IBM Sponsors "Sword Art Online: The Beginning" Virtual Reality Development

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  1. Lycanroc
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    There's a new venture to make anime real! IBM Japan has taken up the challenge of realizing the VRMMO from Reki Kawahara's Sword Art Online light novels, hopefully without the thousands of deaths, in what they're calling Sword Art Online: The Beginning. A site has launched taking applications for 208 brave souls (able to comfortably wear a head set, have their bodies and walk without assistance) to alpha test SAO!



    Applicants selected by lottery will try out the experience at a Tokyo location March 18th and 20th.

    The venture looks to showcase the potential contribution of IBM Cognitive Computing (remember them from their Steins;Gate promotion?) to the future of gaming.

    Participants will be scanned into a 3D then interact with a virtual space using IBM Cloud Services and SoftLayer technologies.

    Kirito's Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Asuna's Haruka Tomatsu and Yui's Kanae Itō legend their voices to the project.

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  2. Sakitoshi

    Sakitoshi everything is going according the plan...

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    Cool, but why of all the VR themed animes they had to go with the worse?? Digimon could have been waaaay better if you ask me.
     
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    This is amazing!

    ( And yes, I remember Steins;Gate cognitive computing :D )
     
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  4. Gingerbread Crumb

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    Code Lyoko would have been fun. But why sword art its lame why not .Hack.
     
  5. Flame

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    what if i told you Virtual Reality is real.

    funny.pho.to_matrix.jpg

    and you are in the matrix.
     
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  6. Sakitoshi

    Sakitoshi everything is going according the plan...

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    I like the idea.
     
  7. Brunho

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    THEY WANT TO HAVE THEIR BODIES! IT´S A CONSPIRATION!