Eye-Toy to bring card games alive

Personally I've never really seen the point of card games unless they help you get your friends naked, but there are some for whom ripping open a pack of the latest trading cards fills them with more glee than Elton John faced with a lovely new wig.  Even for them, though, there must be a time when the threat of paper cuts and too many duplications for even the most rabid of swapping sessions overshadows the fun; aiming to introduce a new level of glee is SCEJ and their forthcoming PS3 game The Eye Judgement which, when cards are shown to the new Eye-Toy webcam, conjures up a virtual warrior on-screen.

Coming to Japan in the next few months, it's another attempt to add a virtual element to real-world gaming.  Whether that's something gamers actually want remains to be seen, of course – the handy thing about card-based games is that you can keep them in your pocket and whip them out whenever you've got a spare few minutes with your mates, which is trickier to do when you're trying to fit a PS3, Eye-Toy with stand and 32-inch LCD TV in there too – and there's little else known about other slightly important things like, oh, you know, gameplay beyond some nicely rendered warriors.

Still, it's a cool concept and, despite the fact that I'll never play it, I look forward to hearing more about it in the run up to release.

The Eye Judgement, third eye vision on PS3 [Akihabara News]