Microsoft unveiled new software called Xbox SmartGlass that will allow Xbox 360 users to share content across smartphones, tablets and TVs.
Xbox SmartGlass is an application for Windows 8, Windows Phone, and other portable devices that connects phones, PCs and tablets with your Xbox 360 console to make your entertainment smarter, more interactive and more fun. (1) The intelligence of Xbox SmartGlass makes your entertainment more engaging, Web surfing more effortless, and playing games more immersive by delivering companion content and control to enhance your TV experience.
Aditya Ravi Shankar built the clone in an attempt to improve his coding skills. He set himself a month to rebuild the game in the browser, chopping through the original game's files to get sprites, sounds and specs exactly right.
"In hindsight, I might have wanted to take smaller steps and make a tower defense game instead of jumping directly into an RTS," says Shankar, in a post about the game's development on his blog. "Trying to do the whole thing in under a month all by myself wasn't the smartest idea."
Shankar's recreation of the game includes buildings, terrain, combat, tiberium harvesting and regrowth, and the ability to sell and repair buildings. It has fog of war, too, a pannable map, different cursors, tooltips, and drag selection for multiple units. For the time being, however, it's limited to just a few buildings and units, a very small map, and the occasional glitch -- a few of our tanks got stuck in the sea during testing.
Asus intends to up the ante when it comes to the world of gaming notebooks, this time round expanding the Republic of Gamers (ROG) collection with the G74SX model. Just what can you expect from the G74SX? How about incredible visual performance as a staple for starters, thanks to the use of a 2nd generation Intel Core i7 CPU and NVIDIA GTX 560M GPU with 3GB of GDDR5 VRAM? Not only that, the G74SX is said to support the latest Microsoft DirectX11 graphics, making sure your eyes will always experience popping visuals without dropping any frame rates in the process.
Not only that, the G74SX will work in tandem with NVIDIA 3D Vision and 3DTV Play technology, making sure the 3D revolution can be carried with you wherever you go – either that, or you can always hook it up to a 3D-capable HDTV just in case you need a larger viewing real estate.
During the E3 trade show, IBM unveiled its microprocessors that will serve as the heart of the new Wii U™ system from Nintendo to be launched by 2012.
The Power-based microprocessor will pack some of IBM's most advanced technology into an energy-saving silicon package that will power Nintendo's brand new entertainment experience for consumers worldwide. IBM's unique embedded DRAM is capable of feeding the multi-core processor large chunks of data to make for a smooth entertainment experience.
Nintendo has pushed back the anticipated release of Metroid: Other M from June 27 to August 31. Sin & Punishment: Star Successor, a sequel to a 2000 N64 game, has also been delayed from early June to late June.
Both are hotly anticipated releases for the Wii. Metroid: Other M is a refresh on the heralded shooter series that promises to bring back the classic feel of the Metroid games of yore.
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor is the sequel to Sin & Punishment, a Japanese Nintendo 64 game that lived in relative obscurity overseas until it was ported to the US Wii Virtual Console in 2007. That pumped a lot of fresh blood into the game - so much so that Nintendo decided to create a brand new installment under the Sin & Punishment name.