Dark wings dark tidings. Things have been pretty brutal over the last few days. Certainly there’s been news to report, but I’ve not much felt like it. However, I can’t let my blog fall into disrepair that easily, so let’s start the day with something light.
If you’ve ever heard of the band Underworld, you might know them for their exhilarating 90s techno, but did you know that a whole community sprung up around appreciation of their music and others like it.
Dirty Radio became the nexus for much of this, and today I’m hoping to bring to your attention a great set from the Roskooppi show. Deep dirty house music. Listen here.
Boards of Canada – Reach for the Dead
Oh my goodness. Boards of Canada. Boards of the Canadia.
This track premiered in the middle of Toyko!
A terrifying timelapse of the Oklahoma Tornado that tore through Moore.
More pictures here that I collated.
Shake and FRAPS, get the GTX780 Back
Interesting little tidbit of news. Apparently Nvidia’s next card the GTX780 will have built in FRAPs like gameplay recording, according to The Verge.
This is interesting in several ways, but I’m going to hold off being excited till I hear about the encoding type and any built in DRM that might cripple the process.
Apparently the impact of recording via the GTX780 is much less so than it would be via FRAPS, which is a huge system hog.
I see a future where the amount of poorly recorded video game content on youtube skyrockets far beyond anything we see today. At least it wont be recorded on phones, score 1 for us I guess.
Nvidia have a page detailing what they call ShadowPlay, as well as the other technical details of the new GTX780.
The encoding on the footage will be H.264 so should look pretty decent. This is built into the Kepler chipset, which is why it has so little impact on the graphics card performance.
It’s still not clear if you can record for an arbitrary amount of time, although I think that is the case, but you will be able to use a function called ShadowPlay, allowing you to always buffer the last X minutes of gameplay. Now we just need a dedicated Share button so we’re not jealous of the ps4.