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...read more
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3D games or 3D movies – from a commercial standpoint, which matters more? It’s an interesting question that we explore with The Hollywood Reporter in a new piece that examines which medium is more apt to influence the shape of 3D technology and TV sets to come. Writer John Scott Lewinski posits the question to a number of experts from both industries, who say that consumer electronics makers like Sony, Toshiba and Panasonic still have yet to define...read more
Naturally, fine, upstanding members of society such as yourself would never engage in illegal online file sharing. So let’s just assume you’re not getting pirated games, movies or music this way – just legitimate software demos, mods, user-generated content, fan-made updates, bonus levels and other wholesome content. With that out of the way, one important thing worth keeping in mind: Taking part in the wild word of BitTorrent and peer-to-peer...read more
Like most media pundits, we must confess our weakness for all things hyperbolic – in a business driven largely by headlines and sound bytes, it tends to come with the territory. But according to our outspoken friends at Nyko (per CNN.com), ‘history’ was made at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the annual tradeshow which shines the spotlight on all things gaming-related. While we’re not entirely sure we agree with this...read more
It’s no surprise to those in the know: Myriad forces from fundamental changes in shoppers’ playing habits to the rise of thousands of free-to-play online social network, Web browser and MMO games are quickly undercutting both the relevance and value of traditional PC and console games. But the good news is, as software publishers are all too willing to demonstrate in the run up to the holiday season and beyond, there are still plenty of great reasons to...read more