Digital Culture –| 2008

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WII POWER GLOVE!!

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Game Technology has always been evolving and evolving, but what i find that is very interesting is the way they have been evoloving… Gaming was pretty big in the 80’s as seen in dans post for the movie “The wizard” and technology was pretty hi-tech back in the days… but what caught my eye was the power glove for the nintendo console.. This was a robotic control that you put on like a glove and it has sensors on the screens which is also linked up to the nintendo.. what this allowed the user to do was to move his arm in any direction left and right to move an object.. Now what i find interesting is how the Wii controller is also similar but users bluetooth.. this is more efficient and effective, basically the concept is the same but only technology has been advanced.. Much like for the use of the new “Wii Power Glove” similar in design to the 80’s “Power Glove” but the only difference is it’s bluetooth..

Check out an example http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=BS_87WoJ0j8

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Written by anfunny

October 21, 2008 at 12:03 am

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More Info on Mind-Controlled Game

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The mind-controlled game I mentioned yesterday is called as Judecca, a zombine thriller game…

More info, click here

Written by guavarepublic

October 9, 2008 at 2:45 pm

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My simple research…

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I’ve done a little bit of personal research on the internet regarding gaming. There are few gaming hardware which I really like and games that impressed me…

My Findings…

Written by guavarepublic

October 8, 2008 at 1:26 am

Brain Controlled Game… What?!?!??!?!

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It’s really crazy… Square Enix, Co. Ltd. will demo its new game concept developed in conjuction with NeuroSky, Inc. As some of us may know already that Square Enix is the creator of Final Fantasy series. NeuroSky, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of wearable bio-sensor. They teamed toghether not to develop a new Final Fantasy episode, but they might create a Final Fantasy game that can be played without using any game controller device. It will use your brainwaves signal to control the game…

Kinda very sciencefictionous, but the technological approach is at least logical… it simply uses a headphone-like device with a sensor attached to your forehead for the brainwaves reading called MindSet (yes, sounds right). Then, this device is simply connected to the computer (or console) and it replaces the game pad/keyboard/mouse/joystick/wadever…

NeuroSkys latest sensor-equipped brainwave headset, MindSet(TM).

NeuroSky's latest sensor-equipped brainwave headset, MindSet(TM).

This is the screenshot and you can find the infromation here

Square Enix and NeuroSky technical demonstration - screen capture.

Square Enix and NeuroSky technical demonstration - screen capture.

Written by guavarepublic

October 7, 2008 at 11:31 pm

Jeff Minter

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Jeff Minter is one of the most successful independent game developers ever – he’s been developing games since 1981, on a Sinclair (you might not have heard of the company Sinclair, but the Spectrum [released in 1982] was an incredible piece of UK popular culture, and really is responsible in some ways for how the UK is these days).

Anyway! He’s got a shooter on the xbox360 live marketplace called Space Giraffe. It’s probably the weirdest game ever:

Written by Danoot

October 7, 2008 at 8:12 am

The Wizard!

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This movie is either Nintendo advertising, or really hoping for some fat Nintendo dollars – check out all the awesome product placement.

This one won’t let me embed it, but check out the majesty of the final scene of the movie!

Written by Danoot

October 7, 2008 at 7:15 am

Tron : 80s gaming culture flick

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Hey all,

Showing my age again! Was thinking last night about what I could offer to tonight’s class regarding gaming culture and thought of another obscure film – Tron. At the time all that was available to kid’s back then was those way basic computer games that you played through a remote-less TV like a raw version of tennis I think was called pong. No wonder my age group spent more time outdoors, gaming culture was a non event.

Interestingly through Wikpedia have discovered that Tron was one of the first films from a major studio to use computer graphics extensively.

Poster Artwork

Poster Artwork

All my assignments were hand written, or typed on my Mum’s type writer. Letraset was the only option to give a graphic design edge!

This film had come up in the last five year’s amongst friends of mine regarding wacky fans discovered on the Internet, check out the home made costumes for a giggle…

The film deals with:

Am planning to check out further on DVD… maybe we can check out clips on youtube in class tonight, my suggestion:

Written by neva3548

October 7, 2008 at 7:10 am