I still can’t believe we have the HTC One 2! More on this in a little while.
OK, so not everyone would put their grandmother in an MGS game. but with this Kinect Rig you could if you wanted to. I would! She could be in some cutscenes talking to Big Boss, nagging him during dangerous missions via Codec.
Ari Shapiro of the Institute for Creative Technologies at USC thinks doing such things Is possible. He rigged a Kinect to his 3D rendering software and had an associate stand and be captured from all sides, rendering a damn near identical likeness of him. He then fused the avatars to a 3D skeleton with preprogrammed movements, and the result is a cyberspace version of himself jumping, kicking, and downward punching as if he were literally living and breathing on the screen. Check out the link below for the video. It’s as if TRON happened in real life, only without all the neon spandex.
This could very well prove to be an invaluable piece of tech over the next 5 to 10 years of this now current generation of gaming consoles. We could see realistic 3D renders of ourselves in a PS4 or XB1 game sooner than we think. And grandma can duck behind corners or cardboard boxes while snacking on a ration.
Those of you who frequent my site may have noticed that the look and feel have drastically changed. I hope for the better actually. As a WordPress user I chose a theme during the inception of NekkedSnake.WordPress.com that was meant to give an impression of gaming journalism. It looked great for a while (to me anyway) and so I stuck with it. As time went on, articles were written, thoughts and opinions shared, and I started feeling that the site was taking a sort of adolescent aesthetic. That’s something that I didn’t really want to carry through to my future posts, therefore a new theme needed to be chosen. I searched WordPress for a theme that evoked a more adult oriented appeal while still keeping the fun nature that gaming brings forth. I wanted my site to look more akin to that of a gamer informed site where gamers and techies alike can enjoy content and pretty things at the same time. Also of note is the Info Bar at the top, for ease of getting to certain categories to access posts that might be of interest to our readers. At the very top are all the categories of NekkedSnake and its ramblings. So feel free to peruse and consume some tasty bits of gaming, tech, and other tidbits to your heart’s content. I look forward to bringing you more content as new and exciting gaming and tech related stuffs washes over the Internetz. For now this is NekkedSnake…
With the dawn of the next generation now becoming current gen, pushing the once-current to last gen, I thought it would be appropriate to talk about the game pads that accompany these new fangled toys of 2013 and beyond.
My (other) baby finally came today! She looks amazing! As I first held her in my hand I let out an audible, “Niiiiiice” and marveled at her craftsmanship. She is a real beauty. Before y’all start wondering, NO I didn’t just have another baby. My current little terrorist is quite a handful. Ladies and gents, I am the proud owner of a new HTC One.
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, which is a prologue to The Phantom Pain, is slated to come out in Spring 2014, with TPP to follow sometime later. But it seems semi related instances have been surfacing in the wild recently.
Honda has developed a device called Walking Assist. It’s an apparatus which apparently aids individuals with walking difficulties get by on their own two legs with a little nudge from said contraption. It’s purpose is to aid in the rehabilitation of those who have suffered from traumatic events such as a stroke or perhaps a car accident.
The first thing that instantly came to mind when seeing this article was MGSV. More specifically, Emmerich, a pivotal character in MGSV, came to mind. He is wheelchair bound in MGS Peace Walker, but in MGSV seems to have upgraded to a device which allows him bipedal movement, or regain movement of his own two legs, similar to Honda’s Walking Assist.
Stroke victims, and trauma victims in general, have a tendency to have trouble walking normally and need assistance with either a cane or even a motorized wheelchair. This Walking Assist seems to have created a middle ground for those in need and with large scale tests running in the US production could speed up and help patients literally get back on their feet.
My good buddy Big Cheese over at JWAB recently sent me this clip of a Sony PS4 unboxing. The first thing that came to mind was the question:
“Is it wrong to want to have sex with a machine?”
I know it sounds a little sadomasochistic and fetishist. But I mean, just look at the video from T3!
The Playstation 4 looks SO GOOD. It’s totally UNGH worthy. It’s super sexy. It’s edgy (no pun intended). The combination of matte and glossy black say sleek. It’s got that “next gen” profile. I don’t really know what that means but whatever it is the PS4 has it. And I like it. A lot.
Unfortunately for me, I won’t be able to actually own this piece of tech perhaps till next year but Big Cheese will get his lucky mitts on it at release day. I’ll have to live vicariously through him for the next 365 days. That and I can watch all the PS4 pr0n I want on YouTube. Till then…
Mmm, baby got Back.