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MTV confirmed Dance Central will be back with another installment uncluding 100+ new songs.

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Xbox’s Media press conference has just concluded…here are the key announcements:

  • Introduction of voice controled TV
  • YouTube comes to Xbox 360
  • Bing comes to Xbox 360 with voice enabled search
  • Live TV from US and international partners including SKY and FOX
  • Kinect Fun Labs:  LIVE today for all Xbox LIVE subscribers
    •  Play with gadgets and game industry innovations right from your console
    • Instant Avatar translation
    • Finger tracking:  Take a picture of yourself by drawing with your finger in front and behind the image  and then view it from different angles in 3D
    • Object Capture:  scan in virtually anything then animate and interact with it in a game like fashion… kind of brings yours kids Binky to a whole new level doesn’t it.


Let the games begin…literally.  While the E3 expo hasn’t officially opened, news is beginning to flood the blogosphere on advancements in the gaming space.  According to website, VenutreBeat. Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect will unveil three new games at the conference one of which will allow gamers to fly through a carbon copy of California’s Disneyland.

In an effort to transcend motion-gaming into a universal experience, Microsoft will also be introducing two other titles with similar gaming experiences surrounding Star Wars and Sesame Street.  Stay tuned for multimedia coverage of these games this week.

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E3 Expo, the largest gaming conference in the U.S. is upon us.  Out ‘N Front will be reporting live from the event but prior to that coverage, I wanted to provide a quick snapshot of some of of the anticipated announcements we’ll see in Los Angeles this week.  As a caveat, I am by no means a gaming expert this coverage will be through the eyes of mobile and emerging technology.

Have insight to share?  Join the conversation by commenting or contact me @neilcarty

Some things I’ll be paying particular attention to:
  • The Big Three:  Nintendo “Project Cafe”, Xbox Kinect, Playstation NGP
  • Advancements in cloud gaming
  • Announcements surrounding tablet gaming
  • Motion gaming’s evolution
  • How will game developers address franchising coming to their conclusions?
  • Will developers embrace Xperia Play or are they already stretched thin?
  • Mobile gaming, mobile gaming, and more mobile gaming!

RIM and Microsoft announced a partnership yesterday that will make Bing the default search engine and maps provider on all new RIM devices.  This is a clear indication of Microsoft’s efforts to gain share on Google which currently holds the #1 mobile search portal slot.

 

Two powerful brands have thrown in together to try and play catch-up in the lucrative smartphone race. Nokia has signed a deal with Microsoft to make the Windows Phone 7 platform the primary operating system for Nokia phones going forward, fed by the Microsoft Marketplace application store. (Nokia will offer Windows Phone 7 apps through its Ovi Store portal initially, according to Nokia CEO Stephen Elop.) Nokia will try to expand the range of phones supporting the platform while Microsoft gains another partner for its Bing search engine and adCenter search ad services. It may seem late in the game for both companies, but the smartphone market continues to expand rapidly, particularly in markets where the segment is still in its nascent stages. And Nokia continues to enjoy a large market share of the non-smartphone market.

via Cynopsis Digital