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The Future of Gaming in Virtual Reality

admars (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 8th August 2012, 06:38

The Future of Gaming in Virtual RealityId Software’s John Carmack explains why Doom 3 on Rift is just the first step
http://uk.ign.com/articles/2012/08/04/the-future-of-gaming-in-virtual-reality

I guess it`s been a while since VR reared its ugly head ;) I played an arcade game demo somewhere once, it was quite good, took a while to get used to the headset and that so shoot someone behind you , you just had to look round and point your arm behind, rather that turn your whole body.

That must have been best part of 20 years ago, i.e. it was 3d but v plain block style 3d, things have moved on a bit since then :)



RE: The Future of Gaming in Virtual Reality

Chris Gould (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 8th August 2012, 11:48

I was about to say, is it the 1980s again?







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RE: The Future of Gaming in Virtual Reality

Rob Shepherd (Super Admin) posted this on Wednesday, 8th August 2012, 11:54

It`s a nice idea, but I can`t see anything but a really high frame rate and ability to rotate easily 720 degrees, as making it usable.

It`s like those head tracking things, I know people who use them for simulators, but when the head moves and the monitor doesn`t it seems a bit silly.

That said, I still want a VirtualBoy!


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RE: The Future of Gaming in Virtual Reality

r8sso (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 8th August 2012, 13:15

No idea what a VirtualBoy is but I`d love a Pipboy-3000

RE: The Future of Gaming in Virtual Reality

Chris Gould (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 8th August 2012, 15:23

There are more enjoyable ways to get a headache Rob.







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RE: The Future of Gaming in Virtual Reality

Rob Shepherd (Super Admin) posted this on Wednesday, 8th August 2012, 15:26

Have you used/got one? I`m sure its terrible, but at the same time the idea of the technology fascinates me. :)


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RE: The Future of Gaming in Virtual Reality

admars (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 8th August 2012, 20:17

A uni mate got a virtual boy cheap in cash converts, he said it was terrible, got headaches, eye strain etc from it.

meanwhile, in the present day :)


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The little VR headset that could 


http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/175504/The_little_VR_headset_that_could.php


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Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus and inventor of the Rift tells Gamasutra, "We showed it off to hundreds of people at QuakeCon. We had a two-hour-plus line almost the entire day. We asked every single person if it was worth that two-hour wait, just to get their minute and a half in the head-mount. All of them answered yes. It`s almost a universally positive reception." 


RE: The Future of Gaming in Virtual Reality

Chris Gould (Elite) posted this on Saturday, 11th August 2012, 14:31

Had a go on one ages ago, but I don`t have one now. Have you seen the Angry Videogame Nerd`s review of the hardware? Quite funny.







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RE: The Future of Gaming in Virtual Reality

Rob Shepherd (Super Admin) posted this on Sunday, 12th August 2012, 09:32

Yes, not put me off though. :)

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RE: The Future of Gaming in Virtual Reality

admars (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 19th February 2014, 13:07

just had a funny moment at work. a few guys at work are gadget freaks, one just bought a new phone recently, so I asked him what's next. he said "Oculus Rift" told him I had never heard of it, so did a little google. Said to him, he should have told me it was the thing Carmack was involved in, as I had heard of it, so then did a search here to see if anyone was talking about it, and realised I had mentioned it!

Apparently was v popular at CES
The Oculus Rift 'Crystal Cove' prototype is 2014's Best of CES winner

http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/09/the-oculus-rift-crystal-cove-prototype-is-2014s-best-of-c/



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