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Top 10 technology predictions for 2013 - and a few for 2014 impacting Games.

Some people like to get a head start on their 2013 predictions and get a jump on the rest of us. (Ok.. I'll admit... I'm a ~month late!) So here's my gift to you. I'll go wayyy out on a limb & do some 2014 predictions. 2013 Honestly; I wasn't...

Project Anarchy by Havok

By Ross O., Last Updated September 28, 2016

Hey Intel Developers, I wanted to reach out and make sure you were all aware of a free game engine Havok is releasing later this month called Project Anarchy. Recently announced at GDC, Project Anarchy is a free C++ game engine that combines Havok...

GDC 2013: Perceptual Computing, HTML5, Havok, and More

The world’s largest game developer conference is officially over, and what a week it was! From perceptual computing to game engines to HTML5, there was a lot going on. Let’s take a look at some of the Intel-related highlights from this busy week in...

Project Anarchy: Quick start development demos

Whether you’re just getting started in the game development space, or you’re an old hand looking for some new tools to use that will help you compete without breaking the bank in the process, you’ll want to check out Project Anarchy, a free mobile...

Gesture Control

Gesture Control and the Next Wave of 3D Cameras

Within the last five years, the field of Natural User Interfaces (NUIs) has been revolutionized by the influx of new devices onto the market. These devices allow users to interact directly with a user interface using gestures or speech, for example. This article looks at the extent to which this...

-NEW- Intel® Graphics Driver for Windows® 10 and Windows 7*/8.1* [15.40.4501]

DRIVER VERSION: Intel® Graphics Driver PV 15.40.28.4501 32bit & 64bit  DATE: August 12, 2016 This driver is in self installing format (exe) intended for end users. 32bit - win32_154028.4501.exe 64bit - win64_154028.4501.exe This driver is in...

The Fab Five: Top Intel® Game Dev Content | September

  Razer Stargazer* Webcam Makes Gaming Broadcast a Social Experience As gaming evolves, it’s no longer enough to simply post a high score on a bulletin board somewhere—players now regularly upload personal videos that replay their victories and...

Event Recap: PAX West 2016

The Intel Booth at PAX West featured streamers, pro gamers, VR, indie games, and even a DJ and cooking!  Going to PAX and announcing the winners of our Intel® Level Up Game Dev Contest is among my top three things I get to do each year. That has...

Intro to Touch on Ultrabook™: Getting started

Touch screens were once an exotic way to interact with special devices, but they’re becoming an everyday part of devices and computers. In addition to phones and tablets, more laptops and convertible computers now include touch screens. As we...

Intro to Touch on Ultrabook: Touch Messages from the Windows 7 interface

Last time, I started looking at the road to Touch on Ultrabook. Here, we'll look at the Touch messages from the Windows 7 interface.How does Touch work on Windows 7 (and Windows 8 desktop)? Let’s look at the Windows 7 interface first. First, you’ll...

PAX 2012 - What a Great Show!

PAX 2012 – What a Show! PAX 2012 this year was another sell out show with at least 70,000 or more people showing up in Seattle.  Aside from some volunteer booth duty, an interview for a Publication, and some great Partner meetings; the big...

The Next Generation of Game Engines is available NOW – UE4 and Fortnite

We just posted a great article & spotlight up on the PC Gaming Alliance Website that provides a quick snapshot of the Next Generation Unreal Engine 4, and Fortnite, brought to you by Epic!  Go check out the article and share with your friends! ...

Take Your Audio to the Next Level

You’ve gone through the 7 steps of video production, learned how to bring the game trailers to your audience and how to create software demos. In each of these posts we emphasized the importance of your audio. Today we’re offering tips and tricks to...

How to Create a Software Demo Video (Part 2)

Now that you’ve done the groundwork in preparing for your software demo video and you know the purpose and the message you want to get across, it’s time to actually start creating the demo.Many hands Use as many people as it takes to run the...

From a first chat at Intel booth to IDF keynote

Intel works with hundreds of software companies around the world to ensure that their applications run in the best way on Intel platforms. And these developers, who have not started work with Intel, might be interested what kind of opportunities...

Intel Software @ Games Developer Conference Europe | GPA R4, Ultrabook with Sensors & Touch, prizes for your app

Monday, 13th of August GDC Europe in Cologne is calling and we are showing to game developers what Intel has to offer for them on a software as well as hardware basis.What is Intel talking about (click on the titles to get the slides - pdf) "Expand...

The Next Intel Contra Costa Student Hackathon - IDF 2012

Well It has begun.  The next iteration of our student hackathons -this time in no less a location than the commodious halls of the San Francisco Moscone Center where IDF 2012 is in progress. Professor Tom Murphy and the awesome students of Contra...

Gaming Piracy - Separating Fact from Fiction

I’m sure most of us have all seen and heard the news recently that’s flared up again on Gaming Piracy and DRM issues.   I’d like to address what I feel is one of the most misunderstood, and taken out of context issues that’s plagued this industry...

What's going on at HTML5 Developer Conference next week?

Next week, I'm heading up to San Francisco for the HTML5 Developer Conference. Intel will be a Gold Sponsor at the show, and we've got a number of activities to watch out for if you happen to be going, including 4 speakers, 2 demos, and giveaways!

Congrats Microsoft on Windows* 8!

Here we are on the eve of Windows* 8 and I want to reach out to my former friends & co-workers still there to wish them all a huge Congratulations!   Getting an OS out the door is a monumental task (Akin to eating a Kraken!) and something that...

Adding Multi-Touch Support in Unity* Windows* Apps

Someone asked me recently how to take advantage of multi touch in Unity apps running on Windows 7 & Windows 8 desktop.  I remember saying things like “it should be really easy”, and “Someone must have done that” and “go look for a plugin”.  He...

Are You Tracking Your Usability Bugs?

The answer is "almost". There are two types of bugs: Reliability and Usability. A Reliability Bug is an unintended error which causes your application to fail the user. This user can either be a person or another system. An example would be saving...

How do you Skyrim? Get the most bang for your gaming buck!

This blog could apply to any PC game; however, I’m going to use Skyrim by way of illustration since they’ve done a fantastic job of supporting the Gamepad and or the Mouse & Keyboard; unlike some other PC Game Ports I won’t mention. So a huge...

Perceptual Challenge – take our survey and apply for a free Interactive Gesture Camera

We’re only days away from the official launch of the Intel® Perceptual Computing Challenge.   This developer contest encourages developers to create innovative applications using natural human interfaces like gestures, voice, and facial movement...

Voromoeba - video game based on Voronoi diagrams

I recently released Voromoeba 1.1, a freeware PC game.  In it you are a amoeba-like creature who eats plants, defends against predators, and advances to increasingly tricky levels. What sets Voromoeba apart is that almost every image is rendered as...

Handling Windows* 8 Auto-rotate feature in your application

Controlling the auto rotate feature in Windows* 8 within your applications and games.

The Impending Console Hangover

So I'm going to take my gloves off a bit on this blog.  Prepare yourselves!  :-) One of the biggest things I'm getting very sick and tired of reading about lately is all the news talking about how the video games industry is down.  Really?  That's...

The challenge of reinventing the PC: Ultimate Coder

Your PC is an amazing peace of kit, it’s amazing because no other computing platform is as versatile and no other platform is so open for innovation. You can buy hardware for it from thousands of vendors, you can hook it up to just about any display...

Intel Ultimate Coder Challenge Round 2 Fight!

Last Updated September 28, 2016

The bell has rung and Code-Monkeys is ready to let loose its collective intellect to throw down the competition.  We  just narrowly missed the crown last round, grabbing second place with Wind Up Football. The sting still lingers, yet the drive has...

Simian Squared Go Perceptual: Ultimate Coder

Hello all and welcome to our very first Ultimate Coder: Going Perceptual blogpost! I thought we'd use this opportunity to introduce ourselves and tell you about what we will be doing with the Perceptual Computing platform and where we're coming from...

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