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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.. the Game

Techstination feature for Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince... the game. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology Boot Camp, a report on gadgets and gear. Here comes the latest Harry Potter movie....and the video game from Electronic Arts. The books and movies have been magic for readers and film goers. Capturing that magic in an interactive format...isn't always so simple. Jonathan Bunney...executive producer of the video game...says while it is available for PCs, Macs and all of the game consoles...Nintendo's Wii the lead platform...

"The Wii remote essentially puts a wand in your hand. If you can imagine flying a broomstick, imagine holding a Wii remote as if you were holding a broomstick and you steer around the screen using that. If you're casting magic, you're literally holding your wand in your right hand and throwing spells out of the end of it."

The involvement of the movie studio and author J.K. Rowling helps to ensure faithfulness to the story. You can find the full interview with Bunney and more at I'm Fred Fishkin.