Quest Notes: II

Quest Notes from 02/10/19 Journey of the Gods: First impressions are amazing, tutorial was awesome. MOTION SICKNESS CENTRAL. Send help. The lack of teleporting in this game absolutely floored me for 20 minutes. My head was spinning; I literally had to sit before I fell down. The only other game that has had this effect…

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…

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…

Review: Beat Saber (2018)

When I first heard about Beat Saber, I knew I was going to enjoy it. I’m one of those people that will air-drum sections of songs on top of my steering wheel when an awesome song comes on the radio. The news that there was going to be a VR rhythm game where you slash…

Video Games: The New Therapy?

Primarily, video games are a form of entertainment; a game that has since evolved into cultural, artistic and narrative forms. Recently, however, they have evolved past these definitions and entered the realms of education, as learning tools, and healthcare, as a form of therapy. Emerging research suggests that video games today have the potential to…