This is a really cool tool (UE Viewer/uModel). I have used this several times to explore and export models and resources from various games. You just need to know what version of Unreal the game was developed with.
The Insight Project is a partnership with the game studio Ninja Theory and clinical neuroscientists. The video is a little bit pretentious, but is a solid idea.
Does VR have the ability to help diagnose and treat people deal with various mental health problems? I believe so. The ability to simulate the experiences of schitzophrenia (a disease that often sets in later in life) could help people recognize the symptoms and get treatment before their condition deteriorates. Many conditions such as phobias and anxiety are often treated with exposure therapy. A virtual reality environment might be the perfect place to set up environments in which people can be safely be exposed to their fears – with all variables controlled. People that need help with social anxiety could be treated with simulated situations to help them learn good interaction skills. I think this has some great potential to really improve lives.
DCS (Digital Combat Simulator) – one of the most difficult military aircraft simulators around. Just learning how to start the engines and take off is considered quite an accomplishment. Players are often known to have amazing setups like this:
An online group of friends call Grim Reapers do various amazing battles and competitions together using DCS. They’re quite a funny, and talented crew. Here’s a pretty good clip of them doing runs through a canyon full of AA:
If that doesn’t impress you, here’s an absolutely amazing competition to land their planes on an aircraft carrier. Carrier landing in game is known to be unbelievably difficult in the best of conditions, but these guys ramp the difficulty up to 11 and beyond…
Give their videos a watch. They’re pretty awesome.
Carbidschieten – A Netherlands New Year’s tradition
Basically, a small chunk of calcium carbide and a little bit of water is placed in a metal milk churn. The carbide decomposes into acetylene and a flame is held up to a small hole in the milk churn. The resulting explosion sends the lid of the milk churn across a field and much fun is had by all. Just be sure to wear proper ear protection. 🙂
This guy mounted a 1000 watt LED light bar under his drone and creating some pretty amazing shots. Check it out. Opens some interesting photography ideas up for me. The ability to turn a spot location from night into day has some interesting implications…
I have been a huge fan of the game The Long Dark. I bought a copy during early release (something I almost never do). It was only $5.99 or something at the time and I loved the game already for what it was.
The quantity of hospitalizations in the United States involving pizza rocketed up by more than 50% in 2018, in contrast to the prior year.
Whether it was induced by falling upstairs though carrying a supply or an individual slashing a finger with a pizza cutter, there have been no less than 3,800 visits to the ER two years in the past linked to the tasty Italian foodstuff. That determine compares to 2,300 accidents in 2017.