Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Game console to play outside

Love this 'new' game console. Great idea - fantastic.

swinxs is basically a talking computer with an RFID reader, that guides kids through different pre-loaded games or stories. The kids wear RFID wrist bracelets that identify them in the game, and let them interact with the machine. We heard, from a reliable source, that if kids engage in this type of "running around" in "grassy areas" they very well may die, but that's all hearsay. Once kids grow tired of the included games they can download and install more over USB, and there's a free SDK for developers to create new entertainment for Swinxs. No word on a price or release date, but hopefully we'll be seeing more of this one as time progresses. Video is after the break.

1 comment:

mark said...

This is already available at Bijenkorf and other stores - expect more soon.
Cool stuff, also for the dads since now the kids go outside to play and the PS3 is free again!!

iMark