- Video games can improve contrast sensitivity in adult eyesight. Yet another way in which video games are good for you. In fact video games have been found to be so beneficial in so many ways that I am amazed that someone hasn’t made a definitive list.
- Windows 7 to have multi touch screen. This is a big jump in PC capabilities and the first major PC interface update since the mouse arrived. Of massive importance to gaming. Interestingly Microsoft have a user interface evangelist, Chris Bernard. He has an interesting job.
- V.Tech update the V.Smile game console with the new V.Motion, which has a gesture interface. With platform proliferation it is getting difficult to keep up with how many different ways video games can be delivered these days. Even some SCUBA diving computers have video games on them to make decompression stops less boring.
- Xbox sells over a million units in Japan. A year ago nobody would have believed that this was possible. And Microsoft have done it with the simplest of tactics, giving the customer what the customer wants. Something Sony seem to have forgotten.
- World of Warcraft exceeds 8.5 billion quests and is running at 16 million quests per day. Another factoid to put on your makeup/shaving mirror. To remind you every day about just what can be achieved with a video game.
- Sony Playstation PS2 cut to $99, announced on April fool’s day. This is a really great attack on Nintendo and the Wii, you wonder why they didn’t do it sooner. Maybe Sony are getting their act together again, let’s hope so. They have been missed.
- Lots of rumours and speculation that OnLive will be bought by someone. Maybe Microsoft or Google. Makes lots of sense. Onlive can make a quick killing on the tech without doing all the hard graft to make it a global reality. The buyer gets a leg up into what I have repeatedly said is the future of gaming platforms.
- Greenpeace are April fools with this story. A desperate attempt at self publicity. Again. If a company does not co-operate with Greenpeace it doesn’t make them less green. It makes them more sensible.
“World of Warcraft exceeds 8.5 billion quests and is running at 16 million quests per day. Another factoid to put on your makeup/shaving mirror. To remind you every day about just what can be achieved with a video game.”
This is sarcasm, right?
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