Microsoft's New Gaming System Turns Your Living Room Into One Big Video Game

If you've ever thought your living room would make an excellent video game system, then you'll be right on board with Microsoft's new augmented reality system RoomAlive. The system uses Microsoft's Kinect and a projector to project interactive pixels onto the walls of your living room, turning the whole space into an immersive gaming environment.

That way aliens or monsters or bugs can crawl around your home and you can take them down, using your body or a game controller, merging the physical and virtual gaming arenas.

RoomAlive is a proof-of-concept prototype that transforms any room into an immersive, augmented, magical entertainment experience. RoomAlive presents a unified, scalable approach for interactive projection mapping that dynamically adapts content to any room. Users can touch, shoot, stomp, dodge and steer projected content that seamlessly co-exists with their existing physical environment. (via)

At the moment it's very much in-development, but it's not hard to imagine a future where we all have one of these in our homes. One minutes you're watching the latest HBO series, then next your playing an FPS on your walls. Or, if that's too much you can turn your living space into an ambient underwater chill zone.

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