Video gaming is getting really life like. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 “Prestige Edition,” will include a “fully functioning night vision goggles.” No idea how well they work… but this is really amazing. Maybe it’s even cheaper than what the army is using…

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A History of Game Controllers

December 17, 2008

This is a collection of small multiples of game controllers of the main gaming systems from the past 25 years, spanning from the Atari 2600 to the Nintendo Wii was created by Damien Lopez.
The purpose of the piece is to show the progression of controller design throughout the last quarter-century. The images have been normalized, and the hands are all approximately the same size as each other, and thus the controllers all to scale.
This is a very good illustration and reference for gamepad and controller designers, looking at the ergonomics for gamers. 

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Random pic of the week

January 15, 2007

If modern day entertainment technology existed a long time ago…

Custom Xbox360s for charity

October 20, 2006

GQ Taiwan, Microsoft, and Freshness are joining forces to present to the masses, FUSED. FUSED is both a celebration and an exhibit that mixes technology and sub-culture artistic expressions. 10 artists which includes 123KLAN (France), DAVE WHITE (UK) , DED (UK) , HONEST (US) , DOPPEL (Japan) , MEG aka Trip (Japan) , PHUNK STUDIO (Singapore), SBTG (Singapore), ELECTROLYCHEE (Philippines), and, BOUNCE (Taiwan) were chosen to put their exceptional art styles onto Microsoft XBOX 360’s. These XBOX 360s will be auctioned with all proceeds going to WORLD VISION CHARITY.

Eww.. the SkinBox has a maggot on it…

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