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Sunday, Jan 19, 2014

  

Michael Abrash's VR Talk Slides

Valve's Michael Abrash has posted the slides from his Steam Developers Day talk about Valve's work on bringing headset-based virtual reality to gaming (thanks IncGamers). Here's word:

It was a lot of fun talking at Steam Developer Days; the whole event was a blast, the virtual reality talks drew a large, enthusiastic crowd, and everyone I talked to had good questions and observations. Here are the slides from my talk, in PDF form. They include the text of the talk as the per-slide notes; I donít ad-lib when I give talks, so the notes match what I said almost exactly.

Here are some of my previous posts that discuss points from the talk in more detail.

You may also find the slides from my Game Developers Conference talk in 2013 to be useful.

Joe Ludwigís slides from his talk about Steam VR are here, and related links can be found here, here, and here

As I said at the end of my talk, I look forward to continuing the conversation with you in the comments!

Steam Top 10

Valve offers the following accounting of the 10 bestselling games last week on Steam:

  1. DayZ
  2. Rust
  3. Starbound
  4. The Banner Saga
  5. Next Car Game
  6. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  7. Saints Row IV
  8. Darksiders Franchise
  9. Torchlight II
  10. 7 Days to Die

On Sale

Sunday Mobilization

Sunday Metaverse

Sunday Tech Bits

Sunday Safety Dance

Sunday Legal Briefs

Hardware Reviews

  • Cooler Master Glacer 240L AIO Liquid CPU Cooler on TweakTown.
  • Mionix Naos 7000 gaming mouse on RBMODS.
  • Patriot Spark 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive on Nikk Tech.

etc.

Out of the Blue

Did about a million things in what was an exhausting Saturday, but today I turn my full attention to my couch potato duties to watch the games on this NFL championship weekend. It's number one versus number two in each conference, and (oops, I was confused, the 49ers were number five.) I would say both are the dream games one would pick at the outset of the season (rooting interests aside, of course). Brady vs. Manning/Welker vs. New England, etc., followed by another Harbaugh vs. Carroll battle featuring the two best defenses remaining in the playoffs. As T.O. said once or twice over the years, get your popcorn ready!

Popped Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Dead Paradise 3.
Links: Bill Murray here: OK, I'll TALK! I'll TALK!!
Science: Why Einstein will never be wrong.
Explaining the Higgs.
Images: A vizualization of the average NFL game broadcast. Thanks reddit.
Media: The Most Unlucky GTA Player Ever. lol!
When British People Give Commentary On American Football.
Winter Driving is Dangerous! Please slow down.



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