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derFeef
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(01-09-2013, 06:47 PM)
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Update: IllumiRoom project site, videos included:
http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/...ts/illumiroom/



Microsoft just demonstrated an interesting Xbox display accessory at the Samsung CES keynote that apparently fills up the room with images and lights beyond the confines of a television screen.
http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/09/m...m-with-images/


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Originally Posted by MightyHedgehog

IllumiRoom video.

Seems related to this patent.

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SolsticeZero
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(01-09-2013, 06:48 PM)
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Seems kind of cool, but also seems like it might be damn expensive.
Guevara
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(01-09-2013, 06:48 PM)
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Good morning Xbox.

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MightyHedgehog
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(01-09-2013, 06:48 PM)
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I love the idea. Sounds kinda expensive.
The Wraith
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(01-09-2013, 06:49 PM)
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This will not be cheap.
TheExodu5
(01-09-2013, 06:49 PM)
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Interesting idea, but it seems gimmicky at best to me.
Enter The 36 Chambers
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(01-09-2013, 06:49 PM)
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Seems kind of unnecessary to me personally. Im sure some people would enjoy this. I have no interest in it though.
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(01-09-2013, 06:49 PM)
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So I guess this pretty much makes the "VR room" display aspect of the next Xbox a certainty?

Looks pretty neat.
EteRnal PAL
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(01-09-2013, 06:49 PM)
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Kinect 2.0 dat shit!
Danthrax
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(01-09-2013, 06:50 PM)
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The answer to the Oculus Rift?
RSTEIN
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(01-09-2013, 06:50 PM)
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Your room is the display
You are the controller
lordfroakie
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(01-09-2013, 06:50 PM)
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Nextbox feature perhaps? :p
Naked Snake
(01-09-2013, 06:50 PM)
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Very interesting idea. On paper seems that it would enhance one's sense of immersion, but I can also imagine it having the opposite effect in practice...
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(01-09-2013, 06:50 PM)
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It's unclear how the technology is being implemented, but we were promised it wasn't just video tricks and was indeed a video of a lab demo.


Apparently this dude never saw the Milo presentation. I'll believe it when I see it with my own eyes.
ChosenPredator
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(01-09-2013, 06:50 PM)
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lol that seems pretty badass
R dott B
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(01-09-2013, 06:50 PM)
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My god.
yellowjacket25
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(01-09-2013, 06:51 PM)
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Hmm. This looks pretty cool.
Syraxith
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If priced reasonably I could see this catching on in popularity or finding some niche market. It's impressive to say the least but not exactly ground-breaking either.
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(01-09-2013, 06:51 PM)
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Meh.
MightyHedgehog
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(01-09-2013, 06:51 PM)
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IllumiRoom video.
mugoldeneagle03
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(01-09-2013, 06:52 PM)
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The MS rep at our local Best Buy has been talking about this for over a year now. Looks like he wasn't that far off. Interesting to see how this pans out
Shining Sunshine
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(01-09-2013, 06:52 PM)
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It's going to look ridiculous.

You'd have to live in a white room with nothing but the TV and Couch for it to look good.
derFeef
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(01-09-2013, 06:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by MightyHedgehog

IllumiRoom video.

Oh wow...
If that how it really works, then I want one.
Hoo-doo
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(01-09-2013, 06:52 PM)
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This looks like some sophisticated ambilight, only with projectors on the ceiling or something?

Interesting, I fucking love my Philips Ambilight for gaming.

zruben
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(01-09-2013, 06:53 PM)
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I cant wait to use this on my tiny shit apartment.
Jb
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(01-09-2013, 06:53 PM)
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What game is that? I don't recognize the HUD.
SolsticeZero
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(01-09-2013, 06:53 PM)
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I think it all really boils down to two things:

1) What's the price? If it's ridiculously expensive, only the niche players would pick it up.
2) What's the quality of the panel? I know Sammy makes good stuff, but I could see them cheaping out a bit if they had to keep it "affordable"
LukasTaves
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(01-09-2013, 06:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by EscoBlades

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re1EatGRV0w

Jawsome.
MightyHedgehog
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Originally Posted by Shining Sunshine

It's going to look ridiculous.

You'd have to live in a white room with nothing but the TV and Couch for it to look good.

Looks like the 3D (Kinect?) scanning of the room's surfaces will help to alleviate a lot of the major distortions, even correcting for color and possibly some surface reflection.
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Originally Posted by Jay-B

What game is that? I don't recognize the HUD.

In order of appearance - Red Eclipse, Super Tux Kart, Halo Anniversary
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SuperŅ
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(01-09-2013, 06:55 PM)
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Thats amazing. Where's the device/projector?
pestul
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(01-09-2013, 06:55 PM)
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Nice. Lots of deco in my gaming space that it probably wouldn't project nicely onto.
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(01-09-2013, 06:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by SuperŅ

Thats amazing. Where's the device/projector?

You are the projector
derFeef
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(01-09-2013, 06:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by pestul

Nice. Lots of deco in my gaming space that it probably wouldn't project nicely onto.

Seems like it uses the scanned room as base for the projection. Seems really neat how it reacts in the video.
dantevsninjas
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(01-09-2013, 06:57 PM)

Originally Posted by RSTEIN

Your room is the display
You are the controller

Your world is the game.
You are the controller.


Hire me PR!
Doffen
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(01-09-2013, 06:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by MightyHedgehog

IllumiRoom video.

I'm a belieber! This is amazing!
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(01-09-2013, 06:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by MightyHedgehog

IllumiRoom video.

Ok this is awesome, but why there's no main character's body? lol
It seems expensive and it needs more processing power to render the additional elements though.
Last Hearth
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(01-09-2013, 06:58 PM)
I like this much better than wearing stupid goggles.
SuperSonic1305
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Great.....if you live in a completely empty and white room.
tinfoilhatman
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(01-09-2013, 06:58 PM)
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Woh that youtube video has me sold, hopefully it's for real real, how does it project in 3D or is it a viewpoint thing?
SolsticeZero
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Originally Posted by MightyHedgehog

Looks like the 3D (Kinect?) scanning of the room's surfaces will help to alleviate a lot of the major distortions, even correcting for color and possibly some surface reflection.

At that point, with as cheap as Kinects are now, it's a wonder they just didn't build the Kinect into the TV.
felipepl
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(01-09-2013, 06:59 PM)
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Just looks like a projector behind the players syncronized with the TV image.
Can't see this as groundbreaking as the Oculus Rift or something similar.

Plus, would never work for party games (darker room required).
statham
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(01-09-2013, 06:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by EscoBlades

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re1EatGRV0w

thats amazing.
derFeef
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(01-09-2013, 07:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by SuperSonic1305

Great.....if you live in a completely empty and white room.

Watch vid.
TheExodu5
(01-09-2013, 07:00 PM)
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I take it back. I saw the video. Definitely interesting.
abadguy
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(01-09-2013, 07:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by EscoBlades

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re1EatGRV0w

Looks kinda cool now that i see it in action. Not sure how much i would actually use it though...
Karak
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(01-09-2013, 07:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by tinfoilhatman

Woh that youtube video has me sold, hopefully it's for real real, how does it project in 3D or is it a viewpoint thing?

It is for real real. If you mean something you can buy at some point.
MightyHedgehog
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(01-09-2013, 07:01 PM)
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I had better get 360° projector support from any next-gen XBOX themes I buy. Love the idea of an extended HUD as well as a way to control the ambient light in a room to maximize atmosphere instead of just lighting up the room with secondary light coming from the display.
shinobi602
(01-09-2013, 07:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by MightyHedgehog

IllumiRoom video.

Dayum.

It looks amazing, but at the same time might be distracting though...have to see it in person to decide.

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