Posts made in July, 2010

The Threat to Microsoft, Sony’s Motion Controls

The Threat to Microsoft, Sony’s Motion Controls

The first round in the motion control wars will be fired this fall, as Microsoft’s Kinect and Sony’s PlayStation Move angle to seize territory from current industry titan Nintendo and its Wii/Wii MotionPlus empire. But as our friends at Popular Mechanics are kind enough to point out, Brussels-based firm Softkinetic (a surprise latecomer to the party) will also be entering the fray with its original iisu gesture-tracking technology shortly. The plan: To...

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iPhone 4 Redefines Mobile Games

iPhone 4 Redefines Mobile Games

Continuing in our series of original feature columns on video games and gaming culture for CNN.com, we recently took a look at how Apple’s iPhone 4 and its new gyroscope and accelerometer combo promise to reinvent mobile games. The first of many new motion control systems to arrive (and potentially one of the most important), this hardware advancement adds entirely new dimensions to the smartphone gaming experience. Granted, melodramatic headlines aside,...

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