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. 

Monday Want! 3D Printed Pip-Boy 3000

Fallout 3 gamers are going to go crazy over this! We found this 3D printable Pip-Boy 3000 on sharing site Thingiverse today. If you are into this game (or even if you aren’t cuz it’s so freakin’ cool) you are going to want to head on over and grab the files to use with your 3D printer.

The cuff can hold a paper screen or better yet your smartphone to bring it to life.

For those of your not familiar with Fallout, this device is a Personal Information Processor (PIP) made by RobCo Industries and acts as the players display showing the wearer’s stats, area maps, inventory and the like.

Source: Thingiverse

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. 

Happy Sunday (and Father’s Day) Future Geeks!
This GIF reminded me of fond days playing Dragon Warrior (yes I know that is not a Sony Playstation game) with my Dad into the wee hours of the night. So I am posting this in honor of him on Dad’s day. Thanks Dad!

Happy Sunday (and Father’s Day) Future Geeks!

This GIF reminded me of fond days playing Dragon Warrior (yes I know that is not a Sony Playstation game) with my Dad into the wee hours of the night. So I am posting this in honor of him on Dad’s day. Thanks Dad!

(via seattle-gadgets-deactivated2013)

A Year OF GAMING - Gaming Themed Polish Calendar

The Geek in me is gushing over this Gaming Themed Calendar! Awesome graphics and uber-nostalgic. 

otlgaming:

A YEAR OF GAMING (2014)

Kacper Chlebowicz of Warsaw, Poland has designed a gaming-themed calendar for 2014 that covers decades of gaming. For each month he highlights a particular franchise or gaming device and accompanies it with a quick fact for you to enjoy (if you can read Polish).

Maybe it’s because of the cherished memories I have of using/playing all these devices and franchises, but I think this is way cooler than the 2013 Club Nintendo Calendar

(via swas)

Microsoft’s Illusion Room Makes Your Room Part of the TV

According to Microsoft “IllumiRoom is a proof-of-concept system from Microsoft Research. It augments the area surrounding a television screen with projected visualizations to enhance the traditional living room entertainment experience.”

It uses Kinect for Windows and a projector. 

It’s pretty neat but I think we can take it a lot further already with the technology that is out there.

via mattlehrer

Happy Saturday Future Geeks!
I knew this post would be a hit when I saw it. The combination of the cat (being the most beloved creature of the internet) and retro gaming consoles! Hello! Is there any other better way to start your weekend?
via tinycartridge:
Cat and consoles by Kyle Fewell
One of many wonderful pieces appearing at Attract Mode’s Comics Vs. Games 2 event at The Toronto Comic Arts Festival running from May 11 to 12.
If this cat and his game systems look familiar, we featured them about a year ago with another Kyle Fewell illustration!

Happy Saturday Future Geeks!

I knew this post would be a hit when I saw it. The combination of the cat (being the most beloved creature of the internet) and retro gaming consoles! Hello! Is there any other better way to start your weekend?

via tinycartridge:

Cat and consoles by Kyle Fewell

One of many wonderful pieces appearing at Attract Mode’s Comics Vs. Games 2 event at The Toronto Comic Arts Festival running from May 11 to 12.

If this cat and his game systems look familiar, we featured them about a year ago with another Kyle Fewell illustration!

Ouyabot, an alternative 3D-printable Ouya case
Ouya allows owners to use Makerbot, a 3d Printer, to make their own external cases for this open source gaming system. 
This “Ouyabot” is available as an option in Thingiverse.
via pxl8blog

Ouyabot, an alternative 3D-printable Ouya case

Ouya allows owners to use Makerbot, a 3d Printer, to make their own external cases for this open source gaming system. 

This “Ouyabot” is available as an option in Thingiverse.

via pxl8blog

Woven: First Complete e-Wearable Platform

Watches and glasses aren’t the only wearable items we may be using in the near future. Our clothing itself could be connected with the ability to play games, turn on our TV, track our health and more. 

Woven is the first complete e-wearable pervasive game platform prototype.

Woven is a graduate project of two Master students at the School of the Arts Utrecht (HKU) in the Netherlands: Patrick Kersten, an Interaction Designer, and Christiaan Ribbens, a Game Designer.

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The project, which ends in August, will result in an e-wearable platform with one pervasive game (games that involve the physical world not just digital0 and other smaller prototypes (games and sports apps). 

Spooky, the pervasive game in development, lets the player experience the hidden dark and funny world of ghosts, spirits and phantoms.

Video: SPOOKY - Pervasive Game for Woven, a complete e-wearable platform from Christiaan Ribbens on Vimeo.

Video: Woven - E-wearable (Game) Platform from Christiaan Ribbens on Vimeo.

Images and Video from Wearable Games

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