A new advance in video-gaming will feature interactive dialogue commands for characters. Science fiction? Nope. The evolving face of virtual reality.
The upcoming game Mass Effect features a theme that is becoming more familiar as we draw closer to the year 2012. A race of green-scaled aliens is about to kill all organic life on the planet. Your mission, thwart their plans. Sure, it's geeky and about as old as science fiction plots come, so what's the catch?
The game allows for players to interact with one another romantically in dialogue, and while in dialogue screen boxes, a user can interrupt his character and command the discussion in a general direction. If the conversation is pursued too aggressively, the other character might assume that you're being rude and respond accordingly.
While these advances in gaming are fascinating and completely awe-inspiring, one has to wonder how useful they. Even the nerdy and prolific Terence Mckenna, while fascinated with virtual reality, suggested that our VR efforts would soon be dwarfed by a much larger and more cosmic transformation coming our way.Tweet