Quest Notes III

Quest Notes from 22/01/20 Oculus Hand-tracking is awesome. It really invokes those Minority Report* vibes. The hand motions take some getting used to once you’ve put the controllers down, but it’s a fun learning process. Oculus Home environment update is most welcome – I’m loving my ski chalet environment at the moment and feel pretty…

First Impressions: Subnautica (2018)

After discovering Unknown World’s Subnautica on Xbox’s Game Pass, I quickly set about diving into the madness head-first with a daring playthrough on Survival Mode. After approximately one hour of play, there is no doubt about the fact that I would 100% perish on planet 4546B.

Quest Notes: I

In the name of research, I’ve decided to dedicate a section of my blog to my virtual adventures in virtual reality. This section will note my findings while using the Oculus Quest. Here is my first rapidly-written notes discovered the day after scrawling them on my whiteboard immediately after pulling the HMD off. I’m not…

Oculus Quest: First Impressions

Since Facebook’s multi-billion dollar purchase of Oculus in March 2014, it is clear that their ultimate goal has been to make virtual reality a common household technology, much like consoles and smartphones. “Their main goal has been simplicity; their first generation devices catered to the PC and mobile markets with the original Oculus Rift and…

The Leveraged PhD – Social Media Challenge

Hello, lovely readers. Although I’m a little late to this party, I’ve joined an amazing social media challenge ran by the incredible Melanie over at The Leveraged PhD. You can check out my latest posts on my Instagram. Here’s a snippet from the first post: “This month I’ll be joining the #TheLeveragedPhD Social Media Challenge. Every day, I’ll…

The Raving Gecko x Ko-fi

Gecko is now on Ko-fi! If you like the blog (that’s awesome) and look forward to my random, infrequent and sometimes opinionated rants (wait, you do?), why not support a humble writer by buying her a coffee with Ko-fi? Ko-fi allows creators to receive donation from readers, fans and supporters. Anyone who chooses to support…

Quote of the Day: Exodus to the Virtual World

“Anyone who sees a hurricane should warn others. I see a hurricane coming. Over the next generation or two, ever larger numbers of people, hundreds of millions, will become immersed in virtual worlds and online games. While we are playing, things we used to do on the outside, in “reality”, won’t be happening anymore, or…

Violent Video Games Criticised (Again)

An opinion piece regarding President Trump’s recent condemnation of “gruesome and violent video games” for contributing to the “glorification of violence” in American society.