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Decoding John Carmack’s twitter feed.

Games and Gaming

A few months ago, John Carmack got a twitter account. Typically twitter is used to express the mundane details of one’s day, sometimes to chat with others on subjects, and gives one’s followers an update on what’s going on at work.

John Carmack uses his twitter account to talk about his job. Most of the advances in 3D gaming, First Person Shooters, and game engines can be attributed to some form of the Quake engine. He works on graphics programming all day, pushing the envelope. As a result, his tweets are a jumble of jargon. Hard to understand, until now. With the magic of the internet we can look up the meaning of these words and maybe piece together what’s going on.
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Has John Carmack Joined The Dark Side (In There) Or Lost The Plot (On That)? Part I

Features, Games and Gaming

John Carmack is, perhaps, the nearest thing to a demigod the gaming world can claim to have. Half man, half deity, touched by the hand of the eternal, wandering the earth, solving really hard math problems, Sisyphean, DOOMed forever like Leonardo (or any of the other ninja turtles) to eternally strive for a goal that can never be reached — to capture reality.

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