Microsoft’s experiment in casual game creation, Kodu, is now available in preview form online. PC gamers can download the “Technical Preview” version of the game right here, which features a revamped UI sporting mouse and keyboard controls. Microsoft also added other tweaks, enhancing the “move” verb (allowing for scripted camera movements), “streamlined terrain editing tools” [...]
DrPetter, the talented developer behind Deflectorpool and Sfxr, just released an alpha for a new tool, called Sculptris. Sculptris lets you make 3d models quickly and intuitively as shown in the above video. You can export your creations as OBJ files or import OBJ files to use as a base for editing. It’s really fun [...]
As Jim recently took a lengthy look into in his Ragdoll Metaphysics column, the “games on demand” concept of cloud gaming gained a serious foothold during this year’s GDC with demonstrations by startups OnLive and Gaikai, and, he says, “suggests that the days of us buying powerful home processing hardware – be it consoles or [...]
Just released by Adam ‘Atomic‘ Saltsman for the benefit of indie devs everywhere: the Flixel engine, an open-source, fully featured, newly updated version of the Flash AS3 library Saltsman used for both his original web hit Gravity Hook, and the most recent Offworld-featured Fathom. Flixel, which is meant to forgo the Flash IDE entirely, contains [...]
This being E3, there’s been a lot of impressive stuff on show. But nothing as impressive as seeing somebody play Ubisoft’s RUSE on Microsoft’s $20,000 touch-screen “Surface”.
1.) Microsoft unveiled the 3D motion sensing and facial/voice recognizing “controller” project named Natal.
Microsoft promised the moon in its demo video for their Project Natal, carrying the tagline that it would “make ‘you’ the controller” and tha…
Microsoft’s new motion controller is a camera, that uses object, movement, and voice recognition to deliver a new kind of immersive gaming experience. It may look a bit like a Wii sensor bar, but it’s something altogether different. Project Natal, as Microsoft is calling it at their 2009 E3 press conference, is a camera and [...]
GamersConsoleNetwork scored a big scoop this morning, pulling the first images of the PSP Go (running LittleBigPlanet) out of the latest edition of Qore, which apparently went live early. On top of that, someone managed to film the video and place it on YouTube. That’s below (bad audio) In the video: • Grand Turismo, LittleBigPlanet, [...]
Don’t expect the PS3 Slim at E3! According to website Ars Technica, it won’t be there. A “very well-informed mole” says that there won’t be a PS3 Slim announcement next week at E3, and that the console won’t be in stores until late summer or early fall. Why? “There are plenty of PS3 systems sitting [...]
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot predicted today not just a coming generation of consoles and a gaming revolution in set-top boxes, but a bigger gaming play by Apple than just the iPhone. Yves Guillemot crossed his name off the list of people who have yet to predict that Apple will become a bigger player in gaming [...]