Out with 2013 and in with 2014!!!
So here are my top ten (10) predictions for technology and gaming related things in the coming new year. I can hardly wait!
I just soft-launched the PC Gaming Alliance (PCGA) 'Gaming Certified' Certification Program a few months ago; and thought I'd share some over-arching themes behind why we took the approach that we did on several fronts. For those of you that'd like to dive into the details of that program feel free to visit the PC Gaming Alliance website here: http://pcgamingalliance.org/certification If you do take a peek I'd recommend taking a look at both the FAQ and whitepaper.
New touch controls in digital mediums like smartphones and Ultrabook devices has created a new gaming ecosystem. Angry Birds, Plants vs Zombies, and Temple Run are just a few of the hundreds of popular new games that rely on touch interaction.
With Android continually increasing in popularity it is always interesting to take a look at the latest collection of game engines available for the paltform. I am also further intersted in seeing which game engines include x86 support since the number of Intel x86 based mobile devices continue to increase. There are many game engine choices out there, all with a different set of features, pricing, maturity, etc. After doing some research, I found a wide variety of game engines that can be used for creating games that run on Android* based mobile devices.
Intel presented the first Buzz Workshop in Plano, TX at SMU Guildhall. We engaged with game-focused academia and ISVs in bi-directional communication on Intel tools, technology, and the future of open platform for games. The two-day workshop included a series of technical talks that ranged from Perceptual Computing to programming for Android. Intel is invested in the future of gaming and we are already planning our next workshop.
I’m sure most of you have already heard a lot about Intel’s Haswell set of chipsets being publicly named the 4th Generation Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ and Intel® HD Graphics by now. So I’ll take a slightly different tack than the types of reviews, blogs, or coverage I’m sure most of you have all already been exposed to. I’ll talk about some actual first hand experiences that have transformed my gaming habits that typically don’t get into the spotlight.
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