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Microsoft shows off Illumiroom, although Sony is doing it too


Microsoft has shown off its new illumiroom tech in a new video, explaining how you'll be able to project images into your living room from your coffee table.

It's being suggested that this tech will form part of the new Xbox, although we'd expect this would happen later down the line.

Here's the video.


Also, in the interest of fairness and since every other site out that has 'failed to mention it,' we'd like to point out that Sony is also working on a similar tech or at least is aware of the technology. The video below shows a Sony funded ad for the PlayStation Store which was made using projectors and the PS Move.


What do you think? Could this new tech be the next generations gimmick?

Edited On 29 Apr, 2013

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troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
There are no words to describe just how idiotic I think both bits of tech are!
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Cool idea on paper but in reality it's a gimmick, no one will by into this unless they have a dedicated game/movie room
0000000000's avatar
0000000000 4 years ago
agreed!
Dead's avatar
Dead 4 years ago
Really stupid idea unless you live in an empty white room, and nobody is that minimalist.
metalgearfloppy's avatar
metalgearfloppy 4 years ago
.... and how much, pray tell, is a 360 degree HD projector gonna cost? Lol.... A pricey gimmick indeed!
LFC Bywater's avatar
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
2 Problems for me. I don't have my Xbox in my living room. 2. Who even sits that far away from the screen? I'm literally 2 feet away from mine lol.
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ZdravkoN 4 years ago
Looks cool, but that is all. I think that this product doesn't target the hard core gamers, because this kind of 'illusions' are just distracting the player from what is going on on the screen. It is cool for showing off but nothing more. It is a cool tech tho. Using the Kinect + a projector to create some kind of augmented reality.
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LFC Bywater 4 years ago
I just think I'm a bit too old-school. I'm just happy with a Controller in my hand, Things happening on my screen and only my screen, No Kinect, No 3D and definatly not this turd.
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Two Words. Oculus Rift
0000000000's avatar
0000000000 4 years ago
agreed with tomski!
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Tomski?
0000000000's avatar
0000000000 4 years ago
LFC
Bindiana's avatar
Bindiana 4 years ago
On the playstation one anbody know what the cost is going to be to have a couple of gimps that hide away until you watch a film just so they can then put hats on you?
LFC Bywater's avatar
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
Is Tomski my russian name??? :P
LFC Bywater's avatar
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
Bindiani would be a little nervous of a pair of Gimps hiding of the Shadows in my house lol
Spear 25's avatar
Spear 25 4 years ago
It wouldn't work for me as I sit too close to my television whilst gaming. Just looks like a useless gimmick.
0000000000's avatar
0000000000 4 years ago
thats just a habbit what i call my brother in law who is also called tom! lol
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Johno Muller 4 years ago
I recommend Tom Ato... like in that episode of pokemon.
coxlin's avatar
coxlin 4 years ago
I could be wrong, but I am pretty sure that film was just made as an ad for the video side of the playstation store if you follow the link...
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Ulquiorra_1 4 years ago
It's obvious that Sony has been working on this before Microsoft. So saying they are working on it "as well", is a bit biased.[But it's the UK so the bias is strong, and understandable.] 1) the Sony video was from 2011 2) Sony already has hologram prototypes and have had for a while. 3) Obviously Sony has had way more R&D in projectors and projections since they manufacture the damned things. Heck, people even forget that the EyeToy tracked motion before the Kinect and augmented reality as well.
Dead's avatar
Dead 4 years ago
Who cares who invented it, it's a bad idea.
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Robichoico 4 years ago
I'd rather have two consoles that don't malfunction after a few years than this waste of time and effort.

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