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Thursday, October 27, 2005

In Game Graphics, More Realism Can Be Less

Clive Thompson last year analyzed why realistic graphics make humans look creepy; the near-real 3D won’t allow us to fill in the missing parts, like we’d do with a simplistic cartoon character like Charlie Brown. If it’s 99% realistic, we actually start to see the 1% the graphics gets wrong (and until now, they still do get it wrong). Very true. Also, simplicity aids character identification:

Also see Clive’s follow-up.

Jux2 Sold For Over 100K

Jux2, the meta search engine that was recently auctioned at eBay, was sold for a final bid of $101,100. ’Nuff said. [Via John Battelle.]


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