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Sun 15/06/03 at 10:09
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Sony's new camera add-on, the Eye-toy, looks like it might become a bit of a cult craze. I expect that it's going to be as popular as those pesky dance mat things (and, yes, even I have one of those) where it gets played twice, gathers dust for ages then gets brought out at parties.

Of course, the eye-toy is easier to store, being only a small camera placed on top of the tv, but the best thing is that the software that comes with it looks like it has a similar sense of humour to the fantastic Bishi-Bashi Special.

So, are you going to get one or what?
Wed 18/06/03 at 09:27
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Updated wrote:
> Unbeliever wrote:
> I don't think it's sophisticated enough to do that. More likely
> it'll
> tranpose your rudimentary movements onto screen...
>
> I remember a PS2 game (i think it was called Police 911) which had
> it's own (optional) camera. One of the things you could do, was to
> duck to avoid the bullets (similar game to Time Crisis). So the
> technology is there and it works. A guess a Sony PS2 camera would be
> generic and would work with all games that took advantage of it.

Police 24/7.

They could utilise the eye-toy, dance mat, lightgun, and steering wheel altogether in one game. You use the eye toy to track you static movement. You use the dance mat to walk or run. You use the light gun to shoot, and when you want to drive you sit dow and use the wheel.

Oh, and I'm getting one. More fun than dancing, gives you exercise, and keepy-ups rule. So does window cleaning for that matter. :|
Wed 18/06/03 at 08:25
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Unbeliever wrote:
> I don't think it's sophisticated enough to do that. More likely it'll
> tranpose your rudimentary movements onto screen...

I remember a PS2 game (i think it was called Police 911) which had it's own (optional) camera. One of the things you could do, was to duck to avoid the bullets (similar game to Time Crisis). So the technology is there and it works. A guess a Sony PS2 camera would be generic and would work with all games that took advantage of it.
Tue 17/06/03 at 16:01
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Hell yeah. It's the first product I've been excited about ever since they started selling iced doughnuts near the local cinema.
Tue 17/06/03 at 15:56
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"Brownium Motion"
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I don't think it's sophisticated enough to do that. More likely it'll tranpose your rudimentary movements onto screen...
Tue 17/06/03 at 15:41
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The camera could be used in a lot of games. For example, in a Time Crisis type game, you could actually have to duck to avoid incoming fire. In a MGS style game, you might actually have to move around and stand to the side for "real" in order to avoid being spotted by the enemy.
Tue 17/06/03 at 00:59
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pb wrote:

> In the same way that a Dog is similar to a Cat.

they both smell like s**t?
Mon 16/06/03 at 21:02
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No i aint getting one, better things to buy with the money.
Mon 16/06/03 at 20:27
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I meant it in a sense that anyone can easily play, not physically.

Meh.
Mon 16/06/03 at 20:20
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"sdomehtongng"
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Nah, not getting one.
Mon 16/06/03 at 19:53
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the_aoe_slaught wrote:
>
> But in what way is it similar to a dance mat?
>
> From what i've heard it's a CAMERA.

In the same way that a Dog is similar to a Cat.

And yes, it looks good, even though the games look simplistic, they also appear to be fun, particularly if you're playing against someone else.

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