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Augmented reality puts players into video game action
ctvnews.ca ^ | Saturday, June 14, 2014 10:50AM EDT

Posted on 06/15/2014 3:17:43 PM PDT by BenLurkin

A street luge rider races down a winding mountain road, zips under a truck and through a curve and into the path of an oncoming car.

The vulnerable rider whips his upper body to one side in a futile bid to evade impact.

The world goes red, then he harmlessly passes through the auto in a video game that made play visceral using Sony "Morpheus" virtual reality headgear paired with a PlayStation 4 console.

Moments earlier, the player was a knight wielding swords and maces outside a castle, before a dragon swooped down and ate him.

Putting players into game worlds using new technology such as Morpheus or Oculus headgear was a featured trend at the major E3 video game gathering that wrapped here on Thursday.

"Who doesn't want to be a knight slashing in armor and firing a cross bow?" Sony Computer Entertainment chief Andrew House asked while happily recounting his first time in the Morpheus demo taking place behind closed doors at the show

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Still waiting for a game where the player can travel to imaginary worlds and interact with interesting characters -- without having to kill them.
1 posted on 06/15/2014 3:17:43 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Skyrim. If you choose to.


2 posted on 06/15/2014 3:19:25 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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"Still waiting for a game where the player can travel to imaginary worlds and interact with interesting characters -- without having to kill them."

What would be the fun in that?

3 posted on 06/15/2014 3:19:38 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I’ll look into it. Thanks!


4 posted on 06/15/2014 3:20:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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Clarification. You can interact with dozens and dozens of people for uncounted hours without violence. BUT if you want to ‘win’ the game per se, there is much killing to be done.


5 posted on 06/15/2014 3:22:09 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: BenLurkin

It can be done.

http://kotaku.com/5952018/after-twelve-days-wow-player-hits-level-90-without-killing-anything


6 posted on 06/15/2014 3:35:49 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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7 posted on 06/15/2014 6:33:05 PM PDT by Dark Knight
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