Live from GDC: Day 1

Day 1 of GDC is about the summits. The show floor isn't open yet. I mostly spent the day meeting with other game developers and the media and exchanging ideas.

I did a session on hard-core PC gaming. Here's some things I was involved in. For those of you who have ever attended a trade show, you know how hard it is to sit down and do a write up. If there's anything you particular you want me to look for, comment here.

View: ExtremeTech podcast from GDC
View: Shacknews covers the session


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"No full-priced stardock game has ever gotten a metascore less than 85. And one of the reason for that is that we have these long-gestation betas, where the game starts out a piece of crap, and by the time we get through that it turns out beautiful."

From the shacknews link It's a good read.

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I would like to have some light shed on Havoc, PhysX and DirectX 11. Physics in gaming, basically and if we as consumers must buy SLI/CF rigs with one AMD card and one nVidia card to be able to play "all" games with accelerated physics (since I understand some support PhysX and others Havoc already) or if DirectX 11 could (help) eliminate this?

I understand this is hard as you said in the post to just do a write up on, but maybe someone else could answer me, though I can do fine without speculations..

epple said,
I would like to have some light shed on Havoc, PhysX and DirectX 11. Physics in gaming, basically and if we as consumers must buy SLI/CF rigs with one AMD card and one nVidia card to be able to play "all" games with accelerated physics (since I understand some support PhysX and others Havoc already) or if DirectX 11 could (help) eliminate this?

I'm not sure if its the case you need SLI/CF, I thought you could have a nVIDIA card set up as a dedicated PhysX card... thought I read that somewhere then have other cards not in SLI/CF or in SLI/CF do the graphics end of it
I understand this is hard as you said in the post to just do a write up on, but maybe someone else could answer me, though I can do fine without speculations.. :)