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Phil Turney
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Re: No subject
Jul 31, 2008, 13:42
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Re: No subject Jul 31, 2008, 13:42
Jul 31, 2008, 13:42
 
The advantage of raytracing is that, compared to standard raster graphics, raytracing is massively parallelizable.

Dividing a standard multipass polygon based rendering system across multiple processor cores is very VERY difficult.

The people who do it well charge a fortune for their products, and rightly so.

With raytracing you can very literally divide the scene up into sections, and distribute those segments amongst the cores. They're discrete chunks, each with a pointer to the scene description.

This makes raytracing something that'll be much easier to do in the near future and strongly supports Intel's "more cores" architecture drive, vs AMD's focus on "better cores".

Very interesting indeed. Sounds like it's going to be the future if we've hit the MHz/GHz wall on processors and Intel/AMD/NVIDIA continue down the multi-core path. Almost tempted to play around with some ray tracing code to check it out.

This comment was edited on Jul 31, 13:45.
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Ha
Jul 31, 2008, 11:05
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Ha Jul 31, 2008, 11:05
Jul 31, 2008, 11:05
 
An extra gig for Vista.

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No subject
Jul 30, 2008, 23:03
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No subject Jul 30, 2008, 23:03
Jul 30, 2008, 23:03
 
LoL, how many older franchises has EA let fade into oblivion? I've lost count.

Abandoning the Dungeon Keeper franchise was unforgivable. And their response to a fan request to allow a D3 DK mod was typical EA:

http://www.moddb.com/forum/thread/dungeon-keeper-iii

They don't use IPs. They just hold them so no one else can.

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Hey
Jul 30, 2008, 14:49
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Hey Jul 30, 2008, 14:49
Jul 30, 2008, 14:49
 
Maybe they can sample general chat in WoW for some Ads! Lulz.

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Pokemon
Jul 30, 2008, 11:02
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Pokemon Jul 30, 2008, 11:02
Jul 30, 2008, 11:02
 
After watching the original video of spore and then seeing the recent screenshots, I didn't like the direction it seemed to be taking. This [massive merchandising] only reinforces what I was already thinking.

Spore == Pokemon Creator

The idea of the game sounded great, but I think we're going to be disappointed with what we actually get. Gotta catch em all!

This comment was edited on Jul 30, 11:04.
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Jul 29, 2008, 13:32
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Re: No. Jul 29, 2008, 13:32
Jul 29, 2008, 13:32
 
http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/53905

The panic began yesterday as the newly-formed Activision Blizzard revealed that it would only be publishing five Sierra projects--Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, Ice Age, Prototype and an unannounced title--under the Activision Publishing label.

"We are reviewing our options regarding those titles that we will not be publishing," stated Activision Blizzard.


Since Blizzact isn't publishing Ghostbusters, that leaves only one question...

Who they gonna call?

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No subject
Jul 28, 2008, 11:37
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No subject Jul 28, 2008, 11:37
Jul 28, 2008, 11:37
 
The last ST console port was Star Trek: Legacy. Not a good sign for a franchise that doesn't "dumb down" well.

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No subject
Jul 25, 2008, 18:20
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No subject Jul 25, 2008, 18:20
Jul 25, 2008, 18:20
 
Myth IV !

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Re: No subject
Jul 24, 2008, 20:16
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Re: No subject Jul 24, 2008, 20:16
Jul 24, 2008, 20:16
 
That is a surprise that DVD purchases are so much higher than rental dollars.

Is it really? I'm not surprised at all.

Why pay to rent a DVD when you can probably buy it to keep forever for not much more money, maybe even for the same price depending on the sale? Walmart, amazon, and other stores have DVDs dirt cheap. DVD movies make for simple, yet good gift ideas too. And with a decent DVD player with upconvert technology, it's perfectly acceptable for most people to keep on buying DVDs for their favorite movies or TV shows. Of course, I have a pile of DVD movies I received as gifts that I haven't even bothered to open yet. I haven't gone to a rental place in a long time. It's also amazing how quick movies come out on DVD these days.

This comment was edited on Jul 24, 20:19.
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Re: No subject
Jul 23, 2008, 10:56
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Re: No subject Jul 23, 2008, 10:56
Jul 23, 2008, 10:56
 
If I decide to try out this game, when would you suggest I do so? If we are to believe that "big update" is coming, would trying it after the update be the time? Or is this thing still too messed up to think about playing?

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Re: No subject
Jul 22, 2008, 20:29
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Re: No subject Jul 22, 2008, 20:29
Jul 22, 2008, 20:29
 
I have a hard time believing there is a 50% performance decrease from xp to vista. A least be realistic, i don't even have vista, my roommate does, but based on the benchmarks, its at most 10% and even that's high. as a previous poster stated show the numbers if your gonna make outrageous claims

A new OS isn't supposed to be only as good as what you're currently using. It is supposed to be better. That's right, it's supposed to be enough of an improvement so you'd want to take the time to upgrade. Otherwise, why bother, unless the PC already comes with it installed?

Going from Windows 3.11 to 95, I certainly did do the upgrade. 95 to 98, yup still have the upgrade CD. 98 to ME, no way. I used NT 4.0 for development, then upgraded to 2000 for deveopment purposes. XP? Yes for gaming after XP SP1, much more stable than 98, which was the last gaming OS (2000 was never intended as to be a gaming OS by MS). XP to Vista, only if it was already installed on a new PC. I haven't been this unenthusiastic about upgrading since Windows ME. Vista isn't ME, but it's not as interesting as almost any of the other upgrades either.


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Re: No subject
Jul 22, 2008, 18:59
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Re: No subject Jul 22, 2008, 18:59
Jul 22, 2008, 18:59
 
Why upgrade a gaming PC to Vista? DX10? lulz. Performance? Same as XP at best (ignoring the ongoing driver/compatibility issues with certain games) and a larger memory footprint. Yeah, why not go through all the hassles of upgrading when you get almost nothing for it. Makes no sense.

I have Vista on a laptop thank you very much, only because it's brand new. Vista is nothing special and the security enhancements (UAC) are an annoyance for anyone doing development work. It's the first thing I turned off. Hopefully it'll keep more PC newbies from getting hacked, otherwise I don't need it.

When I put together my next PC, I'll use Vista or Windows 7 if it's out. Until then, there's nothing compelling enough to go through the work of upgrading an existing XP system. It's just that simple.

This comment was edited on Jul 22, 19:04.
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Re: No subject
Jul 22, 2008, 16:11
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Re: No subject Jul 22, 2008, 16:11
Jul 22, 2008, 16:11
 
I'm surprised that MS actually did something. Dropping the subscription fee might actually make it worth looking at.

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Ah Chi Wa Wa
Jul 21, 2008, 16:02
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Ah Chi Wa Wa Jul 21, 2008, 16:02
Jul 21, 2008, 16:02
 
The FDA has found salmonella bacteria on jalapeno peppers imported from Mexico, sources in the industry tell CNN.

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Re: No subject
Jul 21, 2008, 14:11
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Re: No subject Jul 21, 2008, 14:11
Jul 21, 2008, 14:11
 
So in hindsight it sounds like it would have been better for them if they focused on and released Mythos before doing anything else.

This comment was edited on Jul 21, 14:11.
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Re: Mouse
Jul 21, 2008, 11:38
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Re: Mouse Jul 21, 2008, 11:38
Jul 21, 2008, 11:38
 
Seconded.

Touch screens aren't going to replace mice on desktops and I don't see myself using a touch screen on a laptop. Imagine eating Doritos and using your 24" LCD touch screen for a day. Mobile devices with touch screens, sure. Trying to use something like that in a FPS? Not gonna happen.

That SpaceNavigator is similar to the SpaceOrb 360, which was also originally for CAD use and never caught on for anything else (although I did find it handy in games).

This comment was edited on Jul 21, 11:51.
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Jul 18, 2008, 15:23
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Re: Jul 18, 2008, 15:23
Jul 18, 2008, 15:23
 
West coast is the center of the universe when it comes to the game industry. How would moving it to NY do anything positive to the whole thing?

Because it would make it easier for Blue to go. Everyone knows that BN is the center of the PC gaming universe.

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Re: Or maybe...
Jul 18, 2008, 12:44
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Re: Or maybe... Jul 18, 2008, 12:44
Jul 18, 2008, 12:44
 
Sounds like a new game. Where in the world is Roper?

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Re: Here nin
Jul 18, 2008, 11:42
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Re: Here nin Jul 18, 2008, 11:42
Jul 18, 2008, 11:42
 
Lol, stick a couple founders/employees in the water and it's gold! Or maybe some phat lewt in the boat, hehe.

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Re: I love...
Jul 18, 2008, 11:31
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Re: I love... Jul 18, 2008, 11:31
Jul 18, 2008, 11:31
 
Yeah, I was just about to post that one. They're talking about it here too (nice flame fest when ranknoob joins in):

http://www.flagshipped.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=310&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

English is not his primary language.

This comment was edited on Jul 18, 11:34.
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