Defiance: TV Show or Game

I’ve just had a look at the trailer for Defiance and I’m interested in what this might turn out like. From what I can see there is a good cast of characters.
Grant Bowler has always been a draw card for me, ever since his work on “Outrageous Fortune”, a New Zealand drama series. He seems to get regular work hosting reality shows but when he gets a shot at some fictional drama it’s good to watch. Read more…

Blizzard announces Battle.net servers have been hacked – Video Games Reviews, Cheats | Geek.com

Mike Morhaime, president and CEO of Blizzard Entertainment, posted an important security update announcement late yesterday. It seems a hacker managed to gain access to Blizzard’s internal servers and therefore Battle.net account information.

via Blizzard announces Battle.net servers have been hacked – Video Games Reviews, Cheats | Geek.com.

 

I thought something was up when I got an email from Blizzard that was written in Korean.

Prepare Yourself: Kinect is Coming to Windows Feb. 1

Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer announced on Monday the company’s gesture-recognition technology Kinect will come to Windows on February 1. It was the one intriguing nugget in a presentation more notable for its a capella tweet choir than its news.

Balmer didn’t elaborate on what Kinect for Windows would look like, but one can assume that it would allow users to control the operating system without touching a keyboard or mouse. Kinect has already been a game changer for gaming and television — allowing, for instance, a child to interact with Sesame Street. It’s overwhelming to imagine how it could change computing.

“Now I can bash my hands on the desk when it crashes, and it will respond,” joked one participant in Mashable‘s live blog of the event.

Joking aside, perhaps so. Balmer said that Microsoft is working with 200 companies on Kinect apps, and there’s no limit to what they might include. Will we be doing spreadsheets or photo sorting by gesture? We’re looking forward to finding out more on February 1.

Is there any way you would like to see Kinect applied to Windows? What apps would you make?

 

via Prepare Yourself: Kinect is Coming to Windows Feb. 1.

BBC News – Real-life Jedi: Pushing the limits of mind control

Combine this with a Kinect and you could see some really awesome game mechanics in the future;

The inner workings of the brain can now be read using low cost hardwareYou don’t have to be a Jedi to make things move with your mind.Granted, we may not be able to lift a spaceship out of a swamp like Yoda does in The Empire Strikes Back, but it is possible to steer a model car, drive a wheelchair and control a robotic exoskeleton with just your thoughts.

via BBC News – Real-life Jedi: Pushing the limits of mind control.

Online gamers crack AIDS virus enzyme puzzle at University of Washington | News.com.au

I think this one goes into the books as a win for letting kids game.

ONLINE gamers have achieved a feat beyond the realm of Second Life or Dungeons and Dragons: they have deciphered the structure of an enzyme of an AIDS-like virus that had thwarted scientists for a decade.

The exploit was published yesterday in the journal, Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, where – exceptionally in scientific publishing – both gamers and researchers are honoured as co-authors.

via Online gamers crack AIDS virus enzyme puzzle at University of Washington | Information, Gadgets, Mobile Phones News & Reviews | News.com.au.

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