Posts Tagged "PlayStation Move"

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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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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How Digital Distribution and DLC Reinvent Gaming

How Digital Distribution and DLC Reinvent Gaming

As observant readers may have noted, we’re firm believers that many of the most promising trends in gaming are happening outside the box. Blame the dawn of digital distribution and downloadable content (DLC), which are helping to transform the way in which we browse, purchase, access and enjoy games of all shapes and sizes. Moreover, these technologies are also rapidly redefining the entire field of game design, allowing software makers to instantly patch,...

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History, According to Video Games

History, According to Video Games

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...

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The Future of Music Games

The Future of Music Games

Despite the unquestionable importance of music as an artistic medium and/or source of mindless enjoyment in so many millions’ lives, somehow we industry insiders keep find ourselves being locked into an ongoing debate about sonically-inspired games’ relevance. The big question: Whether or not they’ve jumped the shark following a year that brought a 46% decline in sales simultaneously along with a flood of pricey new releases such as SingStar:...

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