Tuesday, September 06, 2005
What’s a BPU? Only the future piece of hardware that every gaming system will have to have. It’s a Big-moment Processing Unit. What’s a big moment? It’s a richly cinematic experience that only interactive entertainment can provide! Creating these big moments is very processor intensive, so soon we shall have this specially created processor to offload the work of creating these cinematic masterpieces. The BPU will have special instructions to accelerate the common operations in creating big moments - ridiculously over the top explosions, close or awkward cameras that make playing the game hard but make it seem more exciting, and extraneous particle systems that don’t make any logical sense. Be sure that on any hardware you are thinking about developing for, they support BPUs or BPU expansion packs.