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Dev.Mag: Game Developers Free Online Magazine

Dev.Mag is a free online magazine for game developers.
Filled with tutorials, features, interviews, tech-pieces and so much more!

Contents of the issue # 24:
– Interview with German developers, Irrgheist.
– Blender App Engine introduction
– Penny Arcade Adventures review
– A guide to home-made sound effects for your games
– And much, much more.

Issue 24 can be directly download but to enjoy the other issues, just subscribe at Dev.Mag.

Far Cry 2 PC Specifications Revealed

Far Cry 2 public presentation at DreamHack Summer 2008:

Here are the minimum and recommended system specifications for playing Far Cry 2 revealed in FC2 developers blog:

  • Minimum: Pentium 4 3.2 Ghz, Pentium D 2.66 Ghz, AMD Athlon 64 3500+ or better, 1GB RAM, NVidia 6800 or ATI X1650 or better – Shader Model 3 required + 256MB VRAM, DVD-ROM, 12GB free HDD space
  • Recommended: Intel Core 2 Duo Family, AMD 64 X2 5200+, AMD Phenom or better, 2GB RAM, NVidia 8600 GTS or better, ATI X1900 or better + 512MB VRAM, Sound: 5.1 sound card recommended.


Hardware of the Casual Gamer

Unity3D has publihed the result of their hardware survey. Unity3D targets the casual gamer and here are some pictures about what is graphics card of the casual gamer:

Casual gamers are really not interested to performance since around 3% of them haven’t graphics drivers… Most of the graphics cards are integrated chipsets (Intel, S3) and the first decent graphics card is the GeForce 8600 with is ranked 15.
via drawlogic

John Carmack Loves its iPhone

John Carmack loves his iPhone and wants to make a game for that device that would be a graphical tour de force (I like this kind of french expressions in english sentences). I guess, given the limited hardware features of the iPhone, Carmack likes this kind of challenge. So let’s prepare for the next accelerometer-controlled Doom-like…

Read more HERE, HERE and HERE.

Related links:
Carmack says iPhone is “more powerful than a Nintendo DS and PSP combined”

PC is still the Platform of Choice for Gaming

In light of the ongoing debate whether PC Gaming is dying, Dutch mainstream news site nu.nl examines a study by Forrester suggesting the PC is still the platform of choice for 60% of Europe’s gamers.

Out of 14.000 interviewed Europeans, 72% indicated to play computer games. 60% of these said to primarily play games on their PC, while a third play their games on a console. Gaming on mobile phones is also on the rise, with 27% of the interviewed gamers indicating they also regularly play on their mobile device.