Conker's Bad Fur Day prequel 'Young Conker' revealed for Microsoft HoloLens

Make sure to tidy up because Young Conker will literally be inside your home soon!

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Microsoft has announced Young Conker for its HoloLens device.

Young Conker is a new game that will only be available on the Microsoft HoloLens. The title will have players guiding a younger version of Conker through the real world. Conker will be able to interact with your surroundings as he’ll be able to bounce on your couch, climb up onto your coffee table, and fight the evil Tediz wherever he goes.

Young Conker allows players to play the same level across different rooms, which would offer a completely unique experience every time. We’re sure it’ll only be a matter of time until someone takes the game into the bathroom to see what kind of hijinks Conker can get himself into there.

We learned about Young Conker earlier this month as a leak on the Windows 10 Store was discovered. Not only was Young Conker leaked, but another game called "Fragments" and an app called "HoloStudio" were also revealed.

Microsoft has yet to reveal a release date of when we can expect Young Conker to be available on its HoloLens.

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    February 29, 2016 9:20 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Conker's Bad Fur Day prequel 'Young Conker' revealed for Microsoft HoloLens

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      February 29, 2016 9:27 AM

      D:

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      February 29, 2016 10:43 AM

      Crap.

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      February 29, 2016 10:55 AM

      WTF.....

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      February 29, 2016 11:02 AM

      ...the feek is hololens?

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        February 29, 2016 1:14 PM

        MS's augmented reality headset. It's like a pair of transparent goggles and when you look through them they add 3D stuff to the environment around you. It maps the room and knows where tables and things are and can draw 3D things on the display that appear to be real and interact with real objects.

        It's two things: a pair of holographic waveguides which make the picture appear as an overlay, and a kinect pointing outwards that does the mapping of the world around you. Plus a laptop and some custom chips in the headset to drive it. It's a self-contained thing, no wires and no PC.

        Downsides: $3,000 and the field of view is tiny. If you hold your fists at arms length with the thumbs extended and the tips touching (does that make sense?), that's the fov, it's less than 40 degrees.

        Magic Leap are doing something slightly similar but with a different display tech that supposedly does not have this fov limitation. But they've not actually demoed anything publicly and keep missing their own deadlines, so who knows what's happening there.

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        February 29, 2016 2:07 PM

        A demo from last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29xnzxgCx6I

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      February 29, 2016 11:08 AM

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      February 29, 2016 11:12 AM

      This tech is pretty amazing. I can't wait to see what it looks like in 2-3 years. I think the FOV with this gen would drive me crazy, hopefully they can improve that.

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        February 29, 2016 1:06 PM

        The fov is not easy to fix, unfortunately. The article I read said that it was set by the refractive index of the stuff they make the waveguide from and there just aren't cheap materials with a high enough index.

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      February 29, 2016 1:00 PM

      $3000 bones and the pre order is up and it ships on March 30th! Any takers :) ?

      https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens/en-us

      all the new info, price and march 30th release date

      https://blogs.windows.com/devices/2016/02/29/announcing-microsoft-hololens-development-edition-open-for-pre-order-shipping-march-30/

      It be real cool to try out and make something that is for sure. I bet in a few years the tech will be insane(well i hope).

      Cool stuff no doubt.

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        February 29, 2016 1:27 PM

        Nope.

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        February 29, 2016 1:32 PM

        Ouch

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        February 29, 2016 1:43 PM

        lolol

        Google Glass 2.0

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        February 29, 2016 2:05 PM

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          February 29, 2016 2:09 PM

          When you factor in the cost of a PC to drive an oculus it's not thaaaatt much more.

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          February 29, 2016 10:30 PM

          Same, I know its brutal for a regular person to drop that amount of cheddar LOL.

          Still MS said the price is so high cause its not consumer grade more like hard core grade for industry and other none regular consumers. If I was rich I get one to play with and think of it like a KS, that is really what it is at this point but fully working and with a MS grade SDK. So its not bad in that aspect at all.

          In time the tech will get better and the price will drop but that will be a few years before its the price of the Rift. I bet the next Xbox will have it packed in as the next Kinect replacement.

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        February 29, 2016 2:15 PM

        Maybe it's so expensive because it's not in mass production and they only want actual developers buying them?

        Because if the consumer version is that price then lol

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          February 29, 2016 2:18 PM

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          February 29, 2016 2:23 PM

          Of course that's why, it's not at all for consumers. They only made a few thousand of them.

          Plus, it's not even really comparable to a rift. A rift requires like, around 1000 in computer parts. This is an untethered PC that wraps around your head !

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            February 29, 2016 2:28 PM

            it's hardly a pc. From what I've seen in the videos, it's nothing a good phone can process.

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              February 29, 2016 2:28 PM

              can't

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              February 29, 2016 2:29 PM

              Lol are you joking me? Then why don't we have that product already?

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                February 29, 2016 2:59 PM

                im talking the processing power. that's nothing new. It's the optics that is new and is what's eating the costs.

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                  February 29, 2016 11:00 PM

                  What do you mean, the optics? No œne has even done anything like this on a standard screen in real time afaik

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              February 29, 2016 2:55 PM

              I think you're missing all the scan-the-world-around-you stuff. It uses the kinect mounted on the front to make a 3d model of the room you are standing in in real time as you look around. It recognizes objects like tables and chairs and the 3d objects it overlays on the world will react with their surroundings. There's quite a powerful laptop in there, complete with fans and things.

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              March 1, 2016 12:47 AM

              Yeah, probably not. It's a purpose built SoC based on Intel x86

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        February 29, 2016 2:16 PM

        $3k? hahaha what

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          February 29, 2016 2:53 PM

          Yep, for the devkit. Guess what? Xbox and PS devkits don't cost $400!

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        February 29, 2016 2:46 PM

        For the dev kit? Sure.

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        February 29, 2016 2:52 PM

        PS3 dev kits were $10K

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      February 29, 2016 1:33 PM

      That might be some of the worst character design I've seen.

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      February 29, 2016 1:45 PM

      I appreciate that they are actually showing how small the view-able space is now.

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        February 29, 2016 2:06 PM

        The fact that they're pushing ahead with this product when it has such literal blindspots blows my mind.

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          February 29, 2016 2:26 PM

          well they are only charging $3000 for it, i mean come on.

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      February 29, 2016 1:49 PM

      Nintendo's mid to late 90s character creations via Rare were pretty weak imo. Conker, Diddy Kong, everything from Diddy Kong Racing, Jet Force Gemini, Banjo Kazooie. Maybe I'm misattributing these to Nintendo a bit, but I remember Rare and Nintendo being one and the same during that time.

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      February 29, 2016 2:16 PM

      Why does conker look worse than n64

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      July 8, 2017 2:14 PM

      This is going to suck :/ they already tried something all new like project spark it didn't work, Can we just get a consol platformed game like the original Conkers Bad Fur Day was, The gritty foul mouthed Rated M Red Squrl back ? It would just be so much better pleaassee!

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