League of Legends NA Summer Finals 2016- Insanity. Beautiful, Competitive Insanity.

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I know what you’re thinking. “eSports is just a fad.  It’ll be gone in a few years.” “Videogaming isn’t a sport.” To this, I present to you… Toronto’s Air Canada Centre this past Sunday:   If you closed your eyes you could’ve mistaken the roaring crowd for an NBA play off game.  And that is what a sold out arena with ~20,000 …

The SteamVR Performance Test Tool is here, and you should download it

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Not long go, HTC and Steam finally let loose the HTC Vive COnsumer Edition’s preorder and delivery dates.  February 29, 2016 for preorders, and “full commercial availability in early April of this year.  And today, Steam released their SteamVR performance test.  At first, I thought that I was getting a fairly simple calibration package. Boy, was I wrong. The download weighed in …

Amazon hops into the VR/gaming fray.

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Well, this is interesting. First, Amazon bought the gaming studio Double Helix Games. Then, they bought Twitch TV. Afterwards, they bought Crytek’s CryEngine, saving Crytek from financial ruin. Today, Amazon announced the release of Lumberyard, their gaming engine, making it official- another behemoth has jumped into the gaming industry in a very big way.   Things that we know about Lumberyard: It’s …

Today, I looked at a mitochondria in a virtual classroom while on a hoverboard. And it was amazing.

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  We all remember this line in introductory biology: “The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell.” And for many students, the engagement ends there.   And for many others, the rest of the lesson on what makes a human cell amazing becomes lost on them as they fall asleep on their large, outdated textbook and cram for the mid-term …