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Microsoft reveals Xbox IllumiRoom concept video

Postby Audest_Oggust » 09 Jan 2013, 20:33

This is pretty dope, I'm not gonna lie.
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Re: Microsoft reveals Xbox IllumiRoom concept video

Postby Mortal Mad Matt » 09 Jan 2013, 20:41

It looks like it would be pretty distracting, at least in competitive multiplayer. It'll be harder to focus on the person you're shooting at when there's random s**t flying all around you. It could be cool for single player games though.
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Re: Microsoft reveals Xbox IllumiRoom concept video

Postby slimify d » 09 Jan 2013, 20:42

i just showed this to my wife and i quote "sorry i cant believe anything after the project natal Milo video" so i would like to thank my wife for reminding me to wait and see it first hand before i jump for joy :P
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Re: Microsoft reveals Xbox IllumiRoom concept video

Postby TheLastDodo » 09 Jan 2013, 20:45

Thought it looked crap myself, might work better in a pure white furnitureless room.
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Re: Microsoft reveals Xbox IllumiRoom concept video

Postby flyfletch » 09 Jan 2013, 20:53

I think this looks excellent, and thumbs up to MS for at least trying to innovate and make fave hobby that bit better and more immersive.
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Re: Microsoft reveals Xbox IllumiRoom concept video

Postby Malmo » 09 Jan 2013, 20:56

some things might work to produce an atmosphere, like the snow effect on the racing game, but all-in-all this looks incredibly distracting. That room is fairly open, mines far 'busier' and full of things and even in that video the illusion of the battlefield on the first person shooter looked horrible, couldn't really tell what was around the room it just totally threw my vision off the TV. This is something I can see myself wanting to like, but ultimately as i don't have an empty room with white walls at my disposal, it'll be impossible to.
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Re: Microsoft reveals Xbox IllumiRoom concept video

Postby StonecoldMC » 09 Jan 2013, 20:57

If that was created without any post added effects, then that is pretty awesome.
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Re: Microsoft reveals Xbox IllumiRoom concept video

Postby Pystoph » 09 Jan 2013, 21:00

Sony demonstrated something a lot like this back in 2011:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrgWH1KUDt4

So much for innovation...
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Re: Microsoft reveals Xbox IllumiRoom concept video

Postby Drusus » 09 Jan 2013, 21:03

That's actually pretty cool, the uses for fps games is obvious but I wonder what other games could utilise that in exciting new ways. That's actually good, well done Microsoft, lets see it in action.
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Re: Microsoft reveals Xbox IllumiRoom concept video

Postby Mmmmgrolsch » 09 Jan 2013, 21:05

Looks awesome imo! I'm very interested, looks like it'll make me even more immersed into my gaming worlds. If this is compatible with the nextBox then I'll be buying it day one.
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Re: Microsoft reveals Xbox IllumiRoom concept video

Postby Audest_Oggust » 09 Jan 2013, 21:10

Pystoph wrote:Sony demonstrated something a lot like this back in 2011:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrgWH1KUDt4

So much for innovation...


The main difference between Sony's and Microsoft's videos are that Microsoft's Kinect scans the room, adjusts the display for objects in the room, such as the entertainment center in the video, and tries to bridge the gap between augmented reality and reality, giving players an added sense of immersion. Sony's video was nothing more than showing a movie projected on a blank wall, which can be done with any kind of projector.
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Re: Microsoft reveals Xbox IllumiRoom concept video

Postby El Mag » 09 Jan 2013, 21:12

I've been doing something similar for years the robbing swines.

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Re: Microsoft reveals Xbox IllumiRoom concept video

Postby Two Pennys Worth » 09 Jan 2013, 21:13

That looks smashing, it's surprising this has not been attempted before now come to think about it,
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Re: Microsoft reveals Xbox IllumiRoom concept video

Postby goggy » 09 Jan 2013, 21:18

The demo video below shows effects such as falling snow and explosions being projected into the living room. The video was captured live and is not the result of any special effects added in post production, Microsoft says.

I smell something.
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Re: Microsoft reveals Xbox IllumiRoom concept video

Postby benedictm » 09 Jan 2013, 21:23

I think this looks amazing. Clever use of existing technology.
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