Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Hello, and welcome to the ribbon cutting of Techxter, a brand new one-stop gadget, games, and gear blog. My goal with this blog is to provide you with the latest news, concisely, and with none of the fluff that wastes your coffee break.
To start things off, I'd like to talk about Microsoft's entry into the motion controlled gaming world, Kinect. I'm not interested at all in it's applications in the gaming world. While it might be valuable in social gaming, it really shines in it's less conventional uses. From controlling robots to Minority Report-style computer controls, Kinect has shown it's worth in more ways than anyone expected. Despite the fact that it's been out only a few months, there have been many ideas popping up from creative developers all over the world, showing more promise and generating more excitement than anything game studios have churned out. Sorry Kinectimals, but Kinect's greatest uses are the ones it was never primarily made for. Microsoft may have unknowingly struck gold with this idea, in a way the Wii and Move can't compete with. I'm imagining a world where PCs ship standard with Kinect-like sensors replacing or augmenting mice, and let me tell you, it's one badass world.