The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year has produced a lot of new technology news, but of particular interest is what NVidia has been up to. Already well established as being pretty much the manufacturer of the best video cards on the planet with the best driver support across the most operating systems, they’re now pushing forward into the consumer marketplace. Two big ideas have been revealed at CES 2013 so far:
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Job Posting Announcement: KRW1-DEC2012 | Freelance Writer
|Company:||Krypton Media Group
d.b.a: Krypton Radio
|Required Education:||The ability to read, but Masters in English Literature preferred.|
Reporting on Current Events
|Required Experience:||The ability to write, spell correctly, and use proper grammar.|
|Base Pay:||The admiration of your friends and random strangers on the internet.||Required Travel:||Only as far as you want to go.|
|Other Pay:||Location:||The Internet (Map it!)|
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Press Release – New York, NY –Kickstarter sensation Sullivan’s Sluggers, the pending graphic novel from creators Mark Andrew Smith and James Stokoe, will debut as a series of single issues with issue #1 premiering today exclusively on comiXology — the world’s largest digital comics platform with over 75 million downloads to date. Earlier this month, Sullivan’s Sluggers took the internet by storm with a Kickstarter campaign that outperformed even the most wild expectations. Now, fans won’t have to wait one more day to experience a taste of the Sullivan’s Sluggers graphic novel with Sullivan Sluggers #1on comiXology today.
Sullivan’s Sluggers quickly became an internet phenomenon after its Kickstarter campaign surpassed its initial goal of $6,000 and almost hit $100,000 in the 30-day campaign. The graphic novel was also optioned for adaption to the silver screen before the Kickstarter campaign even ended. Created by Mark Andrew Smith and James Stokoe, the team behind Sullivan’s Sluggers didn’t want to wait until the graphic novel was printed to get it into the hands of fans, so they approached comiXology to serialize the graphic novel over six single issues.
“We’re excited to be able to bring Sullivan’s Sluggers to comiXology before the graphic novel comes out in print,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “It was great for comiXology to be counted among the early incentives for the book’s backers during the Kickstarter campaign and now we can’t wait to let the rest of the world in on this bloody great comic.”
“ComiXology is the premier place for digital comics,” said co-creator Mark Andrew Smith. “Releasing Sullivan’s Sluggers with comiXology’s unique one-two punch reading experience of CMX-HD and in their revolutionary Guided View gives fans something different than with the print graphic novel. From shopping to reading, there just isn’t anything else out there that touches comiXology.”
Sullivan’s Sluggers tells the story of a down and out minor league baseball team and their Coach, Casey Sullivan, as they face off against a terrifying legion of undead monsters in an epic fight for survival. When America’s favorite past time becomes one team’s ultimate nightmare, hilarity, horror and one killer comic ensues.
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Well known Star Trek actor and Gay Rights activist George Takei, recently posted on his Facebook (FB) wall, a message he had received from an unnamed fan who is also a Facebook employee. The employee wrote George to address concerns that George had been airing over what appeared to be a disruption in his fan’s abilities to see his posts. For weeks now, many have voiced their concerns over Facebook’s Promoted Posts feature, which allows FB users the ability to pay and give their posts greater reach to their page subscribers. This also seemed to coincide with what some observed as a sudden drop in the visibility of posts to those very subscribers, who now claim they have trouble getting those posts in their news feed.
On June 7th, Facebook’s marketing department released a video to talk about their Promoted Posts feature and try to explain how it all works. The 30 minute video features questions from FB users and answers from company marketing and engineers.
After the break, you can read the letter sent to George.
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The limits of computer graphics and rendering continue to be pushed, and the team at Square Enix blows us away with this demonstration of their RealTime rendering technology, featuring the Final Fantasy gaming universe as their test vehicle. This technology is being spearheaded by the Square Enix team in Japan, as such their website is in Japanese and we’re doing our best to fight through the translation that Google spits out.
In the latest post on the page, the President of Square Enix makes a rallying call to gather talented individuals who are looking to join the effort to further bridge the connection between high-definition art and gaming, wanting to meld these two worlds as he acknowledges that not all current games can make the transition, but he looks towards the future and hopes that it will be a bright one. In his following posts, the dreams of the research and development team are shared, their desire to one day make this amazing level of visual detail available on all platforms and feel that it will be achieved during the next large breakthrough in graphics and processing technology.
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Press Release: comiXology -New York, New York — Dynamite Entertainment and comiXology have teamed up to release legendary comic creator Howard Chaykin’s classic American Flagg! digitally across the entire comiXology platform — including iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and the Web. Long considered a classic, this exclusive digital release also includes a brand new forward by bestselling comic creator and novelist Warren Ellis — only available on comiXology. The forward, along with first arc of the American Flagg series marks the beginning of a new era for this groundbreaking masterpiece as it moves into the digital age.
“Bringing the work of a master creator like Howard Chaykin to the forefront of the digital realm defines what comiXology is at it’s very core” says comiXology CEO and Co-Founder David Steinberger “Being able to distribute lost classics to new readers is something we’re striving to continue as we push forward in 2012.”
Lauded for its status as a cult classic and unparalleled in it’s impact on today’s comic scene, Howard Chaykin’s American Flagg! brings it’s unique indie spirit to comiXology and is available for download as individual single issues and as a completed Graphic Novel.
“There are few great comic works as influential and well respected as Howard Chaykin’s American Flagg! The work is, in my opinion, one of the most important works from the 1980’s. Howard was ahead of his time with American Flagg! He was a visionary, and Flagg!, as well as The Shadow and other works show why he is one of the most respected creators in comics.” saysDynamite President and Publisher Nick Barrucci “Offering American Flagg! digitally is ideal in bringing the classic series to a new generation of readers. We couldn’t be more excited about having both this incredible series by Chaykin with a new forward by Ellis available digitally on comiXology.”
A monumental achievement in modern sequential art, American Flagg tells the story of Reuben Flagg and the world he inhabits following the devastating events of the Year of the Domino. In a future where planet Earth has been torn asunder by a wave of natural disasters and civilization is forced to plot a new course for itself as the United States government flees to Mars, Flagg must deal with all the remaining factions left behind.
Introducing the Leap Motion Sensor Control System
When I first saw the Kinect in action, I was in awe. It was a newly minted interface from Microsoft, and it was sure to turn the gaming world upside down. But for some reason, it didn’t. It was just another game control system, and the novelty wore off after about the first year it was out. People just accepted it, not realizing what an amazing technological breakthrough it really was.
Like the Playstation 3 Eye/Move system, the Kinect has its problems as well – neither of these motion recognition systems work well unless you have a brightly lit environment. The Kinect does it raw – the Playstation solves the light problem by supplying its own with not-so-little colored spheres on its motion controller wands, but this still puts a controller in your hand for a system that technically shouldn’t need them. And then there’s the accuracy issue, which is arguably more a function of how much computing power can be applied to interpreting the motion of the user’s hands or the lit controllers. The Playstation Eye/Move system solves this by putting attitude sensors and accelerometers in the wand controls, which to my mind is little more than a kludge to get around basic flaws in the motion detection algorithm, probably a direct result of having to cope with that not-enough-light problem.
While the Kinect has been successfully hacked, and is the toy of choice for all sorts of robotics and artificial intelligence experiments – even to the point of being mounted to quadrotors to give them stereoscopic vision – the other shoe hadn’t dropped. The Kinect made its commercial debut in 2009 when it was announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in 2009, then called Project Natal. It was released in 2010 with a newly redesigned XBox 360. And this year, in February, Microsoft released the software development kit and the hardware so that it could be used with Windows. While ordinarily this would have been great news, there’s one fly in the ointment: The Leap.
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San Jose, Calif., Gaia Interactive, the world-class social gaming publisher of Monster Galaxy, recently announced a partnership with Yen Press to bring the epic Monster Galaxy video game franchise to life through a new series of graphic novels. Monster Galaxy readers will experience all new adventures with their favorite characters while exploring new worlds, meeting new characters and discovering never before seen monsters.
Kurt Hassler, Publishing Director at Yen Press, said of the adaptation, “Monster Galaxy is a fantastically addictive game — as evidenced by the fact that I can hardly pry our editorial staff away from it since we began discussions of an adaptation! We look forward working with Gaia to introduce both existing fans and new readers to new stories set within this marvelously engaging world in an entirely new medium.”
Readers will be joining over 25 million other users in experiencing the iconic battles, intriguing characters and fantastical world of Monster Galaxy. More details regarding the Monster Galaxy Graphic Novel will be announced at Comic-Con 2012.
“Expanding the world of Monster Galaxy through graphic novels gives readers the unique opportunity to experience new and exciting adventures including new characters, worlds and monsters while still incorporating classic iconic moments from the games,” said Christopher Castagnetto, Senior Marketing Product Manager at Gaia Interactive.
The Monster Galaxy franchise recently achieved a major milestone, crossing 25 million players worldwide, making it among the most widely recognized brands in online gaming. In addition to the upcoming graphic novel, Gaia has teamed up with Radar Pictures to work on an upcoming Monster Galaxy Live Action Motion Picture. Gaia and Radar have partnered with writer Reinhard Denke to develop a unique, fun and action packed script. The Monster Galaxy Motion Picture promises to deliver Gaia’s unique characters and fantastic world while leveraging Radar Pictures’ vast experience in the movie industry to make the project massively appealing to audiences beyond fans of the game. More details regarding the Monster Galaxy Motion Picture will be announced in 2012.