Will Microsoft's IllumiRoom Change Gaming?

IGN takes a look at the sensory insanity of the potential next-gen technology.

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PopRocks3592050d ago

A glorified HD projector? I'm not really sure what it's supposed to do exactly. It seems more like a distraction than anything else. Wouldn't it be more practical to simply invest in an actual HD projector and a wall-sized screen?

shivvy242049d ago

it wont change gaming but i really think its a pretty cool idea

t0mmyb0y2049d ago

Watch what it does first?

PopRocks3592049d ago


I've seen what it does. It expands your screen to the entire wall. I'm not sure how that's supposed to work properly without a proper screen around it. It just doesn't look right to me.

ThatCanadianGuy5142050d ago

More smoke and mirrors from microsoft.How do they get away with this nonsense? PS3, till this day, gets flak over that KZ2 trailer and yet for years now, i've watched Microsoft blatantly lie and straight up FAKE 'live gameplay' of multiple games.

Most notably, the star wars kinect game where the actor was playing catch-up with the animations.

Will this even come to fruition? Remember the ridiculous hype about Milo and kate? The gospel of how it would change everything forever? Here is your answer.

Cueil2049d ago

Microsoft R&D doesn't produce smoke and mirrors they make real hard concept hardware and software... what people do with it isn't their fault

Minato-Namikaze2049d ago

Then why hasn't MS themselves got it to do what they showed it could?

Cueil2049d ago

look here dead hokage they have gotten it to do those things... there are limitations on the 360 hardware but the Kinect can do all the things conceptually shown on a PC. Just look at all the Kinect hacks around as well as some the stuff people have put out after MS released the drivers and official kit for PC. E&D is always making cool stuff... just do a little search and you'll find all kinds of interesting things they've created... many of those things are being used by the military and thus wont reach consumers for some time.

ThatCanadianGuy5142049d ago

MS doesn't make anything.They buy the companies who make the tech and attach their logo to it.

TheLyonKing2050d ago (Edited 2050d ago )

Its cool but it really is a gimmick. My tv is in the corner with the window next to it and I am not going to move my t.v to place a projector on my (may I add) non existant coffee table.

Watching it makes the game seem more dynamic but at this stage it is unfeasable and I would also like to add this isn't just for microsoft.

southernbanana2049d ago

Well people said motion controls were a dumb idea before the wii. People said they wouldn't move their coffee table before Kinect. Both of those turned out to be very successful regardless if they offered the types of games the hard core enjoy. I think we should all wait and see before judging this device. I don't even know if it has been a confirmed thing or not. The last I read it wasn't known to be anything more than another Microsoft research project.

TheLyonKing2049d ago

Dontt really fancy buying a coffee table though.

southernbanana2049d ago

@ TheLion King
Yeah a lot of people have no need for one. :-)

ALLWRONG2050d ago

Coming to the a PC, PS4, MAC, Wii U, and next Xbox near you :)

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