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#237490 5-Jun-2018 10:41
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I don’t know if I’m just old, or not imaginative enough, or lazy, or all of the above?! I just don’t get AR gaming yet. The only one that made sense to me was Pokemon Go.


Watching the Keynote this morning and seeing the Lego demo, and that other demo where they were knocking over wooden blocks, I just can’t help but wonder what this gives us that we don’t have already other than having to awkwardly hold my device at weird angles in front of physical objects and spaces?


Don’t get me wrong, I can see uses for AR of course. And having recently got hold of a Gear VR I can definitely see uses for VR too. But AR gaming just seems gimmicky so far. Maybe if I were to see something like Magic the Gathering or Dungeons and Dragons, which were traditionally played statically at a table, that’d click for me? I can see there being a mount on the table with your device in front of each player so you can see the virtual world while playing.


Can someone explain what I’m missing here?

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  #2029683 5-Jun-2018 10:45
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What you're not getting is the setup. They're setting up the software platform and infrastructure for the hardware which hasn't arrived yet.


Mark my words: Apple AR Glasses (of some description) within the next 24 months.

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  #2029687 5-Jun-2018 10:49
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If you are in Auckland, try the VR Center in Mt Roskill. Went there Friday with my Son we had a blast!



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  #2029688 5-Jun-2018 10:49
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@premiumtouring No I get that too, hence I said I can totally see the use for AR.  I'm talking specifically about the games they're demoing at the moment and last year.  

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