As we all know, Virtual Reality is quickly becoming the future, as this is where the larger game companies have been moving over their man power. There was a Valve employee that estimated that roughly a third of Valve is working on VR and VR-related projects. I feel that this technology is quickly becoming one of the most popular game consoles. Or at least it will be eventually. With the hefty price tag of $800, the HTC Vive is no dollar store item. But this hasn’t stopped people from getting their hands on the technology anyways. As of just recently, the University of Advancing Technology has acquired one and made it available to the students to use. Only one evening was enough for me to gather these thoughts and come up with an idea of how this is going to go. Now obviously I’m not a Valve employee, nor can I see the future, so take everything I say with a bit of skepticism, just in case.
As you all know by now, summer is upon us once again. Being from San Diego, the summer is the best time of the year. There are always things to do both inside and outside. Mostly outside however as the weather is so beautiful. Here in Arizona I have found things tend to go a little bit different. The heat out here can get to some pretty high temperatures, and I’ve even seen as high as 120. Now at first this shocked me, but in the year I have spent here, things have turned around. I like to compare Arizona heat with the heat that you feel when you open the oven to check if the food is done, but it feels like that all the time. The air is stuffy and sometimes the wind can feel like fire.
Recently I came across a new book series called the Legend of Drizzt. While this series is not exactly new, it was new to me. I stumbled across the first book in a Barnes and Noble back home in San Diego. It was written by R.A. Salvatore, which is a name I recognized, and it was in the same area as the Dungeons and Dragons books which I was already looking at. I figured I needed some new books to read and picked it up. This turned out to be an amazing decision. I never ended up reading it until almost a year or two later, but when I did I immediately ordered quite a few of the next books. Now for a spoiler-free synopsis.