“VR SuperGun: Interfacing 1980s Arcade Hardware With Online Virtual Reality” by Nolan

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Entry Number: 17


    VR SuperGun: Interfacing 1980s Arcade Hardware With Online Virtual Reality

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    Immersive Gaming



    VR SuperGun is a custom hardware and software prototype allowing play of original arcade platforms through a network connection, reconstituting the material form of the arcade cabinet in digital space. It extends the format of the SuperGun, a device that contains the wiring of an arcade cabinet in consolised form.


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