I never thought I’d be having a deep conversation about the underrated significance of shoes in video games but, ten minutes into my chat with professional photographer Leo Sang, and we’re talking about them as if they’re the next Rosetta stone. “As players, we’re always moving forward in video games, looking around and ahead, but few of us ever stop and take a moment to look down, or really look down quite literally at our shoes.” explains Sang. “What are the characters wearing? And how did the developers design them? I think it’s a really interesting subject for photographic study.”Read more How to take amazing screenshots using the photo mode in God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, and more Which is where Sang’s latest project, Shoes for Virtual Feet, comes in. The shutterbug has been carefully, systematically taking detailed shots of shoes across a range of video games, from FIFA 18’s studded sportswear to Far … [Read more...] about A professional photographer on what it takes to capture video game snaps for a living, and his expert tips for using photo mode
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It hasn’t been a huge week for new releases, but the launch of the No Man’s Sky NEXT update certainly got the GameRevolution staff talking this week. Read on below to see what our staff members have been playing, and be sure to leave your own responses in the comments section below! Paul Tamburro, Executive Editor: I’ve been playing No Man’s Sky and its NEXT update. The endless mining and crafting still don’t do much for me. but it’s one of the best photography games out there. Just wandering around its procedurally generated universe and taking snapshots of its mad planets is a blast. I’m basically treating it like Pokemon Snap, only with more monsters that look like disfigured ballsacks. Astrid Johnson, News: After taking a break out of frustration about five months ago, I’m playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild again, and making a tremendous amount of progress with it. Not for one second … [Read more...] about What Are You Playing? No Man’s Sky NEXT, Madden 19, and More
Nvidia’s latest research has created a neural network adept at taking noisy and visually-defaced images and cleaning them up. Researchers from Nvidia, Aalto university, and MIT have pitched together to create this absurdly powerful AI-powered tool that only requires two noisy images to completely fix almost totally inscrutable images. The researchers believe this technique can aid in removing artifacts, noise, and grain from high-ISO images taken in low-light or even potentially demystify images taken with an MRI machine to aid in medical imaging devices and analysis. It’s also looking like it might be pretty handy at removing watermarks, too. Can’t wait any longer for a GPU upgrade? Here are the best Nvidia graphics cards around. The neural network was taught using 50,000 images, and through some AI deep-learning magic, is able to apply what it learnt to other images and make them look pretty. Where this approach differs from those before it, however, is in how this … [Read more...] about Nvidia has trained an AI to fix your shoddy photography
TAMPA, Fla. - If you're looking for something fun to do this Memorial Day weekend (May 25-28), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area. When: 7:10 p.m.Where: Tropicana Field at Cost: Click here for ticket information Info: The Tampa Bay Rays will host the Baltimore Orioles for a 3-game weekend series at Tropicana Field! First pitch is Friday night at 7:10 p.m. When: 8 p.m.Where: Carol Morsani Hall at 1010 N W.C. MacInnes Place, TampaCost: $17.75Info: In honor of Memorial Day, the orchestra salutes the American spirit, with music from America’s greatest popular composers, from John Philip Sousa to John Williams. When: 8 p.m.Where: Tampa Improv at 1600 East 8th Ave C-112, TampaCost: $20Info: Tony has entertained audiences in some of the nation’s hottest comedy arenas including Caroline’s, The Boston Comedy Club in New York City, The Peppermint Lounge in New Jersey and many more! He also tours the country playing theatres and areas as part … [Read more...] about What’s happening in Tampa Bay this Memorial Day weekend?
It’s a tough task, remaking classic TV like Lost in Space. Stick too closely to the original and you end up with something sentimental and out of kilter with most, more grounded modern TV. Stray too far from the concept, and you not only lose the spirit of the show entirely, but you often walk dangerously into ‘gritty reboot’ territory, losing the subtleties and nuances of what makes the original such an enduring classic. And then there’s the robot - nailing that character is the key to unlocking the whole concept. Danger, indeed, Will Robinson. Early impressions are that Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, Game of Thrones) has managed to craft something that walks the fine line between new and old, retaining the classic Lost in Space vibe and putting his own stamp on it too. But first, let’s talk about that robot. And fair warning: mild spoilers follow for the first two episodes, ahead of the season release date of April 13 on Netflix.Obviously, the robot in the … [Read more...] about Netflix’s Lost in Space is all about family, survival, and making friends with (potentially) killer robots