Real Talk By: KJ
My buddy told me that Tupac lives. He went to an amazing show the night before that had to be seen to be believed. What was he talking about? The massive concert Coachella 2012 happened to be the event. Well, it certainly ended in a big bang. Performances included names such as Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, Warren G, Snoop Dogg, and Tupac? Yes, with Hologram technology. The legend was brought to life delivering a performance that shocked the fans. Can we look forward to games using this sort of technology in the future.
17 and up*
Could you imagine fighting enemies with Kratos in your living room. Literally in your home. Maybe the player could spar with Mike Tyson in a new Fight Night Title. Not every single game would depend on it, but many would use it for extra visual flair. Menu screens Ala Dead Space would really rock. The survival horror genre would get a much-needed kick. A handheld device could really benefit from the feature too. Nintendo’s DS has come close with its unique 3D system, but with the holo tech in capable hands this could build for all new experiences never thought possible. As epic as The last hologram title was, I think the industry can do better. Though I do enjoy stories of time travel.
At the end of the day, Tupac’s performance looked believable and stuff like this is only going to look better. When this technology develops even more, the line between fiction and reality may be altered forever. Michael Jackson Hologram, I think so. Simplified stuff will work too. The Hologram feature might even be regulated to the classic Star Wars board game featured in the original movie. George Lucas had it right oh so many years ago. Do you want your games to feature this technology?