Another E3 has come and gone, and this year, luckily was a bit more fun than last. Yep, bigger booths and actual babes go a long way in sprucing up the proceedings. The announcements made were about as fun, while nothing completely revolutionary was revealed. Let’s take a look at what we got.
The flashiest announcement came from Microsoft in the form of their new “controller-free” peripheral, Project Natal. The name will surely change, but it’s essentially a camera that tracks precision motion, as well as patterns, such as facial features. This allows for a lot of speculation about how the camera might be used, but could end up being just a lot of “Imagineering” (as they say over at Disney). While it will surely track motion, we would warn any interested parties that the preview video for the device that’s floating around the ‘net epresents only ideas at this point. Yes, gaming guru, Peter Molyneux has shown the facial recognition to work in his behind-closed-doors demo of his new MILO, the majority of the fine mechanics of the machine have yet to be demonstrated. Take it all with a grain of salt, of course, as with any new gaming peripheral – let’s not forget how gaga we went over the Nintendo Wii’s controls, and that some of its potential has still yet to be realized…