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Your PC Must Be This Powerful to Run Skyrim

"And now the figures you've all been waiting for! Bethesda's Pete Hines has tweeted the minimum and recommended PC specs for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and they're rather reasonable.." "Recommended PC Specs: Operating System: Win XP/7. CPU: Quad-Core Intel/AMD CPU. Memory: 4GB RAM, 6GB Hard Drive Space. Sound: DirectX compatible sound card. Video Card: DirectX9 video card with 1GB memory. GTX 260/Radeon 4890 or higher.."

GameStop Pulls PC Deus Ex: Human Revolution From Shelves Following OnLive Debacle

"After getting into hot water earlier today for opening new PC copies of Square Enix's Deus Ex: Human Revolution and removing codes for a free OnLive version of the game prior to sale, video game retailer GameStop has pulled the games from its shelves pending recall. According to an email forwarded to Kotaku from an anonymous source and confirmed via GameStop retail employees, the company instructs employees to remove any retail copies of the PC version of the game to the back room of the store pending recall at a later date.

This Is What Xbox Live System Update Testers Are Getting In The Mail

"Hopes of trading in the copy of Halo: Reach Xbox 360 system update testers are getting for participating flew out the window this morning, as these lovely warning covered Reach discs began arriving on testers' doorsteps. Several testers have sent us pictures of the mailings this morning, as the disc-based wave of the next Xbox 360 system update testing gets underway. From what we've heard there are two testing groups: One that is receiving discs, and another that is strictly doing things on a downloadable basis."

Why Video Games Lack Female Troops

Women have been serving admirably in warzones for the U.S. military for years. But they're absent from the ranks of modern video game armies. A game developer offered Kotaku a justification of why we virtually fight as men.

The answer, offered by Gordon Van Dyke, producer of the new Electronic Arts modern warfare game Battlefield: Bad Company 2, has to do with technology. Or, more specifically, it has to do with technology needs trumping any sense of consumer demand for representation of both genders.

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