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    It was a point driven home/Samaritan

    Hello dear teachers

    i don't understand the parts in bold, would you help me out?

    Epic Games isn't presumptuous enough to draw up its ideal specs from the next PlayStation and Xbox, but it knows one thing: it wants more memory.

    The tech and software firm has been very vocal in recent months about its desire for the industry's next-gen machines to match top-end PCs.

    It was a point driven home by its astounding Samaritan demo at GDC in March, which showcased Unreal Engine 3's new DX-11-compatible capabilities. If you haven't seen it yet, we very much recommend you do so now.

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    Re: It was a point driven home/Samaritan

    Perhaps there's a new video game called 'Samaritan', though that seems to me improbable. It would either be a reference to Parable of the Good Samaritan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia or to some figurative use of that idea - for example Good Samaritan law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia or Samaritans Home Page - in either case, I can't imagine a very compulsive video game.... Maybe it's a typo - can't think what it might be though.

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    Re: It was a point driven home/Samaritan

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    Hello dear teachers

    i don't understand the parts in bold, would you help me out?

    Epic Games isn't presumptuous enough to draw up its ideal specs from the next PlayStation and Xbox, but it knows one thing: it wants more memory.

    The tech and software firm has been very vocal in recent months about its desire for the industry's next-gen machines to match top-end PCs.

    It was a point driven home by its astounding Samaritan demo at GDC in March, which showcased Unreal Engine 3's new DX-11-compatible capabilities. If you haven't seen it yet, we very much recommend you do so now.

    Thanks
    A few minutes with our friend Google turned up this. GDC 2011: Video of DX11 Samaritan Demo from Epic Games | PhysXInfo.com - PhysX News

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    Re: It was a point driven home/Samaritan

    As to the other question, I think it means that this point (i.e. the desire for the industry's next-gen machines to match top-end PCs.) is made clear by the demo and its outstanding capabilities.

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    Re: It was a point driven home/Samaritan

    The world of IT is particularly prone to using expressions like 'DX-11-compatible capabilities'

    capabilities - it can do stuff

    DX-11-compatible - among the things it can do, it can run software initially designed to run on the DX-11 (presumably, that was the previous generation of hardware)

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