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July 28th, 2013, 2:06 PM
sorry had to be done.
After talking briefly to Blade about how cool it would be if we could have a gaming device which would enter our whole body into a virtual world, it got me thinking.
In real life, you only live once, right? So, if you could enter your entire body into any game of your choice and do whatever you wanted without it affecting your real life form, what would you do, where would you go and why? In doing this, we would be controlling our bodies but with the physics of that game applied, if any. So, for example, if you would normally jump extra high in a game, you would do that in the game, too.
July 28th, 2013, 2:17 PM
that's some matrix s**t goin' on there
That's a really interesting idea. Especially since it will up your reactions to some things. For example, if you were playing a Horror game, let's say Slenderman, instead of looking at a screen you will BE in that forest. Slendie'll be chasing YOU, not your character. You'll be so riddne with fear you'll forget that you're just playing a game and hopefully won't die from a heart attack
And to answer your question...I have no idea. Being able to do whatever you want, with video game physics, without affecting your real form... the possibilities are (literally) endless. I guess it all depends what game you're playing.
July 28th, 2013, 2:18 PM
Borderlands 2 for sure... I would love to see my face and reactions when i get to see a legendary gun and hold it myself haha! Also the no falling damage is quite nice.
Only downside will be the Threshers...
July 28th, 2013, 2:21 PM
It depends on if I could feel pain or not. If I didn't, I would probably get a Portal Gun and mess around with it. Otherwise I guess it would be pretty painful if I landed on the ground from 10 meters high or get shot by a turret.
August 4th, 2013, 2:45 AM
If this technology was available you guys do realise that the prime focus of it would not be playing video games but virtual sex, right? It would be a huge, wonderful and completely satisfying market... The human race would die out as men became obsessed with having sex with amazing virtual pornstars rather than making babies with their mediocre wives, if they even had them anymore ;)
Errr yeah on topic I think I'd like shooters or stuff like that, assuming that virtual pain wasn't felt by getting shot or exhaustion from running across a battlefield, the complete control of character and weapons would be nice. Can you imagine trying to reload your gun in a video game though? I think it's gonna take longer than 1.6 seconds or so...
Virtual exploration in open world games like GTA V would be amazing, my favourite part just exploring giant detailed maps that players created, it would also be nice to interact with others in such a game, say there's a transceiver that reads your words and actions and projects them across to others.
I've often thought it would be nice to download myself and live in cyberspace, less worries and danger... But sim food and actions are just that, simulated, I think it'd be exciting but eventually the novelty would wear off and you'd want a real plate of spaghetti ;)