Posts Tagged ‘Professional’

Fatfoogoos off to Londontown

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Yes that’s right ladies and gentlemen, fatfoogoo is heading to the land of fish and chips, one seriously big clock, and drivers on the wrong side of the road.

Last year over 450 attendees from 23 countries descended upon the Virtual Worlds Forum Europe in London. With over 80 speakers, 2 days of workshops, conferences, expos and networking functions this was THE conference to be at.

This year’s event looks to meet and exceed expectations. With over 600+ professionals interviewed regarding content, take home podcasts, demo and keynote theatre as well as tech developer streams, that’s enough alone to make one shout ‘Blimey!’. But wait….there’s more! Building upon the overwhelming success of the expo area, this year’s Forum includes stands from 25 exhibitors, a shell build scheme, previously mentioned demo and keynote theatre live and in person on the demo floor, live tech developer streams, and 400+ expo only passes.

Direct from Virtual Worlds Forum:

VWF 08 helps you harness the power of virtual worlds to engage with clients, suppliers or customers, connecting brands, corporations, digital and virtual worlds agencies, entertainment and games companies, technologists, academics, regulators and VCs.

We are working on bringing you a bigger expo, more great content and workshops, and parties. We like to party.

Funny…we like to party too!

Our beloved fatfoogoos are raiding London this 6-7 October, are already registered as Associate Sponsors, and our very own Martin Herdina has applied for a speaker placement. Alas, the VWF hasn’t gotten back to us quite yet, but if placement if based on knowledge, experience and all around ‘He’s a good guy to listen to, and knows his stuff’; Herdina’s headed to the podium mighty fast.

 

My gaming Rig is better than yours!

Monday, May 5th, 2008

One of the beauties and attractions to MMO gaming is the incredibly detailed artwork and sound that goes into their creation. Many of us even support the graphics card industry by continually upgrading cards and even overclocking them (you never heard that nvidia) ;)

Well, ladies and gentlemen, hold on to your hats, as record label owner Jeremy Kipnis has created what we believe to quite possibly be “The Greatest Show on Earth”.

OMG! This is what $6 million will buy you. Kipnis’ theatre is installed in his home in a vaulted ceiling room that measures 8 feet high at the rear of the room and 16 feet high at the screen end of the room, with dimensions of 26.5 feet wide and 33 feet long. In other words: large, but not a tremendously big room.

Within this room, he’s packed one of the largest screens installed in a home in the world, measuring 18 feet wide! Just give that a think for a sec. Even if you’re gaming on a 30″ Cinema HD cinema display on your desktop, this guy plays on something 7x as large!

The main video comes from a Sony SRX-S110 Professional Video Projector and is supplied by a variety of inputs:

Sony BDP-S1 Blu-ray Player
Sony PlayStation 3 Gaming Console
Toshiba HD-XA1 HD DVD Player
JVC HMDH-5U D-VHS Recorder
SATA Drive (72 HDTV Hours Total)
Mark Levinson N° 51 DVD/CD Media Player
Pioneer HLD-X0 Hi-Vision HDTV MUSE Laserdisc Player

If the video isn’t enough to blow you away, let’s talk about the sound. Kipnis is running 13 Theta Digital Generation VIII 32-bit 8x Oversampling Dual Processors (link this) for audio processing, and then amplifying it via:

2 Mark Levinson N° 33h Amplifiers
30 McIntosh MC-2102 Amplifiers
3 Crown Macro Reference Gold Amplifiers

Being projected through:

16 Snell 1800 THX Music & Cinema Reference Subwoofers
8 Snell THX Music & Cinema Reference Towers
10 MuRata ES103A Super Tweeters
3 Snell THX Music & Cinema Reference LCR-2800 Center-Channel Speakers

Umm… yeah. Kinda makes my rig look mighty sad at the moment.