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Graphics With Unlimited Detail Is On Developement

3D graphics have for many years now are made from polygons, flat shapes fitted together to form objects. There have been some experiments with other approaches as well, but for the most part, polygons were seen as the way forward. New consoles and graphics cards were marketed based around how many polygons they could push around the screen at once, and it looked like the industry had settled on a good solution.

Enter an Australian company called Euclideon, who were unconvinced that polygons were the future. Last year, they decided to work on a fundamental reimagining of how graphics were drawn. Taking inspiration from the world of scientific and medical imaging, which uses tiny atoms or “point cloud data” rather than polygons, Euclideon claimed that it could produce a potentially unlimited level of detail in real time.

One year on, Euclideon hasn’t finished its tech, but it has certainly made a huge amount of progress. To demonstrate the power of its system, it’s created a 1 km square island that would be made of 21,062,352,435,000 polygons using conventional drawing methods. By using its proprietary “polygon conversion engine” Euclideon has converted these polygons to a scale of 64 atoms per cubic millimeter — this is small enough for you to be able to zoom right down and look at individual grains of dirt on the ground. All this running at 20fps in software and potentially much higher when taking advantage of specialist graphics hardware.

Euclideon’s technology allows the ability to scan real 3D objects into a virtual world. Previously, this produced models far too high in geometry and polygon counts to be practical for gaming, but the atom-based system of drawing potentially makes for graphics with an unprecedented level of detail.

Euclideon claims that its software development kit will be finished and in the hands of the games industry within the next few months. Only then will we be able to tell if its claim that their system is the “biggest breakthrough since 3D graphics” holds any water, it certainly looks like a potentially exciting development.

Source: Pcworld

Next Generation Gaming Consoles Are In Developement!

Well guys we have been hearing for a while in the about Nintendo’s new console successor to the Wii. It is also been given the name Project Cafe, we ourselves have done some overview in the past. Back then the release dates were not clear, well now Nintendo says it will be released on spring 2012.

Well, when the most selling console company is off the mark saying that they are bringing the next console; Well its rivals Microsoft and Sony also gave up some details of it.

Sony actually revealed the successor to the PlayStation 3 is currently in development at its company’s investor meeting .

Executive vice president and chief financial officer Masaru Kato was asked to explain the rising research and development costs for the company’s fiscal year. “In the game segment, we have the NGP to launch later this year. So we have development expenses to be incurred for this product,” he explained.

“For the home console, the PS3 still has a product life, but this is a platform business, so for the future platform when we will introduce the product I cannot discuss but development work is underway, so the costs are incurred there.”

Meanwhile, Microsoft began hiring for its “next generation console” this past March. No official words from Microsoft thought.

So people start gathering money in your ” Piggy Bank’s”, In E3 we might see some new consoles.

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iPad Games That Would Make You An Hit With The Ladies!

Guys you have an iPad and everyone thinks your cool, but still you can’t find an way to impress the Ladies with it. So what is the worth of buying this high priced piece of equipment that doesn’t satisfy your essential need for your life. Well that’s why Apple got some neat Games and Apps. to make you look cool in front of the Ladies. Let us show you guys some Apps. that would make you move with the Ladies like James Bond does.

1. Harbor Master HD

This game first and foremost is that it is absolutely free. It is like series of multiple colored boats that coming towards an harbor and you need to guide them to their appropriate harbor according to their colors with your fingers by the way. Just ask the Girl ” Do you like water?”. In no time she will hooked with the game and when the boat numbers increases, you and the girls hand will be touching each other. PRETTY NEAT.

2. What’s The Difference

This cost you an price of $3.99 so its little you will need to spend to hook up with the girl you like. Well nothing comes cheap right? In this game you need work as an team to spot the difference between two images that are displayed side by side. When the game gets hectic you will forget everything and you’ll be make an move like telling her ” Whoa! your pretty good at this.”. And you can also show the girl that you are pretty smart. Well, if you spot them first.

3. Little Things

This game will cost you about $2.99. This actually needs pretty good team work to find items that is disguised into an large picture of an Animal or any object. Easily with this game you can make any girl hooked up. And when the game gets rolling I’m sure the girl would say ” Can I play with your LITTLE THINGS!”. Whoosah! achievement unlocked as of hooking up with the girl.

Well guys finally an useful thing from an Gizmo that will actually solve your essential need in life. My friends I gave you an idea and the rest is yours. Please sure to comment on your experience or you have any other games to show off.

Project Cafe: Nintendo’s Next Gaming Console For Masses

Project cafe is the name for the next generation Nintendo console successor to the Wii. Now we got some info on what this baby packs in its hardware. From what we have heard is that it packs quiet a punch. We also got the pricing and the specs of the console as well.

From what we have got is that the next Nintendo console will be priced at $350 to $500, which is actually way better compared to the PS3 launch price of whooping $600. The console will me made by an Taiwanese company called Foxconn as early as this October. The release of this console is expected it to be on as early 2012.

The system will be based on a revamped version of AMD’s R700 GPU architecture, not AMD’s Fusion technology as previously believed, which will, as previously reported, out perform the PlayStation 3′s nVidia 7800GTX-based processor. Like the Xbox 360, the system’s CPU will be a custom-built triple-core IBM PowerPC chipset, but the clocking speeds will be faster. The system will support 1080p output with the potential for stereoscopic 3D as well, though it has not been determined whether that will be a staple feature.

The console size is kinda big similar to the original Xbox 360. And it also resembles the old console by Nintendo (The SNES).

Nintendo is considering naming the console Stream, though it is potentially one of several names currently being vetted by the company. This is the info we got, and please do tell us what do you think of the new console from Nintendo and if you guys get any new info or updates do share with us by commenting below.

nVidia’s Fastest Dual-GPU Graphics Card Released

Finally we have the dual-GPU variant of the nVidia’s GTX series. We also have done some benchmarks of the GPU done as well with the Radeon HD 6990. The nVidia’s dual-GPU card beats the AMD’s currently fastest GPU ( HD 6990 ) with an considerable margin in some games. But in some games the AMD stands out as well.

This result is kind of even at the mark, because some game utilizes the nVidia’s technology like SLI, Physx etc;. Where as in AMD, Direct compute, Eye-Finity etc;. But both cards also have 3D display features to. So it is kinda hard to tell which card to buy and both cards are priced at the same level to. So it depends upon which games you play and the games you play utilizes the either of these cards technologies. So its up to you guys to decide.

The GTX 590 has two GTX 580 GPU, it has 1024 CUDA cores. It has 3GB DDR5 Memory, Dual 8-Pin Power connector, 11″ inches long and consumes power of 365W. The GTX 590 is priced same as the HD 6990. So buy the card and enjoy Crysis 2 like anyone never will.

Give us your thoughts on either cards by commenting below.

Want To Record Gaming Videos From PC? Get FRAPS.

Fraps is a universal Windows application that can be used with games using DirectX or OpenGL graphic technology.  In its current form Fraps performs many tasks and can best be described as:

Benchmarking Software – Show how many Frames Per Second (FPS) you are getting in a corner of your screen.  Perform custom benchmarks and measure the frame rate between any two points.  Save the statistics out to disk and use them for your own reviews and applications.

Screen Capture Software – Take a screenshot with the press of a key!  There’s no need to paste into a paint program every time you want a new shot.  Your screen captures are automatically named and timestamped.

Realtime Video Capture Software – Have you ever wanted to record video while playing your favourite game?  Come join the Machinima revolution!  Throw away the VCR, forget about using a DV cam, game recording has never been this easy!  Fraps can capture audio and video up to 2560×1600 with custom frame rates from 1 to 120 frames per second!

Source: fraps.com

To download Fraps click here.

Check this application out and comment below. If you have any difficulties also comment below, so I can help you with what I can.

MSI New Revamped GTX580 Twin Frozr II High End GPU

Nvidia has released an Gtx 580 sometime in November 2010. Up to this time all manufactures came up with nVidia’s reference PCB. But now MSI stepped up to its reference PCB to its own. And it show some really new attractiveness to Overclockers with suitable cooling systems with some warranty to back you up.

This card has more difference to the original card and this, the appearance is similar to the Gtx 480 Twin Frozr. It has everything that the reference card provides and it packs even more punch to it.

The Twin Frozr II has many elements to it. They are as follows ;

  • Twin Frozr II Thermal Design
    - Nickel-plated Copper Base: Large size of Copper Base can dissipate the heat of GPU faster.
    - Dual 8CM PWM Fans: Dual fans provide double air flow. Air flow from dual fans can cool down whole module at once.
    - Five heat pipes with SuperPipe Technology: Five heat pipes can provide faster heat dissipation.
    - Form-in-one heat sink: Form-in-one heat sink covers the memory and power module
    - 19ºC cooler and 8.4dB quieter compared to reference design
  • MSI Afterburner overclocking utility
    - Support Over Voltage function of GPU.
    - 2D/3D profile switch support
  • All Solid Capacitor
    - Ultra long lifetime & top stability.
    - Lower ESR and Temperature.
  • PhysX & 3D Vision Surround technology
    - Support PhysX technology effects for realist physics effect.
    - Support 3D Vision Surround technology to provide 3 monitor output simultaneously and real 3D image experience in SLI mode.

It has 2XDVI output nad 1XHDMI output used for nVidia’s 3D surround features.

Its price is around $506.99 USD. For this price you get more performance than the reference card. So this is an must buy for gamers who have the money and will to buy an GTX 580.

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Sony Xperia Play

The concept of a PlayStation phone has been around for nearly as long as Sony has made PlayStations and Sony Ericsson has made phones, yet we wonder how successful the device will be in 2011. If you cast your mind back a few years, before the iOS App Store filled up with a variety of awesome gaming titles, you’ll be able to imagine a time when a PSP phone could have ruled the mobile world.

The Xperia Play is accomodating a slide-out PlayStation-style gamepad is always going to bulk up a smartphone, and at 16mm thick and weighing in at 175 grams, you’d hardly describe the Play as pint-sized. Up front you’ll find a 4-inch multi-touch touchscreen displaying Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with some light Sony Ericsson customisation, plus four physical navigation keys and the Play also sports a 5-megapixel camera on the back.

The innovation in the Play is design of its slide-out gaming pad. That it makes use of a direction pad and four PlayStation-esque action keys is no surprise, but the addition of two touch-sensitive finger pads is a genius stroke. At the Mobile World Congress, people  played a quick game of FIFA football at the Sony Ericsson stand. Which was really good from the feedback.

Which brings us to the games themselves. Sony Ericsson has announced that there will be 50 games optimised for the play available at launch, and that these games will be available on the Android Market after a short exclusivity period for owners of the Play. These titles will include a range of games from Gameloft including Assasin’s Creed, Dead Space and Guitar Hero confirmed, and 20 publishers agreeing to customise content for the Play.

If you have any concerns, that whether Sony Ericsson has created a future-proof gaming device. With a 1GHz processor, with dedicated graphics and 512MB RAM, the Play should be fine playing the games we see on Android on this time. Also, there’s no HDMI-out port on the Play as there is on the other phones in the Xperia family, which is a real let down for a gaming-focused device.

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Sony Developing Hack Proof PS3

Sony is currently working on a ‘hack-proof’ PlayStation 3 as a counter-measure against recent piracy concerns, according to EverythingHQ.

An anonymous ‘insider’ source says, “Sony are already deep into plans of developing a hack-proof PS3 system. This is mainly due to the recent leaks of Killzone 3 which has worried Sony of their console becoming a mainstream threat to piracy.”

The new model PS3 will reportedly have the current slim design, a 300GB hard drive, an undisclosed anti-hacking system, and a mooted price point of £186.99/$300.

Current models of the PS3 could also see a price cut as Sony hopes to clear out the old hackable models from retailers to make way for the new console.

A release date has yet to be set for the new as-yet-unconfirmed model as Sony will be looking to resolve its court case against PS3 hacker George Hotz before making a final decision.

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Sony’s New Portable Gaming Device NGP ( PSP2 )

Sony has just come out with its next-generation PlayStation Portable Gaming Device. It’s actually codenamed NGP and will revolve around five key concepts. With revolutionary User Interface, Social Connectivity, Location-based Entertainment, Converging Real and Virtual Reality. It will be compatible with the PlayStation Suite and is backwards-compatible with downloadable PSP games and content from Sony’s PlayStation Store.

Specs include a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 5-inch touchscreen OLED display with 960 x 544 resolution, dual analog sticks (not the thumbtack kinda thing), 3G, WiFi, GPS, a rear-mounted touchpad, the same accelerometer / gyroscope motion sensing as in the PlayStation Move, an electronic compass, and cameras on both the front and back.

Games will come on “new media,” not UMD anymore, but we’re unclear on what sort of flash memory is being used. Sony’s rather proud of the fact it’s offering the world’s first dual analog stick combo on a portable device, though we’re more geeked about the quadrupling of pixel count from the original PSP.

Sony’s live event has been graced by demos of some pretty popular games, including Killzone, Resistance, Little Big Planet, and Uncharted even MGS4 by Hideo Kojima himself. And with the latter serving as a demo platform to show off how the NGP’s rear touchpad can be used to more intuitively climb up some vines. That touch panel on the back is the same size and positioned directly under the front OLED touchscreen, which allows for some pretty sophisticated controls when using the two simultaneously.

The new console’s UI will be called LiveArea, which has a bunch of vertically navigable home screens and built-in social networking through PlayStation Network. You can jump between games and the LiveArea without losing your progress and comment on your buddies’ great feats of mobile gaming.

The NGP pricing is not confirmed yet but one thing confirmed is that it not be $599. There will be two SKU’s an wifi only version and an 3G version.