Childhood's End

The Toymaker Assassination Saga


28th Oct 2018, 7:45 PM
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Chippewa Ghost 28th Oct 2018, 7:45 PM
Chippewa Ghost
You know those glowing blue arrows in Grand Theft Auto III?

Yeah, that's the augmented reality I'd like to see implemented time now.
Microraptor 28th Oct 2018, 8:45 PM
Awesome concept!

And it seems to be foolproof - there is no way that this product could possibly get screwed up!

Oh, my bad. I forgot for a moment what company we are talking about here...


Chippewa Ghost 29th Oct 2018, 5:15 AM
Chippewa Ghost
Advantage: ToyCo.

The Maerc product is heavy and awkward and as this is 2017, ToyCo has the initiative. Also, Maerc doesn't have buy in from the video game industry's developers; ToyCo can muster that pretty effortlessly.

Now, whether this ToyCo tech ends up in the hands of Maerc, that's a good question...
Microraptor 29th Oct 2018, 12:13 PM
Once again, it's immense fun following back the links in all the comments like a trail of bread crumbs!
This is starting to grow straight into "wiki-walk" dimensions...
ProfEtheric 1st Nov 2018, 12:34 AM
That's one of the dangers of having 1) me as a reader in 2) a comic occasionally featuring my babies. I tend to get a little obsessive (and reread, occasionally commenting months/years after the fact, etc.)

Doing a reread of Cryptida in what I laughingly call my free time. :)
Microraptor 1st Nov 2018, 7:29 PM
Well, that's a way to spend one's free time that... is really appreciated! :-D
AmeliaP 31st Oct 2018, 4:49 PM
The next Call of Duty way to play XD
Microraptor 31st Oct 2018, 9:10 PM
Or World of Warcraft! Or Skyrim! Or...
Cooke 14th Nov 2018, 7:30 PM
A great way for kids to play in traffic.
Microraptor 14th Nov 2018, 7:53 PM
That was actually my first thought too, before figuring that the VR image is not actually completely covering up your surrounding.
Still, playing with these things is probably distracting enough that ToyCo should better brief their lawyers in advance for the case of such accidents happening...
(On the other hand though, if a kid has a traffic accident because it ran after a ball, would you sue the company that produced the ball??)
lirvilas 14th Nov 2018, 7:59 PM
Hey, this thing is still in the development stage--the lawyers haven't gotten their hands on it.

edit: ha ha ha great minds think alike
Cooke 14th Nov 2018, 7:59 PM
What's wrong with kids playing in traffic? I tell them to all the time.
Microraptor 14th Nov 2018, 8:24 PM
ToyCo could turn this into yet another business opportunity and sell wearable airbags as one of the accessories...
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