The Expanse: A Brief Introduction

The Expense is a new social VR platform based on the Unity game engine, with apps for the Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, and HTC Vive. There doesn’t seem to be a whole lot there to visit yet, just a couple of experiences. The worlds have a blocky aesthetic which reminds me strongly of Rec Room … Continue reading The Expanse: A Brief Introduction

Philip Rosedale Announces Major Changes to the High Fidelity Platform: “This model is not working right now”

Despite large investments of venture capital over the years (at least 35 million dollars since 2013, plus another 35 million announced just last year), High Fidelity is burning through that cash quickly. Last Friday, at the weekly General Assembly meeting, Philip Rosedale made two major announcements: High Fidelity was immediately (i.e. within the next 24 … Continue reading Philip Rosedale Announces Major Changes to the High Fidelity Platform: “This model is not working right now”

Capsa: A Brief Introduction

Capsa is a virtual world based on the Unreal game engine, by a company called Vetron (which appears to have gotten its start making vehicles and other content for Second Life). It is currently in Early Access launch on Steam. And it’s free! According to their press kit: Development began in 2016 at a time … Continue reading Capsa: A Brief Introduction

Eastshade: A Brief Introduction

I’m not what you would call a traditional computer gamer. I’m simply not interested in most shoot-em-up games and MMOs (although I did get as far as level 20 in Lord of the Rings Online, because I am such a Lord of the Rings fan). The only games I have ever been interested in have … Continue reading Eastshade: A Brief Introduction