Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Gizmodo)   Someone made a photo realistic version of Grand Theft Auto and ... damn   (gizmodo.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Video game console, video game consoles, neural network, video games, frames of video, real-world footage, unique artistic style of a famous painter, processing power  
•       •       •

2205 clicks; posted to Fandom » on 13 May 2021 at 9:20 AM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



19 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2021-05-13 9:27:19 AM  
Still looks like a video game to me.  I guess I'm ok with video games looking like video games, and reality looking like reality.  Especially when you're playing a game who's key premise is killing people.
 
2021-05-13 9:34:42 AM  

Creoena: Still looks like a video game to me.  I guess I'm ok with video games looking like video games, and reality looking like reality.  Especially when you're playing a game who's key premise is killing people.


Agreed, there are lots of games I would not want to play if they were photo-realistic
videogamestricks.comView Full Size
 
2021-05-13 9:45:16 AM  
But how do the hookers look?
 
2021-05-13 9:51:01 AM  

Slypork: But how do the hookers look?


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-05-13 9:57:43 AM  
Is the Hot Coffee served from a Keurig?
 
2021-05-13 10:03:24 AM  
So spending money on a quad 64 core thread ripper server base for gaming with 2400 G of ram along with duel PNY Quadro RTX 8000 48 GB Video Card and just to take an edge off the cpu EVGA Nu Audio Pro 7.1 and only PCIe hard drives with a ton of cache won't help?
 
2021-05-13 10:35:44 AM  
Not enough lens flare.
 
2021-05-13 10:47:57 AM  

AuralArgument: So spending money on a quad 64 core thread ripper server base for gaming with 2400 G of ram along with duel PNY Quadro RTX 8000 48 GB Video Card and just to take an edge off the cpu EVGA Nu Audio Pro 7.1 and only PCIe hard drives with a ton of cache won't help?


Took the words right out of my mouth.
 
2021-05-13 11:17:28 AM  

AuralArgument: So spending money on a quad 64 core thread ripper server base for gaming with 2400 G of ram along with duel PNY Quadro RTX 8000 48 GB Video Card and just to take an edge off the cpu EVGA Nu Audio Pro 7.1 and only PCIe hard drives with a ton of cache won't help?


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-05-13 11:31:43 AM  
They need to train that thing on photos of Los Angeles now. One of the coolest things about GTAV was how right they got the colors, not just the hills and streets but the way the marine layer and haze/smog tinted everything. The AI assisted stuff looks like it's in the Pacific Northwest on a partly cloudy day.
 
2021-05-13 11:52:19 AM  
I think I'll stick to liking the BotW aesthetic.
 
2021-05-13 11:53:28 AM  
If by realistic they mean it looks like it was shot with a dashcam then sure. You can tell it doesn't know what to do with the palm trees as they become shrouded in jpeg artifacts.
 
2021-05-13 12:34:05 PM  

Foxxinnia: If by realistic they mean it looks like it was shot with a dashcam then sure. You can tell it doesn't know what to do with the palm trees as they become shrouded in jpeg artifacts.


And of course this is not real time either. They processed a video capture frame by frame.
 
2021-05-13 1:07:06 PM  
So Intel is basically admitting their upcoming Xe GPUs won't have raytracing support and has come up with an alternative that looks pretty good when applied to a 6 year old game? Given the current short supply of GPUs at retail I really don't think such shenanigans are necessary.
 
2021-05-13 3:42:26 PM  
Boris Vorontsov looks on, unimpressed.
 
2021-05-13 4:28:06 PM  

Creoena: I guess I'm ok with video games looking like video games


This. I'll never understand this need to make games look hyper realistic, the fun isn't in how they look, the fun is in playing them.
 
2021-05-13 9:56:57 PM  
Fascinating. It's not realtime ready but I can see how this kind of processing might put texture artists out of a job. Level designers can just make an environment and, depending on the desired aesthetic, you could just take a leisurely drive through some locale with a dashcam for a few days to feed the algorithm.
 
2021-05-14 12:47:19 PM  
I think Borderlands looks great.
Photorealism is not necessary.
Good game design is necessary. That is much more important.
 
2021-05-14 2:15:04 PM  

ReapTheChaos: Creoena: I guess I'm ok with video games looking like video games

This. I'll never understand this need to make games look hyper realistic, the fun isn't in how they look, the fun is in playing them.


Yeah there's no reason to advance past commodore 64 graphics.  It's all in the fun.

In fact forget movies, just listen to a podcast, it's about the story anyways.

On another note, CGI tends to pale in comparison to practical effects like in The Thing......which become distracting from like, the experience.

I mean as much fun as I would still have with FF7, I have to admit the remake is pretty great to look at, which helps create the immersion of the world.

On top of that, the better graphics you can render, the more complex game mechanics (and chances of bugs) you can have.  Bigger issue is AAA companies perusing profit over creating art and experiences, hence the focus on graphics that are great marketing material as opposed to concrete solid mechanics that are fun.

And micro-transactions.
 
Displayed 19 of 19 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking




On Twitter


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.