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Comment In: [News - 07/27/2015 - 06:55]

Testing is never finished, only ...

Testing is never finished, only abandoned. Programming and testing are part of the same process, development. Programmers and testers are developers, there should be no distinction, the engineering skill sets different but all are responsible for quality.

Comment In: [Blog - 07/09/2015 - 04:51]

A fascinating journey. I 'm ...

A fascinating journey. I 'm in my mid 40s and remember tricks like palette swapping and attribute scrolling ZX people will know what I 'm talking about . r n r nThrow in cattle abductions by UFOs saucers from Buck Rodgers Planet of Zoom . Actually, after reading this article, ...

Comment In: [News - 06/11/2015 - 02:29]

Everything will be awesome in ...

Everything will be awesome in 10 years. The writer Clive James referred to this time-frame as a Hermie, named after futurologist Herman Kahn. r n r n The merit of the Hermie, as a unit of measurement, was that, while being vague, it sounded impressive. The prediction itself might or ...

Comment In: [News - 05/27/2015 - 04:03]

VR is not new, many ...

VR is not new, many of the lessons learned are fairly common sense. Human physiological responses haven 't changed that much. As you say, consistency and high-update rates are big wins with one caveat. Anything that risks introducing 'slosh nausea ' adding spline motion is asking for it . Eye ...

Comment In: [News - 05/02/2014 - 06:48]

In Combat Helo all objects ...

In Combat Helo all objects were given some kind of default destruction behavior. That included when an object explodes it does proximity damage to nearby objects. Unfortunately we forgot to exclude terrain, when it took damage in milliseconds it made EVERY object in the game world explode in a cascade. ...

Comment In: [News - 11/27/2013 - 03:46]

I can see this popping ...

I can see this popping up everywhere in niche areas. New experiences, things we haven 't explored yet. I wish them well. r n r nAs a device it seems better suited for physical cockpit based simulations than enclosed VR headsets, from experience those things prevent you from operating anything ...