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Yes, it's misogynistic and violent, but I still admire Grand Theft Auto

"You can rescue one whose car has broken down, spy on another having sex with her boyfriend while she checks her phone, and, of course, visit the obligatory strip club and "make it rain" bank notes. There aren't any female characters to root for, be impressed by, or even fall in love with. It was the same in the last game: women were there to nag you, or be bribed – whether with fancy dinners or cold, hard cash – into having sex with you. Women are GTA's wallpaper..."

PlayStation 4 will launch in North America on November 15

"Back at E3, Sony was only willing to say that the PlayStation 4 would be released this holiday season. Today, the company locked down a North American date of November 15, 2013 for the new system with a European date of November 29. The system will be available for $399/€399/£349 in 32 countries by the end of the year, the company said."

Amazon sells out of Xbox One and PS4 launch day consoles

"Back in June, Amazon reported that pre-order sales of Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 skyrocketed after they officially went live during E3 2013. In fact, Amazon claimed that at one point, sales of the Xbox One and PS4 went over 2,500 units per minute on the website. Now it looks like people who didn't pull the trigger to get the Xbox One Day One and PlayStation 4 Launch Edition via Amazon are now out of luck.

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..."

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