1. HeyCori's Avatar
    Report stats MS added 300,000 asteroids simply by leveraging the power of the cloud.

    E3 2013: Microsoft shows us some Xbox One cloud and Kinect demos - Neowin
    06-12-2013 06:58 PM
  2. Reflexx's Avatar
    But the cloud can't help graphics!
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    06-12-2013 07:02 PM
  3. vertigoOne's Avatar
    Uncanny! Burn it with fire lest we all be cursed!
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    06-12-2013 07:43 PM
  4. a5cent's Avatar
    But the cloud can't help graphics!
    I don't think anyone ever said that. The statement is that the cloud can't help with real-time rendering. A subtle difference, I know, but an important one.

    This demo is yet another example of the cloud not helping with rendering. What this does is add more asteroids to the scene and, allegedly, track them, although I'm not sure what that actually means. I assume it to mean that the trajectory of each asteroid is calculated in the cloud.

    This could just as well be snowflakes blowing in accurately simulated wind, or any other particle based weather effect.

    The difference is solely in the number of simulated objects, not in the way any one of them would look.
    Last edited by a5cent; 06-12-2013 at 08:46 PM. Reason: Spelling
    06-12-2013 07:48 PM
  5. Reflexx's Avatar
    I don't think anyone ever said that. The statement is that the cloud can't help with real-time rendering. A subtle difference, I know, but an important one.

    This demo is yet another example of the cloud not helping with rendering. What this does is add more asteroids to the scene and, allegedly, track them, although I'm not sure what that actually means. I assume it to mean that the trajectory of each asteroid is calculated in the cloud.

    This could just as well be snowflakes blowing in accurately simulated wind, or any other particle based weather effect.

    The difference is solely in the number of simulated objects, not in the way any one of them would look.
    I actually didn't have you in mind. You've been pretty clear.

    I was just making fun if what I've seen around the internet in general.
    06-12-2013 10:16 PM
  6. a5cent's Avatar
    I actually didn't have you in mind. You've been pretty clear.

    I was just making fun if what I've seen around the internet in general.
    In that case, I'm sorry for mixing that up. I guess it's been a long day...
    06-12-2013 10:23 PM

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