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Post Reply Are you excited about the possibilites of AR and VR?
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As someone with an intrest in anime and AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) I am very excited about the anime-related possibilities that opens up with this technology. Like with VR, you could be inside a movie theater and watch youtube videos, which means watching anime on the big screen! And with AR, it's probably possible to display a fictional character right in front of your eyes! I don't know about you guys, but I have a feeling these new technologies will affect my anime-watching experience in a good way! What are your opinions/ideas on the matter?
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Tbh im fine with watching anime on my phone xD. But AR sounds pretty cool.
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Thanks for explaining that.It'll be interesting to see how this works out.
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Im gonna make fucking bank on releasing Waifu Cuddling simulator 2016 cashing on lonely weaboos.
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Posted 6/28/15
Absolutely.

The big push right now seems to be for games but I'm not sure that the VR game experience will be better than a traditional one for most genres. I do, however, think that interactive and immersive experiences that lay perhaps outside the definition of traditional games will be amazing with the coming VR tech. I'm really looking forward to see what comes out of the next few years.
Posted 6/28/15 , edited 6/28/15
Tough to say. I wrote a final paper for a course last year on VR, more specifically Oculus Rift, and I used anime a bit in it. I talked about Sword Art Online, the Nerve Gear, how something like that is possible now with VR. I also used Sword Art Online as the "dangers" of it, making a point between being trapped in the game and trapped in VR, like a lot of people plan to be if it becomes as commerically available as they say it will.

I got a A+ on the paper btw. How idk but I did. But I'm still unsure of what VR can do and if it'll be a good thing or just another tech advance that sets society back.
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Posted 6/28/15
Would be interesting to wander around places such as:





It would also be neat to be able to experiment with things such as flying without vehicles and not losing breath underwater. The environment and our own figures could be given trippy aesthetics.
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Posted 6/28/15

AiYumega wrote:

Tough to say. I wrote a final paper for a course last year on VR, more specifically Oculus Rift, and I used anime a bit in it. I talked about Sword Art Online, the Nerve Gear, how something like that is possible now with VR. I also used Sword Art Online as the "dangers" of it, making a point between being trapped in the game and trapped in VR, like a lot of people plan to be if it becomes as commerically available as they say it will.


I remember going to a VR Expo in the 90's--which was a fancy term for a lot of interactive arcade exhibits, like greenscreen-soccer, or a Robocop sim-ride, or a racing simulator that let you imagine NASCAR driving while your vehicle was actually getting the G-forces of being spun around in an amusement-park whirler--and wearing one of those big Black Manta helmets we all used to picture when we heard "VR".

This was still back in the pre-PS2 polygon days, so the "Explore the maze and shoot your enemy" took some getting used to, but since I was already addicted to playing Doom II on my desktop, didn't need too much training to catch on.
That said, I miss the old Aladdin VR game at DisneyQuest. Went back there last year, and the place has really gone to pieces.
Posted 6/28/15

Ejanss wrote:

I remember going to a VR Expo in the 90's--which was a fancy term for a lot of interactive arcade exhibits, like greenscreen-soccer, or a Robocop sim-ride, or a racing simulator that let you imagine NASCAR driving while your vehicle was actually getting the G-forces of being spun around in an amusement-park whirler--and wearing one of those big Black Manta helmets we all used to picture when we heard "VR".

This was still back in the pre-PS2 polygon days, so the "Explore the maze and shoot your enemy" took some getting used to, but since I was already addicted to playing Doom II on my desktop, didn't need too much training to catch on.
That said, I miss the old Aladdin VR game at DisneyQuest. Went back there last year, and the place has really gone to pieces.


Those were even more fun. Arcade games were fun, it's sad they're a dead medium.

Posted 6/28/15
I really need to try it for myself before I give an opinion on it because I have bad eyesight. But I see one of two things happening.

Either

A) It doesn't work for me, and i'll be excited about it for other people, but not too interested in it overall.

B) It will work for me, in which case, it will be the advance i've always hoped for. There are actually some "everyday" applications I hope to use VR and AR for depending on how it works. For example, if it works well enough on glasses type interfaces (like something kind of like Google glass), then I would love to use it to blow up sheet music right in front of my face to a size that I could actually read it.

I'm also excited for its prospects in gaming and anime as well - but I don't know too much about how it works to get overly interested in that aspect at the moment.
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Not really... not a tech enthusiast.
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Not really, mouse look is fine by me.
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Posted 6/28/15
I'm totally down with augmented reality. Virtual reality sounds fun, though, except it's way expensive, and I don't have enough space in my apartment for it.
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I can't wait to instal adblock on my glasses and see tons of puppies and kittens instead of billboards when I take a walk downtown.

As for VR, that's on my to check out in 10-20 years list, by then the cheapest stuff will be better than what's coming out now and I don't feel like some crummy beta tester who paid a small fortune for scrap.
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Posted 6/28/15
I really like the idea of AR tech myself. Just think of having a GPS mapping on your glasses or on a pair or them. This would mean you wouldn't need to look at your GPS by taking your eyes off the road Or wait for it to tell you to turn.

As you would have an easy to see line to follow (and also not blocking your vision of course) you would know if your about to turn off a bridge of not...

And......I guess....."adult" stuff...
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