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MONG Podcast Episode 25 - Will Virtual Reality Become Mainstream?

This week the team talked about Pikachu appearing at the World Cup, the Xbox One launching in 26 new countries, new apps coming to the PS Vita, Microsoft’s ID@Xbox program, Titanfall, and the next Assassin’s Creed Rumors. They also discussed virtual reality and its possible impacts on the market and whether it will become mainstream. (3DS, Game Developers Conference, Oculus Rift, Project Morpheus, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Tech, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

urwifeminder  +   311d ago
Ha have a great gaming session remove your head phones and VR and realise someone stole your furniture so immersed, I will wait with this one at present it all seems to gimmick like when it is really refined I will take a look.
dcj0524  +   310d ago
Nah, use it like any other headset. Have your girlfriend or friend or who ever lives with you to look out.
S2Killinit  +   311d ago
I think VR is the future of not only gaming but also movies. The level of immersion simply cannotbe duplicated on your tv screen. VR has to be experienced to be understood, words wont do it justice.
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RPG_Lover  +   311d ago
Nope, not at the prices rumored. 250-350 dollars not including console, not including any software, is not a mainstream price.
dcj0524  +   310d ago
Silly, your thinking short term. Everything goes down in price, which is when the mainstream may accept. This happened with cell phones, TV, Consoles ect...
RPG_Lover  +   310d ago
Your not thinking any term. Even if it goes down in price years later, what software is there? really?
Menech  +   310d ago

You realise first & foremost that Rift & Sony's VR solution are just lenses strapped to an LCD panel right?

Think is the problem people cannot get their heads around with this dumb software/development argument.

You don't actually need to do any development to allow Rift/Morpheus to work, the solution is already in the hardware. The only additional development required comes from needed to allow the head motion tracking to work. Something that isn't all that hard to do.

Any decent VR solution doesn't require the developers do much work at all to support it. Look at Rift, it works with most PC games & even when it doesn't the community can create a patch for it within weeks.
annus  +   310d ago

That's... not quite how it works, while it 'could' work it would feel different and wouldn't be nearly as good.

While it doesn't require many major changes (provided it was built sufficiently the first time), they still need to change the way the game is rendered. Since it uses stereotropic 3D to feel depth it requires the code to be changed to have dual cameras for rendering.

Then there is also the fact that due to the peripheral vision of human eye, the GUI has to be changed so that it is easier to see.

Then you also have the fact that you 'usually' want the 'head' of the character to be moveable (like in Day Z), compared to rotating the whole body around when you look (like in most FPS games).

So while the whole game doesn't have to be redone, there are still some significant changes that are needed, it isn't really just 'plug and play' and map the head tracking to the camera.
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Ck1x  +   310d ago
No more than 3d became mainstream! It will be an added immersion used in gaming, but the major gaming public won't choose it over the traditional ways to play...
BX81  +   310d ago
I agree.
kingPoS  +   310d ago
I'd want Morpheus for movies & TV shows at the least. Your own portable theater, who wouldn't want that!

Gateway MT6706 2008
webeblazing  +   310d ago
i truthfully doubt it. vr is great but i think a realistic and seamless social experience will make gaming more mainstream. im not look at no hour video right now.

vr has what i takes but like people said its bulky. people besides gamers isnt going to want to put it on. people that really wasnt into gaming will get more into it.

bout vr will come mainstream in the applications. how we use this tech. its so many applications to use this tool in the right hands. the more precise the more we can use it.

back ontio with gaming it could work but its not happening for anybody's that doing for a log time. tech have to get more powerful to make it smaller. no matter how you love it, it some people that dont like feel like a d!<k when theyre using something. price for pc, ps4, soon ms and ninty, mostly every electronic company, its expensive. right now cost of pc and ps4, then vr headset expensive. and gen later when tech get better its still gonna cost the same just better. will it be the console a couple of console later(WHAT??? that would be hott).

but im just saying, things dont go mainstream without factors that have them coming back. 3d tvs is completely different from putting on a helmet on. not a lot of people gonna be beat. this is in the right direction but theres some that rather wait to the scifi stuff happen. like hologram, and the vr that dont that dont take too much work.

think about it you tell on of your freinds, better yet your girl thats not into games, to play this game and its like your in the world, its VR. now tell her she got to suit up just to do it lol. she gonna look at yo like your a nutt. most likely it will be fun when she try it but alot of people over here in the US think about how they look.

its going to be more mainstream when it get smaller like the size of goggles. not this.

seriously i cant think exactly what these look like i laugh every time i see them. what do they look like ill post something when i find it.

heres mine



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