Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Comic: One Small Step...

So news hit this week that programmer Jeff Minter accidentally created "procedural" pubic hair with his Xbox 360 dev kit. Procedural basically means that the hairs will always respond to simple rules and the code can be used in different places without copying the code over and over again so they're not just simple 2D or even 3D squiggles. Minter says "They glisten and curl and everything.""

For some reason this caused a big stir on some gaming sites. The kids apparently are crazy for the pubes.

However, I can't see any real use for this new breakthrough. Have there been games that just weren't what they could have been because of no procedural pubes?

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