Category Archives: Games

Dueling Dragons Roller Coaster

Dueling Dragons (US spelling) is a two track “duelling” (UK English) B&M suspended roller coaster at Islands of Adventure in Universal Studios Orlando. The ride is themed as two dragons… Chinese Fireball (Fire) and Hungarian Horntail (Ice). It was opened … Continue reading

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Drone

I was very pleased to be given a Hubsan FPV X4 Quadcopter (Model H107D) as a retirement gift from CISA members and other friends at the School of Informatics. This page is to gather resources to support my piloting of … Continue reading

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Pottermore – Harry Potter Online Experiences

Back in 2012, J.K.Rowling introduced Pottermore. See this blog post for some information from that time. A new version of the web site became available in 2017, including further experiences and games. It was possible to connect a new login … Continue reading

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Lord of the Rings Role Play

Lord of the Rings Online (http://lotro.com) is a MMORPG to allow for quests to be undertaken with the role of Man, Hobbit, Elf or Dwarf. It is free to play for the initial levels, and then is based on subscription. … Continue reading

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Ocean Rift VR Experience

Ocean Rift (http://ocean-rift.com) is a virtual reality experience for Oculus Rift and other VR headsets. The controls are as follows:

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Project Cars in VR

Project Cars (http://www.projectcarsgame.com/) has been available since May 2015 [Wikipedia] along with regular add-ons and downloadable content. Support for VR headsets has been included for a while. Project Cars “Game of the Year” edition was released on 6th May 2016 … Continue reading

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Made with Unity

Made with Unity is a site to share developer information, games and stories associated with using the Unity3D development tools. I have created a developer profile, and added some of my recent VR Experiences on the site… http://madewith.unity.com/profiles/austin-tate ISS VR … Continue reading

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FSX Supercar at Knight Inlet BC

The FSX version of Supercar (latest: version 5.0 1-Jan-2013) has been tested to work in FSX Steam Edition and in Virtual Reality using Flyinside FSX. Here she is in flight and landing in the Knight Inlet area in British Columbia… … Continue reading

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Flight Simulator in Virtual Reality with Flyinside FSX

Virtual Reality comes to Microsoft Flight Simulator today as Flyinside FSX (https://flyinside-fsx.com/) reached its first full version 1.0 release. It has been created by Daniel Church with Kickstarter backing and is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator boxed versions and … Continue reading

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Digital Education Visit to Informatics Virtual Wonderland

The Digital Education team in the School of Education and the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh have worked together over the last decade on a range of virtual worlds and immersive experience activities relevant to research, learning … Continue reading

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NoLimits Roller Coasters from the Community

I thought I would start exploring the Nolimits 2 roller coaster simulator and creator with using some coasters which I have actually ridden and which have been modelled with care by members of the community willing to share their creations … Continue reading

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Project Spark

Microsoft’s Project Spark is a game or world creator for Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Xbox One. An Xbox Live account is needed to download and use Project Spark. This can be obtained free and linked to any Microsoft Account. See … Continue reading

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Gran Turismo 6 – Ayron Senna Tribute

A tribute to the racing career of Ayrton Senna has been included in Gran Turismo 6 for the Sony PlayStation PS3. Ayrton Senna’s DAP Racing Kart, West Surrey Racing British F3 car and Lotus 97T Formula 1 car are available … Continue reading

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World of Warcraft – Aithun the Dwarf

Its been quite some time since I checked on how Aithun the Dwarf and his companion bear, Morro, were getting on in World of Warcraft… They were still staying at their Hearthstone Inn – the Lion’s Pride Inn in Goldshire … Continue reading

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Gran Turismo 6

The Gran Turismo series of car simulation and racing games on the Sony PlayStation reaches its 15th anniversary with the release of GT6. I have had each iteration of this game through PS1, PS2 and PS3. My usual approach is … Continue reading

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