The Wii had barely arrived on the scene when some enterprising Chinese company came up with the Vii, so it’s not that surprising that a Chinese version of the highly touted game-changing Kinect (and Move) would be invented now… or, in fact, six months ago. While the name I-dong is reminiscent of some kind of virtual sex toy, its creators insist it is wholesome fun for people who like to move (爱动 – ai dong).
Says Cina Oggi:
I-dong, which in Chinese sounds like “Love Movement,” is a console “inspired” by Wii, Playstation Move and Kinect at the same time. I-Dong is basically a PC (with Intel Celeron) disguised as a console that uses a proprietary operating system probably derived from Linux to run video games. I-Dong relies on a motion sensor called Xeyez and on second one, very similar to Playstation Move. I-Dong will offer mainly sports and fitness games and it will be able to make video calls.
Video calls! Try doing that on your PS3!