LAS VEGAS--A lot of the gaming news we anticipated last month came to fruition at this year's CES in Las Vegas. While we didn't get a definitive release date for Project Natal, Microsoft did announce the motion sensing technology would be available this holiday season. How much it will cost is still a mystery and there was no sign of Natal at Microsoft's CES booth.
However, we did get some information about Xbox Live Game Room, a new online application that will allow gamers to virtually experience all the goodness of a classic arcade. Free to try and affordably priced to own, 30 titles will launch along with the service in late March, with five to seven new games made available each week.
Sony gave us some hands-on time with the PS3 in 3D; and while it sounds like a huge investment, we couldn't deny how awesome it was in action. There's no word on when you can turn your PS3 into a 3D gaming machine nor did the company announce anything regarding an upcoming motion controller.
There was some pretty stiff competition for this year's Best of CES in the gaming category. Nyko debuted the Wand +, a Wii remote that combines MotionPlus into one piece while Razer impressed us with promising motion control for the PC. In the end, the Best of CES Award went to the Alienware M11X, an impressive portable gaming powerhouse packed into a compact 11.6-inch Netbook-size laptop.
Here are the rest of the gaming headlines you may have missed from the big show:
- Nyko rolls out PS3 Slim accessories
- Nyko unveils 'speakerphone' voice chat for Xbox 360
- NextComputing offers up LAN gamers' dream
- Mad Catz X65F Flight Stick looks military-grade
- Gunnar takes aim at 3D market with collection of stylish 3D glasses
- Stealth Fighter-inspired gaming laptop: Asus R.O.G. G73Jh