27th February 2008

Havok now offers free non-commercial licenses… too little, too late?

Havok, now owned by Intel, is one of the leading providers of physics APIs for games and applications and is now planning to offer it for free for non-commercial use and to “approved game developers on the PC platform” starting in March. It’s unclear why someone would go with Havok though at this point when Ageia, now owned by Nvidia, has their physics … Read the full entry »

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19th February 2008

Alone in the Dark

I was looking at some videos of the new Alone in the Dark video game and it is really impressive. The new inventory system is more realistic and the ability to combine everyday items in multiple ways allows you to really choose how you want to play the game. It reminds me of MacGyver, especially the reliance on “sticky tape”. Also, the graphics are absolutely stunning … Read the full entry »

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11th February 2008

Frets on Fire melts my face

Okay, so Eric C. knows how much I want a console to play Guitar Hero and Rock Band, so he was nice enough to let me know about Frets on Fire when he found out about it. Basically it is a free open-source Guitar Hero clone for the PC. You can either use your Guitar Hero guitars (with some extra software/drivers I assume) or just hold your keyboard upside down and use the F1 through F5 keys as the frets … Read the full entry »

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5th February 2008

Nvidia has acquired physics hardware/API maker Ageia

The rumor from late last month of Ageia being acquired ended up being true, since Nvidia announced today that they are going to acquire Ageia. Since Intel purchased Havok, the other major company making physics APIs and technology, many people expected Ageia to be purchased by another company, AMD being the most recent rumor. This should bring … Read the full entry »

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3rd February 2008

Dear Game Developers, I’m not stupid…

Think of any popular game you’ve played recently like Call of Duty 4, Crysis, Unreal Tournament 3, etc. Every game has some sort of intro level or tutorial to teach you the basics of the gameplay you will be experiencing throughout your digital adventure. Game developers take great care in making sure the learning curve is simple enough that even casual gamers can get the hang of it … Read the full entry »

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3rd February 2008

Dark Sector > Gears of War

I’ve been really excited about Dark Sector since the first time I saw a video for it. Of course, that was back when it was in space and you wore some kind of streamlined suit that looked like the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz on crack. The graphics were decent and you could tell it was all about stealth and melee attacks. Fast forward to today and Dark Sector has a makeover thats just as drastic as Timeshift’s. … Read the full entry »

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