Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Jun 2006 11:05 UTC, submitted by mikemuch
Internet & Networking "What ever happened to the virtual reality, 3D world of the web? Back in the late 90s, all the hype was about VRML - Virtual Reality Markup Language - which would turn the web into an immersive environment that you'd maneuver around to get to the information you wanted. We're here to tell you that the reports of the 3D web's death are greatly exaggerated. As evidence, we present three 3D browsers that will use that graphics card for something other than gaming: 3B, Browse3D, and SphereXPlorer."
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3B
by dmdavis on Fri 9th Jun 2006 15:30 UTC
dmdavis
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2005-07-06

I just downloaded the first browser, 3B, because it looked the most interesting to me. In short, it takes web sites and puts them into a maze (albeit not a very complex one) that you have to wander through. The walls are basically billboards. The "city" is divided into sections, but I can't figure out how to move instantly to another section. (not to say you can't, it just wasn't intuitive to me, which is annoying) So now I'm forced to walk around to get to a place that really should come to me instantly.

Sign me up, this looks awesome! It combines the annoying marketing of hundreds of billboards with the frustration of wandering through a maze in a game. All it's missing are enemies blocking your way to web pages.

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RE: 3B
by peejay on Fri 9th Jun 2006 17:03 in reply to "3B"
peejay Member since:
2005-06-29

All it's missing are enemies blocking your way to web pages.

http://www.osnews.com/comment.php?news_id=14856

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