Posts Tagged ‘video game’

Pre-Sim’ed and Realtime Physics in Uncharted 2

Over at Develop, they have an exclusive excerpt from Ballistic Publishing’s ‘Art of Uncharted 2’, where they get very in-depth on the creation of some of the iconic scenes from Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.  I really loved the opening where they discuss the marriage of presimulated physics run in Maya to real-time physics done via […]

MAIET and WeMade Choose Autodesk Kynapse

MAIET Entertainment is working on ‘GunZ2: The Second Duel”, and WeMade Entertainment is working on a new MMORPG codenamed “LF”, and both have settled on Autodesk’s Kynapse AI middleware to drive the games.  It’s a no-brainer of a choice so that now they can dedicate engineering resources to more important systems, and leave the AI […]

Star Wars: The Old Republic Cinematic Trailer

I had the opportunity to see this earlier this week at an event with Tim Miller celebrating the 20th anniversary of 3dsMax.  This trailer was created by Blur Studios for Bioware, to accompany the upcoming release of the new Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO.  Made entirely in 3dsMax, it’s action packed and beautiful. You […]
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Zoic Studios Trailer for Kingdoms or Amalur: Reckoning

At Comic Con, a star-studded panel announced a new video game from the minds of Todd McFarlane (Spawn), Ken Rolston (Elder Scrolls IV), and R.A. Salvatore (Best-selling author) called “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning”. “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning,” developed by Maryland-based Big Huge Games, is a new single-player action-RPG sprung from the minds of three of […]


NASA Copies Americas Army with Moonbase Alpha

A new free download popped up on Steam last week called ‘Moonbase Alpha’, using the Unreal engine to create a short game where you attempt to repair a crippled lunar base.  The project is an experiment by NASA to see if they can raise interested in the Space Program the same way America’s Army is […]

Intel’s ‘Project Offset’ First Person Shooter Canned

Back when Intel’s project Larrabee was going to revolutionize the computer graphics space and crush all of their competition with a single blow, Intel made the not-so-surprising move of acquiring a game development company (Offset Software) to create a secret game to demonstrate the hardware.  Called “Project Offset”, a few videos leaked out but nothing […]


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Valve Demos Portal 2 at E3 2010

Valve has released some of the first footage of the new Portal 2 at E3 this week, demonstrating some of the new characters and tricks you’ll get to try as GlaDOS rises again the rebuilds the lab.


Stereoscopic 3D Gaming on PlayStation 3 Available Tomorrow

The Playstation Online system is down today for “maintenance”, but it seems it’s really to prep the system for the first four stereoscopic games for the platform, which come out tomorrow! * WipEout HD (full game): Experience the adrenalin rush of navigating the twists and turns of futuristic racetracks at breathtaking speeds like never before. […]

Hybride on Assassin’s Creed

To help drive up the buzz around the release of Assassin’s Creed II, Hybride was hiring to create 3 short films to build some backstory and set the mood for the new game.  These 3 films encompassed 750 VFX shots, and in an interview with fxguide they discuss how they did it. fxg: How did […]


Ubisoft Montreal on HumanIK in Assassin’s Creed II

When Ubisoft prepared to create the sequel to Assassin’s Creed, they found themselves in need of some improved human animation software and turned to Autodesk’s HumanIK package. “In the first version, the NPCs were limited to chase scenarios,” says Therien. “In the new version, they are right there in your face, which requires more precise […]


AMD has launched a new web site called Activate!. This web site is targeted towards teenagers. The idea is to get them to design and program their own video games. Specifically, they want to strengthen the science, technology, engineering and math skills of the teenagers playing the game. To use an analogy, they are hiding […]