Wario Land Ad

September 23rd, 2008

You can only see this ad for this Wii game called Wario Land on YouTube. Simple & good.

Wario Land

iPhone SDK

March 7th, 2008

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Tadaa the iPhone SDK is here, ok it’s still in beta though. So if you have seen the presentation video, you might be quite excited too. Just skip to minute 41 and there you have it, nintendo Wii-like controls for gaming. The big advantage that Apple has, is that they have full control over the hardware and software. And that’s where I see the weakest point of the Google Android platform.
And for those of you who are still waiting for the Flash plugin for the iPhone. I guess as long as Adobe doesn’t make a custom player, we won’t see Flash on the iPhone. How would the iPhone / Flash player scale down Flash content anyway? And is the processor strong enough? Battery life? … just forget about it.
I actually had to use someone else’s mac to have a look at the SDK, I still have a G4 Powerbook and you’ll need an intel one.

Creativity Conducted

October 19th, 2007

Blitz made this interactive wall for Adobe Creativity Conducted. It’s an amazing combination of Flash, WiiFlash, Papervision3D and the latest Flash player.

“Adobe Creativity Conducted” Interactive Wall Experience features a holographic-like projection system on which you can paint images and designs using a Nintendo Wii remote control. This full screen Flash application runs in HD resolution, and was premiered during the primary Adobe party of the MAX 07 Conference in Chicago. The experience ran uninterrupted for the duration of the party (4 hours), and received nonstop foot traffic resulting in 68 artistic creations submitted as images to a Flickr account.

You can find some more info at the Blitz labs.

LilyPad

October 4th, 2007

lilypad.jpgSpeaking of fashion & technology, here comes LilyPad. LilyPad is basically the hardware you’ll need to do that. It was developed by Leah Buechley & SparkFun and it’s based on Arduino, an open source hardware project based on Wiring based on Processing. It’s a modular system with an accelerometer, a light sensor, a tri-color LED, … now you can make your own Wii controller!
found @ MAKE: Blog

iPhone accelerometer hack

August 30th, 2007

The iPhone has an accelerometer to detect if you tilt it (to turn the browser or picture) or when bring it to your ear (to dim the screen), which is quite clever. A few months ago some videos popped up with people showing how they controlled content on their pc with a Wii remote. So it was just a mater of time till similar projects for the iPhone appeared. Of course this is way more interesting as you have a screen in ‘your game controller’. You can read more about it here.

PS3 This is Living

March 6th, 2007

This is Living is part of the whole Playstation 3 launch in Europe. And here is a very confusing TV commercial …
But I’m still happy with my nintendo Wii.

WiiFlash

February 2nd, 2007

Almost 2 months ago I posted an article about the first Wiimote hacks (the wireless nintendo Wii controller), I predicted that people would try to use it together with flash. Joa Ebert and his friends managed to get it working: WiiFlash. Hell yeah, check out their demo with Papervision3D (an open source flash 3D engine), the last part is the most impressive part.
Bring on the source code!

Wiimote DJ

January 19th, 2007

Nintendo Wiimote DJ + DS VJ + Ms.Pinky + Max/MSP/Jitter

Wiimote

December 6th, 2006

Something is telling me that nintendo will sell a lot of Wiimotes (the Wii controller) not only to Wii users. Interface students & designers will rip the thing apart and use it to create new interface controllers for all sorts of applications. Imagine you could use the data in flash or processing … Ofcourse there’s all ready some proof of concept, there is DarwiinRemote to control your mac. Here’s an example video, not that exciting but still …

A better video is this one: Half Life 2 on a Macbook Pro (windows).
This Wii game console is really stirring things up, I’ll even go a second time to the Wii Crib Berlin this Friday.

Wii Crib Berlin

December 3rd, 2006

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The Nintendo is having a promotion here in Germany for it’s new game console Wii. They opened 3 cribs, in Hamburg, Munich and Berlin, where people can try out the Wii. Ofcourse it’s an invitation only thing, but Sirstick has the right connections so we went together this afternoon. We tried out tennis, bowling, golf, baseball and boxing. It was fun! Especially tennis and boxing. Forget about obese gaming teenagers, this thing is like a workout machine. I’m not a gamer at all but I want to try out again.


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