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John Carmack's QuakeCon 2012 Keynote

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The beginning of QuakeCon is always started by several hours of John

Carmack talking about very technical things. This two hour keynote

typically runs into the three to four hour range, and it was no

different this time. John certainly has the gift of gab when it comes

to his projects, but unlike others his gab is chock full of useful

information, often quite beyond the understanding of those in the



URL: http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Editorial/John-Carmacks-QuakeCon-2012-Keynote


Quote: "The final topic was that of JohnÂ’s VR glasses experiments that

he has been doing, as well as the work he is doing with the company

Oculus. This is obviously a passion for John, as he talked a lot

about it. He detailed out the issues with current head mounted

displays, what he has done to mitigate them, and the final cludged

together product that he was able to produce essentially on his own.

He was quite excited to get in touch with the people at Oculus, as

they have a nearly shipping product that takes HMD VR to the next

level. Topics involved per eye resolution, optics, latency, absolute

head position, and software support. This took up the major portion

of his talk. It is an area that he obviously is very excited about

and hopes to expand upon soon."




Ryan Shrout

PC Perspective

rshrout ( -at -) pcper.com




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