Ok this isnt the post that i had in mind and i certainly didnt expect to be posting again so soon but i thought this news was rather important.
I like many people love to use the bbc iplayer it is simply a great thing to have installed on your pc. When it first came out it was windows pc only its certainly moved on since then expanding on to the wii and recently officaly the playstation 3.
The bbc announced to day in a news item on there news webpage [link] that the iplayer is now available on both mac and linux operting systems.
The new version of the iPlayer has been written with Adobe’s AIR technology which aims to make it possible to create applications that can be downloaded to your computer, rather than just embedded in browser web pages as is possible with the widely used Flash software.
Those who want to try the new version can get a trial version from the Labs section of the iPlayer site.
A beta version of the BBC iPlayer Desktop that uses the Adobe AIR technology was made available on 18 December with a finished version likely to be released in February 2009.
I certainly will be checking out the linux version and i hope that it will be just as good as the pc one.
Towards the end of november i bit the bullet and shelled out for a Playstation 3 and to put it simply its awsome.
But that’s not really what i want to talk about as such. Today I learnt that Gran Turismo [which if you don’t know, is supposedly the worlds most popular racing game series and is exclusive to the Sony Playstation ] And BBC Worldwide have teamed up and will be releasing 40 episodes of top gear on Grand Turismo TV [GT TV] which is a new feature to be introduced on the playstation network and which will also be able to be used to keep up to date with motoring news which frankly is awesome.
But not only that the test track which is used for the series and is raced on ever week by Clarkson, Hammond and May not to mention dozens of celebrity’s in a reasonably priced car [ not at the same time. Althought….] Will be available to race in Gran Turismo 5.
Now i was already planning on getting GT5 as they are always great but all this has made me very excited for the next version in the series where as before i was only excited.
This sort of thing could really hope shift consoles and i hope other game developers and even sony take notice it will be very interesting to see the numbers when this game is finally released some time in 2008.