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Moving game engines onto center stage

July 28th 2016

Game engine technology is finding new uses in creating visualizations, simulations, virtual reality content, and even filmmaking. At the JPR Siggraph Press Luncheon, 5 creators and technologists shared their ideas on how expectations and technical performance issues are driving the expanded role of game engines in media and entertainment. “We have to stop talking about game engines specifically,” says Jean-Colas Prunier, creative director at Crytek. Game engine technology is now being applied to a wider variety of content creation tasks, as the new middleware in content creation. “We are working with real-time [development] technology.”Continue this article on Graphic Speak

Could 2016 be the make or break year for consumer VR?

Techwatch July 20th 2016

The promise of so many things this year The subject of VR is getting more air time than the U.S. political can­didates, which in itself isn’t a bad thing. Google is going to build a high-end VR HMD—no, wait a minute, they’re not. Steam is going to in­troduce a bunch of new VR games—hold on, are they? The Oculus Touch motion controller will be available in Q4 with the promise of a large selec­tion of compatible games— maybe. The HTC Vive may see an

SLI on Skulltrail – how?

That’s what I wanted to know – how’d you get SLI to work on the 5444 chipset. I asked the folks at Intel. I got shrugged shoulders and apologetic smiles. Not being coy, the people I was talking to just didn’t know, but did, in Click here to read this blog entry

What’s Apple’s next trick? Jon thinks it’s gamey

Apple, which used to be known as Apple Computer, is today possibly one of the greatest consumer electronics companies in the universe. It's interesting and admirable how the Mac transitioned from the computer of choice for artists and photographers to a consumers delight, and didn't lose any of its artist Click here to read this blog entry

A Theory About PC Gaming

A simple proposition: most modern PC gaming requires deeper thought and higher analytical skills than console gaming, and therefore is better for the human brain. Pretty obviously, this is a theory of mine made without scientific research but I'm willing to wager there is a neuroscientist out there who would Click here to read this blog entry

PMA in Las Vegas: new cameras cover old ground

The groundhog poked his nose out of his house and apparently he did not like what he saw — or maybe he did. I get confused. Whatever happened with the U.S. weather rodent, whether he went back in his hole or came out and danced, his priests declared six Click here to read this blog entry

Jon Peddie now has news feeds

Jon Peddie now has news feeds Read the complete article