When you think about the early days of virtual reality, you either think of the movie The Lawnmower Man, or that episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation where the crew gets addicted to an augmented reality game that almost kills everyone. Which, by the way, you can now play on Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset.
In May, Nicci Kay and her wife moved 25 miles south to the port city of Tacoma, Washington where, in time, they planned to overtake the Resistance’s hold on the area. Kay is an Ingress player, an agent in a great and invisible cyberwar over territory that spans the globe, involving two factions: the Resistance and the…
Katamari creator Keita Takahashi just announced a fanciful new AR game called Woorld. In proper Takahashi style, Woorld is all charm, full of whimsical little items that make me giggle like an idiot.
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.
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.
And a dancing Titan. Don't forget that. It's very important.
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").
Japan's CyberGadget is rolling out a "3DS dedicated" AR card holder. Sure, it only costs ¥500, and it can hold 120 AR cards, but I'm honestly thinking of one good reason why this product needed to be made. I'm also trying to think of the last time I used AR cards with my 3DS.
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.