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  • TheMariner - July 4, 2013 11:22 a.m.

    Looking at them both, it would probably to rather awkward to wear the Emotiv EPOC and the Oculus Rift at the same time. Though, that would allow for some pretty immersive gaming experiences.
  • Topken - November 29, 2014 10:39 a.m.

    DOT Hack anyone?
  • Groocifer - July 4, 2013 10:29 a.m.

    There are far too many decomposing corpses and unsanitary toilets in games to make me want to be able to smell what's going on, thank you very much ;-)
  • zd24 - July 4, 2013 9:15 a.m.

    or you could just go actually swing a flail or shoot a gun I guarantee you it will feel real
  • Arobadope - July 3, 2013 2:16 p.m.

    I seriously don't get the hype behind the Occulus Rift. Yes, it's cool, but it seems just as gimmicky to me as some motion control games are. Can any one explain why people are excited for this? I really just don't get what makes it so cool.
  • derekc1234 - July 8, 2013 11:33 a.m.

    Yes, you are an idiot. It is extremely cool, you simply fail to grasp it because either you have no imagination or you're the type of person who likes to bash popular things.
  • Arobadope - July 8, 2013 2:07 p.m.

    1) Didn't bash anything at all, 2) It isn't that popular, 3) you're argument is fallacious so it's ironic you call me an idiot.
  • BladedFalcon - July 3, 2013 1:52 p.m.

    "Motion controls aren't as good as it gets" ...I'd sure hope so, considering motion controls have proven to be mostly garbage so far, I'd be sad that's all we could aspire to :P Anyway... all of these sound potentially interesting if done right... but sorry, I'm really mainly focused on gaming as it is. What works and considering that I think there is a LOT of room for improvement with conventional games. Pursuing all of these other technologies always feels like an unnecessary distraction to me. Specially because I'm pretty sure that none of them are ready any time soon to be all that great, and the first mass market iterations probably won't be either... again, just look at motion controls >_>
  • PatHan-bHai - July 3, 2013 11:25 a.m.

    I, for some reason, LoLed at the Digital Scent thing while listening to a song about Devil Babies.............
  • TheJeli125 - July 3, 2013 4:53 a.m.

    I think that the Omni will be the most immersive IMO. The Omni because you can do simple actions such as walking that translate to key-presses. The occulus rift might get annoying, think about it, you forget you're using a screen after a while but you wont forget that heavy goggles are strapped to your face.
  • ObliqueZombie - July 2, 2013 8:01 p.m.

    I fear that with advances like this, people will claim something is "emotionally jarring" or "shocking" simply because most of their senses are used. It may diminish the actual emotion we may feel when something worth noting truly happens. But that's just speculation. The Oculus Rift is a fucking work of art.
  • NullG7 - July 3, 2013 2:19 p.m.

    I know what you mean like saying a game is beautiful or haunting because of visuals whereas the other content is par at best. But, the thing is is that so wrong? I mean people experience emotion through being immersed in any media, is there any real problem if that immersion comes from our senses and not direct emotional engagement or indirect description (saying you smell carion instead of making you smell carion). Ultimately artistic games will remain artistic, its just how they are allowed to represent their stories that will change.
  • cgriff63 - July 2, 2013 5:14 p.m.

    I think you forgot something
  • SpadesSlick - July 2, 2013 4:30 p.m.

    Digital scent sounds fucking dumb really. If such tech ever gets made i eagerly await the hundreds of stories about neighbors calling the cops on the gamer with weird smells coming from his house.
  • Tyrande - July 2, 2013 2:06 p.m.

    .hack, Accel World, Sword Art Online, 1/2 Prince i want that technology NOW!!!!
  • shawksta - July 2, 2013 2:29 p.m.

    I still remember how movies like That Rugrats and Thronberries cross-over had promotions with scratch and sniff cards to use during the movie on specific moments XD
  • obviouslyadouche - July 2, 2013 1:52 p.m.

    I'm sorry none of these are as revolutionary as fish AI, what were you thinking Ryan?
  • GR_RyanTaljonick - July 2, 2013 1:54 p.m.

    BRB gonna go play some Seaman