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SEGA Increases Investment in Location-Based VR

kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 4,975 Valuable Player
SEGA Entertainment and virtual reality (VR) solutions provider StarVR today announced its collaboration to bring StarVR arcade experiences to existing SEGA Game Center locations throughout Japan. StarVR will work with SEGA Entertainment to roll out its VR arcade experiences across the country, at three SEGA arcade locations by March 2018 and at more than ten locations by the end of the year.



https://www.vrfocus.com/2017/12/sega-increases-investment-in-location-based-vr/
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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,866 Valuable Player
    Sega needs to invest in bringing the Shining Force franchise to virtual reality. As a multiplayer turn-based RPG.
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  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    You won't believe how much I wanted this headset as a kid.
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  • kojackkojack Posts: 5,990 Volunteer Moderator
    What's this about a tongue in cheek world war one simulator?

  • kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 4,975 Valuable Player
    edited December 2017
    You won't believe how much I wanted this headset as a kid.

    But instead, most of us got to work on this beauty:





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    ** New Book **
    "The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier: Expanding Interactive Boundaries in Leisure Facilities"
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Out-Home-Immersive-Entertainment-Frontier/dp/1472426959
  • kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 4,975 Valuable Player
    kojack said:
    What's this about a tongue in cheek world war one simulator?


    Don't you mean "World War Z" simulator?
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    ** New Book **
    "The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier: Expanding Interactive Boundaries in Leisure Facilities"
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Out-Home-Immersive-Entertainment-Frontier/dp/1472426959
  • kojackkojack Posts: 5,990 Volunteer Moderator
    No idea about a world war z simulator, I'm talking about the "tongue in cheek world war one simulator" in cyber's post.
  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    I'm guessing the game never came out. I visited the Virtuality arcade in New York a few times back then, and I don't recall there being a WW1 game. Google doesn't find anything either.
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  • kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 4,975 Valuable Player
    I'm guessing the game never came out. I visited the Virtuality arcade in New York a few times back then, and I don't recall there being a WW1 game. Google doesn't find anything either.

    No, the two SEGA VR arcade systems came out, (best not to depend on Google for research unless you know how to use it):




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    ** New Book **
    "The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier: Expanding Interactive Boundaries in Leisure Facilities"
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Out-Home-Immersive-Entertainment-Frontier/dp/1472426959
  • kojackkojack Posts: 5,990 Volunteer Moderator
    So which one of those two pics is the tongue in cheek world war one simulator? The standing guy or the vehicle thing?

  • kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 4,975 Valuable Player
    edited December 2017
    I know your loving the poor translation from the previous article, but there is not a "WWI" sim. The C&VG article miss translated "NekMech" - that's all!

    The two images are of the (t/l) 'NekMech' machine and the (b/r) 'VR-1' machine - the VR-1 being the most successful of the SEGA VR systems with installations of the attraction in JP, AU and UK.



    https://www.vrfocus.com/2017/07/the-virtual-arena-the-virtual-theme-park-part-1/
    P6ftmuw.jpg
    ** New Book **
    "The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier: Expanding Interactive Boundaries in Leisure Facilities"
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Out-Home-Immersive-Entertainment-Frontier/dp/1472426959
  • kojackkojack Posts: 5,990 Volunteer Moderator
    See, was that so hard?
  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    kevinw729 said:

    They had a roller-coaster ride like that at orientation on my freshmen year of college. It was in the late 90's, so the previous wave of VR was still alive, and they even had Jaron Lanier do a speech and I got to meet him briefly. Fun times.
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  • kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 4,975 Valuable Player
    edited December 2017
    cybereality said:
    ....
    They had a roller-coaster ride like that at orientation on my freshmen year of college. It was in the late 90's, so the previous wave of VR was still alive, and they even had Jaron Lanier do a speech and I got to meet him briefly. Fun times.

    Yes, but the coaster was AR not VR.



    Know Jaron from the VPL days - he has a new book out about his time in the early Phase Two period of VR that is worth a read if you are interested. We also have the second book out Next Year.
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    ** New Book **
    "The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier: Expanding Interactive Boundaries in Leisure Facilities"
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Out-Home-Immersive-Entertainment-Frontier/dp/1472426959
  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    Yeah, I just got Lanier's latest on Audible. Will listen to soon.
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