johan's blog

27
Oct
2008
johan

New design

So I've been working on a new design for this site for quite some time now. The reason it took so long is a problem I have. While I'm working on a particular design I while surf around and find new ideas, then restarting the design from scratch. I keep doing this until I'm so tired of the whole thing I feel I just need to finish it and get on with my life. The result of that process is what you here today.

04
Jun
2008
johan

Beatiful Mirage video

Man, this video just gets made my day. It's long, about 19 minutes, but filled with simply beautiful shots of french jets flying around in the clouds. Some of the scenes are simply amazing and almost look CG generated. I especially like the section starting 7 minutes in, where they fly through and around some huge cumuli formations. Epic.

15
May
2008
johan

Street art

Truly creative effort:

11
May
2008
johan

Mirrors Edge Trailer!

Last Monday it was time for Playstation Day, Sonys annual press event. Among trailers for Killzone 2 and Motorstorm, which most people expected to see, Mirrors Edge debut trailer was released. A few hours later it was published on the internet:

04
Apr
2008
johan

Eurogamer visits Dice

Gaming site Eurogamer has a lengthy feature about their visit to our Stockholm office, complete with some fun facts on Sweden. The focuses on Battlefield: Bad Company, but also has segments on Battlefield Heroes and Mirrors Edge.

06
Mar
2008
johan

TAW @ Göta Lejon

Jag var och kollade på Tomas Andersson Wijs turnépremiär på Göta Lejon ikväll. Det var som vanligt (det är tredje konserten för mig) suveränt bra! Att gå ensam till en TAW konsert är en speciell upplevelse. Av någon anledning kryllar det alltid av par, från alla åldergrupper. Men jag lät mig inte slås ned.

01
Mar
2008
johan

More on Mirrors Edge

The last weeks DICE have had some press events where Mirror's Edge has been shown. Yesterday the attending journalists were allowed to publish their articles (this is coordinated so there won't be unfair to European journalist who where the last ones to see it). I think it's safe to say that the response has been overwhelming to say the least! The team was notably excited as one positive article after another was posted on our mailing list. I've added the new screens to the project page.

DICE wasn't just showing Mirror's Edge, Battlefield heroes also made headlines with their awesome and funny debut trailer. Battlefield: Bad Company showed more gameplay as their release date approaches.

02
Feb
2008
johan

Justice @ Debaser Medis

Last night me, Kjell and Wendy went to see Justice at Debase Medis. I've been really sick the last few days, but this was my birthday present to Kjell and we have hyped this gig for a few weeks now so I really wanted to go. Doped up with painkillers and näsdroppar we headed to Debaser. We could not get the "real" tickets to the dance floor (those sold out in November as I understand), instead we were directed to balcony, where a thick glass separated us from the rest of the crowd. There was a strange voyeuristic feeling standing up there and watching the crowd below. At least we had access to our own bar, where I tried to drown my cold with cheap beer.

The gig itself was amazing! Really good. I estimate that Justice played for about 2 hours, but it only felt like an hour. Time flies and all that. It's kinda hard to tell from the pictures but the stage decor was kinda cool. The guys stood behind (on top of?) a what looked like a giant electronic machine with blinking lights. Occasionally the giant white cross from Nazareth album would light up. My only wish was that I could have been down on the dance floor.

05
Dec
2007
johan

Get to know Frostbite

DICE has a new game engine, which will be used for the first time by Battlefield: Bad Company this spring. Here is a great little video explaining some of the tech behind the engine. Highlights include destruction (ka-boom!), dynamic lighting, high dynamic range audio and more.

25
Oct
2007
johan

Video on string theory

Here's a nice video explaining string theory in 2 minutes:

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