From Flying to MMO, Action, Adventure and more, Star Wars Games have covered most genres. And now, for the first time they are all covered (from 1982-2008) in one video. Sit back and enjoy this epic collection of the Star Wars Retrospectives thanks to GameTrailers.com
SIGGRAPH Real-Time Live! is the première showcase for the latest trends and techniques for pushing the boundaries of interactive visuals. A series of 10 international jury-selected submissions will be presented in a fast-paced, 90-minute show of cutting-edge, aesthetically stimulating real-time work at SIGGRAPH 2012, 5-9 August at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
The diverse show includes breakdowns of an audio-driven procedural graphics engine, an augmented reality gesture-based control solution from NYU/MIT, proprietary and commercial rendering engines, and a number of cutting-edge unreleased games titles.
So I’m feeling a little guilty after awarding yesterdays Best of E3 to beautiful visuals alone; so how better to make it up than with The Last Of Us from Naughty Dog. You know it’s going to play well, and what stands out from this small sample of gameplay footage is the beautiful transitions into and out of contextual animations – the hand-to-hand combat being a prime example, whether brawling or wrestling over a shotgun. It’s fluidity provides a real cinematic boost.
Beautifully designed sets and well implemented AI supporting what looks like an interesting story, all pulled together with Naughty Dogs trademark epic moments and smooth interwoven gameplay-to-cinematic structure look to present a solid, compelling and complete package. How is this not going to be a hit?
Okay, so there’s no gameplay here – but who cares. According to Hashimoto-san this is running on a single GTX680. However much horsepower is behind it, it’s damn impressive.
If you want to find out more, this piece running in the Luminous Engine is one of a number of exclusive,behind-the-scenes breakdowns which will be presented live on-stage at SIGGRAPH Real-Time Live! in August. Come see it for yourself.
Although they’ve clearly been in production a while, this year really feels like the arrival of ‘next-gen’ games, with some running on current gen consoles. Certainly the largest visual jump in a while; graphics, animation, AI… and in the case of Watch Dogs, gameplay complexity too. Ubi present a nicely balanced investment across the board for what appears to be a consistent and incredibly immersive experience; can’t wait to get hands on.