Together with NVIDIA and Polish division of Ubisoft we would like to thank you for your participation in Cosplay Contest connected with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag! We have received many entries from cosplayers, who heatedly prepared costumes inspired by outfit of Edward Kenway - main character of Black Flag game.
The costume had to have a cleverly placed symbol, known as NVIDIA Claw. Feel free to browse the pictures in order to check how our contestants handled this task!
We have prepared a set of cash prizes for the winners. The main prize was 1000 EUR and additionally we were giving ten extra prizes 100 EUR each! What is more, all the winners received an invitation to a special, open-air photo session in Krakow! We have been waiting for entries until 1st of September 2013.
The winner of contest for the best cosplay inspired with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is Shinju! Our winner is from Romania and her costume, according to our jury, deserves the main prize, due to lots of self-made elements, including even the smallest details. Shinju delivered many Work In Progress pictures, documenting the process of making decorations, buttons, and even the guns! Particularly interesting is how Shinju placed the NVIDIA Claw – as you can see in the pictures, it is included in her sabre’s crossguard. Moreover, Shinju didn’t wait with costume preparation for the very last moment, and her pictures are thoroughly described. What is more, our winner additionally published a video materials, in which she discloses more details about her costume! We are really impressed with the costume and we hope that picture taken during session in Krakow will highlight solicitously prepared cosplay details. Congratulations on winning the contest!
Moreover, feel free to check out pictures of other awarded contestants and their costumes. Of all submitted entries, which comply with contest rules, the following contestants have been awarded:
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is the latest installment of widely-known franchise developed and published by Ubisoft. Just like the previous games, Black Flag represents the action-adventure genre, where we observe the events from a third person perspective. Once again the gamer is being thrown into an ever-lasting fight between Assassins and the order of Templars. The game’s events are set in the Carribean during XVIII century. The main character is a pirate named Edward Kenway.
The game once again features an interesting plot, combining fictional events and characters with historical ones. The pirate-assassin will meet, e.g. Edward Teach (The Blackbeard), Bejamin Hornigold or Calico Jack Rackham. The world in Black Flag is divided into 50 locations. We will visit here Kingston, Havana and Nassau. Additionally, we’ll be able to visit numerous fishing villages, sugar plantations and ancient ruins.
Because of obvious reasons, an important element of Black Flag is sailing. Edward Kenway has a ship, named Jackdaw, at his disposal. Jackdaw can be easily customized, as the game allows to add cannons, reinforce the hull or add a battering ram. Modifications were also introduced in naval battles, mostly to improve enemies’ AI.
GeForce Experience is a new application from NVIDIA, which optimizes performance of both stationary computers and laptops equipped with GeForce graphic cards.
Firstly, GeForce Experience automatically notifies the user of new drivers for his graphic card and enables him to download them. NVIDIA constantly improves its drivers, which improve performance in games, add new functions and eliminate all flaws.
Secondly, GeForce Experience optimizes graphic settings in games, in accordance to hardware configuration. NVIDIA runs scrupulous tests for various combinations of GPUs, CPUs, monitor resolutions and stores the information in a cloud. GeForce Experience Application connects with database and downloads optimized game settings for a given computer.
As a result, computer is always up-to-date and is optimized to run games as well as possible.
Tessellation, to put it simply, is a method of polygon division, into smaller elements, For example, if we take a rectangle and cut it diagonally, we will perform a “tessellation”, because we have just split the rectangle into two triangles. The easiest and – at the same time – most popular method of using these triangles is a technology called displacement mapping. In DirectX 11 tessellation and displacement mapping technology have formed a great duet, widely used by programmers. In popular games, tessellation is used to obtain smooth, more natural model appearance and high level of details.
Second generation of NVIDIA 3D Vision technology automatically reshapes hundreds of computer games, delivering 3D images immediately, without applying any additional patches.
NVIDIA is a leader in the market of 3D technology for personal computers. Shutter 3D Vision 2 glasses, together with graphic processor NVIDIA GeForce and a monitor featuring LightBoost function, provide breath-taking stereoscope images to gamers and enthusiasts of film and photography. Thanks to 3D Vision technology users can get access to a wide range of 3D materials, hundreds of 3D games, Blu-ray 3D films, 3D photos and videos streamed on the Internet. Additionally, NVIDIA 3DTV Play software gives users the ability to connect stationary or portable computer to a 3D television set, and then running the newest 3D materials in high definition, with 3D effects and surround high quality sound.