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The ‘Virtual Reality’ Look of 90s Computer Animation

March 2, 2015

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Full disclosure: This article is in no way meant to be a comprehensive cover of the virtual reality boom of the early-90s, nor is it even meant to describe the mechanics of virtual reality. In fact, this blurb has very little to do with virtual reality itself; it mainly just discusses a few specific animation techniques – ones that, […]

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Valve Reveals The First 13 Steam Machines at CES 2014

January 7, 2014

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With CES kicking off this week, Valve has waste no time in getting out information on their upcoming release of the Steam Machine. For those not familiar with Valve, they are the creators of such franchise as Left 4 Dead, Counter Strike, Half-Life, Portal and many other successful PC games. With the release of the […]

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Mario Kart Wii Construction Sets from K’Nex and Toys R’ Us!

September 7, 2011

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It is no secret that we are huge Mario Kart fans here at Nerd City (certain members even claim the increasing challenges available during online competition is proof the computers can learn). Needless to say, I was uber-pumped to see these brand new Mario Kart Wii Construction Sets from K’Nex (available exclusively from Toys R’  Us). […]

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Hard Reset.

July 21, 2011

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I have always had a soft spot for Cyberpunk. I can’t help it. Even at it’s worse (Johnny Mnemonic, anyone?), the dystopian aesthetic of C.P. just calls to me. Interestingly, the movement in video games has never really been realized (there are some exceptions i.e. Deus Ex, Perfect Dark and Mirror’s Edge). This is why […]

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“Amnesia: The Dark Descent”

October 27, 2010

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With the spookiness of October in full swing, it’s time to ratchet up the scares, and nothing will do that quite like “Amnesia“, the super scary new computer game from Frictional Games. Telling the tale of the forgetful Daniel, as he wakes in a creepy-ass castle, “Amnesia” is like a terrifying, less frustrating “Myst”. Deftly […]

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INCREDIBOX

March 12, 2010

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Everyone has found themselves beatboxing under their breath from time to time.  The only problem is, only a handful of us out there are actually good at it.  Thankfully, INCREDIBOX has taken the fun of beatbox and removed any of the skill necessary to make it happen. I was taken back to such videogames as […]

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Steam Service Coming to Mac

March 8, 2010

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Valve has announced today that they will officially be bringing their very popular service, Steam, to the Mac platform next month. For those not familiar Steam is the one stop place for all new, and some old, PC games. Steam allows a direct download of games directly to a customers account allowing them to load […]

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