Nvidia shows off realistic ocean simulator, already makes us sick
As the demo begins, they show a ship on an ocean plane as we'd see it today: flat with undulating waves that have no interaction with the vessel while generating no foam or spray as this happens. For years, games have generated wakes around their ships and that's been a fine, if mostly cosmetic approach. Does anyone else remember Blood Wake, that early amphibious combat game on the original Xbox? The game was terrible, but the physics weren't, and it seems that Nvidia wanted to take that to an extreme as they ramped up the simulation. I won't spoil the ending (no one dies!), but it's a fascinating look at what technology is doing these days. Just don't ever put me in a game with it.