Been there done that. Yep, it has ALL been done, and often to death.
We DO have the hardware potential, I see it as just a matter of time. I want to put on a full head encompassing helmet that puts ME into the game world. Not an image avatar on a screen I watch from the sofa or office chair. I want to be IN the game, able to look left if I turn my head to the left, up down whatever based on my physical movements. I want a my bodies actual movements mapped into the game, so if I jump in the real world, I jump in the game. I want to stand on a platform that permits me to 'walk' in any direction.
Fantasy, or historical. Whatever. I want to stand in a war room, or in a trench, commanding troops, just as if I was there. Private, or Field Marshal, limited in the precise same way they are. 1 hour being one actual hour. 6 years of war, taking 6 actual years to game out.
It's time the bulshyt nonsense of 'real time' what a stupid term gets put to rest, and the need for turns and hexes to be replace with actually being IN the game. For 'command' to be experienced the way command actually occurs in the real world. You order Bradley to start Cobra, and it takes the same length of time for your orders to be conveyed to him.
I fully agree with MrsWargamer. Been there, done that, but not ready to put the helmet on. Now I play with little figures or NATO symbols. It's an intellectual exercise. WitE reports the dead and wounded, but it's just a computer algorithm.
The helmet is coming, but I will be dead when the real deal comes around. And just like (need to be careful here), explicit sex jumped all over the internet, it will be used in that way and have a seriously bad affect on young people.
Back on topic, I am hoping for Matrix Warplan, although it is pretty ambitious. Obviously, every game becomes "been there, done that" after playing it, and there is nothing new under the sun
Ugh, part of your post is sadly depressing, for likely being true. You know which I mean :)
Wargame, 05% of the time.
Play with Barbies 05% of the time.
Play with Legos 10% of the time.
Build models 20% of the time
Shopping 60% of the time.
Exlains why I buy em more than I play em.