Volume: 33 Issue: 2 (Feb. 2010)

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A Nightmare, Wide-Awake
Remedy Entertainment takes gameplay down a different track with Alan Wake, which contains a deeply literary plot that is augmented by noir lighting and POV shots that resemble those used in movies ...
Myth Labs
A number of visual effects companies, with Digital Domain and MPC at the lead, conjure up digital magic, including mythical creatures such as a multi-headed fire-breathing Hydra, a winged Fury, a ...
Sound Effects
Harmonix re-creates the rock ’n roll world of The Beatles, which comes to life in the latest Rock Band title.
The New Dawn of HPC
A long time ago, mainframes ruled the world of high-performance computing, but a revolution occurred, and a new breed of PCs and workstations assumed that all-important role—with, of course, a lot of ...
Unreal Power
How Epic Games remains “Unreal.”
Art History
Savannah College of Art and Design, along with Georgia Institute of Technology, delve into the subject of art history in games.

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note
Singapore, a country that prides itself on economic achievement, has emerged as a leading world market in a number of areas. Most recently it has set its sights on the digital media sector, working ...


Back Products
Recent software and hardware releases.


Review: Next Limit’s Maxwell Render
Creating realistic images has always been one of the main goals of 3D computer graphics. Special effects artists, architects, and many others are in the business of simulating reality using 3D tools


Products HP’s Z200 Workstation, ZR22w and ZR24w Performance Displays, EliteBook 8540w and 8440w. Autodesk Smoke 2010 for Mac OS X.

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Rendering Revolution.
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