OutRun AR project lets you really live the game, as in actually driving while you travel around the racecar in the game. The concept car from Garnet Hertz plays out with an electric golf cart that players navigate around real life courses using only arcade consoles. Cameras on the car see the route ahead and show the picture on the screen built into the car. The best part is that the video is displayed as an 8-bit game much like Sega’s original OutRun game. The maximum speed of the car is only 13 mph, but speed isn’t much of an issue for a system designed to provide augmented reality based therapies for disabled users.
Cosplay of course is all about getting dressed up as your favorite characters, and Meagan Marie seems to be quite an expert. For her, it’s not just about the costumes, but she goes the extra mile to look quite like the character, sometimes spending hours on makeup. As the images here show, she does spend a lot of time, effort and thought into the cosplay.
Mobile gaming is a gigantic market now, with the mobile entertainment industry currently valued at $33billion. And of course, a great contributor to success of modern phone platforms is the number of apps they have, a lot of which just happen to be games. Check out the full infographic after the jump to see how the mobile gaming industry is actually growing.
Games are fun, and raising kids is a tough job, especially when there’s the compulsive need to continue playing games, probably without the morality extension pack. Chinese couple Li Lin and Li Juan first met each other in 2007 at an Internet Cafe and their love for online gaming set their relationship running. A year later they had a child whom they left at home and went playing at an internet cafe. A daughter followed in 2009 and the couple promptly sold her for RMB 3,000 ($500) to fund their gaming habit.
This video shows what Assassin’s Creed gameplay would have been like, if it had come out years ago in the age of the 8-bit console. We suppose it wouldn’t really be all that cool when played in a two-dimensional world, and it probably wouldn’t be close to being the game that it is now, had it been around 20 years ago. But the allure of the 8-bit shall stay, at least for those of us who have spent our childhood playing those games.
People spend a lot of time playing MMORPGs, a fair amount of that time is spent grooming their in-game avatars. Some make them look as closely like themselves as possible, others choose to make their avatar look completely different, going anywhere from the scale of totally badass to entirely stupid. Props to you if your avatar looks closely like you and a total badass. American photographer Robbie Cooper journeyed through Korea, China, France and Germany to photograph gamers alongside their MMO avatars. We also see he managed to capture a few of the elusive female gamers, who everybody hopes exist but have rarely been seen.
Give us a screen, and we won’t wait for a second before we start playing games on it. Now give us a 20-feet touchscreen with multiplayer option, and we’ll absolutely love you for it. And please don’t disturb us while we command Death Stars, TIE Fighters and X-wings in Fleet Commander. The game and its associated hardware were developed by Arthur Nishimoto at the University of Illinois. Inspired by Star Wars, the real time strategy game lets players join in and drop out as they please, and use gestures to control their ships. The giant screen is located in the University’s Electronic Visualization Laboratory and is not open to the public. Sob.
Girl gamers are like that exotic species that everyone has heard of, but few have ever seen one. But there surely are female gamers on the internet, and some of them probably won’t mind flaunting there style. Nothing says being a gamer than having some sort of gaming memorabilia around your neck, maybe the favorite console or a favorite character. The necklaces are available at Etsy shop Deadly Pretty, we guess that’s a nice adjective for girl gamers.