What is SideBySide? – an Ad-hoc Multi-user Interaction with multiple handheld projectors. Multiple people can play and work together using handheld projectors anytime and anyplace.
SideBySide does not require any fixed sensing in the environment and can be used anywhere: at home, at the office, or even inside the car during long road trips. The system consists of a hybrid mobile projector that outputs both visible and invisible projections at the same time. The invisible projection contains tracking data that can be recognized by the device camera, allowing accurate location tracking of multiple projections and lightweight communication between devices.
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Cool? – Definitely, all we need now is better batteries so we can put these puppies into our mobile phones.
tWe all remember the original 8bit Outrun Game from 1986. I remember playing it until my fingers were bleeding.
So what would it be like if you could have this in real life? That is what the people at the University of California Irvine ask themselves and they created a system that, with the help of cameras and some customized software, looks in front of the vehicle and reproduces a map of what lies ahead of you onto the screen in 8bit rendering just like Outrun.
All you have to do now is follow the route. Simply awesome.
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What do you get when you combine Star Wars and a 20 foot multitouch screen?
The most awesome and most fun real time interactive strategy game ever.
It was designed by computer science grad student Arthur Nishimoto and developed at the Electronic Visualization Laboratory at the University of Illinois in Chicago.
It allows players to control cruisers, destroyers, corvettes, fighters, bombers, and even a Death Star in attempt to destroy the other side. Sound effects from the movies immerse those behind the wheel of some of the most infamous vehicles in the classic sci-fi movie trilogies.
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So now it just needs to be picked up by someone and made available commercially. I will already clear my living room wall for my 20 foot multitouch screen
I want I want I want
I have already spent too much time on this, but it just brings back too many awesome memories of my childhood wasted time in front of the computer screen.
Here are the rules:
Click on the link and start the game
browse around and name/guess all 56 games and you win
have a ball remembering all your childhood games
Best time waster in a long time
At the TechEd Middle East Microsoft showed off a game developed in Visual Studio. The interesting thing about this is that it plays on Windows with a keyboard, on the 360 with a controller and on your Windows phone 7 series using the accelerometer.
The real awesome thing about it is that you can start the game on your phone, then keep playing (from the same spot) on your PC at work (in your lunch break of course) and then finish it on your 360 at home.
check out the demo here
The purpose of the game is to escape on rooftops – running along and jumping over crates, chairs and robots.
All you need is 2 keys on your keyboard and no you don’t need a mouse.
Good luck – my record so far is 2295 meters.
here is the game: http://adamatomic.com/canabalt/
What ever happened to VR games? I liked the idea of being in the game and do what I had to do to get the job done.
Anyway – this guy below called his invention the PC VR Game Gun. Its a toy gun with an LCD screen attached to it, a Gyration Air Mouse mounted on top, which allows for some full, seemingly responsive motion-tracking in any PC game. He also ripped apart a gamepad and wired it up to the trigger in the gun.
There is also a wireless option of the gun as you can see in the 2nd video.
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Remember those crazy Japanese TV game shows like Endurance? Well this new game on the Wii sets a new benchmark in the “What The…?” category. Whatever you do, don’t blink.
Have you ever wanted to be in the middle of your First person Shooter and feel the impact of the bullets?
Then this is for you:
The HTX Helmet is the next product in development for TN Games using its 3rd Space™ technology.
The HTX Helmet is worn in conjuction with the 3rd Space™ Gaming Vest and delivers blows to the head when you are fired upon.
Feel bullets whizzing by your helmet or the impact of getting shot in the head.
The helmet will communicates with compatible games to give precise, 3 dimensionally accurate impacts where it happens, as it happens.
Release date 2009 – no price yet, but I think I don’t need to know anyway.
Tripped over this sweet Flash game this morning. The idea behind Auditorium is to move these things around that… actually, I’m going to let you figure that out yourself. The game encourages jumping in and playing around to see what’s going on.
In the creator’s words:
Auditorium is about the process of discovery and play. There are no right or wrong answers; there are many ways to solve every puzzle. To get started, fill up the first audio level. We hope you enjoy the demo of Auditorium.
Demo? I’ll pay for an iPhone version if there’s one going.
This really is a very cool game. Best played in fullscreen mode which is defaults to. Hit f to force it.