Items tagged with GDC

Creating a stable economy in an online game is difficult to do – and the only people surprised to discover that were Diablo’s game director and the higher ups at Blizzard, it turns out. The game’s auction houses, which let players... Read more...
Intel used the backdrop of the Game Developer’s Conference to announce some new developer tools, graphics drivers, and features available in the graphics engine of upcoming, Haswell-based 4th... Read more...
Before you read any further, be sure you have a clean pair of underpants to change into, because this is the sort of thing that can make you soil yourself in excitement. Lest you think we're being absurd, consider that NVIDIA just put the smackdown... Read more...
Fans of the reimagined Battlestar: Galactica TV series and its spinoff Caprica have another title to look forward to in a few months. At GDC last week, German game-developer Bigpoint announced it's developing a BSG-themed MMO designed for... Read more...
Just this past week, the Game Developers Conference was held in downtown San Francisco, CA. If you're unfamiliar with GDC, it is the "world's largest professionals-only game industry event." In other words, everyday gaming enthusiast can't just walk... Read more...
Just this past week, the Game Developers Conference was held in downtown San Francisco, CA. If you're unfamiliar with GDC, it is the "world's largest professionals-only game industry event." In other words, everyday gaming... Read more...
It wasn't supposed to happen this way. Back when all three consoles were just spec sheets and demo units it was Microsoft vs. Sony and Blu-ray vs. HD DVD. Even the pundits who thought the Wii's motion control interface could win it market share... Read more...
AMD Demonstrates Optimized Executions of Havok Middleware on AMD platforms – Balanced Platform of CPU + GPU Processing Delivers Optimal Game Experience – SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - March 26, 2009 - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE: AMD) and... Read more...
Fileshack has a new video showcasing Crytek's CryEngine 2 game engine, which will be featured in the upcoming DX10 shooter Crysis. If you haven't seen what this game engine can do or what Crysis looks like in action, do youself a favor and give this 126MB video a download.  The visual effects are so good, I'll... Read more...
A great deal of noise has been made regarding Sony's lack of using HDMI for the SDK systems being shown at GDC. With each station being equipped with two HDMI-capable Sony displays, a single PS3 SDK, and one or two PC's hidden under the cabinet, it certainly was rather odd to see any connection other than HDMI... Read more...
We've posted up detailed coverage of Ageia's PhysX launch details at GDC.  Stop on by to see where Ageia is today, what makes the technology tick and where the industry is headed in the fully interactive world of real-time dedicated physics processing.  ... Read more...
In 2002, AGEIA's founders broke into the gaming industry with the intention of revolutionizing the way PC games would be played. Focusing their attention on the notion of in-game physics, the ultimate goal was to bring a new level of realism to the latest and greatest titles on the horizon. In short, the company... Read more...
Good afternoon to all of you, it's certainly a great afternoon for me. According to FedEx, my Athlon 64 package is supposed to arrive today. With all of my excitement, I realize I'm still a little kid a Christmas time. The cold weather, the snow... Read more...
In recent months, Intel's i915G/P and i925X chipsets have taken center stage as the premier chipsets for the Intel P4 desktop platform.  With the new "Grantsdale" and "Alderwood" chipsets came the next major shift in... Read more...