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Battlefield 4 Alpha Doesn't List Support for Windows 8

"A number of fans are reportedly receiving their invites to the Battlefield 4 Alpha Trial. A screenshot of the invite can be seen on Neogaf along with the system requirements. Interestingly enough, the present game does not support Windows 8 or a 32-bit platform.

Are computer games being taken over by women?

"Picture a typical computer gamer and what do you see? A spotty adolescent boy locked away in his bedroom? Get with the programme. Forty-nine per cent of gamers are now women - despite the best efforts of some male gamers to keep them away."

Many Gamers Would Rather Try A New Game Than Have Sex

"It seems that as many as one in two men in relationships would rather try out a new game than have sex with their partners. According to a not-so-scientific study conducted by VoucherCodesPro.co.uk, 49 percent would rather unwrap a video game than undress their significant other, while only 32 percent would opt for some love making. The remaining 19 percent are undecided and they say it depends on the game. The survey polled 1,442 Brits and found that 30 percent of them believe their partners would not expect them to turn down sex over a game..."

$499 price tag for Xbox Next

"Xbox Next isn’t going to be cheap, as we have been telling you for some time now. When it arrives on dealer shelves in November, sources tell us that it is going to carry a $499 price tag. Don’t expect the PlayStation 4 to be that much cheaper, if at all.

Kid gamers have the least luck when buying age-inappropriate products

"R-rated movies, M-rated games, CDs with Parental Advisory labels—all just for show, right? Well, the latest Federal Trade Commission study on the matter begs to differ. For three months in 2012, the FTC used mystery shoppers between the ages of 13 and 16-years-old (unaccompanied by a parent, mind you) to test how difficult it was to purchase a variety of entertainment products not suitable for children.

Battlefield 4 to arrive fall 2013

"The latest round of Battlefield 4 leaks have been making the rounds. These leaks confirm what we have been hearing from sources; Battlefield 4 will arrive at some point during fall 2013. We suspect that means late October by the latest whispers we are hearing..."

Security researchers warn of Origin game hack vulnerability

" Security researchers have warned that subscribers to EA's Origin game service are at risk of malware attacks, thanks to a vulnerability in the game link system.

ReVuln, a firm specialising in computer security, was able to exploit the vulnerability to make game execution links run malicious code, leading to malware infections.

The exploit appears not to have been used yet, but EA is investigating the issue and will likely have a patch for it ready soon..."

AMD Catalyst 13.3 Windows Beta Driver

AMD Catalyst™ 13.3 Beta3 includes all of the fixes found in previous versions of AMD Catalyst 13.3 Beta.

Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 13.3 Beta3 Driver for Windows®

  • Resolves OpenGL application issues seen with the AMD Catalyst 13.3 Beta2 driver

The AMD Catalyst™ 13.3 Beta3 Driver can be downloaded from the following link:

Piston Steam Box coming holidays 2013

"The Piston from Xi3, which has become known as the first “Steambox,” is now taking pre-orders for the Piston for delivery this holiday season. (The exact shipping date isn’t yet known.) The price is currently $899 for the base unit till March 17th when it will rise to $999.

Sorry to say it, but keyboard and mouse are losing the FPS market

"Considering that the PC is the platform that birthed both the first-person shooter and the MMO, many PC game fans are a bit perturbed that Activision and Bungie have yet to confirm a PC version of its recently unveiled FPS-meets-MMO Destiny. Bungie co-founder Jason Jones threw a bit more fuel on the fire of perceived PC gaming disrespect, though, by telling Destructoid that, in essence, Halo made keyboard and mouse controls obsolete: We did a bunch of ambitious things on Halo deliberately to reach out to people.
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