Game developer Jospeh Whittington took the classic 3D teapot to its fractal conclusion: it's made of 3D teapots.
In this video, the camera configuration of the game Skyrim is modified so that instead of the camera's viewpoint and its pivot point being the same, the camera's viewpoint is moved a few inches forward—like our eyes are relative to our necks. The result is striking, and responses are divided between awe and motion sickness.… READ THE REST
Open Game Art is a fantastic resource for finding pixel art. Eivind Magnus Hvidevold extended it with a killer feature: reverse image search. Whither thou went, sprite? I wanted to build a reverse image search for OpenGameArt as Google Image Search and TinEye don't give good results for it. I had previously generated a huge… READ THE REST
Covid slowed manufacturing, the bitcoin surge made mining profitable again, and bots instantly scalp inventory that shows up. Welcome to the great graphics card shortage. All this has led to some remarkable scenes. In the US, when lockdown restrictions were lighter, people were queuing around the block at electronics retailers or camping overnight, hoping to… READ THE REST
Microsoft has Windows. Apple has Mac OS. Between them, they're the operating systems running 92 percent of the computers in the world. And they were created, developed, owned, and sold as proprietary software by those two companies for use on their particular machines. Linux? Linux is the very definition of a free agent. A versatile,… READ THE REST
Not too many years ago, just about every home had a basic printer for handling a variety of household projects from protecting major documents to printing reports or information from the web. More upscale households even had laser printers or photo quality printers for creating high-end images that were virtually indistinguishable from photographs. That's not… READ THE REST
It may all seem like fun, but game developers don't have it easy. In addition to trying to infuse next-level creativity into the hard-and-fast rigors of coding and unforgiving tech, they're also trying to keep an eye on innovations that could change the whole development arena as we know it. It wasn't all that long… READ THE REST