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Virtual Reality: Still Goofy After All These Years

The 2015 Game Developers Conference reminded us how hard it is to look cool while playing with VR. Yet, business interest in VR has surged recently as companies try to figure out how to reach beyond hardcore gamers.
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Virtual Reality In 1972
Pong doesn't really qualify as virtual reality, but as one of the first popular console games, it laid the groundwork for the computerized mayhem that entertains us today. Atari's Battlezone, from 1980, with its 3D vector graphics, provided a glimpse of VR's possibilities.

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Virtual Reality In 1972

Pong doesn't really qualify as virtual reality, but as one of the first popular console games, it laid the groundwork for the computerized mayhem that entertains us today. Atari's Battlezone, from 1980, with its 3D vector graphics, provided a glimpse of VR's possibilities.

(Image: Thomas Claburn)

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3/7/2015 | 4:17:16 PM
Re: Magic Leap
Magic Leap's technology shouldn't be very bulky. As far as I can tell, it involves a laser projecting images eyes of someone wearing the company's glasses.
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