Author archives: Vlad Badoiu

I'm an engineer, currently employed at a financial software company. My interests include gaming, LPing and, of course, reviewing, but also game dev and graphics. Also, in the past I've dabbled in amateur photography, reviewing movies and writing short stories and blog posts. I am also a huge Song of Ice and Fire fan, but that's beside the point. Youtube Channel, Deviantart , Google + , Twitter

The Pipeline Backend

Go to OpenGL Home We continue the first chapter of this tutorial series by looking into some back-end operations over which we don’t have direct control.   Up until now, we have discussed vertex and fragment shaders (geometry and tessellation are reserve for later chapters), but between the vertex and fragment parts of the pipeline, there…

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Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns Announced

The Guild Wars franchise has always been one of the best buy once, play forever MMORPGs. The original game, comprised of 3 stand-alone parts and one expansion which make up a single world is still considered one of the best and unique MMORPGs of all time. Then came Guild Wars 2, which borrowed some ideas…

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Goblin Satirist Mocks Neptulon, Is Not Killed [satire]

Neptulon, the Water Elemental Lord worshipped by water elementals and water dwellers all around Azeroth, was the centerpiece of a series of caricatures created by the Goblin Guffawing Guild of Gagetzan. The caricatures in question depicted the almighty water lord in various humorous incarnations, the latest and most shocking entitled Niptulon. This latest caricature was…

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Witcher 3 System Requirements Revealed

The highly anticipated entry into the Witcher series, Witcher 3 has just revealed its PC system requirements. Minimum System Requirements   Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940 Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 660 AMD GPU Radeon HD 7870 RAM 6GB OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) DirectX 11…

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Lumino City Review

Lumino City is the sequel to Lume, a critically acclaimed puzzle platformer from a few years back which, as the game at hand, was created not through digital rendering, but entirely by hand out of paper, card, miniature lights and motors. The result has been released and it has not disappointed. The story revolves around…

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The Banner Saga 2 Announcement Trailer

The sequel to The Banner Saga has just received a trailer, in which both narrators proclaim “No matter how difficult the decisions, or how painful they might be, I give you my word, my oath, we will survive”. We will see if they can keep their oath when it will be released.   Format: BackgroundImage…

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Metal Gear Solid 5 System Requirements

As the next iteration of the Metal Gear Solid series is approaching, the specs have been released. They are the following: Minimum Specifications: OS: Windows Vista 64-Bit or later Processor: Core i5 SandyBridge 4Core (4 Thread) 2.7GHz or above Memory: 4 GB RAM or above Graphics: GeForce GTX 650 or above DirectX: Version 11 or…

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