Journey is not a game in which you have to race, kill or race&kill. Journey is a process. It is a new kind of game in which you go through different emotions. (thanks to Linton for sharing)
Last month I finished reading the book Inside Steve's Brain. This documentary is a great summary of that book.
I would like to give this game a try. It's called Dagaz and it trains your meditation level. The combination of gaming and meditation still strikes me as odd though. But perhaps that's just my narrow mind. ;-) Watch the video to...
Cool filmpje waarin kinderen het over spelen hebben. Het filmpje maakt onderdeel uit van het Playreport (zie filmpje beneden). Dit is een wereldwijd onderzoek over kinderen, gezinnen en spelen. Uit dit onderzoek blijkt dat 9 van de 10 kinderen liever met hun...
I just love the Improv Everywhere experiments which turn ordinary situations into extraordinary situations. Here is episode 6 of the mp3 experiment. Everyone downloads an mp3 and starts it at the same location at the same time. After this they obey to the orders that are given. Look what happens. (via wooster)
What if games had been invented 500 years ago and then all of a sudden in the year 2009 books were invented. How would we perceive books then? See what happens if you start looking at things fom a different point of view.
Kevin Slavin is co-founder of area/code, an alternative reality gaming (ARG) company. In a 30 minute speech at the 5D Conference, Kevin talks about recent projects area/code did with TV shows and how TV is becoming more interactive. (via offworld)
It's incredible what gaming consoles are capable of these days. Take a look at a demo of the Milo project. Though I do wonder what would happen if the actress would start telling Milo things that weren't in the script.
Tan Le, co-founder and president of Emotiv Systems, gives a live demo of a mind control device that uses a person's thoughts to input computer commands.
This is a first peek at an augmented reality virtual pet game being developed for the iPhone. Just imagine how kids could learn to look after their pets or have their own virtual pets play with those of others....


The Buzzball seems like a lot of fun. "At the heart of the Buzzball is a dual motor configuration, enabling the pilot to control the motion and direction of travel via left and right control triggers, which provides power to the driving wheels." I wonder how many people get sick while riding it. via i new idea

Gaming Trends

Video gaming is a huge market these days. This presentation gives you a nice update on what's happening. Good to catch up since I sold both my Wii and my PlayStation 2 within one year. via advertisingpawn
Photographer Robbie Cooper shows just how focused young video-game players can be. Some of the responses are pretty scary, others funny and some don't seem to be responding at all. Bonus: Kids in front of the TV (thanks for the tip, Linton!) via swiss miss
Carcade is a concept for an in-car videogame for the passengers, which captures the landscape and uses it as a videogame environment. Existing objects, for example trees and architecture, are recognized by the camera and enhanced by videogame assets. via i new idea
If you have a PlayStation 3 and an EyeToy then soon you will be able to play with your virtual pet: the EyePet. Some of the things that are possible with this pet can be seen in the video. Cool. via mouseover
You see a huge display in a public area which invites you to swtich on the Bluetooth connection on your mobile so you can start playing Snake against others that happen to be in the same area. All of a sudden the people standing next to you are your competitors. I think this is only a first step of what's to come. Nevertheless, a pretty cool first step. via nextwall
Two Belgian guys turned a mobile toilet into a mobile gaming area. One of the games is Pee To Ski. Though peeing while gaming is not a new concept, the mobility of the whole installation is new to me. Have a good weekend! Last week in Since It's Friday: Flying Logos
Dutch agency GRO design made the best looking soccer table ever. "We were interested in creating atmosphere through form, colour, material and subtle use of light, bringing a heightened sense of drama and excitement to the game." Well, they succeeded. Watch the video to see it in action.
Sony's been creating buzz with a soon to be released Bravia (?) commercial. In the meantime here's a cool ad for the PlayStation Network. via reklamfeber
In about 6 weeks the new Wii Fit exercise game will be available in Holland. I am seriously thinking of buying it. Wii Fit is designed to function with the Wii Balance Board peripheral and it combines exercising and gaming: exergaming. Wii Fit was released in Japan on December 1, 2007 and sold over a quarter of a million copies in its first week. via in10
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