The plot doesn’t really matter in Saints Row. All you need to know is that there are aliens and you have superpowers. Players will also get to wield a little device called the Dubstep Gun. This weapon causes all nearby people to start dancing uncontrollably. All nearby vehicles will begin bouncing on their hydraulics, like they’re in a rap video from the nineties. F**k yeah.
The Omni is a natural motion interface for virtual reality applications. Move freely and naturally in your favorite game. “We have not confirmed pricing yet, but hope to get the fully integrated Omni motion interface in the $400-$600 range. This includes our tracking hardware and software, ready to play with any game that uses keyboard input.” Shut up and take my money!
Epic is the studio behind the Unreal Engines, which power many of the industry’s top games, including the Mass Effect series and the Batman Arkham games. Epic also makes Gears of War and Infinity Blade, pushing their own engines to the limit. Epic Games is adapting its Unreal Engine 4 — the latest tool for making games with spectacular 3D graphics — so that it can run on everything from mobile games to high-end PCs. The company created this demo, dubbed Infiltrator, that shows what a next-generation game will look like.
Here it is, folks. The future of gaming. I wonder if I’ll live long enough to see games 100% indistinguishable from reality. A couple issues I noticed. The pupils do not react to light, collision detection needs work, and the teeth look unnatural. Other than that, it’s damn near perfect. As this kind of modeling becomes more available, it’s going to be really hard to believe anything you see on TV or Youtube. Everything could be faked and I’m not sure we’ll be able to tell the difference. Exciting and of great concern at the same time. What do you think? Leave your thoughts in our comment section now!
Here it is folks. DICE and EA has officially revealed Battlefield 4. A 17-minute long gameplay demo shown during GDC. The “Fishing in Baku” video is shot entirely in-game. It looks amazing! The game is also running in the new Frostbite 3 engine. Battlefield 4 will release Fall 2013. Do you rate or hate it? Leave your thoughts in our comment section now!
A company called Thalmic Labs has just launched a sci-fi gesture control armband called MYO. The $149 gizmo detects the electrical activity produced by your muscles, translating finger and hand movement into user interface interactions. Pretty awesome, but if they make a wizard wand version I will buy 400 right now…
It’s not easy being a video game’s leading man. You have to jump pits of lava, dodge critters throwing junk at you, do battle with enormous angry turtle men — and you don’t even get time for a bathroom break! “First Person Mario: Endgame,” shows us what a fight with Bowser looks like from the Nintendo hero’s point of view. Check it out!