The opening credits for Game of Thrones is such a fantastic sequence in that it lays out the map of the Seven Kingdoms and does so in a board game-esque fashion. You gain a sense of distance and try and understand each location’s importance but it all happens so fast that you don’t really get to explore. Well, here’s…
Say goodbye to London, because it’s about to become Earth’s second moon.
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift sucked, but that’s just cause it wasn’t shot with 360 degree cameras. This 360 degree video from the top of a Pro Drifter’s car does the art of drifting justice the way the movie never could.
There’s little better than a bit of mystery at Christmas, and Google’s fun new interactive thriller has it in spades. Made by the creators of Wallace and Gromit, you can explore the interactive scene on your Android device (and a less exciting version on iOS or the web).
If you’ve ever seen Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway, you’re already quite aware that it’s a 360-experience in itself. But now you can get even closer to the magic from a centre stage view that’ll have you feeling like it’s the first time again.
If you haven't heard, 360-degree cameras are a thing. They're going to be a big thing when virtual reality takes off. Imagine being able to relive any moment in your life, revisit any place you plopped down a camera. But 720-degree cameras, well... those are a bit of a marketing ploy!
Rumor: the Xbox will get a full version of Internet Explorer. More rumors: it will rely heavily on Kinect controls, for Minority Report style operation, and voice control. More more rumors: no date on launching date yet. [The Verge]
At a Seattle event, Microsoft demonstrated a way for Xbox 360 games like Kinectimals to share information with a Windows Phone handset. The connection uses a QR code that can be scanned by the handset and the Kinect.
The Xbox 360 controller's biggest flaw is the craptastic directional pad plunked in the middle of it. Five years later, Microsoft's come up with a better way: a transforming controller.
If you don't want your living room flailing to be in vain this November, plan on moving your coffee table—leaked manual pages show that Kinect's camera requires 6 to 8 feet of clear space to function. [Kotaku]
The awesome Kinect object scanning is missing from all incoming titles, as well as of any hardware controller support. But fear not, because Kinect's big honcho Kudo Tsunoda has some answers about this and more.
A Microsoft patent shows off a new dual-mode Xbox 360 controller that can be used both wired and wirelessly. Unlike the current play and charge kit, this controller would give you the accuracy of a true wired mode when plugged in.
Forget the guy who regularly took his iMac to a nearby Panera Bread. This fellow actually brought a small TV and an Xbox 360 to a Starbucks in Anchorage, Alaska and made himself at home.
You know what's a pain? When every account on your Xbox doesn't have Live Gold access, so casual multiplayer becomes this awkward guest of a Live member situation. Today, Microsoft has announced a new, $100/year plan for four people.
In short, it shuts itself down. One NeoGAF member discovered the new error screen and immortalized an inevitable meme by snagging this quick shot.
The new Xbox 360 is the most technologically advanced yet thanks to the CPU and GPU sharing one chip on the 45nm scale. It's quieter, cooler and less energy hungry—sucking half the power of the original.