Table Zombies Is One AR Game We Wish Was On Google Glass
A new game by SRG United Solutions called Table Zombies places you inside a helicopter and turns your table into a zombie battlefield. This augmented realty game uses a PDF marker and a mobile device to create the perfect zombie apocalypse gaming experience. 
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The objective of Table Zombies is to shoot the zombies below before they reach your survivor base. You do this by aiming your crossfire at the zombies and hover to shoot.
Augmented reality games using a mobile or tablet can be incredibly immersive but holding an iPad for a prolonged period of time can get incredibly tiring. So we couldn’t help but think how amazing this game would be on Google Glass. 
Glass and other smart glasses like them (like Vuzix’s M100) removes a major barrier for AR. By moving the screen from something we need to hold in our hand to something that is readily available in our field of view hands-free, an AR experience becomes more natural and enjoyable. Or in the case of Table Zombies, we expect can also extend game play. 
Right now a demo of the game is on the Google Play store but the team are raising funds on Kickstarter to complete game development to bring the full version to the masses. The developers have not mentioned a Glass version but we hope they see this so that they can consider putting in on their roadmap.

Table Zombies Is One AR Game We Wish Was On Google Glass

A new game by SRG United Solutions called Table Zombies places you inside a helicopter and turns your table into a zombie battlefield. This augmented realty game uses a PDF marker and a mobile device to create the perfect zombie apocalypse gaming experience. 

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Xtreme Reality VR Headset Will Blow Your Mind

Virtual reality is back in a big way.

We first started to see this Lawnmower Man technology revive itself in Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset that just raised $75M dollars. Canadian-based Sulon Technologies is also bringing VR back to life with their head-mounted gaming console Xtreme Reality. And the demo looks pretty slick.

Xtreme Reality wants to blur the lines between Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality to create what they call a Mixed Reality. Instead of me telling you about it just watch the video - it’ll blow your mind (especially if you are a gamer).

Sulon Techonlogies just took home the Best Advanced Technology award at the Wearable Tech Expo in LA this month. 

The Zombies Are Coming: Sphero + AR Will Change the Way You Play

Robots are slowing making their way into our home. We are still yet to see the Jetson’s Rosie the Robot but things like Roomba, the vacuum robot and Scooba, the mop robot, have become quite common for many people.

Outside of cleaning, another area robots are seeing success are in toys and games. Zoomer, the robotic pup and Furby are great examples of these. 

Sphero is not just a toy, its a robotic gaming system powered by iOS and Android. Sphero’s mission is to change the way you play. 

Sphero 2.0 is a robotic ball that rolls at speeds of up to 7 feet per second and pairs to your device via Bluetooth with a range of up to 100 feet. Powered by induction charging and an internal smart robot, Sphero 2.0 also glows in millions of colors and is pet proof, and waterproof. 

The main difference between the original Sphero and the 2.0 version is the distance it can roll and the range of Bluetooth connectivity as the original could only roll 3 feet with a range of over 50 feet for Bluetooth.

The ball itself is awesome but the best thing about Sphero are the games that it has to play. Many of them use augmented reality. Take for example Sphero’s The Rolling Dead where you use your ball to defeat Zombies that you can see crawling around your floor though your smartphone. There are about 30 games available for Sphero so far. 

The 2.0 is retailing at $129.99 and comes with a “nubby” cover for free. 

AR Will Change the Game - Literally

Video of a TOTAL augmented reality gaming console Total AR which illustrates the power of AR - like the full power of AR. 

AR has been around for a while but it really is wearable devices like this that are going to help merge the physical with the virtual in a way that will disrupt our lives completely.

UMMM why would you watch Independence Day anyway else?

Watch the entire thing! And drool……..

awesome post taken from futurescope:

The FUTURE of TOTAL Augmented Gaming

"Crazy German" shows the first Prototype of a TOTAL augmented reality gaming console. Find us on http://www.total-ar.comand follow us on facebook or twitter @TOTALaugmented

Music by Dope Stars Inc

And “Yes” I am buidling an Oculus Rift version of the Prototype

[via Accelerating Technology & Future Tech]

Remember Paperboy = Its Back, But Oculus Style

I used to love this game! This re-imagination with Oculus is pretty amazing.

via: prostheticknowledge

PaperDude VR

Take old videogame ‘Paperboy, add Oculus Rift VR headset, a Kinect and a bicycle for an immersive retro experience - video embedded below:

PaperDude VR is built in Unity with 3D assets created in 3D studio and textured in Photoshop. The KickR sensor detects the speed of the bike and has the ability to provide programatically controlled resistance. The KickR communicates speed and cadence through bluetooth to a nearby iPad which updates our app over OSC.

The Oculus Rift VR headset lets you look around your scene in a full 360 degrees and allows you to focus your newspaper aim. The Kinect controller tracks the positions of your hands and arms, and detects the paper-throwing gesture.

Created by Globacore, more can be found at their website here

Give Your Old Tech Parts to the Dark Side
A little Sunday Morning fun. Great use of old parts. Especially loving theGameboy and Super Nintendo game cartridge use. 

Give Your Old Tech Parts to the Dark Side

A little Sunday Morning fun. Great use of old parts. Especially loving theGameboy and Super Nintendo game cartridge use. 

ZeptoLab says it will spend around $1 million launching “Cut the Rope: Time Travel. By contrast, the company spent almost nothing to promote the first “Cut the Rope” game when it was released in 2010. It gave the title to a third-party publisher to distribute, then sat and waited. Now, “it’s amazing what it takes to launch a new game,” said Misha Lyalin, chief executive of U.K.-based ZeptoLab.

Mario AR card eShop point cards

Well, this is the best idea. Nintendo’s new eShop point cards are also AR cards, with new Mario, Goomba, and Peach 3D models for you to pose in your 3DS photos. There’s a new photo app, Photo Together Super Mario, that lets you pose these in different ways, with effects. There is also a ¥1000 Koopa, ¥2000 Luigi, and ¥3000 Bowser card to collect.

What a clever way to get people interested in checking out the eShop. Japan seems very strongly retail-oriented, so point cards are probably the best way to get people to buy stuff online.

This came out of a mini Nintendo Direct overnight (surprise!) all about eShop stuff. Other than this, though, it covered Dillon’s Rolling Western 2 and Freakyforms Deluxe, nbd.

BUY Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL consoles, upcoming games

via tinycartridge

CNET Breaks Down the 17 Most Anticipated Gadgets of 2013

I am a big sucker for lists. And this is a great one! The list includes:

  1. Samsung Galaxy S4
  2. The next iPhone
  3. Sony Playstation 4
  4. The next Xbox
  5. iPad Mini 2 with retina
  6. Lenova Yoga 11S
  7. LG 55EM9700 TV
  8. Panasonic ZT60 plasma TV
  9. Wikipad
  10. Razer Edge
  11. Fujifilm X100s Camera
  12. Ouya
  13. HTC One
  14. Nvidia Project Shield
  15. BlackBerry Q10
  16. Apple iWatch
  17. Google Glass

I have bolded the ones that I am most looking forward to.

But I would add for me personally the Brainwave sensing headband, Muse, FormLabs 3D Printer and the virtual reality headest, Oculus Rift to my list of anticipated gadgets (yes - some of these may not make a 2013 shipping date so adding them may not be totally fair).

Start saving your penny’s Future Geeks. Tons of new toys for us to play with later this year.

via cnet: The 17 most-anticipated gadgets of 2013

MakerBot & Ouya have partnered up to allow Ouya gamers to 3D print their own game consoles as part of a celebration of the launch of this Kickstarter gaming system.
The original OUYA enclosure files (lid, case and a spring-load button) are all available on Thingiverse.
The move to make the hardware as open as the software reaffirms the sole mission of OUYA as an open gaming system.

MakerBot & Ouya have partnered up to allow Ouya gamers to 3D print their own game consoles as part of a celebration of the launch of this Kickstarter gaming system.

The original OUYA enclosure files (lid, case and a spring-load button) are all available on Thingiverse.

The move to make the hardware as open as the software reaffirms the sole mission of OUYA as an open gaming system.

Blast from the Past! Happy Sunday Screen Geeks!
Via 8bitfuture:

1987 Knitting machine for NES.
The peripheral was shown at the very first CES in 1987, but never made it to market.

Blast from the Past! Happy Sunday Screen Geeks!

Via 8bitfuture:

1987 Knitting machine for NES.

The peripheral was shown at the very first CES in 1987, but never made it to market.

(via seattle-gadgets-deactivated2013)