Category Archives: Conferences

OpenGL @ GDC

There are a bunch of happenings @ GDC regarding OpenGL this year. The Khronos meetings – OpenGL, OpenGL-ES, & WebGL Meeting room #262 is located on the West Mezzanine level of the Moscone convention center, just down from the South … Continue reading

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CES 2005

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is now over, and aside from a lot of interest in hand-held devices (MP3 players, phones, etc.) there’s not a lot new in the graphics area. NVIDIA showed its mobile chipsets … Continue reading

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DirectX Next

DirectX Next – Oh Pleeeze! The slides from Microsoft’s Meltdown 2003 are available here. I’ve not been a fan of DirectX’s piecewise distribution of shader technology – not so much for the hardware folks as for the consumers. When I’d … Continue reading

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Siggraph 2003

Long before there was a Game Developers Conference, E3, Meltdown, Mojo Days, etc. there was Siggraph. You could expect to see the coolest, latest, and most memorable eye-popping stuff there. Siggraph was where academia, engineering, art, and implementation met in … Continue reading

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Meltdown 2003

One of the more technical DirectX conferences is Microsoft’s own Meltdown (July 16, 17 in Seattle or July 29, 30 in London) and is a premier chance to learn from the DirectX team directly. If you don’t get a chance … Continue reading

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Fun and Games at E3

It’s come to my attention that not only did NVIDIA have the band Smashmouth at their E3 party, they had porn star “Catalina” there as well. (view the party pix here…) which has apparently upset some shareholders on the Yahoo … Continue reading

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Game Developer’s Conference Announcements

Well, in an about face from previous years, there was lots going on at this year’s GDC. Here are some highlights. NVIDIA Announces new cards – The GeForceFX 5200 and 5600. Both are DirectX 9 cards. The 5200 is expected … Continue reading

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Game Developers Conference 2003, March 4-8 San Jose

Why in God’s name they have to hold the thing in San Jose or Santa Clara every year I’ll never know. One year they did hold it in Long Beach and that was at least different. But in any event, … Continue reading

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