If you’re reading this, there’s a decent chance you’re familiar with Existenz or Avalon or Harsh Realm or Ready Player One or that one episode of The X-Files about an evil first-person shooter. Even if you’re not, you probably understand the trope I’m getting at — that the future of gaming is hyper-immersive virtual reality simulation. If you like war games, the ultimate goal is one where you’re literally on the battlefield. If you’re a role-playing game fan, you’d rather be exploring a real dungeon with your party. But this weekend, VR social network Altspace is launching a charmingly meta take on the genre: a virtual simulation of sitting around a table playing Dungeons & Dragons.
Altspace, which opened to public beta testing earlier…
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Author: Adi Robertson
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