---QUOTATION--- Ah, Crysis. That game might hard to test in a fair way without mods, since its graphic settings were artificially locked down on DX9 systems. Can't see any reason why, since modders quickly learned how to make the DX9 version look almost exactly as good as DX10 (I recall only the motion blur was missing). ---END QUOTATION---
Cool how you can remember that but not a single literature class
Still, sardonic sniping aside, there are differences in the shading between DX10 and 9. Crysis on modern day hardware likely plays pretty damn well either way, provided you have the 2-core speed for it.
In other news I finally played enough of The New Colossus to formulate a final opinion on it.
What I like and really appreciate about programs like this, is the period of
time it reflects. People would look forward to weekly programs like this on
TV to get information about technology, computers & games that we take
for granted today, easily finding that stuff on the internet. At the same time
there used to be a huge number of magazines produced about all the same
subject matter that are no more. TV shows about Computers are no more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_Chronicles
all of this may sound like nonsense, both name-wise and entertainment-wise and may not appeal to any of us specifically, but...
it is basically Minecon, which is sort of a 'gathering' for fans of the popular PC-game Minecraft; the first Minecon was held a few years ago, back when Notch still was in charge of Mojang and Minecraft was at its very peak
it was decided that the Minecon was to be held in Las Vegas; meaning that there were a whole host of expenses for anyone who wished to participate
Minecraft back then was already extremely popular, nowadays I don't have any idea how big it may be, but Microsoft did buy Mojang (the company behind Minecraft) a few years ago and have steadily been updating and supporting with regards to both old and new fans of the game
thus I was pleased to see that they also decided to include everyone in this Minecon -thing
Minecraft is a global cross-cultural phenomenon, being played by all ages and I do believe that Microsoft overall has been doing justice to the game and brand and that they deserve credit where credit is due.