Bill Gates has had a moment of genius – he’s going to develop a gaming system that will allow us to play sports with realistic movements in our living rooms!
“Bill Gates has revealed that his vision for the future of gaming involves a new control system where players swing a bat or racket as they would in real life”.
Wow! Oh, hang on, didn’t Nintendo already do that, and didn’t Mr Gates tell us how flawed Nintendo’s strategy was with the Wii? Apparently the Wii is outselling the Playstation 3 in Japan 5:1 at the moment, so maybe that has changed his opinion. Or maybe he tried it out for himself.
When it was suggested that Nintendo already allowed gamers to do this he replied “Thatâ€™s a 3D positional device,” Gates continued. “This is video recognition. This is a camera seeing whatâ€™s going on.”
That sounds rather like an updated version of the Playstation 2’s EyeToy camera addition to me.
With this and the Vista fiasco Microsoft is looking like a beached whale struggling to get back to sea.
The Apple iPhone is going to become available in the USA from 29th June.
Can I wait until Christmas or later for mine?
Half-term is great. I’ve had about 1/10th my normal amount of work email this week.