Slick wrote on Jun 28, 2019, 19:40:
As someone who is fundamentally against the idea of the 30% store tax that is Steam, I will give credit where it is due.
Valve's pioneering in VR is unparalleled. Their lighthouse system is the most advanced consumer VR implementation on the planet. Fucking sum-millimeter precision in freespace, it's fucking wild.
The Index looks to be incredible, but I'm waiting for a lightweight version that more resembles the "ski goggles" that you see in the movie Ready Player One.
VR is the one arena that no one can argue Valve hasn't re-invested their billions of otherwise unearned dollars wisely (sorry haters, if you had no hand in making the game, you shouldn't make more money on every sale than the creators themselves).
And if you wanna dig deep, the story of how Valve's VR was born is incredible. Oculus was poaching talent from Valve's VR team, and even visited Valve's HQ to see demos of tech that was far superior to Oculus. Kinda like when Gates and Jobs were visiting Xerox to totally rip off their mouse design. It's pretty nuts.
I have no love for giant multinational rent-seeking corporations, but Facebook I have genuine hate for.
No idea what most of that means as VR won't be on my radar until there's sufficient good content to justify the cost. I still think the future for VR is bright - virtual tourism, education, games, etc. yet no one is doing any of that in a meaningful way. Not even close.
It's good to hate Facebook. A few days ago I resubbed to SiriusXM as they had a 6 months for $25 deal so why not. I really like their - good - 80s and Grateful Dead channels - and others. Today on the 80s station they played a song I haven't heard in forever, Public Image Limited - Rise
. I forgot how much I quite like PIL. Anyway, the great line from the song is, "Anger is an energy". Damn straight.
"And then, suddenly and without warning, it turned into a real-life case of hungry, hungry hippos."
- Stephen Colbert