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Carmack: Next-Gen Console Games Will Still Aim For 30fps

December 18th, 2012 12:16 admin View Comments

Graphics

An anonymous reader sends this excerpt from Develop: “Games developed for the next-generation of consoles will still target a performance of 30 frames per second, claims id Software co-founder John Carmack. Taking to Twitter, the industry veteran said he could ‘pretty much guarantee’ developers would target the standard, rather than aiming for anything as high as 60 fps. id Software games, such as Rage, and the Call of Duty series both hit up to 60 fps, but many titles in the current generation fall short such as the likes of Battlefield 3, which runs at 30 fps on consoles. ‘Unfortunately, I can pretty much guarantee that a lot of next gen games will still target 30 fps,’ said Carmack.”

Source: Carmack: Next-Gen Console Games Will Still Aim For 30fps

Frame Latency Spikes Plague Radeon Graphics Cards

December 12th, 2012 12:48 admin View Comments

AMD

crookedvulture writes “AMD is bundling a stack of the latest games with graphics cards like its Radeon HD 7950. One might expect the Radeon to perform well in those games, and it does. Sort of. The Radeon posts high FPS numbers, the metric commonly used to measure graphics performance. However, it doesn’t feel quite as smooth as the competing Nvidia solution, which actually scores lower on the FPS scale. This comparison of the Radeon HD 7950 and GeForce 660 Ti takes a closer look at individual frame latencies to explain why. Turns out the Radeon suffers from frequent, measurable latency spikes that noticeably disrupt the smoothness of animation without lowering the FPS average substantially. This trait spans multiple games, cards, and operating systems, and it’s ‘raised some alarms’ internally at AMD. Looks like Radeons may have problems with smooth frame delivery in new games despite boasting competitive FPS averages.”

Source: Frame Latency Spikes Plague Radeon Graphics Cards

River Trail — Intel’s Parallel JavaScript

September 16th, 2011 09:25 admin View Comments

Intel

mikejuk writes “Intel has just announced River Trail, an extension of JavaScript that brings parallel programming into the browser. The code looks like JavaScript and it works with HTML5, including Canvas and WebGL, so 2D and 3D graphics are easy. A demo video shows an in-browser simulation going from 3 to 45 fps and using all eight cores of the processor. This is the sort of performance needed if 3D in-browser games are going to be practical. You can download River Trail as a Firefox add-on and start coding now. Who needs native code?”

Source: River Trail — Intel’s Parallel JavaScript

FPS Benchmarks No More? New Methods Reveal Deeper GPU Issues

September 9th, 2011 09:08 admin View Comments

AMD

crookedvulture writes “Graphics hardware reviews have long used frames per second to measure performance. The thing is, an awful lot of frames are generated in a single second. Calculating the FPS can mask brief moments of perceptible stuttering that only a closer inspection of individual frame times can quantify. This article explores the subject in much greater detail. Along the way, it also effectively illustrates the ‘micro-stuttering’ attributed to multi-GPU solutions like SLI and CrossFire. AMD and Nvidia both concede that stuttering is a real problem for modern graphics hardware, and benchmarking methods may need to change to properly take it into account.”

Source: FPS Benchmarks No More? New Methods Reveal Deeper GPU Issues

Duke Nukem Forever Release Date Revealed

January 21st, 2011 01:54 admin View Comments

stupid_is writes with news that Duke Nukem Forever has now gotten a firm US release date: May 3rd. It will release worldwide three days later. The game was resurrected last fall by Gearbox Software and 2K Games after 3D Realms’ 12-year attempt at development came to an end in 2009 when the company closed its doors.

Source: Duke Nukem Forever Release Date Revealed

Arx Fatalis Updated, Released Under GPL

January 15th, 2011 01:15 admin View Comments

Kevin Fishburne writes “According to WtF Dragon at Ultima Aiera, ‘The long and short: Arkane Studios have released what is probably going to be the final patch for their Ultima Underworld-inspired game (which, indeed, they tried to license as the third entry in that series), Arx Fatalis. They have also released the source code for the game. That’s right, the complete source of Arx Fatalis is available for download.’ The readme notes that the original game installation is required in order to play the compiled game, as the data files are certainly still copyrighted. Linux is in need of a good FPS dungeon crawler, though the code will need a hell of a lot of cleanup as it’s a VC8/9 project and uses DirectX (ugh…).”

Source: Arx Fatalis Updated, Released Under GPL

Unreal Tournament 3 For Linux Is Officially Dead

December 17th, 2010 12:49 admin View Comments

ndogg writes “There is no longer any uncertainty surrounding the release of Unreal Tournament 3 for Linux. It’s official: the port is now dead. No reasons were given, but no one should be waiting for it anymore, if anyone still was.”

Source: Unreal Tournament 3 For Linux Is Officially Dead

GoldenEye Source Conversion Mod Released

December 15th, 2010 12:59 admin View Comments

tekgoblin writes “Were you a fan of the original GoldenEye on the N64? Well, this Half-Life 2 mod called GoldenEye Source, five years in the making, has just come out of beta and been fully released for free. The game is a creation of fans with the objective to bring the original experiences from GoldenEye on the N64 back to life. I remember spending hours upon hours playing GoldenEye on the N64, and was sad seeing it go.”

Source: GoldenEye Source Conversion Mod Released

John Carmack Not Enthused About Android Marketplace

December 7th, 2010 12:45 admin View Comments

An anonymous reader writes “During an in-depth and informative interview, Doom creator and id Software co-founder John Carmack opines on iOS game development, the economics of mobile development vs. console development, why mobile games lend themselves to more risk-taking and greater creativity, and finally, why he’s not too keen on the Android Marketplace as a money-making machine. ‘…I’m honestly still a little scared of the support burden and the effort that it’s going to take for our products, which are very graphics-intensive.’”

Source: John Carmack Not Enthused About Android Marketplace

RAGE On iOS Shows Promise

November 24th, 2010 11:22 admin View Comments

Vigile writes RAGE from id Software for iOS devices is finally available and has been tested over at PC Perspective. The game obviously looks impressive with a nearly 750MB download (and about double that when uncompressed) and not much else can rival it on the platform. The game itself is a rail-based shooter, making the touchscreen interface more intuitive and less cumbersome but it does take away some of the feeling of control in the game. Video of the game running is also included in the short review.”

Source: RAGE On iOS Shows Promise

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