Future of Gaming

Discussion in 'General Tech' started by StoneScroll, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. RMCMage

    RMCMage Well-Known Member

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    Sounds cool that you were able to test one of those did you encounter any side effects after playing?
     
  2. OmarFW

    OmarFW Well-Known Member
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    No, not any immediate ones. I played with my glasses off and was able to see the demo just fine since I'm nearsighted and this thing was right up on my eyes.

    I only got about 10 minutes with it so I can't speak on the effects of this thing when you use it for long periods of time. I can say though that the backers were sent their 720p prototypes several few months ago and if there were any major complaints about this, I would have read about them by now.

    The thing does not employ much in the way of optical illusions or color tricking to get the 3D effect. It's simply two duplicated screens feeding your eyes the same image at different angles with a fish eye view to compensate for the closeness. It's simple, and it works flawlessly without giving your brain a headache like movie theater shutter glasses and other 3D techniques do. Typically with 3D things you go into it half-expecting to have to view it from a certain angle, or try to ignore the flaws in the illusion so you can believe it. With this, it is effortlessly believable and you feel like the things you're seeing are really right in front of you. With the iRacing demo, it would feel weird to my brain to reach out and touch the car cockpit only to remember it isn't actually there.

    That's why I think this thing has a real chance to revolutionize many industries. It's the first time in a long time that VR has actually been done right, while also being affordable enough to become a hobbyist and home entertainment device.
     
  3. pr0xx1d

    pr0xx1d Well-Known Member

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    Gaming will be in the cloud and include much more real simulation than in previous generations. Boom.
     
  4. DomDom

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    Some physical movement would be great for the games. No more obese kids!
     
  5. alexiskilgannon

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    To be honest, augmented reality freaks me out a bit. I don't think I could handle playing certain games without breaking something- depending on how realistic they got with the graphics. I have heard through many articles and video interviews about they working on augmented reality pornography, which is even more creepy to me.
     
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    I believe there would be much more simulation in real life. I even think that 3D glasses or 3D projector would be a crucial part in the future of gaming.
     
  7. sillylab

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    I think virtual reality will definitely be the future of gaming. I just can't wait for the day when it feels like your whole body is actually in the game. Might be good for you to rather than sitting in a chair all day.
     
  8. GamerPerson

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    Hold me, I think I'm about to hyperventilate from this amount of awesomeness!

    I can only hope that I'm around when such things come to fruition. I love would to be able to do such things and feel even more a part of that gaming world. Hopefully, that won't cost $1,000 dollars like the Pippin did.
     
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    Oculus Rift is definitely the future of gaming. But it would be awesome if someone made like in .hack.
     
  10. Kyler

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    I think virtual reality needs a lot of improvements before it becomes a regular thing. There's just a lot of bugs and a lot of things that cause dizziness because it's just not built the way it's supposed to be. I think the future of gaming that you're talking of will come not in the coming years, but is going to take more.
     
  11. Burt Povski

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    I think right now they're focusing on increasing the graphics. I see a lot of upgrades in games in terms of graphics. Comparing them from the past to now, the graphics improved by a lot.
     
  12. thecorinthian

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    Interesting post here. Gaming will innovate as long as there is a demand for games. In the future I suspect that gaming in 3D or 4D will replace consoles and PC gaming. Virtual reality will replace MMORPGs or rather massively expand it to a larger dimension. Great discussion, man! I love reading the posts here everyone has a different opinion.
     
  13. jamesbonner

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    wow I can't really wait to be able to play the games using or mind and body in the same time, imagine your self playing FIFA or PES with your friends while you use your feet to play ! that will be great ! I hope it will be possible one day
     
  14. FuZyOn

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    Virtual Reality needs a lot of work before actually being mainstream, but I'm sure VR is gonna be up there in the future of gaming.
     
  15. Bannon

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    I think that gaming will eventually head to full immersion VR much like how things happen in anime like Sword Art Online. The appeal of diving into a fantasy world where you can see, hear, touch, and feel everything that happens in that world is simply too great to ignore.
     
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    If not Oculus Rift, I suppose something among these lines will take the future of gaming. People like to be as immersed as possible in the respective games, and if this technology will expand to unimaginable realms, I'm sure people will continuously buy, buy, buy...
     
  17. d'arakh

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    I saw a video a little while ago, I think it was a Kickstarter campaign video or something, where people have been held at waist and were running across this small platforms which were like treadmills or something. Anyway, they were able to use controllers which are similar to Wii controllers and Oculus Rift and they played Skyrim like that. It looked awesome. Like, when they ran, their character ran, when they swung the controller, their character swung their weapon, it looked really amazing.
     
  18. jviloriab96

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    I don't think I'm ready to trade my old controllers for VR systems. I actually like playing with controllers, especially same-room multiplayers. I must admit it would be pretty interesting to play some Oculus from time to time, but I'm just not that kind of gamer
     
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  19. Nytegeek

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    VR still isn't ready for prime time. Even when it is there are people that will never be comfortable with it. There will always be a place for the types of electronic games we enjoy now. People haven't stopped playing board games and many of us still enjoy older electronic options like the NES or Atari systems. Progression in gaming isn't the end of the older types of gaming, it's an addition of new ways to play games.
     
  20. FuZyOn

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    I think VR is just gonna be an option, not something that will replace gaming as we know it. The future of video games looks pretty exciting and fun!
     
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