I want a holodeck. I’ve always wanted to experience my favorite games as vividly as real life. Whether casting deadly spells or piloting a space fighter I want to feel the crackle of spell power in my hands or the boosters ignite as I race through an asteroid field.
But how close are we really to something like Ready Player One (if you have not already you must read through this satisfying tale of futuristic game immersion and homage to vintage gaming…seriously buy the kindle version now…I can wait).
What may have you hesitating to get too excited is the slow and painfully absent progress of new age Virtual Reality (VR). But there is hope my fellow gamers. The convergence of several promising projects, a few of which have big backing, bring us closer than ever to the event horizon – the moment we reach the possibility of fully living in the dreams of our own creation. Continue reading
Posted in Gaming, Nostalgia, Science!, Tech, Video Games
Tagged Gaming, Haptic, Holodeck, Immersive, Oculus Rift, Omni, Ready Player One, Virtual Reality
Yesterday Holly posted her best of for 2013, and today it’s mine! There were some tough choices, and some easier ones. We’re trying to mainly stick to things new in 2013, but really, we’re focused on new to us. Most of this is from 2013, though!
We selected a few major categories: Movies, TV Shows, YouTube Channel, Book, Comic or Graphic Novel, Music, Video Game (here we divided into single-player and multi-player), and Board Game. Most of these things we’ve also written posts on, as you might imagine!
We’ve run this blog almost a year now, so we’ve been thinking and writing about this stuff all year, and it’s nice to reflect back on it. Let me know what you think of my choices in the comments below!
Posted in Board Games, Books, Comics, Comparative Opinions, Gaming, Lists, Movies, Music, Nostalgia, Teh Webz, TV Shows, Video Games
Tagged Almost Human, Avengers, Avengers Alliance, Avengers: Infinity, Battleblock Theater, Bioshock Infinite, Castle Crashers, CinemaSins, Danger Mouse, Evil Friends, iPad App, Jonathan Hickman, Joss Whedon, Karl Urban, Lords of Waterdeep, Marvel Infinity, New Avengers, Portugal. The Man, Ready Player One, Sourcefed Nerd, TableTop, The Behemoth, The Wolverine, XCOM: Enemy Unknown
I had been trying to figure out how to talk about a question that had been bugging me lately. The question: Is geek culture just a culture of consumerism?
Then I saw this video, as Felicia Day introduces Geek and Sundry season 2. And she helped frame it a bit.
We are more than what we consume, more than what is advertised to us, more than physical things made. But we do still consume culture… so I suppose a couple of things.
- What does geek culture consume?
- What might this consumption look like in the future?
- What are some pitfalls that this future has?
So, let’s take this idea, and take it into the future: Geek Culture and Consumerism!
Posted in Books, IRL, Science Fiction, Science Fiction Today, Tech, TV Shows
Tagged 1984, 2112, Definitions, Dystopia, Fahrenheit 451, Felicia Day, Geek, Geek and Sundry, Hulu, iTunes, Kindle, Library, NetFlix, Ready Player One, Rush, ThinkGeek, Utopia, X-Box