PaperDude VR resurrects Paperboy with Oculus Rift, Kinect, KickR and a bike

One sad aspect of modern tech is that it's all but ruined our dreams of slinging dead trees for comic book money after school. However, gizmos have enabled a killer sequel to the best paperboy simulation ever. Using a smattering of electronics -- and a real bike! -- PaperDude VR is the followup we never knew we wanted. Joining an Oculus Rift VR headset, Microsoft Kinect and Wahoo Fitness KickR into a sweat-drenched union, PaperDude VR creates an almost zen-like experience of tossing newspapers, knocking down road barriers and busting windows. Nostalgia's a powerful drug, and we'd love a ride to see if chasing the dragon of our youth is as good as we remember. Given developer Globacore's history though, the chances of seeing this outside a specialized kiosk are slim to none. Regardless, we have one niggling question: Do pixelated paperdudes dream of 8-bit dogs? Filed under: Gaming Comments Source: Weird Science Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2013-07-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Oculus VR says ZeniMax suit aims to cash in on Facebook acquisition

Oculus VR has accused game publisher ZeniMax Media of attempting to cash in on Facebook’s pending acquisition of the wearable virtual reality technology company.In a court filing challenging ZeniMax’s ownership claims in its virtual reality technology, Oculus also cited mail from a former... Continue reading at PC World

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Laurence King rushes Anderson's bike book into autumn list

Laurence King Publishing is rushing Back on Your Bike by Alan Anderson into its autumn 2020 list in anticipation of a post-Covid cycling boom. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Color Space is a VR coloring book to help you relax

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Zombies, Mutants & Resurrection: Magazine Publishing in 2019

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Canada’s Fraser Valley Regional Library Announces VR Partnership for ‘Inanimate Alice’

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‘Operation You,’ an AR and VR-Enhanced Children’s Book Series, Exhibits at CES

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Be wary of 'sexy' tech such as AI and VR, says Tribe

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Time Inc.’s VR Guru Is Forging a New Path Through Immersive Storytelling

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Beyond Reading: Saunders's 'Lincoln in the Bardo' Goes VR

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Facebook must pay $500 million in damages in Oculus intellectual property case

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From live video to VR: How publishers are tackling the inauguration

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Cinderella as masochist, Red Riding Hood as trickster: new book resurrects 'troubling' fairytales

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