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Friday, 16 September 2022

Half-Life 2: VR Mod

quote [ Half Life 2: VR Mod is a third-party mod for the 2004 PC gaming classic by Valve Software. It allows players to experience the world of Half Life 2 in virtual reality. ]

The HL2 VR mod releases today on steam. Looking forward to trying it one of these days. Haven't been able to do much VR lately.

HL2 VR Mod on steam

Someone made a mod for the mod that kinda gives it a Borderlands feel.
HL2 VR - Comic Book Mod Released - link available in description - YouTube

Also somebody made a DIY haptic gun that works with Half Life Alyx.
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality]
[by steele@7:06pmGMT] [5 comments]

Thursday, 8 September 2022

Haptics Club #25 Adult Haptics Ecosystem Kyle Machulis from nonPolynomial

quote [ Adult Haptics Ecosystem with Kyle Machulis, better known as qDot, founder and CEO of Nonpolynomail.

Fantastic conversation spanning from the tremendous growth of the adult haptics ecosystem, the challenges of defining your target technology map, and the impacts of remote agency on your personal space.

A must listen. ]

This is the guy from Buttplug.io, I've posted about a few times. Great watch. Sadly, my own recent development work with The Handy has found the API to be lacking the response time needed for fine control of remote teledildonics. Your partner can control stroke speed, but any sort of one to one movement (which you would want in VR control) just doesn't work yet. But I've got ideas.

For my mookies. ?
[NSFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+1 Classy Pr0n]
[by steele@9:00pmGMT] [4 comments]

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Half-Life 2: VR ? Public Beta Announcement Trailer

quote [ We've been rather busy in your absence, Mister Freeman. The wait is nearly over, and the Half-Life 2: VR public beta is launching in September. And yes, we do mean this year! :) ]

Honestly, can't remember if I played Half Life 2 or not, but definitely looking forward to this.
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+1 Good]
[by steele@5:32pmGMT] [2 comments]

Optical 2D Tracking: Move in VR with 1:1 Real-Life Accuracy - TECH Test

quote [ KAT Walk C 2 is now LIVE ON KICKSTARTER! ]

I really, really want to play with one of these. But I'll probably just end up doing a cheap DIY one.?
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality]
[by steele@8:47pmGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Japan's giant robot fixes railway wires

quote [ Appearing like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, this giant humanoid robot can lift up special equipment and carry out maintenance work on out-of-reach railway contact lines in Japan. ]

Lol pretty sure I mentioned a setup like this a few years ago while talking about how VR is going to advance automation through training neural networks.

Also I wish America was a real country with an up to date rail infrastructure. ?
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+2 laz0r]
[by steele@5:15pmGMT] [5 comments]

Saturday, 26 February 2022

The People Who Roleplay as UK MPs on Reddit

quote [ The Tories aren't in power, at least not in this subreddit ]

I have no words about this form of escapism.
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+2 Original]
[by Paracetamol@8:22pmGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 9 February 2022

Into The Metaverse

quote [ Hi. In today's episode, we explore vast new digital worlds! An ever-expanding landscape of virtual delights and innovations! That you have to pay for with a hideous illustration of a monkey! ]

He's got some good takes, probably a bit more optimistic about the future than I am though
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+1 Insightful]
[by steele@8:41pmGMT] [3 comments]

Monday, 31 January 2022

Feeling PAIN in VR changes EVERYTHING

quote [ What if you could feel actual PAIN in virtual reality? What if whatever game or simulation you were in allowed you to feel whatever was happening to you? Would you put yourself in pain just to heighten your immersion?

Today I am taking a look at two electrostimulation suits I tried, the hyper advanced and amazing Teslasuit and the newcomer on the block- OWO Skin. Two e-stim devices built to quite literally shock you, allowing your muscles to contract and pain to be felt through electrical pulses in the shirt/ suit. I'm honestly not sure if the world is ready for this, but it's coming anyways- and I'm so excited to see everyone's reactions. ]

Kinda feeling like I need me an OWO.

[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality]
[by steele@8:26pmGMT] [3 comments]

Monday, 29 November 2021

Dreams are a precious resource. Don?t let advertisers hack them

quote [ Dream-hacking techniques can help us create, heal and have fun. They could also become tools of commercial manipulation. ]

Lol, this essay might as well be my arguments against Facebook buying Oculus years ago. Major parallels with the future of VR and Biometrics. Fun times ahead!
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality]
[by steele@11:43pmGMT] [5 comments]

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

I ran across an entire CONTINENT in VR with an Omni-Direction Treadmill

quote [ Hello! Today I challenge myself to run across the entire Skyrim map from bottom to top.. entirely in VR with an Omnidirectional Treadmill. Total distance is very approximately calculated to 13 miles, give or take a few, all in one go. This was one of the harder VR challenges I have done, especially because of the nature of a Katwalk C. The real question is, what breaks first? Me or the Omnidirectional treadmill? ]

I would very much like to try one of these.
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+2]
[by steele@10:53pmGMT] [2 comments]

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