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Nathan Chase

Nathan Chase

http://nathanchase.com - Web Designer, Geek, Drummer, Gamer, Father, Social Media Junkie, Film Buff, Music Enthusiast, Dessert Devotee - Co-Founder, Flickchart
This Incredible Animation Was Made By Code That Could Fit on a Floppy http://gizmodo.com/this-in...
Domino's is making pizza with breaded chicken as the crust http://sploid.gizmodo.com/dominos...
RT @Jason_Garcia: Universal Orlando's second Harry Potter land is about to open. Disney and SeaWorld should be worried: http://touch.orlandosentinel.com/#sectio...
zampa on Facebook essentially just paid for my dk2 and cv1 - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I see it as a "make me sell" price. I don't really want to sell it, but if someone wants to spend that kind of money on it, I will. I can continue development work without a Rift to test it on." - Nathan Chase
zampa on Facebook essentially just paid for my dk2 and cv1 - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Appreciate it! I'll try to remember to report back here if and when it sells." - Nathan Chase
zampa on Facebook essentially just paid for my dk2 and cv1 - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"They're covered by the eBay money back guarantee that they receive what they purchase, and I have 0 negative feedback. I just haven't bought/sold that much on eBay. If they want it, they'll bid or buy it. If not, I'll relist it. I'm in no rush." - Nathan Chase
zampa on Facebook essentially just paid for my dk2 and cv1 - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I can wait 10 weeks or so for my DK2 to ship. Happy bidding. Mine's up for sale: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws... It'll be that much more exciting when the DK2 arrives and I get to try out all of my demos all over again in beautiful, low-persistent, positionally tracked 1080p." - Nathan Chase
Order from Amazon now, because Floridians will soon be charged sales tax - Orlando Weekly Blogs http://blogs.orlandoweekly.com/bloggyt...
zampa on New "iOmoon" VR gameplay footage "Cave worm & Lava River..." would love feedback - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"It's not scripted in the sense that it turns into a cutscene where the camera is ripped off your face. Just that it's an unexpected event that occurs while walking around in a dangerous cave, which leads to the immersion factor. Sometimes, you think you're putting your foot down on a flat surface, and it might be just a little slippery. Things happen. It wouldn't have to be at the exact same moment on every playthrough, either. It could happen at any place, at any time, with some random probability." - Nathan Chase
zampa on New "iOmoon" VR gameplay footage "Cave worm & Lava River..." would love feedback - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Yeah, I can understand that if you're sitting at a desk with WASD and mouse, that feeling of uneven terrain might be a disconnect in your brain (and cause sickness). I just know from personal experience walking around in caves that it's anything but a smooth surface to walk around on. I don't think it needs to be "head bobbing" in the traditional Doom/Quake FPS sense, but more of allowing each "step" to feel purposeful. How that's accomplished - I'm not sure. I just know that in actual reality, you have to watch your step - carefully - in a cave." - Nathan Chase
zampa on New "iOmoon" VR gameplay footage "Cave worm & Lava River..." would love feedback - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"In caves, you're often walking across surfaces that vary in elevation and are sometimes quite slippery due to moisture or water. I think it would really elevate the immersion factor to create some sort of verticality to the floor surface, so you're not just gliding along. Make it feel like you're taking actual footsteps through the cave, with each leg independently - finding your footing as you go. I'd also love to see scripted moments where you lose your footing a bit. Where you slip, fall forward a bit, see your hands reach out to try to protect yourself as you fall, but then regain your composure and right yourself back up. It would be kind of a jump-scare without it being something popping out at you." - Nathan Chase
A Virtuoso Robot Band Whose Guitarist Has 78 Fingers | Underwire | WIRED http://www.wired.com/2014...
zampa on Lunar Flight for 3 bucks!-Oculus native lunar lander game. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"$2.25. Downloading on Steam now. Thanks, OP." - Nathan Chase
Glitch Mob's New Video Is An Extreme Close-Up Of Vibrating Water | The Creators Project http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog...
Kids Reacting to an Old Cassette Walkman Is Wonderful and Horrifying http://gizmodo.com/kids-re...
zampa on Looking for sub-$1k camera recommendations w/ cinematic 24p/1080p quality, fast auto-focus - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Thanks all for the suggestions. I did end up going with the **Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1**. The 12-32mm kit lens gets rave reviews from virtually everywhere I've looked, the 1080p/24 video footage on Vimeo looks pretty stunning, and it's tiny! Gotta love the pocketability of it. I'm excited to see how it performs! It looks like it will be a solid DSLR quality image with that Micro 4/3, 16MP sensor. Maybe someday when I get a little more pocket money, I'll spring for something great like that new Sony A7s!" - Nathan Chase
Syfy Turns James S.A. Corey's Expanse Into "Game Of Thrones In Space" http://io9.com/syfy-is...
zampa on Looking for sub-$1k camera recommendations w/ cinematic 24p/1080p quality, fast auto-focus - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"The Panasonic Lumix GM1 looks like a potential candidate as well..." - Nathan Chase
zampa on Livestream: Palmer, Chris Roberts, others at 12pm EDT today - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I think people would pay $10-20 an hour to play a game with top-of-the-line, real-time Hollywood quality CG. That's more than enough to pay for the server farms. You already pay $15-20 for an IMAX 3D movie ticket, wouldn't you pay the same to experience that same quality in an interactive form?" - Nathan Chase
Bit Brigade is killing it right now at PAX East. http://www.twitch.tv/event/pax - Looking forward to Metroid Metal later, too.
Twitter power users: Is there an app that will auto-search for a given story's originating "official" tweet based on a given URL?
Someone Made A Virtual Reality Tron Light Cycle Game http://kotaku.com/someone...
zampa on Livestream: Palmer, Chris Roberts, others at 12pm EDT today - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I would point to tech like Nvidia's [Iray](http://www.nvidia-arc.com/product...) and [RealityServer](http://www.migenius.com/product...), or [FurryBall](http://furryball.aaa-studio.eu/) as good examples of it being not as far away as you might think." - Nathan Chase
zampa on Livestream: Palmer, Chris Roberts, others at 12pm EDT today - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"So, how come no one talks about the idea of using GPU render farms to create graphics that a single local machine never could? If you connected 100 GTX Titans together to push real-time graphics that are Hollywood quality (Pixar or better), wouldn't it be worth 100ms latency to see such a beautiful looking game? It might not be a VR game, or a Twitch game, but it could be a lot of different types of game experiences that would actually benefit (and be exclusive to) a cloud-only streamed platform." - Nathan Chase
RT @gt: My thoughts on 'The State of In-Car UX'. https://t.co/zyjpD32mhL tl;dr They suck, but there's hope.
zampa on I'm launching a virtual travel show for the Oculus Rift using 3D Cameras and 3D binaural audio. Check out our Kickstarter for "A Wolf Abroad"! - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"...and it's not stereoscopic, so you'd lose any sense of depth." - Nathan Chase
zampa on I'm launching a virtual travel show for the Oculus Rift using 3D Cameras and 3D binaural audio. Check out our Kickstarter for "A Wolf Abroad"! - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I'm wondering when we'll see the first stereoscopic 360 camera system that lets you look **down**. I always lose immersion when I look down and see some weird black circle, or a logo, or some camera harness apparatus where my body should be. Has there been such a system yet? If so, I haven't seen it. It seems like ideally you'd have a customizable "self" avatar that could augment the cameraperson. Perhaps the camera operator wears a full-body greenscreen suit so that they can be masked out later and replaced with a digital avatar. Having the tiniest bit of your own nose in the lower-middle frame would help a lot too." - Nathan Chase
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