Tales of the Rampant Coyote

Adventures in Indie Gaming!

Virtual Unreality

Posted by Rampant Coyote on November 16, 2017

It’s 1:15 in the morning. We’ve been at this for over 16 hours straight. Less than five hours before all this equipment has to get packed up to get loaded on the 9 AM truck bound for the conference center for the trade show. Each of us is praying that this time we won’t find […]


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Quick Take: VR Dungeon Knight

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 11, 2017

I saw a game pop up on my list called “VR Dungeon Knight.” I was tempted to ignore it, because it was still early access. But the more I read, the more I realized that it could have been subtitled, “A Game Made for Jay Barnson.” A VR dungeon crawl with procedurally-generated levels? With cooperative […]


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Reminder: League of Utah Writers Fall Conference and VR Presentation

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 5, 2017

At the League of Utah Writers Fall Conference tomorrow, I’ll be co-presenting an “ask the expert” class on Virtual Reality. This class will be in rooms 023/025 at 1:00 in the afternoon. There is still time to register, and it’s FREE on Friday. So… yay! The full conference (including Saturday and the awards banquet Saturday night) […]


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Vive Fires the Next Shot in the VR Price Wars

Posted by Rampant Coyote on August 22, 2017

With competition heating up in the VR space, and the price drop on the Oculus, HTC is finally responding with a price drop of their own. The Vive is now “only” $599 Granted, $600 is a lot to drop on what is still more of a toy for most people. Plus the cost of the […]


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Virtual Reality: Experiences and Nostalgia

Posted by Rampant Coyote on August 16, 2017

Nostalgia is a powerful force. It’s been the inspiration for songs, stories, movies, video games, you name it. I was somewhat amused the other day by a couple of songs from my teenaged years that were nostalgia-driven, talking about eras as far in the past then as the songs themselves are to me. Or movies […]


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Virtual Reality: Nope, I’m Still Not Jaded

Posted by Rampant Coyote on June 9, 2017

I’ve picked up a few VR games via bundles lately, which means that now half the games in my VR library I haven’t played yet.  If it’s anything like the rest of my Steam library, I expect that trend to continue. That means there’s always something new for me to play. It might not be […]


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Quick Take: Star Trek Bridge Crew

Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 31, 2017

Many years ago, my wife won a free pass to a cool starship group experience. This was back before things like escape rooms were a thing, but it was a similar (but more expensive) idea. A big ol’ trailer was set up as the bridge of a starship, everyone was given a tunic and instructions […]


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“Who Ya Gonna Call?” My evening as a Ghostbuster at The Void.

Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 8, 2017

Friday night, my wife and I went to The Void here in Utah to try out the VR Ghostbusters experience. The Void has locations currently open in New York and Dubai, but they’ve finally opened it up at a temporary facility here in Utah while their new center is under construction. I’ve posted about it […]


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Virtual Reality + IL-2 = Bliss. May be nausea-inducing.

Posted by Rampant Coyote on April 13, 2017

Two days ago, the newest games in the IL-2 Sturmovik series received a major update to include Virtual Reality support.  On top of that, they went on sale. I’ll just post a link now and get that out of the way. Because the sale is almost over: IL-2 Sturmovik Series (New) Adding VR to an […]


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MMOne: vomit-worthy VR Motion?

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 8, 2017

I will never be able to afford it. (“Recoup my initial investment in six months?”) But I want one. It would be good for my diet… I would never hold down a complete meal again. Worth it.  


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What I’ve Spent Crazy Hours Working On

Posted by Rampant Coyote on December 1, 2016

Okay – so… this is what I’ve been working insane hours on. Well, okay, in part. There’s actually a lot more to it than this. This press release is a tangible result of it, though… a brand new product offering from my company… a VR Crane Simulator. Mostly, the work has been all the underlying […]


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Playstation VR enjoys an enthusiastic launch

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 14, 2016

Playstation VR is reportedly selling out  in some stores only hours into its launch. For $399+, I’d suggest that means more than just idle curiosity. Of course, a lot of it could be deliberate attempts to generate hype for the platform, but even that requires a seed of truth. So again, this suggests there’s demand out […]


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Multiplayer Mythica VR RPG?

Posted by Rampant Coyote on August 24, 2016

I’m a fan of the Mythica films. I’m a fan of VR. I’m a fan of role-playing games, especially something like Neverwinter Nights where a game-master can build and exert control over the game as it progresses. The folks at Arrowstorm feel the same. So they’ve launched this project: Mythica VR: Virtual Reality Questing with […]


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Raph Koster: AR (Augmented Reality) is an MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online game)

Posted by Rampant Coyote on July 12, 2016

There’s a lot here that I’m still getting my head around: AR is an MMO I’m not sure I’d go so far as to say AR is an MMO. Not fundamentally. But in the context of Pokemon GO…. they really did create an MMO, and set it in the real world. Even non-players are at […]


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Ghostbusters and billions in Venture Capital: Maybe VR is more than a fad.

Posted by Rampant Coyote on June 29, 2016

I wonder how many people will be a Ghostbuster in New York as their first Virtual Reality experience? It’s probably not a bad way to start. Rumor has it this little experience will continue for a while, both at Madame Tussaud’s and at other The Void entertainment sites (when they open). So… even if the […]


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Virtual Reality: The Giggle Chamber

Posted by Rampant Coyote on June 27, 2016

Consumer-level Virtual Reality (VR) is brand new, and still pretty expensive, which means its still at the “early adopter” stage… bleeding edge, unpolished, and expensive. But it also means that most people haven’t tried it yet, and so said early-adopters get the pleasure of introducing people to it. And yeah, it’s a pleasure. The first minute […]


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