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John Carmack gives us a look at his prototype VR Headset and insights on where the technology is headed but GameSpot's Justin Calvert is not buying it.
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Hahah, Carmack's a god damn genius.
It's funny watching all the Rage kids crying cause their precious video game had glitches while Carmack is busy inventing the future with ski goggles and duct tape.
Don't you ever die John.
Carmack's an idiot.....
I'm too old for this...
It's even harder to take him seriously when we see an iphone with a pink case next to him on the sofa
since rage i no longer take Carmack seriously.
i enjoyed this game, but it was utterly forgettable, even without taking into account the utter fail of the launch, the awful choices they made with the engine and game design or the embarrassing dismissiveness of customers complaints. i am sorry Carmack, you are no longer relevant in this industry - take a hard look at Randy Pitchford and learn something.
No one can truly predict where this is going & how well it will be received. BUT, it's Carmack here people! If this is place your bets time, I'd put it all on him.
wow what a massive nerd
this is cool
he's on the right track
John Carmark has always been an visionary from creating some of the first and greatest 3D engines, to pioneering licencing game engines, creation of on-line / LAN multiplayer games to this. His contributions are always valued because people respect his ethos. That’s to always push technologies boundaries.
Carmack, you're fucking awesome.
screw headsets wheres the holo room!
I love John Carmack's work he does I honestly do not know how his brain fits in his skull, but I am agreeing with Justin "I will not rush out to buy one". Don't get me wrong though it's something unique same thing with the 3D HDTV Didn't get one because I already wear glasses it will be something else on the market HDTV, 3D HDTV or a VR headset.
They're so ashamed of RAGE they still use Doom 3 for every tech-demo
Justins gradual americanisation with his accent makes me cringe, im not against the american accent, or even if someones accent changes, it's just, i dunno, like a bad parody. Sorry Justin :)
This tech is the most exciting thing i've seen in a long time, nice one John Carmack! :D
VR is just like touch screen monitors for desktops, it'll come and go as trends dictate but until it becomes truely unencumbering and usable it'll dissapear again.
Of course VR and AR are the future, we knew that years ago but tech then was not as mobile, cheap to make and high enough resolution. We also knew head tracking was going to play a huge part of the VR experience. It is exciting but only new thing I am seeing the Oculus Rift doing, which is brilliant, is warping/distorting the game (software wise) to work with a cheaper lens as opposed old methods which used heavy and very expensive lenses to adjust a non distorted image. Actually warping the games camera (in game) and offsetting it with a cheap and simple lens in the head mounted display itself is a brilliant idea, one I sure as hell never thought of doing.As for Game Spots Jusin Calvert..I dont think he understands that gaming has hit a wall.Users have always wanted an enhanced and or more immersive play experience. He mentions the 3d VR and AR back then and now...back then and now are two different beasts. Back then we didnt have high resolution mobile screens cheaply and massively produced, nor the type of portable processing power we have now. The smart phone and tablet market essenetially made it possible to put forward a consumer level VR based hardware.If someone told me 8 years ago that cell phone games would make up a large portion of gaming market, i would have called them crazy. Right now casual games on smart phones and tablets are a huge market. I would have never imagined them being the future of mobile gaming...I wouldnt have imagined the unreal engine running on a phone much less through an internet browser, but here it is. Augmented reality has been the clear future for awhile now, the tech just wasnt ready...its starting to become that way now. When at Siggraph 2012 a few days ago, I saw a woman at a booth with a small headset on. She was interacting with an empty box. When I looked at the screen however, the box wasnt empty in virtual space, but full of coins and gems. The camera on the glasses was able to recognize the patterns on the box (think barcode) and track and display the virtual content inside a real world box. Augmented reality has lots of perks, not just tied to games or gimmicks but work and every day life.
"Almost like he had me on a leash." Classic; loved the comment. Whether Justin had this on mind or not, this candid comment perfectly demonstrates how the elite decision makers, basically your average political puppet and corporate sociopath, love to use these things to brainwash the masses, and sell ideas to the slightly more intelligent (who usually feel they're very smart while bashing a comment like this, for example). So yeah, even when they can't brainwash people, they can be quite content selling ideas to the smart few...ideas like Transhumanism (put things in your body to become uber and don't forget the RFID chip!), terrorism is here and you have to be insulted in airports for it, and your friends can disappear for it too, evolution doesn't just mean that our ancestors were apes, but also means that machines can be become alive...have a life, and there's no such thing as a "soul", etc etc. And it all starts with a "good idea" for entertainment or protection or whatever; after all, dynamite was a very good idea for mining. Enjoy, masses and majority.
Dressed to Impress. This was is Quakecon? What a Quack...
@JaJDoo Carmack is a graphics programmer and engineer, not an artist, or level designer, or story writer for that matter. Yes Rage's launch and choices were definitely not great, and he even admitted and apologized on behalf of the company @ Quakecon at his keynote (which was brilliant by the way) for the lack support and poor choices. Even though I didn't like Rage either, because of the bad multiplayer, the graphics in the game were spectacular, and it was decent fun for what it was, though I believe it not to be a @ release $60 title.
The only comparison I could even remotely make is that Carmack and PItchford are both very much enterprising, but, aside from that their backgrounds and talents are completely different. Carmack is very much more a scientist than anything else. Pitchford is a straight up sales man, and business man now.
@rob_dAmAgE can you name one genre shifting game from id in the last decade?
all were good lookers with very little substance.
@wavelength121 True. But also an innovator, genius, and someone that truly inspires. What did you do today?
@s4dn3s5 not sure which version of rage you played (if you even did play it) but the one I played was awesome.
@GarGx1 I'm not looking for touchscreen vertical monitors, my dream is a real "desk" monitor that lies down w/tilt like the Microsoft Surface before it became a tablet. Funny thing is, a few years back I though Microsoft would have to do it themselves because no OEM would do it...I was right, but it was a tablet instead. I would do most all creation computing that way. In fact, it would eliminate the largest problem people have with typing as you're typing and looking at different planes. Alot of tasks like that would be made easier. In fact the only reason for a vertical standing easel is to sketch real life subjects. Otherwise people use horizontally flat lying paper with perhaps a slight incline. Tablets are inclined mostly, otherwise people would have the same complaints about arm strain, etc. They're just doing it wrong and have for a long time. Look for people to start doing these kinds of tech right, not for their death.
@Shiftfallout Well said! I'm excited!
@yasso Only a troll would not only comment on every person's comment, but also anticipate their "very smart while bashing" comments.
@yasso What does that even mean? I for one, allow myself to be sold things I want or enjoy. That's not brainwashing.
@yasso Did you hear what Alex Jones youtube channel had to say about the theater shooting incident and how the batman movies (amongst others) are used to condition us?
Id's place in the gaming industry tends to lead more to technology and software, thats Carmack's forte. Not necessarily the games themselves but Idtech engines are almost always top end.
@rob_dAmAgE He sat around trolling.
@famekiller that's because you have very poor taste in games. Rage was a crappy shotter, with a sh1tty engine, terribad textures and r3tard3d AI. Right, not even Doom 3 had good AI, but that was 8 years ago.
Ofc newbies and console gamers loved it.
@famekiller I was shocked how good it was. Totally caught me off guard.
@NazcrueL Too "stoopid" to read? Dont want to read? Dont reply to begin with.
@Kryptonbornson Not brainwashing, not at all, buddy. Drugs are very enjoyable, and become extremely "wanted"; I wonder if you deliberately or absent-mindedly forgot to exclude that from your list of "I want or enjoy". Anyway, just keep sleeping, dude; my comment isn't for folks like you anyway. Have a good life.
@feathers632 Haven't been following Jones for a while, but the incident, just like any "random shooting" incident, did smell fishy and seemed like something was wrong about it. I also urge to receive anything from Jones, Icke, and the likes with a lot of contemplation, filtering, and carefulness. Some of these people are there to inject poison in honey, mix falsehood with truth, and help skeptics laugh at us more, if you see what I mean.
@turdimus yet almost one one uses those engines. compare the amount and popularity of games developed on unreal engines 1->3 to id tech 3->5. the hardware industry tends to ignores unpopular engines. being top end at the direction Carmack chose made Rage's textures weigh at 150GB before launch.
In other words, "You crazy kids, get off my lawn!!" (I also played the first release of Wolfenstein 3D)
@s4dn3s5 Sounds like you might be the one with bad taste in games there mate. But that's OK. You enjoy Barbie and Friends. And spelling words with numbers is now unoriginal and a bit outdated don't you think? not to mention retarded. Time to move on.
@famekiller They feel the need to naysay everything. It's so tired already. Don't be a gamer anymore. Sit outside on your porch and scream "you crazy kids, get off my lawn!!"
@Kryptonbornson I agree with you Krypto, one of my favourites. Some people just bitch about anything, it must add coolness to their personality or something.
@rob_dAmAgE Oh, you're 16 and half? You should've mentioned that. Sure, buddy, poop stain, a hit with the ladies, creepy tin foil, and mm...Jenga? Yeah. That one. Have fun, sweetheart.
@yasso First of all, why get all preachy on a video game website? Second, you don't have to sit in a corner and cry, just put that nice piece of tin foil back on your head and all those elitist & paranoid voices in your head will slowly dissipate.
@giocher If it made sense, I'll LISTEN to a conspiracy, this makes no sense.
@yasso Maybe... You're comparing using drugs and wanting to, to brainwashing and using 3d and wanting to being like brainwashing. So if you knew your logical fallacy, why be so silly as to use it.
if that makes you happy...
@giocher *golf clap* You had me all figured out, pal. I have to sit in a dark corner now, weep tears of defeat, and figure out another way to be superior.
If you accept a suggestion, just ignore him, is one of those people who believe in every single conspiracy theory and don't trust anything at all, but even worst I like to think he is better because "he knows more, he knows the truth" and like too brag about his "enlightment" but if you ask him for more information he think you are not worthy or too stupid and tell you to "just keep sleeping". I don't say every conspiracy theory is a hoax, some of them might very likely be true, but if I really think or know the truth about something like that I would try to explain my point to convince you or at least inform you. Instead he is just showing off, he is not so different from a common troll, don't feed him and simply ignore him.
@Kryptonbornson It's called "false analogy"—if it were, not dichotomy. Maybe that's partially why you don't understand much here.
@yasso Again. I have no idea what that means. That's a false dichotomy. Drugs aren't like stereo 3d or VR at all.