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Augmented Reality on the DS
Raider
Brisbane, Queensland
3185 posts
This is pretty f'n cool, pretty crazy things they're doing when the tech they got is only really starting to come out atm.

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carson
Gippsland, Victoria
760 posts
Oh man, that's really awesome.
10:32am 17/03/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
6747 posts
thats pretty cool. would suck if u lost those cards tho :/
10:37am 17/03/11 Permalink
CHUB
Brisbane, Queensland
7526 posts
I'm so excited for AR, awesome video, especially like how it cuts into the table.

I've always wondered if it's possible to do it on a very large scale with goggles, in a arena similar to Laserforce but with blank surfaces that could be used to recreate different FPS games.

Left4Dead augmented reality, I can only dream.
11:07am 17/03/11 Permalink
tspec
Melbourne, Victoria
3073 posts
This is actually really clever marketing tool for Nintendo. Essentially it's looks awesome and is the easiest way to go and wow your friends when you rock up with one. Best marketing tool is to let the people who bought one go out and sell it to others with these cool little tech demo's.

Definitely would suck if you did lose the cards but it'll be interesting to see if 3rd parties just go and start releasing their own cards without permission from Nintendo, can't imagine Nintendo could do anything about it..... I'm looking at you porn industry, get crackin.
11:30am 17/03/11 Permalink
carson
Gippsland, Victoria
761 posts
I want to know if the Big N will be releasing more AR cards over the course of the 3ds' life? I can't imagine they would, but I'm definately interested to see what other ideas they have.
11:34am 17/03/11 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
6748 posts
well it definately opens the door for very different awesome games in the future
11:35am 17/03/11 Permalink
Eorl
Gold Coast, Queensland
1036 posts
Hmm, naked woman jumping out of my table, dream come true there.
11:43am 17/03/11 Permalink
Linker
Brisbane, Queensland
1385 posts
Put that card down on a hot woman's body. Now that would look freaky distorting it all.
11:48am 17/03/11 Permalink
evıs
Brisbane, Queensland
6375 posts
So tempted to get one of these -_-
12:01pm 17/03/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2528 posts
Put that card down on a hot woman's body. Now that would look freaky distorting it all.

Funny you should mention naked women. Japan has already released 1 of those a year or 2 ago. It was a little maid which would sweep around your desk. and you used a webcam to view her on your pc. It also came with a little hand tool and depending on where you poked her she would react and be scared and stuff.

Also FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUU- just when I say i'm not being suckered into buying a 3ds they come and do something brilliant like this. DAMN YOU NINTENDO *raise fist*

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Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
18322 posts
Is there anything special about the cards? Like could you just color photocopy them and keep them as back-ups?
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DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2529 posts
Well I was going to preorder one of these things right now... until I saw the launch titles. Holy s*** what a sad excuse of a launch. Not a single game i'm even remotely interested in. Guess I could always buy it to play my DSi games on but pfft, rather keep the $360 it'd cost and put that toward my new system.

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tspec
Melbourne, Victoria
3074 posts
Is there anything special about the cards? Like could you just color photocopy them and keep them as back-ups?

Would be an interesting test. I've got one preordered so maybe I can give it a whirl. I suspect there's some special gloss or reflective surface on the card that allows the 3ds camera to pick it up though.
01:02pm 17/03/11 Permalink
Lynx
Brisbane, Queensland
1853 posts
No I doubt it is even as complex as a QR code. Likely just some distinctive markers and colours that the 3DS looks for.
01:06pm 17/03/11 Permalink
scuzzy
Other International
14339 posts
I'd say there's nothing special about the card, just a black shape with yellow colour at one end to get the orientation and angles right.

Should make a half scale size for a mini version of the game!
01:52pm 17/03/11 Permalink
Mr.Bumpy
Melbourne, Victoria
435 posts
I'm quite certain they're just like QR codes, so you can copy them. VW and the Star Trek movie website had a AR feature on their website where you simply printed out a black and white picture and, using your webcam, would allow you to hold up and interact with a Mini Cooper or USS Enterprise. I got lazy and used my iPhone instead and it worked fine! I'd imagine an iPad would work too!

I've seen AR stuff before but that last game, where it distorts the terrain, blew me away! Nintendo, shut up and take my money!
02:05pm 17/03/11 Permalink
d^
Melbourne, Victoria
548 posts
Neat, I'm considering buying a 3DS when they land. Only for Zelda though.

Wonder if you can run the standard DS games on it?
02:18pm 17/03/11 Permalink
scuzzy
Other International
14340 posts
Wonder if you can run the standard DS games on it?
They'd be getting some serious flak if you couldn't.
02:22pm 17/03/11 Permalink
tspec
Melbourne, Victoria
3076 posts
Yeah can definitely run standard DS games on it, there's only a handful of games that didn't work going from the DS(Lite) to the DSi. One of them being Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber which was actually a really good game.
02:45pm 17/03/11 Permalink
Eorl
Gold Coast, Queensland
1037 posts
Well I was going to preorder one of these things right now... until I saw the launch titles. Holy s*** what a sad excuse of a launch. Not a single game i'm even remotely interested in. Guess I could always buy it to play my DSi games on but pfft, rather keep the $360 it'd cost and put that toward my new system.last edited by DM at 12:54:50 17/Mar/11

$298 from JB HI FI. I've been reading reviews, and the 3D is a nice feature, but it's merely a gimmick. But they're saying it's well worth the price tag with the updated hardware that it is offering. Also, the titles being announced sound so damn awesome. Mario 3D, Zelda 3D, Dragon Quest 3 3D and more. Hell, I didn't really care about the starter games, as I have Pokemon Black for my starter.
03:12pm 17/03/11 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2532 posts
Mario 3D, Zelda 3D, Dragon Quest 3 3D

While those do interest me, none are launch titles. They'll get my money when they get some decent games. For the time being I got my DSi XL with pokemon white.
04:06pm 17/03/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15998 posts
I actually played a 3DS last weekend, went to the Top Gear Live show here in Melbourne (which was awesome too), and Nintendo had a big 3DS setup in the exhibition hall. I was kinda half interested in 3DS, but had written it off as a bit of a gimmick, but holy S*** the 3d is really, really, really awesome. I was blown away, so much cooler than I was expecting.

I played some of those AR games, pretty simplistic, but a very very cool way to show off the system. Had one where a giant dragon came up out of the table, and you had to aim the ds around to like shoot up into its open mouth, and shoot underneath it and stuff, and the whole time its this huge 3d dragon popping out of the screen at you, its just plain cool, made me want to buy one right there on the spot.

Played some of street fighter 4 as well, and even though I aleady have it on 360, I'd probably get it on 3ds as well, it was heaps fun and looked awesome in 3D. I was also impressed how good the graphics were, it looked almost as good as the console versions, the 3ds must be packing a lot more power under the hood than the DS does.
04:15pm 17/03/11 Permalink
Raider
Brisbane, Queensland
3186 posts
yer it looks pretty mad, i don't think i'll buy 1 since i haven't had a hand held since the old fat gameboys, iPhone does the rest of the work :D
04:18pm 17/03/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
16000 posts
Mario 3D, Zelda 3D, Dragon Quest 3 3D


And starfox, and a new Resident Evil game
04:19pm 17/03/11 Permalink
Eorl
Gold Coast, Queensland
1042 posts
yer it looks pretty mad, i don't think i'll buy 1 since i haven't had a hand held since the old fat gameboys, iPhone does the rest of the work :D

That was my last handheld, and I've decided to jump into the market. Can't wait!
05:16pm 17/03/11 Permalink
Raider
Brisbane, Queensland
3187 posts
dunno i just guess when will i have the time to use it, can't really use it on the bus nor would i since i use it for study time.. wouldn't use it at home since if i'd have my pc etc

I guess if i gave it a shot things might seem dif, but that requires someone with it :D
05:35pm 17/03/11 Permalink
BillyHardball
Brisbane, Queensland
11925 posts
I've got this for iPhone and it works pretty much as advertised:

Still waiting for more cool s*** though...
05:38pm 17/03/11 Permalink
Raider
Brisbane, Queensland
3188 posts
that... is ..... f*****g awesome
05:59pm 17/03/11 Permalink
carson
Gippsland, Victoria
763 posts
I was inititally going to wait for the 2nd gen version of it, as I did with the DS.

But goddamn it's hard!
06:15pm 17/03/11 Permalink
Vash
2376 posts
Only available in spanish translation :( waiting for mandarin to english version
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Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
10990 posts
I wanted Augmented reality combined with laser force/ skermish.
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Raider
Brisbane, Queensland
3189 posts
yer that would be pretty sweet, 1 day it will happen
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Eorl
Gold Coast, Queensland
1074 posts
I can see my uses for a 3DS on the train to and from Gold Coast, at my girlfriends who currently doesn't have a PC, and during lecture breaks or in boring lectures.
06:24pm 18/03/11 Permalink
Mosfxx
Gold Coast, Queensland
329 posts
I've printed the AR cards from a standard printer, printed an A4 size of the card works a treat lol.

The AR features could be so powerful if it gets put to good use imagine a Yugioh trading card game where the monsters actually jump out and fight each other on the table 0_0!
05:50pm 09/04/11 Permalink
Eorl
Gold Coast, Queensland
1354 posts
I've printed the AR cards from a standard printer, printed an A4 size of the card works a treat lol.

The AR features could be so powerful if it gets put to good use imagine a Yugioh trading card game where the monsters actually jump out and fight each other on the table 0_0!

I've got a app on my desire hd that supplements the AR cards, works awesome with friends holding it up on their face :D
05:55pm 09/04/11 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
16204 posts
That Face Raiders game is a disturbing use of AR as well. Apart from sounding like the title of a porn movie, its just disturbing what it does with people's faces. I ended up these pink flying alien balls with my face on them, flying at the screen trying to kiss me. Its just all sorts of wrong.
06:13pm 09/04/11 Permalink
Crakaveli
USA
5515 posts
this is amazingly cool.
06:28pm 09/04/11 Permalink
Mr.Bumpy
Melbourne, Victoria
455 posts
I watched a video of a bunch of guys who went to the effort of copying one of the cards by hand on to a whiteboard. After a few adjustments they managed to it working! Can't find the video, though...
EDIT: http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/04/refactr-turns-whiteboard-into-giant-3ds-ar-card-proves-bigger-i/

Also, you can get t-shirts with the cards printed on them LOL!

EDIT:
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Mosfxx
Gold Coast, Queensland
330 posts
That Face Raiders game is a disturbing use of AR as well. Apart from sounding like the title of a porn movie, its just disturbing what it does with people's faces. I ended up these pink flying alien balls with my face on them, flying at the screen trying to kiss me. Its just all sorts of wrong.


Yeah I got a few of my mates faces in the system now, the game is awesome at showing off how powerful this AR could be when done properly.
07:32pm 09/04/11 Permalink
Eorl
Gold Coast, Queensland
1357 posts
Yeah I got a few of my mates faces in the system now, the game is awesome at showing off how powerful this AR could be when done properly.

Definitely. I can't wait for someone to make a massive banner and put it over a tower. Will be all sorts of awesome.
10:23pm 09/04/11 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
18251 posts
I'm so excited for AR, awesome video, especially like how it cuts into the table.

I've always wondered if it's possible to do it on a very large scale with goggles, in a arena similar to Laserforce but with blank surfaces that could be used to recreate different FPS games.

Left4Dead augmented reality, I can only dream.

so a holodeck then
10:32pm 09/04/11 Permalink
eski
Perth, Western Australia
302 posts
Attack of the 50 ft Mii

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1wU7iBHXz0

I keep cheating when I play the AR games. Rather than walking around the card, I just spin it in place to where it needs to be. Much easier :D
09:57am 10/04/11 Permalink
Cheez
Brisbane, Queensland
145 posts
would be nice if they made a similar or this game for it

10:06am 10/04/11 Permalink
Eorl
Gold Coast, Queensland
1363 posts
Attack of the 50 ft Miihttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1wU7iBHXz0I keep cheating when I play the AR games. Rather than walking around the card, I just spin it in place to where it needs to be. Much easier :D

god damn technology is awesome
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Raider
Brisbane, Queensland
3229 posts
that's a big ass virtual character
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Mosfxx
Gold Coast, Queensland
331 posts
Would love to have seen them play an AR game with that card lol
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