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Engine, gameplay, stability, perf.


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reviewed Edit Analytics for PC games: is there anything similar to localytics, flurry, etc?
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revised Analytics for PC games: is there anything similar to localytics, flurry, etc?
added explanations about steamworks access
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comment Analytics for PC games: is there anything similar to localytics, flurry, etc?
@Klaim You just did! =)
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comment Electricity and Magnetism: Relevant?
Take the most interesting class. When I interview candidates, I'd rather see they know a lot about something they're really passionate about, than a little about everything they thought was going to be a useful job skill. The former indicates a curious and inquisitve mindset, which in the long run is more useful than knowing the inane details of particular hardware.
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comment How much assembly is really used in modern game code?
@BlueRaja-DannyPflughoeft "Well known"? I'm flattered! =) An amusing coincidence, in light of Nathan Reed's comments, is that I learned many of my low-level optimization skills at Naughty Dog.
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comment How much assembly is really used in modern game code?
@NathanReed In the PS2 days, manual loop pipelining was actually part of Naughty Dog's programmer interview.
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answered How much assembly is really used in modern game code?
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comment Are native code obfuscations needed to prevent piracy of Android games?
If your game's revenue model can be hurt by piracy, then it won't succeed on Android.
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comment Circular motion on low powered hardware
@SamHocevar Could be. I just saw the summing up of ax + bx^3 + cx^5 + ... and assumed "Taylor series".
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comment Circular motion on low powered hardware
I was actually asked this question during a job interview several years ago.
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comment Circular motion on low powered hardware
Even on modern hardware, a trig call is still a lookup table. It's just a lookup table in hardware, with some refinement via a Taylor expansion. (In fact one major console manufacturer's implementation of a SIMD sin() function is simply a hardcoded Taylor series.)
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comment Is it a good idea to make a game for one aspect ratio and arbitrary screen resolution?
The big three console manufacturers all require that you support at least two aspect ratios (4x3 and 16x9) and two resolutions (SD and 720p). Otherwise you'll fail certification.