If This Represents The Future Of Augmented Reality Video Games, I’m In

If This Represents The Future Of Augmented Reality Video Games, I’m In

This video could be total bullshit, but I want to believe. Magic Leap is just one of many companies playing around with augmented reality, a new form of interacting with the world around us that’s getting nearly as much attention as virtual reality.

How much? Google invested nearly $US500 million into Magic Leap last year.

Apparently a $US500 million infusion from one of technology’s biggest companies gets you an incredible demo made in collaboration with Peter Jackson’s WETA Workshop.

Magic Leap proposes a world where the applications that drive our daily live are accessible all the time, rather than hiding in our phone, tablet, or computer.

When it comes to games, it suggests a blending of the physical and virtual. In this case, a set of conveniently placed weapons on a nearby desk suddenly become your tools in a new AR game.

That’s pretty useful when a bunch of deadly robots suddenly decide to start invading!

Right now, augmented reality is in a similar situation to virtual reality. It sounds promising and makes for neat videos, but it’s a long way from being part of our daily lives.

Still, it’s a cool video!


  • The video is bullshit in the sense that its not like an alpha of this technology, rather its a cgi mockup of what the creators want this technology to look like.

  • Woooah! Aha! Ahaas! Mhhmmm!! Haaaa! Yeaaah! Just listen to the fun sounds I’m making!!!

  • That game looked boring as hell. And what’s with the over-exaggerated recoil he’s doing?
    I’d play that for about ten minutes before going back to watching people fuck on my couch.

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