Real life avatar style video recording


[salvo] enjoys searching for ‘untitled document’ with google. He ran across this crazy little project that just cracked me up. It’s a video camera rig that’s designed to simulate the video presentation of virtual reality games (everquest, etc.) and it actually does a decent job. It would probably get you arrested if you wore it in Boston…

Comments

  1. joelanders says:

    he needs to make a write-up on that fancy strut.

    best part.

    i like this a lot.

  2. Hunter says:

    kick @$$

  3. Steve says:

    HILLARIOUS! This is absolutely the greatest thing to hit my eyes all day hahahahaha

  4. Dustin Winn says:

    Imagine this jacked into a wifi network that created an overlay of an mmorpg on top of the real world and set loose a bunch of users in a safe area where real life and online life converged. WOW Theme Park anyone?

  5. Alex McCown says:

    i love fps games not 3p (except gta) i think this is a waist of a camera sorry and i think he looks like a dumb ass lol probably so does he

  6. alex says:

    This is a creative idea, but technically, this is stupid

    It would be MUCH more interesting to make this into a virtual reality system, tracking the movements of the person and showing a 3D rendered world in the user’s HUD monitor.

  7. joe says:

    HAHA, cool, always wanted someone to do this. i think it would have been better on a car ;) driving with a playstation pad! hmm, is there a law against that?!?!

  8. Bob says:

    Hehe! thats funny, specially since ive been playing second life for 36 straight hours. according to the site, this is what it’s purpose is:
    The system potentially allows for a diminished sense of social responsibility, and could lead the user to demonstrate behaviors normally reserved for the gaming environment.
    its funny because its true! people really do behave differently in games than in real life.
    now i have to go clean the snot off of my keyboard.

  9. Genome says:

    Re: 7.

    I have wanted to do that for ages, having an external view while driving, but I cant get around the problem of what would happen if you drive under a bridge, or into a tunnel :)

    seriously though, an overhead view whilst driving could pretty well eliminate the problem of blinds spots on a vehicle.
    Maybe a UAV that follows the car around?

  10. foreyes4 says:

    They need to get two guys with that setup and have them fight each other. Now THAT would be great!

  11. farthead says:

    What and have loudspeakers that put out 120DB “FINSIH HIM!”

    Live action mortal kombat. Oh yeah, that will get attention.

  12. ebola says:

    reminds me of arquake

    http://wearables.unisa.edu.au/projects/ARQuake/www/

    damn that was fun.

  13. Colin says:

    The goofy walk was the best part. hahaha.

  14. uwe says:

    This looks like a primitive version of the system described in Bruce Sterling’s book, “The Artificial Kid”.

  15. Lance says:

    you know the search for “untitled document” idea was worth the article by itself. ;)

  16. Wolfmankurd says:

    HE should have started kicking the tree’s and jumping up against them lamely like we all do in RPG/ adventures while shouting “HAI!” or the similar.

  17. Ike says:

    That is an awesome contraption. Very funny. Though I found it odd that nobody seemed to think it was strange that a guy was walking around wearing that gizmo.

  18. drew says:

    Everyone else in that video just tried to avoid the guy. “uhoh, another rpg fan getting caried away. maybe if i just ignore him, he won’t cast bolt3 on me…”

  19. MJ says:

    What he needs to do is have the wires and such hidden out of view of the camera.

  20. cartufer says:

    the outfit he is wearing reminds me of an atrox in tank armor and med suit from anarchy online

  21. Rob says:

    I still prefer the Tinmith system in general. It’s sort of like Second Life in Mouselook, with building and creation tools too.

  22. Rob says:

    derp, forgot the link – it was http://www.tinmith.net

  23. butchcassidy1717 says:

    What ever happened to good ol Laser tag? that was alot easier………..

  24. despoteuodia says:

    #7. i think mythbusters had an episode where they used a plane controller to controll the car. (they did not want to be in a rocket propelled car) it would be easy to remove the radio controll and hook up a ps2 controller directly. but, even IF it is legal, it is still dangerous. (course your driving could just suck either way) (jk)

  25. park says:

    the link’s broken…

  26. knvb1123 says:

    I think we crashed the server or overloaded it too much with traffic. The page seems to be down.

  27. Rob says:
  28. Semoy says:

    @will I’d giv it an 8/10

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