TIL: Fire Hose Edition

Hey readers! Now that Slam Bolt Scrappers is out on PSN (didn’t you hear!?), a lot of fascinating, new stuff has been happening at Fire Hose. To quickly touch base with everyone, I decided to pose a simple question: “What’s something you learned today?” Responses were pretty interesting and varied, so they seemed worth posting here. Without further delay, here are a few things people at Fire Hose learned yesterday.

Eitan: No matter how cool it looks in video games, motion blur pretty much always looks terrible in still screen shots. And Amazon web services has a free tier if you want to try out cloud hosting for free: http://aws.amazon.com/free/

Ethan: I learned that putting stars in a level makes it more fun for the players and the developers.

Jacques: Thinking ahead. Organizing and Prepping files for fast turn around, for projects that may be due the same day. If you carefully think ahead, and take the time to know the ins and outs of your current project, you can save your self time and headaches that occur when not being prepared for a deadline.

Alec: TIL that if you have any doubts about how well an image “reads,” you should trust your instincts and take action to improve the clarity of the image.

Jeff: People are doing some interesting things with smart cameras, like the Predator:

Sharat: There is a walking quadruped robot called BigDog:

So, that’s what we learned. What’s something you learned today?

One Comment

  1. Owen Raccuglia

    I just noticed that the source for that crazy camera-tracking demo is GPL’d and available on Github! https://github.com/abelsson/TLD

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