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Neumatic

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Re: The VR Thread
« on: December 07, 2016, 04:08:02 pm »
I was out Christmas shopping today and came across the newly-opened Microsoft Store... looks pretty interesting, but right out there up front was their VR and I got a chance to try it.  A Hive Rift, with the controllers, the camera, the X-Box...

Oh man.  I think I mentioned that my big dream is to be in a movie.  Not be an actor, not be on set, be IN a movie.  And this was kind of that.  The fact that there was some screen-door effect probably helped in that regard, you do feel more like you're surrounded by a spherical screen rather than in an entirely different world (and it is weird that you can't see your own body), but I totally was just inside a cartoon.  It was a simple snowball fight and I swear I could feel it when they hit me with snowballs, even though there weren't any sensors.  The time cycle was also sped up, so while I started off at morning, soon it was night.  I could look up overhead and see the stars and a full moon and a few clouds pass by.  That was neat.

It'll be interesting to see what happens when we get force-feedback and find ways for us to touch with our hands rather than with wands, and for the visual resolution to pick up a little (slight issue: I can't squint.  I mean, I can squint, but it doesn't help me see any better in the distance, which I tried to do a few times).  But I can see this becoming VERY addictive.

 

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