Mac OS 8.x-9.x and OS X versions of the Stargazer’s Delight 6.0 astronomical desktop planetarium have been released.
The program offers views of the sky for any date and location on Earth.
All stars up to magnitude ten can be viewed – and are displayed with their names and distances from Earth in light-years. Other viewable entities include the Sun, the Moon, the planets, asteroids, and hundreds of deep-space objects such as galaxies, clusters, and nebulæ.
Stargazer’s Delight contains all the constellations and their boundaries; supplies information on each star; and shows the phases of the moon and the brightness of the planets.
Changes in version 6.0 include full OS X support, code revisions, and other small improvements and enhancements.
Stargazer’s Delight is available in English and German, and costs $29 for a single license.
Developer Ruedi Schmid has made a free evaluation copy of Stargazer’s Delight 6.0 available for download. This only shows the brightest stars from a limited number of locations. Registering unlocks the full catalogue of 260,000 stars.
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.
Respawn 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.
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.
The release of the much awaited game title from Rockstar LA Noire has been delayed now it is expected to be release until Spring 2010. A Xbox 360 World magazine report this delay in the release of LA Noire. However the magazine doesn’t gave any reason for this delay in the release.
Before this the Publisher Take-Two had said that LA Noire will release during its Q4 which ends 31st October 2010. Rockstar on this only give this response, “There is no publicly announced release date for L.A. Noire and we do not comment on rumour or speculation.”