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Officially Registered

Super excited. I got the approvals and I will be heading to Oculus Connect. Can’t wait to see the schedule for event. Stoked,

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Reactions to Gear VR

It is always fun to get other people to try VR devices and see their reactions. Watching their movements and how they observe their world while in the device is great. I let a few people try out 3 different experiences in the Gear VR to give them a sample of the types of experiences […]

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Playing Around with the Gear VR

Got in a few hours of time on the Gear VR. I have to say the quality is a good bit of a jump over Google Cardboard. i sampled a bunch of the apps that arent on cardboard a long with ones that are on both. The experience is a lot more immersive. They have […]

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I Lied

Not on purpose but I totally lied. Yesterday was not the day I would try out the Gear VR. It took forever to download all the apps and then I had to redownload the Oculus app so it would all work. Once I had everything downloading I still had to bring the device home with […]

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Today is the day: Gear VR

So after a lot of hoop jumping, traveling to other countries, and changing of firmware today I will be trying out the Gear VR. I’ve got a list of apps I want to check out and I am super excited. I have a few must see pieces like the Cirque apps. I have my work […]

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What Is Old Is New Again

When I first started working in video games I was working on MMO’s and Virtual Worlds. At the time 3D Virtual Worlds was really too early to take off. There was some limited success globally but not enough for it really to go mainstream. Too soon. At GDC this year I saw a number of […]

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Virtual Reality Developers Conference

At last year’s GDC in San Francisco the showings of Virtual Reality and talks about VR were hot. Every room was filled to capacity and the lines to try out VR demos were long. With next year being the commercial release for a lot of products in the VR space it is not surprising that […]

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Pro Tip: Gear Vr

Though the GearVR works with Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge make sure the phone you have is in a region that can download the GearVR app otherwise you will need to check the model of your phone and flash rom to a region that does. Developing in unsupported countries is a pain in the […]

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Chris Milk Ted Talk on VR

If you haven’t seen Chris Milk’s Ted Talk on VR from March 2015 you should. The link is right below so check it out.

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Presenting VR

It has been reported on before but I have to say trying to present VR to an audience is difficult. On stage you either show them a video of what the user is seeing with no split which is really just a video like normal or you show a split screen which is really just […]