A really cool new trailer for the upcoming game R.U.S.E from Ubisoft. Not only does it look awesome, but I’ve also been told it truly is! What got me hook with the trailer is the table they use playing with. A new technology called Surface Computing, were instead for a classic computer its a table with a buildin big touchscreen display. View a cool example trailer of a Coffee Table computer here. I think this new type of computer wont be commercaly ready for a couple of years. But nontheless, I think it will revolutionise or transform how we interact with computers, and especially together with friends and family.
As the R.U.S.E trailer hints at is how we can play games in the future. The term Cyber caffés will get a new meaning. I don’t think R.U.S.E will have this functionallity, but I could be wrong. Whats interesting is the concept! Just imagen all type of new games that would emerge if game developers got there hands on a table computer and started developing all sort of social multiplayer games. Everything from old game concept to new ones were you sit around a table with your friends and play agenst each other while drinking your cafe late.
If I owned a hipp café, I would love be able to offer my customers the enjoyment of playing with those tables. Just imagien all the possibilities. Internet access, insert a USB and flip through your latest pictures, play some games and watch some youtube clips. A computer to interact with together.