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E McNeill's Comments

Comment In: [News - 02/20/2015 - 06:42]

If they can selectively block ...

If they can selectively block out light from the real world, then AR can do everything VR can do. That said, Valve 's Abrash has argued convincingly that AR is much, much harder to pull off than VR. r n r nSo at this point, my questions are: r nA ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/20/2015 - 04:04]

I think your jigsaw puzzle ...

I think your jigsaw puzzle analogy is a good one. But I think you 're mistaking the formalist point of view. Let 's imagine that jigsaw puzzles were the only game in town. A formalist would be interested in the way that the picture affects the puzzle-assembly mechanic, would examine ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/19/2014 - 01:27]

My understanding is that it ...

My understanding is that it takes about 1-2ms of GPU time.

Comment In: [Blog - 10/21/2014 - 02:00]

Good suggestion I just made ...

Good suggestion I just made that change, and my draw call count remains low. I don 't know why I had it in my head that the non-uniform scales all had to be unique...

Comment In: [Blog - 09/22/2014 - 01:44]

I mean, what else do ...

I mean, what else do you do except be as general and for everyone as possible r n r nThat 's pretty much the end goal. Right now, my worry is that women are subtly being pushed away due to the existing gender ratio, the tone of conversations in the ...

Comment In: [Blog - 09/16/2014 - 02:48]

You 'd be surprised at ...

You 'd be surprised at the level of performance that this thing can muster. But more importantly, if you 're buying a compatible model of smartphone anyway, then the price of Gear VR is much much lower than the price of a decent desktop rig. As I said in the ...

Comment In: [News - 09/05/2014 - 11:48]

I really appreciate that Kris ...

I really appreciate that Kris is trying to help explain the context of Leigh 's article to those who might misunderstand it. As someone who knows and appreciates her writing, her article sounded hurt or frustrated to me, but ultimately coming from a place of love and passion for games. ...

Comment In: [Blog - 09/03/2014 - 09:22]

Samsung has indicated that you ...

Samsung has indicated that you 'll be able to get through a full-length movie , so I 'm guessing somewhere over 2 hours, but it will depend on the software 's efficiency.

Comment In: [News - 09/04/2014 - 03:29]

At Steam Dev Days, Abrash ...

At Steam Dev Days, Abrash made the point that you didn 't need realistic or detailed graphics to achieve presence. He consistently achieved presence on the prototype Valve HMD using software that was just a box with random screenshots pasted onto it as textures. r n r nA lot of ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/25/2014 - 07:29]

I 've been running playtests, ...

I 've been running playtests, and the tutorial has definitely been getting more effective. Actually, most of the complaints about the tutorial come from me, rather than directly from players, although it also seems that they 're enjoying it more.

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