Futuremark will use PhysX in its upcoming first-person shooter video game called Shattered Horizon. PhysX will be used to create a perfect zero-gravity experience to the gamer.
pcgameshardware.com has a set of impressive screenshots of Heavy Rain, a game developed by Quantic Dream, a French team (yes!).
On some other screenshots, face rendering is less realistic, anyway, Quantic Dream has done a good job. There are also 3 videos on this page.
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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.
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.
Id Software has just released two new Rage screenshots. John Carmack stated during QuakeCon that the Xbox 360 version of Rage would look the worst due to the game’s assets needing to be compressed heavily to fit them onto two DVDs.
This video shows Pandora devboard @ 600MHz running some Quake2 demos. The game is rendering to 320×240 (scaled to fit screen) in pure software mode.
The Pandora is an upcoming handheld game console and will have an open source, Linux-based OS. The Pandora is designed to be a handheld game console, with PDA capabilities.
More information HERE.
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
NVIDIA’s latest graphics cards and chips throw down the gauntlet to Intel and AMD. Go behind the scenes with this guide to the big technologies including PhysX, CUDA, and games like Far Cry 2 and S.T.A.L.K.E.R Clear Sky.
Read the complete article HERE.
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.