PC gaming is bigger and more important than anyone realizes. Just take a look at the economic impact of video games and how the gaming technology and Hollywood special-effects nexus has spurred innovation in dozens of other sectors. By Matt Ployhar PC gaming is bigger and more important than anyone realizes. Just take a look at the economic impact of video games and how the gaming technology and Hollywood special-effects nexus has spurred innovation in dozens of other sectors. ...Read More »
Value Proposition -- PC or Console Games? By Arti Gupta It is a question that has long haunted gamers: Which is a better buy, the PC or the console? Arti Gupta weighs some market statistics and some practical insight in order to crack the case. ...Read More »
Thought Leaders: Brian David Johnson By Stu Horvath What`s next for digital art and development? DIG talks to industry leader and tech writer Brian David Johnson to get his vision for the future. ...Read More »
Thought Leaders: Eleanor Wynn By Stu Horvath What`s next for digital art and development? DIG talks to industry leader Eleanor Wynn, an anthropologist of computing, to get her vision for the future of game development. ...Read More »
Developing Modern RPGs with Bethesda Softworks Todd Howard By Scott Steinberg In addition to sprawling storylines and colorful characters, todays top role-playing games are increasingly tapping the power of advanced processing and graphics technology to create convincing worlds. Bethesda Softworks Todd Howard reveals how epic sci-f ...Read More »
Streaming Games: Gaikais David Perry on Cloud Computing By Scott Steinberg Cloud computing promises to revolutionize video games by making even the most demanding titles available online -- and from any device -- with a single click. Gaikai CEO David Perry explains how streaming technology completely changes the way tomorrows in ...Read More »
GDC 2011: Sneak Peek of Battlefield 3 By Stu Horvath Buildings collapse, helicopters explode, jets scream overhead and machine-gun fire echoes down dusty alleyways. Standing shoulder-to-shoulder in a San Francisco nightclub on the second night of GDC 2011, a group of us is watching the first substantial gam ...Read More »
Developing Modern RPGs with Bethesda Softworks' Todd Howard By Scott Steinberg In addition to sprawling storylines and colorful characters, today's top role-playing games are increasingly tapping the power of advanced processing and graphics technology to create convincing worlds. Bethesda Softworks' Todd Howard reveals how epic ...Read More »
Who You Gonna Call? Ghostbusters Challenges By Mark Randel The developer of Ghostbusters: The Video Game opens up about the game's unusually long development period and what it takes to bring movie magic to a whole new level. ...Read More »
Why Laptops Will Survive in a Tablet World By Michael Blumreich Tablet computers have been getting plenty of press lately, thanks mainly to the iPad, the newest Apple product to hit the market. Laptops are still the workhorse of the portable computing world, and will most likely weather the tablet storm and perhaps come out ahead of its netbook cousin. ...Read More »
Kayye's Krystal Ball - v.06 By Gary Kayye, CTS Welcome to my seventh annual Krystal Ball feature article about predictions for the upcoming year for Professional AV, and even some Home AV technology, trends and products. If youre a regular reader of this column, then you know that each year I actually start by reviewing my predictions from last years column ...Read More »
AMD64 - Directly Connecting Your Imagination to Reality By Charlie Boswell Each generation of new technology assaulting the digital content creator typically comes with elaborate promises about how its going to change lives. Sometimes thats actually true -- but not always for the better. Non-linear editing systems brought the number of ?workarounds to new heights ...Read More »
Coolness Roundup 2005, Part I By Charlie White Its that time of year again where you can practically fry an egg on the sidewalk, and that means your Coolness Roundup 2005 is here. This year, we have a special 2-part expanded edition that encompasses not only professional and consumer electronics gear, but any objects that use technology to make your life more enjoyable. Some of these items are prosaic, readily available to everyone, while others are stratospherically priced. Either way, lusting after these techno doodads is a great way to relax and have fun within the steamy confines of the hottest season of the year. ...Read More »
How Much Time Does Apple Have? By Dave Nagel Set sentimentality aside. Set aside the pride and the unfounded fears and all of the little irrelevancies I've seen people worrying over for the last five days about Apple switching to Intel. Focus, instead, on the big one: Will there be a Mac platform in two years? The answer to that will depend on whether Apple sticks to the plan announced at WWDC. If it does, then by this time in 2007, you will be doing your computing on a Windows box. ...Read More »
DVD Insider: The Game, The Video, Death of the Disc? By Miles Weston Videogames aren't games to the people who create them and the systems are far from game systems. Should Hollywood take more of a page from the game industry in its approach to customers? The most poignant question: Is all the hassle over DVD media for naught? Are they like dinosaurs? Naw... ...Read More »
The Cat5 Phenomenon By Gary Kayye, CTS After two years of writing about how signal distribution via Cat5 cable is on the horizon, its now almost mainstream. In fact, if you havent designed, built and installed a Cat5-based classroom or meeting room by now, youre in the minority. ...Read More »
Santa's Wish List By Charlie White Wherever you are, Christmas is coming and the pressure is on. Whether youre in balmy Tinseltown where the sidewalk Santa Clauses are much, much too thin, or in the Frozen Tundra where only a self-produced deluge of body-temperature fluids can open frozen-shut locks, youre probably compelled to come up with some gift ideas for that techno-charmed colleague, friend or family member who just cant seem to get enough of those Things That Plug In. Looking for some Winter coolness? Well, were here to help, pointing out the greatest gifts for that gadget guru in your life. ...Read More »
CEDIA and IBC -- Shows to See By Miles Weston Sometime -- you know, in all your spare time -- you've got to take in any one of the trade shows around the globe. Two recent ones were CEDIA in Indianapolis and IBC in Amsterdam. CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) is always in Indianapolis -- who knows why -- and IBC (International Broadcasters Conference) is always in Amsterdam -- that's easy to understand. Of course you couldn't forget the Fall IDF (Intel Developers Forum) event where all of the chip people and system manufacturers tell us how good it is going to be for us. ...Read More »
The Convergence of HomeAV and ProAV By Gary Kayye, CTS There is an emerging trend that many of you have already noticed. It's the convergence of the HomeAV market and the ProAV market. For example, hasn't it become a lot easier to tell your neighbors what you do for a living? HDTV and the need for higher resolution displays in the home have driven the trend. In fact, more plasmas have been sold into the home than through the ProAV distribution channel. ...Read More »
2004 Predictions: Mid-Year Review By Gary Kayye, CTS Each December ProAV expert Gary Kayye writes a crystal ball-style article that addresses products, technologies and trends that he believes will make an impact in the upcoming year. And, each year, about half way through the year, he takes the opportunity to review the year's predictions and see how well (or badly) he's doing so far. ...Read More »
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