There are Zombies on the Holodeck

Subject: General Tech | June 11, 2014 - 11:21 AM |
Tagged: gaming, Survios, oculus rift, razer hydra

With E3 2014 in full swing there are a lot of demos and trailers whetting our appetite and if the past is any proof, setting us up for disappointment as release dates move and features get dropped.  You can immediately scroll down to the long list below but first you really should take a look at Survios, once called Holodeck and then Prime, which uses an Oculus Rift, Razer Hydra, and PlayStation Move to immerse you in a zombie survival game; literally in first person.  The movie showing off the gameplay that Slashdot has linked to doesn't quite do justice to what the game will be like while wearing a Rift but the display behind does intimate just how much fun this style of gaming will be once it begins to mature.

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"Ben Lang from Road to VR goes hands on and heads in with virtual reality technology company Survios' newest version of untethered VR system 'Prime 3'. He moves around the virtual space, holding and reloading weapons as you would in real life. 'At one point while playing, I was wielding the shotgun with two hands, with the table of weapons was on my right side. Several zombies were approaching and I needed a bit more fire power. I dropped the shotgun, reached over with my right hand to grab the tommy gun off the table, then virtually tossed it from my right hand to my left hand (because I'm a lefty), then pulled my pistol out of the holster with my right hand and continued to shoot both weapons.'"

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Source: Slashdot
June 11, 2014 | 12:46 PM - Posted by Lord Binky (not verified)

Now make that multiplayer like Left4Dead and that would be my last entertainment purchase for many months.

June 11, 2014 | 01:56 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Brains! Brains! juicy VR human brains, Now millhouse bring that bring that big juicy chess club brain of yours down to the principal's office! This will be paired with that omnidirectional treadmill, oh those kids at fat camp are really going to like this, time to get to grant writing, Dear president's council on physical fitness..., Yes we'll name the grant the Eric Cartman grant for the Excessively Kilograms Challenged Youth.

June 12, 2014 | 08:10 AM - Posted by Lord Binky (not verified)

Brilliant! Those smart brains are always the hardest to get.

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