Sunday, 1 February 2004



Fightbox is an interesting concept on the BBC at the moment. You create a 3D fighting avatar on the web site, battle others on the web, and then the top players get through to the televised show. The show has an arena, surrounded by a live audience, the players controlling the avatars from "pods" and the avatars visibly fighting in the arena. Now barring the invention of decent large scale holographic project the audience are either watching an empty arena or some big screen projects to keep them interested. The players appear to have a very crude 3D display on their monitors to work from, and the close ups of their faces in play look not at all like people really playing a game.

So not totally convincing, and Robot Wars definitely has a grittier feel, but a sign of things to come.......

***Imported from old blog***

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