Posts Tagged ‘Gaming’

Turn your iPhone to a Mobile gym !!!

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

LONDON – An iPhone developer behind novelty app iFax has developed a new product, which, it claims, turns the iPhone into a mobile gym. Crowded Road has been developing novelty iPhone apps The REPS app, which costs £1.79, is billing itself as Nintendo Wii Fit for the iPhone, simply by using the device as a free weight.

The app enables users to set weight loss targets and includes a real-time rep counter, which calculates how many calories have been burnt and alerts users to how many reps they have completed by vibrate or sound. Users can also use the app while listening to the iPod music on their iPhone.

It also includes motivational audio messages from a personal trainer, which are more akin to the drill sergeant from Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket than TV’s Mr Motivator.

Crowded Road, the app’s developer, said: “Simply curl your iPhone/iPod up and down like you would a free weight and watch the calories drop in real time.”

Sony turns Twitter into a gaming platform

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

It had to happen sooner or later. Terminator Twitter Game.

More on Gaming

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

A few weeks back I posted a great report from Contagious Magazine, called “Most Contagious 2008″.  It covers the innovative in media, advertising, products, design, digital, etc etc.  I know everyone is super-busy, so in case you missed it, here’s another chance to enjoy it.  Yep, just click here.

Today I want to share another Contagious report, this one on Gaming.  Its from 12-18 months ago but still highly relevant (same consoles around and same trends, albeit with new games).

You might think us (well me) mad to talk about gaming.  No, its not a return to childhood in old age, nor total stupidity.  The gaming industry isn’t just a multi-billion dollar industry but where some clever marketing is going … think product placement, branded content.  Beyond that the newer consoles like xbox 360 and ps3 are increasingly becoming the media server through which ALL home media is being streamed … TV, Video, Music, Photos, Files, Games, anything digital.

Its an important industry.

Its our industry.

So if you are feeling industrious but want some fun, click here and reclaim your youth.

Fancy A Game?

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Thanks to Abdulmoshen AlMadani, one of our JWT Planners in Riyadh for this.

Take a look at this article on the new “Natal” project for XBOX 360. Very clever motion detection technology combined with gaming.

A good video demonstrating some of its capabilities is below.  I remember playing “Pong” using the original Atari console a few years ago, or was that a few decades?