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Sunday, May 27 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
A Brave New World - For Video Games

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Video games have come a long way form the early days of Atari 2600 and and video arcades. Technology is poised to bring today's players an immersive virtual or augmented reality with procedurally-generated worlds of breathtaking detail and AI driven inhabitants to encounter during play. But are we prepared for the generation of games that will be built on these advances? We're still using joysticks with buttons to control them, but not for long if we demand more realistic controls to match the visual experiences we receive. Join us as we discuss how recent technology like the Nintendo Switch is changing how we play video games and the challenges future game designers will face fulfilling player expectations in this brave new world.

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Tom Hyre

Director of Panel Operations, MAGFest
Tom Hyre is on loan to Escape Velocity from MAGFest, where he's been Director of Panels for six years, and often steps in as a discussion moderator to keep the qualified experts from wandering off-topic or degenerating into unintelligible jargon.  In real life he's a specialist in... Read More →
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Carl Rauscher

When Carl was young, his mother told him he could be anything he wanted and he's tried hard to accomplish just that. He's driven a nuclear submarine, landed a Cessna plane, hunted squirrels with a slingshot, shook an astronaut’s hand, got kicked out of a midnight showing of Rocky... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
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