X-box 2 strategy? | gamesindustry.biz : “There are…

June 18th, 2004

X-box 2 strategy? | gamesindustry.biz : "There are a number of reasons for Microsoft's decision to bring about a swift end to the current-generation Xbox - which will have been on the market for under four years when its new younger sibling appears to usurp its position.

The Undead Zone | Why realistic graphics make huma…

June 10th, 2004

The Undead Zone | Why realistic graphics make humans look creepy | Clive Thompson: "Consider Alias, the new title based on the TV show. It's a reasonably fun action-and-puzzle game, where you maneuver Sydney Bristow through a series of spy missions. But whenever the camera zooms in on her face, you're staring at a Jennifer Garner death mask.

Eurogamer.net | Microsoft set to offer XNA technology to consumer electronics rivals

May 20th, 2004

Eurogamer.net | Microsoft set to offer XNA technology to consumer electronics rivals: "Microsoft is essentially bored with the current obsession surrounding console cycles, and the obsolescence that happens every five years. It likes the way the film industry does things - the way that grand old business manages to seamlessly project movies into every conceivable corner of the market, from the box office to the handheld and every point in between.

3-D Is Not for Me | (somebody forgot his meds today)

May 8th, 2004

3-D Is Not for Me: "In fact, when you think about it, is the real world really the environment we want to duplicate for our computers? Do we want to make it as easy to misplace virtual content as it is to lose our car keys or the TV remote?

Some of you may be thinking that I'm just an old loser who should stick to his command lines and point-and-click interfaces?Dthat I should leave 3-D to the youngsters who are more comfortable in rich gaming interfaces.

The future is Kuma:War| Kuma:War News

March 30th, 2004

The future is Kuma:War

Kuma:War News:

"'All traditional news channels can do is ask the questions,' says Keith Halper, CEO of the New York-based news-cum-games service. 'What we did was get on-the-ground photos, satellite images and so on to model the building exactly.

More “embracing and extending”! Microsoft

March 24th, 2004

More "embracing and extending" going on!

Microsoft looks to unite PC, Xbox games | CNET News.com: "Microsoft announced a new set of development standards and tools Wednesday intended to cover both PC games and titles for the company's Xbox console.

Speaking at the Game Developers Conference here, Microsoft executives said the new XNA platform would make it easier for game developers to handle the technical aspects of creating games and would allow them to begin working now with the tools they'll use for next-generation titles.