleashed. Set in the unforgiving waters of the southern US Gulf Coast, players will fight to survive in rivers and streams as well as the open ocean, with …

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PAGE LOAD TIMES

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The latest effort for the site is now being tested. The site has a lot of static content so the idea is to cache parts as static HTML so that page load times are faster and CPU load on the web server is better. The goal is to have a site that is in the …

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QUAKE CHAMPIONS FREE

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Bethesda and id Software are giving Quake Champions away for free for a limit time. The game is perpetual so get it before the 25th of June, 2018. The E3 gimmick is clearly intended to boost the number of players in the popular arena shooter. Established players always like some new victims to frag, The …

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RESIDENT EVIL 2 REMAKE AT THE SONY BOOTH

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At the E3 Sony booth they were showing some footage of a new remake of Resident Evil 2. We know that the game will be on the PC and the PS4 according to Capcom. The PC and Xbox One versions of the Resident Evil 2 remake will be available on the same date as the PS4 version, January …

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WOLFENSTEIN: YOUNGBLOOD TEASER

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At E3 Bethesda showed a teaser for the new Wolfenstein: Youngblood which is expected to be released in 2019. We will have more as more news becomes available.

DOOM ETERNAL TEASER

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id Software released a teaser for the upcoming FPS called Doom Eternal. This is intended to follow Doom which was released in 2016. We will have more on the new Doom Eternal as they continue to develop the artwork and gameplay.

VISUAL STUDIO AND C++ 2017

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The new standard for C++ has changed some behaviour on the way code is processed. struct X { }; struct Y : X { }; Y foo() { return {}; } In C++ 14 this is a typical inheritance. In C++17 this changes to aggregation. template< class T >struct is_aggregate; // standard prototype Work to get the code working …

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FLIGHT SIM LAB ONGOING SAGA

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We reported the malware that Flight Sim Labs embedded into their game several months ago. The company was caught red handed. The tool turned out to be from a company SecurityXploded and is called Chrome Password Dump. As the name suggests, the program is designed to automatically detect and extract all default passwords embedded in Google’s Chrome browser. …

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398.18 HOTFIX

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GeForce Driver 398.18  was released June 7, 2018 for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. This driver supports Kepler and above and 64-bit Windows. Fixes Black Screen when booting Windows after installing 397.93 display driver Some issues reported with monitoring programs. We removed MSI Afterburner long ago as it has not …

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INTERNATIONAL INTERNET RATES FALL

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International bandwidth prices are in free-fall, with some routes offering 10 Gbps wavelengths for less than US$5,000 per month. This is how much it is now costing for a link between London and New York. 4 years ago the same service was over $10,000 per month. Miami to São Paulo link plummeting from $50,000 per …

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AMD THREADRIPPER 2

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At the E3, AMD has announced the new Threadripper 2 CPU with up to 32 cores and 64 threads. The codename for the processor family is listed as “Colfax”. Such a processor is enough to nominally eliminate the need for integrated graphics as SSE can handle the basics. The Threadripper 1950X has 16 cores and 32 threads. The Threadripper 1920X …

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18.5.2 WHQL

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The AMD Radeon Adrenalin 18.5.2 was released on June 5, 2018 for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.  Avoid the spyware AMD Gaming Evolved. AMD Radeon R9 Fury, Radeon Pro Duo, Radeon RX 400 Series, Radeon RX 500 Series and Radeon RX Vega Series graphics are only supported by Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition on Windows 7/10 64-bit. No new features were added, this is …

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398.11 WHQL

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GeForce Driver 398.11  was released June 5, 2018 for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. This driver supports Kepler and above and 64-bit Windows. Vampyr Jurassic World Evolution. Some issues reported with monitoring programs. We removed MSI Afterburner long ago as it has not been updated for a long time. …

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INSTALLAWARE X7

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Recently on Twitter we saw a post from Visual Studio over a new tool for making installer for software distribution. InstallAware X7 is available for Visual Studio 2017 and it seems to be able to work with older versions as well. Generally InstallShield has been the tool of choice with Visual Studio so any new …

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