When Microsoft said you’d be able to make Minecraft worlds appear in your living room with its new HoloLens headset, perhaps you squealed in glee. Or perhaps you wrote it off as smoke and mirrors—not reality. Guess what? I just played it. Everything you saw on stage is real.
No, I didn’t get to play Halo 5 in virtual reality. I wish. But I sure as heck just stepped into a sci-fi video game dreamland at E3 2015, thanks to Microsoft’s amazing HoloLens. Getting briefed for a mission by a holographic soldier? Cross that off the bucket list.
A game like this booted up on a dark night when you’re completely alone seems like a sure-fire way to shit your pants.
And a dancing Titan. Don't forget that. It's very important.
I just put Microsoft’s new holographic glasses on my face. It’s one of the most amazing and tantalizing experiences I’ve ever had with a piece of technology.
Don't you hate it when someone claims to have a magical new technology, but won't tell you how it works? When I saw that a super stealthy startup called Magic Leap had raised $542 million to make animals appear out of thin air, I resolved to find out exactly what was going on. Here's what I found.
Google's Project Tango tablet can see in 3D, but I didn't really understand why I, human person, would actually care about the technology beyond an abstract appreciation of the ideas behind it. Until I strapped one to my face, with an Oculus Rift-like head mask.
Later this month, Nintendo will start selling pre-paid cards for downloadable 3DS games that come with AR cards for Issho ni Photo: Super Mario ("Photos Together with Super Mario").
More news from last night's Nintendo Direct announcement event: While Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 are DS games, playable via the 3DS' backwards compatibility, there will be some apps released (in Japan, as of now) to enhance the 3DS experience.
I've only gotten to play with the PlayStation Vita's augmented reality functions for a few minutes, but the portable system's relatively powerful processor and high-resolution screen does a good job of selling the "magic" overlay effect. Does it look as good as this demonstration reel from Sony? Not quite—in real…
It is an AR card. It's made by Sony. It's for the PS Vita. And it's not the final design.
Bandai's Carddas series of kiddy card games is going AR. Its newest One Piece and Kamen Rider cards are AR enabled and can be played with an iPhone.
This week Nintendo released Pokedex 3D, a 3D Pokemon viewing application that you can download for free on the 3DS' eShop. They also were handing out Pokemon Augmented Reality Markers at their booth.
Sony uploaded a few videos today showing off some of the games from the newly detailed NGP lineup. In addition to three game-centric videos, there's also a featurette about Sony's history creating augmented reality games, which ends with a brief overview of the AR features for the NGP.
Nintendo will soon be releasing "large" Augmented Reality (AR) cards for the 3DS handheld. Which is fine, but we prefer ones that are "ridiculously enormous".
The Nintendo 3DS will come with six augmented reality cards. But what does that mean?