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The newest booster for the multibillion dollar gaming industry happens to be Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) Vice-President Philip McKinney. "Sitting in front of a TV is boring," says McKinney, in an interview. "Gaming is the new high-definition experience."
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McKinney & Co. unveiled a provocative new video clip offering a glimpse of the future.

The video shows a bunch of kids playing a virtual scavenger hunt on portable gaming machines. But instead of sitting on the couch at home or the swings at a park, they're racing along alleyways and backstreets of the real world collecting clues posted on walls and other places to find the prize.
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HP's labs scattered around the world have been experimenting with an open-source platform, called Mediascape, that lets programmers create games or teaching tools that wed the real and virtual worlds. It's based on a daring bet that in five to seven years advances in wireless broadband tech and satellite-based global positioning systems (GPS) will open up a new mobile medium that will redefine our notions of online gaming.
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*NOTE*
These plans appear to be long-term. Don't expect anything for a while.
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"Sitting in front of a TV is boring," says McKinney, in an interview. "Gaming is the new high-definition experience."
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Erm............Wheres the video link? Am I blind?
    
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I like their approach. Rather than create a virtual world/map, use the real world, and run around in that.

This is no doubt going to result in the re-birth of the big eye visor, which acts as a monitor on your face, therefore making you look like a total idiot.
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I like their approach. Rather than create a virtual world/map, use the real world, and run around in that.

This is no doubt going to result in the re-birth of the big eye visor, which acts as a monitor on your face, therefore making you look like a total idiot.
You could look like robocop and scare little kids though..........there is always a upside
    
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Those 3D visors and glasses don't work to well, and they are mighty expensive. I don't think this is going to go very far for HP.
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You could imagine though, in the near future, people putting on an eye visor and arm things, running around the high street, playing counterstrike. Obviously, having all the heavy stuff on your back, and the visor being lightweight.
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You could imagine though, in the near future, people putting on an eye visor and arm things, running around the high street, playing counterstrike.
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