Intel buys Havok!

Dirk Gregorius posted on the physics forum that Intel is to acquire Havok, leading physics middleware company. This might change the physics simulation engine market considerably in the future.

Links:

Intel News Release
Heise News (German)
Game Star (German)
Forum discussion

Erwin

Inside Nintendo

My wife Ryoko forwarded me this interview of the president of Nintendo, Iwata-san. This series of articles is available in both Japanese and English, and very enjoyable to read.

Winners of the EG Game Physics Competition

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Jay Stelly from Valve (Half Life), Matthew Wegner from fun-motion and me finished voting, and the results are:

OVERALL WINNER (1,500 Euro): Brian Engqvist Johansen (Monkey Business)

COLLADA PRIZE (500 Euro): Adrian Boeing (PAL Benchmark Demo)

Read more: http://isg.cs.tcd.ie/eg07/

Eurographics Game Physics Innovation Competition voting…

http://isg.cs.tcd.ie/eg07/

The contest is closed, and we are voting for the winner.

Contests are fun, if you haven’t done yet, please check the Youtube movies of a previous physics contest

Lights Out

Forum update progress

The forum upgrade from phpbb2 to phpbb3 is done. The website needs more polishing, but the basic functionality is up and running again.

Several people reported login issues, which should be fixed by now.

Updated website, phpBB3, WordPress, WP United

Labourday weekend September 2-3, 2007, the Bullet Physics website will be updated. First, the phpBB2 forum will be updated to phpBB3 RC5. This should fix recent problems with private messages. To get a better integrated experience with latest news in the physics industry, WordPress and WP United will be installed.

Sorry for the inconvenience during this weekend,

Erwin