Spoke with Karl about some of the cool announcements at the E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles. Top of the list is the Xbox 360 Kinect application. This is awesome and brings a new meaning to the word wireless controller.
In fact, I would go so far as to say it is also controller-free – in the traditional sense. You will no longer need a controller for some games as you arms and legs become the means by which you play the game.
Microsoft has kept pretty quiet about this device, and why wouldn’t they? It’s a beauty and really is the next generation of gaming control – the next step up from the Wiimote, and the soon-to-be released Move from Sony.
It will also get kids off the couch and into exercise, which has long been a point of contention with gaming critics
There will be 15 games available immediately when the technology is released near Christmas.
Nintendo also announced the new 3DS portable console, which will supercede its DS and DSi range of units. It uses three cameras to give you the 3D effect, which means you will not have to invest in any 3D glasses to see the effect.
They have made it so it will be backwards compatible with most games already on the market, so you will not have to go out and reinvest in products you already have.