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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

New Console Blows Up 2-D Games

New Console Blows Up 2-D Games

"California-based researchers have developed a game console that puts participants in the middle of the action using a motion detector and Wi-Fi.

The 3-D gaming platform was developed at the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television, and for now is aimed at re-creating popular schoolyard games such as red light, green light; dodge ball; and capture the flag.

In Red Light, Green Light, one player assumes the role of the traffic cop, and calls out stop and go commands that are interpreted using voice-recognition software. Virtual pedestrians close in from all sides. In a twist worthy of Bladerunner, the object is to determine which of the walkers is the single human opponent, and blast the target into oblivion. A side arm of sufficient caliber to engulf suspects in a satisfying spray of pyrotechnics is provided.

Thanks to the novel 3-D feature, the cop player must stand and physically spin around to view the field." [more]

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