Japanese Researchers Create Multitouch, Multiscreen iPod touch Pong

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  1. DaveTaylor

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    [via tuaw]

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LdpmxHE7VU

    Oh my. Still need convincing that the iPhone/iPod touch is the greatest gaming platform ever made? Then check this video of a couple Japanese researchers playing a game they claim to have put together "in about an hour": multiscreen, touch-based Pong.

    On first glance, it looks like the game is even checking orientation of the iPods, but if you watch it a little further, when things go faster, you can see that it's actually just pushing the ball from screen to screen as it leaves. Still, if nothing else, a quick demo like this shows that multiple Touches (via a certain website, or on the same WiFi network, maybe, or -- hopefully -- just in close proximity to one another through Bluetooth or another protocol) can easily be made to connect multiplayer gamers.

    As a demo, very nice (and it seems fun as a game as well). Can't wait to see a full-featured game that takes advantage of all of the iPhone's connectivity options.

    [Via Waxy]
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    AWESOME! Imagine haveing Lan parties for doom/counterstrike
    iCopter could be made into a race and rageing thunder could be verse other people.
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    thats the bomb..
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    haha wrell done to them. good advance in mulitplayer for the touch

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    is it kind of like an ad-hoc connection used? between the touches? aka iPod - iPod? or are they using a wireless lan to connect to? like iPod - router - ipod? if its the first then this is awesome as it means you can play people in games etc that are next to you without having to find a wlan... If not then this is still cool, but not as cool

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    lol
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    This totally rocks.
    Reminds me of how DS works...
    ad-hoc networks.
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    yeah but are they actually using ad-hoc? or just all connected to the same network?
    Would be freaking awesome if it was ad-hoc
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    Puuunnngggg

    Puuunnngggggg!

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