Archive for ‘Glorified Comment’

June 22, 2015

VR will be destroyed by the confused and the nauseous

Someone shared Tadhg Kelly’s article (?) about how VR is doomed, but here’s how you fuck it up further by struggling to make it work like other mediums. I posted a big angry rant in the comments. annnnnd here is that same rant right here on my blog! (sorry?).

Nothing against the guy personally. I have no insight into the minds of people who are made physically ill by VR, so maybe i’m under-appreciating their need to sabotage the movement. but. huh. so much rage.
giant rant in 3…2…1…

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June 3, 2015

The end of Mad Men

Mad Men has meant a lot to me over the past few weeks (months?) as I’ve worked through it. I couldn’t bring myself to binge through it, as so many of the episodes demanded some really deep thought and reflection. I found Alan Sepinwall’s reactions to each episode to be a great after mint, even when I didn’t agree exactly with his take aways.

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May 1, 2015

First thoughts on Avengers: Age of Ultron (spoilers)

my few cents (just posted over on Whedonesque):

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April 20, 2015

We need a clearer message for VR “movie” experiences

It’s a very exciting time for VR this year. “Killer app” ideas are overflowing for the competing goggles that are rising up. (I have the google cardboard and GearVR, and plan to get the rest. But am also currently struggling to get my first test app out the door for GearVR, with all the oculusSDK/androidStudio/unity5 setup). Anywho. Was inspired by Simon Carless’s “the four horsemen of VR” blog post to try and lay down what i think is the messaging we should pursue for what will sell VR this year and next: the movies.

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December 16, 2014

GearVR is amazing

Bravo to Samsung and Oculus Rift! I just took my first jaunt into the GearVR gizmo with my GalaxyNote4 phone – and it was &#%@$!ing incredible.

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November 12, 2014

I Loved Interstellar

I thought the movie was a triumph, so hearing some critics hated it is baffling.

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January 22, 2014

Nintendo WiiU – should go TOY crazy (NFC)

Since PS4 and Xbone are selling millions, and WiiU is still choking, many analysts are preaching Nintendo’s doom, and returning to this bizarre idea they need to flush all their IPs out to the mobile market. Michael Pachter has been suggesting this insane notion for years (god love ‘im). Reading this collection of smart op-eds at Gamasutra and this featured blog post by Chip Sineni (mostly poo-pooing that poop idea), I was struck by a different idea which has me all excited. so i’m storing it here on the blog for posterity.

my armchair solution: the best thing Nintendo could do is go whole hog at the NFC toy angle.

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November 1, 2013

Behavioral Engineering is fascinating…

Maybe my obsessions about biometrics should be redirected towards “Behavior Modeling.”

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October 23, 2013

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – a strange mix

It’s wild how all over the map the fan reactions are to this show.
(edit: I rewatched all the episodes after writing this rambling attack. and I think I was very unfair. the show is doing a good job of delivering things that … few people are requesting. It seems to play better when binge watching.)

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June 28, 2013

man of steel / aliens of doom

I walked out of the Man of Steel FURIOUS that it wasn’t the Superman movie I wanted. (much like I was furious star trek into darkness ruined the idealism of star trek. and was… “slightly perturbed” that Iron Man 3 had Tony Stark fighting some uzi holding body guards at a florida drug fortress. each of these movies pushed their established tones into strange new places). But I’m coming around.

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