UPDATE YOUR USB RECOVERY STICK 1803

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Now that Windows 10 version 1803 is largely rolled out to everyone. We suggest making a new USB stick with the installer for Windows 10 so that in case your rig is not bootable you have a recovery option. While Windows 10 is very stable, there are times when drivers and other problems want a …

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INLINE

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Inline was released on June 1, 2018 by Bright Bringer Games who also developed it. Inline is a strategy puzzle game. If you have ever played Tetris you will immediately recognize the gameplay. This game has the same easy system requirements too. In Inline, your goal is to arrange random shapes on a grid so …

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STATE OF DECAY 2 PATCH 1.2

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The new Zombie action game State of Decay 2 has greeted players with a large 20GB download  patch to install. The patch brings the game to version 1.2 and Undead says this patch addresses a lot of issues. Increased stability Improved networking interactions for clients Improved networked vehicle interactions Elimination of Out Of Memory crashes Numerous …

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RAM PRICES STILL SKY HIGH

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We have continued to notice RAM prices are still double what they were only a few years ago. The usual scapegoat is digital coin miners. One problem is that RAM is now consolidated into only 3 larger companies with Samsung being the largest supplier. The chart tracks 4 sticks of 4GB DDR4-3000 which has been …

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CERTIFICATE *.HARDCOREGAMES.BIZ

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Our certificate is now active after a lot of hard work figuring out how to implement it with Azure. Part of the problem is the certificate takes some time for Azure to swallow and then for it to figure out the third party ZeroSSL service we use which gives the site a no cost certificate …

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HARD DISK VS SSD IN LAPTOPS SUMMER 2018

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Today the SSD has come down enough in price to start nibbling into the low end of storage for cheap laptop computers. Small 32GB and even 64GB SSD drives are too small to be practical with Windows 10 and its frequent updates. This leaves the 128GB SSD as the smallest practical size to compete with …

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FALLOUT 76 TEASER

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Bethesda has released a teaser video of the upcoming Fallout 76. We do know that the new game will be 4x larger than Fallout 4. Gameplay specifics are not yet known. There will be a single player campaign but the game is designed to be played coop with some friends. In the teaser there are …

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SAMSUNG ANNOUNCES 10NM DDR4

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Samsung announced new 10nm DDR4 memory. The new smaller feature size will help boost production for given memory sizes. At present 4 gigabit memory prices are low enough that Samsung had to reduce manufacturing costs to be able to maintain profits. The more recent 8 gigabit memory is now becoming more and more mainstream as …

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HEAVY TRAFFIC

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Traffic on the site has led to the usual problems of living in the cloud. Lately there has been a spat of HTTP 500 errors that seem to be the web server is choking on the load. PHP 7 is less demanding on CPU time and WordPress is very lean and mean too. This suggests …

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397.93 WHQL

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GeForce Driver 397.93  was released May 24, 2018 for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. This driver supports Kepler and above and 64-bit Windows. State of Decay 2 Some issues reported with monitoring programs. We removed MSI Afterburner long ago as it has not been maintained properly at all. Steam …

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ASUS ABANDONS AREZ

In a tweet recently Asus mentioned they are abandoning the Arez branding for AMD based motherboards and graphics cards. Asus has indicated their Republic of Gamers branding will continue looking forward. This means consumers will have to look more closely at the wide range of motherboard models Asus offers.  

18.5.1 WHQL

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The AMD Radeon Adrenalin 18.5.1 was released on May 22, 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. Fix a problem with Destiny 2 when …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4100403

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KB4100403 applies to Windows 10 version 1803. This brings windows 10 to build  17134.81. Addresses an issue with power regression on systems with NVMe devices from certain vendors. Addresses an issue that may cause Windows Hello enrollment to fail on certain hardware that has dGPUs. Addresses a reliability issue that may cause Microsoft Edge or other …

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STATE OF DECAY 2

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State of Decay 2 was released on May 22, 2018 from Microsoft Studios. The game was developed by Undead Labs. State of Decay 2 is an open world third person zombie survival shooter. This game is seconds installment of the popular State of Decay. Gameplay is different from something like Left 4 Dead 2. Instead of …

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BETHESDA ANNOUNCES RAGE 2

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Bethesda has finally announced the long awaited follow up from the popular Rage. Rage 2 brings together two studio powerhouses – Avalanche Studios, masters of open world insanity, and id Software, the gods of the first-person shooter – to deliver a carnival of carnage where you can go anywhere, shoot anything, and explode everything. The …

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