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New Virtual Reality Game Turns an Office Into a Robot-Infested Fight for Survival

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posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 11:44 AM
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Magic Leap, the secretive company leading Google’s charge into “augmented reality,” has released video footage showing a gamer blasting away at robot invaders as they crash through the walls and drop from the ceiling of an ordinary-looking office space.

This has to be one of the coolest things I've ever watched. The level of immersion is staggering and easily earns the title of true next-gen gaming in my book


It was revealed last year that Google was leading a $542 million funding round for Magic Leap, which has yet to announce any kind of commercial product. However, the footage appears similar to the experience of using Microsoft’s new HoloLens, an augmented reality headset that company unexpectedly unveiled in January.

I'm glad each company is developing their own version. For an emerging market, a little healthy competition usually ends up creating a better product. Right now we have Microsoft, Sony, Intel, Google and Valve contributing to the scene, as well as a few smaller companies who's pockets aren't as deep.

Part of me wants the future to hurry up and get here, while another part of me clings to the past. This looks amazing for the gaming world, but I'm not sure how I feel about integrating this into my daily routine. To me, it may make some things easier that weren't really that hard to begin with.

And for anybody who thinks this is CGI or an artist's impression, Magic leap staff have validated the video's authenticity and actually do play this game in their office.

I've got the wrong job.

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posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 11:48 AM
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now mom dont have to worry about lamps being broken in the living room due to the kids playing baseball and skateboarding in the house, now they get to deal with them diving over tables and such destroying robots. On the bright side at least mom wont have to hear all that obnoxious music and gun noises as obviously the kid would be wearing headphones. Im all for it, GAME THE EF ON!!!



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 11:51 AM
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*tear* That was soo beautiful.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 11:57 AM
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i am so ready for this.

skyrim will never be the same.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 11:59 AM
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a reply to: eisegesis

You just know someone is going to ruin it by making augmented reality games for your car ride.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 12:01 PM
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Almost immediately, this will be used for Porn.

And I am okay with this. Where's my Mark Wahlberg Seduction Simulator?



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 12:02 PM
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I'm waiting on the inevitable D&D-type hysteria to emerge, with overpaid douchenozzles warning us of kids killing mallwalkers for epics.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 12:03 PM
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The possibilities for realistic tactical training are endless.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 12:04 PM
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originally posted by: Grimpachi
a reply to: eisegesis

You just know someone is going to ruin it by making augmented reality games for your car ride.

I can see it now...

"Driving Miss Daisy - The Experience"



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 12:08 PM
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a reply to: eisegesis

That game would make me intentionally drive off a cliff.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 12:18 PM
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a reply to: eisegesis

I can not wait... I simply can not wait, this has been my gamer's wet dream since I was 5 years old...




posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 12:19 PM
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originally posted by: ScientificRailgun
Almost immediately, this will be used for Porn.

And I am okay with this. Where's my Mark Wahlberg Seduction Simulator?


IDK but I can offer you a sweet deal on this Antonio Banderes love doll





posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 12:22 PM
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a reply to: Brotherman

Or, OR. They could make "The Firefly Experience"

And I could fly around with Nathan Fillion in space. And I would be Inara. And... and..

I'll be in my bunk.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 12:34 PM
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a reply to: ScientificRailgun

Annnd you just broke my brain. This needs to happen for reasons.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 12:37 PM
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a reply to: ScientificRailgun

do you think there will be spectator mode



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 12:42 PM
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originally posted by: Ironhawke
I'm waiting on the inevitable D&D-type hysteria to emerge, with overpaid douchenozzles warning us of kids killing mallwalkers for epics.


Ok I will say it. At what point do we stop distinguishing between reality and non and how good is it to be raised on this stuff.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 12:48 PM
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a reply to: Brotherman

I would lock the session into single player.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 12:49 PM
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a reply to: Char-Lee

As long as parents teach their children that movies, tv and video games are fantasy, there should be no issue. I personally view these mediums, especially video games, as a positive way to vent negative emotions. I do stuff in games I would NEVER do in real life.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 12:55 PM
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a reply to: Char-Lee

What if we are already playing some 3d game.... Then we would be playing a game within a game..... Wait.... What if the first simulation is just a simulation inside a simulation already..... And we just simulate a simulation of a simulation.... Zomg... Fractal rabbit holes are fun...


Side not... What a great band name. Fractal rabbit holes. Lol



On topic tho... The entire video was a cg example and not actual footage, I'm gonna reserve judgement til I see actual footage.. You shouldn't be able to pickup the gun like I that without some sort of marker in your hand or something. It was way to smooth just to be tracking the hand. Depth perception and tourqe side to side wouldn't work without some sort of marker. Wether it be a grip or bracelet or ring maybe even there's gotta be something for it to be so smooth.



posted on Mar, 20 2015 @ 12:55 PM
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a reply to: Autorico

Agreed. It's important to teach young ones that things like this are fantasy. When I was young my parents and a bunch of my friends would play D&D all the time. I never went around casting spells in real life or cutting people with swords.

Advances in technology such as this are inevitable, and as the line between The Real and The Wired becomes less defined, it becomes even more important to properly raise your children to be able to distinguish between the two.



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