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Mind blowing physics engine

Thiago Costa has created a physics based demonstrations with Softimage's ICE platform which can only be described as insane. This is probably not real-time, but we are wondering what it would be like to have this level of physics and particle effects in games.

Softimage, is a high-end 3D computer graphics application owned by Autodesk for producing 3D computer graphics, 3D modeling, and computer animation. The software is predominantly used in the film, video game and advertising industries for creating computer generated characters, objects, and environments.

Alien Swarm (Free Game)

Alien Swarm is a game and Source SDK release from a group of talented designers at Valve who were hired from the Mod community.

Deals Include Free Games with Purchase

This weekend, Stardock's Impulse digital distribution service will be giving away free digital copies of the original Assassin's Creed with a purchase of Assassin's Creed II for $39.99.


Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed II and Assassin's Creed

Additionally, Ubisoft is running its own sale on its official PC store, marking down titles from 20% to 67%. Stand-outs include both Assassin's Creed titles for $$30 ($10 less than Impulse) and a Splinter Cell: Conviction bundle including DLC bonuses for $49.99.

Over at Direct2Drive, gamers can snag Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 along with both DLC map packs and a free copy of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare for $89.95.

 
 
 

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