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TAY: Open Forum "Into The Wildlands of Florida Man" Edition

Welcome to the Open Forum, hosted by Kotaku’s reader-run blog,TAY. Feel free to join in the topic discussion, talk about anything here, or check out the other articles on TAY, AniTAY and TAYClassic Is this is your first time on TAY? Then scope out this TAYTorial!

Good morning TAY! Bet ya didn’t expect me today, eh? Me neither, but I was forced contracted to take care of the OF for two consecutive weeks it was either this or saying goodbye to my family, and to be honest I couldn’t turn down an opportunity like this.


Last week, I brought up countless events that happened since I was regularly posting on TAY. Today... it’ll be a bit different.

Today I want to show you guys what I’ve been working on for the last two months. Thanks to a close friend of mine, I somehow got entangled with a group of misfits who are interested in VR storytelling (the real reason how I got involved with them is a bit more confusing, but the short version is that I thought they were developing VR games).


The thing is... none of us are very adept in the world of VR. During the last month of summer and the first month of the second half of the Florida summer, we worked hard on getting familiar with the equipment and then testing it out in the field. You can read more about our journey in the link below~


It was arduous and tiring task. But we marched on and our patience yielded results: yesterday, we ventured into the Florida mangroves. We trampled on roots, avoided spiders and of course, Florida Man, to record what it feels like to be inside one of the state’s most important biomes.

This video is not your regular video, it’s a 360 video, meaning you can look around and get a better sense of the area surrounding you. Even better it’s compatible with Google cardboard, or any other VR headset, so feel free to try it out.


So today’s topic... is going to be a bit different.

But first... I need to interrupt this OF to give an special announcement. Today is a special day. It’s Taco Day! ohhh... and Zarnyx’s birthday too. So before we get into the bulk of this OF let’s celebrate Z’s day with the best taco ideas you can come up with (hint: she loves onions).


On to today’s topics:

  • What’s your take on VR? I know it’s still a novel idea, but let’s discuss content and what do you expect from the technology in the near and far future.
  • If you could create VR content (video games, videos, etc.), what would you do?
  • Let’s talk about tacos. When and where did you have the best taco you’ve tasted in your life?
  • And finally... If you have any feedback on the video above please let me know, we’re still working hard on getting the best out of what we have.
  • Oh and yeah... feel free to leave Z a message down below, it’s her birthday after all!

Today’s jam is smooth like a chocolate peanut butter malted milkshake:

I actually have another song to share:

As always, feel free to Talk Amongst Yourselves if that’s what you’re into. Don’t forget that the Discord Chatroom is always around too for continuing, real-time conversations. If you wanted to give an admin, author, and/or friend a shout to tell them you love them and appreciate their internet availability: You can find them on the DirecTAYry.

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