HTC Vive First Impressions

The enormous box containing the HTC Vive arrived. Out on a bike ride, I nearly missed the delivery, but the caught the Fedex driver just as he left the “signature required” note on my door.ย The HTC Vive shipped in a box that resembled a giant mobile phone package — befitting its HTC roots, I suppose. I’m not writing a lengthy review; there are already a bevy of good reviews out on the webiverse. Consider this my personal take, a return…Continue reading HTC Vive First Impressions

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