Microsoft IllumiRoom Expands Gaming Past Just The TV

January 11, 2013


This is a proof on concept video of Microsoft's IllumiRoom technology, a projection system that provides a more immersive gaming experience by filling the room OUTSIDE your television with game-related graphics. That's fine and all, but they better not cover my bikini babe posters. I've had those since middle school. You know how some people count sheep to fall asleep? Well I count boobs. There's eight, so it goes pretty quick. Then I just lie there awake imagining what they might feel like. Silly putty? No clue!

Hit the jump for a brief demo/commercial.

Thanks to castiliad, who predicts a 200% increase in video game related seizures as soon as this shit comes out.

  • Laurent Maulin

    Yeh looking forward to it too. I don't know whether it does work as good as Kinect though. Not that sure it will have the same content either.
    Ipad 5

  • AshesToDust

    That looks really amazing, although I wonder if it will be a distraction from gameplay. I have amazing peripheral vision. My ninja instincts might cause my focus to look at the surrounding areas and away from the screen.

  • Rayn_A

    I'm still holding out for a holodeck.

  • jimmy

    Do we really need projected snow in our actual faces as well as on the characters visor during those cod snow levels?
    The only good application for this i can see is if it interfaced with a kinect, and you could play a matrix game where you had to avoid the bullets that are been fired/projected at you.
    Even then, thats a pants idea.

  • Nathan Klassen

    I love how he whole time he's playing Red Eclipse (an open-source game).

  • kazuya

    Pretty pointless. If you have the projector already why not just have a big ass screen?

  • Tyler AitchKay

    I can't believe people are actually looking forward to this nonsense.

    Gaming's gone down the tubes, it's all gimmicks now.

  • David Ward
  • Dani

    -... but it has...
    - I said meh!

  • disqus_npp8Kdachx

    Works probably as good as as Kinect.

  • cabbo

    More expensive and less advantageous gaming product = bad product.

  • Z.

    That's great and all but where's the Kinect? You know, that thing Microsoft was trying to tell us was the future of gaming.

  • Dark Matter

    That's the stupidest, most useless thing I've ever seen come from a major console maker. This is exactly what it looks like when you first set up a projector and it needs to be calibrated. Why would anybody want that?

  • Turbosloth

    Seems way too distracting and gimmicky, I'm out.

  • Kevin

    Nice idea, but I'd find that really distracting. It's like missing the movie because you're busy reading the subtitles.

  • ODwanKenObi

    Oh. My. God. The future has arrived and I must have it.

  • I like the five seconds of non-FPS gameplay.

  • Martin Samocha

    I don't get why this is needed, just get a bigger TV or a projection TV, how does this do anything, really? also if you didnt think the xbox was nothing but FPS's, well clearly you were wrong

  • westmclarenmerc

    You can have the same effects of this video...100% the same...because it's what they did for this video. BUY A BEAMER (No, not a BMW)

  • puny parrot

    so how do i install my new bmw?

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