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Originally Posted by Krayzie_B.o.n.e.Games have slacked off in quality as developers continue making cheap console ports and DX9 games.
Ageia was a scam from the start. $129 card just to do a few physics tricks, then Nvidia took the bait, bought the company and have been trying to recoup their money every since but a few particle effects and some wavy capes or flags is all we got.
AMD once again is putting gamers first and has the right idea with OpneCL Bullet Physics. I hope they follow through and really push this cause I feel many developers will use this Open software to really push DX11 games without having to pay Nvidia for it's bad acquisition of Ageia.
Originally Posted by _Metal_Guitar_If anything Nvidia are doing more for PC gaming because they actually support developers.
Originally Posted by schmidtbagthe main reason physx never took off is because nvidia got into it a little too late and their terrible idea of preventing ati cards from running at the same time restricted SOOO many users. i've used a hack where i could use my ati card with an nvidia card for physx, but i shouldn't have to do that.
Originally Posted by frontlinedoesn't worry about 'eye-candy' physics that don't add to the gameplay in any way.
Originally Posted by Pete JI get sick of the argument 'extra physics doesn't add to the gameplay experience'. Well, if people are only worried about the 'gameplay' experience, let's go back to Quake or Doom or something similar since graphical quality clearly doesn't matter.
IMHO, the whole point of a GPU is to provide eye candy which enriches the gaming experience. So, if a GPU can offer to render and calculate (for example) bits of masonry chipping of in a gunfight, I'm all for it.
Not a dig at you frontline, just a mini-rant!
Originally Posted by Lockon StratosIf you mean buying out studios/game devs so games will be more 'optimised' for Nvidia cards so Nvidia can use it as propoganda and show how fast their own cards run the game so much better then AMDs then yeah. I suppose you could call that a form of support.
other then that what are Nvidia doing to 'support' game devs? its called competition. im not trying to paint Nvidia as the big bad wolf but weve all heard of the tactics and schemes that Nvidia have used in the past to throw dirt on ATi/AMD
Originally Posted by frontlineDon't get me wrong, i love great looking games, but some games seem to have become over-obssessed with the visual impact to the detriment of the overall game experience.
Originally Posted by Pete JQuote:Originally Posted by frontlineDon't get me wrong, i love great looking games, but some games seem to have become over-obssessed with the visual impact to the detriment of the overall game experience.*Cough* Crysis *Cough* :D
I strongly believe that a game should have a solid 'centre' as if it were. Couple that with nice graphics and effects: boom - great game!
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