The Future Is Now.

Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by 333HE, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. 333HE

    333HE HERSHEY'S GONNA EAT JOO.

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    Head Mounted Displays. Before now, they've been way too expensive and really crappy. I am absolutely STOKED about this one:
    http://www.headplay.com/
    It's like .hack! Only it's real!!! :rock 
    If anyone's heard good things about this one, lemee know. I want one. :D 
     
  2. Gigatron_2005

    Gigatron_2005 President of Calendars

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    If that works how I hope it works, Metroid Prime 3 would be amazing on that.
     
  3. CdnShockwave

    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

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    I don't know... was browsing their website and it seemed more flashy animation than actual product information.
     
  4. Gen. Magnus

    Gen. Magnus Everything is Awesome

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    The discussion board said it is NOT compatible with the xbox 360. I'm left wondering what consoles it would be compatible with.
     
  5. 333HE

    333HE HERSHEY'S GONNA EAT JOO.

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    From what I've heard, they're going to release an extra 3D card that enables support . Don't know when, though.
     
  6. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    I can't see this being any good without games being specifically written to use it.
     
  7. Savanna

    Savanna Want to Touch my Wankel?

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    I would like my eyes not to hurt after 10 minutes. Even that cardboard box from Metal Gear Acid 2 is a eye killer.
     
  8. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    Interesting to see this being developed, but I am not going to rush out and buy one.
    Metroid would look sweet on such a device, but you would still have to aim at the sensor bar -which you could no longer see.
     
  9. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    It doesn't look like this has stereoscopic (3-D) capabilities or any kind of head-tracking. It's just a monitor that you strap to your face.
     
  10. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    It claims to do 3D. Stunningly, no less.
     
  11. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    Oops! Missed a line.
    That one line is sorta vague about what it does. Checking some of the major stereoscopy boards, it appears that it does indeed do real 3-D. They need to have a more comprehensive list of features. Stereoscopy should be a much more prominent feature on the list as well.

    In any case, the hardware you want to get 3D out of would need to support it, and that doesn't include most game consoles. The best use for gaming would be on an PC with an nVidia card and stereo drivers.
     
  12. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    I don't see what makes this one any better than the other failures that came before it, and at $500, I don't see this as being anything less than expensive.

    The only way I could see something like this taking off is if consoles had this tech built in, and/or the visor was sold along with/alongside the console as an official product. Ever since the Virtual Boy, I've been waiting for some good 3D. I can't understand why nobody has implemented it yet.
     
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  13. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    I wanna watch my Virtual Jenna DVD on that.
     
  14. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    I don't know.

    I bought an LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) TV as my first HDTV and took it back to the store. Still images were beautiful, but the image broke up horribly when there was a lot of movement and produced a ton of artifacts.

    The white balance was incredibly bad, too. If there was a white car on the screen it looked like a "Heavenmobile" because it was brillaint white and had an aura around it.
     
  15. Mike

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    the only thing this would be mildly amusing with would be the Wii, because of its movement controller. And even then, most games you would have to face one direction to play because of the sensor bar.

    but yeah, games like Metroid Prime 3, or the racing games on the Wii would be really fun
     
  16. Greenshadow0

    Greenshadow0 Well-Known Member

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    Very interesting.

    I hope this won't be anything like a Virtual Boy 2.0 or the sort which hurts your eyes. :eek: 
     
  17. DevilzFan

    DevilzFan CobraIsland.com Veteran

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    Virtual Boy reborn.

    *edit* need to read all the posts before commenting
     
  18. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Too bad nVidia stereo drivers are several versions behind and buggy as hell. :mad 
     
  19. My03Tundra

    My03Tundra LOVES TO EDIT POSTS!!

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    3D only works for those with depth perception. I have limited depth perception, so as cool as those goggles are they would be useless for me.
     
  20. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    hell yes.
     

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