First time I listen to John Carmack, and really impressed. He is as good a speaker as a developer, talking for 90 minutes without notes or slides, and explaining deep technical topics with clarity, making them accessible to the audience. Some really interesting stuff in this talk if you are into VR.
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Siggraph is coming up next week and, as always, some stuning new papers and videos are being presented. This one is a killer, I'm still shocked by what they manage to achieve... this is far beyond your regular photoshoping of a picture :-)
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Virtual Reality seems to be finally here and it will be a tremendous platform for new innovations. Think about all these new shared experiences that can be built. This video really challenge imaginations. I can't wait to try it out. The good news is... DK2 is shipping in two weeks !!!
The amazing story of Adam Butcher, who stared programming a game 13 years ago, when he was 14... and has finally completed his project and released his game. What a lesson in persistence !