|Gamers not ready for reality|
Monday, 01 December 2008 15:55
Gamers not ready for reality
Videogame developers are about successfully creating an alternate reality, says an industry expert, according to The London Free Press.
Speaking at the Digital Interactive Gaming conference in London, David Taylor, artistic director for Electronic Arts, said videogames can now achieve a perfectly realistic cinematic look, but it doesn`t suit the stylised look that appeals to gamers.
"It`s about believability, not reality," said Taylor, who helped develop the latest edition of the Need for Speed series.
Mobile gambling to take off
For at least five years the gambling industry has touted mobile gambling as the next big thing, but it struggled to grow in popularity, reports Bloomberg.
Revenue from people playing poker, roulette, Black Jack or betting on sports on their cellphones would be huge within 12 months, industry analysts claimed.
But it somehow never really took off. While hundreds of thousands of people use mobiles to access Facebook, Google and social networking sites such as the UK`s Flirtomatic every day, betting on mobiles has made only a tiny impact on the worldwide gambling industry.
Symantec releases gaming anti-virus
Symantec, makers of Norton security software, released Norton AntiVirus 2009 Gaming Edition, a new offering designed specifically with the gaming community in mind, reports Marketwatch.
From protecting assets earned on massively multi-player online role-playing games, to keeping malware at bay, Norton AntiVirus 2009 Gaming Edition is fast and light on system resources, and doesn`t compromise the gaming experience.
Key features of Norton AntiVirus 2009 Gaming Edition include a new gaming mode and smart scheduling.
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