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Virtual Boy 2?
Posted on: 2015/1/28 8:03
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Heh, not quite, but hopefully we'll see something like this in the future from Nintendo.

I was going to a video game convention last weekend, and had the (dumb) last minute idea to give my Gear VR a VB style. So I quickly cut and taped some VB logos and red and black foam... and there you have it. Virtual Boy 2! :-P And unlike the real VB, you can actually strap this to your head and walk around with it on.

On a serious note... the Gear VR is REALLY awesome. It's exactly the VR future that I hoped for 20 years ago when the VB came out. The content is currently pretty limited, but hopefully it grows into something great rather than fading away into obscurity.

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Re: Virtual Boy 2?
Posted on: 2015/1/28 8:18
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...That's actually really awesome. Well done! I love the foam eye piece, looks legit!
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Re: Virtual Boy 2?
Posted on: 2015/1/28 10:28
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Haha, awesome! Too bad you had to throw it together quickly, otherwise you probably would have also ported Mednafen to Android for the full VB2 package. ;-)

Man, I can't wait for the Oculus Rift consumer version! Dev Kit 1 was pretty much a disappointment but current versions are said to blow everything else out of the water.
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Re: Virtual Boy 2?
Posted on: 2015/1/29 0:20
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I love this! Where can I get a Virtual Girl version? lol
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Re: Virtual Boy 2?
Posted on: 2015/1/29 7:41
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speedyink wrote:
...That's actually really awesome. Well done! I love the foam eye piece, looks legit!

Heh, thanks!

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KR155E wrote:
Haha, awesome! Too bad you had to throw it together quickly, otherwise you probably would have also ported Mednafen to Android for the full VB2 package. ;-)

Man, I can't wait for the Oculus Rift consumer version! Dev Kit 1 was pretty much a disappointment but current versions are said to blow everything else out of the water.

Yeah... unfortunately I don't really have any Android development experience... but I've been seriously considering getting into it so I can program stuff for the Gear VR. I'd love to see a VB emulator on there.

I agree about DK1. I've played it a few times, but have always been very underwhelmed. The tracking was good, but the resolution just seemed way too low. When I saw that they got the resultion to ~1280x1440 on the Gear VR, I knew I had to try it out. It's REALLY good. I assume this screen is what will end up on the CV1. I'll probably end up grabbing the CV1 when it comes out, though I don't have much of a PC gaming setup, so the portable cell phone driven system is a big plus for me.

The 3D rendering on the phone is still a bit lacking... most rendered things look like PC games from 10 years ago (good, but not ultra-realistic). I'd imagine that having the latest PC doing the rendering would be a huge improvement in realism (but then you're tethered to your desk). Maybe I'd need a laptop in a backpack, driving a CV1. :)

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I love this! Where can I get a Virtual Girl version? lol

That'd be awesome! It looks like you can get a pink protective skin for the system: http://www.skinomi.com/samsung-gear-vr.html , and then do a custom skin like some of the ones Marvel did:
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