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Augmented Reality Gun App: Epic or Lame?

SodaHead Gaming 2012/05/07 20:59:02
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If you thought the scenery in "Modern Warfare 3" was realistic, wait until you play "Real Strike." It's almost like watching real-life footage. Actually, it's exactly like that, because that's what you're doing. "Real Strike" isn't quite a video game, but you could think of it as an experiment in future gameplay. The recently-released app is a video recorder that overlays your iPhone or iPad screen with first-person shooter mechanics.

The app include 25 different weapons, complete with realistic animations and sound effects for firing, reloading, and switching, as well as unique viewing modes like nightvision and thermal vision -- all digitally integrated into your camera's viewfinder. The game app also allows for "in-game" video recording so that users can film their own living-room zombie hunts or action movies. Does this sound like an interesting innovation, or a pointless app?

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  • Fef 2012/05/08 17:54:40
    Epic
    Fef
    +1
    awesome way to combine the phone's camera and app (even if it sucks a battery dry)
  • RyanHayes 2012/05/08 17:04:38
    Epic
    RyanHayes
    +1
    This sounds pretty epic to me
  • Kyle 2012/05/08 16:54:01
    Lame
    Kyle
    I'm just not that big a fan of First-person shooters.
  • Maxaalling 2012/05/08 16:26:21
    Epic
    Maxaalling
    +1
    FoV too small. That's makes it unrealistic.
  • Quiet-is-feared 2012/05/08 16:07:17
    Epic
    Quiet-is-feared
    +1
    awesome x)
  • democoach 2012/05/08 15:50:43
    Lame
    democoach
    there are already hundreds of shooting games out there, what makes this one any different?
  • Adam McMahon 2012/05/08 15:45:55
    Epic
    Adam McMahon
    +2
    It may not be an original concept but it the idea seems like it has real potential today. There have a been a handful of augmented reality apps, but I haven't seen one like this. I hope they do a release for android.
  • Ben 2012/05/08 15:37:01
    Epic
    Ben
    +1
    It is such a great way to relieve frustration against terrible bosses, fights with significant others, and buttholes you come across in public.
  • Met 2012/05/08 13:11:57
    Lame
    Met
    1st one in history?

    Sega was experimenting with this technology 20 years ago.
  • morgann... Met 2012/05/08 15:20:20
    morgannelson
    But they failed to deliver anything remotely close. They can't even deliver a similar product today.
  • Met morgann... 2012/05/08 15:25:12
    Met
    Asteroid isn't even remotely close to StarTrek online. But you don't hear the Trekies saying their game is the first space game in history.
  • caius m... Met 2012/05/09 01:57:30 (edited)
    caius madison
    What you are referring to is FMV (full motion video). Panasonic as well as Sega, NEC CD (PCEngine CD), Phillips(CDI), this crude, yet cheap form of game making was at 1 time considered to be the future of video gaming. I won't be impressed until I can use myself as the shooter model. Anybody remember Night Trap? Or Plumber? Or Twisted the gameshow?
  • Wanderer 2012/05/08 10:46:10
    Lame
    Wanderer
    Give me the real thing anyday am not into games with guns.
  • stevmackey 2012/05/08 10:18:48
    Epic
    stevmackey
    +1
    I like the arsenal.
  • Fenabarb 2012/05/08 09:54:43
    Epic
    Fenabarb
    not into first shooters but my boys would love it
  • ronnie..its_his_war 2012/05/08 07:44:53
  • Dyonus 2012/05/08 07:39:30
    Epic
    Dyonus
    That's pretty cool.
  • Jimbo 2012/05/08 05:56:06
    Epic
    Jimbo
    I just got it.
  • Dagon 2012/05/08 05:25:28
  • democoach Dagon 2012/05/08 15:54:19
    democoach
    and i suppose you enjoy murdering people! your sick! war is sick, politicians who say we need war for peace are complete RETARDS! those who join aren't much btter imo
  • Kyle democoach 2012/05/08 16:55:48
    Kyle
    Dude what the hell is your problem?
  • Dagon Kyle 2012/05/08 17:36:49
  • uninfor... Dagon 2012/05/12 00:01:37
    uninformedluddite
    +1
    I only just noticed his avatar/icon (whatever you want to call it). Check it out but don;t have a mouthful of liquid when you do.
  • Dagon uninfor... 2012/05/12 00:02:57
  • uninfor... Dagon 2012/05/12 00:11:55
    uninformedluddite
    +1
    I don't have too big a problem with the draft dodgers. I may not be ex-military but if i was i don;t think i would have wanted one of them in my foxhole guarding my back.
  • Dagon uninfor... 2012/05/12 00:21:58
  • uninfor... Kyle 2012/05/08 22:35:42
    uninformedluddite
    +2
    He's a typical product of modern education. Possibly a Liberal Arts major. He's the exact sort that will happily be be marched into a civilian labour battalion and sell out his friends from some minor consideration. A coward? Maybe not. A dickwad? Totally.
  • democoach Kyle 2012/05/28 20:02:04
    democoach
    you idiots who think war is good is my problem! war is my problem! liars who say war is needed is my problem!
  • Kyle democoach 2012/05/29 02:21:46
    Kyle
    I never said war is good, war's horrific and the world would be much better off without it, unfortunatly it's not that easy. You can't guarantee anyone their safety so it is neccessary to be prepared for war. Also you should apologize to Dagon, what you said to him was completely uncalled for and extremely rude.
  • democoach Kyle 2012/05/29 05:30:52
    democoach
    thing is america doesn't prepare for war they wage it, and they have been since WWII. puttingamericans in more danger then needed, why do you think 9/11 happen? oh wait that was an inside job, and because america had already infuriated them blaming them for /11 would be easy, and gullivle and ignorant as americans are it was a piece of cake to pull 9/11 off and make americans believe it was "terrorists" who did it when in reality everything that happened on that day went against laws of physics, well everything in the original report goes against physics! logic and reality would have been very different without explosives to demolish the buildings
  • Kyle democoach 2012/05/31 04:07:23
    Kyle
    I don't care what you think happened during 9/11 or what your opinion of America is, you should still apologize to Dagon.
  • democoach Kyle 2012/06/04 15:57:30
    democoach
    nope
  • Dagon democoach 2012/05/08 17:36:22
  • democoach Dagon 2012/05/28 20:02:48
    democoach
    +1
    ah so according to you you would agree that america is the aggressors in the middle east right?
  • Dagon democoach 2012/05/28 23:43:12
  • cmdrbnd007 2012/05/08 05:05:48
    Epic
    cmdrbnd007
    +1
    Pretty cool and the potential is just amazing.
  • Seeker of Truth - War Wizard 2012/05/08 04:49:36
    Lame
    Seeker of Truth - War Wizard
    The video is giving me a headache switching back and forth between the game video and the video of the cell phone...
  • jackie 2012/05/08 04:44:51
    Epic
    jackie
    +1
    *goes to app store*
  • Ian 2012/05/08 01:16:26
    Epic
    Ian
    Sooo you can't shot people?
  • Daryl 2012/05/08 00:56:35
    Epic
    Daryl
    +2
    How about you just go shoot a real gun?

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