The Book of Spells is the first in the series of titles for Sony’s “Wonderbook” which claims to be the “reinvention of the storybook” It does look like a book but the similarity ends there. First of all, when you open it, instead of normal text, you’d find this (see above).
“The closest a Muggle can come to a real spell book”, JK Rowling
No, the images above are not magical Runes- the cryptic language of wizards, but very much the technology of “muggles” that brings magic close to reality. These are augmented reality codes overlaid on the book pages that are detected by the PlayStation eye (the webcam device for the PlayStation)which in turn displays the actual content of the page on your TV screen.Would you call holding the book in hand and staring into the TV as “reading”?...