Development of Steam for Linux has grown considerably in recent months. Last week Valve enabled user registration and yesterday evening released the first beta limited customer . The U.S. company did not specify how many people had access to the software, but said that there were over 60,000 registered.
The development version was released with Team Fortress 2, but also appeared a list of two dozen playable titles from Linux. Valve also included support for Big Picture
, how to play using a controller and a television. This is what he said Gabe Newell, president of the developer, about the release:
This is a great achievement in the development of PC games. Steam users asked us Playable support for Linux, and today we are happy to bring rich entertainment formats and our user community to this open platform and customer-friendly.
later, was released Steam for Linux supports Ubuntu 12.04 or higher . Valve promised to expand into other distributions, prioritizing the most feedback from the users. Anyway the company’s effort, at least for now, was focused on software from Canonical.
If Steam were to try but have not yet received your invitation, do not worry. Access to beta be expanded in the short term
and will reach more than 60,000 registered users. Finally we have to tell an important development for community gamers Linux: NVIDIA GeForce launched new R310 drivers, performance improvements and shorter load. To develop drivers U.S. firm was assisted by Valve and other leading companies in the field playable. Track | Valve.
In May we advance them some details of Black Ops II, the new series of the Call of Duty franchise. The premiere of the newly videjuego expected for November 13, although there are news about limited editions prepared for the occasion . Activision always takes pains with accompanying packages and their games are no exception.
The most complete version was named Care Package
fans thinking Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Most notable is distributed in a special box and includes a remote aerial drone: the MQ-27 quadricopter Dragonfire
. It also offers several downloadable content as two maps, weapons camouflage, a copy of the soundtrack, dynamic themes for PS3 and Xbox 360 zombie avatar, among others. Anyone interested in this package must aside $ 180 for it. If not interested in aerial drone can choose Hardened Edition
in exchange for $ 100 less. This version has the same content of the Care Package, except for the MQ-27 Dragonfire. PC users were not forgotten by Activision. Computer Editing called Digital Deluxe
and provides a code for World at War, plus maps and other downloadable content are not exclusive to consoles. The collector’s editions for Call of Duty: Black Ops II and can be booked from the official website. Meanwhile I leave a video of the “unboxing” of the Care Package. Click here to watch the video
Track | Call of Duty.
Windows 8 RT hit the market as the operating system for tablets with ARM hardware. According to a report from China Times , Microsoft will limit the number of companies able to manufacture equipment compatible with that software. The restriction will last at least until January next year.
According to available information, the Redmond wanted to work with frontline companies to not wasting resources research and development. For this reason they asked three manufacturers of chips that will select the firms that wish to interact.
Texas Instruments chose Toshiba, NVIDIA did the same with Lenovo and ASUS, while Qualcomm bent by Samsung and HP. However, Hewlett Packard left the program with Windows 8 tablets RT to focus on x86. If the information is correct, Dell can take the place vacant .
While the companies mentioned are very important, only ASUS (besides Microsoft) has confirmed creating Windows 8 tablets with RT. For now we have to wait until October 26th next to see if all the above companies put ARM hardware equipment for sale.
If Microsoft opens licensing its OS to other companies, the bulk of tablets with Windows 8 RT could appear at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Track | China Times | Engadget | The Verge.