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Haigotron
01-07-2008, 05:31 PM
http://kotaku.com/341435/pc-gaming-looks-better-curved

Alienware's new curved LCD. Yes, Curved, I wonder how it feels to sit in front of it.

Haigotron
01-07-2008, 05:31 PM
http://kotaku.com/341435/pc-gaming-looks-better-curved

Alienware's new curved LCD. Yes, Curved, I wonder how it feels to sit in front of it.

Waldo.Pepper
01-07-2008, 05:36 PM
I can hear the video cards of the world crying out in pain from here.

Jagdgeschwader2
01-07-2008, 05:43 PM
I like their description of the cost. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Would be really cool though.

" Price will be somewhere between "very expensive" and "really ****in' expensive."



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BrotherVoodoo
01-07-2008, 05:46 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif Oh my.... Can you imagine one of those in one of these? http://playpod.blogspot.com/
*drools....
I am beginning a savings plan. I don't know how much I will need but I better start now.

roybaty
01-07-2008, 06:11 PM
Okay, gotta change my shorts now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Chris0382
01-07-2008, 06:15 PM
Actually now you can get a few of those and make a complete circle around you. Now you really need a review mirror.

GAU-8
01-07-2008, 06:16 PM
ill save my money. i get the same if not greater effect by having my fresnel lens in a convexed shape.

tax time is looking to go to 2 additional monitors though :P

Haigotron
01-07-2008, 06:59 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Chris0382:
Actually now you can get a few of those and make a complete circle around you. Now you really need a review mirror. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

LOL! actually its a great Idea, I guess the matrox 3 view thingy could come in handy in that case http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Lucius_Esox
01-07-2008, 07:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Actually now you can get a few of those and make a complete circle around you. Now you really need a review mirror. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Exactly what I was thinking.... Oh to be so stinking f*cking rich I could go out when they come out and by enough of them to completely encircle my head!!! On a multi monitor setup!!.. Then when I'm bored with em throw em out of a window, 5 floors up... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Oh

Taylortony
01-07-2008, 07:24 PM
Cool, now all we need is 3 of them http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

BSS_Sniper
01-07-2008, 07:34 PM
Now, I can do something. I never did the triple monitor thing because it was just, not right for me. I was wondering if/when someone would come out with a curved monitor. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

BillyTheKid_22
01-07-2008, 07:55 PM
Wow!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif <span class="ev_code_RED">COOL</span> !!!

Lurch1962
01-07-2008, 07:59 PM
Funny. I was just thinking about the possibilities of a curved screen last week! Some things game developers would have to consider...

While this ~3:1 aspect ratio would at first blush promise astoundingly wide horizontal FOVs, a simulator's rendering would have to be performed a bit differently.

Presently the fastest way to draw is to use the gnomonic projection, which is the mapping onto a flat surface the world view as seen from the center of a sphere. (Basically, it's a flat "map" which has its surface tangent to the sphere at the center of projection.) This method allows to render triangular polygons anywhere on-screen with straight sides, regardless of the field of view. The problem is that with FOVs larger than about 90 degrees, radial and tangential distortion becomes excessive.

With this new screen, the best way to render a view with 120-degree plus FOVs would be to use a kind of rectangular projection having equal scale across the entire width. The closest I can think of at the moment is the Mercator, which does suffer from vertical stretching as distance from the central mid-line increases (like the gnomonic, but which has the same kind of stretching in ALL directions away from screen-center). The main thing to strive for when speedy rendering is desired is to draw great circle lines as straight on-screen.

As long as these rendering issues pose no problem, then I think this screen aspect should work well in general, more particularly for ground-based games.

HOWEVER... personally I'd rather have higher density displays having the current 16:9 or 16:10 (or even 4:3!!) aspects. For flight sims, sacrificing vertical FOV is not good, as pilots have to scan the sky in all directions, and at least some of the time look down at the panel, too. Better to not have to swing the view in the vertical more than necessary.

LEBillfish
01-07-2008, 09:37 PM
Saw a show recently about the newer TV's/Monitors....Though giving no date a monitor/(lcd, plasma, whatever it was) of any size, flexible as mylar film is already developed....Note "any size"....1"x1" to the side of a building...The cost in comparision to the above projected?....cheap cheap cheap monitors going from one of the most expensive pieces of hardware to one of the cheapest.

Not even getting excited till after BoB or the like comes out, then I'll look. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

knightflyte
01-07-2008, 10:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq52x6LmUew


In action.

Cajun76
01-07-2008, 10:35 PM
Panasonic just debuted a One Hundred Fifty inch plasma screen. Ladies and gentlemen, that's 11 freaking feet wide on an approx 16:9 ratio. Who needs curved when you have your own personal IMAX.

http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/01/close-up-with-p.html

Feathered_IV
01-08-2008, 01:29 AM
Laughed pretty hard at that video link where they try Crysis out on the thing. Empty half a clip at a baddie who does a one step, two step to the side to dodge (devs: But hey! our water looks so wet) then give up the gun as a bad job and step around the boxes to punch him on the nose. To think I nearly bought that game the other day *shudder*

Schwarz.13
01-08-2008, 02:39 AM
Well, it looks great from the front but...

http://cache.gizmodo.com/assets/images/gallery/4/2008/01/medium_2173701377_38f85b2682_o.jpg
http://cache.gizmodo.com/assets/images/gallery/4/2008/01/medium_2173700053_e6130dd122_o.jpg

...not exactly the most elegant design - looks more like a CRT dinosaur http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

My (conservative) guess is 999 - 1200, dunno what that is in USD http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Fireball_
01-08-2008, 05:35 AM
And Alienware isn't the only one. Here's something similar HP demoed awile back:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=19&entry_id=15083

TgD Thunderbolt56
01-08-2008, 07:36 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Cajun76:
Panasonic just debuted a One Hundred Fifty inch plasma screen. Ladies and gentlemen, that's 11 freaking feet wide on an approx 16:9 ratio. Who needs curved when you have your own personal IMAX.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>


THAT's what I'm talkin' bout. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

DuxCorvan
01-08-2008, 10:45 AM
Great, but my room isn't elastic. I'd need more square meters to hold that thing at home.

And the ladies at home just hate technology. It would be hard to justify the presence of those ugly big dinosaurs to women who don't game nor watch movies.