Dec 152016
 

So, I have most of what I need to shoot mixed reality videos!  It took some time to set up, especially moving things around, given my stamina is not back to 100%.  Here’s what it looks like:


Not too bad right!  Not picture is the video capture card I installed into Baby after lugging her across the room.  And I still need to mount my third Vive wand onto the camera.  However once that’s done, it should work.  Biggest problem will probably be the lighting.  I got a pretty nice kit, but it’s a bit underpowered, and doesn’t seem to penetrate all the way to the green screen.

I broke one of my own rules and tried a new game out.  Usually I send someone else in but for some reason I’m short on volunteers at the moment.  I played Arizona Sunshine.  Holy shit, friends.  This game is amazing.  It makes my games look like a pile of crap.  I can’t believe how well done everything is.  They do things right that I couldn’t believe.  The protagonist has an internal monologue.  This is so often abused, but man the actor they got to read this story was damn good!  The story itself, is also damn good!  The gameplay is amazing, and fits with the story perfectly.  Sound and graphics excellent, play control excellent, inventory excellent.  No UI to speak of, which is excellent!  Movement by teleport, best implementation I’ve seen lately.  This is one of the best games I’ve ever played, and really fun and engaging.  Only got stuck twice, and was able to pick up in the next session.  I can’t believe I’ve only lost 4 hours of my life to this according to Steam. It feels like I lived half a life in there already.  That kind of time dialation can only come from the adrenaline packed gameplay, where your fear response slows down time in your mind.  Amazing.  

I’m humbled and once more disheartened.  How can I possibly complete with this!  Hah, well, I can’t, on my own.  This is the collective work of over thirty people focusing more energy and time than I have.  It’s just another example of teamwork making the dreamwork.

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