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Nvidia tech demo: destroy everything you touch

Related Topics – PC, NVidia, PhysX, GDC 2013
Nvidia tech demo: destroy everything you touch

Oh, tech demos! So fancy, so shiny, and so unlike any game we'll get to play for years. So come, watch Nvidia's new demo of smashing an amphitheatre to dynamic pieces in real-time, shown at the Game Developers Conference this week, and dream of all the games based upon this which won't get made.

Watch: Mouse smash! »

"The error message on release day; Could connect to servers, please try again later."
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Hawken trailer demonstrates PhysX shinies

Hawken trailer demonstrates PhysX shinies

The physics acceleration revolution may have failed long ago, but Nvidia's keeping the dream alive for romantics by cramming its PhysX tech into games whenever it can. A new Hawken trailer shows the effects of PhysX in the in the free-to-play stompy mech shooter, much the same as any other PhysX game: a big confusing mass of particles which look out of place.

Watch: Shields, debris, and swirling clouds »

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Batman: Arkham City PC edition dated, PhysX effects unveiled

Batman: Arkham City PC edition dated, PhysX effects unveiled

With the console editions of Batman: Arkham City out the Bat-door, publisher Warner Bros. has announced that the delayed PC version will follow on November 15. In celebration, graphics card manufacturer Nvidia is showing off the shiny PhysX and DirectX 11 effects exclusive to PC.

Watch: The PhysX Bat-particle Bat-effects »

"LOL so an 8800 gt runs the game just as well as a 560 ? Except you get flying paper and debris? ..."
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Mafia 2 Gets PhysX, 3D Vision Support

All three versions of Mafia II--PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360--will use NVIDIA's PhysX physics technology, publisher 2K Games announced today, with the PC version getting a "thorough integration" of PhysX plus some APEX clothing and particle effects.

In addition, Mafia II PC will support NVIDIA's 3D Vision headset for stereoscopic 3D visuals when the game hits August 24 in North America and August 27 elsewhere. Read more »

"Trying to tell someone this when they don't even realism the difference in architectures is ..."
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Preview: Dark Void's PC-Exclusive 3D and PhysX Effects in Action

In their suite at CES, publisher Capcom showed off the finished PC version of Airtight's Dark Void running on some beefy machines to show off the support for Nvidia's 3D Vision and PhysX effects. After playing for a while, I found they both enhanced the game when used individually but didn't work together too well.

Dark Void PC PhysX Effects Trailer
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"i will definely buy this game and so should YOU.The devs could easily have released a run of the ..."
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Batman PC Trailer Highlights PhysX Effects

What, you thought that the trailer train would stop just because Batman: Arkham Asylum arrived on consoles last week? Why, that notion is almost as mad as The Joker himself.

Instead of focusing on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions, the latest trailer examines the September 15-due PC edition and the various PhysX effects--falling leaves, rustling papers, fog, more tiles per explosion, etc.--that NVIDIA's GeForce hardware adds. Read more »

"Any 8 series or later card will do physx, I wonder how big of a card you really need for it? ..."
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Batman: Arkham Asylum PC Delayed, Gets PhysX

Once expected to hit alongside the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions on August 25, the PC release of Batman: Arkham Asylum has been pushed back to September 15 in North America and September 18 in Europe, publishers Warner Bros. and Eidos said today.

In addition, the pair revealed that the PC edition of Rocksteady's detective comic brawler will make use of the PhysX technology supported by NVIDIA's GeForce hardware. Read more »

"i had this thought as well after playing the pc demo. <shrug> nothing we can do about it ..."
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Nvidia Adds Free PhysX Support to Graphics Cards via Drivers, Can't Wait for Customers to 'Get Wet'

Related Topics – PC Gaming, PC, NVidia, PhysX

While ATI launches new hardware, rival Nvidia today released a new set of drivers that adds support for AGEIA's PhysX physics acceleration technology to the existing GeForce 8, GeForce 9, and GeForce GTX 200-series cards.

The new drivers are part of the free GeForce Power Pack, which also contains a PhysX-enabling mod for Epic's Unreal Tournament 3, the full version of NetDevil's physics-heavy title Warmonger, and a few tech demos, including a fluid simulation. Read more »

"Warmonger is a terrible, terrible game. The AI is embarassingly bad, the game only has 4 ..."
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Nvidia Adding PhysX Processing to Existing GPUs Next Week, Developers Line Up with Support

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Hardware manufacturer Nvidia is set to add PhysX support to several lines of its graphics cards on August 12, according to Tech Report.

Nvidia GeForce 8, GeForce 9, and GeForce GTX 200-series cards will support the new physics acceleration initially.

PhysX began as Ageia Technologies' attempt at a dedicated hardware physics processor. The idea of an expensive physics processing card never took off, and Nvidia purchased Aegia in February of this year, announcing that it would directly incorporate Aegia's technology into its line of cards. Read more »

"Swirling clouds of snow are cute but I hope to see the "real" PhysX capabilities in the near ..."
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Evening Reading

Related Topics – Trackmania, NPD, Wack News, PhysX

So we played around with the ShackCast some today and decided we just dont like the

format. We're thinking about reframing the whole thing. Some more themes etc. We'll see

how it comes out. Will you be my Valentine? Read more »

"yeah. just to add to this subthread, i wanted to warn anyone about grinding, please stop. you ..."
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GeForce 8 Cards to Gain PhysX Engine Support

Related Topics – Hardware (PC only), PhysX

Hardware manufacturer Nvidia, which just purchased physics technology developer AGEIA, is porting AGEIA's PhysX engine software to run on its GeForce 8 cards, according to The Tech Report.

During a financial call, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hseun Huang revealed that the ported engine will bring enhanced physics capabilities to all of the company's existing GeForce 8 cards, as it will be programmed in CUDA. Read more »

"Once Nvidia releases a demo of this showing real-time boob physics in action it will take off ..."
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Nvidia to Acquire AGEIA, Plans PhysX Integration

Related Topics – NVidia, PhysX

Hardware manufacturer Nvidia today announced its plans to acquire physics technology developer AGEIA, with the company stating it will integrate AGEIA's PhysX technology into its future line of GeForce graphics cards.

"By combining the teams that created the world's most pervasive GPU and physics engine brands, we can now bring GeForce-accelerated PhysX to hundreds of millions of gamers around the world," said Huang. Read more »

"Real-time ray tracing would probably only require even more specialized purpose-optimized ..."
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Warmonger - Operation: Downtown Destruction Released

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Now available at FileShack is Warmonger - Operation: Downtown Destruction, the free Unreal Engine 3 powered multiplayer shooter from Auto Assault developer NetDevil.

The 437mb download includes six levels featuring a wide array of destructable objects and buildings. An AGEIA PhysX accelerator is required to get the most out of this game, however it will run without one. Read more »

"hey this demo runs on max with a gateway fx laptop. 2 duo core 4 gigs ram 1 gig nvidia geforce m ..."
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Warmonger Q&A

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Warmonger, Operation: Downtown Destruction Update Interview on RPG Vault asks team leader Chris Sherland for the 411 on this PhysX powered shooter.

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Warmonger Preview

Related Topics – PhysX is where you can find a Warmonger: Operation Downtown Destruction, offering hands-on impressions of the PhysX accelerated shooter.

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