At CES 2013, Microsoft and Samsung demonstrated IllumiRoom, an R&D project by Microsoft designed to make games more immersive. By using a special projector and Xbox 360’s Kinect, IllumiRoom makes a 3D map of your room and then projects elements of the game world around you. In the examples shown, explosions and particles come to life off screen… snow in a racing game falls in the room … [ Read More... ]
Valve president Gabe Newell shed light on the much anticipated Steam Box at this year’s CES, and yes, he called it a Steam Box. Despite initial predictions that the Steam Box would be a home console, instead it’s a line of streamlined gaming PCs designed to integrate with your TV. Interestingly, it will run Linux and be completely open source which shouldn’t come as a surprise given Gabe … [ Read More... ]
At CES 2013, the president of Nvidia debuted their first portable gaming console, currently called Project Shield. He presented it along with a live a demo of the hardware which showed a stunning looking model of Shield running on the Unreal 4 Engine. Inside this bad boy is Nvidia’s new GPU, the Tegra 4. It’s got some impressive muscle.