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Sony is exploring ways in which virtual reality gaming could make a comeback.

Click to view larger image Mick Hocking, senior director at Sony Worldwide Studios, told Develop the firm is testing virtual reality technology with a number of gaming projects, including a first person shooter.


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Now this look as thought it could be fun, I was wondering if this tech would be picked up again and possibly become mainstream.
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Shut up and take my money!!!!!

I want this soooooo badd
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cool
like in the good old days of gaming
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I remember when they had things like these in shopping malls in the mid 90s!
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I remember when they had things like these in shopping malls in the mid 90s!
Ahaha me too! Except back then, the graphics were pixelated crap...

Imagine that VR visor playing BF3
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I remember when they had things like these in shopping malls in the mid 90s!
Yeah I remember playing a 2 player FPS shooting game that was a virtual reality game at some theme park when I was a kid.

The only memory that really stands out was the fact that I was playing it with my little brother. I figured out that there was friendly fire and promptly killed my little brother instead of killing the badguys. It was game over for him and I got to keep playing for like another 5 minutes. He was pissed.

Everything was so extremely polygon shaped that it was hard to tell what you were even really doing anyways... Gotta love those old video games where you are like "What does this red blinky thing do? Oh it's a powerup... What does this blue blinky thing do? Oh, it kills me..."

I also remember it being very hard to aim because you couldn't see the gun in your hand since you had the damn goggles on. You had to walk your fire onto the target judging based on where your last shot hit. It was a horrible game that probably cost my parents $20 for me to play...
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The first time I actually used one was playing Quake, and damn that was fun back in the day.
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Ahh the mid 90's , i hope this goes somewhere.
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I wouldn't really call a head mounted display virtual reality but it could still be cool. ^.^
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