Okay, I’m so excited about going to CES 2015 in Las Vegas, NV that I can barely stand it. But my wife says I should just calm down and bang out a blog post about my preliminary thoughts. So I will.
I’ve never been to CES, but I’ve followed the event every year since I’ve been aware it existed. I’m a long time gamer, getting my first gaming system back in the 80s, the Atari 7800. The systems I’ve had since I started gaming in 1985, in no particular order are:
- Nintendo Entertainment System
- Super Nintendo
- Nintendo 64
- Turbografix 16
- Sega Master System
- Sega Genesis
- Commodore 64
- Playstation 1, 2, 3, and 4
- Nintindo Wii, and Wii U
- Xbox, Xbox 360
Ultimately I’m a PC gamer, but that’s an expensive habit, so I do mostly Playstation 4 and Wii U gaming now.
My big thing has been the Oculus Rift lately, but the games there are barely developed and feel more like experiences, albeit very immersive and exciting ones. I had the DK1 December 2013 and got the DK2 in November of 2014. I started developing in Unity, a 3d environment modeling software, and I want to make games for the Oculus Rift, as well as commercially available Architectural and Engineering models. But who am I kidding, just like Palmer Luckey, inventor of the Oculus Rift, I just want to play games.
So I’m going to CES 2015, the Consumer Electronics Showcase, to meet OculusVR and Virtuix and other players in the field I hope I haven’t heard of yet. Sure I’ll be handing out cards and hoping to get involved on a new project. But ultimately, I’m following my bliss and going to CES to play with more Virtual Reality toys and see what’s in store for 2015. Wish me luck and leave any tips for me in the comments! I’ll be updating as I can while in Vegas.