Are you like us and fascinated by the promise of virtual reality? It feels like VR has finally come of age as it was the main focus at this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) held in San Francisco. There are more players coming onto the market to join Oculus and HTC, with the likes of LG, Microsoft and Acer showing us a glimpse of what it could be like with more choice of things you can wear on your head.
There was brand new tech showcased with inside-out eye-tracking and foveated rendering as well as new ways of moving in VR space without inducing vomit. This and so much more on a very VR episode of The Lazy Couch podcast.
Episode 89. Recorded Tuesday 14 March 2017.
00:00 – Intro
- Elon Musk: I can fix South Australia power network in a 100 days or it’s free | The Guardian
- Game Developers Conference press release | Gamastura
07:12 – Hardware
- Tom’s Hardware’s GDC 2017 highlights | Tom’s Hardware
- LG announces plans for new virtual reality headset | Polygon
- Nvidia GeForce GEX 1080 Ti review: Comfortably 4K | Kotaku
- Oculus Rift and Touch Controllers are now $200 cheaper | The Verge
- Our Robo Recall demo – first person VR shooter game | YouTube
- Brass Tactics brings tabletop RTS gaming to VR battlefield | Tom’s Hardware
- Survios changes the rules of VR locomotion in Sprint Vector | Tom’s Hardware
- CloudGate Studio lets you kick a dinosaur in VR with full body tracking | VentureBeat
- Microsoft’s new VR headset could bridge Hololens, Windows and Xbox with Acer made HMD | Cnet
- Valve, SMI and Tobii preview VR’s eye tracking future in HTC Vive | Upload VR
26:00 – Games and other random things
- VReal could change Twitch streaming forever | Tom’s Guide
- Rock Band VR ditches the band, goes solo | Tom’s Guide
- Songbringer is much more than a pixelated, procedurally generated Legend of Zelda | technobuffalo
- Shovel Knight’s Switch debut packs brand new chapter | Tom’s Guide
- Lightsaber VR fight and a Valve-developed game | Ars Technica
- At GDC, a show floor littered with VR and PR gimmicks | Ars Technica
The Lazy Couch is a geek culture podcast hosted by Kelvin Lee and Geoff Kim, based out of Sydney Australia. Topics range from the latest trends in technology to comic book movies and all things geeky. If you enjoyed listening to us, you can help the show by leaving us a review on iTunes or get in touch with us on @thelazycouch.
The intro music is ‘Helix Nebula’ by Anamanaguchi.