Interactive Entertainment Trends…We thank Jesse Schell for his comments and perspectives on the future trends in entertainment, yes I intentionally did not say interactive future trends. This is because I and the team at www.gseconnect.com believe that the future of entertainment is all interactive, anything else is a dinosaur. Thanks for your perspective Jesse and for your vision.
Interactive Entertainment Trends: Jesse Schell is a great 30 minute presentation by Jesse Shell on current trends in gaming, social games (facebook), and advertising. Some of the trends we’ve talked about on Blindreason such as the convergence of reality based TV and games where you and your friends drive content creation. He gets into sensors and the potential there as well as covers some of the recent exits in the space. Check his video presentation out at www.blindreason.org
On a seperate note: Interactive Gaming Trends News
Gamers looking forward to High Voltage Software’s Tournament of Legends received a bit of good news and a bit of bad news today. Starting with the bad, Sega has delayed the game by a couple months. Previously announced to launch May 18, the 3D fighter for the Wii will now arrive July 6.
As for the good news, Sega revealed a budget-friendly price point for the game. When it makes its belated arrival, Tournament of Legends will carry a suggested retail price of $29.95.
The release date isn’t the biggest change the game has seen in the course of its development. Now a fantasy-focused 3D fighting game with a T-for-Teen rating, Tournament of Legends began life as Gladiator A.D., a grim and bloody fighter that would have been certain to garner an M-for-Mature rating. That title was apparently never attached to a publisher, as Sega’s first public involvement with the project was the original announcement of the fighter’s revamped version.
Tournament of Legends allows players to jump into one-on-one battles with a roster of mythological combatants, including a minotaur, gorgon, golem, gladiator, valkyrie, and more. The fantasy focus follows through to the fights themselves, as players will be able to cast magic and summon assistance from the likes of man-eating lions and venomous snakes. The game is being built on High Voltage’s Quantum 3 engine, the same technology behind The Conduit and the studio’s other announced game, The Grinder. Our thanks to GameSpot for the information on the Sega update.