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New dimensions for video games

Boot Camp feature for Friday, October 21, 2011

New dimensions for video games.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   Microsoft has found a whole new way to integrate its Xbox 360 Kinect system with games in Forza Motorsport 4.   You control the driving in the rich racing game with a regular controller or the Xbox Wireless Racing Wheel, but the game also uses the Kinect for head tracking, voice commands and more.  In the meantime, Activision is integrating physical toys with a video game in the new Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure on a variety of platforms.   Producer Yale Miller…

You just place a character down and boom, immediately they’re in the game world.  So that’s cool.  Where it really goes to the next level is that everything that you do with your character, so upgrades, treasure that you collect, saves to the physical toy.  There’s memory in the toy and there’s no wires, nothing like that.”

There are RFID chips.   Starter packs vary in price and then there are add on character packs as well.    You can find us at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Video Games