Augmented reality gaming grabs attention at E3 2012

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Gamers and developers begin to take notice of interactive technology This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) showed that the world of gaming is changing at a rapid pace. Mobile technology is beginning to play a bigger role in the lives of consumers and mobile platforms, such as the iPad and various Android devices, have become a favorite for a new generation of gamers. E3 showed that many game developers are beginning to take augmented reality more seriously, with some incorporating the technology into their operations. The event may have signaled…

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Augmented reality applications may give QR codes a run for their money

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AR attracts a great deal of attention at E3 Augmented reality applications were a big hit at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in California. The event showcased several new applications that made use of the technology and many of them enthralled the interests of consumers. The reaction to these augmented reality applications suggests that the technology is on the verge of becoming mainstream. It may also suggest that the technology could be a viable replacement for QR codes, especially in the entertainment sector. Companies show off their various augmented…

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Sony unveils new Wonderbooks augmented reality system at E3

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Wonderbooks may add a new dimension to literature The 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) has arrived, bringing with it a vast assortment of new gadgets and technological advances in the world of gaming. Augmented reality has become a popular subject at this year’s event, with many game developers, publishers, and mobile technology companies making use of the technology. Sony, in particular, has been very vocal of its use of augmented reality during this year’s event. The acclaimed game and console developer has unveiled its new Wonderbook system, which aims to…

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Nintendo adopts NFC technology for Wii U

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Company unveils plans to use NFC technology Famed game developer Nintendo has been hyping up its second generation Wii console, dubbed Wii U, recently. The company has been keen to hint at the various features that will make the console strand out from amongst its competitors. Though information concerning the Wii U is still scarce, Nintendo is expected to unveil a wealth of information at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Nintendo has already released a glimpse of what is in store for the future, showing that the Wii U…

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Microsoft to showcase Smart Glass augmented reality project at this year’s E3

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E3 to be a hotbed for the latest developments in the gaming industry The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the largest event in the gaming industry, will begin this week and many technology and game developers are expected to show off their plans for the future. Microsoft, in particular, has some ambitious goals for this year’s event, many of which revolve around augmented reality. The company is no stranger to the technology, of course, as its famous Kinect platform has been used extensively by augmented reality developers. At E3, Microsoft plans…

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