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October 21, 2009

Photorealistic explosions?

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1256169548 ) Play

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Cracked by udupendra , Logik , Raghuvansh , Dibyo , Rogi , shrik , byslexia , shenoyvarun86 , akhi , Chinmaya U.Holla , xtremevarun and Prasad

Answer:

Microsoft’s DirectX framework (1) was code-named Manhattan Project (2). This caused a bit of controversy, but any association to evil was soundly denied by MS.


12 Responses to “Photorealistic explosions?”

  1. udupendra
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    Direct X was codenamed Manhattan Project, which had caused a bit of a hue and cry.


  2. Logik
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    Directx logo resembled the radiation sign/hazard symbol.
    Also an early name for the directx project was “Manhattan Project”.
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    Microsoft denies this exclusive association of Directx with evilness. It’s a companywide policy.


  3. Raghuvansh
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    The development of DirectX was codenamed the Manhattan Project and the logo was based on the radiation symbol to represent bombing the Japanese game makers out of the market, according to Alex St John. Microsoft denies this.


  4. Dibyo
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    The logo for DirectX originally resembled a deformed radiation warning symbol. Controversially, the original name for the DirectX project was the “Manhattan Project”, a reference to the US nuclear weapons initiative. Alex St. John, the games evangelist at the time DirectX was conceived, claims that the connotation with the ultimate outcome of the Manhattan Project (the nuclear bombing of Japan) is intentional, and that DirectX and its sister project, the Xbox (which shares a similar logo), are meant to displace Japanese videogame makers from their dominance of the industry. However, this meaning is publicly denied by Microsoft, which instead claims that it is merely artistic design.


  5. Rogi
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    Wikipaste-ia:
    Controversially, the original name for the DirectX project was the “Manhattan Project”


  6. shrik
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    The codename for DirectX was the Manhattan Project, and someone claimed this was deliberate, and intended to dethrone the Japs from their video game dominance.

    Just like 60ish years ago..


  7. byslexia

    DirectX logo. Initially directX project was codenamed Manhattan Project.


  8. The DirectX logo originally resembled a deformed radiation warning symbol and all that Jap bombing jazz!


  9. akhi
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    DirectX logo-Manhattan Project-Xbox logo basically displacing(literally) the Japanese.


  10. Chinmaya U.Holla
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    DirectX was codenamed Project Manhattan. And logo being radioactive caused a minor controversy.


  11. xtremevarun

    Direct X was also called Manhattan project


  12. Prasad

    DirectX logo and the Manhattan Project.
    To quote wikipedia: “The logo originally resembled a deformed radiation warning symbol. Controversially, the original name for the DirectX project was the Manhattan Project, a reference to the US nuclear weapons initiative. Alex St. John, the games evangelist at the time DirectX was conceived, claims that the connotation with the ultimate outcome of the Manhattan Project (the nuclear bombing of Japan) is intentional, and that DirectX and its sister project, the Xbox (which shares a similar logo), are meant to displace Japanese videogame makers from their dominance of the industry.”


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