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« on: March 14, 2008, 10:04:32 AM »
Why didn't we have this peripheral a long time ago?

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The ultimate in video gaming has arrived - but at more than £15,000 it comes in a bit dearer than a PS3 or Xbox.

The VirtuSphere is like an oversized hamster's exercise ball that immerses the user in a 3D virtual reality world.

Players don a motion-tracking headset to project the visuals and then they are ready to begin virtual exploration.

They can run, jump, roll, or crawl over virtually unlimited distances without encountering real world obstacles.

The large hollow sphere sits on rollers allowing it to rotate through 360 degrees and move freely in any direction - without actually going anywhere at all.

The Washington-based manufacturers describe it as the ultimate computer games peripheral, but say it could also be used as a unique exercise treadmill or for simulation exercises.

Systems are made to client specifications, with customers so far including military and law enforcement organisations, as well as entertainment companies.

VirtuSphere has already been used by the Russian Tourism Authorities to let people walk through the Red Square and the Kremlin.

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Re: VirtuSphere
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2008, 10:58:50 AM »
OH yes.

While playing the Wii, it occurred to me - as video games become more interactive, one day the stereotypical gamer will not look like fat pimply virgins à la South Park's WoW episode.  They'll look more like marathon runners and athletes.   People may even do weight training for their gaming hobby.  Or as a game!!!

This could be the solution to the lazy Westerner obesity problem.
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Re: VirtuSphere
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2011, 11:17:22 AM »
I wouldn’t mind playing Minecraft in one of these…
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Re: VirtuSphere
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2011, 15:44:05 PM »
How would they solve walking uphill, or downhill? What about climbing a wall?
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Re: VirtuSphere
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2011, 20:56:34 PM »
How would they solve walking uphill, or downhill? What about climbing a wall?
Uphill and downhill is easy - lots of treadmills provide inclines.    As for climbing a wall, the indoor rock climbing place I've been too (hi Denise) has a moving wall for kids to practice on, where as they climb the wall it pushes it downwards revealing more wall to climb above it.  Kind of like a vertical treadmill with climbing nobbly things on it.
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Re: VirtuSphere
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2011, 09:41:23 AM »
How would they solve walking uphill, or downhill? What about climbing a wall?
Uphill and downhill is easy - lots of treadmills provide inclines.    As for climbing a wall, the indoor rock climbing place I've been too (hi Denise) has a moving wall for kids to practice on, where as they climb the wall it pushes it downwards revealing more wall to climb above it.  Kind of like a vertical treadmill with climbing nobbly things on it.

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Re: VirtuSphere
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2011, 15:32:54 PM »
What about when NPC characters give blowjobs? How would it handle that?
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Re: VirtuSphere
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2011, 10:06:42 AM »
 
What about when NPC characters give blowjobs? How would it handle that?
I'm sure they can work a Fleshlight into the design.
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Re: VirtuSphere
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2011, 20:29:11 PM »
What about when NPC characters give blowjobs? How would it handle that?
I'm sure they can work a Fleshlight into the design.

I'm in. Especially if the NPC looks like spider. Or Superman.
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