I Wore the Navy's Oculus Rift, and It Showed Me the Future of Warfare

When we think of the future of the military, we think of bigger and better weapons. Laser canons and the like. But what about the people operating those lasers? How can a behemoth like the Navy ready its future sailors for the high-tech combat of tomorrow? Believe it or not, with an Oculus Rift. » 3/13/14 1:01pm 3/13/14 1:01pm

Open Your Mind to Syndicate's Chip-tastic Ways

In the bleak corporate future of Syndicate, an intracranial DART 6 chip brings you before the "gateway into ultimate consciousness." This infomercial oozes Snow Crash-esque fiction, and know that in-game, you can toggle this augmented reality on and off. It coats your environment in a weird topographical aesthetic,… » 2/01/12 3:30pm 2/01/12 3:30pm

Take a Gander at the Augmented Reality Effects Possible on Sony…

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 life,… » 11/22/11 3:00pm 11/22/11 3:00pm

In This Cool (and Gross) New iOS Game, Your Face is the Battleground

The last augmented reality game I played was Face Raiders on the 3DS, a game which turned the face of those playing the game into flying enemies which players could then shoot out of the sky. The new iOS AR game SkinVaders turns that idea on its head (geddit?) by using facial recognition software and the iPad or… » 10/20/11 10:00pm 10/20/11 10:00pm

The Hidden is the Strange Lovechild of Face Raiders and Ghostbusters,…

At first glance, The Hidden looks an awful lot like Face Raiders, one of the free augmented reality games pre-installed on every 3DS. Like Face Raiders, The Hiddenis a shooter that uses the 3DS' camera to superimpose things for you to shoot in your real world environment, turning whatever room you're in into a… » 8/03/11 6:40pm 8/03/11 6:40pm

Sony Gives Us a Little Taste of the NGP in Action

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. » 6/02/11 5:20pm 6/02/11 5:20pm

Watch the Dragon Pop Out of Someone's Chest With This 3DS Augmented…

So, we've seen the 3DS's augmented reality games played on an iPhone, on an Android phone and on a white board. We've seen giant cards spawn giant Miis and Marios. Now, thanks to this t-shirt, you may see the AR dragon pop out of someone's chest. » 4/07/11 6:00pm 4/07/11 6:00pm