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Bringing VR and Spatial 3D Interaction to the Masses through Video Games
September/October 2008 (vol. 28 no. 5)
pp. 10-15
Joseph J. LaViola Jr., University of Central Florida
This article examines why innovations such as the Sony EyeToy and Nintendo Wii have been so successful and discusses the research opportunities presented by the latest commercial push for spatial 3D interaction in games.

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Index Terms:
virtual reality, 3D user interfaces, video games, computer graphics, video arcades, console games
Citation:
Joseph J. LaViola Jr., "Bringing VR and Spatial 3D Interaction to the Masses through Video Games," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 10-15, Sept.-Oct. 2008, doi:10.1109/MCG.2008.92
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