The Future of Video Games?

by Mark R

In case you are wondering what the next step is for video game consoles, a British magazine known as T3 has some idea of where the future is headed. I believe that these visions are simply ideas, and nothing that is presently under development by the big video game developers.

The first concept is a different type of remote for the Nintendo Wii. This type of Wiimote is still a stick, but it only has one button. It is apparently hooked up to some sort of headset accessory that uses brainwaves to control, and has in-ear headphones. Brainwave technology has been under development for a while now, and if Nintendo gets the first mind interface, they could seriously corner the video game market.

The second concept is a version of the Xbox that is completely portable. Not only is it a game player with 64 GB of memory, but it has built-in Zune capability and can even act as a mobile phone.

Now all I need is to know what Sony is planning for the future of the Playstation. So far, I can only see the number “4” in the future, but assuming that these concepts have some truth to them, Sony will have to come up with something very original in order to compete.

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Dave Says: June 27, 2008 at 10:59 am

The brainwave interface is most definitely a reality. The game box manufacturers have been playing with prototypes for some time now. I saw one demonstrated on TV here in Australia just 2 nights ago. Impressive stuff, and it has vastly further reaching applications than just game consoles. The technology is already being used to help disabled people to communicate.

Dave Says: June 27, 2008 at 11:29 am

Just found a link to info about the brainwave device I saw on TV: emotiv.com – I so want one!

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Cangel Says: July 27, 2008 at 2:01 pm

haven’t we watched enough sci fi horror movies to know that this isn’t a very good idea………..i guess not

Dave Says: July 27, 2008 at 9:33 pm

If sci fi movies are your source for technological facts then you have a lot more to worry about than this gadget, sweetheart!

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