PS3 Friday, March 31, 2006 | 10:46 AM

PS3 technical demos videos

PS3 technical demos videos

The ever excellent site gamewatch was allowed to film the PS3 technical demos during the GDC. I've mirrored all 3 videos here too for your convenience.


Raycasting demo
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Chameleon Fish
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Crowd Demo
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Commented on 2006-03-31 12:24:39
these are not very impressive to me,i don`t think so with this tech demo new generation of ps can run high detailed games.
Commented on 2006-03-31 14:18:53
just some tech not that interesting....

games look more impressive...I want to see a video of r & c, that looks impressive as hell, e3 here we come I suppose
Commented on 2006-03-31 20:13:30
Jeez, I clicked so happily thinking I'm about to watch the Car in desert, Motorstorm, Resistance and Ratchet demos. Turns out its some fish and mountain. Thanks for the videos though, better than nothing. Please keep searching for more.
Commented on 2006-03-31 22:23:53
Impressive power.. 10,000 fish at once in your screen..phew..now that's next gen power there.
Commented on 2006-03-31 22:45:43
i saw this already it looks impressive too me
Commented on 2006-03-31 23:17:16 In reply to Splicer261
Posted by Splicer261
Impressive power.. 10,000 fish at once in your screen..phew..now that's next gen power there.
it`s not impressive to me look at 99 nights trailers with10,000 soldier in your screen
Commented on 2006-03-31 23:32:43 In reply to catfish
Posted by catfish
just some tech not that interesting....

games look more impressive...I want to see a video of r & c, that looks impressive as hell, e3 here we come I suppose
no in a tech demo u usually see only one high detailed objec with hight polycount and lightning effects that all power of machine focus on. but in a real game u must have more objects...
sorry for my english :(
Commented on 2006-04-01 01:05:59 In reply to mehdino1
Posted by mehdino1
it`s not impressive to me look at 99 nights trailers with10,000 soldier in your screen
10,000?
Come on, it's more like 2000.
Commented on 2006-04-01 01:58:22 In reply to PlumbDrumb
Posted by PlumbDrumb
10,000?
Come on, it's more like 2000.
ok but any body can`t say how many fish there are at those secreens?
Commented on 2006-04-01 02:12:56
You want an example of how powerful Cell is? Here: 16000 chickens

http://www.rapidmind.net/samples.php
Commented on 2006-04-01 03:47:55 In reply to mkk316
Posted by mkk316
You want an example of how powerful Cell is? Here: 16000 chickens

http://www.rapidmind.net/samples.php
lol you can`t compare those chickens with soldiers on 99nights because i think every chicken at this demo easily have 1/500 polycount and details of 99nights soldiers without attention to enviroment and other objects.
Commented on 2006-04-01 05:00:45 In reply to mehdino1
Posted by mehdino1
it`s not impressive to me look at 99 nights trailers with10,000 soldier in your screen
Well even if there were 10,000 soldiers on screen in 99 nights (I'm pretty sure there isnt) They all basically moved Exactly the same, and sometime even in unison.
Commented on 2006-04-01 06:19:30
well, now that I actually watched and 'LISTENED' to the fish trailer... it's 5000 fish, 3 different species, at 30 fps.

Did you guys even turn your sound up?
Posted by Cloudpiercer
Well even if there were 10,000 soldiers on screen in 99 nights (I'm pretty sure there isnt) They all basically moved Exactly the same, and sometime even in unison.
and that's exactly how fish act.
Commented on 2006-04-01 06:56:25 In reply to mehdino1
Posted by mehdino1
lol you can`t compare those chickens with soldiers on 99nights because i think every chicken at this demo easily have 1/500 polycount and details of 99nights soldiers without attention to enviroment and other objects.
Keep in mind that its the Cell alone that is providing the graphics for that demo, and even if they are that low a poly count, they're most definitely smarter than the 99 Nights soldiers. (Not that 99 Nights isnt a cool game, because it is)
Commented on 2006-04-01 09:31:33 In reply to mkk316
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Commented on 2006-04-01 10:02:14
Watch it mehdino, we don't need a flamewar here.
Commented on 2006-04-01 10:15:00
Hey man, that's not cool. Before you start calling people fanboys and whatnot, I think you should take a look at ur own posts and gain some perspective.

I think 99 Nights is a great looking game, I didnt mean to sound like I was bashing it.

Anyways, I dont want to get banned so that's all Im gonna say.
Commented on 2006-04-01 10:16:14
Awful draw distance on some of these, I'm terribly bored by tech demos like this but I realise they have to sell Cell (arf) to other users because it wasn't specfically made for the PS3 like people assume.

The chicken video is running on a dual cell server blade AFAIK and they mention it will run
on any multicore system.
Commented on 2006-04-01 13:23:59
99 nights is a good game, but it doesn't have 2000 or 10000 enemies at the screen and not every individual enemy has their own AI or anything. They all act in the same way.

The game is good, but you can't use it to compare cell's power. Cell has alot of power, these technical demos aren't actual game footage, they are simply technical demos showcasing the power the next gen or cell has.

Didn't you see the footage where cell was able to process a brain scan within 2 mins or so..which normally takes 1 hr to do. Or was it an entire head? whatever the case, the power is quite incredible.

Xbox360 does have a really powerful core as well, 99 nights isn't the true potential of the xbox360..future games will be better, maybe 99 nights 2? But technical side, both consoles are pretty powerful and showcasing alot of potential.

cell is a revolutionary chip that is going to be in everything, hospitals, new televisions,other entertainment units, ps3's cell is modified to accomadate the console..it isn't the true cell.

Whatever the case , these technical videos are impressive, and it shows what a great time it is to be a gamer.. xbox360 and ps3 owners are in for a treat.
Commented on 2006-04-01 17:12:37 In reply to Splicer261
Posted by Splicer261
99 nights is a good game, but it doesn't have 2000 or 10000 enemies at the screen and not every individual enemy has their own AI or anything. They all act in the same way.

The game is good, but you can't use it to compare cell's power. Cell has alot of power, these technical demos aren't actual game footage, they are simply technical demos showcasing the power the next gen or cell has.
Once more detail is added to the background, and the games is playable, and more scripting is done, it won't be quite as good.
Commented on 2006-04-01 20:41:43
Actually N3 has 2000+ characters on screen quite often. More if you count the fact that dead bad guys don't disappear.
Commented on 2006-04-01 21:35:32 In reply to lumzi23
Posted by lumzi23
Actually N3 has 2000+ characters on screen quite often. More if you count the fact that dead bad guys don't disappear.
Atcually the creator said that in the finale version they gonna have 2000 instead of 500 at screen as in the demo,and it would be no problem to adding.
Commented on 2006-04-02 11:29:11
GDC 2006: Heavenly Sword presentation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dUm_1a5mto
Commented on 2006-04-02 19:45:40 In reply to Piernik
Posted by Piernik
GDC 2006: Heavenly Sword presentation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dUm_1a5mto
That doesn't look as good as the E3 trailer.
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