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August 18th, 2015, 7:22 am

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Reply NtKGar, August 18th, 2015, 7:59 am

Today's Whitespace Neko is a pronounciation guide.


We've also started running a Neko the Kitty tumblr! The tumblr username nekothekitty was already taken though, so we're at omgnekothekitty.tumblr.com.

The tumblr was originally going to be just the regular comic with the panels arranged vertically so as to be easy to read on phones. We're still going to do that elsewhere, but with the title change prompted me to turn omgnekothekitty into a side project.

It's just Neko smoking cigarettes and making little diatribes to the camera. At the moment it's updating automatically 4 times a day with the most recent Whitespace Neko strips from the archive right here (only with the panels arranged vertically and the ones with out-of-date references excised). The format's already established and the existing strips are going to run out tomorrow, so after that we're going to go for a new Whitespace Neko comic every day!

Neko's fun and easy to draw, so it's good tumblr and means you won't have to wait so long for your kitty giggles.

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I'm looking forward to the VR headsets coming out later this year, and naturally Tony's an early adopter. I'm actually friends with a doctor of computer science, and he's researching potential uses of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality devices, so I've had a chance to play with an Oculus Rift a couple of times because you can get some wonderful toys by saying they're for research. It's a very cool bit of kit. I'm not into technical specifications, but the sense of presence in the virtual world you get from it is incredible. It's like being transported somewhere else, and part of the research is into the effects of telepresence on the human psyche.

From my own experience, one of the most obvious effects is a tendency to make you lose your balance. Something like Elite or MechWarrior where your character is operating controls from a seated position seems the most obvious game design direction to go in at the moment. That and making treadmills more engaging.

I don't actually have Elite: Dangerous, and will probably have to upgrade my PC if I want to play it in VR, but I think I've already unveiled my future plans past that point.

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Reply Lilithmae (Guest), August 18th, 2015, 12:08 pm

I really wanna hate you for this, but you just make it so hard... Damn you. XD

Reply GDA, August 19th, 2015, 12:14 pm

If you have to ask, the answer is "too radioactive."

Then again, the answer might be "stop getting into my stash!"

Reply RoboKitty, August 22nd, 2015, 3:19 am

Merch. So, are you not selling the "I did nothing this week" t-shirts anymore? I lost mine a while back and I was going to replace it and all the shirts are different.

Reply auntmousie, August 26th, 2015, 10:19 pm

Wait, someone else plays Elite? I seriously thought I was the only person on earth who knew about that game.

Reply DrakeFeatherwing (Guest), October 20th, 2015, 8:30 pm

ring ring ring Love the banana phone reference... XD (And yes. I'm too lazy to log in to SJ.

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