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    Virtual Reality - A New Level of Interaction

    Posted on Jul 17, 2015 5:25:16 PM by admin in Blogs, in leap motion, in new technologies lab, in pebbles interfaces, in virtual reality, in HTC Vive, in motion tracking, in oculus rift, in oculus touch, in UAT, in Valve Software, in virtual reality controllers, in vr, in vr controllers

    VR headsets will probably be the biggest new addition to entertainment in the next two years. There are tons of upcoming virtual reality experiences between Oculus Rift, HTC Vive & Steam VR, Project Morpheus, Microsoft HoloLens, and smartphone experiences like Google Cardboard. VR really is the next big thing, and because of the depth of the immersion, in some ways I mean that quite literally.

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    Valve @ GDC: Fanboying in 2015

    Posted on Mar 25, 2015 3:11:39 PM by admin in Blogs, in Gabe Newell, in Game Art, in game art and animation, in game design degree, in Game Developers Conference, in Game Programming, in GDC 2015, in Geeky Stuff, in Left 4 Dead, in Left 4 Dead 2, in Microsoft, in Portal, in steam, in Steam Machine, in Steam Machines, in Steam Workshop, in student life, in Student Life, in Team Fortress, in Unity 5, in University of Advancing Technology, in Unreal 4, in Unreal Engine, in video games, in Vive, in Dota 2, in Game Art & Animation, in Game Design, in GDC, in Half-Life, in Half-Life 3, in HTC, in HTC Vive, in linux, in Playstation, in Sony, in Source 2, in Source Engine, in Steam Box, in steam controller, in Steam Link, in Steam OS, in Steam VR, in UAT, in UAT Games, in Unity3D, in User Generated Content, in valve, in Valve News Network, in Valve Software, in visual, in Windows

    So there was a lot that happened at GDC this year. DirectX and Vulkan 3D APIs that I talked about in the last post just scratch the surface. Among everything that happened at GDC, Valve arguably had the most extensive and most industry-changing announcements. This blog post on the Valve website goes over most of the stuff that they announced in more detail, and the Steam Universe website has plenty of awesome info about each product as well as some sweet pictures that I'll post below.

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    Vulkan and DX12: The Future of Graphics

    Posted on Mar 24, 2015 2:52:22 PM by admin in Advancing Computer Science, in Blogs, in DirectX, in DirectX 12, in Frostbite engine, in game design degree, in game engine, in Game Programming, in gaming, in Geeky Stuff, in Microsoft, in multi-threading, in multicore cpu, in technology college, in Unreal 4, in video games, in computer science degree, in Dota 2, in Epic Games, in Game Art & Animation, in Game Design, in Game Development, in programming, in Source 2, in Valve Software, in visual, in Vulkan, in Windows 10

    Originally this post was gonna be me spazzing out about more video games, but right as I created a blank post I ran into a tweet about DirectX 12. DirectX has been around for AGES and it's what most game companies use to actually get their games running in 3D on PC with the Direct3D Drivers, so hearing new information about DirectX is basically hearing new information about the future of PC gaming!

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