cageymaru

Fully [H]
Joined
Apr 10, 2003
Messages
21,161
Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot is a new game for the Magic Leap One Creator's Edition AR headset that was developed in partnership with the AR/VR studio Resolution Games and Rovio Entertainment. Head-tracking and the ability to use the Magic Leap One's controller as a bow adds immersion to the game. The characters in the game fall off surfaces in the user's home and interact with them if they get close. Explosives are hidden on the backside of the structures in the game to encourage movement around the play area.

The Magic Leap headset went on sale in August in a half-dozen U.S. cities for $2,295 a pop. Magic Leap hasn't announced how many of the units have sold, but has said they're deliberately targeting what they call "creators," be they game makers, artists, designers, programmers, or alt-reality aficionados. The decision to release a major "Angry Bird" game on such a limited-release, expensive piece of hardware seems to fly in the face of the game's origin, which saw the game hit 4 billion downloads since its 2009 release thanks in part to how easy it was to get.
 

clockdogg

[H]ard|Gawd
Joined
Dec 12, 2007
Messages
1,175
Hmmm...spend $2.3k for a VR headset and wait and wait to finally play Angry Birds with it... Seems logical. For Magic Leap's company project policy - led by CEO's 8 year old kid.
 

Soulmetzger

[H]ard|Gawd
Joined
Aug 10, 2004
Messages
1,322
I've tried VR and I'm still not bought on the idea. I think it's going to take a lot more than angry birds to change my mind.
 

Krenum

Fully [H]
Joined
Apr 29, 2005
Messages
18,795
That actually looks really fun. But alas, out of my price range :(
 

TheHig

Gawd
Joined
Apr 9, 2016
Messages
990
Look. 2300 bones to play Angry Birds is obviously not the point here. Augmented reality gaming looks like it could be fun as hell. Besides the minute one of these headsets allows you to turn your living room into a club full of hot girls to dance and play grab ass with----All you thirsty fuckers are buying one. :D


just save one for me
 
D

Deleted member 93354

Guest
Although the early reviews of of the magic leap aren't encouraging this is a cool app.

Anybody actually get to try one of these? How does the fov and tracking compare?
 

DrBorg

Gawd
Joined
Jan 22, 2005
Messages
555
You can do the same with Angry Birds plush toys and Jenga blocks, for less than 20 bucks, and doing it in real life.

A water balloon slingshot and a box of weighted plush toys, and a high strung dog is WAY more entertaining than angry birds anyday.

I've got the real oddity; my #2 Cat plays catch. :) The other cat thinks he's nuts.
 

Aix.

[H]ard|Gawd
Joined
Sep 30, 2010
Messages
1,954
You can do the same with Angry Birds plush toys and Jenga blocks, for less than 20 bucks, and doing it in real life.

Haha that's true, but this does look fun and would require about 10,000% less setup time. Still, not going to purchase a VR rig for it.
 

Youn

Supreme [H]ardness
Joined
Jan 22, 2007
Messages
5,940
I've seen the goggles and thought they looked kinda cool... but I dunno, in this context it looked really bad... is her head maybe very small or something? looks like she's a delusional patient in a hospital hooked up to some sorta eye training/torture device

and I don't think most VR headsets look all that geeky... this just really stood out as "ahhh... I see why people think it looks nerdy now"

as for the actual gameplay, it doesn't look bad and probably a fun thing to get started in AR... especially if you can craft your own courses for the community to share and try to beat... not a system seller at all, but if were free or part of a bundle it might be cool for some of us
 
Top