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Scott Michaud
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Kingston, ON, Canada

Scott joined PC Perspective in May 2011. Prior to PC Perspective, Scott has worked on personal projects and has completed degrees in Physics and Education from Queen's University. Currently PC Perspective is the only place to find his published works. Other ventures related to computing, physics, math, education, and technology are currently in progress. He is also a geek, go figure.

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The Khronos Group at SIGGRAPH 2018

08/13/2018 - 09:00

SIGGRAPH 2018 is a huge computer graphics expo that occurs in a seemingly random host city around North America. (Asia has a sister event, called SIGGRAPH Asia, which likewise shuffles around.) In the last twenty years, the North American SIGGRAPH seems...

GamersNexus vs The Thermal Paste Cabal

08/11/2018 - 23:24

A couple of weeks ago, GamersNexus published a video and article that benchmarked CPU performance across various thermal paste patterns. It’s well established that the best method of applying the compound is to spread it out as thin as possible, so...

OpenXR, glTF, OpenCL Next, and the Khronos Educators Program

08/11/2018 - 22:11

The Khronos Group talked about several things at SIGGRAPH 2018. NNEF took up most of the first page. Rather than splitting them up into five posts, I combined the last four topics onto this single page:

Blender Benchmark / Blender Open Data Announced

08/10/2018 - 23:17

The Blender Foundation is wrapping up development on Blender 2.8, “The Workflow Update”. We have been following it for a while, but today’s announcement caught me by surprise: a benchmark database. It seems simple, right? Blender wants...

Discord Nitro Dips Toes into Game Sale and Distribution

08/10/2018 - 22:45

Starting with a slowly-ramping group of ~50,000 Canadians, Discord has begun distributing PC games. Specifically, there will be two services for paying members of the Discord Nitro beta program: a store, where games can be purchased as normal, and a...

DOOM Eternal Gameplay at QuakeCon 2018

08/10/2018 - 22:16

Bethesda, as usual, held a keynote at their QuakeCon event in the Dallas / Fort Worth region of Texas. So far so good. They then revealed DOOM Eternal with over 15 minutes of gameplay spread across three brutal segments. Even though the reboot had a lot...

CaseLabs (and Parent Company) Bankrupt and Liquidating

08/10/2018 - 21:55

Due in part to the tariffs on aluminum, enthusiast case manufacturer, CaseLabs, has shut down. [inline:files/news/2018-08-10/caselabs-2018-closed.jpg] It happened quite abruptly, too. Their site, linked in their Twitter profile, has been up...

Filament Game Engine Open Sourced (Apache 2.0)

08/08/2018 - 19:15

Yet another video game engine has entered the market – this time by Google. Filament is written in C++, supports OpenGL 4.1-and-up, OpenGL ES 3.0-and-up, and Vulkan 1.0 on Android, Linux, macOS, and Windows. It is also licensed under Apache 2.0, so...

Autodesk Discontinues Alias and VRED for macOS Mojave+

07/31/2018 - 21:22

This news can be taken in one of two ways… As we noted a couple of months ago, Apple has deprecated OpenGL and OpenCL on macOS and iOS. They want developers to write their software in Metal, which allows them to have more control over the whole...

Rumor: GeForce GTX 1170 Benchmark Score Leaked

07/22/2018 - 15:10

Take these numbers with a grain of salt, but WCCFTech has published what they claim is leaked GeForce GTX 1170 benchmarks, found “on Polish hardware forums”. If true, the results show that the graphics card, which would be below the GTX 1180...