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The Lounge / Omni: Move Naturally in Your Favorite Game
« on: June 09, 2013, 05:15:16 pm »

The Omni takes virtual reality to the next level— allowing anyone to stand up and traverse virtual worlds with the natural use of their own feet. The Omni is the first virtual reality interface for moving freely and naturally in your favorite game. Moving naturally in virtual reality creates an unprecedented sense of immersion that cannot be experienced sitting down. That's why we developed the Omni.

Just saw this kickstarter a couple of days ago, and I gotta say I'm quite intrigued. This "little" thing would allow us to walk around in games using our actual feets. I'm not gonna go into detail on how it works as the kickstarter-page explains that already. But:
The base of the Omni is a low-friction surface with grooves. Users wear special shoes with pins that fit into the grooves, keeping the foot stabilized and preventing unwanted lateral slide. The shoe sole has a higher friction coefficient on the toe to grant further stability and maintain balance. The result for users is a natural gait that allows for true virtual exploration and immersion.

Now think this + an Oculus rift (a new type of VR-googles just to have come out of kickstarter as well) + some kind of "zapper gun"/controllers, and you got yourself a rather immersive gaming experience.

This might not be the best thing you'll ever see, and it might not be such a huge hit. But it's very intruiging to see if this will be able to place itself on the market, and start a whole new level of regular consumers VR-gaming systems. Maybe we aren't too far away from truly immersive gaming systems after all.

The Pit / Honeybadger! I've found our lost son!
« on: May 27, 2013, 04:30:06 pm »

Honey why didn't you tell me? Were you afraid that I would not approve?! You wouldn't had to keep this a secret from me  :D. Now for the tough question, who will take custody of the child?

The Pit / How Many Cats Can You Lol
« on: March 07, 2013, 04:24:31 pm »
You be the judge!

Original thread by MUSE's MegzHartie

When testing this forum in advance, Meg got a little wierd in making threads. I'm simply redirecting one of them here because... stuff

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