Dream Reality Interactive has one goal: make VR and AR games awesome. Technically that’s two goals, but when you’re in VR counting isn’t necessary. Recently they put out Arca’s Path, a neat little mash up of VR platforming and Marble Madness. However, they’ve also worked on games like Orbu and Hold the World. I got a chance to talk with their CEO Dave Ranyard about how the studio came to be, his time as CEO of Sony London Studios, and the development process behind each game.TechRaptor: Hello Dave! Dave Ranyard: Hi. TechRaptor: Dream Reality Interactive. You set it up after leaving Sony London Studios. Well… I guess, for starters, why? Dave: Why leave a nice cozy job with a big firm to do some crazy indie stuff in an unstable emerging market? TechRaptor: Yeah! Dave: [Laughter.] Well I guess… I mean I’ve been at Sony for 17 years. I started out as a programmer writing the menus for a football game, soccer game, called This … [Read more...] about Sam Speaks to Dream Reality Interactive About Altering Reality
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THERE’S a reason Felix Kjellberg is known as the king of YouTube. The Swedish video game commentator, web-based comedian and video producer is better known as PewDiePie and is no stranger to controversy. Who is PewDiePie? He has over 52 million fans making him the number one subscribed person on the channel for his Let's Play commentaries. He also has over 8 million Twitter followers, 10 million Instagram followers and a website where fans can buy official merchandise. His channel has received over 13 billion video views and he was named one of "The World’s 100 Most Influential People" by Time magazine. Felix was born in 1989 in Gothenburg, Sweden and graduated from university with a degree in Industrial Economics and Technology Management, but in 2013, he had the most subscribed YouTube channel. He currently lives in Brighton with his Italian fashion and beauty vlogger girlfriend Marzia Bisognin with their two pugs, Maya and Edgar. The couple, who have been … [Read more...] about Who is PewDiePie, what’s the YouTube star’s net worth and what’s the Nazi racism row?
Harry Potter fans never wanted Harry Potter to end. Even in the mid-2000s, when a book or movie release was always on the horizon, fans spent the downtime generating their own material. The time between the release of J.K. Rowling’s Deathly Hallows and the final films was a fan-generated Potter content renaissance: FanFiction.net and LiveJournal exploded with fic, college students composed three whole musicals centered around Harry Potter, and even a couple of puppets achieved viral fame. The creators behind these heralded pieces of Pottermania weren’t just big fans; they were also immensely talented. Potter was just a launch pad. Fan-created Potter content never went away, but today, the passion for those creations rarely reaches the fervor of the 2000s. Many fans who grew up in the Potter fandom became more critical of the books and the expanded universe that has grown to surround them. The validity of the theatrical sequel, The Cursed Child, has been questioned by fans, … [Read more...] about Where the stars of Harry Potter’s fan-generated golden age are today
On October 4, 2012, then 19-year-old Josh Pillault got into an argument on Runescape. Another player called Pillault insane and told him to commit suicide. The argument only escalated from there, and at some point in his response, Pillault said he would "level" local Alabama high school Oxford High. Pillault also alluded to the Columbine shooting, and said he could not "wait to blow brains out of skulls." Four days later, on October 8, 2012, the FBI arrested Pillault in his home in Alabama. According to his case file, he was charged with "knowingly and willfully communicating a threat by means of the internet, an instrument of interstate and foreign commerce, concerning an attempt to kill and injure individuals and unlawfully damage and destroy buildings by means of fire and explosives." (Note: Pillault's case file says he was arrested in October 2014. This is an error. The correct dates can be found in the FBI's records of the arrest.) In the trial that followed, in which … [Read more...] about Man jailed 6 years for threats made in Runescape finally released