Posts tagged computer games

Wow, check out those ‘3D’ graphics.
In my mind the graphics in Myst were still amazing, so it’s kind of disappointing to actually see it again and realize how dated it looks now.
This was the 1993 entry for Wired’s ‘Most jaw-dropping game graphics’ list of the last 20 years - check out the full list here.

Wow, check out those ‘3D’ graphics.

In my mind the graphics in Myst were still amazing, so it’s kind of disappointing to actually see it again and realize how dated it looks now.

This was the 1993 entry for Wired’s ‘Most jaw-dropping game graphics’ list of the last 20 years - check out the full list here.

Unreal Engine 3 powered demo runs in standard web browser.
Epic Games has shown off a game built to run in any standards-based browser using HTML5, WebGL and Javascript, without any additional drivers or plugins. The demo of Epic Citadel is based on Unreal Engine 3, which took just four days to port to the web.


"Just like Sony and Microsoft have platforms, the web is now a platform, and if you can build and ship a game, you can have it run in several (and in the future, any) standards-compliant browser and have a great experience," Epic founder Tim Sweeney told Gamasutra last month.
"It marks the end of drivers, installation, all the other weird quirks of legacy game development."


Check out the demo here.

Unreal Engine 3 powered demo runs in standard web browser.

Epic Games has shown off a game built to run in any standards-based browser using HTML5, WebGL and Javascript, without any additional drivers or plugins. The demo of Epic Citadel is based on Unreal Engine 3, which took just four days to port to the web.

"Just like Sony and Microsoft have platforms, the web is now a platform, and if you can build and ship a game, you can have it run in several (and in the future, any) standards-compliant browser and have a great experience," Epic founder Tim Sweeney told Gamasutra last month.

"It marks the end of drivers, installation, all the other weird quirks of legacy game development."

Check out the demo here.

I got out my Commodore 64 this week and amazingly it still all works, even the printer started churning out pages like it had never been stored away for most of the last 25 years!

I bought the system around 2001 from a guy who at that time still used it as his main PC and was finally upgrading.

It’s still in pretty good condition and some boxes even have price tags on - the disk drive was $495 New Zealand dollars when purchased (probably mid 80’s). That’s around US$420 in 1985, or US$915 adjusted for inflation in 2013 - just for the disk drive! Really shows how much prices have come down while performance has gone up!

Video: Activision R&D shows off realistic 3D characters.

This demo shows what can be achieved on current generation Geoforce GTX 680 graphics cards.

The rendering techniques, as well as the animation pipeline are being presented at GDC 2013, “Next Generation Character Rendering” on March 27.
The original high resolution data was acquired from Light Stage Facial Scanning and Performance Capture by USC Institute for Creative Technologies, then converted to a 70 bones rig, while preserving the high frequency detail in diffuse, normal and displacement composite maps.
It is being rendered in a DirectX11 environment, using advanced techniques to faithfully represent the character’s skin and eyes.

List of worthwhile DOS games.
This is neat, I didn’t realize how many recent games go back this far… Grand Theft Auto, Tomb Raider, Sim City all in there.
Check out the full sized image here.

List of worthwhile DOS games.

This is neat, I didn’t realize how many recent games go back this far… Grand Theft Auto, Tomb Raider, Sim City all in there.

Check out the full sized image here.

Nintendo mug is a cup full of awesome.
I’d probably just spill my coffee while trying to enter the Konami Code, but this is still pretty great…
Check it out on Etsy.

Nintendo mug is a cup full of awesome.

I’d probably just spill my coffee while trying to enter the Konami Code, but this is still pretty great…

Check it out on Etsy.

Pac-Garden.
The Pac-Man themed flowerbed has been planted in Wellington, New Zealand, just down the road from where the national museum is holding their Game Masters exhibition.

Pac-Garden.

The Pac-Man themed flowerbed has been planted in Wellington, New Zealand, just down the road from where the national museum is holding their Game Masters exhibition.