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Kevin Ohannessian
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Weird RPGs (http://t.co/cx4rzySMre), console VR (http://t.co/d2urqD7vxb), and a wild Zelda (https://t.co/FeJIktdotW). My last week writing for Geek & Sundry.
Dungeons and Dragons can be odd, with rust monsters and mimics. But it doesn't have creatures that contain black holes in their chests, weather that mutates people, or living machines. Monte Cook Games is a tabletop RPG publisher that specializes in the weird. It their first game, Numenera, players walk around an earth a billion years in the future where eight other civilizations have come and gone. Rules focus on story, action, and the bizarre ...
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Virtual reality is about to make its big debut. Read all the VR news made this week at the Game Developers Conference: http://www.fastcocreate.com/3058048/
The GDC was held in San Francisco this week, and virtual reality dominated every conversation.
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The vibrant graphics of Superhot distills the FPS down to cerebral violence: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3057098/
The new indie shooter uses a limited color palette and forgoes realism to boil down video game combat to its crucial elements.
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How important is audio to VR? More than you think. My latest story for Intel and Kill Screen. https://iq.intel.com/what-does-virtual-reality-sound-like/
Virtual reality game developers explain how they create 3D soundscapes and answer the all-important question: What does virtual reality sound like?
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And the last of my recent VR coverage, a look at social VR. How Virtual Reality Will Take Over Your Virtual Life http://bit.ly/1W4Nc7H
Gamers and early adopters are going to put virtual reality on shelves, but social uses of VR will bring it into all our lives.
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I've done many VR stories for Fast Company. Here are some from this year. Virtual Reality Is Finally Growing Up http://bit.ly/1eElWgb
At E3 2015 last week, several companies made pitches for their vision of VR. Here is how it all stands at the cusp of VR's maturation.
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When it comes to education, it's easier to treat children like objects. My review of "No Pineapple Left Behind" for Kill Screen https://killscreen.com/articles/no-pineapple-left-behind-spends-too-long-in-the-classroom/
You are a school principal. You see a student who is being bullied. His parents ask for you to keep an eye out on him, make sure his feelings aren’t hurt. There will be hell to pay if he is s…
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Nod Labs moves to fill the middle tier in virtual reality -- bringing motion control and motion capture to mobile VR .http://www.fastcompany.com/3057769/
This year, virtual reality will be everywhere. Nod Labs seeks to bring a premium experience to mass-market devices.
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You would be amazed how much goes into making gaming better. My interview with the platform lead behind the New Xbox One Experience: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3053500/how-microsoft-created-a-new-xbox-experience
The release of the redesigned Xbox One interface shows Microsoft's support for both the old and the new. It was a long path to get there.
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For PC gamers, the LAN party has changed over the years. Now it's about eSports and fancy rigs. My story for Intel and Kill Screen. https://iq.intel.com/the-evolution-of-the-lan-party/
Eschewing party favors and balloons for processing power and bandwidth, a LAN party puts PCs and players to the test.
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And for a wider view on the tech, Virtual Reality Isn't (Just) Playing Games http://bit.ly/1HUXXTB
With a variety of headsets coming in the next year, VR is poised to be a legitimate game changer well beyond games.
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Another VR piece for @intel and @killscreen-- The Technical Challenges of Virtual Reality http://intel.ly/1WgQl4d
How virtual reality is changing and putting demand on high-performance computers.
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Kevin Ohannessian is a freelance writer covering gaming and tech for Tom's Guide, Kill Screen, and Fast Company. His work has also been published by MTV Geek, GameSpot, Gamasutra, Laptop Mag, Co.Create, and Co.Labs. Focusing on the creativity and business of gaming, he is always up for a good interview or an intriguing feature.

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