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Valve Introduces SteamOS, A Linux-Based Platform To Bring Steam To Your Living Room

"Valve just announced the first part of its living room strategy with SteamOS, a free Linux-based operating system that takes the ‘Big Picture’ feature one step further. In addition to playing your game collection, SteamOS allows you to watch movies and listen to music.

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.

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:

IE Patch To Fix 57 Vulnerabilities

"Microsoft is advising users to stick with other browsers until Tuesday, when 57 patches for Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8, 9, and even 10 are scheduled. There is no word if this patch is to protect IE from the 50+ Java exploits that were patched last week or the new Adobe Flash vulnerabilities. Microsoft has more information here. In semi-related news, IE 10 is almost done for Windows 7 and has a IE10 blocker available for corporations. No word on whether IE 10 will be included as part of the 57 updates."

Microsoft issues 'fix it' for IE vulnerability

Microsoft has released a quick fix for a vulnerability in older versions of its Internet Explorer browser that is actively being used by attackers to take over computers. The vulnerability affects IE versions 6, 7 and 8. The latest versions of the browser, 9 and 10, are not affected. The company occasionally issues quick fixes as a temporary protective measure while a permanent security update is developed if a vulnerability is considered particularly dangerous.

Steam for Linux beta program is now open to the public!

The Steam for Linux beta program is now open to the public! In order to participate in the beta, you must download the latest Steam Linux client (found here) or upgrade your existing Steam for Linux client to the latest version.

3DMark Cloud Gate Trailer

This video features a quick look at Cloud Gate, one of three new tests in 3DMark. Cloud Gate is designed for testing for DirectX 10 compatible notebooks and typical home PCs.

Max Payne 3 Game for $14.99

Max Payne 3 Game for $14.99 is a steal. It gets a metascore of 87/100. If you were holding out before, now's the time to pull the trigger! Here are a few reviews of the game: http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/max-payne-3

GeForce 310.54 Beta Drivers: An Essential Upgrade For All Call of Duty: Black Ops II & Assassin’s Creed III Players

"Feature-packed driver improves performance by up to 26%, adds improved TXAA anti-aliasing support to Black Ops II and Assassin’s Creed III, enhances SGSSAA, and adds new SLI profiles." Read More >

"Why the hell does this mouse need to connect to the Internet?"

"The subject is Synapse 2.0, a "cloud-based unified driver for gamers" offered by Razer that saves gaming preferences online, including the user-defined settings and configuration of gaming mice. This lets gamers log in from anywhere in the world, or switch to a new mouse and play with their personal settings intact. The activation server for Synapse 2.0 went down a couple of times recently due to Hurricane Sandy and some server usage spikes that the system couldn't handle.

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