Sifteo has launched what it calls “The alternative game system for truly hands-on play” with its 1.5 inch computer cubes that play off of each other, connect to your computer and detect motion. It is definitely a different approach to gaming and it will be interesting to see if it takes off. When I watched the video, four thoughts popped into my head:

  1. Is this where Expedia got the idea for those cubes in their commercials?
  2. This is what a 21st Century Rubix Cube would look like (wonder if they’ll invent a holder to make a bunch of them work as a Rubix Cube?? That would be awesome!!)
  3. How long will it be before someone calls the IT Department and asks if someone will come up and install the drivers for it?
  4. I wonder if I could hack it and make it a mini-RSS feed reader??
Now, excuse me while I see if that third cube is stuck between the cushions of the couch…