Archive for the ‘Game Programming’ Category

Minecraft for $2.5 Billion – Yes, ‘the App’ is King

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

I’m still not completely over the shock from last November when I learned Microsoft had bought Mojang, the company behind Minecraft, for $2.5 billion dollars. Let me repeat that: “$2.5 BILLION”; you heard right. Markus Persson, the 35 year-old original and main developer with 71% stake in Mojang became an instant billionaire and a member of the Forbes World’s Billionaire list overnight. That’s right, Markus Persson is now #1415 with an estimated worth of $1.3 Billion according to Forbes. (more…)

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NVIDIA – Pushing the Limits of the GPU in “Batman: Arkham City” [Video]

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

I wouldn’t say I’m a big “gamer,” but I do once in a while like to play video games more to see the advancements in graphics/compute technology than anything else. PC games are usually my choice as the quality seems to far surpass those of video consoles. The latest PC game I tried just this weekend was “Batman: Arkham City”; to say the least I was very impressed. (more…)

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