During the last Leipzig Games Convention, Sony presented some game titles in advance which, I think, set the trend for a new games generation. I personally endorse this decision (which already started other game companies like Nintendo with its Wii) to create new playing experiences instead of using the so boring shot-them-up scheme (both in 1st and 3rd person).

Of all the videos put in the PlayStation Store web, the most attracting to me was the trailer of EyePet.

Eyepet, is, of course, a virtual pet. It only exists within your TV and your PS3. You can touch it (her?), stroke it, change its look, hairdress, etc. or just create some toy for it (by drawing it on a card) and see how she plays with it.

In a previous post about the singularity, I wrote that one of the signs of the coming of singularity is the mix of real and virtual things, like this example.

In short, EyePet es a very interesting experiment of augmented reality (I’ll write about some day). I suggest you to watch the video.

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  2. No lo había visto, estos días no he parado con un asunto. Aunque ya habíamos visto fusión de elementos en el espacio virtual con la imagen captada con la cámara, este es uno de esos nuevos avances que de nuevo han logrado asombrarme. Tienes razón cuando comentas acerca de la singularidad. A mí lo que me entusiasma, es como afectará a la cultura y a la psique.

    Gracias por el enlace y el aviso.

    Un abrazo afectuoso


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