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  Havok - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Havok actively joined the X-Men and began a relationship with Lorna Dane, Polaris, much to the anger of Iceman who was romantically interested in her.
Havok was operating independently when an airplane explosion, caused by an experimental device, cast him into a parallel world where he was the leader of a drastically altered version of the X-Men, known as The Six.
Havok as he appeared in Mutant X. Havok is a mutant possessing the power to absorb ambient cosmic energy, process it and emanate it from his body as waves of plasma in the form of a blast or discharge, with a tell-tale concentric circle pattern.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Havok   (2355 words)

 Havok (software) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Havok is available for the Microsoft Xbox, the Microsoft Xbox 360, the Nintendo GameCube, the Sony PlayStation 2, and Microsoft Windows, although it has yet to be released for Mac OS X.
Havok can also be found in Autodesk Media and Entertainment's 3ds max as a bundled plug-in called reactor.
Havok physics are most noticeable in games such as The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, Half Life 2, Psi Ops and Destroy All Humans, where the player can use either psychic powers or fictional technology to manipulate many objects in the game, raising them, then moving or throwing them around the environment.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Havok_(software)   (456 words)

 X-Men Character Bios: Havok
Havok was with the X-Men when they "died" in Dallas to defeat the Adversary, and went with them to Australia upon their "resurrection." Around the time of "Inferno," Alex's sister-in-law Madelyne Pryor, who had also been with the team in Dallas, appeared to have started an affair with him.
Havok accepted, and was X-Factor's leader until his powers started to flare again and he was captured by Random and brought to Dark Beast, who brainwashed him and added an anti-gravity harness and power-focusing gauntlets to his costume.
Havok returned to the X-Mansion with Scotty and Elektra, his nanny, and tried to keep the Goblin Queen (Madelyne) from taking possession of her son for her dark purposes.
www.mutanthigh.com /havok.html   (2016 words)

Havok was operating independently when an airplane explosion ripped him from his reality and deposited him on a dark, twisted Earth.
Known superhuman powers: Havok is a mutant with the superhuman ability to absorb ambient cosmic energy into the cells of his body, transform it in an unknown manner, and release it as waves of energy that heat the air in their path enough to turn it into plasma.
When Havok strikes an object with the waves of intensity of hot plasma, the sudden vast jump in temperature will often cause objects to shatter, explode, or seemingly disintegrate, and an observer might therefore wrongly think that the object had been struck by a concussive force.
www.marveldirectory.com /individuals/h/havok.htm   (1362 words)

 Bungie.net : Top Story
Havok, for those unfamiliar with it, is a brilliant set of physics solutions for interactive software—and one of the only pieces of middleware to ever achieve anything like broad consumer awareness.
Havok’s tools looked like they would work well with the Bungie code base, and the results were attractive, convincing, and most of all, fun.
Havok's Nick Gray takes that fact seriously, saying, "A lot of the new consoles have quite different architecture and they will have massively greater computational power, but it might be represented in a different way, so it will likely be massively parallel.
bungie.net /News/TopStory.aspx?story=havokhalo2feature   (2171 words)

However, unknown to Havok and Polaris, Annie's telepathic son Carter telepathically suggested to Havok to dump Polaris and forced him to love Annie, since she was lonely and Carter felt that a reciprocated love from Alex is what she need.
Havok still cared for Annie as well as Carter, a sound relationship between the two is suggest in X-men: The End, where Carter creates an illusion that he is still a child and Havok and Annie are together.
Havok is a mutant possessing the power to absorb ambient cosmic energy, process it, and emanate it from his body as waves of plasma in the form of a blast or discharge.
x.pjj.cc /register/viewer.php?su=Havok&fm=view   (1551 words)

 phillyhiphop.com | one region. one community. one site.
Havok didn't realize how much work it was going to be, but in his own words, "you gotta do what you gotta do." I hear you loud and clear.
Havok is a "nice guy." He spreads himself thin trying to help everyone out, because he knows how hard it is to go from step to step, so he tries to make it easier for others.
Havok gives props to 40th Dimension ("They have a nice hype show"), Prophets of the Ghetto (The first time he saw them, there were only 3 on stage.
www.phillyhiphop.com /_features/vibin/havok.html   (922 words)

 New Havok Physics at GDC 2005 - MegaGames software
The team behind Havok, the middleware that took games that one step closer to reality by greatly improving the player's interaction with the game world, has announced that the new version is ready to be released.
Havok announced that it will be revealing Havok Complete 3, its integrated middleware solution at an exclusive launch event during the 2005 Game Developer Conference (GDC 2005).
Havok Complete 3 is fully optimized for current generation game platforms but has been designed to meet the needs of game developers working on next generation game platforms.
www.megagames.com /news/html/software/newhavokphysicsatgdc2005.shtml   (308 words)

 Havok - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Havok topped the news at GDC with its announcement of their partnership with NVIDIA, its 4.0 release of Havok Physics™, and two new products to launch in Q2 of 2006- Havok FX™ and Havok Behavior™.
Havok FX will take advantage of the native power of Shader Model 3 class graphics cards with cross-platform, next-generation GPU technology that will deliver eye-popping physics effects that integrate seamlessly with Havok’s industry-leading game-play physics technology- Havok Complete™.
Havok was peer-selected from more than 1,000 nominees as one of the most innovative and successful private firms from around the world.
www.havok.com   (418 words)

 Director Learning - Faculty of the Built Environment, UNSW, Sydney Australia
Havok cast members can be created through Director or external programs like Plasma or 3DS MAX 4-5 (with the Reactor plugin).
If Havok scenes are created in Director, then the physics of the 3D world needs to be set up through Lingo.
Havok HKE (Havok Exporter) files can be constructed outside Director, removing the need for additional Lingo.
www.fbe.unsw.edu.au /learning/director/3D/Havok   (1651 words)

 Multiplayer Online Games Directory / News / Havok Announces New Standard for Character Motion at 2005 GDC - Find ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Havok Complete is an integrated game SDK and tool chain that provides comprehensive run-time control for physics and character animation on current and next generation game platforms.
Havok Complete provides a range of controls that allow animated characters to respond to physical forces in a virtually infinite number of ways, without abandoning the underlying animation that defines the character’s true personality and intent.
Havok’s technology is used by over 70 of the world’s leading game developers to enhance realism and improve game play.
www.mpogd.com /news?ID=1532   (803 words)

 Meltdown (Havok/Wolverine foe)
Havok and Scarlett arrived in Poland, going to an abandoned castle in the Carpathians which Alex believed the KGB had imprisoned Logan in.
Havok and Scarlett arrived in India, in the district of Maharashtra, at the Tarapur nuclear reactor.
Havok and Wolverine: Meltdown was released as part of the Epic line, an imprint for special projects.
www.marvunapp.com /Appendix/meltdown.htm   (3010 words)

 Gamecloud - - Havok Interview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Havok company has made their mark on the PC game industry with their software tools that allow game developers to put in advanced physics in games from Half-Life 2 to Painkiller to last week's RTS game Age of Empires III.
Havok is still a small company at heart and yet we have the opportunity to work with so many leading game developers.
Havok Animation is a fast and flexible animation SDK and tool chain that integrates out of the box with our Havok Physics product.
www.gamecloud.com /article.php?article_id=2034   (1502 words)

 The religion of Havok (Alex Summers) of the X-Men
Alexander "Alex" Summers, better known as "Havok," is a member of the mutant superhero team known as the X-Men, who are among the most popular characters in comics history, and whose stories are told in a number of comic book series published by Marvel Comics.
Havok became a Catholic, but as an adult he has apparently been lapsed in this faith and has not been portrayed as an active churchgoer.
Havok's Catholicism is far less important to him than it is to some other Catholic superheroes, such as Daredevil and his fellow X-Man Nighcrawler.
www.adherents.com /lit/comics/Havok.html   (390 words)

 The X-Men - Havok   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Havok generates plasma which does concussive force, as well as sonics, light and heat from his body, primarily his hands.
Havok was the cruel leader of the Six, a band of heroes, bordering on anti-heroes, who traveled around the U.S. to help when needed.
It would later be shown that Havok's body was residing in a mental institution comatose, while his mind was trapped in the alternate reality.
www.knightmare6.com /faq/x-men/havok.html   (249 words)

 purevolume™ | HAVOK (CO)
HAVOK evolved over a number of months and was officially formed in Feb. of 2004.
A few other names were discussed and tossed aside they chose the name HAVOK for its powerful sound and very thrashy logo (created by David Sanchez).
HAVOK continues to play anywhere they can and are busy writing their own music.
www.purevolume.com /havokco   (480 words)

 Plasma (Havok, Ghost Rider, Moon Knight & Wolverine foe)
She explained everything that had happened including her connection to Havok's powers as one of the Living Pharaoh's descendants and a plan was crafted to lure Havok into fighting to fill her with more power.
She told him that she saved him from the substance because she felt that she was connected to Havok when he used his powers near her for the first time and that the Tracker that accompanied her to Australia thought that she had betrayed the cult.
Havok arrived and after he mentioned the similarity between the Tracker and the Living Pharaoh, the Tracker opened a trap door and Havok fell through a tunnel into the cult's hidden temple.
www.marvunapp.com /Appendix2/plasmahavok.htm   (2770 words)

 NVIDIA and Havok Demonstrate World's First GPU-Powered Game Physics Solution at Game Developer's Conference
The Havok FX product is currently in early release to select developers and is expected to be available this summer.
Havok is the gaming industry's leading independent provider of physics and character animation middleware.
Havok enables game developers to create virtual worlds where players enter a dynamic, living and breathing universe with characters that interact in a completely natural and unscripted way.
gameinfowire.com /news.asp?nid=8410   (827 words)

 Havok   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Havok started out as a rectangular field that was divided lengthways into half "woods and brush" and half "speed ball".
Obstacles on this field include barrels, stand ups, and man made as well as "natural" wood bunkers in addition to the abundant trees throughout.
Havok serves as a large KZ through which players often have to transverse while getting from Madison Ave to The Rock.
www.rockpaintball.com /fields/havok.htm   (83 words)

 X-bit labs - Hardware news - Havok Intros Havok FX Engine to Compute Physics Effects on GPUs.
Havok FX Debris Primitives can even interact with game-play critical objects, through an innovative approach that will provide the GPU with a one-way transfer of critical information that will allow Debris Primitives to respond to game play objects and large-scale world definitions.
Havok FX Debris Primitives may be simulated in either OpenGL or DirectX.
Havok FX will be a new product from Havok and is not part of any existing product or product bundle.
www.xbitlabs.com /news/multimedia/display/20051028224421.html   (1077 words)

 Havok prepares to unveil next generation of middleware at GDC // GamesIndustry.biz
Physics middleware specialist Havok are set to reveal its latest suite of products at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next month - with the firm launching an animation solution to tie in with its popular physics system.
Havok Complete 3 will include both the latest version of Havok Physics, which introduces a number of innovations that the firm claims will "dramatically reduce game production time", and Havok Animation 3, the company's latest product.
The animation suite is closely integrated with Havok Physics, and gives developers a fully featured set of animation capabilities, such as blending, inverse kinematics and animation compression and decompression, as well as a full tool chain that works with commercial modelling and animation tools.
www.gamesindustry.biz /content_page.php?aid=7013   (264 words)

 The Church Of Havok: Fall Children   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Davey Havok is so awesome to be around in person and I want to be a part of the people who believe in Him the most!
Davey Havok is awesome...I dont know what I would do without Him, He has convinced me that I'm not a useless being on this earth, I'm put on this world to follow AFI.
Davey Havok is the ruler of all and is a total hottie...lol.
churchofhavok.endoria.net /fall_children_12.htm   (2545 words)

 AnandTech: Havok to compete with AGEIA for physics
Havok did mention to us however, that they believe having two GPUs would be better suited to handle such duties as load balancing would be the key issue.
Havok explains that its engine is able to offload such physics operations as collision detection, which on today's general purpose GPUs are very slow to compute.
One important fact to keep in mind is that Havok is playing a significant role in the development of console technology, and has not specifically stated that the PC desktop is the ideal platform for Havok FX.
www.anandtech.com /video/showdoc.aspx?i=2585   (877 words)

 PRESS RELEASE Leading Computer Gaming Middleware Company Havok Ltd. Protects Confidential Information With Vormetric's ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
With this in mind, Havok makes security a critical component of all its services so customers can enhance game development features and reduce the time-to-market with the confidence that their intellectual property and game designs are protected.
"Havok's success is based on our partnership with customers, a partnership built on trust that they will receive the highest level of support and service from us at every stage of their product in development cycle with the peace of mind that their data is safe," said Havok President and CEO David O'Meara.
Furthermore, Havok is able to enforce and retain control of security policies regardless of geography, so policy enforcement is consistent across its U.S. and European operations.
www.marketwire.com /mw/release_html_b1?release_id=91217   (750 words)

 Havok Finds Haven for Game Codes
But if Havok's files were stolen or somehow leaked to the Internet, the company could soon find its physics engine available, at no cost, across the Internet.
The company's next goal is to deploy CoreGuard on Havok's development network and use it to protect the company's core assets: 50GB of computer source code and other IP stored in various databases on the company's network.
Havok staff will also be watching to ensure that the CoreGuard client doesn't slow processing performance on development machines.
www.eweek.com /article2/0,1759,1866991,00.asp?kc=EWRSS03119TX1K0000594   (1744 words)

 HaVoKonline - Houston's Premiere Gothic Darkwave Club Event - Club Encounters
The core HaVoK is based on underground, subcultured darkwave.
HaVoK Saturdays range from our regular MaSS HaVoK dance nights to our live performances and special event themed parties and DJ events.
HaVoK is presented by DJ Naika Whisperwish - RealmGothica
www.havokonline.com   (250 words)

 Havok FX Interview
When one thinks about interaction and physics in games, one usually thinks of Havok, the company that has created a physics engine that has been used in tons of video and PC games over the years, including Half-Life 2, Painkiller and many more.
Havok FX was born out of that effort.
But we’ve had the opportunity to work very closely with Nvidia on Havok FX and are extremely excited about the progress we’ve made together, especially with GeForce 7900 configurations in SLI mode.
www.firingsquad.com /features/havok_fx_interview   (695 words)

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