The future of gaming is here: embrace it.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sony to lead 3d revolution

Looks like Sony isn't ready to hang the skates up just yet.  In a press release it was stated, "SCE CEO Kaz Hirai says PlayStation plays a vital role in the 3D master plan, which involves almost every part of Sony’s business."

The fact is is that Microsoft and nintendo have been out competing Sony over the last few years; and the fact is, if Sony is to survive, that 3d is their only chance. As long as someone has the courage to make 3d games, I won't mind.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Future of 3D Gaming

Time to take a little break from my series on Xbox Kinect.  That's all good and great, but it's not really getting to the meat of the problem.  It's more of... postponing it.  What about the real future of 3D Video Games - is there even one?

According to Microsoft's Chris Lewis there is one.  Although it may take a few more years until it's actually realized.

Lewis says, "We are two to three years away from that, till the price point comes down, till the experience is sufficiently social, that you don’t sit there with big glasses on and don’t talk to your family..."   In other words Lewis believes that for 3D to become successful and marketable and first has to become socially acceptable.  That means, yes, 3D without glasses, as well as games that can do more than just be trivial center pieces. 

3D could also come sooner to some systems and later to others.  Currently Sony is the leader in 3D TV's and this could mean that they will be the first to create an abundance of 3D games.   In fact the PlayStation store already has 3D games available to download - if you have a 3D TV which supports it. 

A spokesperson for Sony has stated, "PlayStation has always been about outstanding entertainment.   The stereoscopic 3D collection showcases the depth of technology behind PS3 and gives us a feel for the potential for future releases."

It seems there is a new battle that is about to be waged in the gaming world...

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Before 3D We Have Kinect - Kinect Sports

I`d like to continue this little series of Kinect blog posts.  It's the most notable change occurring in the video game industry, as well as the closest that world is getting to 3D.  It's a more interactive way of gaming, more so than the Wii, and if the marketplace (both casual and hardcore alike) accept it - well - 3D games is just the next step.  Right?  I hope so. 

Kinect sports is just how it sounds.  It's a sports game, like Wii sports, except much more interactive.  The biggest difference between Kinect Sports and  Wii Sports is that there is no need for controllers.  The technology just has you stand in a general vicinity of the Kinect console and it will analyze and compensate from there - it will even follow you around.  Talk about being in a different world. 

Check out a hands on video:

It's the future.  Let's embrace the change. 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Before 3D We Have Kinect

The change into 3D Video Games isn't as easy as a process changing the movie industry into 3D.  No, that in comparison, was easy.  The video game world is much more stubborn, much more matriculate in its change, much more... detailed in how it wants its world to be.  If that all sounded it a bit vague and preposterous, that`s okay - that was the point.  The medium of video games is one of the newest mediums out there - we`re still trying to gain respect and acceptance from the rest of the market - so the truth is we don`t actually know what we want.  We need to revolutionize slowly.

And that may mean changing other technology first, and getting to the 3D part later (ignore Nintendo, they're there own tangent.)  

And this change comes in the form of the Xbox Kinect.  It's like the Wii, but is much more advanced, and has a much greater appeal.  It's able to attract both the casual gamers and the hardcore: this is good, since both these populations are what make the world of video games go round.  But first let's focus on casual.  They will be the hardest to convince that 3D is the future of gaming; we have to go slow, ease them into change.

And this is where Kinect, and Kinect Fitness comes in.  Check it out:

For those of you want to get in shape the old fashioned way - void of any virtual interaction - then check out Ab Ripper X and p90x Chest and Back Workout.  They'll whip you into shape, I promise you.