March 19, 2008

Game It Up 3!!!

The last time I really played a game, I used my laptop with all its greatness at the time. Check out the stats on my machine here. Now, gaming platforms, such as the PS3 and computers build for current gaming, don't just have a graphics card, they also use a card called a "physics card." This card manages just that, the physics of the games. Now game writing companies can take advantage of that card as well as the most recent graphics cards. They can now write programs that interact with the environment of the game. For example, this video for a new game from Lucas Arts called "The Force Unleashed" shows how the games writers are using the physics card to cause enemies and objects to react and interact with the player's character and the environment of the game. Watch the video for a better explanation and visual examples from this game, coming soon. This makes me want to go out and buy a PS3. Yeah, that's the best of the consoles. Blu-Ray and all. Plus, the game doesn't look like it will be coming to computer.