There’s no doubt about it, this iOS update is one of the largest in Apple’s history. In the wake of the iPhone 5 launch, there was a considerable amount of criticism that iOS’ visual design was beginning to get stale. The core of the interface hadn’t really changed in either visual appearance or function. With iOS 7, those pundits get their wishes granted, as almost every part of the OS gets some kind of change.
The new UI is a dramatic reimagining of the core of Apple’s mobile operating system for iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads. The most obvious superficial change is a completely new visual appearance with a new emphasis on minimalism and simplicity. At the same time, iOS 7 is always in motion, with transitions and other effects almost everywhere you look in the OS. It’s a change that’s bound to be jarring and solicit mixed reactions initially like all redesigns are, but our thoughts have solidified since running the earliest betas up until the latest GM.
The world economy may still be in recession but the fall of 2011 has every chance to become one of the hottest seasons in the history of the gaming industry. Despite the fact that a lot of highly anticipated projects have been postponed, battlefield 3 is out. How resource-demanding is the game that is destined to become a fave of millions in just a few weeks ?
This legendary sequel has undergone a number of modifications and reincarnations, but one thing remains the same: everyone is impatiently looking forward to the new round of this strategy game. This year we will be enjoying Might & Magic Heroes VI and, trust me, you will need a good graphics card for that.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution has finally traded in the title of the longest-anticipated game for the title of the best AAA game of the year and maybe even an entire decade. Almost ten years after the launch of the first version, Deus Ex came back and is ready to win the hearts of many gamers all over the world. Let’s take a closer look at the technological progress that this game is going to bring to our lives.
Textures with highest level of detail, complex shaders, surface tessellation, soft shadows with variable penumbra, super-complex antialiasing algorithms – all these things determine the visual appeal and commercial success of a contemporary 3D game. Therefore, we were very anxious to see Crysis 2 blockbuster from Electronic Arts to finally receive DirectX 11 support.