November 15, 2010


You've probably all heard of the Kinect and the fact that it only took about three hours after release before someone got it running on Linux. A lot more has been done in the mean time, and has a nice writeup of it.

As an aside, it turns out that one of the blogs I read, dadhacker, is actually written by one of the Kinect developers. It's just too bad he can't tell any behind-the-scenes tales. Ah well...

And, of course, there is also Johnny Chung Lee who has been working on Kinect. If you have seen any footage of a Wiimote being used for a cheap multi-touch screen, that was probably Johnny. He's even featured on TED.

Update: There is some more fun stuff over at Ars Technica.

November 02, 2010


Ars Technica has a really nice article on one of my all time favourite games: Ico.

If you've never played this game then seeing some screenshots or reading about how beautiful it was will probably not mean much to you. But I don't know of anyone who has played Ico who didn't step away without some sort of emotional experience, without some real connection to this game.

The article says this is a game you should play alone. I understand, but I don't really agree. I played through this game with a good friend, and whether you're playing or simply watching, it's a great experience either way.