Be OS gets Net-ready


Be OS gets Net-ready

Be, the operating system provider, will begin offering services based on its BeIA (Be Internet Appliance) OS by the fourth quarter of this year, the company has revealed.

Be was founded by Jean-Louis Gassee, Apple’s former chief technologist, who headed the Mac maker’s research and design department in the 1980s.

BeIA, which was launched in February, is aimed at low-cost appliances, such as Web tablets and entertainment devices for downloading video and audio streams.

Be has signed an agreement with Taiwan-based hardware manufacturer Arima to develop Internet consumer products, which will be sold on to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and other companies. These companies will be free to customize the user interface and branding of the devices, Be said in the statement.

Working with Arima will shorten the time needed to get BeIA-based products in the hands of consumers, according to Jean-Louis Gassée, chairman and chief executive officer of Be.

The companies supporting BeIA include Hitachi, which has licensed BeIA for use in a consumer-information device to be sold to Japanese telecommunications firms. Compaq and Qubit, which makes Web tablets, have also licensed BeIA for use in forthcoming Web appliances.

Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition Revealed For PC | Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition


Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition Revealed For PC | Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition

Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition, considered to be the best Resident Evil title in the series, will make its way to the PC via digital storefront Steam and at retail stores. PC gamers will finally get to enjoy the survival horror game featuring the “highest visual fidelity ever with stunning HD running at a smooth 60 frames per second for the first time.”

The Steam pre-order campaign is now available for those looking to get a jumpstart on their horrific adventure. Pre-orders grant purchasers the digital soundtrack as well as a digital artbook.

Resident Evil 4 will include Steam Achievements, Steam Cloud, Steam Trading Cards, global leaderboards, full game controller support (which it desperately needed), and previously released bonus content, including the Separate Ways epilogue.

Resident Evil 4 HD Ultimate Edition will be available on February 28th for $19.99/€19.99.

Minimum System Requirements:

OS: Windows XP/ Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Processor: Intel CoreTM2 Duo 2.4 Ghz or better, AMD AthlonTM X2 2.8 Ghz or better
Memory: 2 GB RAM / Hard Disk Space: 15 GB free hard drive space
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS or better, ATI RadeonTM HD 4850 or better
DirectX: 9.0c or above / Sound: Standard audio device

Recommended System Requirements:

OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Processor: Intel CoreTM 2 Quad 2.7 Ghz or better, AMD PhenomTM II X4 3 Ghz or better
Memory: 4 GB RAM / Hard Disk Space: 15 GB free hard drive space
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or better

New Titanfall patch releasing today, "private matches, gooser update, and more" says Respawn: Updated


New Titanfall patch releasing today, “private matches, gooser update, and more” says Respawn: Updated

Respawn Entertainment has just announced details regarding upcoming patch for their sci-fi shooter, Titanfall. The update is expected to go live at somepoint later toady, and it will add private matches and few tweaks and improvements here and there.

TitanfallRespawn official Twitter account tweeted: “Update coming later today with private matches, gooser update, etc,”

About gooser update, Respawn Entertainment issued the following press statement: “We are aware that some players have already completed the challenge or earned more than the new requirement. We plan to internally note those players so we can recognize their accomplishments in a future game update.”

We have not yet received official changelog of this upcoming patch. Stay tuned as we will update this post as soon as we get to hear something from Vince Zampella.

UPDATE:

Respawn Entertainment has just released the official changelog. You can read important changes below:

NEW FEATURES (All Platforms)

Private Match (beta) – This is the first public test of our new Private Match mode. This gives you a way to organize matches with and against your friends, for casual or tournament play. Some features are unfinished or not yet implemented, and we welcome your feedback. A few highlights:

  • Private Match supports 2 to 12 players, with 1 to 6 players on each team.
  • You can start a new Private Match lobby by choosing it on the main selection screen (alongside Campaign, MP, and Training). Invite your friends in or have them join you at any time.
  • Choose any of the game’s maps or modes (CTF, Pilot Hunter, etc.) to play in.
  • Choose which team you’re on.
  • There is no XP gain, challenge progress, or achievement unlocking while in a Private Match. For this beta, the Last Game Summary screen will display what you would have earned in normal play outside of Private Match, but be aware that this progress will not be recorded to your lifetime total.
  • For this beta, there is no concept of a “lobby leader”; any player can change game options in the lobby or start/stop the match countdown.
  • All Private Match games are still played on dedicated servers via Xbox Live Cloud Compute, just like normal matches.
  • New options like round time, score limits, and much more will come in future updates.

Read massive changelog HERE.

In another news, take a look at comparison footage of Titanfall Xbox One vs Xbox 360. A lot has been said about game’s visuals/graphics and texure such as “both looks identical to each other” and more. Watch the footage below and decide.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel’s invites us to Claptrap’s mind in Claptastic trailer


Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel’s invites us to Claptrap’s mind in Claptastic trailer

2K and Gearbox Software announced the fourth piece of DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Claptastic Voyage. just a few days ago, and today, they’ve released the first trailer introducing us to it.

Claptastic Voyage will take us through the digital mind of Claptrap as Handsome Jack has found something of use inside the bucket of bolts. The DLC pack will feature an all-new story campaign, unique enemies to battle, and new weapons. The pack will also include the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2, which will raise the game’s level cap to 70, giving each character 10 new skill points to earn.

Claptastic Voyage will be released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on March 24th.