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    badsmalltalker

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    Let's say that development of VR has been perfected. Movement with the headset on works, latency is so low that it's not an issue, you don't get sick, everything is working as advertised.

    What kinds of things would do you want to do in VR? I'm not talking about adaptations of current things to fit a headset, I mean the crazy things you have imagined.

    Feel free to describe the weird peripheral or controller that you would need for your idea to work. If VR as a platform were to take off, I'm sure these things wouldn't be too far behind.

    Personally I'm just as into movies as I am into games, and am really into the idea of watching newly released (on disc/streaming) movies that I missed in the theater on a virtual big screen, assuming we get past the part where the resolution is lowered because it's split between the eyes. I don't really need the fake theater decorations and seats if it means what I'm watching looks accurate.

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    Honestly? I'm very easy to please. I just want to an MMO in VR; that's it. It's always been a dream of mine to put on a VR headset and feel like I'm in that game's world with a bunch of other people. Obviously it's not going to be at the level where if I move my arm then my character move's their arm - at least not in my life time- but it would be cool to be fighting something, here something going on to your left, physically look left and see some people attacking some huge monster.

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    I guess I never really thought about that. but a huge MMO that works perfectly would be pretty sweet. I want a game where there are 1000 individual spells that you unlock by going to specific locations and casting them there (after which you could use them anywhere), and the only thing stopping you from using them all is your own memory of how to cast them.That would be baller. Like, imagine a guild gaurding the top of a mountain where you have to go to learn a certain spell and there's always dudes just stopping other players from getting up there so potentially only their guild knows this powerful spell.... Everyone banding together to free up this location to other plays.

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    I think some of the best VR experiences might be not action based. Dialogue based games, puzzle games, wandering/walking exploration games.

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    Waifu simulator

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    @insane_shadowblade85 said:

    Honestly? I'm very easy to please. I just want to an MMO in VR; that's it. It's always been a dream of mine to put on a VR headset and feel like I'm in that game's world with a bunch of other people. Obviously it's not going to be at the level where if I move my arm then my character move's their arm - at least not in my life time- but it would be cool to be fighting something, here something going on to your left, physically look left and see some people attacking some huge monster.

    Are you 80 years old? Because I'm pretty sure that we'll be able to do that in the next 20 to 30 years.

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    I guess what I'd love to experience most are impossible spaces like the non-euclidean geometry levels from Descent and Duke Nukem 3D. I think that could be really cool. I'd also like to see something really alien/otherworldly or straight up surreal in the vein of Evolva, Darwinia, Morrowind or The Dark Eye.

    Just imagine walking through a claymation nightmare-land like this:

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    Shindig

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    Put me in significant historical moments. I want to see JFK's head explode like a melon.

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    #10  Edited By thavralex

    @twolines:You are both wrong. We can already do this and more.

    Another example. It probably won't be long before games start utilizing this. Now, I'm not too up to date on the progress of these systems, though I would presume a lot is left to be done in terms of actually using body tracking in a meaningful way. Like picking up objects, or fighting.

    There are some fundamental problems that may be unsolvable, or at least very hard to solve, such as any kind of collision feedback. What about when the in-game characters hand collides with an object (when punching for example), when your hand does not? And will it feel natural to grasp around and pick up an object when you can't actually feel it?

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    Love to just walk around and explore the Enterprise. TNG era for me.

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    #12  Edited By ominousbedroom

    I want to see .hack (pronounced "dot hack") fully realized as a virtual MMORPG. It's that 8 part PS2 series/anime about a virtual MMO causing mysterious comas/deaths of players due to a boss virus (or whatever) in Real Life.

    But if that's too real, then me with a bowl of ice cream would be ok too.

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    #13  Edited By paulmako

    Pacific Rim Jaeger simulator in the crazy stationary walking apparatus they have. Bonus points if it's co-op.

    The walking apparatus would need to feel suitably heavy. I imagine it would also be a bit of a physical work-out

    ...

    In fact, just give me a rowing machine and hook me up an on-rails river trip through Pokemon Snap or Skyrim.

    With just random stuff happening around you. Doesn't even need to be interactive. Someone has to be thinking of how to sell these as a fitness peripheral right?

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    Catgirls. Going on a lighthearted adventure with an adorable catgirl should be the entry-level VR experience that ships with every VR headset.

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    #15  Edited By yabbering_yeti

    I'm both hyped and dreading VR. I hope for games where you don't have to rotate your arms with gyro controllers a bunch to play. After some broken bones, neither of my arms rotate particularly well. Think not being able to turn your hand palm up - one is 90 degrees away from palm up, so in hand shake position, the other 70 degrees. This also makes me terrible at hand feeding birds, but awesome at doing the robot.

    I picture myself being stuck in a tutorial or calibration being told to rotate my arms, sobbing in to my headset.

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    #16  Edited By mike

    @levio said:

    Catgirls. Going on a lighthearted adventure with an adorable catgirl should be the entry-level VR experience that ships with every VR headset.

    I don't think the VR experience most catgirl enthusiasts have in mind involves a "lighthearted adventure."

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    1. For me nothing to exciting but first I would like to create my own map whatever it is and explore it.

    2. Revisit my old favorite games in VR I would love to play max payne in fps mode in VR or fly a jet in GTAV.

    3. It would be cool some how if the film industry could go back and add virtual reality in your favorite movie imagine back to the future 2 when there flying in the delorean and you could be sitting in back looking out the window stuff like that would be so cool.

    4. MP games talking to your friends online like a battlefield game flying a chopper while your friend is shooting tv missiles that would be awesome I would love to go back to BF2 and do that.

    5. Going to a old rock concert of your favorite band when they where alive or in there prime.

    There's so many other things I could add but those are just off the top of my head. I can't freaking wait until next year I will finally get to play some VR it's always been a dream of mine all the way back to the early 90's when I saw the lawnmower man for the first time.

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    #18  Edited By monetarydread

    I want to play a LOT of Myst / The Room / FIre Maple Games styled puzzle games where you explore a room / house / watever and solve puzzles. I have been playing through a lot of these lately and I think their pace would be perfect for VR. Here is hoping for a VR version of the WItness.

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    Leisure Suit Larry 1, 5 & 7. And ya'll are lying if these aren't on your list, too.

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    Butler

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    This is the beginning of the end. Second life will become mainstream and our dark dystopian future is soon here.

    On a side note I want to travel through colorful galaxies and nebulas. I want to watch stars be born and die.

    That and a virtual movie theatre.

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    Porn

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    You. Me. Socks. Candles. Al Green.

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    A space sim that both allows me to experience landings, takeoffs, and atmosphere burns would be neat as hell. Wouldn't mind a Sims-esque game that allowed me to design architecture and walk through it.

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    #27  Edited By Teddie

    Pretty much anything that doesn't look like it fell out the back of the Steam Greenlight shitwagon.

    Boring answer: Fun, engaging and unique experiences. Taking concepts and genres and flipping them on their heads in a way only VR can. A resurgence of creativity and original ideas on a AAA scale, instead of leaving it all to the indies (those guys are great, but some of the best ideas just can't be fully explored or produced by a small team). In other words, I don't actually know because the stuff I want doesn't really exist yet.

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    #28  Edited By SchrodngrsFalco

    Wait a second, how have we (including me) not yet said a proper football game. I mean, I know we're not all sports fans here but even just a proper QB simulator would be great. Younger athletes could use it as a tool to reading defenses and high school sports teams could use it to to help the QB recognize defenses away from practice. You could cycle presnap formations in a flash-card-like speed that is unable to be reproduced with the team on the field.

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    Maybe I'm just simple minded, but I would love a F1 racing game in VR! Being able to look into the corner and seeing depth would make racing games so much better.

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    @omgfather: I think this was for VR. I am not 100% sure because original video got pulled by CBS.

    Personally, everything I want from VR is in the music video of Is Tropical "Dancing Anymore".

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    I am stoked that I'll be able to do my Elite Dangerous, Euro Truck, and Dirt Rally in VR. And I suppose they go from the more 'experience' end of the VR spectrum to 'gamey' in that order as well.

    In the future I'd love full on non-game virtual tourism type stuff to emerge, and it's encouraging that so many of you are okay with this sort of thing too 'cos its more likely to happen.

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    I want "amusement park tour 1984 simulator" for VR. I want to go back in time and ride The Bat at King's Island.

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    #34  Edited By TooSweet

    Super Jumps like in city of heroes. Maybe even a super hero mmo so I can climb up walls and leap over a bunch of city blocks. Explore realistic underwater environments. Take a tour of awesome places located around the world. Finally play a virtual D&D campaign. You build the maps and streets like in minecraft I guess. Maybe use real world environments or crazy set designs to use as your setting. That would be so sick. Imagine a fully created Dracula's castle including town and dungeons. Maybe a small cemetery with a large tomb hidden beneath.

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    Mech Pilot. Dont care if your talking Gundam or Mechwarrior. Put me in the cockpit and give me something to shoot. SOLD

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    #36  Edited By DukeMcFrenzy

    Also, as much as i disliked the book, something like Oasis from Ready Player One sounds awesome. 1000s of worlds all with different rules and style. Also something like that being a social platform in which people do meetings and such.

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    I think if Wipeout VR doesn't happen, I will cry. I'm willing to settle for Hydro Thunder.

    Grid Runner or something like the Mario game in Nintendoland would be fun... or that Pac Man that came out for Gamecube or N64... I guess I'm trying to say tag.

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    interactive VR storytelling podcasts

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    Let's make the metaverse real, guys.

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    Surfing the internet. LITERALLY.

    LITERALLY.

    Also, horror games and faxing virtual memos to Accounting.

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    Going to space. It's something I've always dreamt of doing but is unlikely to happen within my lifetime, so why not do the next best thing.

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    #42  Edited By Seikenfreak
    1. MMO experience is the first obvious choice. Obviously compared to some like Sword Art Online etc blah blah.. Just an entire other world that I can live in and experience. Could be a space sim, standard fantasy world, trucking sim etc.
    2. A table top game. I guess this is sort of already being done? But I don't know anything about it. It would be like an RTS game basically but it's all playing out in very high detail in front of me. Probably more along the lines of Microsofts Hololense.
    3. Porn. Duh. Not something you just watch but you participate in.
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    #43  Edited By BoOzak
    @dukemcfrenzy said:

    Mech Pilot. Dont care if your talking Gundam or Mechwarrior. Put me in the cockpit and give me something to shoot. SOLD

    Yeah, I mean the whole concept of VR is meant to be about immersion but it breaks down as soon as you're asked to move. If you were in a mech with pedals and shit that could be awesome. (I guess racing games and flight games would work just as well but would be far less cool)

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    I really just want someone to hack together a way for me to walk around vanilla & Burning Crusade era World of Warcraft. That stuff has such heavy nostalgia for me walking around the forest or westfall or duskwood would be really nice...

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    #45  Edited By Ry_Ry

    @nevergameover: fwiw the current stuff for 180° & 360° videos I can only describe as weird. And not a good weird. I'll stay with written stuff.

    As for me, I already got the overly large cinema and cool Go Pro camera videos. So I'd be interested in other tourist stuff

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    Something where I can somehow be Roman Tam in this video for his 1983 disco-synth classic "Laser Lights".

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    To me, this pretty much is VR.

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    I once got to use a Battletech pod and honestly, I want that kind of simulator experience but without the $10,000 price tag.

    Also, realistic VR tourism, would love to be able to "visit" landmarks and places in 3D.

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    Voyeurism. Not porn though. But like being able to walk around a movie set while they are making a movie, get to see all that craziness. Or being in the locker room of the big game during the halftime speech. Stuff like that. Being able to experience things you would never normally be able to experience for most people. I think that would be what I would enjoy the most. Being at the State of Union Address. Being in the locker room after my favorite team wins the Super Bowl. Watching X actor have to do 40 takes of a line because everyone is laughing so much. Those things would be amazing.

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    #49  Edited By kerse

    I want to jack in like sword art online or something. I don't really want a screen right next to my eyes while playing games.

    Also I want to be on the set when GB does their live streams. That's weird right?

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