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  • Opinion: Sony Joins Hands with J.K. Rowling for Pottermore

    Harry Potter the online computer game? Or would that be Harry Potter "the online bulletin board"? No one knows for sure. In fact all we do know is that the name "Pottermore" was trademarked by Warner Bros. in 2009, that an eponymous website appeared mysteriously a week ago, and that it's since been self-identified as "a free website that builds an exciting online experience around the reading of the Harry Potter books."

  • Opinion: Will Game Ads Be Less Annoying if You Interact with Them

    Ready for interactive Kinect ads? Ready or not, Microsoft's planning to make them part of your motion-control-verse soon. The company says it'll roll out something it calls NUads—the NU's short for "natural user interface"—later this year. The idea's somewhat self-evidently to engage you in ways traditional TV ads can't.

  • Opinion: Receipt Racer Is a Retro AR Game built for Retro Racing

    Since the Kinect showed up, Augmented Reality games have been lopsided to hacking for the Kinect, so it's refreshing to see something different, like this Receipt Racer. This retro top-down racing game, created by joshua noble and undef (Martin Fuchs and Philip Whitfield), combines digital input with an analog environment.

  • Opinion: Wii U Games Now Shown at E3 Due To Hardware Issues

    It's another slow-as-a-wet-wood-campfire Friday, which means—yep, let's talk about silly rumors. Like this one about Wii U games getting deep-sixed at E3 because developers were working with "underclocked" units, leading to games that supposedly looked only as good as Xbox 360 and PS3 currents.

  • Opinion: Apple Back-to-School Deal Pales to Microsoft's Offer

    The back-to-school season is a great time for new students (or people who have latched on to their old college IDs) to get discounts on laptops and other computer gear -- not to mention awesome freebies that big PC companies throw in. Traditionally, Apple has one of the best giveaways: a free iPod touch with the purchase of a Mac. But this year, Apple went to the Land of the Lame, and was easily bested by Microsoft's superior special.

  • Opinion: Meet the Guys Behind the Minecraft Documentary

    Earlier this year, a group of indie filmmakers set out to create a documentary on the hit indie game Minecraft. The filmmakers had an idea and some footage, but no funding. But thanks to a wildly successful fundraising campaign on Kickstarter, Minecraft: The Story of Mojang is now in full production. I recently had the chance to speak with to Asif Siddiky, director of photography for 2 Player Productions about how they got started, where Story of Mojang is going, and how their new project began.

  • Opinion: Steam Debuts 5 Free-To-Play Games, Special In-Game Items

    Valve's giving its Steam digital distribution service a new angle with five free-to-play games plugged into Steam's back-end micro-transaction architecture. They're live right now, in fact.

  • Opinion: Analyst: Wii U '50% more powerful' than PlayStation 3

    Yes, that title's surely link bait, but then I didn't say the Wii U was twice as powerful as Sony's PlayStation 3, apparently some analyst picked up by Industry Gamers did. So is this rumor worth anyone's time?

  • Opinion: Analyst: Wii U 'Impactful', but 'Two Years Too Late'

    Michael Pachter can't seem to make up his mind about Nintendo's Wii U. The Wedbush Morgan analyst on the one hand called the Wii U "the most impactful [sic] 'reveal'" of the show, but followed with plenty of scorn, starting with the system's moniker, which Pachter calls "unimaginative."

  • Opinion: Fruit Ninja Game on Xbox Kinect Means Life-Size Slicing

    Halfbrick's ridiculously habit-forming game Fruit Ninja will transform into Fruit Ninja Kinect this summer, part of Microsoft's Summer of Arcade promotion for the Xbox 360.

  • Opinion: Call of Duty Elite: Social Networking Comes to Shooters

    Connect, Compete, Improve. It's a mantra that doesn't quite roll off the tongue, but will soon become exceedingly familiar to the legion of Call of Duty fans around the globe.

  • Opinion: Touchscreen Nook Rooted, Gets Angry Birds, Fails

    Sometimes, hacks work. Sometimes they don't. A great example of this the Barnes & Noble Nook--the Nook Color's resulted in a lot of hacking fun, but the new E-Ink-touchscreen Nook isn't succumbing to hacking as easily.

  • Opinion: Les Paul Google Doodle Lets You Strum Guitar

    Google has created a play-along Doodle to mark the anniversary of electric guitar inventor Les Paul's birth. Les Paul (1915-2009), for those unfamiliar, was jazz/blues musician and inventor of the solid-body electric guitar that kicked-started rock and roll.

  • Opinion: From Dust Preview: A Spiritual Take on Strategy Gaming

    It takes something special like From Dust to pique my interest in real-time strategy. No disrespect to the genre, but the old molds of warfare and build-you-own metropolis never held my attention.

  • Opinion: Nintendo @ E3 2011: Five Things We Learned

    With a new console to unveil, Nintendo seemed the likely champion of the press conference war. Did Project Cafe win the day?

  • Opinion: Wii U: A Nintendo DS Snapped in Half?

    Nintendo calls its new split-in-two console Wii U, meant to signify "we, you," even if that sounds more like something you'd enroll in and eventually graduate from with a degree.

  • Opinion: Kinect Hack Turns Your Living Room Into a Nightclub

    Sick of going to the club to party it up and dance the night away? No longer do you have to leave your own home; now you can bring the party to you and pump it up with a Kinect hack laser show and some sweet beats to go with it.

  • Opinion: Sony @ E3 2011: Five Things We Learned

    Sony began by offering an apology, but went on to show Microsoft how to put on a show.

  • Opinion: Nintendo's Next Console Breaks Mould Once Again

    The big Nintendo console surprise no one's really surprised about turns out to be called "Wii U," but it managed to startle us at Nintendo's E3 2011 press event anyway. Imagine a console that's not really a console, or a controller that's not really a controller. In fact we're still not sure what exactly to call it, besides "fascinating" (at this point, anyway).

  • Opinion: Microsoft @ E3 2011: Five Things We Learned

    After the unexpected success of the Kinect Microsoft is a company at ease, and more than willing to disappoint.



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