eXcess Reality Podcast, Ep. 3: Is VR ready? Dizziness, eye problems, and what we’ve tried so far!

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We have our Oculus Quest!

If you missed the PS5 announcement stream, you can find the VoD here: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/647985596

Elixir was the first experience we tried on the Quest, and we loved it: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/3793077684043441/

We’re starting to look into VR dev!
Still planning on the VR Tray Table Jam in August: https://itch.io/jam/tray-table-vr-jam
Son has started playing with VR Unity tutorials: https://learn.unity.com/tutorial/explore-the-prototype-room
And VR inside of Blender: https://www.roadtovr.com/blender-vr-support-openxr/
Here’s our ArmPG devlog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa2Jm3PzBd8&t=2s
Download the ArmPG prototype: https://sushicodes.itch.io/armpg

The second experienced we tried was the Bait Fishing Game: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/2082595615120854/
If you haven’t downloaded Bobber Bop yet, it’s our free mobile fishing game!: https://bifo.co/games/bobber-bop

On our wishlist:
Beat Saber: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/2448060205267927/
Half-Life: Alyx: https://store.steampowered.com/app/546560/HalfLife_Alyx/
Ironman?: https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP9000-CUSA18224_00-MIMVRDEMO0000001

Then we discuss locomotion and motion sickness in VR.
We think VR treadmills might be the only way to fix the locomotion issue: https://venturebeat.com/2018/04/05/kat-walk-mini-promises-a-compact-affordable-vr-treadmill-for-in-game-movement/
An article about aerialists spinning: https://www.heliummm.com/2013/03/09/in-our-circles-in-our-circles-how-to-spin-without-losing-your-lunch/
And if you’re interested in hearing more about the circus arts, check out The Artist Athlete podcast: https://www.theartistathlete.com/podcasts/

Motion tracking improvements should be coming out soon, so we’ll report back once they’re available: https://uploadvr.com/oculus-link-tracking-prediction-improved

Lastly, we talk about the recent discussion about vision issues coming from VR.
This is the original tweet that kicked off the discussion: https://twitter.com/DannyBittman/status/1270402443768184832
Tiltbrush is the program he uses: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/1111640318951750/?locale=en_US
More info: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-52992675
Research about using mirrors instead of lenses to possibly help with vision issues and motion sickness: https://arpost.co/2020/06/03/vr-headsets-future-made-with-mirrors/

If you have an Oculus Quest or Rift, more games can be found through Sidequest: https://sidequestvr.com/

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