ToySight: A Macintosh Answer to the Eye Toy 

ToySight: A Macintosh Answer to the Eye Toy

Here's a case of irony. A few days after I wrote my last entry on Sony's Eye Toy, the Sunday edition of The Washington Post had a review of a program that can easily be called the Macintosh platform's answer to the Eye Toy.

It's called ToySight and it requires both Mac OS X and Apple's iSight web cam. Like Eye Toy, ToySight uses web cam technology to enable game players to play videogames using their arms to control the action. For $35 (not including the web cam, which is sold separately), you get two video toys (one which adds graphic effects to your image and the other lets you pluck out a tune on an onscreen laser harp) plus nine games: Submarine Battle, The Plank, Marble Factory, FreeFall, Volcano God, The Owl & The Pussycat, Toy Wars, Pie Sight, and Tennis Xtreme.

Even though I have a Mac, it's unlikely I'll ever buy ToySight since I already have the Eye Toy. But for those who own a Macintosh, are interested in technologically-advanced games, have a desire to want to physically move around more, and have no intention of every buying a Playstation 2, ToySight seems like a good alternative.

DISCLAIMER: This blog is based on one person's biased opinions of which videogames should be considered to be classics and why. It is not meant to provide a complete history of the videogame industry, the latest videogame news, technical support, or hints on how to play a certain videogame. None of the videogame manufacturers or programmers mentioned here have endorsed or supported this blog in any way, shape, or form.

NOTE: If there are any errors or updates to what I have written about this entry, please send an e-mail to [][/link] (remember to remove the capital letters from my mailing address before sending or else it will get rejected) and I'll edit this piece when time permits.
Apple's iSight Web Cam
Mac OS X

The Official ToySight Site
Trailers From the ToySight Game<

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