Be it due to a lack of viewers, funding, time, or the failings of misguided network executives who need to take a long hard look in the mirror while they slowly starve to death, unable to pull away from the shameful spiral that they’ve plunged themselves into by killing, not just a TV show, but a dream!…
Where was I going with this?
Oh yeah! Sometimes TV shows, film franchises, and game series get cancelled before they reach a satisfactory conclusion, or are forced to rush to a disappointing finale that leaves the fans feeling cheated. Here’s some of our favourites, the Top 10 series that ended too soon. (more…)
Media as we know it has changed, for better or for… No, better! The internet has provided us with countless hours of amazing content with flash games and of course our favourite, the animators, who are highly underrated in what they do. Yes, the internet is really, really great – For a lot of things, but this Top 10 isn’t the best things the internet has produced: It’s the best cartoons it’s produced.
So whether you’re sat there spitting out dank memes, or just thinking about how the internet has provided you with some of the most nail-biting, fear-induced sweats you’ve ever had, it’s time to face this week’s list: It’s GeekOut’s Top 10 Internet Cartoons. (more…)
The real beauty of the internet is the power to upload whatever you like, no matter how low the quality, how niche the target market, or how weird, and weird is exactly where the internet went. Dark, outlandish, wacky, surreal, eccentric, or just completely outside of the normal, we’ve seen it all and yet we can’t help but feel there’s still more to come. Weird is getting less and less weird to us and yet we still keep finding new and interesting ways to creep each other out or make us stop for just a moment so that our brains can catch up to what we’ve just seen.
YouTube is a one of the most inundated platforms for human oddness, and we’ve gone through some of the finer examples that fulfil various categories of weirdness BUT we’re trying to keep a tight lid on our family-friendly content, so any weirdness with too much nudity, bad language or gore… well, up to a point, we can’t get too tame in this category, so be prepared for things to get a little messy. (more…)
Honestly gamers around the world rejoiced at such an idea. Finally, we would be immersed into the worlds that we play in! We could see things happen right in front of us and we could be right there, part of the action. But let’s quickly talk about what the Oculus Rift is.
Virtual Reality Headset – Oculus Rift
The Oculus Rift was the first major development towards Virtual Reality headsets in a more commercial environment since that big fail many years ago. Hopefully you know the one I’m talking about. Yeah.
Since it was so successful, many high profile developers have noticed it. In fact, a high profile developer in John Carmack of Id Software fame has joined onto the matter.
This post is a small one as less than 24 hours ago there was a new announcement. If you’ve not yet seen the Oculus Rift in action, I would recommend watching some YouTube videos to see what it’s all about. In fact, let’s put the Elders React To video on, as it’s possibly one of the sweetest videos in favour of Virtual Reality that I have ever seen.
The interesting thing is, the Oculus Rift can be available for so much more than just gaming. Of course, gamers seem to be at the cutting edge of technology a lot of the time as in general, gamers like to experiment and try new things. Look at the Wii – It was innovative at the time and has led the way for new interaction with games.
Then there’s the DS and the 3DS. The Gameboy and the Game Gear, the Amiga – You get the point. These were all things made with gaming in mind and yes: They were good for other things too.. Except perhaps the Gameboy and Game Gear. They didn’t really do anything other than gaming.
Of course, whilst I’m getting all excited for the rift, there is a problem. The headset works with 2 images, meaning that people with poor or no vision in an eye might not get the full experience. In my case, I was born was a hereditary condition called Coats’ Disease, meaning I can’t see out of an eye. Except some light… But it’s let’s ignore that.
This means that someone like me might not get the full experience… having said that: Perhaps I will? I’ve yet to try the Oculus Rift, but once the consumer version is available, I will likely be putting a few quid aside here and there to try and get my hands on one: or better yet, try it at a friends place first! I’m certain it would work fine for someone like me, as I was born with my condition. But that’s something to think about if you’re thinking about going for the Oculus Rift – Is your vision good enough?
Perhaps this latest update will help to ease concerns:
The Crescent Bay then is the latest development Oculus Rift headset and it’s better than ever before.
The Crescent Bay according to the latest update on the Oculus Rift Kickstarter page, as announced at Oculus Connect, the first ever Oculus Rift conference, “features new display technology, 360° head tracking, expanded positional tracking volume, dramatically improved weight and ergonomics, and high-quality integrated audio”.
Reading into this, it seems like this will be the first Oculus Rift headset that will actually be “fully immersive“. With integrated audio added to the mix (and no extra headphones needed) people will be able to just put the headset on and be absorbed into a game or an environment. Very cool! Assuming I’ve read this correctly, there will be a proper 360 degree sense of audio, meaning if something was behind you: You would hear it behind you. I hope this is the case, as that there is a truly immersive experience.
Currently it’s just for developers, however the Crescent Bay is one more step towards a fully fledged finished commercial product. I can’t wait to see the Oculus Rift in shops! But with all of this technology involved… I wonder how expensive the headset will be in the end? Time will surely tell.
So what do you all think about the Oculus Rift? How about this exciting new Crescent Bay announcement? As always, comments in the section below and keep it geek, people!