This week the Develop conference has been taking place in Brighton, and Sony have used the event to announce another bit of positive news about the functionality of the PS4.As was the case with the PS3, you can either purchase games on disc or via download. With the PS4 those two options remain, but Sony has confirmed any download games you have linked to your PSN account can be played on any PS4 console. What that means is, you can visit a friend, login to PSN on their console, and download and play your games.The other good news is, you won’t be waiting long for those games to download to your friend’s PS4 before you can start playing. Remember Sony’s “Play as you Download” feature? It will work in this situation, too. So only the first part of the game needs to be downloaded before you can start playing. The rest of the game continues to be pulled down in the background while you play.As games are linked to your PSN login, it means you could (if you trust them completely) share your login with a friend so they can check out the games you own. Sony will surely impose some form of limits, though, such as only allowing one console to be logged into an account at a time.This feature confirmation came via Neil Brown, Sony’s R&D senior team leader. He also explained that the Play as you Download feature isn’t just limited to downloaded content. It works with disc-based games, too. When you start playing a game on Blu-ray, data from the disc will be copied to your PS4’s hard drive in the background. That means load times should be cut significantly once the data transfer is complete.
in Origination, Servicing “”MetLife””:http://www.metlife.com/ originated $11 billion in commercial mortgages in 2011, making last year the largest on record for the life insurer.[IMAGE]The company said in a statement Monday that it achieved the results by signing off on a number of real estate transactions with mortgages roughly equal to $200 million and above.It said that these include $350 million on a loan for commercial real estate in Manhattan; $255[COLUMN_BREAK]million on a mortgage for an office building in Chicago; and super-regional malls based in Denver and Tampa, each worth $360 million and $325 million, respectively.””Capitalizing on the strength of the MetLife lending platform, we were able to originate a significant number of larger loans on trophy office buildings and dominant regional malls in the U.S.,”” Mark Wilsmann, managing director and head of MetLife’s mortgage lending group, said in a statement.Robert Merck, senior managing director and global head of real estate investments for the company, chalked up the results in a statement to “”key guiding principles, which enabled us to strategically navigate through the economic downturn during the past few years and remain an active lender in the market.””The record-breaking loans from last year come on the heels of a pullout by MetLife from the forward mortgage origination business, which the company announced last fall and completed in January.MetLife more recently axed 804 originators in Irving, Texas, where it filed a notice of layoff with state authorities in February. February 27, 2012 490 Views Agents & Brokers Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers MetLife Processing Service Providers 2012-02-27 Ryan Schuette MetLife Lauds Record-Breaking $11B in Commercial Loans Share