Nvidia’s PhysX is one of the things that I love about PC gaming, and is a big reason why I suggest Nvidia graphics cards to people these days. It used to be only a few games that really supported this technology, but it seems like it is catching on with a lot of developers these days. Take a look at some of the tech videos below to see how awesome games can look if they take advantage of PhysX.
This is going to be a good year for PC gamers. With new consoles coming out, developers are finally going to start revealing games and game engines that are not targeting 8 years old hardware. Epic Games, the company behind Gears of War and the Unreal Engine, demoed the latest version of their industry standard game engine at GDC yesterday. The demo, running on a single off-the-shelf GTX 680, shows off some very impressive lighting, animation, and detail in the environments. With the next generation of game consoles targeting GPU performance under that of a 680, the performance target makes sense. So “next-gen” is finally here now that the consoles are catching back up. Well, catching up to a few years ago in PC hardware anyway. Check out the demo below:
So it looks like I will finally be getting something to put my GTX 680 to use. Well, one of them anyway.
I have been playing a lot of PlanetSide 2 lately, and went online to look up some weapon reviews to see what guns and upgrades I wanted to start unlocking. In the process of looking for those videos, I ran into this series called PlanetSide 2 War Correspondent. It is actually a pretty cool idea. The author of the videos plays the part of a news reporter and embeds himself with a real outfit of players on live servers. He follows them around and documents the fight as if it was a real war. With the HUD off and some solid camerawork, he manages to pull it off pretty convincingly. It certainly doesn’t hurt that PlanetSide 2 is absolutely massive in scale, providing endless footage for him to pick from. The game isn’t bad looking either. Take a look at two of the most recent videos below. I know I will be looking forward to future ones.