littlelimpstiff14u2:

Photorealism takes gaming deeper
The world is our playground – especially when it is scanned and replicated exactly in a video game.
A wave of new games use a technique called photogrammetry to produce digital replicas of the real world. The technique can be used to recreate rooms, objects, streets and even whole cities, says Krzysztof Plonka of special-effects studio Better Reality in Poland.
Better Reality started out creating effects for the film industry. Now for the first time its technology will be used in a video game. Get Even is being developed by Polish studio The Farm 51. Another games studio in Poland, The Astronauts, is using a similar approach in its latest game The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. (The images in this article are all taken from this game.)
Canadian studio Pixyul wants to take the technique to its limit – scanning the whole world using drones and reconstructing it inside a game.
New Scientist
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littlelimpstiff14u2:

Photorealism takes gaming deeper
The world is our playground – especially when it is scanned and replicated exactly in a video game.
A wave of new games use a technique called photogrammetry to produce digital replicas of the real world. The technique can be used to recreate rooms, objects, streets and even whole cities, says Krzysztof Plonka of special-effects studio Better Reality in Poland.
Better Reality started out creating effects for the film industry. Now for the first time its technology will be used in a video game. Get Even is being developed by Polish studio The Farm 51. Another games studio in Poland, The Astronauts, is using a similar approach in its latest game The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. (The images in this article are all taken from this game.)
Canadian studio Pixyul wants to take the technique to its limit – scanning the whole world using drones and reconstructing it inside a game.
New Scientist
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littlelimpstiff14u2:

Photorealism takes gaming deeper
The world is our playground – especially when it is scanned and replicated exactly in a video game.
A wave of new games use a technique called photogrammetry to produce digital replicas of the real world. The technique can be used to recreate rooms, objects, streets and even whole cities, says Krzysztof Plonka of special-effects studio Better Reality in Poland.
Better Reality started out creating effects for the film industry. Now for the first time its technology will be used in a video game. Get Even is being developed by Polish studio The Farm 51. Another games studio in Poland, The Astronauts, is using a similar approach in its latest game The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. (The images in this article are all taken from this game.)
Canadian studio Pixyul wants to take the technique to its limit – scanning the whole world using drones and reconstructing it inside a game.
New Scientist
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littlelimpstiff14u2:

Photorealism takes gaming deeper

The world is our playground – especially when it is scanned and replicated exactly in a video game.

A wave of new games use a technique called photogrammetry to produce digital replicas of the real world. The technique can be used to recreate rooms, objects, streets and even whole cities, says Krzysztof Plonka of special-effects studio Better Reality in Poland.

Better Reality started out creating effects for the film industry. Now for the first time its technology will be used in a video game. Get Even is being developed by Polish studio The Farm 51. Another games studio in Poland, The Astronauts, is using a similar approach in its latest game The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. (The images in this article are all taken from this game.)

Canadian studio Pixyul wants to take the technique to its limit – scanning the whole world using drones and reconstructing it inside a game.

New Scientist

If My Dog Could Talk

  • Dog: WAT DOING
  • Me: Nothing. I just stood up.
  • Dog: WHERE GO
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  • Dog: CAN I COME
  • Me: I mean sure but I'm literally just-
  • Dog: I COME TOO
  • Dog: WAT DOING
  • Me: I need to open this door.
  • Dog: I HALP
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  • Me: Sure.
  • Dog: I SIT IN LAP
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  • Me: No there's no room and-
  • Dog: LAP
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  • Dog: RIGHT HERE
  • Me: That's literally on top of my leg.
  • Dog: IT'S PERFECT PET ME
  • Me: I am petting you. One second, let me just grab my glass-
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  • Me: I literally am petting you, I just needed a drink-
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  • Me: I AM
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did-you-kno:

While patrolling a local casino, police in west Germany located a man who had a warrant for unpaid fines. They confronted him just as his slot machine struck a jackpot, and he avoided jail time by paying his fine on the spot. Source