For non-musicians (and even some musicians), Guitar Hero and its subsequent clones provided plenty of fun. But no matter how much star power you accumulated, you would never get any closer to performing on an actual stage just by playing the game. Now, though, Ubisoft is looking to change that. They're re-infusing the rock sim genre with a game that aims to teach you how to play guitar for real.
Silent Hill. Sure, it’s been around since forever; I remember my cousin being obsessed with it when I was a kid. The noises and fog in the game make it scary enough, let alone all of the creepy people in the game. In the game, you go through schools and hospitals where scary mannequin creatures reside, making lots of players cringe. Some people think it’s one of the scariest games ever, and I tend to agree with that from what I’ve seen.
In case you weren't already troubled by the fact that your gaming console watches you play/move/sleep, Microsoft is now working on a patent for a mechanism that would allow the Kinect to detect users' age and regulate content accordingly. The device would mathematically determine whether the people in front of it are adults or children based on their proportions. In order to unlock adult content, i.e. play an M-rated game or watch an R-rated movie, you'd need to have adult proportions. The software for this kind of distinction could potentially make parental controls on entertainment far more effective.