The Future of Gaming?
Last week we discussed the iPad as a potential device to enable a resurgence in board games. At least it would enable a “virtual board game” where players in various physical locations could play Monopoly, Sorry, and the like. Especially in the Snowmaggedon that we’re facing in the DC Metro area it could be very appealing.
Similarly, here is a demonstration of the Microsoft Surface interface where some Carnegie-Mellon students have created a means of playing the popular role playing game, Dungeons & Dragons. ‘Puter, settle down. The concept is there and looks very interesting. Read the referenced article as it points out similar future potentials that we’ve said for the iPad.
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