Realtime VR Rendering is IMPROVING!! Checkout Ultra64!!

Chris Hind (
Sun, 29 Sep 1996 14:58:18 -0700

I was in Best Buy yesterday and I just happened to glance over and see a
huge TV showing off the new Nintendo Ultra64 running Mario64. The system
itself costs $200 without any games and Mario64 is $70. There are only two
games for it currently but I can tell instantly by looking at Mario64 that
it's a definite winner. Kicks the shit outta Playstation. I am REALLY
impressed by the graphics it displays. It uses a silicon graphics chip to do
spectacular 3D rendering in realtime. They were able to convert a 2D game
like Mario into 3D and did a spectacular job with it. Just looking at
Mario64 I get to thinking how in the next 5 years we may have powerful VR at
our fingertips and able to chat with high-res avatars over the net like the
way the metaverse is described in Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash.