Archive:  May 5th, 2011

Art of Video Games

By Kyle Wrigley, May 5, 2011 0

The Art of Video Games exhibition, will explore the 40-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, with a focus on striking visual effects, the creative use of new technologies, and the most influential artists and designers. This website offered participants a chance to vote for 80 games from a pool of 240 proposed choices in various categories, divided by era, game type and platform. Voting took place between February 14, 2011 and April 17, 2011. The exhibition will be on display at the museum from March 16, 2012 through September 30, 2012.

Password, if requested, is “bosslevel”

Poll results available here (Warning, PDF link)

Nintendo Trumped, 3DS Already Obsolete?

By Trevor Magnani, May 5, 2011 0

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Researchers at MIT have worked their magic once more, drastically improving technology which the world already deems impressive. This time the target of their voodoo is the screen technology which the Nintendo 3DS is based on.

“The HR3D system, seen in a video below, uses two layers of LCD screens like the 3DS, but the top screen displays a custom image based on the image on the bottom screen instead of relying on large vertical, opaque areas, which block the underlying light and require the batteries to work harder ….The HR3D is a glasses-free display which can produce 3D imagery up to 3 times brighter than conventional glasses-free 3D displays. This video clip show the display rotating in front of the camera.”

Source: CNET

Zelda Oot Teaser Site Launched

By George Pekar, May 5, 2011 0

Nintendo has launched the first US teaser site for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. On this site you will find a trailer and some beautiful screenshots.¬† At the top of the page is a link to pre-order the game. Nintendo also released a new European teaser site that has a very cool introduction screen and a few more screenshots. If this news isn’t enough to get you excited for the remake of OoT for the 3DS you really cannot be a true Zelda fan.

What do you think? Did these new sites make you even more excited for the game to be released? Let the community discuss below!