updated 04:17 pm EDT, Sun September 23, 2012
Call of Duty: Black Ops arrives on Mac September 27
Aspyr is releasing popular shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops for the Macintosh. The game will include the First Strike downloadable content package, with the last two DLC packages available before Christmas as a single package for $25. The game requires a minimum 2.4 GHz processor, 4GB of RAM, and a Radeon HD 3870 or Nvidia 650M or greater. Until release, the three other Call of Duty titles are half off. Call of Duty: Black Ops will ship on September 27 and retails for $50 on the Mac App Store and Steam, or for $45 on Aspyr's GameAgent.
Corel unveils Roxio Game Capture HD Pro video capture device
Corel has announced the Roxio Game Capture HD Pro, a way for gamers to capture, edit, and share, their best gaming moments all in HD. The package includes capture hardware that encodes in H.264, enabling it to record in 720p and 1080 60i/30p. A new partnership with Twitch allows users to live stream directly to their channel without having to leave the application. Both HDMI and Component video capture is possible with the device, and while recording, users can enter full screen mode on the capturing computer to see the ongoing gameplay. Roxio Game Capture HD PRO is compatible with Windows 8 and works with Windows XP or greater and is available now for $150.
Limited Xbox Live outage for some Time Warner customers continues
According to Time Warner and Microsoft, "a subset" of users haven't been able to connect to Microsoft's Xbox Live gaming service since noon on Saturday. The outage isn't geographically focused, nor limited to a "tier" of subscribers. Both Time Warner and Microsoft blame the other company, with each claiming that the problem doesn't involve its hardware of software. According to Microsoft, "If you're having issues connecting to Xbox LIVE and are using the Time Warner ISP, thank you for being patient and sticking with us while we work out the problem. Rest assured we are still working hard alongside Time Warner to fix it as quickly as we can. We will continue to update you as new information becomes available." Electronista has contacted Microsoft for details, and this posting will be updated as events warrant.