Embracing the Mute Switch

After more than a decade of running an audio production company for games, and evangelizing, promoting, and praising the virtues and importance of music, sound effects, and voice over in game play experiences, I have to admit that the irony behind this blog entry is a bit uncanny. While I will always be a proponent… Read more »

Role of Haptics in Virtual Reality

As anyone can guess, virtual reality was undoubtedly the hot button topic of this year’s GDC. Even though the industry is still in its infancy stage, it is predicted to be a $150B market by 2020. One significant note of difference with years past was there was a new tone and pace of excitement about… Read more »

The DRAMATIC rise in Video Content

Earlier this year, Tim Peterson from AdAge covered the rise in video content posted on Facebook. The statistic is pretty eye opening – “People around the world are posting 75% more videos to Facebook than they did a year ago.” What does this mean for the video industry as a whole? The good news is… Read more »

Immersion’s TouchSense Engage Blows Away Mobile Viewers

If you haven’t heard by now, the first ever haptically-enabled trailer debuted last September. The season four trailer of Showtime’s Emmy and Golden Globe-winning hit series, Homeland, was the first to leverage Immersion’s TouchSense Engage technology to give viewers a hands-on feel for the suspense, excitement and drama that they could expect from Homeland this… Read more »

Haptics was Big in 2014. Here’s to a Even Bigger 2015!

Haptics started off 2014 strong, as one of JWT Intelligence 100 Things to Watch in 2014. And that was just the beginning – during the remainder of the year the haptic development just kept coming. There were haptic-enabled bicycles, shoes, rings, and space robots…yes, space robots. Haptic innovations was grabbed the attention of innovators and… Read more »

Immersive Entertainment Steals the Show at CES 2015

For those of us in the content business, the big draw at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show was the intense focus on immersive entertainment and technology. (CES highlights the focus on Immersive Entertainment from gaming and other entertainment companies on the show floor.) When you think immersive anything, haptics has to be a part… Read more »