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Skinput Turns Your Body Into a Touchscreen [VIDEO]

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Forget LCD, OLED, and AMOLED: the next trend in touchscreens could be your skin. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Microsoft’s Redmond research lab have developed a working prototype of a system called Skinput that effectively turns your body surface into both screen and input device.Skinput makes use of...
Skinput Turns Your Body Into a Touchscreen [VIDEO]
Mozilla Devs Are Working To Optimize Firefox For The OUYA Android Game Console

The 8-Bitty controller for iOS & Android is fantastic, as long as your favorite game supports it

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There was that point you got to when playing the original NES when your thumb started to get ever so tender, then began getting tougher. The gamer’s callous is a real thing, I can attest to it. Once you build one up, you can mash as fast as you like...
The 8-Bitty controller for iOS & Android is fantastic, as long as your favorite game supports it
Four elements, four buttons: 'Element4l' is a fun, atmospheric shape-shifter
ARC Squadron raises the bar for quality among iOS games

Archos Gamepad Jelly Bean tablet ships in US for $179

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Despite missing its promised February launching date, the Archos Gamepad is now available for purchase in the United States. The 7-inch Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" device will run most Google Play games, while also allowing users to customize their preferred control scheme for each game.......
Archos Gamepad Jelly Bean tablet ships in US for $179
Stand atop the Ziggurat and fend off the retro alien hordes

Go for the turkey with Rocka Bowling 3D

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Rocka Bowling 3D Games, developed by Best, Cool & Fun Games (apparently trading under the memorable moniker “Best 3D Bowling Game Arcade, Action & Sports Free Game – Flick Ball Online Multiplayer! A Ten 10 pins best game for Kids! The sudoku Puzzle Free Games! Bowling Games! Funny Cool Fun Free...
Go for the turkey with Rocka Bowling 3D

iPad: It’s All About the Games

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Businessweek article, the iPad is going to be all about the games. A large portion of the few companies elite enough to actually get their hands on a pre-release version of the iPad are game developers. Gaming is big on the iPhone/iPod touch platform and our own Weldon Dodd’s...
iPad: It’s All About the Games

Archos Gamepad Jelly Bean tablet ships in US for $179

www.electronista.com
Despite missing its promised February launching date, the Archos Gamepad is now available for purchase in the United States. The 7-inch Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" device will run most Google Play games, while also allowing users to customize their preferred control scheme for each game.......
Archos Gamepad Jelly Bean tablet ships in US for $179

Review: Kid Icarus: Uprising loses control of an otherwise enjoyable mythological romp

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A control scheme for a game is like the foundation for a house. If it's constructed well, it serves its purpose largely in the background, providing unseen support for the part that people see. But if there's a problem with either a game's control scheme or a house's foundation,...
Review: Kid Icarus: Uprising loses control of an otherwise enjoyable mythological romp

This week's new games

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Trials Evolution, Xbox 360The elegant simplicity of Trials HD sprung from the feel of its miniature biker's three controls: accelerate, break and lean. From these tiny beginnings emerged a game of perfect balance and timing that subtly educated you in its ways before testing you ever more thoroughly. Trials Evolution...
This week's new games
A first look at Supercell’s tablet-only combat title Battle Buddies

New tool lets you create 3D-printed models with a literal wave of your hand

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Like any trade, once you learn the ropes of 3D modeling and do it enough, it becomes second nature. Certain college programs even dare to think they can teach it to you in just a semester or two. If you're one of those people that can create a competent 3D...
New tool lets you create 3D-printed models with a literal wave of your hand

Play Gameloft titles with the Duo Gamer controller

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Duo Gamer is a new Bluetooth-enabled wireless controller for iOS devices. Manufactured by mobile device accessory company Discovery Bay Games, Duo Gamer is designed to work only with mobile game publisher Gameloft games. It’s available starting today for $79.99 from Amazon.com, Apple Stores, Best Buy and Target. Mobile games may...
Play Gameloft titles with the Duo Gamer controller
OnLive updates 'L.A. Noire' with exclusive touchscreen controls

Nintendo 3DS is Coming: 3D Gaming Without the Glasses

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Nintendo has announced the successor to the Nintendo DS line of handheld gaming devices. It’s called the Nintendo 3DS, and it will include 3D effects without the glasses you have to wear to watch Avatar or 3D TV.Nintendo’s press release [PDF] wasn’t sent to news outlets, but it’s sitting...
Nintendo 3DS is Coming: 3D Gaming Without the Glasses
The YC-Backed Coco Controller Will Turn Your iPhone Into A Gaming Powerhouse

Kinect for Media Center released, why not wave and shout at your HTPC?

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Kinect hacks previously brought gesture and voice control to Boxee and XBMC, and now that the Kinect for Windows hardware has been released we've got a solution for Windows Media Center. The aptly named Kinect for Media Center brings all the normal playback controls (for WMC and add-ins like...
Kinect for Media Center released, why not wave and shout at your HTPC?
Bird-free physics puzzling in space with Gravity Fleet
Ready for takeoff with Flight

Can President Obama Drive A Sphero Robotic Ball? Yes He Can! [Video]

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The Sphero is a clever little gadget. It’s instantly addictive made possible by an incredibly intuitive control scheme. In short the little robotic ball is controlled by simply drawing on the connected smartphone’s screen. Users generally get the hang of it within seconds. Obama did. “…Excuse me, give me...
Can President Obama Drive A Sphero Robotic Ball? Yes He Can! [Video]
Adult Swim reveals what really happened to the dinosaurs in Velocirapture

Freshly-funded Cmune brings its cross-platform FPS UberStrike to the iPad and Android tablets

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Fresh off a new round of funding, game developer Cmune has released iPad and Android tablet versions of its cross-platform first-person shooter UberStrike. A paid beta version of the iPad release had been in the App Store for a while, but the company has now made the app a free download,...
Freshly-funded Cmune brings its cross-platform FPS UberStrike to the iPad and Android tablets

Snapchat 5.0 for iOS brings a swipe-based interface, in-app profiles

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Snapchat is reportedly one of the biggest media sharing services outside of Facebook, so it's only fitting that the service's iOS app just got an equally big update. The 5.0 revamp switches to a cleaner, swipe-driven control scheme that leaves more room for all those short-lived pictures. It's likewise...
Snapchat 5.0 for iOS brings a swipe-based interface, in-app profiles
Opera's New "Ice" Mobile Browser Launching In February For Android And iOS, Drops Presto For WebKit

Modder conjoins two N64 controllers for dual-analog play in Star Wars Ep. 1 Racer, Goldeneye

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We've seen a fair share of controller mods over the years, but a dual-analog Nintendo 64 pad intended for Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer? That's certainly a simpler concept that can apparently turn out to be quite intriguing -- and functional. As the story goes, a friend of a...
Modder conjoins two N64 controllers for dual-analog play in Star Wars Ep. 1 Racer, Goldeneye

Review: World of Tanks has good graphics, just enough physics

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World of Tanks is quite a bit more "tanks" than "world," which I mean as criticism of the marketing, not the gameplay. It is a "lobby" game, where you queue for battles, and are dumped into a random map alongside random players to blow each other up. Battles are...
Review: World of Tanks has good graphics, just enough physics

Archos Gamepad to land in February, priced at $169

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The Archos Gamepad is set to launch in the US in February at the attractive price of just $169. We were impressed in our hands-on with the device at CES last week, finding it to be both powerful enough to run Android games with ease, as well as light and...
Archos Gamepad to land in February, priced at $169

Meet Huawei's supersize Ascend Mate handset

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LAS VEGAS--Chinese phone maker Huawei is subscribing to the "bigger is better" school of thought. Its latest smartphone, the Ascend Mate, is positively massive. Its 6.1-inch, 720p display is the largest on any smartphone to date, dwarfing even the Samsung Galaxy Note II in stature. With a 1.5GHz quad-core...
Meet Huawei's supersize Ascend Mate handset
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