Virtual Reality Games.
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Posted 8/6/14 , edited 8/6/14
What do you guys think about the virtual reality games that are being developed?

(if you don't know about it, here's some examples:
http://www.virtuix.com/
http://www.oculusvr.com/dk2/ )

I'm so mesmerized by the thought, mostly because I'm thinking about the future of these games. Let's take animes for an example, Sword Art Online or similar ones, imagine playing mmo's with virtual reality gear?
If they develop it enough for us to actually move in the gear freely, we'll be able to dance with our actual dancing skills and not some made up /dance ones that all games have nowadays.

Is there anyone out there that knows more about this technology, or managed to try out any virtual reality games?

I'm so fascinated by this topic, so I would love to hear peoples thoughts around it!
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Posted 8/6/14 , edited 8/7/14
I want Virtual Reality just like SAO (except not the death part). I'm very much looking forward to virtual reality. I can just imagine playing Guild Wars 2 in virtual reality, and seeing the scenery with my very own eyes, very MESMERized by this thought (get the joke you GW2 players)
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Posted 8/6/14 , edited 8/6/14
I think we as humans are too lazy for gaming like the first suggestion. I play a sports game because I am not good enough to do that sports professionally etc. This is why Wii and Kinect etc has never really taken off. Nobody wants to get sweaty from video gaming. The SAO style would take off but how would it work? You'd have to be physically attached to the the brain for it to work similar to SAO and .Hack.

I actually think VR would be very annoying for MMOs, you have a lot of keys to press I also have macros etc on my keyboard. I can type pretty well without looking but I sometimes make mistakes, I know quite a few people who need to look down sometimes for keys especially for new games, if I can see the keys how will I know what to press especially if I am pressing something I don't usually use when typing.
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Posted 8/6/14
I want vr but I don't want to pay a fortune for a prototype.
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Posted 8/7/14
I wouldn't be too lazy for it I'm sure some people would love it. It would be cool if you could login with the VR login and play the same game on your computer, so when you don't feel like "moving your body" you can simply play on the computer.

I'm thinking that PC users would have different scoreboards from VR users. Oculus rift doesn't use your body, if that developed even more I'm sure it would be fun if it got more popular, that they find a way to mass-produce it without having it costing far too much... and actually making it into a "thing" people do frequently. I would love to lay in my bed and play games too. That does sound very lazy but it would help a lot when I have my back ache
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Posted 8/7/14 , edited 8/10/14
Just want to mention another VR thingy that popped up recently.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/controlvr/control-vr-motion-capture-for-vr-animation-and-mor

Sorry to bring up a Kickstarter page, >_< but I just get the feeling that not very many people know about this yet.

Teh futre eez a ting dat weel happun sumday. Maybe when 100% VR is an actual thing we'll be known as the old people who played video games ever since they went mainstream.
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Posted 8/7/14 , edited 8/10/14
If it ever gets to the point where I can apply my own combat skills and quick-twitch muscle mappings (which I think is highly possible considering ongoing advances with prosthetic limb technologies and such) I would be 100% on board. It would actually give me even more incentive to perfect my technique and movement skills IRL.
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Oh that's awesome!
Anyways, yup, I can see it being a huge thing. I would most likely use it to ride roller coasters all day
Oh...and it can also be used for people who want to overcome their fears....
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Posted 8/10/14

Nelsonwelson wrote:

Just want to mention another VR thingy that popped up recently.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/controlvr/control-vr-motion-capture-for-vr-animation-and-mor

Sorry to bring up a Kickstarter page, >_< but I just get the feeling that not very many people know about this yet.

Teh futre eez a ting dat weel happun sumday. Maybe when 100% VR is an actual thing we'll be known as the old people who played video games ever since they went mainstream.



Omg that's awesome! Ty for the link :-)... This just makes me even more excited.

@ I want to be a bird toooo
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Posted 8/10/14 , edited 8/10/14
Virtual Reality would be one step closer to the existence of a waifu. :3
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Posted 8/10/14

trueshinobi01 wrote:

Virtual Reality would be one step closer to the existence of a waifu. :3


Wut?

Do you mean in said game? Or is the actual piece of technology the waifu?
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Posted 12/20/14
Here is one of the prerequisite technologies at it's infancy in action... http://bionicly.com/double-amputee-operates-prosthetic-limbs-just-thinking/

The more we can build off of this the closer to reality VR will become. Technology typically advances at an exponential rate so it may be here sooner than we expect.
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