"At the Game Developers’ Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, the French game studio Quantic Dream showcased “Kara”, a tech demo of their latest performance capture and graphical rendering engine. As well as creating formally innovative video games, Quantic Dream also provides performance capture services for the film industry. Therefore, it is not particularly surprising that they wanted to highlight their ability to push the envelope on creating realistic digital actors.
"Blizzard sent over a press release announcing that approximately 600 employees will be let go on a global scale. The company determined this was necessary after conducting a review of its business based on current organizational needs. Approximately 90-percent of the affected employees will come from departments not related to game development."
"Sony has recently reported sales numbers of its second-generation mobile gaming console, the PlayStation Vita (PSVita), have reached 1.2 million globally, boosted by the recent launch in Americas, Europe and PAL territories on Wednesday, February 22, 2012.
"To celebrate the launch of the PS Vita in Singapore, Sony Computer Entertainment is having a roadshow on the ground floor of 313 Somerset in Orchard Road. The roadshow will be held from today till Sunday, 26 February."
"Forbes said that its Read’s job to make sure AMD doesn’t screw up its slate of new products-which includes a hush-hush effort to put its graphics chips in Sony’s still-unannounced new game console. This means that a Playstation 4 could be coming soon, and Sony has dropped NVIDIA’s chips from its console."
"Futuremark Games Studio released the Unstoppable Gorg Demo that is free to play for both the PC and Mac. The demo is available on Steam for both PC and Mac, and there are also standalone versions available: http://www.unstoppablegorg.com/get/pcdemo for the PC, and http://www.unstoppablegorg.com/get/macdemo for the mac. With 4 levels from the full game (including the movies of course), corresponding challenges and Arcade mode, you can begin your career in stopping the unstoppable at your leisure."
"During a presentation at the DICE 2012 summit, Epic’s Tim Sweeney claims that the new Unreal 4 Engine requires 2.5 teraflops of power for what Epic believes the next generation of graphics running on its engine will look like. To put that into perspective, the current Xbox 360 only yields about .25 teraflops of power. This is clearly not enough to power the future of gaming with the current Xbox 360 console. Of course, you could maybe network 10 Xbox 360s together to get enough power."
"Confessed right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik has told police that he was “addicted to computer games,” spending thousands of hours online before he bombed Norway’s government headquarters and gunned down Labour Party summer campers. Newspaper Aftenposten reported that coppers have found logs indicating that Breivik spent even more time on computer games than he’d admitted. He told coppers that he spent around 8,700 hours playing the games between 2006 and 2010. Police found that between November 2010 and April 2011, Breivik spent 500 hours playing “World of Warcraft” alone."
"A 100-year-old woman who plays her Nintendo DS on a daily basis suggests that the secret to old age might be gaming, which helps keep her mind active."
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