Category Archives: Game Industry

Valve’s “Steam” set to go live.

Valve prepares to release its new gaming engine, “Steam”. Essentially a platform for games of all types – as well as an integrated solution for a number of tasks. Whether it’s delivering new content (new maps, mods, skins, full versions … Continue reading

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ShaderWorks’ update

I got an eMail from Scott Bean of Mad Software with some updated info on ShaderWorks in which he addresses some of the comments of my earlier article and I thought I’d share his comments here. While a price hasn’t … Continue reading

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3DO assets to be bid on by 7 companies on Aug. 14th

By the deadline, Microsoft, Turbine Entertainment Software, Crave Entertainment (all US), Eidos (Britain), Ubi Soft (France), JoWooD Productions Software (Germany), and Namco Hometek (Japan) have all filed to bid in the Aug. 14 auction. According to the court order bidders … Continue reading

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Endgame for 3DO

In a sad conclusion to one of the more interesting companies in the game business, 3DO files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California, and will try to sell off … Continue reading

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And the driver cheat mudslinging continues…

Yeah, it’s starting to look a little funkier. Without getting into too much detail (which you can read here, here, and here), it’s looking less like a bug and more like an “optimization”. Futuremark put out a report titled “Alleged … Continue reading

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UT2003 to come with a software renderer

When fetching a graphics device from DirectX, it’s possible to request a software renderer, though until recently no such thing existed. If you didn’t know, graphics god Mike Abrash left Microsoft and had been quietly working on a software renderer … 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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Online gaming market is large and growing

In a recent PC magazine article quoting stats from a research firm, about 9% of the 2002 Internet traffic was due to online gaming, and online subscriptions will bring in an estimated $US 650 million annually in five years. The … Continue reading

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