Saturday, 25 September 2010 02:12

Tamasi and his team care a lot about games

Written by Fuad Abazovic


Nvidia hires more developers
Nvidia's Executive VP of Content and technology group Tony Tamasi himself, a rather influential figure and also a great guy to talk to, has told us that the talk about Nvidia caring less about games is absolutely not true. This was a reaction to one of our articles, in which Jensen said that Nvidia is 65 percent in parallel and 30 percent visual company these days. You can read it here.

Nvidia's developer relations guys, who are extremely passionate about their job also added that they are hiring more people and this implies that Nvidia cards are more about gamers and games, as well as about Geforce as a brand. We have to agree with this comment as Nvidia spends significant amounts of money to help the coders implement new things in their games.

We will tell you more about what Nvidia does for the gaming word some other time, but let me give you a hint, I strongly believe that Nvidia is a key element in keeping PC gaming alive.
Last modified on Saturday, 25 September 2010 17:47
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+12 #1 Bl0bb3r 2010-09-25 13:40
Who would've thought! :eek:
 
 
+19 #2 Nerdmaster 2010-09-25 14:10
I think that game developers do not really need nvidia's help. Sure nvidia can be helpfull but lets look to some examples, like metro 2033.
The guys that coded it suggested that you should have nvidia fermi 470-480 gtx to have the best experience (which is true now). Well the only problem was that these cards came to the market a couple of months later the time they suggested it (2-3 i don't remember).
So did these game developers spoke for themselves? I don't think so. Nvidia told them to anounce that. My point is that nvidia should not mess so much with game developers. And if they are so good at making codes they should go and make their own game.
In conclusion i think that they should emphasize more on making better cards and less on controlling game developers.
 
 
+1 #3 kartikkg 2010-09-25 15:30
This reassurance was required most ,and glad that it has come ,most of the discrete GFX cards bought are used for gaming ,and this announcememt makes sense from both the Company and User perspective
 
 
+9 #4 function69 2010-09-25 16:46
It's all business driven decisions, folks, no emotions here, don't get fooled. 30% is still a lot of revenue, so as long as discreet sector brings money Nvidia will support it. When it stops, it'll drop it like hot potato with no regard to players. And it's not that Nvidia is evil, it's just business is about making money, not pleasing people; charities are.
 
 
+2 #5 fudzillalololo 2010-09-25 18:15
nVidia firing PR bullshit machine before 6xxx release.

How much they paid you for 10+ articles in a couple of days?

Desperate.
 
 
-8 #6 AMD_ciulpia 2010-09-25 19:01
Quoting Nerdmaster:
I think that game developers do not really need nvidia's help. Sure nvidia can be helpfull but lets look to some examples, like metro 2033.......


Sure they need AMD help... NOT. Dirt 2 supports DX 11 but doesn't use any visible API features. :P As for Metro 2033, it's developers stupidity to port game for PC. 8 GB of RAM, SSD for what?
 
 
+8 #7 Bl0bb3r 2010-09-25 21:33
Quoting Nerdmaster:
I think that game developers do not really need nvidia's help. [...] So did these game developers spoke for themselves? I don't think so. Nvidia told them to anounce that.


Not really... the thing is that nv coded part of engine engine, and under legal rights the owners can't mess with that code, other than removing it completely which would mean backpedaling on development of the game.

As to the statement that GF100 is the best to use, that would be true. Not because nv told them so, but because nv coded that performance part exactly for that card, and non other.

Saved the dev a few bux for nothing, my 2c.

See the legal issues with Batman Arkham Asylum, as they point it out more clearly.
 
 
-2 #8 spede 2010-09-26 18:39
:zzz
 
 
+2 #9 jonelsorel 2010-09-27 16:55
No shit, Fuad, really?! Who would have thought - a discrete gfx cards maker caring about their #1 purpose on the market?!

This type of articles that keep multiplying here are worse than cheap communist (or fascist, for that matter) propaganda, man.. Really low! :)
 
 
+3 #10 jonelsorel 2010-09-27 16:58
Oh, and thank god nVidia fights to keep PC gaming is alive, while most PC games are console ports! ;)
 

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