Posts Tagged ‘augmented reality gaming

18
Jun
12

Oculus Rift Units to Arrive Earlier than Planned, “Really Big Names in the Game Industry” Getting Involved!

The VR community seems to be holding its collective breath to see what impact the Oculus Rift head mounted display will have on the future of virtual reality gaming. Patiently folks are waiting for the Kickstarter funding round to start and I’ve learned today that it has been delayed two weeks. Don’t fret though; Palmer Luckery, the brains behind the project, says that the delay “is not actually bad news at all.”

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07
May
12

Augmented Reality Sandbox is One of the Coolest Uses of AR I’ve Seen Thus Far [video]

Just a few weeks ago I wrote that augmented reality (AR) had yet to prove itself. It’s a neat idea, and we’ve seen so many concepts that look great in theory but have yet to be realized, or the all too familiar app which gives you a HUD when you hold your phone up that shows you where different points of interest are around you — these always turn out to be ultimately useless and nothing more than gimmicks.

But, that doesn’t mean that AR isn’t promising. In fact, I just saw perhaps one of the coolest real applications of augmented reality that I’ve seen to date. Have a look at this incredible AR sandbox that overlays topographical maps onto the sand, and even simulates liquids:

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17
Apr
12

Valve, Developer of Half-Life 2 and Steam, Internally Researching Augmented Reality; Apple CEO Tim Cook Stops for a Visit

Big news for the VR world fresh from of one of the biggest names in gaming. In a post to his Valve-hosted blog, employee Michael Abrash says that since joining Valve hes begun working on augmented reality / wearable computer research. Abrash says that he’s long been fascinated by the topic of virtual reality — ever since reading the novel Snow Crash in 1994.

Valve, who has developed critically acclaimed gaming franchises such as Half-Life and Portal (not to mention the hugely popular Steam digital game distribution service), is one of the biggest names in gaming. That they are publicly admitting to doing R&D for wearable computing / augmented reality is a very encouraging step forward down the road to virtual reality. Abrash, like myself, is confident that wearable computing is a natural an inevitable evolution of human-computer interaction:

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08
Dec
11

Is This the Future of Augmented Reality Gaming?

One of my favorite YouTube directors, Freddie Wong happened to make a video that is quite relevant to this site. The video is called ‘Future Motion Control Gaming’ and shows a fictional augmented reality gaming setup. But is this really the future of augmented reality and motion control gaming? Will it be possible to achieve what’s been shown off on the video? Step inside to see the video and find the answer to that question. Continue reading ‘Is This the Future of Augmented Reality Gaming?’




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