Game Industry Changes and More VR

This week’s podcast focuses on the incredible changes occurring on the hardware side of the game business. Eric Klein and I discuss Xbox One S, Project Scorpio, Xbox One games on Windows 10, Playstation Neo, and more. We also touch on recent developments in VR, including how HTC Vive seems to be winning the PC VR war, Playstation VR, and what the 2016 holiday season might hold in store for VR gear and games. Tools On the tools side, I…Continue reading Game Industry Changes and More VR

Beyond Today’s VR Gear

Let’s take a break for photography for a day, though this topic is peripherally related, as we do mention VR cameras briefly. Oh, yeah, and my Nikon D500 should be in my hot little hands by the time this posts. So we’ve got a bit about photography in our Tools discussion. Meaning People are receiving their first wave units of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. But what’s next for virtual reality? Will the hype and interest hold on long…Continue reading Beyond Today’s VR Gear

VR Means Performance Matters Again

PCs finally reached the stage where performance doesn’t matter much. Certainly mainstream PC systems deliver enough performance for most users, often at price points well under $1,000. Even serious PC gamers fell off the upgrade train. That’s likely one of the drivers explaining the doldrums in PC sales: once you have enough performance, why upgrade? The hardware industry tried to push users to 4K gaming, but most users lacked interest. The new 21:9 displays attracted more attention, but even a…Continue reading VR Means Performance Matters Again

What It Takes To Build An App

Users often think of the mobile app programmer as being one or two people in their homes, writing code for a few weeks, then releasing their content on the world. Moden mobile apps requires a team of people, as with any software project. Today’s guest is Joan Wood, VP of Product Development for Jigsaw Informatics. Jigsaw develops mobile apps for IOS. These apps: ZapVM, Pingz, and Reclarity, enable users to easily create voice-annotated slideshows using only their phones. (Full disclosure:…Continue reading What It Takes To Build An App