Rift, Vive, and Virtual Reality

Discussion in 'VR and AR' started by idsn6, May 8, 2013.

  1. Kaotik

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    I just got to test Varjo's prototype VR-glasses, the ones with the separate high resolution display in the center of each display. Screendoor is completely eliminated in the sharp vision part, but the area is far too small at least at this time. Sadly they've apparently given up on getting the sharp display to follow gaze
     
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    They've given up on making it functional?
     
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    That's what I heard, but this is 2nd hand info since the guy doesn't actually work for Varjo, they just use Varjo's glasses too. The sharp portion still earns it's place in the glasses though, even if it wouldn't be good for gaming, it's great for many other applications from engineering to medial field and whatnot
     
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    I've worn VR glasses (should I call them this way?) once only. I was able to test an episode from a new game in the museum. I was acting as a detective and looked for some clues in the room. That was cool, but I always hurt people standing nearby.
    I'd like to buy equipment for playing VR games once, but horror games are not the appropriate content for that, they are too scary to be felt like reality.
     
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    Just for fun?
     
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    Like this?
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    Her hubby was playing Skyrim VR, chopping the skull of a skeleton in half in-game, her in real life (it was just a small cut, not cracked skull really, head area just tends to bleed like there's no tomorrow)
     
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    TEaser for Hololens 2, which should be unveiled later this month:

    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/201...ext-gen-hololens-ahead-of-february-24-reveal/


    But nothing about price so this could yet be more of a vertical market thing rather than a consumer product.


    Meanwhile, Google Maps AR appears to be in testing now, coming real soon, not requiring any HMD:

    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/201...gle-maps-is-coming-starts-testing-in-private/


    Will fancy HMD products like Hololens or Oculus Rift be upstaged by modest AR implementations like Google Maps?

    As was the case with Pokemon Go?
     
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    AR on lcd screens have existed for a long time so I doubt it will upstage anything. The benefit of HoloLens and other AR headsets is that you don't have to hold up a device that blocks your view. The Augmentation is implemented into your field of view. Using HoloLens is a really amazing experience even with its current limitations.
     
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    The benefit of AR on LCD screens is that you don't have to buy a separate piece of gear, maintain it, charge it and take it with you to even have a chance to use.
     
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    Why would you need an lcd screen when you have an AR headset ?
     
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    What the heck ... the main benefit of Hololens surely is that it projects in 3D space of your own vision. That is not even close to comparable with AR on a regular phone screen.
     
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