I'll be on three flights in the next 11 days, and although I'd like to sleep through every flight, I doubt that'll happen. I have an iPhone 4 and a 3rd-gen iPod Touch at my disposal, so I'd like to throw some new, non-battery-killing games on them before I go. [more inside]
What are the most interesting documentary films about the history of video games? I am especially interested in anything that discusses the history of game graphics.
Can you figure out this weird PC graphics glitch? [more inside]
What is the difference between these two PC graphics cards? Crossfire setup question inside. [more inside]
What computer games right now have the best graphics? I'm writing a paper on shadow perception, and want to discuss the representation of shadows in graphics. It'd be really nice to get some examples of the state of the art. But I'm not a gamer so I have no idea what this is! Gamer mefites, please hope me...
Why, in video games, am I moving through an endless variety of environments but killing the same enemies over and over? [more inside]
I'm doing a mini-research project on wireframe graphics in gaming. What are the definitive wireframe games? I know about Tempest, I know about Battlezone, and I know about the Star Wars Cockpit Arcade game. What other titles should I add to my list?
Do any modern graphics cards still support 8-bit palettized textures? If not, what were the last ones that did? [more inside]
Adivce on building a PC for a games fanatic (more inside) [more inside]
Neeerrrrrrrrdfilter: I want to play Bioshock. Help me find the most economical way to upgrade my video hardware so that it will run the game satisfactorily. [more inside]
PC performance issues. 1) Is it a good idea to fill up all 3 of my DIMM slots, when my motherboard manual says that the max speed will be DDR 200 instead of DDR 400? The motherboard is an ASUS K8V SE Deluxe. 2) How do I best identify the bottlenecked hardware component that's causing framerate jerkiness e.g. when playing Oblivion (e.g. RAM, processor, AGP card)?