E3 2012 – Did I Miss Something?
Friday, June 8, 2012 by cyberacoustics
Now granted I don’t spend a lot time at E3, but I had high expectations to see what emerging mobile gaming options would be on display. I was deeply disappointed on the lack there of. How many friends do you know that are not walking around with a smartphone (otherwise known as super powered portable computer) in their pockets regularly? Basically, it’s a huge untapped market that the big boys appear to be treating as a door-to-door salesman knocking on your front door.
E3 2012: A Preview
Thursday, May 24, 2012 by cyberacoustics
You might think summer begins with Memorial Day, but for me, summer doesn’t start until my annual pilgrimage to LA during the first week of June. I get to leave the cool, wet weather of the northwest for some much needed warmth and sunshine. But this isn’t a vacation, it’s far better than that...it’s E3 2012.
A New Brand of Summer Blockbuster
Friday, May 11, 2012 by cyberacoustics
Just when you think computer games are dead, you might want to think again. Sure, your kids might be talking about this summer’s blockbuster movie sequels like The Dark Knight Rises and The Bourne Legacy, but they might not know of the new Blizzard sequel: Diablo III.
Trading Cards: Who's Laughing Now?
Friday, April 20, 2012 by cyberacoustics
Okay, I’ll admit it: back in the 90s I, along with my son, got caught up in the Pokemon craze. It was fun, and brought back memories of when I was kid, collecting baseball and football trading cards. We all know what happens to them when you grow up and move away, though—they hit the yard sale circuit. Bye bye, Mickey Mantle. I was determined that this was not going to happen again with my son, so I made a plan. You might say I went a little overboard.
Updated: And You Thought You Knew What OMG Stood For…
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 by cyberacoustics
Move over, Words with Friends. There’s a new favorite app on the block.
Google+ Adds Games
Thursday, August 18, 2011 by cyberacoustics
Since Google+ launched in late June, the usage statistics have been a little underwhelming. People seem to want to talk about Google+ more than they actually want to use it. None of my friends seem to know quite what to do with it—it’s almost as if it’s just another version of Facebook.
Motion controlled gaming
Thursday, February 3, 2011 by cyberacoustics
Remember when the Wii came out back in 2006? Everyone from Grandma to little Tommy were going head-to-head in fierce battles of bowling. Then came the Wii balance board, which brought exercise and dance back into the living room. For a few years, the Wii dominated the motion-controlled gaming arena, but times have changed. This past holiday season, Sony sold to retailers 4.1 million Playstation Move bundles and controllers, while Microsoft sold a whopping 8 million Kinects to retailers. Both of these giants finally realized that there is a growing demand for active video gaming.
Let the "games" begin
Monday, December 27, 2010 by cyberacoustics
It's been an excellent year for the video gaming industry. The big hit this holiday season was motion control. Microsoft has Kinect and Sony has the Playstation Move. Nothing new from Nintendo's Wii, but it still held its own, sales wise. This year, the first 3D handheld gaming system was introduced, and let's not forget that smartphone gaming took the market by storm.
What's next for 2011?