Wednesday, 22 April 2009

The GadgetShow Live!

I've just got back from the GadgetShow Live! at the NEC, Birmingham, 17th-19th April.

The show was something of a disappointment for me, particularly with the absence of so many gaming and Virtual World companies from the Games Hall.

Electronic Arts did attend, and their booth was well attended. They had a nice little attraction whereby a short 1 min video of attendees (smiling, walking and jumping) could be used within games to make the central character in those games appear to be the attendee. Kids loved that!

There were a number of companies promoting software to rival Microsoft's Surface 2. I really liked the offering from HP, and LG were showing next-generation phones that will incorporate this multi-touch software - Apple, take note!