Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall is finally here on the PC and Xbox One, but it looks like the game could eventually make its way to Apple's desktop OS, OS X.
Vince Zampella, CEO of Respawn Entertainment, was asked if Titanfall would make it to the Mac, where he tweeted: "We are talking to Aspyr, they should do it." Aspyr has ported other games over to the PC, such as BioShock: Infinite and Borderlands 2. I would say this tweet could be held against Zampella, as I can't see Microsoft letting one of the biggest, if not the biggest title on the Xbox One to be ported over to Apple's Mac platform.
Maxis is nearly finished with the offline mode for SimCity, with the developer saying the offline mode is "in final testing." SimCity was launched last year, experiencing some truly bad server issues.
EA, to the dismay of its fans, launched SimCity without an offline mode. The company received some bad backlash, and after months of the game being available to consumers, EA and Maxis decided to add offline mode to the urban planning simulation title. The SimCity Twitter account posted today: "Update 10 is in final testing. Almost there Mayors."
Google has just dropped the price on its cloud storage service, Drive, to ridiculous levels. Google provides 15GB of free storage through Drive, but now the company is making it much cheaper to throw more content onto the cloud. Here's the new pricing:
- 15GB - Free
- 100GB - $1.99 a month
- 1TB - $9.99 a month
- 10TB or more - $99.99 a month
Competitors Apple and Dropbox have just had their cloud storage businesses look a little worse today, with Dropbox offering 100GB of cloud storage for $9.99 per month, so Google is really dominating Dropbox here. Previously Google charged $4.99 for the 100GB of cloud storage, so the drop to just $1.99 is a significant one.
Apple charges annually for its iCloud service, at $100 per year for 50GB which means you're paying $8.30 per month. $8.30 per month for 50GB is a much higher price to pay than what Google was offering before its price cuts at 100GB for $4.99 per month, but now at $1.99 per month for 100GB of storage through Drive, Google has really dived out ahead of its competitors.
ASRock has announced that it has partnered up with Kloudian to unveil its own cloud storage service, ASRock Cloud. ASRock Cloud includes a three-year subscription to Orbweb.ME Professional, which is priced at $149.97.
This is a personal cloud storage service which is normally priced at $49.99 per year, as well as one-month upgrade to Orbweb.ME Ultimate, which gives consumers access to a Remote Desktop function. James Wei, the CEO of Kloudian, said: "It is very exciting to work with ASRock, one of the world's largest motherboard manufacturers. With the continued proliferation of mobile devices and the growing demand to 'stay connected', we are proud to provide a powerful and convenient solution to enable users the freedom of their portable device plus the power of their ASRock personal computer."
ASRock Cloud comes in both iOS and Android apps, or you can your web browser on your PC, where you can then remotely power on your PC, stream music, photos and video clips remotely through Orbweb.ME's file Xplorer, at anytime, anywhere. In order to jump in on this, you have to own an ASRock motherboard, and then visit this link for more info.
Lea Michele, who is best known for her role as Rachel Barry on the hit television series Glee, dished to Billboard magazine about her overwhelming desire to join the cast of American Horror Story. According to Lea Michele, she has literally begged Ryan Murphy, who is the creator, writer, director, and producer (talented fellow) of both Glee, and American Horror Story, to let her in on an upcoming season of American Horror Story. According to Lea Michele (via Billboard):
"I've basically talked to him about it every day. If I could get my fans to start working on that for me, that would be great. I've been literally begging him. But it would probably have to be for their season five, or something like that. I think it would be a great opportunity for people in the acting world to see."
What exactly could Lea Michele have to offer a dark, hellish, nuanced-gothic television show like American Horror Story? Well, by looking at her track record, quite a lot.
League of Legends professional gamer Cheon 'Promise' Min-Ki attempted suicide by jumping from a twelve story building after he revealed an eSports match-fixing and scam via Reddit. Currently, the South Korean based gamer is in a serious condition.
Promise was a part of an eSports team where he claimed that it was nothing more than a scam. The gamer confessed that he and his team mates were told that they will receive cash sponsorships and computers. But what he came to know later that the sponsors will only give them gaming gear in exchange for the rights to the team's brand name.
He added,"Our manager Noh had lied to us, and took out a loan to pay for our housing, living expenses, computers, and even our salaries. He was planning on placing illegal bets on eSports games and fixing them to win back the borrowed money and make a profit."
Razer updated its Blade series thin-for-a-gaming-laptop system with the newer GTX 800M series video card, and its 14" model using a QHD+ resolution.
To maintain a particular form-factor, design and maintaining aesthetics true to Razer's brand name, it goes without saying that the company will spend a lot of money on research and development. Its now known that Razer spent $380,000 for redesigning the standard USB port's colour.
Razer didn't do any changes to the USB as a hardware, but wished to replace the USB 3.0's blue plastic colour to a custom one that fitted with their brand's theme: black and acidic green.
Stanford University surgeon Dr. Homero Rivas and other medical experts across the country hope to use Google Glass and augmented reality solutions to aid in medical procedures.
Dr. Rivas and his assistant demonstrated, for example, how Glass can be used to enhance medical procedures with step-by-step images and demonstrations - during a presentation that was streamed to medical experts across the world.
"You don't need to go in blind anymore," said Dr. Rivas in an interview with VentureBeat. "Now, we have an educated impression of where a mass is. We can better understand exactly where to make an incision so we can create less trauma."
Online retailer NoMoreRack.com was hit by a second reported data breach in the past seven months, and has been notified by Discover regarding customer card data has been compromised, according to a report on the KrebsOnSecurity website.
Following the first reported attack, NoMoreRack teamed with information security compliance company Trustwave, and the forensic audit turned up "no clear cut evidence" of a successful data breach.
"So, as of last week, we engaged with Trustwave again to undergo another audit," said Vishal Agarwal, NoMoreRack Director of Business Development, in a statement. "We have been hearing the complaints from banks, but apart from that, and we've done our analysis and due diligence, and there is nothing seriously we can find that may have resulted in customer cards being compromised."
Today, the Central Bank of Singapore announced that it will now regulate all virtual currency intermediaries that operate and do business within the country's borders. The country says that this move will address concerns over money laundering, and terrorism funding. Starting today, Bitcoin Exchanges, virtual currency ATM's and vending machines that accept Bitcoins or other virtual currencies will have to verify the identity of its customers and report all transactions that seem suspicious in nature.
This aligns Singapore with US efforts to bring regulation to the wild west that is cryptocurrency, but this regulation does not mean that there will be any form of safeguards extended to investors like their are in traditional investments made with analog money. This means that while regulators wish to control the currency, they do not wish to protect its investors against collapse, theft, or loss due to natural disasters.