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XP slowly losing game support

"Upcoming Assasin’s Creed 3 is among the latest games to dump XP for its shiny siblings. The game’s minimum requirements list Core 2 Duo E6700/Athlon 64 X2 6000+ and 512MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant card with Shader Model 4.0 but XP support is gone.

The Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 team has also decided against supporting old-man-XP and it appears as if it’s just a matter of time before actual inclusion of it becomes newsworthy. Naturally, both these games will support Vista, 7 and 8."

BioWare Makes Dragon Age 3 Official

"The Dragon Age 2 website now features a post from BioWare veteran Mark Darrah that officially acknowledges the development of Dragon Age III: Inquisition.

Little is known about the new sequel thus far, and the studio is currently reluctant to cough up any details. However Darrah said the game is being made by a lot of the same team that has been working on the Dragon Age franchise since the first installment, Dragon Age: Origins, composed of both experienced BioWare veterans and talented new developers.

Are We Losing Interest in Computers?

"As part of its financial website, Google allows users to compare search traffic of aggregated industries against the developing price of stock. The search traffic is normalized to the value of 1.0 and the search volume that occurred on January 1, 2004. Don't expect any dramatic revelations or search numbers or even a search volume pertaining to a single company. However, the selection of 27 industries and related search terms may cause some speculation of a changing way how we acquire information.

Half-Life Remake Black Mesa Gets A Release Date

"Black Mesa, a fan-made remake of the original Half-Life, will finally be released to the public this month. The project has been in development since way back in 2004, so hopefully you like it.

Black Mesa converts Half-Life to the Source engine, the enhanced technology that launched with Half-Life 2. The entire campaign will be remade from the ground up. The deathmatch multiplayer from Half-Life is being revamped as well.

Modder fixes Dark Souls' PC resolution problem minutes after release

"That's where NeoGAF forum user Durante comes in. Mere minutes after the PC edition of the game was made available today, Durante had posted a downloadable DLL file that allows for higher internal resolutions by intercepting and altering the game's DirectX 9 API calls.

Planes, bicycles and automobiles, Grand Theft Auto 5 looking good in these 3 screenshots

"Rockstar Games has been pretty tight lipped about releasing any information or media on Grand Theft Auto V. Luckily, it looks like some screenshots were able to escape high security and find some transportation. Three shots, showing off some what I can only assume to be three transportation classes -- bicycle-naut, car-mancer, and aeroplane-gineer -- have been release for your gratification. Err, that or Rockstar just wants to show off how you'll get around in GTA V, not to mention how great the game is looking."

EA might be up for sale

"EA has had mixed results in recent periods as interest in consoles has dried up and free-access online games have taken their toll. Last month, EA reported fiscal first-quarter earnings fell 9 per cent. EA executives are thought to be considering selling the company for a $20 a share so that it can move into the free games market."

Deals August 16: Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card $360

"This is the mother of all video card deals. You get one of the best graphics cards available today, which can power through Battlefield 3 like it's Pacman, and four free PC games for $90 less than the next lowest price. Snatch this beast up before this $70 coupon code disappears tomorrow! VisionTek Radeon HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 Video Card w/four PC Games for $360 (normally $430 - coupon code DCZ69391)..."

Steam to add productivity, creative software in September

"Valve has never been afraid to push the envelope to improve Steam, especially with such offerings as Greenlight and the Workshop. Now, the company has announced that Steam will expand beyond games into the area of software..."

From mod to game: How DayZ will evolve as a standalone release

"When Dean "Rocket" Hall started working on the zombie-themed DayZ mod for Bohemia Interactive's ArmA II, he figured it would get a decent response from the few thousand people in the game's devoted modding community. But now that DayZ has broken through to mainstream gaming success—recently crossing over the one million player threshold—it's starting to outgrow the game that it was initially built on top of.

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