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Winnie Huang

Sony Unveils Virtual Reality Headset - NYTimes.com - 2 views

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    The future of gaming is set and Sony has clearly decided to be apart of it. At a recent conference, the company displayed a sleek prototype of a headset that will give players a high definition, panoramic view of the game as if they were present in the server, all in 3D. Sony has already sold thousands of headsets to developers and is inspired and encouraged to make their own virtual reality game and are looking forward to working with new technology. I think that this new format of gaming would be really interesting and futuristic. Certainly, the game play would be more realistic as I don't think there would be as much restrictions to pressing a sequence of buttons, when technically using the headset would allow you to act out exactly what you want to happen. Although I am aware of the dangers of virtual reality due to a specific anime, the fact that technology has made it so far is purely amazing.
saintmichaeld

Nintendo to shut down Wii and DS online gaming servers - Industry - News - HEXUS.net - 0 views

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    Nintendo is shutting down servers that support online play for the Wii and DS on May 30th. No longer will you be able to enjoy popular titles on said systems like pokemon, or mariokart, to its fullest. Playing with others is a big part of the enjoyment of a game, and communities for these games will likely collapse when the wifi deteonation comes. So, with the apparent loss of a large gaming group, why IS nintendo shutting down their servers for these two systems? Nintendo is looking for people to upgrade to the superior counterparts: the 3DS and WiiU. Similar games that shaped the online Wii community are coming out later this year for the WiiU. Nintendo did not officially say that the reason for the server shutdown was just a marketing ploy. It is speculated however, running a server shouldn't be a big problem for a tech giant like Nintendo... IMO, even with titles successors, sometimes you just want to relax by playing an old game on a system you already own. Variety is key.
Alexandra Fank

Warner Bros. working on a Minecraft movie | Ars Technica - 0 views

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    Warner bros is apparently thinking about doing a minecraft movie. I love minecraft and it has a huge fanbase so I this it will be very successful because I find it is very much like the the lego movie which I find most people watched because they were curious as to how it would work out. I know thats why I watched it. Minecraft is very blocky and harder to work with. The only big thing I fear is that the lego movie was okay and is now started a trend of copycats and normally the copycats are never as good as the first one. But one thing i am really hoping for because minecraft has an older age group playing it the lego that the storyline will be a little bit better. But over all I would be very interested in seeing how this works out.
Winnie Huang

Playing 'Pokémon' with 35,000 people is frustratingly fun | The Verge - 0 views

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    This article is about a channel on a game streaming site that allows users to 'join in'. The channel's creator, Polygon, has formulated a way in translating chat comments into control inputs. Over the past few days this Pokemon game has received over 35 000 players typing in commands all at the same time, causing lag and a lack of cooperation. However, despite the slow progress in leading the hero around the playing field, players are still determined to defeat the game's eight gym leaders.

    What is really amazing about this is that Pokemon even after all this time is very popular and people are still finding different ways to program and play this game. It also shows that you don't have to create a new advanced system or another pacemaker to be successful in computers.
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    I'm not entirely clear what the connection is to careers in computing. Please clarify
Sarah Karam

Gaikai brings its cloud gaming to Facebook, launches beta application -- Engadget - 0 views

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    Facebook is a website that is used by many users around the world. It is used to see others profiles and keep in touch with all your friends. Facebook usually has many games you can play with your friends like battleship and farmville. But now Facebook is thinking of having full games on the website. They want games to be easily accessible to buy. They want to start with games like Magicka, Dead Rising2, Saints Row3, etc. I think it is a great idea for Facebook because they can make a lot of money if they put popular games on the web. I personally would not buy them off Facebook because I prefer video games on a ps3 or xbox. It relates to the course because you need to program these games on the web for people to buy. As well, its on a social networking site which makes the games get purchased more often. 
Jason Strassler

Best Processor for Gaming - 1 views

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    This article is of interest to me because it explains what the best processor is for gaming. I have always loved playing video games and I am constantly on the computer but now I can do both. Learning about which processor is best for gaming is important and significant for someone who wants to play video games on the computer. Choosing the right processor is key to have the best gaming experience possible. This starts from choosing a processor that is in your price range, has powerful graphic features, but can also fulfill your needs of playing fast, at a high performance, and without it taking too much space on your hard drive. Overall, I have a better understanding about gaming on the computer and I hope to use this information to start to game on the computer in the most efficient and fastest way to play.
Ira Garcia

Add-on turns a smartphone camera into a joystick (video) -- Engadget - 0 views

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    This article is about an add on that turns your smartphone's camera into a three axis joystick. This was developed by researches from Keio University as an approach to the problem-- getting your screen blocked by your finger when you play. This works by tracking how the markers move as the elastic device deforms. 
Brandon Bare

AMD's 'sweet spot' Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 graphics cards get reviewed, recommended -- ... - 0 views

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    AMD finally releases one of their latest graphics cards, Radeon HD 7870 and 7850. This article reveals a review and recommendation based on the release of the graphics card. Both are based on the GPU, and the amount that gamers usually use. (Below 7900 and above 7700. It is said that the 7870 will be priced at $349, and the 7850 at $249. Most recommendations say that they are better than other graphics cards and are more efficient.
Sarah Karam

BrowserQuest Is Pure HTML5 Gaming Goodness | Webmonkey | Wired.com - 0 views

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    This game is called BrowserQuest, which is written in fully HTML5 pages. It uses CSS,HTML5 and Javascript to fully make this game. Now, software companies do not need to worry about using Flash, and can make complex games for all devices. It is a 16-bit-style and this game can work on chrome, firefox, safari etc. This game is said to be very addicting with secret items hidden in the worlds. This relates to the course because we are currently working with HTML pages and we learn how to use them. I find it fascinating that they can use these pages to make fun-filled games for everyone. As well, they need to program these pages to make them work on the web. 
Brandon Bare

Microsoft announces special edition Chrome Series Xbox 360 controllers -- Engadget - 0 views

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    XBOX appears to be one of those gaming systems made by Microsoft, that has become very successful over the years. They have many dedicated players and always come up with awesome new ideas for the system. Even though I personally do not own an xbox, I believe these new controllers are a very good idea. Although they may not look very different, they are actually going to be more sleek and come in multiple colours like red and blue. They will also be more shinier. They will be released in mid-may and sell for $54.99. This relates to the course because it is a hardware that connects with a software. As well many people will be happy that they can get nice new controllers to replace their old ones. 
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    Microsoft announces a new Xbox 360 controller, also known as the special edition chrome series. This controller will satisfy gamers who like to have swag while they're playing because all their friends will be jealous of this amazing, shiny controller. In other words, you should buy this controller to have swag. Microsoft also announced that there will be three controllers to be released during may. It comes in blue, red, or silver. That's a lot of swagggg
Jizelle Pineda

Lego's Life of George Is a iPhone Game That Uses Real Legos - 0 views

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    This article tells the readers about a new game app on the iPhone called "Life of George." This game involves building with lego blocks. The point of the game is to build the structure with lego pieces that shows up on the screen under a certain amount of time. It may seem easy but it is apparently difficult and designed for people ages 14 and up. You would also need this mat that acts as a green screen for the game. Once you are done building the structure you would lay it flat on the mat and take a clear photo of it. Then the game will rate how fast you completed, and how accurate it was built.
Julian Lounsbury

Have PlayStation 4 Details Emerged? - PS3 News at IGN - 2 views

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    Sony is developing the Playsation 4 and it is codenamed orbis and will be launched in the 2013 holiday season
Adrian Galope

Sony pulls another game from PlayStation Store after new Vita exploit found -- Engadget - 0 views

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    This article is about Sony pulling out another PS Vita game. As all of may already know, PS Vita is the new portable game console from Sony. The game, Everybody's Tennis to be exact, was withdrawn because of an exploit that was discovered on the 28th of March. This is the second game to be pulled out since "Motorstorm Artic Edge" because of the same hacker that was nicknamed, "Wololo". Wololo claims that they've got access to around 10 more undiscovered exploits.
Brandon Bare

Most Popular Headset with Attached Microphone: Sennheiser PC and HD Series - 0 views

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    The Sennheiser is the most popular headset. This is because it has great audio, crystal clear voice quality, and is very comfortable. This headset is very convenient for video conferences and especially in gaming. I recommend that gamers who play online games that involve multiplayer such as fps should purchase this.  This is because it will really improve situations where someone can sneak behind you, and BOOM, you die. :(
Jihae Jeon

The Zombie Apocalypse Is Happening in a U.K. Shopping Mall - 0 views

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    This article talks about zombie apocalypse in an empty mall in Readings, U.K. The mall got an idea from the movie called Walking Dead. This mall has brought internet game into real life where people can fight against zombies for 4 hours for $189. this relates to our course because this shows the internet impact on culture that they are making internet game into real life game. Before, they didn't even care about games and they just played at home on their computer but now internet game became part of our culture. This relates to one of our lessons in our courses that talks about internet impact on culture. 
Brian Agas

Comcast, HBO GO and MLB.TV Apps Come to Xbox LIVE - 0 views

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    Xbox 360 has added several new apps to its gaming consoles Xbox Live package as part of an effort to make it an all-in-one entertainment system. It added various cable networks such as Comcast, HBO Go, and MLB TV. This relates to the course because it shows how technology is evolving.
keno aguiar

Five Best Headsets with Attached Microphones - 0 views

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    Research shows that the Steelseries Siberia v2/7h is the best headset. These aren't like your "sound whoring" headsets like turtle beaches, but these provide great audio and great for gaming as well
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    thats cool brah, are they expensive?
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    This site is about the top five headsets for you're computer or gaming system. They tell you the price of each headset, how good the audio is, and all of the little applications that it has. I thought that this article was interesting because I do a lot of online gaming and weather its starcraft or Call of Duty, I always like to be able to go the best audio and surround sound to get me really into the game. This is related to the course because its amazing. 
Marco D

Ipad 3 all the latest details - 1 views

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    The new iPad launch (the iPad 3 that's not been called the iPad 3) kicked off at 10am PT/6pm GMT on Wednesday 7 March, and our Hands on: iPad 3 review is now up.
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