Author: Kyle Rode

three.js – HTML 5 visualization effects using this javascript library

https://threejs.org/examples/

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CloverVR – virtual tripod for VR – pan, tilt & rotate

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VoCo – Adobe audio speech editing software

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What happens when Mario dies

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Trading Card / Augmented Reality Game – Genesis

Trading Card / Augmented Reality Game – Genesis https://ksr-video.imgix.net/projects/2624348/video-703388-h264_high.mp4   Here is the Kickstarter campaign.  It’s already fully funded.

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It usually requires a sedating drug, but Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago has found an even more effective way to calm them: video games

KIDS TAKE IPAD INTO SURGERY Ivanhoe News Service Wednesday, October 05, 2016 11:54AM Surgery can be a scary thing no matter how old you are, but for children it can be really daunting. Doctors know one of the scariest parts

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What makes it immersive?

The Psychology of Immersion in Video Games  

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Minecraft is arguably the most important game on the planet – John Carmak

Watch live video from on www.twitch.tv  

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I have a very particular set of skills – Why Video Games People can Excel in other Industries

Why Video Games People can Excel in other Industries THEY BUILD GRIPPING ONRAMP EXPERIENCES THEY UNDERSTAND ENGAGEMENT THEY KNOW THEIR CUSTOMERS THEY ARE MASTER MARKETERS THEY CAN TURN 1 PLAYER INTO 100 PLAYERS THEY GET THE MOST OUT OF TECHNOLOGY

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Occipital’s Structured Sensor for iOS AR & VR

Exclusive: New VR Dev Kit From Occipital Turns iPhone Into Room-Scale VR  

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Hardcore Henry – FPS Movie

Hardcore Henry (2015) is a full-length feature film, based in Russia, where the movie breaks the fourth wall throughout the entire film. “Henry is resurrected from death with no memory, and he must save his wife from a telekinetic warlord with

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Brain training games reduce incidents of dementia in the elderly

The New Yorker’s article presents the results of the test subjects were 48% less likely to develop dementia than the control group.  The test involved 3000 participants with an average age of 73.6    

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When indie games fail

Kotaku has an interesting post-mortem on some game.  It goes into the hubris, hopes, failings, and salvation of being an indie developer.      

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Emergent gameplay vs. a designed game – Elite Dangerous

Frontier, the developer of Elite Dangerous, ran into a problem recently when players banded together to wage war against rival factions.  The wonton destruction caused a “lock down” in some of the game features, as one might expect during a

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Oculus’ Mobile VR Jam 2015 Winners

http://vrjam.devpost.com/ http://www.roadtovr.com/oculus-mobile-vr-jam-winners-announced-taking-home-1-million-prizes/ Gold Games ($100,000) DRIFT – Submission and Build Daydream Blue – Submission and Build Gold Apps or Experiences ($50,000) Colosse – Submission and Build Along the Trail – Submission and Build Silver Games ($50,000) Scorched Battalion – Submission and Build Neuralgia VR –

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Pinball Expo – Oct. 12-16th – www.pinballexpo.net

31st ANNUAL PINBALL EXPO Wednesday, October 12th – Sunday, October 16th 2016 Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel 601 N. Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling Illinois 60090 (866-716-8104).   The 2 different Halls are open the following hours for the General Public: Wednesday,

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Arcade, Video and Game Room Expo 2016 – avgrexpo.com

This expo looks like a place to buy and sell arcade game cabinets.  So, if you’re in the market, go here. Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel August 25-27, 2016 $30-$60

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Matterport.com – 3D environment scanning

So, this is for 3D environment artists, who may want a short-cut, Matterport.  Usually, real estate brokers own the $4500 RGBD scanning camera, and they pay a few hundred dollars per house scanned to Matterport. The technology is pretty cool, though

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ABEVR, early horror story in VR

ABEVR – Linear Narrative Robot Justifies Killing You I can’t stress enough about the value of VR for gaming purposes.  It’s as if VR is the ultimate visual experience for games.  Even though ABEVR is a linear narrative, the sense

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Dynamic Fusion

So, this is really intriguing, Dynamic Fusion.  An algorithm that uses an RGBD sensor (like a Kinect) to create on-the-fly 3d modeling of the viewed surface.  

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