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    Immersive gaming


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    Hey, what are you doing here?

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    Originally Posted by LASooner View Post
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    LA you nothin, a tease. Is there no info you can share?

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    I was just pointing out that I still read this forum, I just won't be commenting on anything. Passing along a cool video I saw today.
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    It does seem pretty cool. I don't know how practical it is though.

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    Neat concept but would have to have more equipment than just a tv to do that...

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    Xbox Illumiroom: http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/01/...-room-a-screen

    looks like it will use the projector on the new kinect

    During Samsung’s keynote at CES today, Microsoft unveiled IllumiRoom, a new technology that turns the entire room around your TV into an extension of the screen. As explained on Microsoft’s official site, IllumiRoom uses Kinect and a projector “to blur the lines between on-screen content and the environment we live in allowing us to combine our virtual and physical worlds.”
    Microsoft explains that IllumiRoom “augments the area surrounding a television screen with projected visualizations to enhance the traditional living room entertainment experience” and “can change the appearance of the room, induce apparent motion, extend the field of view, and enable entirely new game experiences." Kinect captures the geometry of a room and adapts projected visuals “in real-time without any need to custom pre-process the graphics.”


    In a video demo shown off during Samsung’s keynote, Microsoft showed off several different applications of the technology, noting that the footage was “captured live and is not the result of any special effects added in post production.”
    IllumiRoom appears to be the realization of the immersive display experience Microsoft patented last year, which aimed to make gaming “more realistic” and eliminating “out of context images” that sit next to your TV.
    Whether or not IllumiRoom will tie-in with next Xbox or the next generation of Kinect remains to be seen, but Microsoft says more details will be revealed at the ACM SIGCHI Conference in Paris in April.

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    It's an extension of the ambient light stuff TV manufacturers were trying push a few years back. Hope they have some demos of it at E3 this year

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    Originally Posted by LASooner View Post
    It's an extension of the ambient light stuff TV manufacturers were trying push a few years back. Hope they have some demos of it at E3 this year
    I have a friend with a Phillips TV with ambient lighting. It's cool for about 60 seconds.
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    It seems like it could be distracting and even cause some motion sickness for FPS games. could be fun for dance central though.

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    Originally Posted by SoonerBeerSnob View Post
    It seems like it could be distracting and even cause some motion sickness for FPS games. could be fun for dance central though.
    Would be awesome for multiplayer for figuring out where enemy fire is coming from.

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    I still think I'd like to see the Occulous Rift take off, but that warping effect is pretty cool, and this does allow others in the room to experience it without headgear.

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    I am irrationally excited about this.

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    i have decided i need this for Splinter Cell: Blacklist.

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    The question is, will you feel immersed if during your battle to save humanity, you're fighting on an alien planet, along side your ugly ottoman?

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    I love the snow effects. It'd probably be more useful for racing games or other games that want to convey speed.

    I'm sure Q?Entertainment could come up with some awesome application of this tech. Not sure if they're even still a company.

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