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Ageia's Response To John Carmack

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The Laws of PhysX

It's fair to say that the PhysX card developed by Ageia has been a controversial new product for the geek and hardware enthusiast community ever since its introduction. It’s a fairly simple idea at its base level; a piece of hardware dedicated only to processing physics so that the graphics card and processor don’t get bogged down by the calculations, but it’s one which has struggled to catch on in quite the same way as other hardware devices.

Designed for games which use complex physics, a trend spurred on massively by the fantastic Physics Gun in Half-Life 2, the company has faced an uphill battle with consumers as it tries to persuade gamers that they must invest in a new, additional piece of kit in order to get the most out of their game.

So, why has the market not chosen to fully embrace the PhysX card and what has Ageia been doing to help persuade those gamers and geeks who are still sceptical about the potential of an Ageia PPU? It’s a question which has been burning at the back of our minds lately and, with Unreal Tournament 3 set for release later this year and Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 just seeing a release on PC, it seemed like an ideal time to have a chat with Ageia and find out just what it has been up to lately.

I went along to have a chat with Ageia’s Michael Steele and Daniel Forster, to catch-up with Ageia and to see what the PhysX PPU may hold in store for gamers in the future. Check out the story within...

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I like the idea but it costs too much, if it was a small 40 dollar card then it would be great. However, it just isn't worth 100-200.
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Yeah... It really isn't worth it to me to pay that amount of money for the card. It's awesome technology, but not that awesome that I'd give that amount of money for it.
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i kind of feel bad for them. not bad enough to buy one of their cards, but bad nonetheless. it seems like they keep missing opportunities. having those things inside X-Box 360's could have really put them on the map.
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Actually I will be getting one of these after I get my second 8600GT. Games such as City of Heroes there is a noticeable difference and I for one love all the bells and whistles in a game.

I know it WON'T hurt my gaming any, but I would like to see the price drop around $40-$50.
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city of heroes supports PhysX cards?

what game does support the thing?
    
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It's not that we don't see a future in PhysX cards but the price doesn't justify the change. We can play the game(s) very well and most of the time we won't be paying attention to things like which way the tree falls.
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city of heroes supports PhysX cards?

what game does support the thing?

It's in the game settings for direct support in City of Heroes. Some people/companies do not want to admit the card works well because that would mean admitting something is a tad better than what they can offer in one complete package.
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I think it's all about the gameplay to determine how fun a game is, and much it will actually sell.

I mean I'd much rather have a fun time playing something hours on end, rather than shooting the same crap and watching more pieces of wood fly around, and leaves on the ground appearing more than usual. Surely doing the same thing over has to get boring after a while.

Also I noticed in the article it said something about PhysX software, but it's PhysX hardware, silly article writer..
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