"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.
"Last week I wrote about the option in Star Wars: The Old Republic to torture a slave companion named Vette by shocking her with a shock-collar and making her watch as your Sith Warrior had sex with the widow of a man you’d just killed. I said this was a sign that games and the gaming industry still have a long way to go when it comes to issues like sexism and violence against women. Many people disagreed. To be fair, it’s not a black and white issue by any means.."
It's time for the computing industry to take the leap into parallel processing.
For the past four decades explosive gains in computing power have contributed to unprecedented progress in innovation, productivity and human welfare. But that progress is now threatened by the unthinkable: an end to the gains in computing power.
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