Posts Tagged ‘Graphics’

Dark Souls 2 graphics downgrade claims addressed by From Software

March 20th, 2014

From Software has responded to claims that the final version of Dark Souls II did not match the visual quality of the game’s prerelease footage.

“Throughout the game development process, a game is constantly being balanced not only in game playability, but also in the realm of resource management,” a From Software representative told MCV.

Dark Souls II was released last week to critical acclaim, but some people were concerned that the final game did not look like they expected. YouTube user HypeBitHero, for instance, compared scenes from the final build of the game with those shown back in April 2013.

In response, From Software added that “a developer is always challenged with creating the most rewarding gaming experience while delivering continuity in graphical quality, gameplay dynamics, and balance within the game.”

“The final version of Dark Souls II displays the culmination of this delicate balance and we’re very proud of the positive media and fan reception for the game.”


Asus to use LucidLogix graphics software

May 22nd, 2012

LucidLogix Ltd. has signed a cooperation agreement with Taiwan’s AsusTek Computer Inc. (TWSE: 2357; LSE: ASKD) to integrate its Virtu MVP graphics software in Asus’s new motherboards with Intel Ivy Bridge processors. LucidLogix’s revenue from the deal is estimated at $3 million.

Ivy Bridge processors use the main processor to process graphics, while LucidLogix’s software works with the processor’s resources and the embedded graphics card to improve computer performance. The software can simultaneously use the computer’s processor to run heavy graphics applications, such as games and movie conversions from one format to another.

LucidLogix’s software is designed for PCs, and a laptop version is due out soon, with versions for smartphone and tablets due toward the end of the year. The software is currently embedded in 60 different motherboards.

LucidLogix president and VP business development Offir Remez and CSO Dr. Reuven Bakalash founded the company in 2005. Its CEO is Moshe Steiner, who previously served as VP and co-general manager of Marvell Israel Ltd., which acquired Galileo Technology, and COO of Oplus Technologies Ltd. prior to its acquisition by Intel Corporation (Nasdaq: INTC). LucidLogix has 30 employees, and has raised $40 million from Israeli funds Giza Venture Capital and Genesis Partners, and US fund Rho Ventures.


Mirics software turns graphics card into HDTV receiver

January 5th, 2011

Mirics, the developer of software-based TV receivers, has partnered with PC graphics card firm Sapphire Technology.

The firm’s will demonstrate this week at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Las Vegas, PCs with Sapphire graphics cards receiving live standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) content from broadcast sources and relayed, using Mirics’ FlexiStream software.

“Extending our PC graphics card range to support broadcast HDTV is a natural progression, and Mirics’ FlexiTV software-based global TV receiver and FlexiStream provide the perfect method of achieving this goal,” said Adrian Thompson, v-p of marketing at Sapphire.

“Mirics FlexiTV is demonstrating its ability to deliver TV in a variety of novel form factors,” said Simon Atkinson, CEO, Mirics.

Mirics is working with multimedia software firm ArcSoft to offer high definition TV on PCs in the Latin America market.

The UK-based developer of FlexiTV, a software-based TV receiver said the ArcSoft TotalMedia 3.5 will support HD content broadcast free-to-air (FTA) over digital terrestrial TV networks.


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