Canon's 'virtual Camera' System Will Turn Sports Games Into 3d Videos You Can Explore

Canon's 'virtual camera' system will turn sports games into 3D videos you can explore

Canon is developing a new imaging system called the Free Viewpoint Video System that may revolutionize the way sports and other events are broadcast. The system, as demonstrated in the video above, eliminates the restrictions of a single viewpoint by making it possible to view the action in an immersive multi-angle way.

Put another way, Canon says the system "gives the user a sense that they are really there."

Designers Compete For 2020 Tokyo Games Mascots

Designers compete for 2020 Tokyo Games mascots

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are narrowing down choices for the Games' official mascots.

Over 2,000 character designs have been submitted since the application process opened last month.

Schools, Firms Ramp Up Efforts To Train Volunteers For 2020 Tokyo Games

Schools, firms ramp up efforts to train volunteers for 2020 Tokyo Games

With less than three years to go before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a surge of interest has been seen in people hoping to train to become Olympic volunteers who will play a vital role in the smooth operation of the games.

Olympic volunteers will be split into two categories -- those manning the daily activities at sporting venues, such as guiding spectators to their seats and working front desk jobs, and others who will act as guides at airports, stations and tourist locations.

Riner Has Sights Set On 2020 Games

Riner has sights set on 2020 Games

AFPPARIS (AFP-Jiji) — French judoka Teddy Riner said Monday that he will go for a third straight heavyweight Olympic gold medal at Tokyo 2020, after winning his record ninth world title in Budapest last week.

The 28-year-old is unbeaten since September 2010 and has won 134 successive fights, but was pushed to a golden point in both the semifinals and the final in Hungary.

Games Build Ties / Remembering The Ravages Of War: Hand In Hand To The Olympics

Games build ties / Remembering the ravages of war: hand in hand to the Olympics

The Yomiuri Shimbun Various municipalities have signed up to be host towns for participating countries and regions of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, seeking to deepen friendships, create a chance for children to come into contact with other parts of the world and even overcome sad memories. This is the first installment of a series focusing on the hopes and efforts they are investing in their roles as hosts.

Ea To Bring More Games Onto The Switch If Fifa 18 Does Well

EA To Bring More Games Onto The Switch If FIFA 18 Does Well

The Nintendo Switch has a fair number of games at the moment, and so far it seems like Nintendo has managed to land themselves some pretty decent titles as well, but of course having big publishers and developers create game for the Switch is always a welcome prospect, and that could soon be the case with EA.

In a recent interview with EDGE, EA"s executive vice president Patrick Soderlund suggested that the publisher could be thinking of bringing more games from EA's catalogue onto the Switch, although it seems that this will largely hinge on how well FIFA 18 does on the platform, which is expected to be released towards the end of next month.

Olympics: Usa House For 2020 Games To Be At Tokyo American Club

Olympics: USA House for 2020 Games to be at Tokyo American Club

The United States Olympic Committee said Wednesday that the U.S. team's gathering place during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will be at Tokyo American Club.

"It's my great honor and my great pleasure to announce that in 2020, Tokyo American Club will be the home of USA House in Tokyo," USOC CEO Scott Blackmun told a press conference at the private membership organization in Minato Ward.

Facilities For Pyeongchang Games Shown To Media

Facilities for PyeongChang Games shown to media

South Korean organizers of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics have given members of the Japanese media a look at facilities being constructed for the Games.

The Winter Olympics will open on February 9th next year. It will be the first time for the country to host the Winter Games.

Tokyo Police Team Up With Private Sector To Boost Security For 2020 Games

Tokyo police team up with private sector to boost security for 2020 Games

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is poised to beef up security and implement wide-ranging counterterrorism measures along Tokyo's coastal areas where many of the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic events are set to be held.

In addition to the creation of a specialized unit that will institute counterterrorism measures from the sea, the MPD will gain cooperation from railway companies whose trains run along the coast, to obtain security camera footage in times of emergency. With less than three years until the games are to begin, security preparations are being ramped up very quickly.

Olympics: 3 Yrs From 2020 Games, Tokyo Must Step Up, Mori Says

Olympics: 3 yrs from 2020 Games, Tokyo must step up, Mori says

Tokyo Olympic organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori said Monday the 2020 host city must start producing with no time to waste, exactly three years to the opening of the games.

"Three years from today, July 24, will be the opening ceremony," Mori said during his address to the executive board of the organizing committee. "Not exactly the most commemorative day, but I think it means something for this board to be meeting on this particular day."

Sport Climbing: Korenaga Wins, Hada 2nd In Men's Lead At World Games

Sport climbing: Korenaga wins, Hada 2nd in men's lead at World Games

Japan's Keiichiro Korenaga and Yuki Hada won the gold and silver medals, respectively, in the men's lead competition in sport climbing at the World Games on Sunday.

Korenaga, 21, and Hada, 20, led their country to finish on top of the medal standings for sport climbing with two golds and two silvers -- Yoshiyuki Ogata winning the men's bouldering final and Miho Nonaka ending runner-up in women's bouldering earlier in the games.

Ubisoft Will Be Announcing More Nintendo Switch Games Soon

Ubisoft Will Be Announcing More Nintendo Switch Games Soon

If you're the proud owner of the Nintendo Switch and you're looking forward to getting your hands on more Ubisoft titles for your console, you'll be pleased to learn that during Ubisoft's latest financial results, the company revealed that there were more Switch games that they would be announcing soon.

This is according to a report from the NeoGAF forums (via Nintendo Everything) where it was speculated that this announcement could take place at Gamescom. So far Ubisoft has released Just Dance 2017 for the Nintendo Switch, and another title that is highly-anticipated would be the Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle that is expected to be released later this year.

Friends Games

Friends GamesWhen Yuichi Katakiri (Ryo Yoshizawa) was a child, his mother taught him that friends are more important than money. Now, as a high school student, Yuichi prioritizes friends over money. One day, Yuichi and his friends become involved in the "Friends Games" which carries large amounts of money.