A short history of video game graphics..Posted by Stealth on Saturday February 9, 2013 @ 04:04pm
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2 hours, covering 2000-2013.. including all sorts of games along the same. All done via nvidia cards, it's long but pretty cool. Skip around and see some of the old performance and game demos and marvel at how impressive graphics have become.
And PS - go play FarCry3.. it's bad ass. very very pretty and great game play.
Black MesaPosted by Krux on Friday September 14, 2012 @ 03:21pm
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It's finally released, and free.
Black Mesa (formerly Black Mesa: Source) is a Half-Life 2 total conversion remaking of Valve Software's award-winning PC game, Half-Life.
Utilizing the Source engine, Black Mesa will reintroduce the player as Doctor Gordon Freeman, along with the original cast of memorable characters and environments seen in Half-Life. Black Mesa was built and founded on the basis that Half-Life: Source didn't fully live up to the potential of a Source engine port of Half-Life. As such, Black Mesa was founded to fully reconstruct the Half-Life universe utilizing Source to its fullest potential in terms of art detail, level sizes and code features. It should be noted that the project is being built from the ground up and is not a simple port of Half Life maps and models into the Source Engine. The idea is to remake the storyline used in Half Life into a new polished Source Engine version with new models, maps, soundtrack, voice acting and textures.
This is worth sharing, about having a lightsaber motion tracking gamePosted by unicron on Friday November 11, 2011 @ 12:28pm
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LucasArts has been trying, and dramatically failing, to get lightsabers right in video games for several decades now. Roughly half of all current video game players would never buy another game if you could give them a real-time lightsaber emulator. It's literally all some of us are waiting for. If a game studio could adopt this technology into a Bushido-blade-like fighting game, wherein the player bats away lasers, parries incoming enemy saber blows and callously lops off Sith hands with 1:1 accurate motion capture, the amount of money suddenly flowing into their pockets would offset the weight of the Earth and throw it out of its orbit, sending us all slowly drifting into the sun.
And we wouldn't give 2 shits. Because lightsabers.
How do I get to the games board?Posted by radioscooter on Friday June 17, 2011 @ 01:42pm
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Sorry. Newbie crap. Please advise where to post this. Thx.
I am hosting an evening ZORK marathon for 6 budding 10-14 year old RPG geeks here. I think we're/they're going to make it thru Zork I pretty quickly. Does anyone know where I can find an online save/restore version of Zork II?
I am playing them thru http://thcnet.net/zork but I didn't see an option for a Zork 2 (or 3 etc)
Dante's InfernoPosted by Hitmeup on Tuesday May 24, 2011 @ 04:19pm
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So i get down to Dante's Inferno and its all like
You are outside a large gateway, on which is inscribed:
"Abandon every hope, all ye who enter here."
The gate is open. Through it you can see a desolation, with a pile of
mangled corpses in one corner. Thousands of voices, lamenting some
hideous fate, can be heard.
The way through the gate is barred by evil spirits, who jeer at your
attempts to pass.
and there is a wall to the north, south, and west, and an invisible force preventing me from entering the gate to the east. help?
Portal in ten minutesPosted by Krux on Sunday December 12, 2010 @ 10:12am
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This is a portal speed run done in ten minutes. The guy makes use of all kinds of game glitches to speed through levels.