The New Xbox 360 Slim is a Big Step Backward

As a tech journalist I have a good record with firsts. I’m pretty sure I was the first journalist to see the iPhone. Ditto the Wii. Also the Xbox 360: in the months before it came out I spent a lot of time in Redmond with J Allard and the other guys who were building it.

So I remember well my first look at it. It was different. It …

Is Microsoft Holding Back Kinect?

An interesting thing happened when I got back from E3 and sat down to talk with Lev about what’s been going on while he was out on book leave. I told him my initial impressions of Kinect and Move and more or less pooh-poohed Kinect for its piss-poor showing at E3. I specifically mentioned the Forza demo I stood through where I …

E310: PlayStation Move Pwns Microsoft Kinect

Let’s get this out of the way – Sony will dominate the next generation motion control wars.

Calm down, fanboy. I’ve been a long-time supporter of Microsoft’s Xbox platform, so it pains me to say that. But I’ve seen a few things the public haven’t been privy to and spent extensive time with both platforms. While Sony …

Hands-on with the Kinect

The big story on Day One of E3 2010 was the Xbox 360’s motion capture gaming device, the Kinect. Eager crowds jammed their faces up to a row of Plexiglas chambers, as demo guys showed off new titles for this ground-breaking entertainment experience.

One of the most impressive titles was Kinectimals. A demo guy stood in front of …

E3 2010: What We’re Looking Forward To

One of our Techland colleagues who shall not be named asked, “Is it bad that I don’t know what E3 is?”


Well, not really. But, it does make Peter and I a bit sad. So, if there’s anyone else out there who needs a quick primer, then you should know that E3 stands for the Electronic Entertainment Expo. For about 15 years, …

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