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Hollywood has ruined our perception not only socially but of interactions of physical objects:

Sometimes, too, we need what's best described as 'Hollywood physics'. When a crate falls from a height, if you accurately simulate that, you can look at the screen and think, 'well, that doesn't look right'. But then you start tweaking the numbers and changing gravity, making things accelerate faster – it's almost like this Hollywood expectation of motion simulation - and that actually looks correct. You have to remember games are an entertainment after all…"

The hidden story of the 3D engine