Microsoft Unveils HoloLens Augmented Reality Demo

October 6, 2015

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This is a video demonstration (dude has a robot battle in a mock living room) of Microsoft's upcoming augmented reality system, HoloLens (available early 2016 to developers for $3,000). It looks pretty promising, but I'll have to wait to experience it for myself and see if it's really up to par. God willing, it will be. Then I'll break so many tables and lamps my mom will finally make me move out and get my life together. I won't though, I'll be back within the month. The world is too hard for me.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to my worst pal Terry, who I would love to augmented reality stab a couple times until he starts treating me nicer.

  • o0THX11380o

    how come all these corporate spokespeople always speak and act like sociopaths

  • Andrew

    I think if you die you should actually die.

  • That's really smart. Let's teach computers how to navigate the environment using algorithms that can find field depth AND teach the computer how to murder humans in a simulation.

    That totally didn't ever backfire for the X-Men.

  • MustacheHam

    In this game you are the controller.

  • JannaOfTheLeague

    Hey, it may not be perfect, but it's another step forward in gaming technology. It could lead to many other great things and even improve the actual HoloLens system.

  • archer923

    I have like 3 feet of open space where my stuff is. Uh huh.

  • Ozolz .

    When will they realize gamers dont want to run around and stuff. We want to sit down and relax while we play the damn games.

  • Not true, I'd love a proper interactive game that means I get to run about the living room shooting zombies. Eventually the tech will get good enough that we are all gaming this way (or a slightly more seated friendly version).

  • Citrus Lump

    i really want to try playing something with the Oculus Rift and Omni treadmill combo (also don't need a totally empty room for that)

  • Ozolz .

    If you´re a fanatic gamer you play many hours without break, this is unlikely to happen if you must move and jump around with this kind of tech.

  • Price Hamilton

    Or it just means that I will have an excuse to cancel the gym membership I avoid every month and get some cardio in at home. Yeah for multi-tasking!

  • ToyBoxofGuns

    That wasn't a demo, it was a dramatization of a person using the hololens. There was literally not one single second of the actual device's usage. Just a third person view of some guy dodging badly overlaid graphics.

  • Adibobea9

    Seriously, Kinect was a bust, Kinect 2.0 was also lame, and now they have a virtual AR mobile-type game similar to what I enjoyed for 1 day on my 3DS. Let me know when they create real games and the thing actually works like they demo and say it will…

  • palpable ovaltine

    That is the actual device's usage. They have a special camera that is tied into the hololens. They can't show it from a first person view because it only works that way for the user.

  • Konstantin

    Sluggish response. Animation pops. I'm sure they were on a tight schedule, but I think I'd get fired for code like that regardless.

  • n11

    Still at least 4 months away, for developers to start that is.

  • We don't get to see it eat him?
    That's just rubbish!

  • Max

    Soooooooooooooooooooo slow. If it moved the speed of the gif great but fatboy there looks like a 98 year old Chinese woman doing Tai Chi.

  • All you need is room with only two walls, a single couch, and like 75 feet of obstacle free flat floor and you are good to go!

  • n11

    Hmm, I wonder if outside/garage/living-room will work! : )

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