Dec 122016

… Only some want to fly.  Isn’t that crazy?

Yes, the Commander Chair is the latest visible addition to my gaming armada.  It’s been through some rigorous testing, and performed great.  Needs some cable management improvement, but otherwise… Moving my HOTAS to my oculus setup has freed up my Vive for… Well, you’ll see.  I’m still rigging the green screen and lighting over in my room scale setup.  Pics of that will come when it’s nearer completion.  In the mean time I’m moving subsystems one by one out of the big room and into the office.  Leap Motion, webcam and DCS probably will be next.

I’ve had some great experiences and honestly I think Elite Dangerous looks a whole lot better through the Rift.  I’ve had some fantastic play sessions, but as twitch streaming and webcam haven’t been set up here there’s no record.  funny because all the times I HAVE recorded have been embarrassing failures.  But, I joined one of the best player groups in the game: East India Company.  And I’ve been helping my new friends take shit over.  I’ve been flying my Anaconda in conflict zones and making tons of money and rank in the process.  Now I’m hunting bounties, since the last war was won in short order.  

Today I say goodbye to my PlayStation 4 and PSVR.

  I sold it on Craigslist for a little more than what I paid for it.  It’s a wonderful product, however the games are too few and too expensive.  And developing for this platform is a pipe dream.  They open their doors for larger established studios only, and I’m the opposite of that.  The headset is great, but still a cut below my PC headsets.  Same is true for the camera and controllers.  Honestly, I don’t spend any time playing it.  Even when I was basically crippled lying on a recliner in my living room, I didn’t want to play it!  I’m not a console player, never was, it’s always been PC for me, and no single product will likely change that.  I’m going to push through the last bunch of free demos and hand this off to a family that will appreciate it much more than I did.  And I, in turn, will appreciate their cash in hand.  I will miss Robot Rescue though, that game helped show me what console VR could be at its best.  The tank demo, battle zone is awesome too.  Hopefully these games will be able to sneak back into my library on either oculus or vive. ( I know I have Gary the gull on pretty much every platform)

My favorite VR experience right now after E:D is Accounting.  If you are anywhere near someone with a Vive, go to them, and tell them to “put me into accounting”. You will not regret it!

Amazon tells me my Oculus Touch controllers will appear at my door tomorrow.  I got to try them out at VRDC and I liked them a lot.  Will I grow my oculus setup to full room scale?  Not sure.  We’ll try standing room only first.

Today I hope to get my first MR green screen video shot, and maybe another video of flying in ED added to my twitch channel.  Last one had issues with centering the view, I’ll try to fix this time.  My twitch link: 

Ok my thumbs are tired since for some reason I’m updating with my phone.  Oh yeah to share pictures.  CMDR out

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