It’s about that time: OS X Yosemite is expected to launch sometime in the near future, and now word comes today that Apple has released the Gold Master Candidate to beta users. That means that a final release is fairly near, and that most of the work left to be done will be squashing bugs.
OS X Yosemite brings an array of new features along with flatter, iOS 7-like visual design. Continuity between iOS and Mac is one of the biggest additions, although it appears that significant tweaks will be found throughout. Apple is rumoured to be launching new Mac Mini and iMac with Retina models soon, as well, so perhaps we’ll hear about all of those at an event very soon.
[Source: The Verge]
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There’s a Tetris movie coming
We’re assuming all of the reasonable video game properties worth turning into films were taken when Threshold Entertainment was looking for a new project, because for some reason, iconic line-clearing puzzler Tetris is being turned into a feature film - and a science fiction one, at that.
We’re speechless. But Threshold chairman Larry Kasanoff apparently isn’t: “Everyone knows that Tetris is one of the best known, most beloved brands in the world,” he said in a press release. “What everyone doesn't know yet is this epic sci‐fi story that we’re going to tell. That's what's really exciting."
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Hearthstone getting a major expansion
Blizzard recently confirmed that it canceled its next massively multiplayer online endeavor (which would have been its first successor to World of Warcraft), no doubt in part to the immense success enjoyed by a much smaller, free-to-play card-battling game like Hearthstone.
And soon, Hearthstone will become much larger, thanks to news that a full expansion pack is on the horizon. The free PC and iPad game recently added free and premium content over the span of a few weeks, but the next big content add will be a true expansion with 100+ cards joined by a shared theme. Surely fans are already frothing at the mouths for this one, but there’s no launch target yet.