Philips Electronics Shows Off Its New Tabletop Game Device At the CES

The Consumer Electronics Show being held in Las Vegas holds a plethora of cool gadgets and devices for the true gadget freak. One device, has caught the attention of the gaming community; Philips Electronics Entertaible. The Entertaible, (not a spelling mistake), is a tabletop game system. It features a 30-inch diagonal LCD touch screen with infrared technology that can sense objects that are placed or moving on the board. This presents some interesting possibilities. Board games could be loaded onto this device, which could be selected and displayed on the LCD screen. Instead of dozens of boxes of games, all of them could be onboard. Although there has been no announcement of which games will be available, the idea of Entertaible is intriguing. Development team leader, Gerald Hollemans, of Philips Research said, “Entertaible will host electronics games that promote invaluable social interaction within groups and families. Sounds good. Hollemans then went on to state, “This contrasts completely to the solitary, isolated environment encouraged by some contemporary console-based electronic games.” Hey, now just one minute there, bud. You have just insulted a few million gamers in the world. Obviously, research guys need to leave the marketing to the pros. Pardon me while I go to my isolated game room. I feel so, so… solitary.


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