Posts Tagged "Microsoft"

Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony’s Strategies

Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony’s Strategies

The fight for the family room became even more heated at the 16th annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), which once again served as a battleground between the three major video game console companies: Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. Each of the Big Three unveiled new hardware, games and services to the crowd of roughly 45,000 industry attendees who crammed into the Los Angeles Convention Center and surrounding venues to catch a glimpse at tomorrow’s trends...

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The Best of E3 2010

The Best of E3 2010

So many games, so little time. Such is always the case at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, the world’s biggest video game tradeshow, which takes place in Los Angeles each June. This year, more than 45,000 attendees from more than 90 countries packed into the Los Angeles Convention Center to lay their hands on video games and accessories scheduled to debut over the next year or two. There’s a lot to see and play, and only three days in which to...

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They Live! Episodic Games Thrive Again

They Live! Episodic Games Thrive Again

If you’ve been reading online game sites recently, you may have noticed something strange buried amongst the headlines: Episodic games are quietly making a comeback. Never mind initial high-profile failures such as Ritual’s SiN Episodes and American McGee’s Grimm. Thanks to equally notable successes by classic gaming brands like Monkey Island and Sam & Max, the field is suddenly bustling again, as proven by much-anticipated new outings like Sonic the...

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Motion Controls: Guess Who Wins?

Motion Controls: Guess Who Wins?

It’s a question we’re commonly asked by members of the media: Between Sony’s PlayStation Move and Microsoft’s Kinect (Softkinetic’s iisu and Apple’s iPhone 4 much less often), who wins the battle to bring motion controlled gaming home? Amusingly, the answer may be irrelevant, as we suspect that when it comes to home consoles, the ship has largely sailed with Nintendo’s Wii and Wii MotionPlus accessory. But there’s...

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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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