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Here's a crazy one that could change your eagerness about buying up the next Resident Evil and playing it with all of the lights shut off. While peripheral companies have long tried to come up with ways to make titles more immerse, many of those options have fallen flat. Between rumble packs and full-on suits that one could wear to "experience" the feeling of a game, it's just difficult to translate. But a new technology coming from researchers at the University of Electro-Communications may be the jolt that hardcore gamers have been waiting for. Over at the uni, a tech called "phantom sensation"... Read more...
We know it may be overstated, but Samsung sure knows how to design an HDTV. The company best known for its 'Touch of Color' design style is wowing potential television buyers again today with its all-new 8500 series. Considered the flagship model of its expanded LED backlit HDTV series, the new lineup combines the picture quality you're used to in a Samsung with the thinness of its previous LED HDTVs. Heck, there's even networking and interactive features thrown in, which can only be viewed as a direct response to LG's boastful Vudu partnership announced earlier in the week.The 8500 series utilizes... Read more...
We just received some breaking news out of SIGGRAPH 2008 that we thought many of you would be very interested in. If you recall, one of the capabilities Intel is touting in regard to their upcoming Larrabee architecture is the ability to perform real-time ray tracing. In the graphics space, ray tracing is a technique used to generate an image by tracing the rays or paths of light as they bounce through and around the objects in a scene. When done right, ray tracing can produce photorealistic imagery because shadows are cast correctly, water and other materials show proper reflections with... Read more...
Well, we are trying to imagine just how the Wii's innovative controller could be used in this case, but we would prefer to ... make no comment.Within a game display in a random Japanese game store an ad for Osouji Sentai Clean Keeper reads “worldly desires are completely open.” Whenever you see something like that used to advertise a game in Japan you’re usually in for a graphic adventure novel on a disc and low and behold that’s what it is.In Osouji Sentai Clean Keeper you basically save underage looking scantily clad women, who are actually in their 20s, from some kind of devil. When you do,... Read more...
MSNBC has joined the ranks of social networking sites such as Reddit and Digg as it has acquired Newsvine.MSNBC Interactive News LLC said it acquired Newsvine Inc., a small Seattle startup that lets visitors read and comment on news stories from mainstream media outlets.MSNBC, which is jointly owned by Microsoft Corp. and NBC Universal, did not disclose financial terms of the deal late Sunday. NBC Universal is a joint venture of General Electric Co. and Vivendi SA. Surprisingly, this is the first acquisition by MSNBC Interactive in its 11-year history.  Newsvine will continue to operate independently,... Read more...
AMD PIONEERS INTERACTIVE ONLINE RESOURCE, REDEFINING TRADITIONAL WAYS IT INDUSTRY ACCESSES INFORMATION - AMD Virtual IT Experience Brings Industry Together, Using Cutting Edge Gaming Technology to Create an "Always On" Resource - Sunnyvale, Calif. - Sept. 12, 2006 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today unveiled the AMD Virtual IT Experience, a revolutionary online event that offers a new way to approach audiences seeking access to information about AMD and its partners. The AMD Virtual IT Experience is an interactive, content-rich venue to help customers quickly locate information, tools and advice... Read more...