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3RD Space FPS Gaming Vest gets console compatibility at E3

By: Array

At CES a few years ago, I had a chance to try out the 3RD Space Vest and it was cool. The vest simulates bullet hits and other strikes in games by inflating little air bladders inside the vest. The vest was only for PC gamers until E3 this week.

 

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TN Games has announced its new 3RD Space Trigger. The device is a hardware adapter that allows the vest to work with compatible games on gaming consoles. The console system works with the trigger, software drivers, and compatible software.

 

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Nintendo unveils 3DS game console at E3, no glasses needed

By: Array

Nintendo just minutes ago officially unveiled the much talked about 3DS portable game console during its E3 press conference in LA.

 

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Soturu Iwata is on stage introducing the 3DS right now, which is able to produce flexible widths of 3D graphics without need for special glasses. Nintendo are pushing the new unit, that is backward compatibility with Nintendo DS series software, as being a device you can take on the road and experience 3D with ease and without spending too much money.

 

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It has not only one, but two cameras, and you are even able to take photos using the device and see them in 3D - pretty cool. More to follow.

 

GoldenEye 007 for Wii coming these holidays

By: Array

Wow. Nintendo finally announced something actually exciting at its E3 press conference this afternoon. But, Wii Party is kind of cool.

 

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Remember GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64 that was released all the way back in 1997? If you are old enough, of course you do! I remember playing it endless back in the day when I was much younger than I am today.

 

Good news for JB fans, GoldenEye 007 is coming back in 2010 for the Wii. It will go on sale these holidays just in time for Christmas.

 

Nintendo's E3 Press Conference streaming live in a few minutes

By: Array

We got done with Microsoft's new announcements yesterday at its E3 2010 press conference. Yep, we love Kinect just a bit.

 

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Today it is Nintendo's turn to shine in the LA spotlight, along with Sony three hours later. So, what is Nintendo going to announce? Word on the street says 3D related technology.

 

We will all find out soon enough. You can watch the live stream here yourself and see the announcements as they happen.

 

Sony unveiling full 3D gaming support on PS3 with 20 titles scheduled

By: Array

In further support of their range of 3D capable LCD TVs, Sony is readying up the PS3 for 3D and will officially unveil the technology for the console at its E3 press conference in a matter of hours from now. There will be a decent batch of 3D ready game titles available for download straight off the bat including Wipeout HD, Super Stardust HD, Pain and MotorStorm Pacific Rift (a demo).

 

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The Fight: Lights Out which was first demo'd at GDC with Sony's Move controller is also said to be on the list of available titles with 3D support. In a press conference earlier today SCEA president Jack Tretton stated that there will be 20 games in total built for 3D over the next year alone.

 

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Microsoft not interested in giving 360 3D support right now

By: Array

3D this, 3D that; as time goes by the push for 3DTV in the household looks to be cementing itself deeper and becoming a new standard. There are several early adopters already in the way of 3D-enabled displays and Blu-ray player updates. Even Sony is getting all serious about it with firmware updates for the PS3.

 

But how about Microsoft and its more beloved than ever Xbox 360 (thanks to a little known add-on called Kinect)? - Well, in Microsoft's opening press conference at E3 they made no mention of making 3D a standard feature on the 360 and were 100% focused on Kinect.

 

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This is not to say they've turned a blind eye on 3D, but apparently their reasoning for not showing interest in it at this time is due to slow adoption rates. Microsoft don't feel 3D support would be demanded enough on a whole and would rather leave the decision up to game developers to implement it for their specific titles.

 

In the future as 3DTV grows Microsoft promises to take notice and add support. "We closely and constantly evaluate consumer trends. If there is demand, we've demonstrated in the past that we are able to quickly dedicate resources to respond to consumer interest."

 

Kinect for Xbox 360 to rock lounge rooms on November 4

By: Array

We just got done telling you about how Microsoft will begin selling its new and improved Xbox 360 later this week, but let's go over some of the Kinect for Xbox 360 details right now.

 

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Kinect pronounced like 'konnect' will go on sale starting November 4th in the United States. It was interesting that Microsoft did not announce a price during its recently concluded E3 2010 press conference. That may suggest that a price has not yet been confirmed by the software giant.

 

What we can tell you about Kinect or as it was formerly known Project Natal is that it totally kicks ass. Using the Kinect sensor that includes not only three cameras (by the look of the below press image) and microphones, it is able to really change the way you think of gaming. You see all kinds of futuristic movies and see some cool (yet fake) technology and wonder how far we are away from reaching it. Well, I'd say around 5 months and we'll be there.

 

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Xbox 360 Slim going on sale for 299 USD this week

By: Array

Folks, I can safely say look for Microsoft shares to sharply rise after a fantastic demonstration of the newly named Kinect (formerly Project Natal) technology. Think of it as Nintendo Wii technology on enough steroids to send a man into space. In a word, incredible!

 

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Anyway, right at the end of the press conference that just concluded, Microsoft unveiled the brand new Xbox 360 Slim. It's a new, sleek, smaller and sexy 360 console that will go on sale at the end of the week (it's already shipping to shops) for the same price as the current 360, yep - 299 USD.

 

The model unveiled comes in a glossy black finish and comes with a 250GB hard drive and built-in 802.11n wireless networking. Of course it is also Kinect ready, but so are all existing 40 million Xbox 360's that have already been sold.

 

We will follow-up with a Microsoft Kinect summary article this week, but come November 4 when it goes on sale, they will surely fly out of stores at record pace. The future is here. Microsoft just showed it at E3. Take what you know of current gaming and throw it out the window.

 

Vogel TwistDock for PS3 surfaces

By: Array

I have had my PS3 for years and it is one of the first generation devices with WiFi and the 60GB HDD. The machine runs very hot and the clutter of cables drives me crazy. A new dock for the PS3 called the TwistDock has surfaced.

 

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The dock lifts the PS3 off the surface and holds it on its side at an angle. It looks like the stand would let more air get to the bottom of the PS3 making it run cooler too.

 

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Can't make it to E3? No problem - YouTube's giving uninterrupted coverage

By: Array

In collaboration with gaming partner IGN, YouTube will be giving full live streaming coverage of E3 across all four days at the official E3 Channel, ensuring you won't miss a thing; be it press conferences, product demos, developer interviews and everything else in between.

 

 

Not able to watch it live? No problem, there will be playlists made available with all the event highlights thanks to IGN's heavy involvement and lots of hot-from-the-floor E3 reports by games-media partners like Machinima.

 

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