13 Jan '11, 10pm

2011 technology trends: But from what was demonstrated at last week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas - t...

THE makers of Angry Birds, Rovio, probably never thought their casual mobile game of sling-shooting birds would become a pop-culture phenomenon. Stunningly, Rovio revealed that 200 million minutes are spent (or wasted) playing Angry Birds every day. These days, anyone with a smartphone can be a casual gamer. Most casual games, such as the highly-addictive Fruit Ninja or Bejewelled, can be played by anyone able to tap their phone screen. So it's no surprise that casual gaming figures will likely continue to head north this year. Angry Birds passed the 50-million-download mark last month. 2010 also marked the launch of two motion-sensing gaming accessories - the Sony PlayStation Move and Microsoft Kinect. While the Move is a tad similar to the Nintendo Wii in terms of using a handheld controller, Kinect's controller-free technology makes "active" games a full-body experience...

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