Posts Tagged ‘technology’

25 Years of Game Boy

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Raise your hand if you’ve owned a Game Boy (Hand raised)!

The Game Boy, Nintendo’s first full-sized handheld device, was released in Japan on April 21, 1989. It featured a green LCD screen, a directional pad, A, B, and start and select buttons. It was released in America in August of the same year for $89.99. Over the next decade and a half, the original Game Boy and its upgrades like Game Boy Color would sell 118 million units worldwide.

Take a look at this Mashable article for Every Game Boy Model from the Past 25 Years.

11 Times ‘The Simpsons’ Predicted the Future of Technology

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

With 25 season of comedy under its belt, American’s favorite TV family has poked fun of and spoofed almost everything related to pop culture. They’ve even predicted some of today’s technological advancements.

From heavy hinting at potential NSA snooping to goofier predictions of future video phones, Mashable has rounded up 11 times that The Simpsons imagined the digital future with eerie accuracy. Have you seen the scenes referenced?

The Evolution of the Unreal Engine

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Unreal Engine

I have been playing games for a long time now and I can still remember when I first went to a friends house for a LAN party. I walked into the room and everyone was jumping around in this cool high-tech-ish world, shooting each other and using really crazy weapons. I leaned over to my friend and asked what everyone was playing and he told me it was something called “Unreal Tournament“. To me at the time, the graphics were pretty amazing but it was the game play and physics that really caught my eye. After that day I was totally sold on the Unreal Engine and the way that Epic Games would push each version so much further.

The reason I am writing about Unreal Engine is I was browsing Reddit for some relevent articles and saw this image.

The Evolution of Unreal Engine: http://i.imgur.com/XS6BH.jpg

I just love the visual jumps in ability to use higher resolution maps and overall quality of game models, animation, physics and all the cool stuff that comes along with the release of a new version of a developers kit. And then! I remembered the trailer that I saw at GDC 2011.

Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 Tech Demo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzjsTt_DzCw&feature=related

When I watch demo’s like that and read articles about the future of gaming, technology, creative innovation and just the freedom to breath life something sooooo amazing just gets me so stoked! I can’t wait to see what the game designers here at Cogswell will do with this technology when it lands in their laps.

-Zombie