The cover of the manga of “Sword Art Online”
With all the drama involving MyDDO’s passing, I thought it would be fun to talk about gaming from a different perspective.
I’m been on an anime-watching kick for some time now. One show caught my eye and then my rapt attention.
Pretend it’s about 10 years from now. There’s still PC gaming, but the interfaces have changed.
You might have heard of the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality gaming interface, in development today, that fits over your face, giving you an immersive stereoscopic display.
In this near-future, you can place a helmet on your head, which immerses your consciousness into a 3D environment where you don’t move an avatar–you are the avatar.
This device, the NerveGear, is the heart of virtual multiplayer online gaming, and the premise of the anime adaptation of the manga called “Sword Art Online.”
“SAO” is a…
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