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Built to Play 68: Map to the Future

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Built to Play 68: Map to the Future

Built to Play rides the Metro map, and finds a map for virtual reality

This episode contains the following segments:

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THANKS TO THE FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE FOR "Myths of the Near Future" by Electric Mirrors, "Rewound" by Chris Zabriskie, "A Cold Subway" by Old Bear, "Are you a Dreamer?" by Ben Elroy, "Film" by Happiness in Aeroplanes and "PRETEND AND WALK OUTSIDE" BY KRACKATOA

WE ALSO USED CLIPS from Freesound from users like rock-savage and motion-s.

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Built to Play 44: Harmonic Stuff

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Built to Play 44: Harmonic Stuff

ON BUILT TO PLAY, WE PUT ON A HEADSET, STRAP ON A PAIR OF HEADPHONES, AND TALK ABOUT VIRTUAL REALITY IN ALL ITS FORMS.

Some people just can't stop thinking about virtual reality. Last week Oculus chief technology officer John Carmack (and the creator of DOOM) got on stage at the VR conference, Oculus Connect, and improvised a speech about the technology for more than an hour. Oculus Connect is also where the Facebook-owned tech firm revealed their newest, and presumably last, Oculus Rift prototype, Crescent Bay. With 3D audio and better motion tracking, it looks like this prototype is the closest we've come to confusing reality with the virtual.

But Arman and Daniel are not these people. They don't have time to keep up with these people and their "headsets." They're far too busy playing the new Smash Bros. So they called up a local VR game developer,Stephan Tanguay, to explain the ins and outs of modern virtual reality.

Stephan has been a fan of VR since at least mid-'80s. He watched the great outpouring of shoddy, ugly and straight-up misguided VR attempts get laughed out of the room. So when the Oculus Rift came out in 2012 as a developer's kit, Stephan was one of the first to use it. He's been waiting for a while to see a form of virtual reality that's easy to create games for, is affordable, and can fully immerse you in another world.

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