Art made entirely in Virtual Reality

So we’re heading to a huge bowling event called Bowl Expo. We’re super excited about it for a few reasons:

  1. We believe bowling alleys are the perfect nationwide (worldwide really) infrastructure to be able to efficiently bring Virtual Reality Arcades to the masses. Think about how many towns/cities have bowling.
  2. It’s always a good time to work with “purveyors of fun”.
  3. We will have the coolest shirts and posters in the joint!

We asked our buddy Dave Cavnar to put together a cool bowling scene for us and that he did.

Our Official #BowlExpo17 Poster

Wanna see something even cooler? Check out the video of this art. You can really see just how detailed and how totally immersive it is.

The only way to see it clearer is to be looking at it in TiltBrush where it was created. And if you’re at the Bowl Expo with us, you certainly can. Here’s your invite to come check us out at booth 916.

 

Difference in VR headsets

Today we talk about VR headsets.

It drives me nuts that what someone experiences while wearing a Google Cardboard or a Samsung GearVR is called the same thing as if they were wearing an HTC Vive.

Newsflash people, they’re not even in the same league.

The 1975 AMC Gremlin of VR
This is the Chevy Impala of Virtual Reality.
This is the Maserati of VR

To point out the differences I employ a pair of “boats”, a Saturn Vue and a Maserati. You might be able to see where this is going already. In any respect give the video a quick look:

Once you’ve tried the HTC Vive (and it’s likely true for the Oculus Rift, I haven’t experienced it yet) it’s hard to go back to phone driven VR. In fact, can’t we all agree that we have to stop calling bone phone driven and computer driven VR? So not the same thing.

This is when a blog post turns into a mild rant.

Tucks soapbox neatly under the desk and returns you to your previous activities.

2 Ways You Can Experience VR Today

A few months ago, my podcast partner and I recorded a show called VR for Business and Personal. One of the discussion points was “What can you do to experience VR right now“. ┬áThat last link will take you right to the video on our Facebook page.

The first big idea is to go to your local Microsoft store. They will let you try on the HTC Vive right there. It’s a 10 minute experience that will change how you look at the world.

The second idea is to follow along on our Facebook page. We post all kinds of things related to Virtual Reality there. And we definitely will be sharing a lot more about VR gaming too.

You’ll know our Facebook page when you see this.

 

Enjoy!