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Episode #1-15 released on January 9, 2011
Today, we answer a couple of viewer questions about video games, anti-viruses, and computer performance issues. News about our latest web-site updates, and a reminder about the Subscribe and Win! Contest.
On first glance, we may assume that there is an obvious problem with the game and how the character is supposed to move. On closer inspection on Bob's computer, it is a simple case of interference from another game controller, in his case, a full flight control setup. The throttle of the game controller was directed backwards so the character was moving backwards. Solution, unplug any unused game controllers when not in use, and this problem well never present itself. Another case if having more than one game controller like, my Logitech Joystick and Racewheel, the game software tries to use both set of commands, and causes errors, so never leave a game controller not in use, in your pc while playing a game.
Having had access to the computer directly, we had troubleshooted the computer to see if the performance issues had anything to do with the startup programs in the computer. After a clean install of everything, the problem, returned, and after confirming that the hardware was setup correctly, we decided to replicate then circumstances. We found that the Anti-Virus Avira Premium was the causes of the slowdown, more specifically, the avguard.exe file, which was consuming nearly 25% of all available CPU cycles. The cause, the read/write proactive scanner within Avira which was running virtually in overdrive. The solution, we installed AVG instead. My suggestion is this case, do not install bloated software with dozens of background sessions which steal away precious CPU cycles. This in itself may cause some flaws and security holes to appear making your computer more vunerable to buffer overrun attacks.
Host : Steve Smith | Music : Steve Smith | Editor : Steve Smith | Producer : Zed Axis Productions
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Playing yet again as Talion, infused with the spirit of the Elf Lord Celebrimbor, you continue you quest against Sauron with a new ring forged, free of his corruption. You start the story seeking out Shelob, a Spider Queen who has recently kidnapped Elf Lord Celebrimbor, and you must make a heavy sacrifice in order to return in to your body. From then on you must fight against the hordes of Orcs commanded by Sauron to free Mordor, starting with the city Minas Ithil, where the Palantir is located. The Palantir is a valuable tool that would allow anyone to see what they would like to see, making it a great tool in winning the war over the entirety of Middle-earth. Your task, prevent Sauron by gaining the upper hand, or everything is lost.
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