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Is Valve Toying with Virtual Reality Glasses?

by on September 10, 2012

According to the New York Times, Valve is developing goggles (seen above) that will let players get into some virtual reality gaming.

“Every way I look, the scene shifts, the battle unfolds. I have a crazy contraption strapped to my head: a boxy set of goggles that looks like a 22nd-century version of a View-Master. It immerses me in a virtual world. I whirl one way and see zombies preparing to snack on my flesh. I turn another and wonder what fresh hell awaits,” described Nick Wingfield of the NYT.

Wingfield then added, “Valve executives think they may be onto the next big thing in games: wearable computing. The goggles I’m wearing — reminiscent of the ones Google recently unveiled to much hoopla — could unlock new game-playing opportunities. This technology could let players lose themselves inside a virtual reality and, eventually, blend games with their views of the physical world.”

So what do you guys think of this development?  Would you be up for giving virtual reality gaming a shot?


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