3D Headset Gets A Test Run In Doom 3 BFG Edition

By William Usher 2012-07-07 16:12:37 discussion comments
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Ross Miller from The Verge managed to get their hands (or head, rather) wrapped up in John Carmack's new head-mounted 3D peripheral. The 3D headset is still in a crude and unfinished form and if you were watching the video without sound you would probably think it was just a hoax of some sort...well, maybe it is.

The new video is brief and kind of paltry in terms of content, however, Miller does his best to relay what he's seeing to viewers who are basically treated to an uninteresting looking split-screen setup. You can check it out for yourself below.



Not really sure what gamers are supposed to take away from that. And if the video was serious and isn't a hoax then I'm not sure what to make of it, either.

The main issue is that besides the duct tape and loose, unsightly wires hanging out like unintended cleavage-spillage and the clunky, there's nothing that was on display that gamers could relate to that would even remotely make this device seem appealing.

The idea that the device fully encompasses the player's peripheral vision with a detailed look at the game itself seems interesting, but like Miller says, it's something I'll have to see first-hand before believing that it works. Otherwise, I'll never let go of a little something-something from Nintendo called the Virtual-Boy.

Doom 3 BFG Edition is set for release on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. For more info feel free to visit the Official Website.
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