David Cage and the talented team that makes up Quantic Dream, has released a tech demo of their new game engine and motion capture techniques. The short, titled KARA, is not tied to any game in production, but acts as a tech showcase for the improvements that Quantic Dream has made since their last venture in game/cinema convergence: Heavy Rain.
Valve’s “Steam Box” the future of the gaming industry?
According to a report from The Verge, Valve has been venturing into hardware production, towards the next generation of consoles with their “Steam Box”. In an interview earlier last month, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell said in regards to the next generation of consoles “if we have to sell hardware we will”. The so-called “Steam Box” will likely act as a big contender against companies like Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, who currently rule the console gaming market. With reports of an open console design, modular game controllers, and the highly successful adoption of their online Steam store, Valve might have a fighting chance.
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Finally, I can now make sketches without having to make scans from my notebook!