The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on March 2, 1984 · Page 113
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 113

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Friday, March 2, 1984
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TGIF The Post and The Evening Times, Friday, March 1984-27 Wizards of the microchip create trouble-free stars on silver screen By James Murray London Express Service MONACO How about a new star who looks like Marilyn Monroe, sings like Barbra Streisand and acts like Jane Fonda? All in one. The perfect flesh and blood crea- Heroic rescues make game fun By George Albert Register-Tribune Syndicate Recently hundreds of members of the video game, jukebox and pinball industries met in Chicago to attend Amusement Showcase International. At the gathering, folks got a preview of exciting new spring lines presented by most of the field's major manufacturers, and also got a chance to voice their feelings on how the downward slide of video games has affected the amusement machine industry. One of the best-received games at the show was undoubtedly Space Ace, made by the same team that developed the first laser video disc game, Dragon's Lair. Space Ace also is a lasergame, but unlike some mediocre arcade machines of the same genre, this one is a real winner. Vid game manufacturer Cinematron-ics along with hardware developer ' Rick Dyer Industries and animation wizard Don Bluth, invested about $2.5 million making Space Ace. And according to Bluth, there's a long list of reasons why the game should knock out players. "Space Ace is a very good game," he said. "You can get into it and you can play it, you can have a fun time. The visuals are extremely exciting. We've got dialogues this time, more music and it's about a SO percent faster game (than Dragon's Lair). It's a game of concentration and rescue where you just don't shoot or drive or fly, but you go out to rescue somebody and you feel heroic when you're able to accomplish the defeat of the foe." ture would be a miracle of human reproduction of course. The odds against any one person having all the talents are heavy, to say the least. But she can be created on TV screens through astonishing new techniques that are being demonstrated here at the Monte Carlo TV Festival. The new wizards of the microchip can make images that look and sound like people, although they exist only in the computers that are being developed to revolutionize the entertainment industry. They have also developed a technique for adding color to old black and white film so that future re runs of Charlie Chaplin or documentary series like the World at War can be seen in realistic colour. Screens can be filled, too, with all manner of weird and cute three-dimensional creatures which make the robots and stuffed skins of Star Wars look ordinary. Horror shows can be created by making monsters undreamed of in the wildest nightmares. In the ultimate fantasy it is promised that one day the viewer will be able to "interact" with the TV screen so that in a war film he could experience the feeling of a Spitfire pilot in a dog-fight, fly in space with Superman or enjoy a love scene with his or her favorite star. One of the men behind the revolution is Dr. Alexander Schure, boss of the New York Institute of Technology, who has rocked TV bigwigs with his dazzling new techniques. Animated, human-like figures can be programmed with perfect movement to teach ballet dancing or coach football players in basic skills. Says Dr. Schure: "You can pretty well create anything you want. The big advantage with these systems is that you don't have agents for the superstars, you don't pay them a million dollars a picture, they don't have tantrums, and they don't have messy love affairs. "The major problem is the morality of re-creating stars like Marilyn Monroe. How would her relatives feel about it? 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