Gaming News of the Day: Augmented Minecraft Reality

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Swedish mobile software developer 13th Lab released this neat iOS app called Minecraft Reality, which lets you combine your own creations with the real world landscape through augmented reality, not to mention you can find other people's Minecraft constructions that have been uploaded in locations nearby using the mobile camera.

Playtime 2.0 of the Day

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Playtime 2.0 of the Day: Qualcomm demos its Augmented Reality-fueled Sesame Street playset that brings to life real-world Muppet toys and accessories using an iPad and Qualcomm's patented Vuforia AR technology.

This sort of next-generation model for playtime is bound to be controversial, not the least because it shoehorns children into a one-imagination-fits-all reality that leaves little room for creativity and inspiration.

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