Presence-related April Fools roundup

[Here are a few presence-related highlights of 2014 April Fools jokes from the web; if you spot others, please post links in the comments…!  –Matthew ]


Razer Eidolon

Razer introduces Eidolon: The world’s first wearable drone system. Play life in the third person: A true out-of-body experience.



Nintendo Virtual U

Exclusive: Nintendo Developing “Virtual U” VR Platform to Rival Sony’s Morpheus and Oculus Rift

Our sources have passed us early promotional concept images of Nintendo’s own entry into the Virtual Reality realm, the Virtual U.

Jokingly referred to as Virtual Boy 2 internally, we’ve also been passed a checklist of features and objectives central to the idea.

  • Apps for all scenarios
  • Products to accompany the headset for customisation
  • Reality — a tagline will be “a new reality for U”.
  • Innovative ideas
  • Light to wear
  • Flexibility
  • Only gaming system formally approved by the World Dental Federation
  • Optimised Virtual Reality
  • Leader of the field
  • “Super Reality”, another key promotional phrase we can expect to see.



ThinkGeek Interactive Portal Shirts

Interactive Portal Shirt

The finished product you see here uses two wireless 5.8 GHz video cameras mounted in the front of each shirt along with two high-res LCD TFT screens. The camera in the orange shirt transmits the image to the blue shirt, and vise versa. In this manner it seems as if a fully functional portal has been created between the chests of both subjects.


4. TEAM17 (YouTube)

Team17's Floculus Rift

Floculus Rift

Following on from the public unveiling of it’s new IP, Flockers, Team17 exclusively reveals Floculus Rift, a new dimension in gaming. Team17’s Head of R&D Stan P. Kerr talks for the first time about the project.



Real-World Mining Simulator

Breaking news: SteamWorld Dig about to get big update, will be renamed “Real-World Mining Simulator”

[W]e’ve changed SteamWorld Dig into a real-world mining universe, with real people, real grit and all. It’s taken a while, but here it is: Real-World Mining Simulator!



Grid Railroad

Introducing GRID: Railroad

GRID: Railroad is set to take racing to a whole new level, with authentic forward, stop and go train movements we’re taking things to the next level.


Plus, there’s Angry Birds VR and Sega MEGAne Drive


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