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February 28, 1994


By CBR Staff Writer

Kubota Pacific Computer Inc appeared at the Toy Fair in Manhattan with long lines waiting to see their latest development in virtual reality adventures. Kubota, in collaboration with Visions of Reality Corp produced its pod interactive virtual reality games with the use of DEC’s Alpha AXP microprocessor. Visions of Reality is planning to open game centres in malls, amusement parks and hotels throughout the US and in London and Paris. Kubota will supply the Kubota 3300 three-dimensional workstations that will deliver scalable three dimensional graphics and the player’s interactivity in a distributed computing environment as opposed to a centralised system. The workstations provide more than 30 frames a second of highly detailed graphics creating the realistic motion necessary to make players feel they have entered another world. It says it can produce units for a price of about $30,000. For around $8 to $10, participants in the adventure will get a short briefing, enter the virtual environment where they play, ride, and interact for about 10 minutes. After the ride they gather together to see the results. The entire adventure will last for about 30 or 40 minutes.

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