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  • Blog Post: German Broomstick Racing Is As Ridiculous As It Sounds

    A trailer for the German Wii game Bibi Blocksberg: Das große Hexenbesen-Rennen! (which roughly translates as "Bibi Blocksberg: The Big Witches' Broom Race!") shows us all how hilarious motion-controlled broomstick racing is. The game has been out for some time now, and the broom's... More
  • Blog Post: Prototype Controller Adds Motion Gaming To Existing Releases

    A new company named Mad Genius has unveiled a prototype of its controller technology, which allows players to interact with games via gestures and motion. The interesting part about the demo is that it works with existing releases, supporting titles that didn't previously incorporate such inputs... More
  • Blog Post: Dual Shock 3 Controllers Won't Work With PlayStation 4

    According to Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Worldwide Studios, the next-gen PlayStation won't support the PS3's Dual Shock controller. However, the original Move motion controller will be a part of Sony's next-gen plan Yoshida said, "No, [PS4] doesn't support DualShock 3, but... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation 4 To Feature Stereo Camera

    The rumors were true: The next-generation PlayStation console will ship with a Kinect-style stereo camera peripheral and a controller with a sensor built in. During Sony's PlayStation 4 event in New York, legendary developer and lead PS4 engineer Mark Cerny detailed some of the functionality of the... More
  • Blog Post: Kinect For Windows Coming In Early 2012

    Today, Microsoft re-affirmed that Kinect functionality is coming to Windows in 2012, and launched a new beta of the Kinect for Windows SDK. "I know many of you are eagerly awaiting the Kinect for Windows commercial program coming in early 2012. My team is working hard to deliver a great product... More
  • Blog Post: Ken Levine: Motion Control "Needs To Be Kept Separate"

    BioShock creator Ken Levine told OXM that integrating motion control into traditional games needs to be undertaken with great care in a recent interview. "What you don't want to do is add something in and enforce it on anybody," Levine declared. Levine may as well be telepathic. "Any... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Rumor Roundup: Nintendo's New HD Console

    [Updates at bottom of story] In the hours following our story confirming the existence of a new Nintendo console boasting high definition graphics, the rumor floodgates have opened. Numerous news outlets and website have published their own reports from unnamed sources in the game industry, each with... More
  • Blog Post: Details Surface On The Controller For New Nintendo Console

    Since Game Informer broke the story on the new Nintendo HD console that is set to be revealed at this year's E3 convention, gamers have been scouring the Internet for more details about the unit. Now, we have our first reports about the controller and the system's graphical power. CVG has spoken... More
  • Blog Post: Oprah Audience Gets Free Kinects, Goes Ape****

    Oprah's audience is known for being insane -- especially when it comes to the free giveaways the talk show icon is known for. Honestly, we think they smoke freebase Bath & Body Works Eucalyptus hand lotion. Anyway, today the Big O featured Microsoft's Kinect motion control peripheral on her... More
  • Blog Post: New DanceDance Title Will Support The Move

    Dance Central is already making waves across the industry on the Kinect side of things, so it sounds like Sony is ready to jump in on the motion control dance scene. Konami has announced that the PS3's first DanceDanceRevolution title will support the Move. Move support will be similar to Wii's... More
  • Blog Post: Parade Magazine Writer Test Drives Natal...And Films It

    Parade covers video games? We were just as surprised as you probably are to discover this news. Parade , the national Sunday magazine distributed through newspapers, got what appears to be a private hands-on session with Microsoft's Natal, and they posted a video on YouTube to prove it. Check it... More
  • Blog Post: Behind The Scenes Of The PlayStation Move

    Still curious about the PlayStation Move? Sony has spent the last 24 hours here at GDC proudly showing off their new motion controller both with the games we played earlier , and also the technical side. We sat in on a meeting with Sony where key members of the team shared some high-level technical information... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation Move Titles Hands-On

    Sony’s new Move controller is all the talk here at GDC 2010. Some are skeptical and others are quite excited. Sony is definitely chasing Nintendo with the Move’s imagery featuring the families having fun in nice living rooms. But what about the games themselves? Well, we took them all for... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Motion Controller To Be Named "Arc?"

    Two of the biggest launches hitting the video game industry in 2010 are Microsoft and Sony’s motion control technology. Xbox fans have had the name Project Natal to cling on to for some time, while PS3 users have had their mysterious, glowing wand remain unnamed. Allegedly, that has changed. According... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Says Their Motion Control Is Much Better Than The Rest

    2010 is shaping up to be a big year for video game immersion. With Microsoft’s Project Natal and Sony’s own motion-controller set to release next year, inevitable comparisons are going to be made. Sony’s head of PlayStation marketing, John Koller, is already coming out swinging. "In... More
  • Blog Post: Motion Control Comes To The Mushroom Kingdom's Caves In This Exclusive Video

    So many aspects of Mario's past are crammed into New Super Mario Bros Wii, but it's certainly not against throwing new ideas into the mix. We've already taken a look at some of its new enemies , a quick video runthrough of World 7-5 , and the series debut of teamkilling , but we've seen... More
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