October 1, 2014

First Sony PlayStation Wonderbook Released: An Augmented Reality Harry Potter Story

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From the BBC:

Sony has unveiled Wonderbook – an augmented reality product for its Playstation 3 games console.

When users hold up specially created books to a connected camera they appear on screen with added interactive graphics, which can in turn trigger mini-games.

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Sony said it would also work with publishers to bring educational and scientific titles to the platform.

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Official News Release

Wonderbook: Book of Spells is the first title for Wonderbook, the latest addition to the PlayStation experience. Wonderbook will bring to life a thousand stories in one physical book with a brand new series of adventures and experiences to explore.  A powerful storytelling vehicle and tool for the imagination, Wonderbook will bring exclusive content to PlayStation 3 owners in immersive new ways by putting you at the heart of the action, and using augmented reality technology via PlayStation Eye to transform the world around you. Bringing mystery and discovery to your living room, the titles will draw you into new worlds, and give you the chance to live in the stories you love.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.