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The Next Three Years of Virtual Reality will be Exciting

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Virtual Reality has had ups and downs during its infancy, but it’s important to remember it is still growing. In today’s world, most people expect technology to improve rapidly. Every year there is a new tablet or smartphone with new features and improved specs. Incremental improvements can cause people to forget about the time required for a technology to feel like a true generational leap. True Generational leaps come in two different forms; advances can happen gradually, such as the iPhone coming out every year. It can also occur with each new release, like going from the Playstation 1 to…


Is the Metaverse the Next Internet-Level Invention

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The metaverse could be the next internet-level invention. It could be something that affects all of society in the same way as the internet. For that to happen, the metaverse needs to be persistent across all devices, with multiple creators and a high degree of connectivity across applications. The metaverse is already starting to take shape. Games such as Fortnite and Roblox; are already showing the power of multiple IPs coming together across many devices. Some things prevent those games from existing in a metaverse. The two games would need to be connected and have a way for more creators…


VR Fitness Can Push the Industry Forward

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The virtual reality of today is too focused on gaming. VR gaming has a lot of promise but, focusing on fitness could bring a lot of value to the industry. Virtual reality fitness has already been growing amongst VR users. Games like Beat Saber and Pistol Wipe; make working out more entertaining. These games weren’t even created as fitness games and yet they have been shown to help people lose weight. Back in 2018, there was even a man that lost 138 pounds playing beat saber. This story is just one case, but it proves that make fitness more entertaining…


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The Game Industry is a notoriously difficult business to join. Here are a few examples of failed attempts to either join or expand into gaming. Google has struggled with VR and has all but abandoned it. They have also shut down their in-house stadia game studio. I’m still a believer in the tech of stadia, so I hope they continue to improve. Steam has struggled with its steam machines but is trying again with steam deck. Then there is the Microsoft Kinect and Playstation Vita. They both had some degree of success, and production was still discontinued. I do wonder…


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The 2020s will bring a lot of changes to the way we play games. New technologies like VR, AR, cloud gaming, and blockchain will bring new types of games. They will also create different ways to experience those games. The blockchain and cryptocurrency took off toward the end of the 2010s and early 2020s. I believe blockchain technology will play a significant role in the future of games. NFTs and cryptocurrencies will change the way games are played, made, and generate profit. Virtual worlds such as Decentraland, The Sandbox, and Somnium Space are already utilizing blockchain technology. …


Yakuza: Like a Dragon

When I was growing up, the only experiences I had with Japanese role-playing games were the Pokémon games and Final Fantasy VII. Over the last two years, an increasing percentage of the games I’ve played have been JRPGs. My top three over that time have been Persona 5, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Final Fantasy 7. Those three games have shown me how great the genre can be. Each story had an interesting cast of characters and a compelling main story. Even the subplots and side quests were worth playing. As someone who has played mainly western games before my…


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I read a lot about the benefits of learning a new language, so I gave it a shot. During my time in high school, I took classes in French. While in college, I took two courses in Spanish. In both instances, I didn’t take learning the language seriously. I had no interest in a new language, so I just did enough to earn a good grade. This time I was fully committed to learning a new language. I choose Japanese because I wanted something new and something challenging. It also helps that I liked how Japanese culture was shown in…


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XCloud finally released from beta and the only logical thing to do is compare it to Stadia. There are pros and cons to both services. Many of those pros and cons overlap with each other but there are some differences.

Streaming Quality

The streaming quality is the most important aspect of both services. The size of the library and the cost of the subscription won’t matter if the visuals are blurry and the latency is too slow. Right now, XCloud streams go as high as 1080p. Stadia on the other hand can stream in 4k with the pro subscription. I tried both…


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Before you get into intermittent fasting, OMAD, Keto, or starting any other diet you think will benefit you. I would advise building a foundation first. I tended to yo-yo between being fit and unfit. I would get two months of eating right only to go three weeks of eating unhealthy. To fix this problem, I came up with three foundations. Keep my sugar consumption low, drink plenty of water, and eat plenty of vegetables. Establishing this foundation for myself has lead to more consistency with my diet.

Reduce The Sugar

The first thing I did was reduce my added sugar intake. Ideally, you…


Concept art by Heejin Youn

It’s been eight years since the release of Oculus DK1 in 2013. In those eight years, virtual reality has grown a lot. We have seen the rise and fall of mobile phone VR. Let’s not forget Google, who entered with Google Cardboard and exited with the Google Daydream headset. The GearVR turned into the Oculus Go, and then into the Oculus quest. The resolution has increased a lot, the weight has come down a bit, and you no longer need a PC to have a good experience. Despite all of that VR remains a relatively small market. Mark Zuckerberg believes…

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