This actually aired at the beginning of the recent Interactive Achievement Awards, but since you probably weren't there, and probably didn't stream the entire event either, here it is.
This morning's Watch This, Play This features a little of everything. In fact, you could probably break multi-tasking records and watch the videos simultaneously even while playing our new Gaming App of the Day. But probably not.
The human eye can only perceive 72 frames per second. We've been seeing games at 60 frames per second for some time. And as graphics approach photorealism with current computing power, some suggest that the days of giant leaps in visual quality are past us, and we'll be seeing smaller refinements going forward.
Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg jokingly announced a new slogan for Call of Duty: Elite today:
Tonight, the 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards are going down at DICE in Las Vegas. The winners aren't selected by TV voters, or magazine readers, they're picked by 20,000 members of the Academy of Arts and Interactive Sciences. In other words, the peers of those nominated.
Tim Schafer sure is having a hell of a day. After asking the world to help his studio Double Fine make a new old-school adventure game, he has destroyed Kickstarter's records for having the fastest-earning page. As of this posting, they're at $875,000. That will change in mere seconds.
People pay thousands of dollars to hobnob with their fellow captains of the video game industry here at the DICE Summit just outside of Las Vegas. Or they call themselves a gaming journalist (that's editor-in-chief to you!) and attend for free.
Todd Howard, the game director for Bethesda Game Studios (The Elder Scrolls, Fallout) is the keynote speaker opening the D.I.C.E. Summit, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' annual conclave in Las Vegas at 9:30 EST. Howard's address, whose livestream, courtesy of GameSpot, is embedded below, will cover "Why…