taking advantage of tech. in pool- a game for everyone/the kids- ?

evergruven

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
first, I am not particularly qualified to be discussing video games
and yet I found myself curious about an idea
I know nintendo wii integrated actual human movement in their games
why not something like that for pool?
"ain't nothing like the real thing (baby)" will ever be my position
but it seems we have the technology, why not use it to advantage
plus maybe it could help maintain/build the game we love

I'm envisioning an actual cue, or a tool with cue-like specs (adjustable?)
ob had/has their cue with tech. built-in, etc.- use that? revo? wood with device?
anyway, the cue and some program are connected somehow
and you're looking at a screen- where you aim the cue, a point on the cb appears
kind of like old school pool computer games- aim and shoot
but obviously more sophisticated- you could get down "on the table"
with an actual cue- and maybe when you hit the ball, the cue could vibrate, etc.

so when you're home (like stuck in a pandemic), at least you got something
it would be a game, but the game would ideally help you until you could get to table
maybe the cue could keep track of stats/info. for you
separately, but also related, I've thought about a real cb with tech. built into it
that could catch where you hit the cb, how hard, etc.
you could test accuracy, and learn how to play the cue ball better
back to the video game, you could connect it to the internet
and actually play other players, anywhere in the world
you could have scores, leaderboards, tournaments even

and again, all this could be transferable to play on an actual table
there's a lot of "angles" to be considered
again I'm not a big tech. person, but it seems so many are
especially generations coming up
it seems like kids could easily get into something like this
it's corny, but if we care about growing the game
we have to meet kids on their level
etc...
 

sjm

Sweating it at Derby City
Silver Member
I have no idea how the technology would work or what it would cost, but I like this idea.
 

garczar

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
first, I am not particularly qualified to be discussing video games
and yet I found myself curious about an idea
I know nintendo wii integrated actual human movement in their games
why not something like that for pool?
"ain't nothing like the real thing (baby)" will ever be my position
but it seems we have the technology, why not use it to advantage
plus maybe it could help maintain/build the game we love

I'm envisioning an actual cue, or a tool with cue-like specs (adjustable?)
ob had/has their cue with tech. built-in, etc.- use that? revo? wood with device?
anyway, the cue and some program are connected somehow
and you're looking at a screen- where you aim the cue, a point on the cb appears
kind of like old school pool computer games- aim and shoot
but obviously more sophisticated- you could get down "on the table"
with an actual cue- and maybe when you hit the ball, the cue could vibrate, etc.

so when you're home (like stuck in a pandemic), at least you got something
it would be a game, but the game would ideally help you until you could get to table
maybe the cue could keep track of stats/info. for you
separately, but also related, I've thought about a real cb with tech. built into it
that could catch where you hit the cb, how hard, etc.
you could test accuracy, and learn how to play the cue ball better
back to the video game, you could connect it to the internet
and actually play other players, anywhere in the world
you could have scores, leaderboards, tournaments even

and again, all this could be transferable to play on an actual table
there's a lot of "angles" to be considered
again I'm not a big tech. person, but it seems so many are
especially generations coming up
it seems like kids could easily get into something like this
it's corny, but if we care about growing the game
we have to meet kids on their level
etc...
Kids might go for it i guess. I wouldn't get out of the electric chair to play virtual anything.
 

evergruven

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Kids might go for it i guess. I wouldn't get out of the electric chair to play virtual anything.
I hear you..I admit I'd like to see what more we could do tho
the gap between real and virtual doesn't have to be *so* wide
the more technology becomes commonplace/affordable
the more likely it is we'll see things like this anyway
and the question "why" is bound to become "why not"..
 
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