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Video: The future of 3D gaming

What happens when a Carnegie Mellon PhD candidate gets a Nintendo Wii to play with? A quantum leap forward in 3D gaming called "head tracking." Using off-the-shelf Wii tech and a little homebrew software, student Johnny Lee can turn any standard 2D monitor into an immersive 3D virtual reality portal.

What happens when a Carnegie Mellon PhD candidate gets a Nintendo Wii to play with? A quantum leap forward in 3D gaming based on head tracking. Using off-the-shelf Wii tech and a little homebrew software, student Johnny Lee can turn any standard 2D monitor into an immersive 3D virtual reality portal.

Throw in a little fine tuning and some eyetracking tech, and you've got the next wave of groundbreaking first-person shooters or sports games.

Hat tip to George Ou for alerting me to this little gem.

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