Leap Motion

  The Leap Motion is a new piece of hardware that is set to be released in may this year for use with personal computers that works in a similar fashion to that of the Microsoft Kinect except in a smaller, more detailed area. The Leap Motion consists of two cameras and three infrared LEDs … Continue reading

Glasses-less 3D Technology

In the past all 3D forms of media were presented to the viewers by projecting two images on a screen and having them wear a pair of glasses which determined what image each eye saw. From these two 2D images – which each had a slightly different perspective to replicate that of the human eye placement, the … Continue reading

Mozilla Teams Up With Epic Games To Bring The Unreal Engine To The Web

  Mozilla has recently announced that they have teamed up with Epic Games to bring one of the best video game development engines to the web. This integration is being achieved through the use of a highly optimised version of Javascript which allows for the Unreal Engine to be ported for the web. Mozilla on their official blog … Continue reading

The Futuristic Vision of a Video Game Becomes Reality: Veti-Gel

The video game series Mass Effect contains an item in-game called Medi-Gel (above image) which can be used to do life saving healing on the players character and squad when they are injured. Although not quite the same (obviously) a group of students from New York University have recently created a gel called Veti-Gel which … Continue reading

Always Online DRM

Always online digital rights management (DRM) is an increasing problem for the video games industry. Always online DRM means that players have to be connected to the internet in order to be able to play certain games. This is done by the publishers of the games in an attempt to have more control over the … Continue reading

Augmented Reality

As technology continues to evolve so too do the ways in which we are able to mix the virtual with the real. Augmented reality allows for virtual objects to be represented on a device with a camera attached to it in 3D space within the real world,  in real time (see image above). This is … Continue reading

3D Printing

  3D printers are a relatively new technology, but already people are beginning to talk about printing food and even body parts through them. 3D printers simply take in 3D files exported from whichever software you are using in formats such as .obj and .stl. From these files the printer breaks the model up into layers (think of pieces of … Continue reading

Virtual Reality And Video Games

Video game players are always looking for new and improved ways to get themselves immersed into the worlds and characters of the games they play. The development of virtual reality technology is finally beginning to offer more widely accessible devices to help with this. One such VR device that is currently under production and due to … Continue reading

Getting Inside The Microsoft Kinect

The Microsoft Kinect is a piece of hardware designed to be used in conjunction with the Microsoft Xbox 360 video game console. The Microsoft Kinect allows its users (the players) to interface with the various software and video games available on the system through the use of their body. Instead of giving input through the … Continue reading