I understand nothing! Nothing!
Yeah Carmack is awesome. I understand everything he says in interviews, but I also know that when he says "and I know how to correct for that in software", or "I analyzed the data stream coming out of the thing", were he to start explaining those parts, I'd be lost in 10 seconds.
I love this guys passion in what he is talking about. The tech looks cool, but it's a while aways from the mainstream
brad has such a man crush on carmack LOL. me too tho.
That background music was unnecessarily distracting.
About latency, the situation is far worse than he describes. My latest 52" flat panel from Samsung, with it's various picture improvement filters on, I have to delay the audio from my amp by 190 ms to get voices synched with lips moving so it doesn't seem like I'm watching a bad martial arts movie overdub.
Turn everything off, and the best I can get is about 40-50 ms.
holy shit, now i feel smarter now.
John Carmack, the man, the god.
my head hurts.
brad looked exausted at the end of that interview XD
@obonicus: You'll notice it happens when he turns his head, presumably toward his microphone.
John Carmack has made me realize that even though I feel reasonably intelligent, there are people out there like him who are on a deity level of genius. What a smart, accomplished guy. id really made a great move when they ended up with him on the payroll.
I really wish I was more engineery, one of those kits would be fantastic to build and own.
Also John Carmack kinda reminds me of a dude like Michio Kaku or something. He seems to have a real facility for conveying information I don't really get and still making me feel like I at least get the gist of the thing.
Moreso Carmack than Kaku for me, but that's probably because I'm more familiar with computing, electronics and graphics tech than I am the vastness of space and quantum theory and the like.
Can't wait for logitech's headmount in two years time, I'm gonna get TWO!
That's pretty cool. I feel strangely better about hanging onto my old CRT for certain games after hearing all this yang talked about flat panel display shortcomings.
"To the time photons stream off the OLEDs"
.....yup, I got what I expected from this John Carmack interview
Also, nice Futurama music
Carmack's been my hero since I was a wee 8 year old learning Basic and Pascal
Confusing and deeply enthralling.
Wow, I am very excited about this. Seems like it could be huge, especially with someone like Carmack organizing the groundwork on the research and technology.
Yes! I love hearing Carmack talk about anything.
Fantastic interview, but that music near the end is way too loud. I could barely hear Carmack talking.
I wish he would just live stream himself talking 24/7, I'd do nothing else but listen to him for the rest of forever.
*don't sound dumb in front of John Carmack, don't sound dumb in front of John Carmack*
Wasn't it last year brad was too awestruck and nervous to interview him so Patrick had to do it? I guess Brad has grown in a year.
@umdesch4: Doesn't it have a "game mode"? I have a Samsung TV too and enabling "game mode" supposedly reduces the delay down to around 5 ms or so. I never really tested without it though.
I swear if this video went on a little bit longer, John would have resurrected Heinrich Hertz from the grave with nerdy words! \O/
it would be awesome if john carmack was on the e3 bombcast this year
Great interview! Will it be possible too re-release this video with the background music volume dialed back? It's louder than Carmack's dialogue with Brad :(
Wow what a fascinating, brilliant guy. I'm sure he'd talk all day about display technologies if someone would listen.
Really cool stuff, I'd like to get my hands on one.
Agreed. I thought it was a little distracting.
The power of duct tape!
The duct tape is beautiful in many ways.
Excellent interview, thanks for just letting him talk. Not what I was expecting from E3 coverage, but a great surprise.
That was pretty awesome looking :3
@Jack268: Yeah, that's the mode that seems to get me down to about 40 ms. There might be some weirdness with the way my signal is routed that would account for that, but either way, a difference of 150 ms between the two modes is quite a bit worse than what Carmack was alluding to in this interview, and this is on a fairly recent tv.
@TeamJersey: Yes, yes they are.Very cool interview, I didn't understand a word of what Carmack was saying but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Brad wasn't kidding about not getting a word in!
@TeamJersey: Yes, yes they are.
Very cool interview, I didn't understand a word of what Carmack was saying but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Brad wasn't kidding about not getting a word in!
Yea, this interview is even better (+funnier) after you've seen the livestream with Brad talking about it because you really notice Carmack just going and going without the need for a question :D
Also, Brad's expression as the image fades to black at the end is priceless :P
I want to listen to John Carmack talk about things he's excited about all the time...even if it's just about my mom. I don't care. More THIS!
I love John Carmack's distinctive verbal ticks. "In there", "on there", etc. When you're a wealthy genius mega power nerd you can afford to throw down with whatever language you want.
I'm waiting for this to become a reality.
You throw Carmack the ball, he gonna run and run and run with it.
Fuck, I love him.
More Carmack is ALWAYS good. So cool to have a team that focuses on interviewing that genius without the PR fluff. Carmack understands how crucial high frames per second is in the basic formation of a good first person based game or simulation.
Always fascinating to listen to John, we're lucky to have such genius dudes like him in this industry. Can't wait to try some John Carmack approved VR in the near future.
it's not just his intelligence, it's amazing that he comes from the golden age of PC gaming and isn't the least bit jaded. 20 years in the industry has turned most guys from his era into cynical assholes or cold business moguls, but he's just as excited by new technology as he was when he was coding the engine that Black Ops II is still using. I mean this is just something he was working on at home for his own amusement, and decided to bring it to e3 just so there could be a little originality at the show. what an awesome guy.
Damn son, he dropped some science.
Can I get a version without the damn music :(?
WHAT INSANE CAMERAMAN WOULD WAVE FOR TIME WHEN THE CARMACK IS TALKING!?!?12ine!?!?!
I totally eat up everything that man is saying and I'm not even sure why.
Edit: Oh... some annoying handler type :(
That duder still sounds and talks like a hardcore nerd. And its great.
I have no idea what the hell he's talking about but it was awesome.
Is it just me or does the song at the end of this video sound like the Futurama theme song?